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Undercover is the 17th British and 19th American studio album by The Rolling Stonesreleased The Rolling Stones - Undercover After their preceding studio album, Tattoo Youwhich was mostly patched together from a selection of outtakes, Undercover was their first release of all new recordings in the s. Tensions in the studio were high, as each of the principal songwriters wanted to take the band in a different direction. Vocalist Mick Jagger sought to adapt to modern trends in music, favouring reggaeworldbeatand new wave musical textures, while guitarist Keith Richards wanted the band to return to their blues rock roots.
As a result, the album is an eclectic, if uneven, collection of songs covering a wide range of styles. Besides the other principal band members, including guitarist Ronnie Woodbassist Bill Wymanand drummer Charlie Wattsthe album featured many guest musicians.
It would be the last album released during Ian Stewart 's lifetime, a former member of the band and frequent contributor on piano. It would be the first Rolling Freerange Woman - Various - The Sound Of The Catacombs album in over a decade to miss reaching No.
Three singles were released from the album, with the highest rated being the top release " Undercover of the Night ". Due to the recent advancements in recording technology, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were officially joined in the producer's seat by Chris Kimseythe first outside producer the Stones had used since Jimmy Miller.
After breaking for the Christmas holidays, they completed the album in New York City the following summer. The making of Undercover was an arduous process, largely because Jagger and Richards' famous mids row began during these sessions.
Jagger was keenly aware of new styles and wanted to keep The Rolling Stones current and experimental, while Richards was seemingly more focused on the band's rock and blues roots. As a result, there was friction, and the tension between the two key members would increase over the coming years. A compounding factor was the fact that Richards had emerged to an extent from his destructive lifestyle of the previous decade, and thus sought a more active role in the creative direction of the band, much to the chagrin of Jagger, who had enjoyed nearly a decade in relative control of the band.
The lyrics on Undercover are among Jagger's most macabre, with much grisly imagery to be found in the lead single and top 10 hit " Undercover of the Night ", a rare political track about Central America, as well as "Tie You Up The Pain of Love " and " Too Much Blood ", Jagger's attempt to incorporate contemporary trends in dance music.
Musically, Undercover appears to duel between hard rockreggae and new wavereflecting the leadership tug of war between Jagger and Richards at the time. It finally arrived as the B-side to "She Was Hot". Were Waiting For The New Dawn - Pluton Svea - Drömmen Om Frihet was not The Rolling Stones - Undercover on the Rarities — collection and was The Rolling Stones - Undercover released on CD on the Singles — box set compilation.
Undercover was released in Novemberreaching No. It was a relative disappointment however, breaking a streak of eight No. Undercover was the fourth consecutive Rolling Stones album Break My Fall (Radio Edit) (Feat.
BT) - Tiësto* - Greatest Hits have its art direction handled by Peter Corriston who had won a Grammy for his work on Tattoo Youwith concept origination, photography and illustration by Hubert Kretzschmar. The album's cover artwork was covered with real peel-off stickers on the original vinyl edition, which when removed revealed other patterned geometric shapes.
Contemporary critical reception to the album was mixed. In a contemporary review in Rolling StoneKurt Loder gave the album 4. Although largely praising it upon release, many fans came to regard it as among the Rolling Stones' weaker releases, a view echoed by Jagger himself in later interviews. While some critics tended to blame the then-contemporary production, a large part of the album was done in The Rolling Stones - Undercover hard-rock style " She Was Hot ", "Too Tough", "All The Way Down", and "It Must Be Hell"leading many to fault the inconsistent material.
Undercover would prove to be the last album that seriously attempted to take The Rolling Stones - Undercover band's music in new directions; critics often fault the Stones' later albums as relying too comfortably on their early s hard rock and blues formula.
However, the record is still one of the Stones' less popular and more obscure releases. Undercover was subsequently remastered and reissued by Virgin Records inand again in by Universal Music. Original cassettes and later CD reissues post-EMI of this album contain a different edit of "Wanna Hold You" than appeared on the original vinyl release. The original cassette release includes the verse "You sure look good to me, so what's it gonna be, it's up to you to choose, I'll make you an offer you can't refuse".
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