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Format: CD
Sku: 64011193
UPC: 828766928624
UPC 14: 00828766928624
Release Date: 10/18/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I've Got a Crush on You ~ Rod Stewart
2. I Wish You Love ~ Rod Stewart
3. You Send Me ~ Rod Stewart
4. Long Ago and Far Away ~ Rod Stewart
5. Makin' Whoopee ~ Rod Stewart
6. My One and Only Love ~ Rod Stewart
7. Taking A Chance On Love ~ Rod Stewart
8. My Funny Valentine ~ Rod Stewart
9. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm ~ Rod Stewart
10. Nevertheless ~ Rod Stewart
11. Blue Skies ~ Rod Stewart
12. Let's Fall in Love ~ Rod Stewart
13. Thanks For The Memory ~ Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart's Grammy winning, chart topping Great American Songbook series continues with Thanks For The Memory...The Great American Songbook IV. Produced by Steve Tyrell and Clive Davis, Thanks For The Memory is highlighted by vocal duets featuring Rod with Sir Elton John (on Ray Charles' signature remake of "Makin' Whoopee") with Chaka Khan (on Sam Cooke's "You Send Me"), and with Diana Ross (on the Gershwin's "I've Got A Crush On You," from 1940's Strike Up The Band, echoing the original duet by Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland). The new album is the follow-up to 2004's No. 1 Stardust - The Great American Songbook Volume III, also produced by Tyrell and Davis, which won Rod's first Grammy this year for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Performing on the album Thanks For The Memory are a number of guest star appearances of major virtuoso instrumentalists who span several generations: guitarist George Benson on Harold Arlen's "Let's Fall In Love," trumpeter Chris Botti on "I Wish You Love," trumpeter Roy Hargrove on '"My One And Only Love," and Dave Koz on "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)."

Other solo performances by Rod slated for Thanks For The Memory include a pair of Irving Berlin standards, "Blue Skies" and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," Jerome Kern's "Long Ago & Far Away," Vernon Duke's "Taking A Chance On Love," Rodgers & Hart's "My Funny Valentine," and the title song, Bob Hope's eternal theme, "Thanks For The Memory."

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Rod Stewart; Gayle Levant (harp); Lorenz Gamma, Lisa Dondlinger, Irina Voloshina, Anatoly Rosinsky, Gil Romero, Ana Landauer, Phillip Levy , Lily Ho Chen, Melissa Phelps Beckstead, Kevin Connolly , Sid Page, Roberto Cani, Julie Gigante, Armen Garabedian, Darius Campo, Berj Garabedian, Endre Granat, Haim Shtrum (violin); Kenneth Burward-Hoy, Dan Neufeld, Victoria Miskolczy, Robert Becker, Keith Greene, Simon Oswell, Dave Walther , Andrew Duckles (viola); Paula Hochhalter, Trevor Handy, Vahe Hayrikyan, Timothy Landauer, Tina Soule, Dan Tobin Smith, Larry Corbett, Stephen Erdody , David Low , Steve Richards (cello); Gene Cipriano, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Bob Sheppard (clarinet, saxophone); Philippe Saisse, Lee Musiker, Quinn Johnson (keyboards); David Finck, Ed Howard (bass instrument); Bob Mann (guitar, keyboards); Dan Higgins (clarinet, saxophone); Dave Koz (saxophone); Warren Luening (trumpet); Kenny Ascher (piano, keyboards); Allan Schwartzberg (drums); Chris Botti, Elton John, George Benson , Roy Hargrove, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan.
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Andy Zulla.
Muze PNote Recording information: Capitol; Deep Diner Studios, New York, NY; Larrabee Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Schee Studios.
Muze PNote Author: Rod Stewart.
Muze PNote Photographer: John Swannell.
Muze PNote Arranger: Bob Mann.
Muze PNote Apparently, Rod Stewart's desire to cover American jazz/pop classics is as great as the titular SONGBOOK itself, since this is the gravelly voiced British singer's fourth foray into standards territory. THANKS FOR THE MEMORY features more guest artists than the two previous discs in the series, with Stewart's collaborators ranging from R&B legend Diana Ross (on the playfully romantic "I've Got a Crush on You") to smooth-jazz trumpeter Chris Botti (who lends his pleasant horn lines to "I Wish You Love"). Stewart is also joined by fellow 1970s-rock icon Elton John for a breezy take on "Makin' Whoopee." Of course, Rod the Mod is fully capable of carrying a tune by himself, as best revealed on string-laden renditions of "Blue Skies" and "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Given Stewart's consistently laid-back, straightforward interpretations, fans of earlier installments in the SONGBOOK series will find this set just as entertaining as it predecessors.

Producer: Steve Tyrell; Clive Davis; Bob Mann; Steve Tyrell; Clive Davis; Bob Mann

Engineer: Al Schmidt; Bill Schnee; Jon Allen; Carter William Humphrey; Darius Fong; Darwin Best; Dan Garcia; Ryan Petrie; Doug Epstein; Matt Still; Bobby Ginsburg; Andy Zulla; Al Schmidt; Bill Schnee

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Cher
Muze Guest Artist Queen Latifah
Muze Guest Artist Dave Koz
Muze Guest Artist Eric Clapton
Muze Guest Artist Stevie Wonder
Muze Guest Artist Bette Midler
Muze Guest Artist Dave Grusin
Muze Guest Artist Arturo Sandoval
Muze Guest Artist Dolly Parton
Muze Guest Artist Diana Ross
Muze Guest Artist Chris Botti
Muze Guest Artist Chaka Khan
Muze Guest Artist Elton John
Muze Guest Artist George Benson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Best Of The '70s-Millennium Collection
Muze Music Compilations 1970's Americas Top 10
Muze Music Compilations Gold:Classic Rock
Muze Music Compilations Gold(2cd)
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Last Man Standing
Muze Music Compilations 70's Pop Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Singers Songwriters
Muze Music Compilations Confidencias
Muze Music Compilations Icon:classic Rock

Associated Artists and Works

Adams, Bryan
Clapton, Eric
Elton, Ben
On, Pickin'
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/18/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 69286
Music Label Name Label : J Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00828766928624

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Stewart,Rod
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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