I have noticed there seems to be a lot of interest in album covers, especially from the 70s. In today’s post I am looking at Rod Stewart album covers. I think these covers will bring back a lot of memories for you and I would think a few of you own the albums mentioned. Rod Stewart’s first album release was An Old Raincoat Won’t Let You Down in 1969.


Rod Stewart Album Covers


Rod Stewart Album Covers

Rod’s 2nd album release  was Gasoline Alley in 1970. It didn’t do well in the charts as he was a relatively new artist on the scene. It made number 62 in the album charts in the UK but laid the foundations for what was to follow in the coming years.

Track Listings

  1. Gasoline Alley
  2. It’s All Over Now
  3. Only a Hobo
  4. My Way of Giving
  5. Country Comfort
  6. Cut Across Shorty
  7. Lady Day
  8. Jo’s Lament
  9. You’re My Girl (I Don’t Want to Discuss It)



Every Picture Tells A Story

The follow up to Gasoline Alley was Every Picture Tells A Story and became the first of Rod’s albums to the top the charts. He also had a number 1 single with Maggie May which was from the album.

Side 1

  1. Every Picture Tells a Story
  2. Seems Like a Long Time
  3. That’s All Right / Amazing Grace
  4. Tomorrow Is a Long Time

Side 2

  1. Henry
  2. Maggie May
  3. Mandolin Wind
  4. (I Know) I’m Losing You
  5. (Find a) Reason to Believe



Never A Dull Moment

Never A Dull Moment was another number 1 album in 1972. This contained my favourite Rod song, You Wear It Well which also went to number 1 in the singles chart.

Side 1

  1. True Blue
  2. Lost Paraguayos
  3. Mama, You Been on My Mind
  4. Italian Girls

Side 2

  1. Angel
  2. Interludings
  3. You Wear It Well
  4. I’d Rather Go Blind
  5. Twistin’ the Night Away


never a dull moment









Rod Stewart had another number 1 album with Smiler in 1974. This album featured Farewell and Bring It On Home To Me.

Track Listings

  1. Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller
  2. Lochinvar
  3. Farewell
  4. Sailor
  5. Bring It On Home to Me/You Send Me
  6. Let Me Be Your Car
  7. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man
  8. Dixie Toot
  9. Hard Road
  10. I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  11. Girl from the North Country
  12. Mine for Me




Atlantic Crossing

Number 1 again with the release of Atlantic Crossing in 1975. Sailing was the big hit from this album and another number 1 single for Rod. Also on this album was Rod’s version of This Old Heart Of Mine which reached number 4.

Fast Half (Side 1)

  1. Three Time Loser
  2. Alright for an Hour
  3. All in the Name of Rock ‘N’ Roll
  4. Drift Away
  5. Stone Cold Sober

Slow Half (Side 2)

  1. I Don’t Want to Talk About It
  2. It’s Not The Spotlight
  3. This Old Heart of Mine
  4. Still Love You
  5. Sailing


atlantic crossing


A Night On The Town

A Night On The Town released in 1976 was Rod’s last number 1 studio album of the 70’s. There were 2 hit singles from this album Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright) which got to number 5 and The Killing Of Georgie (Part I and II) that made it to number 2 in the singles chart. First Cut Is The Deepest was also on this album and was released as a double A side with  I Don’t Want To Talk About It in 1977 and got to number 1.

Side 1 – Slow Side

  1. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  2. The First Cut Is the Deepest
  3. Fool for You
  4. The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)

Side 2 – Fast Side

  1. The Balltrap
  2. Pretty Flamingo
  3. Big Bayou
  4. The Wild Side of Life
  5. Trade Winds


a night on the town


Foot Loose & Fancy Free


This album was released in 1977 and got to number 3 in the album charts. The hit singles from this album where You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) which peaked at number 3. This song was my wife and i’s first song at our wedding in 1993. He also had a double A side with 2 songs from the album in 1978.  Hotlegs and I was Only Joking got to number 5.

Side 1 (Fast Side)

  1. Hot Legs
  2. You’re Insane
  3. You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
  4. Born Loose

Side 2 (Slow Side)

  1. You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  2. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right
  3. You Got A Nerve
  4. I Was Only Joking


foot loose & fancy free


Blondes Have More Fun


The last studio album of the decade for Rod Stewart in 1978 which also got to number 3. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? taken from the album made it to the top spot in the charts. Ain’t Love A Bitch was a hit in 1979 and reached number 11.

Side 1

  1. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
  2. Dirty Weekend
  3. Ain’t Love a Bitch
  4. The Best Days of My Life
  5. Is That the Thanks I Get?

Side 2

  1. Attractive Female Wanted
  2. Blondes (Have More Fun)
  3. Last Summer
  4. Standin’ in the Shadows of Love
  5. Scarred and Scared


blondes have more fun








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