The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome

Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl + Digital Download

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Blue & Lonesome is the twenty-third (British) studio album by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in December 2016 via Rolling Stones Records.

As Keith Richards tells it, The Rolling Stones' first-ever all-blues album is the result of the band learning how to play in the unfamiliar surroundings of Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios. To ease into the new place, the Stones decided to knock out a version of Little Walter's "Blue & Lonesome" and it sounded good enough that the band decided to cut a few more covers, winding up with a full album of Chicago blues in a few days.

The Stones haven't worked at such swift speed in decades - not since the early '60s, when they were churning out two albums a year - and much of the appeal of Blue & Lonesome lies in its casualness. By being tossed off, the album highlights how the Stones play together as a band, blending instinct and skill. Blue & Lonesome isn't a showcase for virtuoso playing - even Eric Clapton's two smoldering solos are part of the tapestry - but rather a groove record, emphasizing feel and interplay while never losing sight of the song. Such commitment to song is one of the reasons Blue & Lonesome winds up as an unexpected triumph from Mick Jagger.

A blues album from the Stones always seemed like a dream project for Keith Richards, who always championed the band's blues roots, but it's Jagger who dominates the album, playing searing harp and singing with nuance and power. Always a guarded performer, Jagger seems freed, pouring heart into the slow burners and uptempo shuffles alike.

The rest of the Stones match his commitment and that's what makes Blue & Lonesome something remarkable. Conceptually, it's clever, but it's artistically satisfying because it's The Rolling Stones allowing themselves to simply lay back and play for sheer enjoyment. It's a rare thing that will likely seem all the more valuable over the years.

Check out the tracks: Just Your Fool”; “Hate To See You Go” and “Ride ‘Em On Down”.

This double album 2LP record set is on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and digital download code, pressed in Europe.

(00602557149449)

Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Just Your Fool

2:16

A2

Commit A Crime

3:38

A3

Blue & Lonesome

3:07

B1

All Of Your Love

4:46

B2

I Gotta Go

3:26

B3

Everybody Knows About My Good Thing

4:30

C1

Ride ‘Em On Down

2:48

C2

Hate To See You Go

3:20

C3

Hoo Doo Blues

2:36

D1

Little Rain

3:32

D2

Just Like I Treat You

3:24

D3

I Can’t Quit You Baby

5:13

SKU 00602557149449
Record Label Rolling Stones Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 571 494-4
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 02 December 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 02 December 2016
Barcode # 00602557149449
Shipping Weight 0.5850kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Genre Chicago Blues
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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