THE ROLLING STONES - Steel Wheels 12" Vinyl LP Album

 "Steel Wheels" is the 19th British and 21st American studio album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1989. Heralded as a major comeback upon its release, the project is notable for the patching up of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' relationship, a reversion to a more classic style of music and the launching of the band's biggest world tour at the time. It is also long-time bassist Bill Wyman's final studio album with the Rolling Stones, preceding the announcement of his departure in January 1993.


Front Cover Photo Of ROLLING STONES - Steel Wheels

"Steel Wheels" Album Description:

The Rolling Stones' "Steel Wheels" album, released 1989, marked a significant chapter in the legendary band's career. With a fusion of rock, blues, and a touch of modern sound, the album showcased the Stones' enduring musical prowess and their ability to adapt to the evolving music landscape.

During its release period, "Steel Wheels" received widespread acclaim for its dynamic tracks and cohesive production. The album not only reaffirmed the Stones' status as rock icons but also demonstrated their resilience in staying relevant in the ever-changing music industry.

Commercially, "Steel Wheels" was a triumph, achieving both critical acclaim and substantial sales. The album peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart and secured the second spot on the US Billboard 200. Its success was propelled by hit singles like "Mixed Emotions" and "Rock and a Hard Place," which topped charts and became anthems of the late '80s rock scene.

One of the standout features of "Steel Wheels" lies in its ability to seamlessly blend the classic Rolling Stones sound with a contemporary edge. The album artfully navigates between the signature bluesy guitar riffs and Mick Jagger's distinctive vocals, while also incorporating modern production techniques. This fusion of the old and the new set "Steel Wheels" apart, making it a timeless piece that resonates across generations.

Moreover, the collaborative spirit among band members during the making of the album contributed to its success. The return of guitarist Mick Taylor, who had been absent from the Stones since the '70s, added a layer of authenticity to the record. His reunion with Keith Richards resulted in the revival of the classic Stones guitar interplay, which had been a defining element of their earlier works.

The impact of "Steel Wheels" extends beyond its initial release period, as the album continues to influence and inspire musicians today. Its enduring popularity underscores the Rolling Stones' ability to create music that transcends time, leaving an indelible mark on the world of rock and roll.


It was the last studio album to feature bassist Bill Wyman, who left the band in 1993.

Music Genre:

Rock Music 

Album Production Information:

Produced by Chris Kimsey and the Glimmer Twins

Record Label Information:

CBS 465752


This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by the Rolling Stones and photos.

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record  

Year & Country:

1989 Made in Holland 
Track Listing of: Rolling Stones Steel Wheels
    Side One:
  1. Sad Sad Sad
  2. Mixed Emotions
  3. Terrifying
  4. Hold on to Your Hat
  5. Hearts for Sale
  6. Blinded by Love
    Side Two:
  1. Rock and a Hard Place
  2. Cant Be Seen
  3. Almost Hear You High
  4. Continental Drift
  5. Break the Spell
  6. Slipping Away

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Front Cover Photo Of ROLLING STONES - Steel Wheels
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