Album of the Day
Atlantic Crossing (Deluxe Edition)
By the mid-1970s, Rod Stewart's ascent from lead singer of the Faces to solo performer was complete. By the time he'd cut his debut album for Warner Bros., Stewart was a star on both sides of the pond – released on this day in 1975, ATLANTIC CROSSING topped the U.K. chart and reached the U.S. Top Ten. It's easy to hear why; with producer Tom Dowd amplifying Stewart's soulful side, the set's ten tracks feature strong covers of “Sailing” and “I Don't Want To Talk About It” as well as rocking Rod originals like “Stone Cold Sober.” The Deluxe Edition of ATLANTIC CROSSING adds 15 bonus tracks, including alternate versions of almost every song on the album and several recordings cut with R&B legends Booker T. & The MG's.