Aftermath (Rolling Stones album)


Aftermath (Rolling Stones album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Aftermath
Type = Studio album
Artist = The Rolling Stones


Released = flagicon|UK15 April 1966 flagicon|USAJune 20, 1966
Recorded = 3–8 December 1965 & 6–9 March 1966: RCA
Genre = Rock, Psychedelic rock
Length = 53:20 (U.K.) 42:31 (U.S.)
Label = Decca/ABKCO (U.K.) London/ABKCO (U.S.)
Producer = Andrew Loog Oldham
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|5|5 (U.K.) [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:4fq7g4hptv6z link]
*Allmusic Rating|5|5 (U.S.) [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:iifozfghehok link]
Chronology = The Rolling Stones
Last album ="Out of Our Heads" (1965 UK)


"Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)" (1966 US)
This album = "Aftermath" (1966)
Next album ="Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)" (1966 UK)
"Got Live if You Want It!" (1966 US)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = Studio album


Lower caption = American cover

"Aftermath", first released in April 1966, was the fourth UK and sixth US studio album by The Rolling Stones. The album proved to be a major artistic breakthrough for The Rolling Stones, being the first full-length release by the band to consist exclusively of Mick Jagger/Keith Richards compositions. "Aftermath" was also the first Rolling Stones album to be recorded entirely in the United States, at the legendary RCA Studios in Hollywood, California at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, and the first album the band released in stereo.

The album is also notable for its musical experimentation, with Brian Jones playing a variety of instruments which feature prominently in each track, including the sitar on "Paint It, Black", and the appalachian dulcimer on "Lady Jane" and "I Am Waiting", the marimbas on "Under My Thumb", harmonica on "High And Dry" and "Goin' Home" as well as guitar and keyboards. To this day the "Aftermath" album remains a big fan favorite from the Brian Jones era.

As with all the Stones pre-1967 LPs, different editions were released in the UK and the USA. This was a common feature of British pop albums at that time -- the same practice was applied to all Beatles albums prior to "Sgt Pepper's") -- because UK albums typically did not include tracks that had already been released as singles.

The (original) UK version of "Aftermath" was issued in April 1966 as a fourteen-track LP, and this is generally considered to be the definitive version. Issued between the non-LP single releases of "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "Paint It, Black", "Aftermath" was a major hit in the UK, spending eight weeks at #1 on the UK album chart.

The US version, released in June, featured different cover art and an alternate (and shorter) running order that eliminated three UK tracks -- "Out Of Time", "Take It Or Leave It" and "What To Do" (all later issued in the US on other compilations), -- and substituted "Mother's Little Helper" with their current #1 hit "Paint It, Black". Although it compromised producer Andrew Loog Oldham's and The Rolling Stones' intentions for the album, the revamped "Aftermath" reached #2 in the US, eventually going platinum. In 2002, the US edition of "Aftermath" was ranked number 108 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

"Aftermath" was important in establishing Jagger and Richards as respected songwriters in the same vein as Lennon-McCartney and Bob Dylan and also redefined The Rolling Stones from being R&B enthusiasts to a progressive and artistically-inventive group.

In August 2002 both editions of "Aftermath" were reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records.

Track listings

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

UK track listing

#"Mother's Little Helper" – 2:45
#"Stupid Girl" – 2:55
#"Lady Jane" – 3:08
#"Under My Thumb" – 3:41
#"Doncha Bother Me" – 2:41
#"Goin' Home" – 11:13
#"Flight 505" – 3:27
#"High and Dry" – 3:08
#"Out of Time" – 5:37
#"It's Not Easy" – 2:56
#"I Am Waiting" – 3:11
#"Take It or Leave It" – 2:47
#"Think" – 3:09
#"What to Do" – 2:32

US track listing

#"Paint It, Black" – 3:45
#"Stupid Girl" – 2:55
#"Lady Jane" – 3:09
#"Under My Thumb" – 3:41
#"Doncha Bother Me" – 2:41
#"Think" – 3:09
#"Flight 505" – 3:27
#"High and Dry" – 3:08
#"It's Not Easy" – 2:56
#"I Am Waiting" – 3:11
#"Goin' Home" – 11:13

Personnel

* Mick Jagger - Vocals, percussion, lighting, harmonica
* Keith Richards - Guitar, vocals
* Brian Jones - Guitars, marimba, bells, dulcimer, sitar, harpsichord, harmonica
* Charlie Watts - Drums, percussion, marimba, bells
* Bill Wyman - Bass, marimba, bells, piano, organ, harpsichord

* Ian Stewart - Piano, organ, harpsichord
* Jack Nitzsche - Percussion, piano, organ, harpsichord

Charts

Album

ingles

References

External links

* [http://www.godgammeldags.nu/rolling/stones/aftermath/ Fansite for the album]
* [http://www.oceanstar.com/patti/poetry/jagarr.htm Link to Patti Smith piece for "Creem" January 1973 detailing her response to the Stones and Aftermath]


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