release - 1971
album art - Des Strobel
John Craig / Lisa Margolis
The illustrations on the front- and back cover have been created by John Craig. The photo on the front was taken by Lisa Margolis during a performance of Stewart at the Fillmore East, New York. The 'Classic Edition'statement suggests that we are dealing with a reissue but it was always there. In fact it was an accurate prediction. 'Every picture' became one of the most iconic album covers in history.
The eight illustrations on the back correspond to the song titles and tell their story. But when you listen to the album you can hear ten tracks. There is a hidden track on side A between 'Thats Alright' and 'Tomorrow is a Long Time' which is 'Amazing Grace'. There is also an instrumental intro before 'Maggie May' on side B which is named 'Henry'.
The inside gatefold was presented as a hangout poster with photos of the band members, liner notes of Rod Stewart in the center and common trivia of the production of the album at the bottom.
Roderick David 'Rod' Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and the Faces.
He maintained a solo career alongside a group career. His early albums were a fusion of rock, folk, soul and R&B. His aggressive blues work with The Jeff Beck Group and the Faces influenced heavy metal genres. From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart's music often took on a new wave or soft rock/middle-of-the-road quality, and in the early 2000s he released a series of successful albums.