The Rolling Stones - Blue And Lonesome 2LP (180g)


The Rolling Stones come full circle on what could very likely be the final studio album they ever release. Recorded spontaneously, live, and without any overdubs in just three days, Blue & Lonesome takes Mick Jagger and company back to their roots via deep-cut blues covers of fare by the likes of Jimmy ReedWillie Dixon, and more.  Produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins, Blue & Lonesome takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at their heart and soul. The album was recorded at British Grove Studios in West London, just a stone's throw from Richmond and Eel Pie Island where the group started out as a young blues act playing pubs and clubs.

The Stones' approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band - Jagger (vocals & harp), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (guitar) were joined by their long time touring sidemenDarryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and, for two of the twelve tracks, by old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.

"This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do," longtime associate and album co-producer Don Was notes.

  1. Just Your Fool (Original written and recorded in 1960 by Little Walter)
  2. Commit A Crime (Original written and recorded in 1966 by Howlin' Wolf - Chester Burnett)
  3. Blue And Lonesome (Original written and recorded in 1959 by Little Walter)
  4. All Of Your Love (Original written and recorded in 1967 by Magic Sam - Samuel Maghett)
  5. I Gotta Go (Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
  6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Original recorded in 1971 by Little Johnny Taylor, composed by Miles Grayson & Lermon Horton)
  7. Ride ‘Em On Down (Original written and recorded in 1955 by Eddie Taylor)
  8. Hate To See You Go (Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
  9. Hoo Doo Blues (Original recorded in 1958 by Lightnin' Slim, composed by Otis Hicks & Jerry West)
  10. Little Rain (Original recorded in 1957 by Jimmy Reed, composed by Ewart.G.Abner Jr. and Jimmy Reed)
  11. Just Like I Treat You (Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin' Wolf in December 1961)
  12. I Can't Quit You Baby (Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Rush in 1956)