STILL THE SAME… Great Rock Classics of Our Time

Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of Our Time

Released 10 October 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Rock
Label J
Producer John Shanks, Clive Davis

Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of Our Time is an album by Rod Stewart, released on 10 October 2006. After four years singing pop standards from the Great American Songbook with great success, this album continues the notion of singing old material, but now in his classic musical genre – rock.

The album is produced by Clive Davis and John Shanks (the former also produced the American Songbook albums) and includes rock milestones from the last four decades, including “It’s a Heartache”, “Day After Day” and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”, which was picked as the first single from the album.

The album debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 184,000 copies sold, making it his fifth Top 5 and second #1 debut in three years. Stewart said he was “extremely happy” with the accomplishment. The album also reached #1 on the New Zealand RIANZ Album Charts and was certified 2x Platinum for sales of 30,000 copies before falling off the chart.

Track listing

“Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” (John Fogerty) – 3:12
“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” (Elvin Bishop) – 3:48
“I’ll Stand by You” (Chrissie Hynde, Thomas Kelly, William Steinberg) – 4:29
“Still the Same” (Bob Seger) – 3:38
“It’s a Heartache” (Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe) – 3:32
“Day After Day” (Peter Ham) – 3:07
“Missing You” (Mark Leonard, Charles Sandford, John Waite) – 4:18
“Father and Son” (Cat Stevens) – 3:36
“The Best of My Love” (Don Henley, Glenn Frey, J. D. Souther) – 3:44
“If Not for You” (Bob Dylan) – 3:36
“Love Hurts” (Boudleaux Bryant) – 3:47
“Everything I Own” (David Gates) – 3:06
“Crazy Love” (Van Morrison) – 2:42
“Lay Down Sally” (UK Bonus Track) (Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry) – 4:00



Kenny Aronoff – drums
Charlie Bisharat – concert master
Ruth Bruegger – violin
Denyse Buffum – viola
Paul Bushnell – bass
Lenny Castro – percussion
Susan Chatman – violin
Liliana Filipovic – violin
Mike Finnigan – Hammond organ
Laurence Greenfield – violin
James Grundler – backing vocals
Suzie Katayama – celli
Peter Kent – violin
Cheryl Kohfeld – viola
Greg Leisz – mandolin, pedal steel
Jamie Muhoberac – piano, keyboards, Hammond organ
Dean Parks – acoustic and electric guitar
Cameron Patrick – violin
Tim Pierce – acoustic and electric guitar
Kazi Pitelka – viola
Vladamir Polimitidl – violin
Jeff Rothschild – drums
John Shanks – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
Leland Sklar – bass
Daniel Smith – celli
Audrey Solomon – violin
David Stenske – violin
David R. Stone – bass
Patrick Warren – keyboards
Julia Waters – backing vocals
Maxine Waters – backing vocals
John Wittenberg – violin
Yang-Qin Zhao – celli
Shari Zippert – violin


David Campbell – string arrangements
Charlotte Cave – groomer
Clive Davis – production
Lotus Donovan – project manager
Simon Emmett – photography
Stephen Ferrera – A&R
Lars Fox – digital editing
Serban Ghenea – mixing
Keith Gretlein – assistant engineering
John Hanes – digital editing
Anthony Harvey – photography
Ted Jensen – mastering
Derek Karlquist – assistant engineering
Kevin Mahoney – mixing assistant
Jane Morledge – art direction
Jackie Oberhauser – executive assistant
Tim Roberts – mixing assistant
Jeff Rothschild – engineering
John Shanks – production, photography
Shari Sutcliffe – production coordination, contractor
Tom Syrowski – assistant engineering
Mark Valentine – engineering

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