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The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue (1980) – Lp

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. Line-up Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (lead guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (lead electric guitar).












Artist:  The Rolling Stones
Title:  Emotional Rescue
Year:  1980
Format:  LP
Label:  Rolling Stones Records
Catalog#  1C 064-63774

Emotional Rescue is the 15th British and 17th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1980. Upon release, it topped the charts in both the US and UK.

Emotional Rescue was the first Rolling Stones album recorded following Keith Richards‘ exoneration from a Toronto drugs charge that could have landed him in jail for years. Fresh from the revitalisation of Some Girls (1978), Richards and Mick Jagger led the Stones through dozens of new songs, some of which were held over for Tattoo You (1981), picking only ten for Emotional Rescue.

Coasting on the success of Some Girls, the Stones offered more of the same on Emotional Rescue. Comprised of leftovers from the previous album’s sessions and hastily written new numbers, Emotional Rescue may consist mainly of filler, but it’s expertly written and performed filler. The Stones toss off throwaways like the reggae-fueled, mail-order bride anthem “Send It to Me” or rockers like “Summer Romance” and “Where the Boys Go” with an authority that makes the record a guilty pleasure, even if it’s clear that only two songs — the icy but sexy disco-rock of “Emotional Rescue” and the revamped Chuck Berry rocker “She’s So Cold”


Side one
1.  Dance (4:22)
2.  Summer Romance  (3:14)
3.  Send It To Me  (3:44)
4.  Let Me Go  (3:49)
5.  Indian Girl (4:21)

Side two
1.  Where The Boys Go  (3:28)
2.  Down In The Hole  (3:55)
3.  Emotional Rescue  (5:38)
4.  She’s So Cold  (4:10)
5.  All About You  (4:17)


The Rolling Stones – Black And Blue (1976)

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. Line-up Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (lead guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (lead electric guitar).












Artist:  The Rolling Stones
Title:  Black And Blue
Year:  1976
Format:  LP
Label:  Rolling Stones Records
Catalog#  COC 59106

Black and Blue is the 13th British and 15th American studio album by the band the Rolling Stones, released in 1976.

It was the band’s first studio album released with Ronnie Wood as the replacement for Mick Taylor. Wood had played twelve-string acoustic guitar on the track “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)” from the It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll album and appears on half of the Black and Blue album tracks (mostly backing vocals) with Wayne Perkins and Harvey Mandel playing guitar on the remaining titles. Keith Richards would later comment “Rehearsing guitar players, that’s what that one was about”.

The album showed the band incorporating its traditional rock and roll style with heavy influences from reggae and funk music.

Yes, the two songs that are undeniable highlights are “Memory Motel” and “Fool to Cry,” the album’s two ballads and, therefore, the two that had to be written and arranged, not knocked out in the studio; they’re also the ones that don’t quite make as much sense, though they still work in the context of the record. No, this is all about groove and sound, as the Stones work Ron Wood into their fabric. And the remarkable thing is, apart from “Hand of Fate” and “Crazy Mama,” there’s little straight-ahead rock & roll here. They play with reggae extensively, funk and disco less so, making both sound like integral parts of the Stones‘ lifeblood. Apart from the ballads, there might not be many memorable tunes, but there are times that you listen to the Stones just to hear them play, and this is one of them.


Side one
1. Hot Stuff  5:21
2. Hand Of Fate  4:28
3. Cherry Oh Baby  3:54
4. Memory Motel  7:06

Side two
1. Hey Negrita  4:58
2. Melody  5:48
3. Fool To Cry  5:02
4. Crazy Mama  4:32


The Rolling Stones – Love You Live (1977) – 2Lp

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964–65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s.













Artist:  The Rolling Stones
Title:  Love You Live
Year:  1977
Format:  2LP
Label:  Rolling Stones Records
Catalog#  COC 89101

Love You Live is a double live album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1977. It is drawn from Tour of the Americas shows in the US in the summer of 1975, Tour of Europe shows in 1976 and performances from the El Mocambo nightclub concert venue in Toronto in 1977. It is the band’s third official full-length live release and is dedicated to the memory of audio engineer Keith Harwood, who died in a drug-induced car accident shortly before the album’s release.

Love You Live was overdubbed and mixed from late May to mid-June 1977. It features Billy Preston and Ian Stewart on piano. The album artwork was prepared by Andy Warhol, and the pencil smears seen across the front were added by Mick Jagger, to Warhol’s dismay. Love You Live was The Rolling Stones’ final album whereby Rolling Stones Records would be internationally distributed by Warner Music. The band’s next several albums would be distributed through EMI worldwide, while they remained with Warner in North America only.

The Stones decided to round out the live album by adding a second album, with live club recordings performed at the El Mocambo Club in Toronto on 4 and 5 March 1977. The intention was to play a set of the sort of classic blues and R&B covers that sealed their reputation back at the Crawdaddy Club in 1963. However, Keith Richards arrived late for scheduled rehearsals. His partner Anita Pallenberg had been arrested for possession of illicit drugs on arrival at Toronto airport and drugs were also found by police searching his hotel room.

Despite these legal troubles, the shows themselves went well enough, though the versions that appear on album are heavily overdubbed, mostly with layers of new guitar tracks, backing vocals by Richards and/or Ronnie Wood which were not originally sung at the shows themselves, and in the case of “Mannish Boy”, a harmonica by Jagger played throughout the song, which could not have been possible for Jagger to switch from singing to the harmonica riff that quickly live. April Wine opened for the band, and the Stones appeared secretly under the fake band name, “The Cockroaches” on the bill so the majority of the fans thought they were attending an April Wine concert. April Wine also recorded their live album Live at the El Mocambo at these same concerts.

Jagger and Richards sharply disagreed on the selection of tracks to include on the album. In his autobiography Richards recalled: “Collaboration was giving way to struggle and disagreement. It’s a two-disc album, and the result is that one disc is Mick’s and the other was mine.”


Side one
1.  Intro: Excerpt From “Fanfare From The Common Man”  (1:23)
2.  Honky Tonk Women  (3:21)
3.  If You Can’t Rock Me / Get Off Of My Cloud  (5:00)
4.  Happy  (2:54)
5.  Hot Stuff  (4:33)
6.  Star Star  (4:09)

Side two
1.  Tumbling Dice  (3:58)
2.  Fingerprint File  (5:20)
3.  You Gotta Move  (4:15)
4.  You Can’t Always Get What You Want  (7:40)

Side three
1.  Mannish Boy  (6:24)
2.  Crackin’ Up  (5:44)
3.  Little Red Rooster  (4:33)
4.  Around And Around  (3:52)

Side four
1.  It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll  (4:29)
2.  Brown Sugar  (3:28)
3.  Jumping Jack Flash  (3:48)
4.  Sympathy For The Devil  (7:47)


The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You (1981) – Lp

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The settled line-up consisted of Ronnie Wood (electric guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar), Mick Taylor  (electric guitar), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums).













Artist:  The Rolling Stones
Title:  Tattoo You
Year:  1981
Format:  LP
Label:  Rolling Stones Records
Catalog#  1C 064-64533

Tattoo You is the 16th British and 18th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1981. The follow-up to Emotional Rescue (1980), the album is mostly composed of studio outtakes recorded during the 1970s, and contains one of the band’s most well-known songs, “Start Me Up“.

Tattoo You was comprised primarily of leftovers, but unlike its predecessor, it never sounds that way. Instead, Tattoo You captures the Stones at their best as a professional stadium-rock band. Divided into a rock & roll side and a ballad side, the album delivers its share of thrills on the tight, dynamic first side. “Start Me Up” became the record’s definitive Stonesy rocker, but the frenzied doo wop of “Hang Fire,” the reggae jam of “Slave,” the sleazy Chuck Berry rockers “Little T&A” and “Neighbours,” and the hard blues of “Black Limousine” are all terrific. The ballad side suffers in comparison, especially since “Heaven” and “No Use in Crying” are faceless. But “Worried About You” and “Tops” are effortless, excellent ballads, and “Waiting on a Friend,” with its Sonny Rollins sax solo, is an absolute masterpiece, with a moving lyric that captures Jagger in a shockingly reflective and affecting state of mind. “Waiting on a Friend” and the vigorous rock & roll of the first side make Tattoo You an essential latter-day Stones album.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 213 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Side one
1.  Start Me Up  (3:31)
2.  Hang Fire  (2:20)
3.  Slave  (6:34)
4.  Little T & A  (3:23)
5.  Black Limousine  (3:31)
6.  Neighbours  (3:30)

Side two
1.  Worried About You  (5:16)
2.  Tops  (3:45)
3.  Heaven  (4:21)
4.  No Use In Crying  (3:24)
5.  Waiting On A Friend  (4:34)


The Rolling Stones – Still Life (American Concert 1981) (1982) – Lp

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.

the rolling stones - still life











Artist:  The Rolling Stones
Title:  Still Life (American Concert 1981)
Year:  1982
Format:  LP
Label:  Rolling Stones Records
Catalog#  1A 064-64804

“Still Life” (American Concert 1981) is a live album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1982. Recorded during the band’s American Tour 1981 in the latter portion of that year, it was released in time for their European Tour 1982 continuation the following summer.

The album was a commercial success, preceded by their cover of The Miracles’ “Going to a Go-Go”, which became a Top 30 hit in the United Kingdom and United States.

” Former Stones bassist Bill Wyman may agree; the album received only a brief and dismissive mention in the otherwise heavily detailed chronicle of his life with the band, Rolling with the Stones.

Of particular chagrin to Stones fans was the fact that nearly half of the Hampton Coliseum rendition of “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)” was edited out for the release.

The album cover is a painting by Japanese artist Kazuhide Yamazaki, whose work inspired the tour’s stage design.


Side one
1.  Under My Thumb  (4:44)
2.  Let’s Spend The Night Together  (3:50)
3.  Shattered  (4:05)
4.  Twenty Flight Rock  (1:48)
5.  Going To A Go Go  (3:00)

Side two
1.  Let Me Go  (3:31)
2.  Time Is On My Side  (3:36)
3.  Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)  (5:11)
4.  Start Me Up  (3:59)
5.  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction  (4:21)

Vinyl:  Good
Cover:  Good

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