Stewart covers some of the classics he's known for, such as "You Wear It Well," "Some Guys Have All the Luck," "Rhythm of My Heart," and "Hot Legs." All are songs that would halt my station surfing, but the performance was from an old guy singing the songs that made him famous a long time ago. He brought Jeff Beck out for a couple songs, which triggered several guest performances, including a rather hot woman playing bagpipes. Completely unexplained, this was apparently about Rod proving he could still get a hot woman to do things.
The strangest moment cames when he trotted out Amy Bell for a duet of "I Don't Want to Talk About It." He announced her as though she were his personal discovery, which she may very well be, but who the hell cares? At the risk of sounding completely out of touch, I've never heard of the woman. She sang well enough, but it wasn't like she came out and made some incredible impression.
Of course, the concert was done in support of Stewart's American Songbook albums. So, halfway through the show, he transforms into his Songbook outfit and tries to fall into the smooth, aging-gracefully performer. I like "You Can't Take That Away From Me," but after that all of the songs sounded the same to me.
If you're really, really into Stewart — both old and new — you may like Live at Royal Albert Hall. Otherwise, leave it for the true fan.