NEW YORK, NY (July 19, 2018) – Rod Stewart will release his 30th studio album – “Blood Red Roses” – September 28th on Republic Records. The album highlights Stewart’s acclaimed songwriting roots – blending the poignant observation, self-reflective introspection and playful swagger which established him as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. “Blood Red Roses,” offered as a 13-track standard and a 16-track deluxe from digital retailers is available for pre-order now and includes an instant download of the album’s lead single "Didn’t I.”
Preorder “Blood Red Roses” HERE now.
“Blood Red Roses,” a deeply personal 13-track collection of originals and three covers, is quite simply peak Rod Stewart. The album’s first single, “Didn’t I” is about the damage drugs can do from a parents’ point of view. This new album, his first in three years, follows international bestsellers “Another Country” (2015) and “Time” (2013) and will be released nearly 50 years to the date of when he signed his very first solo recording contract.
‘I always think I make albums for a few friends and this record has that intimacy,’ Rod Stewart said. ‘Sincerity and honesty go a long way in life and the same is true in song-writing.’
Co-produced by Rod’s long-term collaborator Kevin Savigar, “Blood Red Roses” moves easily from acoustic driven folk through Motown-tinged pop/R&B to unadulterated rock’n’roll and heart-melting ballads.
Beginning today, fans who pre-order the 13-song standard or 16-song deluxe album from digital retailers will instantly receive a download of "Didn’t I.”
With his signature voice, style and songwriting, Rod Stewart has transcended all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, and even the American standards; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his career. He’s earned countless of the industry’s highest awards, among them, two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, New York Times bestselling author, Grammy™ Living Legend, and in 2016 he officially became “Sir Rod Stewart” after being knighted by Britain's Prince William at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity. During his 50-plus year career, he’s amassed sales of more than 200 million albums and singles; and won himself legions of lifelong fans worldwide.
Blood Red Roses Full Track-listing:
1. Look In Her Eyes
2. Hole In My Heart
4. Didn’t I
5. Blood Red Roses
7. Give Me Love
8. Rest Of My Life
9. Rollin' & Tumblin'
11. Honey Gold
12. Vegas Shuffle
13. Cold Old London
Deluxe Bonus Tracks:
1. Who Designed The Snowflake
2. It Was A Very Good Year
3. I Don't Want To Get Married
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