Rod Stewart – Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Rhino's 2001 collection The Very Best of Rod Stewart aims to be comprehensive. Rhino has open access to the Warner vaults, and Stewart had many, many hits for the label -- nearly two decades' worth, in fact. During those two decades, he was pursuing the shifting tides of pop fashion, delving into disco, new wave, adult contemporary ballads, and retro-rock with equal abandon. Rhino also pulled "Maggie" and "You Wear It Well" from Mercury and randomly placed them in this arbitrarily sequenced 16-track collection, which is pitched closely to Stewart's late-'80s/early-'90s adult contemporary hits (which perhaps makes sense, since those recordings had yet to appear on a single-disc collection) and has a great majority of his Top Ten hits.