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TIME, Stewart’s Landmark Return to Songwriting after Nearly Two Decades, Features 11 Original Tracks He’s Written and Produced

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(Toronto, ON. – 19 March 2013) - Rod Stewart has completed his first album of new material in almost 20 years.  The landmark new album, titled Time, marks Stewart’s long-awaited return to his songwriting roots and features twelve tracks, eleven of which he wrote and produced.  Time will be released May 07 by Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country’s leading music company, and is available for pre-order on iTunes. In anticipation, early this morning Capitol Records/UMC released an exclusive video featuring portions of seven original new songs set to a montage of never-before-scene videos filmed throughout the making of the album. The video can be seen at and During an early preview of seven tracks, Billboard proclaimed, “Stewart rocks again.” “Lushly produced with an abundance of tempo and an overall guitar-based core sound, his inimitable warm vocals sound as strong as ever.” Stewart’s first two singles, “She Makes Me Happy” and “The Finest Woman” premiere on radio worldwide today with “She Makes Me Happy” available for download at all digital retailers worldwide now.  The iTunes pre-order for Time will launch simultaneously (  Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive a download of "She Makes Me Happy” (LINK). Time is a landmark release in Stewart's career, born from a burst of inspiration from which he rediscovered his voice as a songwriter and rekindled his gift for writing the honest, nerve-touching narratives that have been the cornerstone to the first three decades of his career.  Since 1991, Stewart, the lyricist and melodist behind such staples as “Tonight’s The Night”, “You Wear It Well”, “You’re In My Heart”, “The Killing of Georgie” and the indelible “Maggie May” had simply lost his songwriting muse.  But, beginning in 2011, during the period he began working on what would become his internationally best-selling autobiography, Rod, it returned. Said Stewart:  “Something about that process of reviewing my life for the book reconnected me and that was it: I was away.  Suddenly ideas for lyrics were piling up in my head.  Next thing I knew, I had a song called ‘It’s Over’ about divorce and separation.  And now, I was getting up in the middle of the night and scrambling for a pen to write things down, which has never happened to me.  I finished seven or eight songs very quickly and I still wasn’t done and it became apparent that I would eventually have a whole album of material to record, which had never happened before.” TIME track-listing: 01 She Makes Me Happy 02 Can't Stop Me Now 03 It's Over 04 Brighton Beach 05 Beautiful Morning 06 Live The Life 07 Finest Woman 08 Time 09 Picture In A Frame 10 Sexual Religion 11 Make Love To Me Tonight 12 Pure Love Rod Stewart is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy Living Legend® and in 2007, he was bestowed the prestigious CBE (Commander of the British Empire).  He has released 27 studio albums and garnered an estimated 150 million in album sales worldwide.  Later this year, Stewart is scheduled to kick off his “Live The Life” tour in Europe beginning June 01, followed by his return this July to his residency, “Rod Stewart: The Hits” at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, before resuming the North American leg of his “Live The Life” tour with Steve Winwood beginning October 17.