Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases Rod Stewart,"You're In My Heart" (Rhino)- The artist formerly known as "Rod the Mod" has chosen to celebrate fifty years as a solo performer by embarking on the sort of project which has hitherto only been associated with long deceased vocalists such as Nat King Cole and Elvis Presley. "You're In My Heart" was expertly produced by former Buggle and Yes stalwart Trevor Horn and blends the original vocal tracks from the cream of Rod's illustrious back catalogue with lush new arrangements from the massed ranks of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, lending an unusual new slant to early seventies gems such as "Maggie May," "Reason To Believe" and The Faces'' "Stay With Me."

Track Dogs,"Fire On The Rails" (Mondegreen Records)- This interesting and eclectic outfit are based in Spain but take their name from the unappreciated maintenance teams who toil away in the subterranean depths of New York's extensive subway system. Track Dogs' infectious fusion of folk and Americana is captured at its inventive best here as this multi-national quartet deliver life enhancing ditties such as their Freddie Mercury tribute,"And The Piano Sings" and "Love And War" for your listening pleasure the latter boasting a guest appearance on fiddle from Phil Beer of Show of Hands fame.

Jimmy Carpenter,"Soul Doctor" (Gulf Coast Records)- The latest offering from blues guitarist Mike Zito's Gulf Coast label focusses attention on the creative exploits of much travelled saxist and singer-songwriter Jimmy Carpenter. The veteran New Orleans musician is obviously a firm believer in the enduring power of honest emotions honestly expressed, and "Soul Doctor" serves up an invigorating blend of self-penned material and heartfelt covers, including a sultry revamp of the legendary Little Willie John's "Need Your Love So Bad."