MTV Unplugged

Season 4 Episode 6

Rod Stewart

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 05, 1993 on MTV - Music Television
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Rod Stewart
Veteran British rocker and multi-platinum superstar Rod Stewart makes his first ever appearance on "MTV Unplugged." Taped in Los Angeles in February of 1993, Stewart reunites with Faces partner Ron Wood for a portion of his riveting ninety minute acoustic performance. This marks the first time in nearly twenty years that Stewart and Wood performed together. Stewart performs a medley of classics from his early years, as well as selected tracks from his most recent solo album, Vagabond Heart. Song selections performed by Stewart with Wood include "Reason To Believe," "Every Picture Tells A Story," "Maggie May," "People Get Ready," "Mandolin Wind," and "Stay With Me." Stewart's solo renditions include "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)," "Hot Legs," "Handbags & Gladrags," "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?," "Tom Traubert's Blues," and "We're Havin' A Party." A 16-piece string section accompanies Stewart on selected songs. The band is comprised of Rod Stewart (vocals & banjo), Ron Wood (guitar), Carmine Rojas (bass guitar), Jeff Golub (guitar), Charles Kentiss III (piano & organ), Jim Cregan (guitar), Don Teschner (guitar, violin & mandolin), Phil Parlapiano (accordion & mandolin) and Dorian Holly, Darryl Phinnessee & Fred White (backing vocals). The strings were arranged and conducted by Jeremy Lubbock. Recorded 2/5/93 at Universal Studios, Los Angeles Set List: 01. Hot Legs 02. Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Already) 03. It's All Over Now 04. Reason to Believe 05. Cut Across Shorty 06. Highgate Shuffle 07. Every Picture Tells a Story 08. Maggie May 09. People Get Ready 10. Handbags & Gladrags 11. The Killing of Georgie 12. Have I Told You Lately 13. Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda) 14. Forever Young 15. Gasoline Alley 16. First Cut Is the Deepest 17. I Was Only Joking 18. Mandolin Wind 19. Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller 20. Stay with Me 21. Having a Partymoreless

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