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Rolling Stones Debut New Single, 'Angry,' and Announce Album Details

Via Consequence Sound:

The Rolling Stones have revealed details of their first album of original material in 18 years, Hackney Diamonds, due out October 20th. The announcement was made during a livestream event hosted by Mick Jagger impersonator Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.

Hackney Diamonds was produced by Andrew Watt. Spanning 12 tracks, the album was recorded in Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Metropolis Studios, London; Sanctuary Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Electric Lady Studios, New York; and The Hit Factory/Germano Studios, also in New York.

A full list of guest contributors has yet to be revealed. However, during Wednesday’s livestream, the band revealed that Lady Gaga sings on the song “Sweet Sounds of Heaven.” Late drummer Charlie Watts and former bassist Bill Wyman are also featured on the album. The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and Stevie Wonder are also rumored contributors.

Coming Up: Rolling Stones "Beggar's Banquet" 180-gram Vinyl

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The Rolling Stones returned to their blues roots on 1968's Beggars Banquet, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements. A strong, acoustic Delta Blues flavor colors much of the album, particularly "Prodigal Son" and Jagger/Richards' "No Expectations." Basic rock `n' roll is not forgotten with "Street Fighting Man" and "Sympathy for the Devil." The lyrical bite of the material ensured its place as one of the best blues-based rock albums of all time. 180-gram black LP.

Coming Up: The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966 7" Single Box Set

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A comprehensive, chronological overview of The Rolling Stones' early career as pop chart hitmakers. Contains 18 vinyl 7" 45 RPM singles and E.P.s in original picture sleeves, a 32-page book with liner notes by Rolling Stones authority Nigel Williamson, plus set of 5 photo cards and a color poster, all housed in a hard-shell box. Limited Edition Box Set.

BBC Celebrates Rolling Stones' 60th with Multiple TV and Radio Specials

From the Beeb:

This Summer, the BBC will celebrate 60 glorious years of The Rolling Stones with a star-studded season of programming across television, radio and digital platforms.

The centrepiece is a world-exclusive four-part series of films, My Life as a Rolling Stone, to premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this summer, produced by Mercury Studios.

It tells the story of one of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in a way that has never been done before - by viewing the band through the musical lens of each member, delving deep into their personalities, passions and memories from the past 60 years. Four hour-long films, each an intimate portrait of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, show how these individual musical geniuses came together to make the music that has provided the soundtrack to the lives of millions.

The films feature unrivalled access to and newly-filmed interviews with the band members, and from a stellar cast of artists who’ve loved and been inspired by the band, including P.P. Arnold, Chrissie Hynde, Slash, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Steven Tyler.

The landmark series, produced by Mercury Studios for the BBC, will include unseen footage and exclusive stories from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood interwoven with new and archive interviews and performance. The story of Charlie Watts, who sadly passed away in August 2021, will be told via tributes from his fellow band members and his musical peers and admirers along with archive interviews of Charlie.

The Rolling Stones created the blueprint for every budding rock band. They have overcome tragedy and controversy to record some of the most instantly recognisable and beloved songs. They have embraced the full spectrum of popular music from gritty blues to heartrending ballads, from pure pop to hard-edged rock selling millions of records along the way. Since their live debut on 12 July 1962 at London’s Marquee Club, the Stones made stadiums and arenas their home with spectacular global tours over the last six decades.

The series, which will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this summer, is directed by award-winning filmmakers, Oliver Murray (Bill Wyman, The Quiet One) and Clare Tavernor (Keith Richards: A Culture Show Special). Mercury Studios will distribute the films internationally.

Joyce Smyth, manager, The Rolling Stones, says: “We are thrilled to celebrate 60 years of The Rolling Stones with these four films which give fans around the world a new and fascinating look at the band.”

Lorna Clarke, Controller, BBC Pop, says: “What better year for the BBC, in its centenary year, to pay tribute to and celebrate one of the world’s most significant rock groups, in their 60th anniversary year. The Rolling Stones have been ambassadors for great British rock ‘n’ roll for decades and are loved the world over, so I’m thrilled that the BBC is able to present this very special season of programming, including the world-exclusive TV series, to our audiences.”

Mercury Studios CEO, Alice Webb, says: “Every now and again, as filmmakers we get to work on extraordinary projects – this is one of those moments. We know their music, their swagger, their unrivalled stage presence – and through these beautiful, intimate films you’ll see the band in all their glory as we explore what makes them truly great. It’s been an honour to work with The Rolling Stones to shine a light on their incredible lives and careers – we can’t wait for audiences around the world to see them.”

Each of the four episodes will put one of the Stones in the spotlight, featuring their own personal take on the band, with added contributions about them from each of the other Stones and a cast of incredible contributors.

The four films are:

Mick Jagger

Mick’s creative and commercial vision has been instrumental to The Rolling Stones’ success. He’s steered the band to incredible musical heights, striving to keep them unified through difficulties such fallouts, changing fashions and attitudes. Jagger’s continued fame at the heart of rock and roll is without parallel, and with fellow ‘Glimmer Twin’ Keith Richards he has written and produced many of the greatest rock anthems of all time. How on earth does he do it?

Keith Richards

This is a film about how important his unbridled passion has been to The Rolling Stones, and how the sheer power of playing live keeps them on the road. Keith’s uncompromising passion for the music he loves has driven the band to experiment with varying sounds and genres. And how important has his image of transgression and rebellion been to the legend of the Stones? 

Ronnie Wood

Nobody represents fun - and what happens when it isn’t anymore - more than the irrepressible Ronnie Wood. As the godfather of a very British sound and style, he was the one who helped the band regain their mojo through hard times when they needed it most. But, looking back, did the excesses go too far?

Charlie Watts

Watts was a true musician to the core with a lifetime love of jazz, often cited by Mick and Keith as the rock and the glue that held the Stones together. For six decades he was the quiet force and swinging backbeat of the Stones and the least showy drummer in rock history. How did Charlie maintain his reputation as “the drummer’s drummer”, the unruffled mainstay and linchpin of the band, oblivious to the temptations of fame, but crucial to the band’s success?

BBC iPlayer Collection

In addition to the four-part BBC Two series, a curated collection of landmark concerts and documentaries will be available on BBC iPlayer this summer, including:

Crossfire Hurricane (2012)

Crossfire Hurricane provided a remarkable new perspective on the Stones’ unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenager in the early 60s to rock royalty. The film combines extensive historical footage, much of it widely unseen at the time, with contemporary commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.

The Rolling Stones: Totally Stripped (original version 1995, re-versioned edition 2016)

This film is a newly revised version of the documentary that was originally made to coincide with the release of the Stones’ Stripped album, released in November 1995, telling the story of two studio sessions and three live shows that made up the Stripped project. The film follows the triumphant end of the Voodoo Lounge tour which found the band reimagining tracks from their back catalogue as acoustic, pared back versions, as well as cover versions.

BBC Radio 2

Along with the documentary films, the season will also include a world exclusive two-hour audio documentary, Rolling with The Stones, on BBC Radio 2, the UK’s most listened to radio station with 14.9m weekly listeners. This global audio premiere will air this summer.

Rolling With The Stones

Six decades ago, when Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones and the late Charlie Watts played together for the first time in a scruffy pub in London’s Soho, a global phenomenon was born. Sixty years later, this incredible rock’n’ roll band are still riding every musical wave and bucking every musical trend by the simple expedient of being themselves.

Drawn from hours of unheard interviews from the band’s own archives, alongside rarely heard music and performances, Rolling with The Stones offers the ultimate presentation of one of the defining stories of the last hundred years, told intimately and revealingly by the people who wrote it. Listeners will hear directly from Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards alongside the memories of Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor and the verité archive of the late Brian Jones. There will be tributes from the bandmates to the much missed Charlie Watts who died last year, as well as from Charlie himself.

It's the story of one world’s greatest rock bands, but more than that, it’s the story of popular culture over the last 60 years in all its magnificent glory. There’s never been a band like The Rolling Stones, there’ll never be another, and Rolling with The Stones explains why.

Rolling With The Stones will be broadcast on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, with a complementary series - Rolling With The Stones Raw - available exclusively on BBC Sounds.

Coming Up: Rolling Stones "Let it Bleed" 50th Anniversary Edition

Out Nov. 1. Order from Amazon now.

Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of The Rolling Stones’ unbeatable 1960’s albums, ‘Let It Bleed’ saw the band wrap up a turbulent decade with an album that uncannily reflected the times and signposted the uncertain 1970s.
Rightly regarded as one of the most important rock albums of all time, the album that brought us ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’, ‘Midnight Rambler’ and the title track ‘Let It Bleed’, celebrates its 50th anniversary with this beautiful limited, hand-numbered Deluxe Edition.
Included in the package are 2X 180-gram LPs in stereo and mono with restored original album art, 2 X Hybrid SACDs in stereo and mono housed in custom 12” sleeve, a 7” of the in-era single ‘Honky Tonk Women’ / ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ in mono with original picture sleeve.
There’s also a beautiful 80-page hardcover book with essay by David Fricke and never-before-seen photos and three 12”x12” hand-numbered lithographs, a full-colour poster. All of the original audio has been remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering.

Rolling Stones announce "Let it Bleed" 50th anniversary edition - video preview

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The Rolling Stones’ groundbreaking multi-platinum selling album Let It Bleed was released in late 1969, charting at #1 in the UK and #3 in the US. The Rolling Stones, at this point already a critically and commercially dominant force, composed and recorded their eighth long player (tenth for the U.S.) amidst both geopolitical and personal turmoil. The second of four Rolling Stones albums made with producer Jimmy Miller (Traffic, Blind Faith), Let It Bleed perfectly captures the ominous spirit of the times with “Gimme Shelter,” the opening track. The 2019 remaster has been engineered by eleven-time Grammy®-winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig.  
Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition) includes the remastered album in Stereo and Mono on both vinyl and Hybrid SACD, and a reproduction of the 1969 7” mono single of “Honky Tonk Women”/ ”You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” in a picture sleeve. The box set also comes with three 12” x 12” hand-numbered replica-signed lithographs printed on embossed archival paper, a full-color 23” x 23” poster with restored art from the original 1969 Decca Records package, and an 80 page hardcover book with never-before-seen photos by the band’s tour photographer Ethan Russell and an essay by journalist David Fricke.
Track list:

LP 1 - Stereo Side 1 1. Gimme Shelter 2. Love In Vain 3. Country Honk 4. Live with Me 5. Let It Bleed 

Side 2 1. Midnight Rambler 2. You Got the Silver 3. Monkey Man 4. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 

LP 2 - Mono Side 1 1. Gimme Shelter 2. Love In Vain 3. Country Honk 4. Live with Me 5. Let It Bleed 

Side 2 1. Midnight Rambler 2. You Got the Silver 3. Monkey Man 4. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 

Hybrid Super Audio CD 1 - Stereo 1. Gimme Shelter 2. Love In Vain 3. Country Honk 4. Live with Me 5. Let It Bleed 6. Midnight Rambler 7. You Got the Silver 8. Monkey Man 9. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 

Hybrid Super Audio CD 2 - Mono 1. Gimme Shelter 2. Love In Vain 3. Country Honk 4. Live with Me 5. Let It Bleed 6. Midnight Rambler 7. You Got the Silver 8. Monkey Man 9. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 

7” vinyl single - (Mono) Side A – Honky Tonk Women Side B – You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus" coming in new video/audio editions


The 4K Dolby Vision restoration of the famed concert film The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus will be released by ABKCO Films and ABKCO Music & Records in June. The newly-expanded, star-laden special will be available on Blu-ray for the first time ever, as well as on DVD and for digital download (TVOD). Among many new treats, it includes an unseen version of The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ that features John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards.

Filmed over two days in December 1968, the show starred the 1960s line-up of the Stones, complete with Brian Jones. They were joined on screen by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, Yoko Ono and the remarkable, impromptu supergroup known as The Dirty Mac, comprising John Lennon, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Eric Clapton. The lead release, the Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus version of ‘Parachute Woman,’ is available now.      

The limited deluxe edition of the release is a multi-format package featuring the Blu-Ray, DVD, 2CD soundtrack and a perfect-bound 44-page book. This includes the original 1969 Rolling Stone essay by David Dalton and photographs by Michael Randolf.
The soundtrack to The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus has undergone a new mix and 192k 24 bit HD restoration, and has been expanded to 28 tracks for the new editions. Bonus material features music by the late American concert pianist Julius Katchen, introduced in the expanded audio edition by Brian Jones; three additional songs by blues titan Taj Mahal; and previously unheard recordings by The Dirty Mac of The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ as well as ‘Warmup Jam.’ The soundtrack will be available as a 3LP vinyl package for the first time and is due on CD and all digital formats.
The film, originally intended as a BBC special and shot in north London by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and cinematographer Tony Richmond, used a Felliniesque circus backdrop for a unique live happening. The Stones were seen performing six songs (Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’ ‘Parachute Woman,’ ‘No Expectations,’ ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and ‘Salt of The Earth’) in front of an audience for the first time.'

The lucky witnesses to the event were fan club members, contest winners and friends; plans for the film to air to promote the band’s Beggars Banquet album, released in the week it was shot, were abandoned in the wake of Jones’ departure and subsequent death. It was not officially released until 1996.

“It was an incredible shoot, I think, 36 hours or something,” says Keith Richards “I remember not remembering everything towards the end…but it was fun…we went through two audiences…wore one out…it was great!”

The new edition of Rock and Roll Circus has been produced by the Grammy-winning team at ABKCO, using immersive Dolby Atmos Technology and Dolby Vision for the first time on an archival concert film. The enhanced viewing experience can be enjoyed by viewers in their own homes in both original 4×3 and widescreen 16:9 aspect ratios. There are commentary tracks by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tony Richmond, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Yoko Ono and Marianne Faithfull as well as an on-camera interview with The Who’s Pete Townshend and many other extras.

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (4K FILM) THE FILM
Song For Jeffrey – Jethro Tull
A Quick One While He’s Away – The Who
Ain’t That A Lot Of Love – Taj Mahal
Something Better – Marianne Faithfull
Yer Blues – The Dirty Mac
Whole Lotta Yoko – Yoko Ono & Ivry Gitlis, and The Dirty Mac
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Parachute Woman – The Rolling Stones
No Expectations – The Rolling Stones
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
Salt Of The Earth – The Rolling Stones

Life Under The Big Top (Artists) Featuring: Mick Jagger, Ian Anderson, Taj Mahal, Yoko Ono, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards (65 min)
Framing The Show (Director & Cinematographer) Featuring: Michael Lindsay Hogg, Tony Richmond (65 min)
Musings (artists, writer, fan who was there) Featuring: Marianne Faithfull, David Dalton, David Stark (50 min)

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Expanded Audio Edition
1. Mick Jagger’s Introduction Of Rock And Roll Circus – Mick Jagger
2. Entry Of The Gladiators – Circus Band
3. Mick Jagger’s Introduction Of Jethro Tull – Mick Jagger
4. Song For Jeffrey – Jethro Tull
5. Keith Richards’ Introduction Of The Who – Keith Richards
6. A Quick One While He’s Away – The Who
7. Over The Waves – Circus Band
8. Ain’t That A Lot Of Love – Taj Mahal
9. Charlie Watts’ Introduction Of Marianne Faithfull – Charlie Watts
10. Something Better – Marianne Faithfull
11. Mick Jagger’s and John Lennon’s Introduction Of The Dirty Mac
12. Yer Blues – The Dirty Mac
13. Whole Lotta Yoko – Yoko Ono & Ivry Gitlis with The Dirty Mac
14. John Lennon’s Introduction Of The Rolling Stones + Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

15. Parachute Woman – The Rolling Stones
16. No Expectations – The Rolling Stones
17. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
18. Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
19. Salt Of The Earth – The Rolling Stones
20. Checkin’ Up On My Baby – Taj Mahal
21. Leaving Trunk – Taj Mahal
22. Corinna – Taj Mahal
23. Revolution (rehearsal) – The Dirty Mac
24. Warmup Jam – The Dirty Mac
25. Yer Blues (take 2) – The Dirty Mac
26. Brian Jones’ Introduction of Julius Katchen – Brian Jones
27. de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance – Julius Katchen
28. Mozart: Sonata In C Major- 1st Movement – Julius Katchen

Rolling Stones live at the BBC set coming up

Out Dec. 1, via the Rolling Stones official site:

Dec. 1 sees the release of The Rolling Stones ‘On Air’, an album full of BBC recordings from the 1960’s which offers a unique insight into the formative days of the band.

This is the Stones where it all started, playing the music they loved so much – Blues, R&B and even Country.

Every track has been revolutionary restored via ‘Audio Source Separation’ and you will be able to hear the remarkable difference this makes to each song. 

This album follows the recent release of "The Rolling Stones – On Air" coffee table book, by Richard Havers and published by Virgin Books.

Track listing:
  1. Come OnSaturday Club, 26 October 1963
  2. (I Can’t Get No) SatisfactionSaturday Club, 18 September 1965
  3. Roll Over BeethovenSaturday Club, 26 October 1963
  4. The Spider And The FlyYeah Yeah, 30 August 1965
  5. Cops And RobbersBlues in Rhythm, 9 May 1964
  6. It’s All Over NowThe Joe Loss Pop Show, 17 July 1964
  7. Route 66Blues in Rhythm, 9 May 1964
  8. Memphis, TennesseeSaturday Club, 26 October 1963
  9. Down The Road ApieceTop Gear, 6 March 1965
  10. The Last TimeTop Gear, 6 March 1965
  11. Cry To MeSaturday Club, 18 September 1965
  12. Mercy, MercyYeah Yeah, 30 August 1965
  13. Oh! Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin’)Saturday Club, 18 September 1965
  14. Around And AroundTop Gear, 23 July 1964
  15. Hi Heel Sneakers - Saturday Club, 18 April 1964
  16. Fannie MaeSaturday Club, 18 September 1965
  17. You Better Move OnBlues in Rhythm, 9 May 1964
  18. MonaBlues In Rhythm, 9 May 1964
Bonus Tracks (Deluxe)

  1. I Wanna Be Your ManSaturday Club, 8 February 1964
  2. CarolSaturday Club, 18 April 1964
  3. I’m moving OnThe Joe Loss Pop Show , 10 April 1964
  4. If You Need MeThe Joe Loss Pop Show, 17 July 1964
  5. Walking The DogSaturday Club, 8 February 1964
  6. Confessin’ The BluesThe Joe Loss Pop Show, 17 July 1964
  7. Everybody Needs Somebody To LoveTop Gear, 6 March 1965
  8. Little By LittleThe Joe Loss Pop Show, 10 April 1964
  9. Ain’t That Loving You BabyRhythm And Blues, 31 October 1964
  10. Beautiful DelilahSaturday Club, 18 April 1964
  11. Crackin’ UpTop Gear, 23 July 1964
  12. I Can’t Be SatisfiedTop Gear, 23 July 1964
  13. I Just Want to Make Love To YouSaturday Club, 18 April 1964
  14. 2120 South Michigan AvenueRhythm and Blues, 31 October 1964