ROLLING STONES - Aftermath 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Aftermath" proved to be a major artistic breakthrough for "The Rolling Stones", being the first full-length release by the band to consist exclusively of Mick Jagger/Keith Richards compositions. "Aftermath" was also the first Rolling Stones album to be recorded entirely in the United States, at the legendary RCA Studios in Hollywood, California at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, and the first album the band released in stereo.

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"Aftermath" Album Description:

The year is 1966, and the musical landscape is undergoing a transformative period, marked by experimentation and the breaking of traditional norms. In the midst of this revolution, The Rolling Stones released their iconic album "Aftermath," showcasing a musical journey that reflected the spirit of the times. In this article, we delve into the contextual backdrop of the mid-1960s, the collaborative production process behind the album, and the talented musicians who contributed to its distinctive sound.

The Mid-1960s: A Time of Musical Evolution:

The release of "Aftermath" in 1966 coincided with a pivotal moment in the history of music. The mid-1960s saw the emergence of the counterculture movement, challenging societal norms and pushing artistic boundaries. The Rolling Stones, known for their rebellious spirit, were at the forefront of this musical revolution.

Production Process and Collaborative Efforts:

The album's liner notes provide a glimpse into the production process, highlighting the collaborative efforts of the band and their producer, Andrew Loog Oldham. The story begins in December 1964 when the Stones and Oldham teamed up for their first recording session, a collaboration that would extend through several albums.

The narrative unfolds with a vivid description of the band's meticulous approach to crafting their music. From Mick Jagger and Keith Richards running down a song with the rest of the group to Brian Jones experimenting with various instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, dulcimer, sitar, and keyboards, the Stones never shied away from pushing musical boundaries. Bill Wyman's bass patterns and Charlie Watts' precise tempo laying added depth to their compositions.

The liner notes also acknowledge the contributions of external collaborators. Jack Nitzsche, a constant presence during recording sessions, added piano, organ, and harpsichord to the mix, enriching the album's sonic palette. Ian Stewart, the band's road manager known as Stu, showcased his musical prowess on piano, organ, and harpsichord.

The Professionals at Work:

Sound engineer Dave Hassinger attests to the professionalism of The Rolling Stones, countering the stereotypes perpetuated by comedians. The band's commitment to excellence, evident from the initial song run-downs to the final takes, is highlighted. The collaborative synergy between the Stones and the production team created an environment that was both artistically and professionally rewarding.

Credits and Visual Artistry:

Beyond the music, "Aftermath" is a visual experience, thanks to the creative contributions of Sandy Beach, responsible for the album cover design, and photographers Guy Webster and Jerrold Schatzberg. The visual elements complement the musical journey, providing a holistic experience for the listener.

Collector Notes:

Aftermath, released in 1966. It is considered a breakthrough for the band as it was their first album to feature only original compositions, all credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. This marked a significant shift in their songwriting and artistic development.

Music Genre:

British Rock, Blues-Rock, R&B

Label & Catalognr:

  Decca – 6835 108

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:


Collector Specific Notes ROLLING STONES - Aftermath DECCA - Holland Release


Album Front Cover:

How can the album cover be distinguished from other versions of this album

  • The album front cover shows a group photo of the "Rolling Stones" band.
  • The album-title of the album "Aftermath" is printed near the bottom right corner of the album front cover.
  • The band-name itself is NOT mentioned on the front cover.
Album Back Cover

How does the album back cover be different from other versions

  • The upper right corner of the album back cover shows "STEREO 6835 (10)"
  • The bottom right corner (just below the boxed DECCA logo)

(c) 1966, The Decca Record Company Limited, London
Printed in The Netherlands

  • There is NO bar-code on the album cover
Record Label

Record label information:

  • The labels have the colour Blue
  • On the upper half are the letters "DECCA" in a large font
  • There is NO label-code on the labels.
  • The rights society STEMRA (boxed) is located on the left , near 9 o'clock
  • Below the rights society there is: (P) 1966
  • On the right hand near 3 o'clock there is:

6835 108
6835 108.1

  • The rim-text on the label runs from 7 o'clock to 5 o'clock and is printed in the English language
Matrix and run-out codes:
Side One:
(Stamped) 6835 108 1Y 4 (P) 1966 670 111 06
Side Two:
(Stamped) AA 6835 108 2Y 1 (P) 19**66 670 119 03
Transcript of the original liner notes:

In July 1964, I was engineering a session for Jack Nitzsche at RCA in Hollywood; the song was "Yes sir, that's my baby" In walked the Rolling Stones and Andrew Oldham, who had stopped by to say hello to Jack, a friend they had met thru Phil Spector. In December of 1964, we did our first session together. Andrew had phoned me from England, and wanted to do a session en route to Australia. I was thrilled; since then, we have worked together thru "The Last Time"; "Satisfaction"; "Cloud"; "Breakdown" and a number of albums, in a way that has been rewarding both artistically and professionally, for working with the Stones is extremely exhilarating. They never go the easy route; from the moment Mick and Keith run a song down to the rest of the group, to Brian deciding on an acoustic or electric guitar, or something more bizarre, to Bill sorting out a bass pattern, to Charlie laying down the tempo; to their friend Jack Nitzsche (always on the dates) or Road Manager Stu (Ian Stewart) picking out chords on piano, organ, harpsichord or anything else that happens to be lying around. To some many hours later, at a final take, it's all great. In this business of dubious standards

it's been great working with the Stones, who, contrary to the countless jibes of mediocre comedians all over the world, are real professionals, and a gas to work with.

Dave Hassinger, Engineer

ROLLING STONES - Aftermath DECCA Production & Recording Information - Holland Release


 Andrew Loog Oldham - Producer

Sound & Recording Engineers:

 Dave Hassinger - Sound Engineer

Recording Location:

Recorded at  RCA Studios Hollywood

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

 Sandy Beach - Album Cover Design


 Guy Webster - Photographer

Jerrold Schatzberg - Photographer

  • MIck Jagger - Lead Vocals
  • Keith Richards - Guitar, Vocals
  • Bill Wyman - Bass, Keyboards
  • Brian Jones - Guitars, Dulcimer, Sitar, Keyboards
  • Charlie Watts - Drums
  • Guest Musicians:
  • Jack Nitzsche - Piano, Organ, Harpsichard
  • Ian Stewart - Piano, Organ, Harpsichard

    Ian Stewart - Piano (full-name: Ian Andrew Robert Stewart, co-founder of the Rolling Stones and active band-member until 1963. Later he became their road-manager and guest musician on piano, organ, marimba and percussion and has been performed with many other bands including George Thorogood, Led Zeppelin and others)

Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Mother's Little Helper 2:40
  2. Stupid Girl 2:52
  3. Lady Jane 3:06
  4. Under My Thumb 3:20
  5. Doncha Bother Me 2:35
  6. Goin' Home 11:35
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Flight 505 3:25
  2. High And Dry 3:06
  3. Out Of Time 5:15
  4. It's Not Easy 2:52
  5. I Am Waiting 3:10
  6. Take It Or Leave It 2:47
  7. Think 3:10
  8. What To Do 2:30

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