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Emotional Rescue

Emotional Rescue (1980)

Album Info

Released: 20 June 1980
Recorded: 5 January - 2 March, 23 August - 6 September 1978; 18 January - 12 February, 10 June - 19 October, and November-December 1979
Genre: Rock, Disco
Length: 41:15
Label: Rolling Stones/Atlantic
Producer: The Glimmer Twins
"Great album with a range of classic songs. "Dance" is always a great jam to listen to."

History and recording

Recorded in late 1978 and throughout 1979 in both Nassau, Bahamas and then Paris. The album was finished off in New York City. Mick and Keith wrote loads of songs in this period, but narrowed it down to ten for the final album. Some of the leftovers were used in Tattoo You, and others were never used again (although most are available on bootleg).

Release and aftermath

The disco influence on this album was very popular with both critics and the general public. The title track, "Emotional Rescue", was a smash hit.


The album cover was designed by Peter Corriston and features photos of the band members, taken with a thermo-camera.

Chart Performance

In 1980 the album went to the top of the charts in both the UK and the US (Billboard Pop Albums).


The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar, electric and acoustic piano
Keith Richards - electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano and backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums
Ronnie Wood - electric, acoustic, slide, and pedal steel guitar, backing vocals and bass guitar
Bill Wyman - bass guitar and synthesizer

Additional musicians
Sugar Blue - harmonica
Nicky Hopkins - piano and xylophone
Bobby Keys - saxophone
Billy Preston - clavinet
Max Romeo - backing vocals
Michael Shrieve - percussion
Ian Stewart - electric and acoustic piano and percussion

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Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Ronnie Wood
Charlie Watts