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Monday, April 16, 2018

More Brian Jones' influence . . . . .whilst he may well have not written any complete songs this track shows his influence on the overall Stones sound . . . .
Check the use of percussive instruments (xylophone?) that's Brian and the bass in the mix here is astonishingly good too

On this day in music history: April 15, 1966 - “Aftermath”, the fourth album (sixth US) by The Rolling Stones is released in the UK. (The US release is on June 20, 1966). Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, it is recorded at RCA Studios in Hollywood, CA from December 3 - 8, 1965, and March 6 - 9, 1966. Issued as the follow up to the chart topping “Out Of Our Heads”, it is first Rolling Stones album to be recorded entirely in the US, and is their first to feature all original material written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards. It is also a significant creative leap forward for the band as they experiment with new sounds and instruments, with guitarist Brian Jones being the main catalyst.The UK LP features different cover art and fourteen songs, and the US LP has eleven, removing the songs “Out of Time”, “Take It or Leave It”, “What to Do”, and “Mother’s Little Helper” and adding the then current single “Paint It Black” (#1 Pop) to the track listing. Originally released on CD in 1988, both the UK and US versions of the album are remastered and reissued on CD in 2002 as a hybrid SACD. The high def versions are discontinued and reissued as standard red book CD’s after the initial press run. The stereo vinyl LP (UK) is remastered and reissued in 2003. In 2016, the long out of print mono mix of “Aftermath” is reissued as part of the box set “The Rolling Stones In Mono”. The mono version is remastered by Bob Ludwig, with the lacquers being cut at Abbey Road Studios in London by mastering engineers Sean Magee and Alex Wharton. “Aftermath” hits number one on the UK album chart, peaking at number two (for 2 weeks) on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
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