||15 April 1966 (UK), 20 June 1966 (US)
||3-8 December 1965 and 6-9 March 1966
||Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock
||Andrew Loog Oldham
"Neat album with the Stones starting to break off and get down into their own material."
History and recording
This was the first Rolling Stones album to be recorded fully in the United States at the RCA Studios in Hollywood. The album is notable for the wide range of instruments played by Brian Jones - he experimented with a sitar, xylophone, harmonica and a Appalachian dulcimer. The album is also notable for the being the first of the Rolling Stones's studio albums to be entirely comprised of tracks solely written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
Release and aftermath
The album is considered to be one of the best Stones studio albums form their early days and is currently ranked 108th on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
In 1966 the album reached number 1 in the UK album charts and number 2 in the Billboard 200 chart in the US.
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, backing vocals, percussion, lighting
Brian Jones - guitars, marimbas, bells, Appalachian dulcimer, sitar, koto, harmonica, keyboards
Keith Richards - guitar and backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums, percussion, marimba
Bill Wyman - bass guitar, marimba, organ
Jack Nitzsche - percussion, piano, organ, and harpsichord
Ian Stewart - piano and organ