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Fri, 12 Nov 2004

Stardust... The Great American Songbook, Vol III / Rod Stewart
Stardust... The Great American Songbook, Vol III I guess it's nice that Rod Stewart can find work now that he's passé as a rocker. But I'm kind of bemused by his success with these albums of old standards. Why would somebody want to listen to Stewart's hoarse croak, when they could enjoy Harry Connick, Jr. or Michael Feinstein. Or go back to people who made these songs famous in the first place; why Stewart's version of What a Wonderful World when you can have Louis Armstrong?

Or am I just being old and cranky? Is it a good thing to have Stewart introduce these songs to a new generation who may eventually discover other, more tuneful performers? And speaking of old and cranky, does anybody else think the cover of this album make Stewart look like an extremely nimble half man/half woman? Don't those legs look like they're emerging from his torso?

Just me, huh?

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