'Sailing' Is the Only Song Rod Stewart Ever Recorded While Sober


Rod Stewart


Claiming he needs a drink to calm his nerves before singing, the rocker was forced recording 'Sailing' not under the influence of alcohol.

Rod Stewart has clear memories of recording his hit song "Sailing" - it's the only track he's ever sung without drinking booze first. The singer has confessed he suffers from nerves when he has to perform live or in the studio, and always has a drink before hitting the stage or laying down vocal tracks.

But he had to record Sailing completely sober because there was no alcohol available at the studio in Alabama - and it went on to become one of his most famous songs. Stewart tells Britain's Live magazine, "It's the only song I ever recorded without a drink inside me. My thing was always to have a little tipple before I sang; even now I'll have a Bacardi and Coke before I go on stage. It just helps."

"But 'Sailing' was recorded in Muscle Shoals, which was a dry area. The producer Tommy Dowd woke me up at ten in the morning saying, 'Get down here in half an hour; we've mixed the track and need the vocal.' I was like, 'You're joking, recording at 10.30 in the morning. I need a drink to calm the old nerves'."

"I was stuffed, because there was nothing to be had anywhere and I was terrified to sing without one. But I did and it turned out to be one of the biggest ones I ever made."

© AceShowbiz.com


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