Tonight I'm Yours

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Tonight I'm Yours
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Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 6 November 1981
Genre Soft rock, pop rock, new wave
Length 41:10
Label Warner Bros. Riva
Producer Jim Cregan, Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart chronology
Foolish Behaviour
(1980)Foolish Behaviour1980
Tonight I'm Yours
(1981)
Absolutely Live
(1982)Absolutely Live1982
Singles from Tonight I'm Yours
  1. "Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me)"
    Released: 1981
  2. "Young Turks"
    Released: 1981
  3. "How Long?"
    Released: 1982
  4. "Jealous"
    Released: 1982
  5. "Just Like a Woman"
    Released: 1982
  6. "Tora, Tora, Tora (Out with the Boys)"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Tonight I'm Yours is the eleventh studio album by Rod Stewart, released in 1981. It features hints of classic rock, pop and new wave. The album had three hit singles, with the title track "Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me)" (US Billboard No. 20, US Cash Box No. 15; Canada No. 2[4]), "Young Turks" (US No. 5), and "How Long?" (US No. 49).

Album information

Tonight I'm Yours saw Rod Stewart further adopting current musical trends, after some disco-influenced songs on Blondes Have More Fun and Foolish Behaviour, by adding elements of synthpop and new wave to a couple of songs (the title track, and "Young Turks"), while mostly keeping to his rock traditions elsewhere. The album included three covers: "Tear It Up", "How Long?", and "Just Like a Woman".

The song "Never Give Up on a Dream" was dedicated to Canadian athlete Terry Fox, who ran 3,339 miles with one prosthetic leg in the Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research. Fox succumbed to cancer in 1981, the year the album was released.

Critical reception

The album was mostly well received, being given four out of five stars in both Rolling Stone's contemporary review[3] and in a retrospective from AllMusic.[1] On AllMusic, Stewart has not yet surpassed the 4-star rating that the album received with any of his subsequent releases. The album has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Commercial performance

The album reached No. 11 on the "Pop Album Charts" in the US, eventually going Platinum. The song "Young Turks" was the biggest hit from the album, reaching No. 5 on the "Pop Singles" chart. "Young Turks", and four further singles, "How Long?", "Jealous", "Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me)", and "Tora, Tora, Tora (Out With The Boys)", all peaked within the Top 50 of the "Pop Singles" and "Mainstream Rock" charts.

Track listing

  1. "Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me)" 4:09 (Stewart, Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar)
  2. "How Long" 4:12 (Paul Carrack)
  3. "Tora, Tora, Tora (Out With The Boys)" 4:29 (Stewart)
  4. "Tear It Up" 2:29 (Dorsey Burnette, Johnny Burnette, David Burlinson)
  5. "Only a Boy" 4:09 (Stewart, Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar)
  6. "Just Like a Woman" 3:55 (Bob Dylan)
  7. "Jealous" 4:30 (Stewart, Carmine Appice, Jay Davis, Danny Johnson)
  8. "Sonny" 4:01 (Stewart, Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Bernie Taupin)
  9. "Young Turks" 5:04 (Stewart, Appice, Duane Hitchings, Kevin Savigar)
  10. "Never Give Up on a Dream" 4:20 (Stewart, Cregan, Taupin)

Personnel

Adapted from Discogs.[5]

  • Rod Stewart – vocals
  • Jim Cregan – guitar (all tracks), background vocals
  • Robin LeMesurier – guitar (all tracks except "Tonight I'm Yours," "Jealous," and "Young Turks")
  • Jeff Baxter – guitar on "Tonight I'm Yours," pedal steel guitar on "Just Like a Woman"
  • Mark Knopfler – guitar on "Young Turks"[6]
  • Danny Johnson – guitar on "Jealous"
  • Byron Berline – fiddle on "Only a Boy"
  • Jimmy "Z" Zavala – harmonica, saxophone
  • Kevin Savigar – keyboards
  • Duane Hitchings – keyboards ("Tonight I'm Yours" and "Young Turks")
  • Jay Davis – bass
  • Carmine Appice – drums ("Tonight I'm Yours" and "Young Turks"), background vocals
  • Tony Brock – drums (all tracks except "Tonight I'm Yours" and "Young Turks," on which he played percussion), tambourine on "Never Give Up on a Dream," background vocals
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Tommy Vig – tubular bells
  • Penny Jones – soloist on "Never Give Up on a Dream"
  • Linda Lewis, The Penetcostal Community Choir – background vocals
  • Karat Faye- engineer

References

  1. ^ a b AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: rod stewart". www.robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Tonight I'm Yours". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Item". bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Rod Stewart- Tonight I'm Yours @Discogs.com Retrieved 4-14-2013.
  6. ^ "Interviews with Mark Knopfler from guitar magazines". ds.mk-guitar.com. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
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