(2016/Universal) 12 tracks.
We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. With 'Blue And Lonesome', the first studio album of the Rolling Stones has been available for eleven years. It is the successor to 'A Bigger Bang' of 2005.
And this time the surprise is similar to the joy of the new record. Because, apart from a few teasers and pictures on their social media channels, Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie left their fans in the dark.
Now we have finally the certainty: 'Blue And Lonesome' is the new, 12 songs of the British rock legends - named after Little Walter's eponymous song. This is a blues album for which the Stones have dedicated some of Chicago Blues 'greatest classics, including Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed and many other Blues legends.
The recordings for the new album together with producer Don Was took place in Mark Knopflers British Grove Studios in London, as an album laser already revealed. The band received support from Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards), and Matt Clifford (keyboard). In addition, no one looked less than Eric Clapton for two guest appearances.
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The Rolling Stones came shortly after the Beatles, although they had been around for some time. They always stayed in second place behind the Beatles, the well-behaved, well-behaved boys next door, as their exact counterparts. They were always controversial. Scandals pave their way. Drug and excesses, wild fights and legendary orgies characterize Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman - to some extent also Mick Taylor, who took his place after the death of Brian Jones and only recently retired.
Musically, the Rolling Stones come from the blues and a little bit from jazz, but they added rock elements early on. Their music has always been rough and hard. But the Rolling Stones never became as style-blind as the Beatles were, on the contrary, they let themselves be influenced by the boys. When they turned the pop world upside down with their soft number "Yesterday", the Rolling Stones followed suit in a flash. When the Beatles said "All You Need Is Love', Mick Jagger sang sweetly in the ear of his fans "We love You'.
After the Beatles split up, the Rolling Stones finally took control of the rock paradise. In 1975 the Rolling Stones embarked on their eighth tour of the USA - the first since 1972 - starting in Baton Rouge, passing Jacksonville on August 2 and continuing to Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, where the mammoth tour ended in Caracas on August 31. 95% of the available tickets (1.5 million) were sold in 8 hours.