Absolutely Live is a live album by Rod Stewart .
It was released in 1982 and compiled from concerts at various venues:
The Forum, Los Angeles
Long Beach Arena
San Diego Sports Arena, California
Wembley Stadium, London
The NEC, Birmingham, England.
Unfortunately I haven’t found out when it was recorded.
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Songs On Rod Stewart Absolutely Live
1. The Stripper
2. Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me )
3. Sweet Little Rock And Roller
4. Hot Legs
5. Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
7. She Won’t Dance With Me (Little Queenie)
8. You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
9. Rock My Plimsoul
10. Young Turks
11. Gasoline Alley
12. Maggie May
13. Tear It Up
14. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
16. I Don’t Want To Talk About It
17. Stay With Me
To fit the double vinyl album onto one CD, two songs – “The Great Pretender” and “I Guess I’ll Always Love You” – were removed.
The mp3 Expanded version however has been extended to become a 23 song album:
The Stripper – 0:10
Tonight I’m Yours [Don’t Hurt Me] – 4:10
Sweet Little Rock And Roller – 4:29
Hot Legs – 4:49
Tonight’s The Night [Gonna Be Alright] – 4:09
The Great Pretender – 3:49
Passion – 5:47
She Won’t Dance With Me / Little Queenie – 4:56
You’re In My Heart [The Final Acclaim] – 5:25
Rock My Plimsoul – 4:51
Young Turks – 5:21
Guess I’ll Always Love You – 4:55
Gasoline Alley – 2:16
Maggie May – 5:07
Tear It Up – 3:24
Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – 6:18
Sailing – 4:41
I Don’t Want To Talk About It – 4:35
Stay With Me – 5:27
Gi’ Me Wings – 3:55 [Live – Forum 12/19/81]
(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right – 6:00 [Live – Forum 12/19/91]
Tora, Tora, Tora [Out With The Boys] – 4:39 [Live – Forum 12/19/91]
You Wear It Well – 4:12 [Live – Forum 12/19/91]
This gives us back the two missing tracks within the main concert and adds on four bonus songs. Amazon says that all four come from The Forum on December 19th but three are marked down as 1991 and the other 1981. I’m unsure of the truth but would hope that the earlier date is correct.
I like Rod Stewart, well at least until the late 1970s, but I’m also frustrated by him. I’ve lost my copy of Coast To Coast and I want it re-released because I’m not paying the high second hand prices for the CD. Worse I want more live recordings from The Faces in the early 1970s and I’d appreciate plenty of solo songs as well.
This is a good live album without hitting the heights that I believe Rod and the Faces could reach on a great night. Even with the extended version, it’s missing too many of the songs I really want to hear and I always liked the yin and yang of the Stewart and Lane tracks on The Faces albums.
I keep hoping that we’ll see something else from the early 1970s.
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