11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Culled from outtakes from their past decade's worth of work in order to have a studio album to promote during their 1981 AmericanTour, Tattoo You is a surprisingly cohesive collection and considered by many hardcore fans to be the Rolling Stones' last solid studio album. Time will decide that matter, but for what it is, Tattoo You does feature all the trademarks that made the band an enduring entity long past their first rounds of international success. "Start Me Up" has become one of the group's biggest hits, while "Little T&A" is the perfect showcase for Keith Richards' parched snarl. "Hang Fire" and "Neighbours" define the harder edge of the band's sound. "Black Limousine" nods to their blues roots, while the falsetto-led "Tops," "Heaven" and "No Use in Crying" gently pave the way for "Waiting On A Friend," with a guest sax solo from jazz legend Sonny Rollins, that wraps things up on a strong note of confidence.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Culled from outtakes from their past decade's worth of work in order to have a studio album to promote during their 1981 AmericanTour, Tattoo You is a surprisingly cohesive collection and considered by many hardcore fans to be the Rolling Stones' last solid studio album. Time will decide that matter, but for what it is, Tattoo You does feature all the trademarks that made the band an enduring entity long past their first rounds of international success. "Start Me Up" has become one of the group's biggest hits, while "Little T&A" is the perfect showcase for Keith Richards' parched snarl. "Hang Fire" and "Neighbours" define the harder edge of the band's sound. "Black Limousine" nods to their blues roots, while the falsetto-led "Tops," "Heaven" and "No Use in Crying" gently pave the way for "Waiting On A Friend," with a guest sax solo from jazz legend Sonny Rollins, that wraps things up on a strong note of confidence.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
69 Ratings
69 Ratings
Nicholas Azzara ,

Happy Birthday, Tattoo You!

Solid top to bottom. My first and all-time favorite Stones album. Rock. Jazz. Blues. Incredible. Enjoy and thank me later.

Rock Man328 ,

Their last big moment

This was the last material released by the stones that made me feel like they still understood the moderatoin on how to follow music trends. Whether successful or not the stones knew to find some way that they could incorporate newer music trends without totally abandoning the style they had previously helped spearhead.

JTdesign ,

Arguably their best record

I've never been a huge Stones fan, but I've enjoyed this record quite a bit over the years. The addition of Sonny Rollins on Slave and Waiting On a Friend helps make them among their very best tunes. I would also argue that this record put a cap on the "classic Stones" era.

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