Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Byline: Andrew Greenhalgh

ROD STEWART - ANOTHER COUNTRY ROD STEWART'S last album, 2013's Time, contained actual new, Stewart-penned music for the first time since a sole track on 1998's When We Were The New Boys.

Inspired by writing his autobiography, Time was a critical and commercial success, taking him back to number one in the album charts for the first time since 1976's A Night On The Town.

Another Country, with eleven of its twelve tracks again co-written by Stewart, carries on where Time left off - but the results aren't quite as successful.

The singer's sentimental streak has never been so prominent, with some cringeworthy lyrics throughout, and Love and Be Loved proves there is a big difference between liking reggae and performing it convincingly and too many songs simply sound like Van Morrison-lite. It's not an awful album, but it's way short of being a great one.

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IAIN SUTHERLAND - BACK TO THE SEA HALF of the Sutherland Brothers - whose 1976 hit with Quiver, Arms of Mary, is still a radio staple - Iain Sutherland is also the man behind Stewart's 70s anthem Sailing. …

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