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Aftermath (US Version) Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued, Hybrid SACD
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Limited Edition vinyl LP repressing of this classic Rolling Stones album, originally released in 1966. Decca.
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AFTERMATH is the first album to feature entirely original songs. No blues or soul covers, but all Jagger-Richards compositions. In other words, the Stones find their voice -- a voice ringing with cynicism, tenderness, anger, frustration and yes, misogyny, but a voice that is uniquely their own.
AFTERMATH is teeming with great songs, starting with Mother's Little Helper, which broke taboos in the mid-60s by talking about over-the-counter drug addiction among American housewives. Brian Jones puts the sitar to sinister effect. Under My Thumb remains one of the Stones' best songs, though its anti-women lyrics continue to rankle many. Out Of Time is one of the bands most haunting songs. Like Under My Thumb, Out of Time uses a new instrument, the marimba, to maximum effect. I Am Waiting and Lady Jane are two the Stones' most gentle yet bittersweet tunes, highlighted by thoughtful lyrics. Overall, Jagger and Richards' songwriting shines.
Late 1965 and early 1966 was a fertile period for the Rolling Stones, who were The Beatles closest rivals. Consider that 19th Nervous Breakdown and Paint It Black (which kicks off the US version of AFTERMATH) were recorded at this time. Had these great singles and their B-sides replaced weaker songs (What To Do, the 11-minute Goin' Home), then AFTERMATH may have attained the mythic status that BEGGARS enjoyed. (Hence, my 4.5-star reating instead of a full five.)
Ignore the bastardized U.S. version and pick up this far superior version of AFTERMATH.
Oldham (producer) made these recordings from December 1965-March 1966 and sequenced it for release, THIS is not how they envisioned it. Their authorized version was issued in England on April 15, 1966 with "Paint It, Black" as their current single (issued May 13th) SEPERATE from the album (common UK practice at the time). In North America, it was shoehorned onto AFTERMATH and in its place, "Mother's Little Helper" was knocked off and put onto the loose ends US-compiled FLOWERS album in mid-1967. In addition, "Out Of Time", "Take It Or Leave It" & "What To Do" were also taken off, reducing what was a 14-song album to a mere 11. Buy the UK version. It's what the band intended, and besides, you can hear "Paint It, Black" on FORTY LICKS, HOT ROCKS, THROUGH THE PAST, DARKLY & THE SINGLES COLLECTION. And chances are that you'd already have one of those above mentioned hits collections if you're shopping for their proper studio albums. Hope this helps. :-)
The album peaked at #1 in the UK. The Aftermath sessions also produced the hit singles "19th Nervous Breakdown," and "Paint It Black" in the UK.Read more ›
This American version replaced Mothers Little Helper with what was at that time a recent hit - Paint It, Black, while cutting Out Of Time, Take It Or Leave It, and What To Do.
Nearly everyone knows this music and now you can enjoy it the way it was meant to be heard. For the music itself, it's hard to improve on the review done of the UK Aftermath release by Brian Christie on Aug 29, 2002.
ABCKO acquired the Stones' catalog when Allen Klein became their manager in the 70s. The resulting legal battles produced releases that the Stones opposed (they took out full page adds asking fans not to buy them), including the controversial Metamorphosis releases (which are now available on CD for the 1st time ever). But the sad fact is that the Stones lost control of their great early material. With the recently remastered SACD releases, we at last have some idea of what they really sounded like in the studio. I guess if we had them 40 years ago they would have ended up Greatest Rock And Roll Band in the Universe instead of just our tiny little World.
All the tracks for Aftermath were recorded during 2 sessions at RCA Studios in Hollywood.
Dec 3-8, 1965 at RCA Studios in Hollywood
.....Doncha Bother Me (originally titled Don't You Follow Me for the unreleased album Could You Walk On The Water)
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Most recent customer reviews
I am pleased with the sound quality of the SACD version of this material. I also own the mono LP from 1966 and the CD from 1986 and this SACD is the best.Published 4 months ago by David Elm
best version yet. love the sacd versions. thanks for putting them out this way. they are a bargain, have collectd them allPublished on Dec 25 2013 by Bruce M. Garber
Blues, rock and great ballads all in one mix. The classic "Paint It Black", The catchy "Flight 505" and the quiet yet powerful "Lady Jane". I was surprised by this album. Read morePublished on April 30 2013 by Sir Steven
A great Stones album. They were at the top of their game. Who would have geussed that they would still be playing together for another 40 years ?Published on Dec 9 2012 by mopar300
Side one of this album is as good as any side of any album ever released. In fact side one is so good it doesn't need a side two. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2010 by Torie Monaghan
Although the music in question is five stars don't waste your time/ money with this unless you're a nostalgic American who originally had this LP, get the English version "... Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2010 by Torie Monaghan
Paint it, Black, Stupid Girl, Under my Thumb and others are compositions that signaled the beginning of the end in that Jagger / Richards took all the credit and on can hear just... Read morePublished on June 17 2009 by Dean Wirth
It's a pity that the Stones CDs weren't released like the Beatles' ones, that is in their original British incarnations with 14 songs per album, not as 11-track rip-offs. Read morePublished on May 11 2005 by Allan Tong