On 2nd December 2016, the Rolling Stones will release Blue & Lonesome, their first studio album in over a decade. Blue & Lonesome takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of the Rolling Stones.
The album, produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins, was recorded in just three days with the approach that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs.
The Stones were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and on two tracks by Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.
“This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do,” said producer Don Was in a statement.
Alongside the standard CD & vinyl formats, Blue & Lonesome will also be available as a Deluxe Box Set. Including CD album, 75 page mini-book about the making of the album and band postcard prints.