Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rolling Stones No. 2 Roundup

Rolling Stones No. 2 Roundup

Side 1
1. "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" (Solomon Burke/Jerry Wexler/Bert Russell) – 5:03
2. "Down Home Girl" (Jerry Leiber/Arthur Butler) – 4:11
3. "You Can't Catch Me" (Chuck Berry) – 3:38
4. "Time Is on My Side" (Norman Meade) – 2:58
5. "What a Shame" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) – 3:03
6. "Grown Up Wrong" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) – 1:50

Side 2
1. "Down The Road Apiece" (Don Raye) – 2:55
2. "Under the Boardwalk" (Arthur Resnick/Kenny Young) – 2:46
3. "I Can't Be Satisfied" (McKinley Morganfield) – 3:26
4. "Pain In My Heart" (Naomi Neville) – 2:11
5. "Off The Hook" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) – 2:33
6. "Susie Q" (Eleanor Broadwater/Dale Hawkins/Stan Lewis) – 1:50

From Wikipedia:

The Rolling Stones No. 2 is the second UK album by The Rolling Stones released in 1965 following the Around and Around and the massive success of 1964's debut The Rolling Stones. Not surprisingly, The Rolling Stones No. 2 followed its predecessor's tendency to largely feature R&B covers. However, it does contain three compositions from the still-developing Mick Jagger/Keith Richards songwriting team.

Using the cover shot for 12 X 5, the second US-released album in October 1964, The Rolling Stones No. 2's tracklisting would largely be emulated on the upcoming US release of The Rolling Stones, Now!. While Eric Easton was co-credited as producer alongside Andrew Loog Oldham on The Rolling Stones' debut album, Oldham takes full production duties for The Rolling Stones No, 2, which was recorded sporadically in the UK and US during 1964.

A huge hit in the United Kingdom upon release, The Rolling Stones No. 2 spent 10 weeks at #1 in early 1965, becoming one of the year's biggest sellers in the United Kingdom.