Rod Stewart Gets Ready To Croon The Great American Songbook

Written by September 2nd, 2010 at 12:35 pm

“A couple of years ago,” says Rod Stewart, “I had the good fortune to befriend an American GI who had served in World War II and had been actively involved in the D-Day landings. He said in a broad, Brooklyn accent, and here I quote, ‘Rawwwd, when are you gonna be doin’ some of them old songs again ’cause you make them sound brand new.’ That was all the inspiration I needed. Thank you sir and God bless you. Here’s Number 5.”

With that motivation, Stewart will be releasing the fifth installment of his Great American Songbook series October 19 on J Records. Entitled Fly Me to the Moon, the album will join the acclaimed, chart-topping collection. Volume III, Stardust, won Stewart his first-ever Grammy.

On Volume V, he returns with reinterpretations of pop standards from the golden era, touching on compositions from Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, and more. Songs include “I Got You Under My Skin,” “That Old Black Magic” and “Moon River.” The music veteran promises a fresh, danceable sound. Producer Clive Davis proclaims, “Dinner parties all over the world will never be the same.”

Fly Me to the Moon track listing:

1. That Old Black Magic
2. Beyond The Sea
3. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
4. What A Difference A Day Makes
5. I Get A Kick Out of You
6. I’ve Got the World On A String
7. My Foolish Heart
8. Love Me Or Leave Me
9. September In The Rain
10. Fly Me To The Moon
11. On the Sunny Side of the Street
12. Moon River

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