Rod Stewart – Forever Young (Extended Mix) (1988)

October 30, 2011

in Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart – Forever Young (Extended Mix)

I’ve never met anyone who was middle of the road when it came to Rod Stewart. You either like him or you don’t. I personally do, though my exploration of his musical brand didn’t happen until much later in this 80’s mans musical journey.

I think the first single I ever owned by him was “Some Guys Have All The Luck”, a song that I actually adore (and the 45 compliments of my old DJ neighbor from across the street). But I didn’t get that until the late 80’s, during the time period that this song was at the top of the charts!

It had been brought to my attention recently by someone very special to me that this tune was used in an infamous Pampers commercial, to which the ad completely escaped me… The concept being baby animals with their mothers, and once I saw it again on youtube it all came back to me!

You really have to love this song and it’s premise. After all, don’t we all want to stay forever young? This could kind of be interpreted two ways; well wishes to someone else, possibly even well wishes for yourself. Now if that ain’t 80’s man, I don’t know what is!

This is the extremely rare “extended mix”. Rod wasn’t all that big into these alternate mixes, so I was quite surprised when I came across this one. Longer instrumental intro, additional sax solos.. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

( For D :)