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Black and Blue is the 13th British and 15th American studio album by the band the Rolling Stonesreleased in This album was the first recorded after former guitarist Mick Taylor quit in December As he had done the previous time the Stones were between second guitarists inKeith Richards recorded the bulk of the guitar parts himself, though the album recording sessions also served as an audition for Taylor's replacement.
Richards said of the album that it was used for "rehearsing guitar players, that's what that one was about. Wood had previously contributed to the title track from the It's Only Rock 'n Roll album, and would become a full-time member of the Stones in The Oi Kampuang (Indonesien, Ca.
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Black and Blue showed the band blending its traditional rock and roll style with heavy influences from reggae and funk music. Only one single from the album, " Fool to Cry ", had any significant chart success, and criticism of the album was mixed.
The album received a few positive reviews at the time of release, though many reviewers found it mostly forgettable, and tended to rank it very low compared to prior Stones releases. Retrospective reviews from more recent publications such as AllMusic have been kinder to the album, with critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine stating that the album's "being longer on grooves and jams than songs" ended up being "what's good about it".
With a view to releasing it Happy - The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue Paris (DVD) time for a summer Tour of the Americasthe band broke for the holidays Happy - The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue Paris (DVD) returned in January in Rotterdam, Netherlandsto continue working—all the while auditioning new guitarists as they recorded.
Guitar heroes Rory Gallagher and Jeff Beck both went over for a jam with the band "just to see what was going on," but both declined interest in joining the group, happy with their solo careers.
Jeff Beck stated that, "in two hours I got to play three chords — I need a little more energy than that. Following the conclusion of the tour, the band went to Montreux, Switzerlandin October for some overdub work, returning to Musicland Studios in Munich in December to perform similar work.
Happy - The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue Paris (DVD) month the Stones flew to Sanibel Island Beach on Sanibel IslandFlorida, to be photographed by fashion photographer Hiro for the album cover art. Stylistically, Black and Blue embraces hard rock with "Hand of Fate" and "Crazy Mama"; funk with "Hot Stuff"; reggae with their cover of "Cherry Oh Baby"; and jazz with "Melody," featuring the talents of Billy Preston — a heavy contributor to the album.
Musical and thematic styles were merged on the seven-minute "Memory Motel," with both Jagger and Richards contributing lead vocals to a love song embedded within a life-on-the-road tale. Bill Wyman would later release a version of "Melody" with his Rhythm Kingscrediting Preston as author.
The album was promoted with a controversial billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood that depicted the model Anita Russell, bound by Jagger  under the phrase "I'm Black and Blue from the Rolling Stones — and I love it! Critical view was polarised. Lester Bangs wrote in Creem that "the heat's off, because it's all over, they really don't Happy - The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue Paris (DVD) anymore or stand for anything [ Christgau singled out "Hot Stuff" and "Fool to Cry" for particular praise before concluding: "diagnosis: not dead by a long shot".
The remaster was initially released in a Collector's Edition CD, which replicated in miniature many elements of the original gatefold album packaging. All tracks are written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richardsexcept where noted.
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