version of the Tom Waits song "Downtown Train" was
taken from 'Storyteller', a 4 CD compilation set. Another album,
'The Vagabond Heart' ensued continued ascendancy with "Rhythm of
My Heart" and "Motown Song" both making the top 10.
In 1993, a movie for which Rod, Sting and Bryan Adams
'All For Love' for the soundtrack to The Three Musketeers assured
the singe a number one position in the US charts. Also, in 1993,
Rod reunited with Ron Wood and a very talented backup group to
record MTV's Unplugged special. For the very first time, some of
Rod's tunes from his early career days were done their due justice.
Among the songs were, 'Handbags and Gladrags', 'Cut Across Shortly
and four other selections from 'Every Picture Tells A Story.' The
show also featured the acoustic version of Van Morrison's "Have
I Told You Lately" which topped the Billboard adult contemporary
chart and went top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. A rendering of "Reason
to Believe" was also given consideration for the show. The 'Unplugged'
album hit number 2 on the album charts and earned him an induction
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
The hits just came pouring out and in 1995, Rod released
'A Spanner In The Works' which contained a cover of Tom
Petty's "Leave Virginia Alone" making the top 10 of the adult contemporary
charts. By the latter half of the 1990s Rod's career was slowing
down for another breather so his successes were sparse with 'If
We Fall In Love Tonight' making a poor impression on the charts.