1. (00:04:05) Rod Stewart - Three Time Loser
2. (00:04:18) Rod Stewart - Alright For An Hour
3. (00:05:02) Rod Stewart - All In The Name Of Rock & Roll
4. (00:03:44) Rod Stewart - Drift Away
5. (00:04:13) Rod Stewart - Stone Cold Sober
6. (00:04:48) Rod Stewart - I Don't Want To Talk About It
7. (00:04:22) Rod Stewart - It's Not The Spotlight
8. (00:04:05) Rod Stewart - This Old Heart Of Mine
9. (00:05:11) Rod Stewart - Still Love You
10. (00:04:38) Rod Stewart - Sailing
Playing Time.........: 00:44:28
Total Size...........: 81.43 MB
NFO generated on.....: 7/3/2008 1:10:40 PM
Atlantic Crossing is Rod Stewart's sixth album, released in 1975, and peaking
at #9 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.
The title indicated Stewart's new commercial and artistic direction, a double
pun on both his crossing over to Warner Brothers and on his departure to
escape the tax structure of the United Kingdom for the sunnier pastures of
the jet-set life in Los Angeles, applying for American citizenship at this time.
The album was divided into a slow side and a fast side, apparently at the
suggestion of Stewart's then-girlfriend, Swedish actress Britt Ekland. Stewart
would repeat the format for his next two albums.
Stewart jettisoned his association with Ronnie Wood and the stable of
musicians who had been his core collaborators on his classic run of albums
fusing soul and folk on Mercury Records. Instead, he used a group of
high-ticket session musicians, including the cream from Memphis with The
Memphis Horns and three-quarters of Booker T. and the MG's. Produced by
Tom Dowd, the famous engineer and producer on records by so many of
Rod's heroes during Dowd's time on staff at Atlantic Records, the album
continued his approach as at Mercury, but with more polish, more of a
deliberate commercial sheen. Atlantic Crossing inaugurated the next phase of
Stewart's career, that of a glamorous front-rank rock personality, a constant
figure in various tabloids, underlining Stewart's appeal and star power.
Stewart would confirm this new direction by the end of year with the
announcement of his exit from The Faces, a band of mates rather than hired
hands, and as the decade progressed by embracing popular trends in hard
rock and disco more fitfully.
Stewart continued his mastery of ballad singing as a track from this album, "I
Don't Want To Talk About It," hit #1 in the UK, in tandem with "The First Cut
Is the Deepest."
The design of the album was a bit of a marketing mistake. It did not have
track listings on the outside and the cover was regularly ripped open.