Rod Stewart Previews New Swing Album with ‘Brigadoon’ Classic

Rod Stewart is releasing a new album of swing standards on Feb. 23,  Swing Fever. and is giving fans a taste with the release of “Almost Like Being in Love.”

The song–originally written by Lerner & Loewe -was featured in the 1947 musical Brigadoon.

“I’d already started making a swing album, but it didn’t turn out how I wanted it,” Rod explains in a statement. “It was more Frank Sinatra than it was Louis Prima, let’s say. So I cancelled that, and then I realized the guy I should go to is Jools. Also, our fanatical model railway enthusiasm bonded us together. So, we started recording.”

“It’s the easiest album I’ve ever made in my life,” he adds to Music Week. 

 The song also features covers of “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Lullaby of Broadway” and “Pennies from Heaven.” As previously reported, the album is a collaboration between Rod and big band leader, TV host and former Squeeze keyboardist Jools Holland. It was recorded with Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at his London studio.

You can preorder it now.

Here’s the Swing Fever track list:

“Lullaby Of Broadway”
“Oh Marie”
“Sentimental Journey”
“Pennies From Heaven”
“Night Train”
“Love Is The Sweetest Thing”
“Them There Eyes”
“Good Rockin’ Tonight”
“Ain’t Misbehavin’”
“Frankie And Johnny”
“Walkin’ My Baby Back Home”
“Almost Like Being In Love”
“Tennessee Waltz”

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