4 February 2017
The Rolling Stones - Blue and Lonesome
Blue and Lonesome is the 23rd studio album from the seemingly immortal Rolling Stones, (ok, 25th if you're American, but we'll let that slide), and is a return to their Blues roots. And boy, is it a return! Although all covers, the Chicago blues tone permeates the album from start to finish and there isn't a track out of place. From the harmonica led "Just Your Fool" to the final encore of "I Can't Quit You Baby", there is an energy that belies their age and you just have to wonder where the attic is that contains their portraits.
Jagger leaves the guitar at home for this album, focusing on vocals and harmonica and he approaches each track with a confidence that never falters. The same goes for the rest of the band - this is an album they wanted to do and they have enjoyed every minute of it.
There is also the bonus addition of Eric Clapton, who was in the building at the time of recording. He guests on two tracks, "Everybody Knows My Good Thing" and "I Can't Quit You Baby", and he is a joy to behold, especially the final track. It does kinda make me want an entire album of the Stones and Clapton, mixing their own styles, covering each others songs. But hey, it remains a dream.
Anyhoo, as for this album, it's a corker. Seriously, there I can't say anything bad about the performances of the production. Even the fact that it is covers doesn't spoil it as the each song has been picked with care.
This, for me, is a 9 out of ten.
Favourite track: has to be "I Can't Quit You Baby" - Stones and Clapton - 'nuff said!
The official website is here.
You can buy the album on iTunes here and from Amazon here.
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