The 24rd British and 26th American full-length studio album by legendary British Rock band.
Band's 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. "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 Blues is where it all began for Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, especially Chicago Blues. When Jagger and Richards began their friendship anew, they had run into each other on a train, Jagger carrying a Chess Records album of Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry. And yes, they and the rest of the lads would later discover the magnificence and wonder that is Robert Johnson‘s legacy of brilliance and beauty, but Chicago Blues has ever held sway in their hearts.
The album was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins and was recorded over the course of just three days in December 2015 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.
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! Those that are about Chicago Blues, need not hesitate. This album is calling you!! Those who wondered when the Stones would record an album worthy of themselves, wonder no more. "Blue & Lonesome" belongs on every Chicago Blues and Rolling Stones lover!!!
Promotone B.V./Polydor Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd., 2016 (571 494-2). Made in UK.
1. Just Your Fool 2:16
2. Commit A Crime 3:38
3. Blue And Lonesome 3:07
4. All Of Your Love 4:47
5. I Gotta Go 3:26
6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing 4:31
7. Ride 'em On Down 2:49
8. Hate To See You Go 3:21
9. Hoo Doo Blues 2:37
10. Little Rain 3:32
11. Just Like I Treat You 3:25
12. I Can't Quit You Baby 5:13
Total playing time: 42:36 min.