The Stones just keep rolling, and have just announced they’ll be releasing a new studio album before the end of the year, the band’s first since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.”
Titled “Blue & Lonesome”, the new album will see The Rolling Stones returning to their bluesy roots for an album of blues covers that came together quickly, according to the press release describing the album as “five decades in the making and [taking] just three days to record.”
Due to be released on Dec. 2, the album was recorded in London in December 2015, and will feature Eric Clapton lending his signature guitar work on two tracks (“Slowhand” was recording his own album in the studio next door, and popped by to join in).
“This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do,” says Don Was, who co-produced the album with the Glimmer Twins (a.k.a. Mick and Keith), reports The Guardian.
The track list will be:
1 “Just Your Fool” (original written and recorded in 1960 by Little Walter)
2 “Commit a Crime” (original written and recorded in 1966 by Howlin’ Wolf aka Chester Burnett)
3 “Blue and Lonesome” (original written and recorded in 1959 by Little Walter)
4 “All of Your Love” (original written and recorded in 1967 by Magic Sam aka Samuel Maghett)
5 “I Gotta Go” (original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
6 “Everybody Knows About My Good Thing” (original recorded in 1971 by Little Johnny Taylor, composed by Miles Grayson and Lermon Horton)
7 “Ride ’Em On Down” (original written and recorded in 1955 by Eddie Taylor)
8 “Hate To See You Go” (original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)
9 “Hoo Doo Blues” (original recorded in 1958 by Lightnin’ Slim aka Otis Hicks, composed by him and Jerry West)
10 “Little Rain” (original recorded in 1957 by Jimmy Reed, composed by him and Ewart G Abner Jr)
11 “Just Like I Treat You” (original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin’ Wolf in December 1961)
12 “I Can’t Quit You Baby” (Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Rush in 1956).