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New Music Review: Rod Stewart’s – Time

Disclosure:  I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

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My Mom is a lifelong Rod Stewarts fan, so as an early mother’s day gift, I decided to share with her his latest CD –“Time” his first album of new material in almost 20 years. She was more than eager to sit down with me and listen to it. This album marks his return to his songwriting roots and features 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote and produced. The album was born from a burst of inspiration that came while Rod was reviewing his life for his recent memoir. Rod rediscovered his voice as a songwriter and rekindled his gift for writing the honest, nerve-touching narratives that have been the cornerstone to the first three decades of his career.

As we listen to the CD it was apparent to me why my mom loves him. The track started off great with “she makes me happy” a song that instantly puts a smile on both our faces.  It was a joy to hear my mom reminisce  about her first Rod Stewart’s experience, the excitement in her voice as she narrates the songs to me and the different shenanigans her and her friends use to get into.

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Listening to the album, you can’t help but feel the sorrow in his voice on songs like – “Its Over” written about his divorce.  I have to admit, i was slightly uncomfortable hearing my mom hmm to the tunes of “Sexual Religion – “How do you do that thing you do to me, over and over again, I am addicted to your sexual religion”. Really though? No!!

I also enjoyed “Make Love To Me Tonight”, because it has a country vibe to it.  Overall, I love all the songs  but my absolute favorite track on the Time CD will have to be track # 12 – “Pure Love”, a song written by a father to his kids. The lyrics speaks to my heart in so many ways, as a mom of two – there’s a sense of pride that comes from seeing my kids grow up and watching them become young ladies.

Below is a video preview of the Time CD  – let me know what you think – Tweet me with the official hashtag #TimeWithRod

Pick up a copy for yourself or a loved one today

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Along with the release of Time, Stewart is set to embark on the European leg of his Live the Life tour on June 1st, while American dates with Steve Winwood will kick off on October 17th

 

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Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

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  1. Mariann

    May 7, 2013 at 8:43 am

    What an awesome opportunity. You get to review great music, alongside your mom AND have her recollect past memories. There’s nothing greater! Rod Stewart is so amazing. Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since his last release!

  2. Sarah De Diego (Journeys of The Zoo)

    May 9, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I can’t say that I was a big Rod Stewart fan but I am since hearing the song snippets. My Mom and brother are HUGE fans and have seen in him concert many times. I guess I know what I’m getting her for Mother’s Day (the CD not the tickets, smile).

    Looking forward to connecting further.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    Finding Humour in Everyday Life

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