||20 January 1967 (UK), 11 February 1967 (US)
||3-11 August, 8-26 November, and 13 December 1966
||Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Baroque Pop
||Andrew Loog Oldham
||"Incredible fusion of blues and psychedelia."
This album shows the Rolling Stones getting used to recording their own material, and branching out from their R&B roots. It was recorded in two different segments - one in August 1966 in Los Angeles and another in London in November of the same year.
Release & Aftermath
The album was quite successful, spawning the single "Ruby Tuesday" which went to #3 in the UK and was a smash hit in the US. Nowadays the album is often overlooked amoung the Rolling Stones's back-catalogue, however it is ranked number 355 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, backing vocals, percussion,
Brian Jones - organ, vibraphone, accordion, harmonica, recorder, percussion, kazoo, saxophone, Vox Bijou, harpsichord, guitar , piano , trumpet, horn, trombone and backing vocals
Keith Richards - guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar, piano, organ, and double bass, co-lead vocals
Charlie Watts - drums, percussion
Bill Wyman - bass guitar, percussion, double bass and backing vocals
Jack Nitzsche - piano, harpsichord, percussion, and horn arrangements
Ian Stewart - piano and organ
The album scored quite highly in the charts, reaching #3 in the UK album charts and #2 in the US Billboard Pop Albums chart.