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Rod Stewart: “Every Picture Tells a Story” 1971

"Every Picture Tells a Story" is a critically acclaimed album by British musician Rod Stewart, released May 28, 1971. The album is widely regarded as one of Stewart's best works and is considered a classic of the folk rock and soft rock genres.

The album features a mix of original compositions and covers, including the title track "Every Picture Tells a Story," "Maggie May," "Mandolin Wind," and "Reason to Believe." "Maggie May" became a massive hit and remains one of Stewart's most popular songs to this day.

The album showcases Stewart's versatile vocal range and his ability to effortlessly blend rock, folk, and blues elements. The music is characterized by acoustic guitars, mandolins, and other traditional instruments, giving it a rustic and organic feel.

"Every Picture Tells a Story" was produced by Stewart himself and features contributions from several notable musicians, including Ronnie Wood on guitar, Ian McLagan on piano, and Martin Quittenton on acoustic guitar.

The album was a commercial and critical success upon its release, reaching the top of the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has since been included in several "best albums of all time" lists and is considered a landmark album in Stewart's career.

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