Rod Stewart is going all reflective with his autobiography out later this year.
And an album with songs he has recorded and describes as "grown-up". The themes include divorce and advice to children and grand-children.
Mr Stewart is still an active and fit sort of fellow in his late 60s. But this acceptance of growing old might offer a rich vein for reworking some of his classic hits over the coming decades. Look out for:
l If You Want My Body, Just Come and Collect It. Rod considers what do with his mortal remains and opts for a donation to scientific research into effects of a rock-star lifestyle on the body.
l Maggie Who? Love song with happy ending: "Wake up Maggie, I've remembered I got something to say to you."
l A special double album called Cardiac will bring together Rod's many songs of a coronary nature. Every Beat of My Heart Is Monitored on a Continuous Basis. My Heart is on the Line But Thankfully It's Not a Flatline. This Old Heart of Mine's Been Fixed a Thousand Times. All recorded with the help of Gerry and the Pacemakers.
l We Are Failing. An uplifting reworking of his anthem Sailing in which Rod cruises on despite problems with eyesight, hearing and not knowing where he left his slippers.
l Who's Gonna Take Me Home from the Day Centre.
l You Take the High Notes and I'll Take the Low Notes. A celebration of Stewart's Scottish roots with such favourites as Purple Heather and Purple Nose and Caledonia You've Been Everything I've Ever Known Although I didn't Spend a Lot of Time There. With vocal collaboration by Sir Paul McCartney.
l I Don't Want to Talk About It I'd Rather Just Sit Here and Watch Afternoon Telly.
l Rod's Final Great American Songbook. Features Don't get Around Much Any More, Zimmer Time and the Touring's Not Easy, These Foolish Things Don't Remind Me of You, Someone to Watch Over Me on a Three-Shifts a Day Rota, and I Can't Get Started Which Is a Shame Since I've Just Married Another Young Blonde.
I say to Rod the Mod, live long and prosper. And may you have the chance to record another song for when Scotland qualifies for a World Cup football finals.
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