- Released: October 19, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: J-Records
- 1.Embraceable You
- 2.For Sentimental Reasons (Feat. Dave Koz)
- 3.Blue Moon (Feat. Eric Clapton)
- 4.What A Wonderful World (Feat. Stevie Wonder)
- 6.Manhattan (Duet with Bette Midler)
- 7.'S Wonderful (Feat. Dave Grusin)
- 8.Isn't It Romantic (Feat. Dave Koz)
- 9.I Can't Get Started
- 10.But Not For Me
- 11.Kiss To Build A Dream On (Feat. Arturo Sandoval)
- 12.Baby, It's Cold Outside (Duet with Dolly Parton)
- 13.Night And Day
- 14.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Personnel: Rod Stewart; Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica); Dolly Parton, Bette Midler (vocals); Vin "Vinny" D'Onofrio (guitar); Sylvia Davanzo, Gil Romero, Katia Popov, Christopher Cardona, Ana Landauer, Barbara Porter, Ken Yerke, Cenobia Cummings, Edith Markman, Franklyn D'Antonio, Antoine Silverman, Martin Agee, Roberto Cani, Bruce Dukov, Julie Gigante, Maxim Moston, Robert Peterson, Paul Woodiel, Michael Markman, Belinda Whitney, Jonathan Dinklage, Endre Granat, Haim Shtrum (violin); Jorge Moraga, Dan Neufeld, Brian Denbow, Debra Shufelt, David Creswell, Danielle Farina, Janet Lakatos, Simon Oswell, Nancy Roth, Jessica Troy, Dave Walther (viola); Timothy Landauer, Danny Miller , Stephen Erdody, David Low , Anja Wood, Steve Richards , Sarah Carter (cello); Warren Luening, Bob Sheppard (clarinet, saxophone, trumpet); Plas Johnson , Tom Evans (saxophone); Lee Thornburg, Warren Vach? (trumpet); Mike Thompson (piano, string synthesizer); Joe Sample, Alan Pasqua (piano); Jon Allen, Joe "Public" Allen (keyboards); Andy Chuckerman (string synthesizer); Bob Cranshaw (bass guitar); John Ferraro (drums); Dorian Holley, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter (background vocals); Bob Mann (guitar, keyboards, synthesizer); Eric Clapton (guitar); Dave Koz (saxophone); Arturo Sandoval (trumpet); Kenny Ascher (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Dave Grusin (piano); Allan Schwartzberg (drums).
Audio Mixer: Andy Zulla.
Recording information: Deep Diner Studio, New York, NY; FoxForceFive, Hollywood, CA; Gravity STudios, Chicago, IL; Ocean Way, Los Angeles, CA; Olympic Studios, London, England; Rak Studios, London, England; Reagan's Garage, Los Angeles, CA; Reagen's Garage. Los Angeles, CA; Record One, Los Angeles, CA; Schnee Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Seventeen Grand, Nashville, TN.
Ensembles: Warren Luening; Bob Sheppard.
Photographers: Andrew McPherson ; Penny Lancaster.
Arranger: Bob Mann.
Neither Rod Stewart nor producer Clive Davis have ever been accused of letting any moss grow around them, so when Stewart's first collection of tunes from the Great American Songbook turned out to be a smash, they followed it up with a sequel, and, eventually, with a third volume. As with the preceding albums, STARDUST finds Stewart tackling the cream of the crop of classic pop standards, songs that will be instantly familiar to followers of Bennett, Sinatra, et al. but which may conceivably be new to some of Rod's more rock-oriented fans. In that sense, the record can be seen as a public service, introducing those woefully benighted souls to such masterworks as the Gershwins' lovelorn ballad "But Not for Me," and the transcendently stellar, Hoagy Carmichael-penned title tune. As if the material wasn't firepower enough, the album's profile is further raised by some heavyweight guest stars; Dolly Parton is Stewart's sassy foil on "Baby, It's Cold Outside," Stevie Wonder contributes his trademark chromatic harmonica magic to "What a Wonderful World," and Eric Clapton adds to the poignancy of "Blue Moon" with some lyrical guitar work.