Coming on Friday, (February 12th) is Rod Stewart‘s new Valentine’s Day digital release, titled, Cupid. The 16-track love-themed compilation mixes some of Rod’s best-known ballads with five rarities that have never been available digitally until now. In celebration of the release, a new Valentine’s Day-themed Instagram filter with audio from the song “Cupid” will make its debut, along with a new lyric video.

Cupid includes such standards as “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “The First Cut Is The Deepest,” and “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” — along with the collection’s title song, “Cupid,” which was a bonus track taken from the expanded edition of 2001’s Human.

Among the rarities on the set are the fan favorite B-sides: “Love In The Right Hands,” which accompanied the unplugged version of “Reason To Believe” in 1993, and “One Night,” which was the flip side to “Have I Told You Lately.”

Rod Stewart said in the album’s press release: “I’ve always been a hopeless romantic, and this list is perfect for that candlelit date night. No need to be a DJ, just press play and focus on your lover.”

The tracklisting to Rod Stewart’s Cupid is:

“Cupid”
“Have I Told You Lately”
“Faith Of The Heart”
“Love Touch”
“Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)”
“Careless With Our Love”
“For The First Time”
“You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)”
“Kiss Her For Me”
“If Only”
“The First Cut Is The Deepest”
“Love In The Right Hands”
“This”
“Run Back To Your Arms”
“Superstar”
“One Night”

DID YOU KNOW???

  • Although not primarily recognized as a songwriter, Rod Stewart co-wrote many of his most timeless and enduring hits, including “Maggie May,” “Gasoline Alley,” “Every Picture Tells A Story,” “Stay With Me,” “You Wear It Well,” “Mandolin Wind,” “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Hot Legs,” “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Passion,” “Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me),” “Young Turks,” “Infatuation,” “Every Beat Of My Heart,” and “Forever Young,” among others.  

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is Rod Stewart‘s You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album combines classic vocal tracks from Rod’s biggest hits along with newly recorded arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO).
  • Highlights on the set include a new recording of the 1966 Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston Motown classic “It Takes Two” featuring Robbie Williams, as well as the new track, “Stop Loving Her Today.”
  • Among the legendary tunes revamped and given the orchestral treatment are such hits as “Maggie May,” “Reason To Believe,” “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright),” and “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” among others.

CHECK IT OUT: Rod Stewart’s 1976 video for “The First Cut Is The Deepest”: