Kenny Rogers – I Prefer The Moonlight
Ah, Kenny in the 80s. A little bit country, and a little bit Jimmy Buffett, but mostly easy listening lite FM pop. But it’s alright, that voice cures all. This was a very enjoyable record anyway. There’s a lovely duet balled with Ronnie Milsap (and written by Kim Carnes) that’s a highlight. Fun!
Rod Stewart – Out Of Order
Pretty sure I hadn’t heard this in a long while (I have the LP of this somewhere here, too), and it’s still quite good now, in 2015. There’s not really a bad song here, and I’m not just being easy on it. It had four hits, Lost In You, Forever Young, My Heart Can’t Tell You Know and Crazy About Her. The other single was Dynamite. I’ll admit trepidation about him covering Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (which he turns, oddly, into an 80s funkfest) and Try A Little Tenderness, but they were both decent enough versions. Cool record.
Rod Stewart – Downtown Train: Selections From The Storyteller Anthology
Twelve totally classic tracks here, heaps of Rod fun listening through this. Well, except for his take on People Get Ready… I only want the original of that one, thanks. But the rest is cool. Even an updated This Old Heart Of Mine (w. Donald Isley) and his ‘take’ on Downtown Train. Wondered at covers being on a 12 track comp of his own boxed set, but then realized it hardly mattered. Left wanting more, but that’s what the boxed set is for, right? Right.