Picks and Pans Review: Rod Stewart Looks Back
updated 11/03/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/03/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST
"MAGGIE MAY" "What makes that one so special is that it wasn't supposed to be on [Every Picture Tells a Story]. But because we were short a track we put it on at the last minute. No one really believed in it, including me."
"EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY" "It's just the honesty of the song. That's an important thing when laying down tracks. I don't think I ever sat down and thought, 1 have to write a hit.' Things just come out that way."
"TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT" "I recorded that down in Mussel Shoals in some pretty good sessions. It's just the melody with that one. That's what makes them hits."
"YOUNG TURKS" "I often have a title in my head. If I come across a few words that I think will make a cute title and grab your attention, then I write a song around it. That's what I did with 'Young Turks' "