Rod Stewart As Time Goes By...The Great American Songbook, Volume 2

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  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: J-Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Time After Time
  • Buy for $1.292.Im In The Mood For Love
  • Buy for $1.293.Dont Get Around Much Anymore
  • Buy for $1.294.Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (Duet with Cher)
  • Buy for $1.295.'Till There Was You
  • Buy for $1.296.Until The Real Thing Comes Along
  • Buy for $1.297.Where Or When
  • Buy for $1.298.Smile
  • Buy for $1.299.My Heart Stood Still
  • Buy for $1.2910.Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Buy for $1.2911.As Time Goes By (Duet with Queen Latifah)
  • Buy for $1.2912.I Only Have Eyes For You
  • Buy for $1.2913.Crazy She Calls Me
  • Buy for $1.2914.Our Love Is Here To Stay

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Personnel includes: Rod Stewart (vocals, whistling); Cher, Queen Latifah (vocals); David Spinozza (acoustic guitar); Dean Parks, Aaron Kaplan, Larry Koonse (guitar); Rob Mathes (nylon string guitar, keyboards); Elana Barere, Avril Brown (violin); Vincent Lionti, Adria Benjamin (viola); Richard Locker, Ann Kim (cello); Lawrence Feldman (clarinet); Dave Koz (alto saxophone); Doug Webb (saxophone); Arturo Sandoval (trumpet); Mike Thompson (piano, synthesizer); Henry Hey (piano); Phillippe Saise, Rob Mounsey (keyboards); Joe Locke (vibraphone); Tom Barney, Reggie McBride (bass); John Ferraro, Shawn Pelton (drums); .
Producers: Richard Perry, Clive Davis, Phil Ramone.
AS TIME GOES BY VOL. 2 was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
On his second album tackling the Great American Songbook of the album's subtitle, Rod Stewart sounds even more energized, and seems to insert more of himself into his delivery of gems by the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart, et al. Though two veteran pop-rock producers (Richard Perry and Phil Ramone) handle most of the tracks, they wisely make no attempt to "rock up" any of the arrangements, instead leaving Stewart to explore his balladeer side to its fullest.
One may wonder why the Perry-produced tracks feature layers of string synthesizer, when Ramone's cuts employ the real thing; presuming that there was no lack of budget here, it must have been some inscrutable aesthetic choice. While those more accustomed to a traditional approach may be put off by this aspect, or by a pair of duets with Cher and Queen Latifah, this album isn't for them anyway. It's for those who have followed Stewart through all the stylistic byways of his career and are ready to go with him around one more bend.
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  • Sales Rank: 21,443
  • UPC: 828765571029
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