The Rolling Stones – Now


Although their third American album was patched together (in the usual British Invasion tradition) from a variety of sources, it's their best early R&B-oriented effort. Most of the Stones' early albums suffer from three or four very weak cuts; Now! is almost uniformly strong start-to-finish, the emphasis on some of their blackest material. The covers of “Down Home Girl,” Bo Diddley's vibrating “Mona,” Otis Redding's “Pain in My Heart,” and Barbara Lynn's “Oh Baby” are all among the group's best R&B interpretations. The best gem is “Little Red Rooster,” a pure blues with wonderful slide guitar from Brian Jones (and a number one single in Britain, although it was only an album track in the U.S.). As songwriters, Jagger and Richards are still struggling, but they come up with one of their first winners (and an American Top 20 hit) with the yearning, soulful “Heart of Stone.”

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London Records ‎– LL 3420 Mono 1965

Side 1.

1. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Piano – Ian Stewart Written-By – Russell, Wexler, Burke

2. Down Home Girl
Piano – Jack Nitzsche Written-By – Butler, Leiber

3. You Can’t Catch Me
Written-By – Berry

4. Heart Of Stone
Written-By – Jagger; Richards

5. What A Shame
Piano – Ian Stewart Written-By – Jagger; Richards

6. Mona (I Need You Baby)
Written-By – McDaniels

Side 2.

1. Down The Road Apiece
Written-By – Raye

2. Off The Hook
Written-By – Jagger; Richards

3. Pain In My Heart
Performer [Nitzsche-phone] – Jack Nitzsche Written-By – Neville

4. Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin’)
Written-By – Ozen

5. Little Red Rooster
Written-By – Dixon

6. Surprise, Surprise
Written-By – Jagger; Richards

Companies etc:
• Copyright (c) – The Decca Record Company Limited
• Recorded At – Chess Studios
• Recorded At – RCA Studios, Hollywood
• Recorded At – Regent Sound Studios
• Arranged By – Rolling Stones, The
• Liner Notes – Andrew Loog Oldham
• Photography By – David Bailey
• Producer – Andrew Loog Oldham

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
LP Condition

Near Mint (NM or M-)

Cover Condition

Near Mint (NM or M-)


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