"CONCERT Rod Stewart tells us that he's been on a boat all day. It was ”fucking freezing”.nSedan he spends two hours with to spread the good old rockvärme."
"+++nRod StewartnPlats: Globen, Stockholm, sweden. Audience: 9 548. Length: 2 hours. The best: ”Rhythm of my heart”, ”Maggie May”, ”I'd rather go blind.” Worst: The kitsch showandet."
"nnNär my 11-year-old I first heard Rod Stewart, he had just released his blockbuster album ”Vagabond heart”, a piece of swinging 90's rock spiced with bagpipes. The disc was in each's vacuum cleaning mom and dad's cd changer next to Bryan Adams ”Waking up the neighbours” and Michael Bolton's ”Time, love & caresses”."
"Later, during my tjugos, I came in contact with the Rods tough folkrockiga past. Brådmoget I played ”You wear it well” for the uncomprehending young people at a club named after the Faces song ”Ooh la la”."
"Cut to 2019. The ennobled the artist from north London have spent a decade to record and tour the great american lie, and finally returned to his own songwriting."
"At the Globe playing John Lennon's ”Imagine” and all sing with in the small falsetten before the chorus. A collective of the rooster. Lennon's piano ballad broken by a bagpipe and the curtain falls."
"behind it: a rock show."
"A sjumannaband including double drum kits, a golden instrument, a bushy saxophonist and six dancing, singing, playing Broadway-girls dressed in leopard."
"In the middle: Rod Stewart in youthful Puma sneakers, modern matador-pants (trap trio Migos had the same on the Way Out West förfjol), leopardjacka, shirt unbuttoned halfway to the navel, a varggrin and a hairstyle that does not have a mind to lay down flat for the present."
"Rod Stewart is a song - and-dancer. At 74, he has reconciled with the fact that he's been set on this earth to entertain, to make his audience sweat in the forehead, and happy in his chest."
"– Let us forget about Brexit and the Trump! In the evening, we'll just enjoy ourselves, " he says with frejdigt fist, jogs athletically in place and doing small dance moves reminiscent of Hugh Grant in the comedy ”Music and lyrics”. (In ”The killing of Georgie (Pt. I and II)” he's content, however, with a sitting piruett on a bar stool.)"
"The warmly raspy voice is perhaps not what it once was. It is noticeable particularly in ballads like ”Tonight's the night (gonna be alright)” when Stewart leaves over the critical parties to the audience. And when he croonar by a cocktail version of Van Morrison's ”Have I told you lately” outweigh the charm of the song's quality."
"It is close at hand to call the concert for kitsch. A drum battle, a Broadway version of ”I love rock 'n' roll”, game ”Twistin' the night away”, ”Do ya think I'm sexy” in a ballonghav."
"But a few times it grows into something more."
"Maybe it's my inner 11-year-old, but ”Rhythm of my heart” to the swaying poppy field and black and white photographs makes my heart rhythm to be disturbed."
"And what is not to love with the wonderful pubrockklassikern ”Maggie May”?"
"But above all: Etta James old soulballad ”I'd rather go blind”. "
"Rod could sing it in the only leopardloafers, still with dignity."
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"1. Infatuation 2. Some guys have all the luck 3. Young turks 4. Hole in my heart 5. Tonight's the night (gonna be alright) 6. Forever young 7. Rhythm of my heart 8. The killing of Georgie (Pt. I and II) 9. Maggie May 10. Tonight I'm yours (don't hurt me) 11. I'd rather go blind 12. Going home: theme from local hero 13. Grace 14. I don't want to talk about it 15. The first cut is the deepest 16. You're in my heart (the final acclaim) 17. Have I told you lately 18. I love rock 'n' roll 19. Twistin' the night away 20. Sailing 21. Da ya think I'm sexy? Encore: 22. Baby Jane"