Rod Stewart ‎– Gasoline Alley

Vertigo ‎– 6360 500
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Gasoline Alley
Written-By – Stewart*, Wood*
A2 It's All Over Now
Written-By – Womack*, Womack*
A3 Only A Hobo
Written-By – Dylan*
A4 My Way Of Giving
Written-By – Lane*, Marriott*
B1 Country Comfort
Written-By – John/Taupin*
B2 Cut Across Shorty
Written By – Wayne / Wilkin / WalkerWritten-By – Wilkin*, Wayne/Walker*
B3 Lady Day
Written-By – Stewart*
B4 Jo's Lament
Written-By – Stewart*
B5 I Don't Want To Discuss It
Written-By – Beatty*, Cooper*, Shelby*

Companies, etc.



1st UK press on the Vertigo " large Swirl " label, with the large swirl above the spindle hole and the wording Vertigo below.

No track timing credits appear on labels or sleeve.

Cat# 6360 500 appears on labels
Cat# 6360 500 appears on spine and top right rear of sleeve above VO Price Code

Released in a textured gatefold sleeve, with 2 internal glue-tabs top and bottom to right-hand wallet. Left hand wallet glued closed.
A-Side label simply a Vertigo logo with "Side A"
B-Side label has no writer or publisher credits.
'Vertigo'-printed black (front and back) on a white paper liner, with punch-holes & poly-lined. Liner coded, on front bottom-left, with print date: "Made in England B 1/0470" [Apr1970]

Inside credit list includes: "Mac not available due to bus strike" [Which indicates 'Faces' musician Ian McLagan (keyboards) was not present at recording. However, US release credits him and the track upon which he is credited there is "You're My Girl"- prefixed to "I Don't Want To Discuss It" on this album. This suggests McLagan was dubbed, or the track added later].

Waller & Quittenton are mentioned as present in sleeve notes, but not credited - as per US release. [All uncredited musicians thus taken from the US release].

"A Mercury Records Production" inside-left and back cover.


Publishing info:
A1, B3, B4: Chappell & Co.
A2: Kags Music Ltd.
A3: Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
A4: Carlin Music Corp.
B1: Dick James Music Ltd.
B2: Cedarwood Music
B5: April Music Ltd.

Later reissued on the Vertigo "small swirl" label, with the small swirl and 'Vertigo' logo both above the spindle hole on B-side. A subsequent issue then has "Made In England" added to the label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1, side A, stamped): 6360 500 1Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1, side B, stamped): 6360 500 2Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2, side A, stamped): 6360 500 1Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2, side B, stamped): 6360 500 2Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3, side A, stamped): 6360 500 1Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 16
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3, side B, stamped): 6360 500 2Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4, Side A, Stamped): 6360 500 1Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4, Side B, Stamped): 6360 500 2Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 5, side A stamped): 6360 500 2Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 5, side B stamped): 6360 500 2Y ▽ 1 420 1 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): 6360 500 2
  • Other (Liner bag, dating print): B 1/0470
  • Price Code (Rear of sleeve boxed below Cat.No): VO

Other Versions (5 of 109) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
558 059-2 Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley(CD, Album, RM, RP, EDC) Mercury 558 059-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
6360 500 Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 500 Europe 1975 Sell This Version
63 60 500, 71 45 001 Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo, Vertigo 63 60 500, 71 45 001 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
PRICE 28 Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley(LP, Album, RE) Mercury PRICE 28 UK 1983 Sell This Version
UICY-78080 Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Mercury UICY-78080 Japan 2017 Sell This Version


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March 30, 2020

Released in 1970, Rod Stewart's second solo album was a radical departure from the heavy electric blues of the star-crossed Jeff Beck Group and Stones-shaggy sound of The Faces, the singer's then contemporaneous band (and core of the session players here). Stewart's acoustic-focused slate of smart covers and recent-vintage rock may have been influenced by the folksy, back-to-roots sentiments of the era, but they also came recast with sultry vocal performances that quickly drew comparisons with the American r&b pantheon. Indeed, the singer weaves material as disparate as Elton John's "Country Comfort," the Stones' "It's All Over Now" and especially his bittersweet take on Dylan's "Only A Hobo" in compelling new ways, willfully blurring the lines between rock, folk and blues and setting the table for his breakthrough Every Picture Tells a Story. It's all charged with a restless, infectious energy missing from so many other rootsy conceits, a compelling argument that true rock power has more to do with the size the heart than the wattage of the amp.


October 14, 2015
Early pressings have a very hard deep textured card cover; later issues are softer card and a smoother texture.