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The Rolling Stones No. 2

The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)

Album Info

Released: 15 January 1965
Recorded: 10-11 and 24-26 June, 2 and 28-29 September, 2-8 November 1964
Genre: Rock, R&B, Blues-rock
Length: 36:58
Label: Decca
Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
"Great album with a unique R&B sound."

History and recording

This is the first album to be fully produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. The album largely consists of covers, however three tracks were composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, a writing partnership that Oldham was encouraging to develop. Recording took place at Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois; RCA Studios, Hollywood, California; Regend Sound Studios, London.

Release and aftermath

The album spent two weeks at the top of the UK album charts, hence becoming one of the biggest sellers of 1965. According to Bill Wyman, John Lennon has said of the album, "The album's great, but I don't like five-minute numbers."

Chart Performance

In 1965 the album reached number 1 in the UK album charts (it was not released in the US).

Personnel

The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, harmonica, tambourine, and percussion
Brian Jones - guitar and slide guitar, backing vocals
Keith Richards - guitars and backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums and percussion
Bill Wyman - bass guitar and backing vocals

Additional musicians
Jack Nitzsche - piano, 'Nitzsche' phone, and tambourine
Ian Stewart - piano

Who is your favourite Stone?

Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Ronnie Wood
Charlie Watts