The Rolling Stones, Now! (1965)
||13 February 1965
||10 June - 8 November 1964, 3-4 January 1964
||Rock, R&B, Blues-rock
||Andrew Loog Oldham
"Sort of an amalgamation between two UK studio albums."
History and recording
Seven of the tracks on the album were taken from the UK album, The Rolling Stones No. 2. The other tracks were single releases and from the album, Out of Our Heads. Four of the twelve tracks on the album were written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards themselves.
Release and aftermath
The album spawned the single "Little Red Rooster", which was a smash hit in the US. Nowadays the album is considered a highlight of the Stones' early American releases, and is currently ranked #181 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The album reached number 5 in the Billboard Pop Albums chart in the US (it was not released in the UK).
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, harmonica, tambourine, and percussion
Brian Jones - guitar and slide guitar, harmonica and backing vocals
Keith Richards - guitar and backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums and percussion
Bill Wyman - bass guitar and backing vocals
Jack Nitzsche - piano, 'Nitzsche' phone, and tambourine
Ian Stewart - piano