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Rod Stewart Officially Announces New Album
By: Gary Graff
3/19/2013


Rod Stewart
has formally announced the May 7 release of "Time," his first album of all-new material since "Human" in 2001.

The first single, "She Makes Me Happy," has just been released to radio and for sale, while a second song from the album, "Finest Woman," will go to radio stations on April 8. Capitol Records has also released a video montage featuring seven songs from the album at www.rodstewart.com and on YouTube.

Stewart co-wrote and co-produced 11 of the 12 songs on the album and recorded three additional tracks as bonus content for an iTunes deluxe edition of the album.

In a statement, Stewart says that "Time" was the result of working on his autobiography, "Rod: A Memoir:"

"Something about that process of reviewing my life for the book reconnected me and that was it: I was away. Suddenly ideas for lyrics were piling up in my head. Next thing I knew, I had a song called 'It's Over' about divorce and separation. And now I was getting up in the middle of the night and scrambling for a pen to write things down, which has never happened to me. I finished seven or eight songs very quickly and I still wasn't done and it became apparent that I would eventually have a whole album of material to record, which had never happened before."

Stewart has a U.K. tour lined up to begin June 1, with dates also in Ireland and at the Dortmunder Music Festival on July 3 in Germany. He'll play an eight-night stand starting July 20 in Las Vegas, then begin his North American tour -- which was delayed to allow him to finish "Time" -- on October 17 in Greensboro, N.C.

The album's full track listing includes: "She Makes Me Happy," "Can't Stop Me Now," "It's Over," "Brighton Beach," "Beautiful Morning," "Live the Life," "Finest Woman," "Time," "Picture in a Frame," "Sexual Religion," "Make Love to Me Tonight" and "Pure Love." "Love Has No Pride," "Corina Corina" and "Legless" are the iTunes bonus tracks.

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