Blue and Lonesome Marks the 23rd British and 25th American Studio Album

The Rolling Stones released Blue and Lonesome on December 2 via Polydor Records.

Blue and Lonesome is a blues rock project that stirs within the roots from where The Rolling Stones was created.

Last year in West London The Rolling Stones worked together with Don Was and The Glimmer Twins during the course of three days. The result is a classic blues album that should be up for awards when they review the albums of 2016. The Rolling Stones reminds listeners that 2016 is not over yet, and the band has plenty of fuel in the tank.

After seeing the band live in 2015, it appears they are doing well overall, and the energy on this album reflects that spirit.

Listen and watch the band’s latest video for ‘Ride ‘Em on Down’ that was also released on vinyl this past Record Store Day Black Friday event. When I picked up the 10″ vinyl only had 3,000 copies released. The song recreates the Chicago Blues style by Eddie Taylor.

Blue and Lonesome on vinyl is available in double heavyweight vinyl packaged in a gatefold sleeve with album download card. It is also available digital platforms.

The album is comprised of cover music, and marked one of the largest full cover albums the band has released since their debut album in 1964. A dozen tracks make up Blue and Lonesome.

The Rolling Stones - Ride 'Em On Down