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Blue Lonesome

Five decades in the making and just three days to record

06 OCTOBER 2016 (Toronto, ON) - On 2nd December 2016, The Rolling Stones will release Blue & Lonesome, their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded over the course of 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. Issued by Polydor Records via Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, the album is available for pre-order worldwide from today via and available in various formats, including CD, digital download, double heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with album download card, and deluxe edition including CD album, 75-page mini-book about the making of the album and band postcard prints. Produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins, Blue & Lonesome was recorded in December last year at British Grove Studios in West London, just a stone’s throw from Richmond and Eel Pie Island where the Stones started out as a young blues band playing pubs and clubs. 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. “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

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The Rolling Stones ‘Blue & Lonesome’ full tracklisting
  1. 1. Just Your Fool (Original written and recorded in 1960 by Little Walter)
  1. Commit A Crime (Original written and recorded in 1966 by Howlin’ Wolf - Chester Burnett)
  1. Blue And Lonesome (Original written and recorded in 1959 by Little Walter)
  1. All Of Your Love (Original written and recorded in 1967 by Magic Sam - Samuel Maghett)
  1. I Gotta Go (Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
  1. *Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Original recorded in 1971 by Little Johnny Taylor, composed by Miles Grayson & Lermon Horton)
  1. Ride ‘Em On Down (Original written and recorded in 1955 by Eddie Taylor)
  1. Hate To See You Go (Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
  1. **Hoo Doo Blues (Original recorded in 1958 by Lightnin’ Slim, composed by Otis Hicks & Jerry West)
  1. Little Rain (Original recorded in 1957 by Jimmy Reed, composed by Ewart.G.Abner Jr. and Jimmy Reed)
  1. Just Like I Treat You (Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin’ Wolf in December 1961)
  1. *I Can’t Quit You Baby (Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Rush in 1956)
All tracks feature: Mick Jagger: Vocals & Harp, Keith Richards: Guitar, Charlie Watts: Drums, Ronnie Wood: Guitar, Darryl Jones: Bass, Chuck Leavell: Keyboards, Matt Clifford: Keyboards Guests: *Eric Clapton: Guitar **Jim Keltner: Percussion