ROLLING STONES - FLOWERS - German Release 12" LP Vinyl Album

"Flowers" by the Rolling Stones is a compilation album that holds a significant place in the band's discography. Released in 1967, specifically for the German market, the album features a mix of well-known hits and lesser-known tracks from the Stones' earlier recordings. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


High Resolution Photo Album Front Cover of Rolling Stones - Flowers ( Germany )

Album Description:

In the vibrant musical landscape of the 1960s, the Rolling Stones emerged as one of the most influential rock bands of all time. With their rebellious spirit and raw energy, the Stones captivated audiences around the world. Among their extensive discography, "Flowers" stands out as a unique compilation album, showcasing the band's versatility and experimental edge. Originally released in Germany in 1967, this 12" LP vinyl album holds a special place in the Stones' catalogue. Let's delve into the details of this remarkable record.

Production and Title:
"Flowers" was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, a prominent figure in the British music scene during the 1960s. Known for his work with the Stones, Oldham played a crucial role in shaping their sound and image. The title concept for the album, "Lou-In Adler", carries a certain mystique and represents the creative vision behind the compilation.

Album Cover and Photography:
The visual elements of "Flowers" are equally captivating. The album cover photography was done by Guy Webster, a renowned American photographer who captured iconic images of various musicians during the era. His talent shines through in the cover art, which showcases the Stones in a unique and intriguing way. The graphics for the album were created by Tom Wilkes, an artist recognized for his innovative approach to design.

Record Label and Release Details:
"Flowers" was released under the Decca label in Germany with the catalog number SLK 16 487-P. The record carries the matrix number ZAL 7752, which denotes its manufacturing specifics. This release, specifically tailored for the German market, allowed fans in the country to experience the Stones' music in a distinct and localized format.

Significance and Musical Content:
As a compilation album, "Flowers" encompasses a selection of previously released tracks by the Rolling Stones, primarily focusing on their 1965-1966 recordings. The album represents a departure from their typical studio albums, offering fans a new listening experience. The diverse collection of songs features the Stones' signature blend of blues, rock, and rhythm and blues, highlighting their musical evolution during this period.

The tracklist includes well-known hits like "Ruby Tuesday", "Let's Spend the Night Together", and "Mother's Little Helper", alongside lesser-known gems like "Lady Jane" and "Out of Time". The album showcases the band's ability to tackle different genres and experiment with their sound, further solidifying their status as groundbreaking musicians.

Impact and Legacy:
"Flowers" holds significance as a representation of the Stones' creative output during the mid-1960s. It serves as a time capsule, capturing the band's transition from their early blues-driven sound to a more sophisticated and eclectic approach. The album's German release expanded the Stones' reach and allowed a broader audience to appreciate their music, contributing to their international success.

Music Genre:

  Pscych Acid Prog Rock 

Album Production Information:

 The album: "ROLLING STONES - Flowers" was produced byAndrew Loog Oldham:

Title concept Lou-In Adler.

Album cover photography: Guy Webster, graphics Tom Wilkes.

Record Label Information:

  Decca SLK 16 487-P / ZAL 7752

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1967 Made in Germany
Complete Track-listing of the album "ROLLING STONES - Flowers"

The detailed tracklist of this record "ROLLING STONES - Flowers" is:

  1. Ruby Tuesday
  2. Have You Seen Your Mother,
  3. Baby
  4. Standing in the Shadow?
  5. Let's Spend the Night Together
  6. Lady Jane
  7. Out of Time
  8. My Girl
  9. Backstreet Girl
  10. Please Go Home
  11. Mother's Little Helper
  12. Take it or Leave It
  13. Ride on Baby
  14. Sittin' on a Fence
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