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The Rolling Stones: Brand new studio album Blue & Lonesome

On 2nd December 2016, The Rolling Stones will release Blue & Lonesome, their first studio album in over a decade. 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.

The album was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins and 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 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 were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and on two 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

Tracklist:

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)

Guests:
*Eric Clapton: Guitar
**Jim Keltner: Percussion

As well as the standard CD, there will be a deluxe edition of Blue & Lonesome which will feature a 75-page mini-book about the making of the album and band postcard prints. A 2LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl edition (with download code) is also available.

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Blue & Lonesome Deluxe Box Set

Blue & Lonesome boxset featuring the album on CD, a 64 page book on the recording of the album plus a set of collectable artcards.

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BLUE & LONESOME 12″ DOUBLE HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL

Blue & Lonesome pressed onto two 180gsm vinyl, and housed in a double gatefold sleeve. Album download card included.

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BLUE & LONESOME CD ALBUM