Release date
12 Feb 2004
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller 3:42 3,540
2 Lochinvar 0:24 88
3 Farewell 4:33 4,548
4 Sailor 3:37 2,590
5 Bring It On Home To Me / You Send Me 3:57 1,607
6 Let Me Be Your Car 4:59 3,940
7 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man 3:54 2,785
8 Dixie Toot 3:27 2,333
9 Hard Road 4:27 2,481
10 I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face 1:32 2,350
11 Girl From The North Country 3:54 3,645
12 Mine For Me 4:01 3,615

About this album

Smiler is Rod Stewart’s fifth album, and final album for Mercury Records, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). It became the first album by Rod Stewart as a solo artist to become critically panned. Although it reached number 1 in the UK album chart, it stalled at number 13 in the US. The album was largely considered to be an unadventurous retread of what he had done before, including covers of Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke and Bob Dylan songs, as well as a duet with Elton John of John’s song “Let Me Be Your Car”. Stewart’s one attempt at adventurousness was a cover of Carole King’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” where ‘Woman’ is switched to ‘Man’. This track was selected for special derision by critics. [1] The release of the album itself was held up for five months due to legal problems between Mercury Records and Warner Bros. Records.[2] This album sold 1 million worldwide

Track listing:

All songs written by Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood except where indicated.
“Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller” (Chuck Berry) – 3:43
“Lochinvar” (Pete Sears) – 0:25
“Farewell” (Martin Quittenton, Rod Stewart) – 4:34
“Sailor” – 3:35
“Bring It On Home To Me/You Send Me” (Sam Cooke) – 3:57
“Let Me Be Your Car” (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 4:56
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man” (Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler) – 3:54
“Dixie Toot” – 3:27
“Hard Road” (Harry Vanda, George Young) – 4:27
“I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face” Instrumental (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 1:32
“Girl from the North Country” (Bob Dylan) – 3:52

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  • oecki1

    Gutes Album - Vergleiche mit Elton Johns 1974-LP Caribou lassen sich viele finden....

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • gsm007g

    One Classic after another.....Brilliant!

    10 Nov 2010 Reply

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