The Rolling Stones ‎– Blue & Lonesome - 2016 Blues Rock Covers - 180 Grm 2LP

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Rolling Stones ‎– Blue & Lonesome

Rolling Stones Records ‎– 571 494-4, Polydor ‎– 571 494-4
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g

Both records and sleeve are made in France.

Blue & Lonesome pressed onto two 180gram vinyl, and housed in a double gatefold sleeve. Album download card included.
Download album is 16bit/44.1kHz WAV file.

02 Dec 2016
Rock, Blues
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues


A1 Just Your Fool 2:19
A2 Commit A Crime 3:41
A3 Blue And Lonesome 3:10


B1 All Of Your Love 4:49
B2 I Gotta Go 3:28
B3 Everybody Knows About My Good Thing 4:31


C1 Ride 'Em On Down 2:52
C2 Hate To See You Go 3:23
C3 Hoo Doo Blues 2:38


D1 Little Rain 3:33
D2 Just Like I Treat You 3:26
D3 I Can't Quit You Baby 5:13


Companies, etc.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Promotone B.V.
Copyright (c) – Promotone B.V.
Licensed From – Promotone B.V.
Licensed To – Polydor Records
Record Company – Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Record Company – Universal International Music B.V.
Recorded At – British Grove
Mixed At – Henson Recording Studios
Mastered At – Capitol Studios
Published By – Arc Music (2)
Published By – Conrad Music
Published By – Lerie Music Inc.
Published By – Respect Music Co.
Published By – Embassy Music Corp.
Published By – Seeds Of Reed Music
Published By – Hoochie Coochie Music
Pressed By – MPO
Mastered At – Alchemy Mastering


Design, Art Direction [Direction] – Studio Fury
Drums – Charlie Watts
Engineer [Assisted By] – Andy Cook (6), Derrick Stockwell, Jason Elliott (4), Nico Essig*
Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Krish Sharma
Guitar – Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood*
Management [Charlie Watts & Ronnie Wood] – Sherry Daly
Management [Keith Richards] – Jane Rose
Management [Rolling Stones] – Joyce Smith (3)
Mastered By – Ron McMaster
Mastered By [Vinyl] – Bazza (2)
Mixed By – Krish Sharma
Producer – Don Was, The Glimmer Twins
Vocals, Blues Harp [Harp] – Mick Jagger


Recording: British Grove Studios, London.
Mixed at Henson Studios, Los Angeles.
Mastered at Capitol Studios, Hollywood
Vinyl mastered at Alchemy Mastering

"Just Your Fool", "Commit A Crime", "Blue And Lonesome", "I Gotta Go", "Hate To See You Go"
Published by Arc Music.

"All Of Your Love"
Published by Conrad Music / Lerie Music Inc.

"Everybody Knows About My Good Thing"
Published by Respect Music Co.

"Ride 'Em On Down"
Published by Conrad Music.

"Hoo Doo Blues"
Published by Embassy Music Corporation.

"Little Rain"
Published by Conrad Music / Seeds Of Reed Music.

"Just Like I Treat You", "I Can't Quit You Baby"
Published by Hoochie Coochie Music.

℗ 2016 Promotone B.V. © 2016 Promotone B.V. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Promotone B.V. and is under exclusive licence to Polydor Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Made in France.
Universal International Music B.V. Gerrit van der Veenlaan 4, 3743 DN, Baarn, Netherlands.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 00602557149449
Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
Label Code: LC00309
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): BAZZA ALCHEMY 5714944-A' MPO 5720123 A
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): 5714944-B' MPO 5720123 B
Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): 5714944-C' MPO 5720124 A
Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): 5714944-D' MPO 5720124 B
Other (Catalog number on inner sleeve record 1): 572 012-3
Other (Catalog number on inner sleeve record 2): 572 012-4

Blue & Lonesome is a cover album by the Rolling Stones—their 23rd British and 25th American studio album—released on 2 December 2016

( pitchfork) "But Blue & Lonesome represents more than just a back-to-basics mission, It’s the most honest music the Stones have released in years—not because the source material confers it with the patina of authenticity, but because the entire blues-covers concept is a tacit admission that they don’t really give a shit about being a contemporary concern anymore, so they’re just going to do something that feels good. (The record was reportedly spawned as a warm-up exercise for a postponed album of new material.) And now that the band are older than Muddy Waters or Howlin’ Wolf ever lived to be, they can fully inhabit the grizzled-bluesman archetype to which they've always aspired, and exude a genuine get-offa-my-lawn imperviousness to the modern world.

Blue & Lonesome was bashed out in three days, and for the first time in eons, the Stones sound like a band playing together in the same room rather than one that travels on separate jets. Jagger is, naturally the star of the show—but not in his usual vampish ways. Whether he’s embodying the down-on-his-knees despair of Memphis Slim’s title track or playfully assuming the role of sad-sack cuckold on Little Johnny Taylor’s “Everybody Knows About My Good Thing,” his ageless voice sounds like it’s emanating from the middle of the band scrum rather than the lip of a catwalk. And while Chicago blues may have introduced the concept of jamming and guitar gods to the rock lexicon, Richards and Ronnie Wood’s grinding interplay ultimately plays a supporting role to Jagger’s harmonica honks, which cut through these songs like a rusty hacksaw with “Midnight Rambler”-worthy gusto.

But as much as Blue & Lonesome plays it raw, it’s not all that raucous—the energy here is less rip-this-joint than rocking-chair steady. On paper, the idea of the Stones running roughshod over a set of classic blues tunes seems like a long-suffering fan’s dream. (The “best Stones album since Some Girls!” headlines practically write themselves.) However, what made the Stones the Stones wasn’t their purism—it was the sacrilegious impulse to corrupt their influences with their own singular swagger. But Blue & Lonesome is more about adhering to tradition than encouraging sedition. The Stones may be drinking from their fountain of youth here, but they’re content to just savor it rather than spit it back in our faces.

On their best blues covers—Beggars Banquets’ “Prodigal Son,” Sticky Fingers’ “You Gotta Move,” Exile on Main Street’s “Shake Your Hips”—the Stones handled the songs like Ouija boards; they were less about paying homage to their heroes than channeling their sinister essence. Blue & Lonesome has flashes of that insidious inspiration: On the revved-up run through Howlin’ Wolf’s “Commit a Crime,” Jagger’s vocal oozes with implied violence overtop a repetitive, trance-inducing riff that rings like a police siren; on Little Walter’s “Hate to See You Go,” his pained baby-please-don’t-go pleas climax with an extended harmonica drone that threatens to swallow the song whole."

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Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Artist Rolling Stones
Color Black