The Rolling Stones is the debut album by The Rolling Stones, released by Decca Records in the United Kingdom on 16 April 1964. The American edition of the LP—with a slightly different track list—came out on London Records on 30 May 1964, under the title England's Newest Hit Makers. Recorded at Regent Sound Studios in London over the course of five days in January and February 1964, The Rolling Stones was produced by then-managers Andrew Loog Oldham and Eric Easton. The Rolling Stones was originally released by Decca Records in the UK, while the US England's Newest Hitmakers appeared on the London Records label, with the track "Not Fade Away" (the a-side of the band's third UK single) replacing "Mona (I Need You Baby)". The majority of the tracks reflect the band's love for authentic R&B material. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (whose professional name until 1978 omitted the s in his surname) were very much fledging songwriters during early 1964, contributing only one original composition to the album: "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)". more …
Encore press release of The Rolling Stones cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring DSD remastering. Part of a 22-album The Rolling Stones cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring the albums "England's Newest Hit Makers," "12 x 5," "The Rolling Stones, Now!" "Out of Our Heads," "Out of Our Heads (UK Version)," "December's Children (And Everybody's)," "Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)," "Aftermath," "Aftermath (UK Version)," "Got Live If You Want It!" "Between The Buttons," "Between The Buttons (UK Version)," "Flowers," "Their Satanic Majesties Request," "Beaggars Banquet," "Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)," "Let It Bleed," "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" "Hot Rocks 1964-1971," "More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)," "Singles Collection: The London Years," and "Metamporphosis (UK Version)."
The British version of the Stones' first album has a nearly identical cover to its American equivalent, issued six weeks later, but a slightly different song lineup. Among these 12 songs, absent is "Not Fade Away," which was a hit single in England (where singles and LPs were usually kept separate), and in its place is the Stones' cover of Bo Diddley's "Mona (I Need You Baby)" (credited here as "I Need You Baby"), which had to wait until Rolling Stones Now!, a year later, for its U.S. release. It's not a big switch, a Bo Diddley-style cover of a Buddy Holly song bumping an actual Bo Diddley cover on the U.S. version. Otherwise, the main difference lies in the version of "Tell Me" included here, which sounds about two generations hotter than any edition of the song ever released in the U.S. – it's the long version, with the break that was cut from the single, but the British LP and the original late-'80s Decca U.K. compact disc (820 047-2) both contain a version without any fade, running the better part of a minute longer than the U.S. release of the song, until the band literally stops playing.
The Rolling Stones is the debut album by The Rolling Stones, released by Decca Records in the United Kingdom on 16 April 1964. The American edition of the LP—with a slightly different track list—came out on London Records on 30 May 1964, under the title England's Newest Hit Makers.