ROD STEWART - If We Fall In Love Tonight (1996)
"If We Fall In Love Tonight" is a vagabond collection of Rod Stewart love songs. It mixes some of his biggest hits with several new recordings, a couple of remixes, and soundtrack and compilation cuts that appear here on a proper Rod Stewart album for the first time. The new ones include the title song, a hip-hop tinged ballad written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and the heartfelt "For The First Time," helmed by movie-music maker James Newton Howard. While he was recording with Jam and Lewis, Stewart also cut a beautiful cover of Leo Sayer's 1977 pop hit "When I Need You"; with Howard, he re-made Dan Hill's 1977 hit "Sometimes When We Touch." By some cosmic coincidence, Barry Manilow covered the same two songs for his SUMMER OF '78 collection, released one week after "If We Fall In Love Tonight" . We'll leave that one to the cosmos to ponder. The remainder of the album features some stellar covers from Stewart's past, including sensitive renderings of Carole King's "So Far Away" and Cat Stevens' "First Cut Is The Deepest," along with such classic Stewart originals as "You're In My Heart" and "Tonight's The Night." The album closes with the super-romantic "All For Love," which Stewart recorded with fellow crooners Bryan Adams and Sting for the THREE MUSKETEERS soundtrack. These are gentle songs that celebrate love and beauty. Worries are brushed away as Stewart's emotive, wispy vocals unfold over gorgeous arrangements. - cduniverse.com
TRACKS: 01. If We Fall In Love Tonight 02. For The First Time 03. When I Need You 04. So Far Away 05. Have I Told You Lately (Studio Version Remix) 06. My Heart Can't Tell Me No 07. You're In My Heart 08. The First Cut Is The Deepest 09. I Don't Want To Talk About It 10. Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) 11. Sometimes When We Touch 12. Downtown Train 13. Broken Arrow 14. Forever Young (1996) 15. All For Love (Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart And Sting)
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