Rod Stewart’s new album, Time, is his first release of original material in nearly 20 years, and it marks a striking return to his rock & roll roots . The modern album is quintessentially Stewart, whose guitar-led song writing is tinged with folk influences. Tales of love, family and parenthood colour a very personal CD, which Stewart says was inspired by the experience of writing his autobiography. “I was getting up in the middle of the night and scrambling for a pen to write things down, which has never happened to me,” he said. Radio-friendly singles She Makes Me Happy and It’s Over point to great things from the new CD, which is available from Tesco Direct .