- USA Release with Censored Album Front Cover

The Rolling Stones' "Undercover (USA)" represents a pivotal moment in the band's history, marking their first venture into the 1980s music scene. Released amidst the rise of MTV, the album reflects the Stones' endeavor to adapt to a changing musical landscape. A departure from their earlier sound, it showcases the band's willingness to evolve, capturing the zeitgeist of the time and contributing to their enduring legacy.


Front Cover Photo Of ROLLING STONES - Undercover (USA)

Album cover design by Peter Corriston. The model featured on the front cover of the Rolling Stones' "Undercover" album is believed to be a British actress and model named Anita Russell. However, this has not been officially confirmed by the band or by Russell herself. The identity of the model has been a topic of discussion among fans and collectors for many years, and it remains somewhat of a mystery 

Album Description & Collectors information:

 The Rolling Stones' album "Undercover" was released in 1983. It was the band's seventeenth studio album, and it marked a departure from their previous albums as it featured more electronic and dance elements. The album received mixed reviews upon its release, but it has since gained a cult following among fans of the band.

"Undercover" showcases a wide range of musical styles, from the disco-influenced title track to the reggae-tinged "Too Much Blood." The album's production features heavy use of synthesizers and drum machines, giving it a more modern sound than the Rolling Stones' earlier work. The album also features guest musicians such as Sly Dunbar and Moustapha Cisse, who add their unique styles to the mix.

One of the standout tracks on the album is "Undercover of the Night," which features a driving bassline and powerful vocals from Mick Jagger. The song's lyrics explore themes of political unrest and violence, which were prevalent at the time of the album's release. Another notable track is "She Was Hot," which features a catchy chorus and a guitar solo from Keith Richards. The song's lyrics deal with the ups and downs of a romantic relationship.

"Undercover" tackles a variety of themes, ranging from love and relationships to political turmoil and social commentary. The album's title track deals with the theme of deception and hiding one's true self, while "Tie You Up (The Pain of Love)" explores the pain and pleasure of being in love. The album's closer, "It Must Be Hell," is a scathing critique of the state of the world in the early 1980s, with Jagger singing "It must be hell to be so young and to be so dumb."

While "Undercover" received mixed reviews upon its release, it has since gained a cult following among fans of the Rolling Stones. The album's use of electronic and dance elements was ahead of its time and has influenced subsequent generations of musicians. The album's political themes are also still relevant today, and songs like "Undercover of the Night" and "It Must Be Hell" still resonate with listeners.


Music Genre:

British Rock / Blues 
Album Production information:

The album: "ROLLING STONES - Undercover (USA)" was produced by: The Glimmer Twins. Chris Kimsey

Mastering Engineer(s): George Marino for Sterling Sound, New York City

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This album was recorded at: EMI Studios, Paris, France / Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas

Compass Point Studios, founded in 1977 by Chris Blackwell, the visionary owner of Island Records, stands as a pivotal and iconic institution in the realm of music production, particularly during the vibrant decades of the 1970s and 1980s. Nestled in the picturesque Bahamas, just outside Nassau, this studio emerged as a tropical oasis that not only offered a breathtaking setting but also fostered a distinctive creative atmosphere that left an indelible mark on the global music scene.

The 1970s and 1980s witnessed a plethora of influential albums recorded at Compass Point Studios, spanning various genres such as rock, reggae, funk, and pop. Artists like Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Iron Maiden Talking Heads, and The Rolling Stones all left their mark on the studio, contributing to its legacy as a hub of musical innovation.

Album cover design: Peter Corriston. Hubert Kretzschmar

Record Label & Catalognr:

Promotone ST-RS 835339

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1983 Made in USA
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: ROLLING STONES - Undercover (USA)
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Mick Jagger - vocals, guitar
  • Keith Richards - guitars
  • Charlie Watts - drums
  • Ron Wood - guitars

    Ron Wood (Full-name: Ronald David Wood) an English guitarist and bassist, and member of the Rolling Stones, one of the most influential and successful rock and roll bands in history. Wood was born in Hillington, England, in 1947 and began his career as a guitarist in several blues and rock and roll bands. He joined the Rolling Stones in 1975 as a guitarist and has been a member of the band ever since.


     Wood is known for his versatile guitar playing style, which is characterized by its bluesy sound and ability to play in a variety of musical styles. He has been praised for his ability to add unique elements to the band's sound and for his ability to complement the other musicians in the band. He is also known for his energetic and flamboyant stage presence, which has helped to make the Rolling Stones one of the greatest and most enduring live bands in the world.

     In addition to his work with the Rolling Stones, Wood has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed solo albums, including "I've Got My Own Album to Do" and "Gimme Some Neck." He has also collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, and The Faces. Despite his success, Wood remains a humble and unassuming person who is widely respected and admired by fans and musicians alike.

     Ronald David Wood was born in Hillingdon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom on 1/6/1947.

     His partner is Katia Ivanova. He married Krissy Findlay in 1971. He married Jo Karslake in 1985. On 21 December 2012, he married Sally Humphreys. He was 24 years old when he married Krissy Findlay. He was 38 years old when he married Jo Karslake. He was 65 years old when he married Sally Humphreys. He got divorced from Katia Ivanova in 2008. He got divorced from Krissy Findlay in 1978. He got divorced from Jo Karslake in 2009. He has one son with Krissy Findlay: Jesse Wood. He has two children with Sally Humphreys: Alice Rose Wood 30 May 2016, Gracie Jane Wood 30 May 2016. He has three children with Jo Karslake: Jamie Wood, Tyrone Wood, Leah Wood.

     His partner Krissy Findlay died on 2005.

  • Bill Wyman - bass
  • Guest musicians: Chuck Leavell, Ian Stewrt, Moustapha Cisse, Brahms Coundoul, Martin Ditcham, Sly Dunbar. David Sanborn, Jim Barber

      David Sanborn an American saxophonist, composer, and band leader who has been active in the music industry since the 1960s. He is known for his distinctive sound and style of playing, which incorporates elements of jazz, funk, and R&B. Sanborn has worked with a wide range of artists in various genres of music, including Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, and Roger Waters. He played saxophone on "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" album, contributing to its unique sound and style. Sanborn has also released many solo albums and is regarded as one of the most influential saxophonists of his generation.

Complete Track-listing of the album "ROLLING STONES - Undercover (USA)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "ROLLING STONES - Undercover (USA)" is:

  1. Undercover (of the night)
  2. She Was Hot
  3. Tie You Up (The Pain of Love)
  4. Wanna Hold You
  5. Feel On Baby
  6. Too Much Blood
  7. Pretty Beat Up
  8. Too Tough
  9. All The Way Down
  10. It must be hell

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