THE ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCE THEIR RETURN TO THE BLUES WITH NEW ALBUM BLUE & LONESOME OUT ON 2nd DECEMBER
Five decades in the making and just three days to record
On 2nd December 2016, The Rolling Stones will release Blue & Lonesome, their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded in just three days in London, England, Blue & Lonesome takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones.
Blue & Lonesome is available in various formats and will be released on 2nd December by Polydor Records. It was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins and is available for pre-order worldwide from today, 6th October, at 9am EST in the USA and 2pm in the UK (equivalent times worldwide), go to rollingstones.com/blueandlonesome.
The album was recorded over the course of just three days in December last year at British Grove Studios in West London, just a stone’s throw from the pubs and clubs of Richmond and Eel Pie Island where the Stones started out as a young blues band.
Their approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band – Mick Jagger (vocals & harp), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (guitar) were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl 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.
Blue & Lonesome sees the Rolling Stones tipping their hats to their early days as a blues band when they played the music of Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf – artists whose songs are featured on this album.
The tracks are – ‘Just Your Fool’, ‘Commit A Crime’, ‘Blue and Lonesome’, ‘All Of Your Love’, ‘I Gotta Go’, ‘Everybody Knows About My Good Thing’, ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’, ‘Hate To See You Go’, ‘Hoo Doo Blues’, ‘Little Rain’, ‘Just Like I Treat You’, ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’.
“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.” Don Was, Co-Producer of Blue & Lonesome
THE ROLLING STONES – BLUE & LONESOME WILL BE RELEASED BY POLYDOR RECORDS WORLDWIDE ON 2nd DECEMBER 2016