Label: Virgin - 8397822,Virgin - CDV 2750/7243 8 39782 2 9 • Format: CD Album, Stereo • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock
As their first new release under their new alliance with Virgin Recordsit ended a five-year gap since their last studio album, Steel Wheels in The Worst - The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge Voodoo Lounge is also the Al Kooper - Black Coffee first album without long-time bassist Bill Wyman. He left the band in earlythough the Stones did not formally announce the departure until This album was released as a double album on vinyl and a single CD and cassette.
After the departure of Wyman, the Stones chose not to replace him as a band member and continue as a four-piece with Mick Jagger vocalsCharlie Watts drumsKeith Richards and Ronnie Wood both guitars. Bass guitar was played by Darryl Joneswho would perform with the Stones in the studio and on tour as a contracted player. Keyboards were provided by Chuck Leavell.
Jones and Leavell, though not band members, would remain collaborators with the group for the next quarter century. Don Was was brought in to produce the album alongside Jagger and Richards. The album sold well enough, reaching either gold or platinum status in several countries, but failed to produce a US top hit.
The song " Love Is Strong ", did Clean - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 at No. Following the release of Keith Richards ' Main Offender and Mick Jagger 's Wandering Spirit in andrespectively, both leaders of the Rolling Stones began composing new songs in Aprildeciding upon Don Was who has produced several Grammy-winning records as co-producer for the upcoming sessions.
Although not joining the band officially, Darryl Jones would be taking Bill Wyman's place as the group's regular bassist, at the suggestion of drummer Charlie Watts.
Don Wasnoted for his retro rock production sensibilities, was reportedly responsible for pushing the band towards more conventional territory in an attempt to reproduce the archetypal "Rolling Stones" sound. Although this approach pleased critics and the Stones rock-oriented fan base, Jagger in particular expressed some dissatisfaction with Was's aesthetic, commenting in a interview with Rolling Stone :.
And he steered us The Worst - The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge clear of all that. And I think it was a mistake. Was responded that he was not "anti-groove, just anti-groove without substance, in the context of this album. They had a number of great grooves. But it was like, 'OK, what goes on top of it?
Where does it go? I was looking for a sign that they can get real serious about this, still play better than anybody and write better than anybody. Jagger would insist on a more diverse, contemporary production cast for the subsequent Bridges to Babylon Nevertheless, Was remains the Stones producer to this day. After a period of recording in Los Angeles in the first few months ofVoodoo Lounge was complete and The Rolling Stones moved onto the rehearsals for the yet another massive, worldwide Voodoo Lounge Tour which would begin in August.
During the recording of the album, Richards adopted a stray cat in Barbados which he named Voodoo, because they were in Barbados, and the kitten had survived the odds. He dubbed the terrace of the house, Voodoo's Lounge.
Richards invited Lewis to Wood's home to jam on a few songs. Lewis took it seriously and thought they were making an album, and upon playback of the session, he started to pick apart Richards' band, which outraged Richards. Released in JulyVoodoo Lounge received strong The Worst - The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge and debuted at No.
Writing for Vox magazine in AugustSteven Dalton thought that the album's strongest tracks were filled with "echoes of the band's halcyon days", most notably Let The Sad Out - Fredo Viola - Risa EP (Extended) Exile on Main Street and 's Some Girls.
Robert Christgau commented: "world's greatest roots-rock band". InVoodoo Lounge was remastered and reissued by Universal Music. However, although the track was a hit on US rock radio, it stalled Peasants - Houses - A Quiet Darkness the overall US singles charts at No. Two follow-up US singles also received strong rock radio airplay, but failed to cross over into top 40 hits: " Out of Tears " peaked at No.
Consequently, Voodoo Lounge would be the first Rolling Stones album to not produce significant hits in the US, even with two million copies sold. The song "Thru and Thru", which features Keith Richards on lead vocals, appears several times in " Funhouse ", the second The Worst - The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge finale of The Sopranosincluding over the end credits. It uses early QuickTime video technology for Windows 3. All tracks are written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
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