Music legend Rod Stewart is back with another eagerly anticipated recording set for release October 23rd via Capitol Records.
Another Country continues a prolific new chapter in Stewart’s career, which began in 1962 with The Jeff Beck Group and a list of other bands until he signed a solo contract in 1964.
The most recent reinvention began with 2013’s, Time; his landmark last album, which reintroduced him as one of rock’s most gifted storytellers.
Another Country is the perfect follow up to Time, which featured 11 original tracks and marked Rod’s return to songwriting after nearly two decades.
“I’ve found that the only way to write songs is to be as personal and honest as possible,” Rod explains. “And when my last album was so well-received it gave me the confidence to keep on writing, and to examine and write about different things. It also gave me the freedom to experiment with different sounds – like reggae, ska and Celtic melodies.”
Stewart collaborated closely with co-producer Kevin Savigar, and embraced modern technology to record the album.
“It seems like I’ve spent years of my life in a recording studio so being able to record this album at home, where most of the songs were written, felt so much more intimate and inspiring.”
Fans who pre-order the 12-song standard, or 17-song deluxe album from digital retailers will instantly receive a download of Stewart’s first single ‘Love is’.
Pre-ordering the 17-song deluxe edition will also receive an instant download of ‘In A Broken Dream,’ the infamous 1968 Python Lee Jackson song featuring the vocals of a yet unknown Rod Stewart.
Check out the video for ‘Love Is’, which features Stewart and the band jamming on the rooftop of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood.
Pre-order Rod Stewart’s Another Country now before it hits stores in October.
Rod Stewart’s quotes courtesy of EMI
Photo by Penny Lancaster