The album was co-produced by the brothers Gene and Billy Page, both of whom had resumés going back to the 1960s.
Stevie had been raising the bar of his artistic imagination for some time, when he unveiled what many consider to be his first masterpiece.
Carpenters’ 'Passage' was a victim of timing. Released in October 1977 when the world was going punk, Carpenters still made the plushest pop.
The blues-soul-rock veteran will combine new songs with covers and some notable guest musicians.
Seasoned British vocalist Elkie Brooks had the compilation Pearls — The Very Best of Elkie Brooks released by Virgin EMI on 26 May 2017.