Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV
Studio album by
Released18 October 2005 (2005-10-18)
RecordedDeep Diner Studios, New York City; Capitol Studios, Hollywood; Bill Schnee Studios, Los Angeles; Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles
GenreTraditional pop, jazz
LabelJ
ProducerClive Davis, Bob Mann, Steve Tyrell
Rod Stewart chronology
Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III
(2004)
Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV
(2005)
Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyD[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[3]

Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV is the fourth title in Rod Stewart's series of covers of pop standards, released on 18 October 2005 for J Records, and his 23rd album overall.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I've Got a Crush on You" (duet with Diana Ross)George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin3:08
2."I Wish You Love"Léo Chauliac, Charles Trenet, Albert A. Beach3:38
3."You Send Me" (duet with Chaka Khan)Sam Cooke3:36
4."Long Ago and Far Away"Jerome Kern, I. Gershwin3:11
5."Makin' Whoopee" (duet with Elton John)Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn3:44
6."My One and Only Love" (featuring Roy Hargrove)Guy Wood, Robert Mellin3:25
7."Taking a Chance on Love"Vernon Duke, John Latouche, Ted Fetter3:27
8."My Funny Valentine"Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart2:49
9."I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"Irving Berlin3:09
10."Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (featuring Dave Koz)Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar3:50
11."Blue Skies"Berlin2:43
12."Let's Fall in Love" (featuring George Benson)Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler3:15
13."Thanks for the Memory"Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger3:11
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."Cheek to Cheek"Berlin3:28
UK edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."Cheek to Cheek"Berlin3:28
15."I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face"Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner3:14

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Gold 35,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[25] Gold 7,500^
Poland (ZPAV)[26] Gold 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[27] Gold 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[29] Platinum 1,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone Album Guide". Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
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