A new vinyl box collects four classic Rod Stewart albums - plus 10 rare and unreleased tracks on a newly-collected LP.
Rod Stewart: 1975-1978 features new pressings of Atlantic Crossing (1975), A Night on the Town (1976), Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977) and Blondes Have More Fun (1978) - all of which reached the Top 10 in America and England. Additionally, it features the new record Encores 1975-1978, featuring five new-to-vinyl outtakes and five completely unreleased recordings. Highlights include covers of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody" and Elvis Presley's "Return to Sender" with Booker T. & The MG's plus unique takes on The Beatles' "Get Back" and The Miracles' "You Really Got a Hold on Me." The set will be available June 4.
"It's extraordinary for me to look back on this era of my career," Rod said of the box in a statement. "I think fans will enjoy experiencing these songs on vinyl. I know I did."
Already beloved for his distinctive voice as a soloist and alongside bands like Faces and The Jeff Beck Group, Stewart made two big moves in 1975, signing a deal with Warner Bros. Records and leaving his native England for America. Over the next four years, Rod was a dominant force in '70s rock and blue-eyed soul, releasing smash hit after smash hit including "I Don't Want to Talk About It," "The First Cut is the Deepest," "You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)," "Hot Legs" and the U.S. chart-toppers "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" and "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Rod most recently helped fans celebrate Valentine's Day with a playlist of romantic hits and rarities called Cupid.