Friday, June 01, 2018

The Rolling Stones - Englands Newest Hit Makers (1964)

Recorded at Regent Sound Studios in London over the course of five days in January and February 1964, The Rolling Stones and England’s Newest Hit Makers were produced by then-managers Andrew Loog Oldham and Eric Easton. The Rolling Stones was originally released by Decca Records in the UK, while the US England's Newest Hit Makers appeared on the London Records label, with the track "Not Fade Away" (the a-side of the band's third UK single) replacing "Mona (I Need You Baby)".

Two tunes are credited to "Nanker Phelge" - a pseudonym the band used for group compositions from 1963 to 1965. Phil Spector and Gene Pitney both contributed to the recording sessions, and are referred to as "Uncle Phil and Uncle Gene" in the subtitle of the Nanker Phelge instrumental "Now I've Got a Witness".

The album cover photo was taken by David Bailey. The cover of the UK edition bears no title or identifying information other than the photo and the Decca logo - an "unheard of" design concept originated by manager Andrew Oldham.

 CDM 1202-1037/02
Series:The Rolling Stones – vol. 2
Format:CD, Album, Reissue, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release 

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