Label: Polydor - 4605026702615,ООО «Юниверсал Мьюзик» - 4605026702615 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Released as a double album on vinyl and a single CD, the album was supported by the year-long worldwide Bridges to Babylon Tour that met with much success. Unlike the prior several albums, which the production and songwriting team of vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards had co-produced alongside a single producer, the group brought in an eclectic mix of superstar producers, including the Dust BrothersDon Wasand Rob Fraboni among others.
Similarly, a wide array of guest musicians appeared on each of the tracks alongside band members Jagger, Richards, Ronnie Wood guitar and Charlie Watts drums. The sprawling album features a wide range of genres, including the Stones-standard blues rocksample-laden hip hop and rap. The band was once again not on speaking terms during the recording of the album, with Jagger and Richards each recording their parts separately and rarely appearing in the studio together.
They had, however, repaired Love Having You Around - Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind relationship well enough to embark on a wildly successful tour to support the album. Though critics gave the album mixed reviews, it sold well, reaching platinum or gold status in many markets, and produced the world-wide top single " Anybody Seen My Baby?
Another writing session took place in Barbados on January After many albums recorded in isolated islands, working in a big city allowed for the contribution of various musician friends of the band. Bridges to Babylon was recorded until July, and the four-month production made it one of their most concise periods of recording in years.
The sessions were frequently all-nighters that lasted until Richards got tired by the morning. Although Don Was produced again, Jagger arrived before the Always Suffering - The Rolling Stones - Bridges To Babylon Stones to seek local producers.
Danny Saber and Babyface were also brought in by Jagger, though the latter's contributions to the track "Already Over Me" were eventually discarded. Richards was not keen on the idea of working with "loop gurus," going as far as expelling Saber from the studio once he found him overdubbing guitars.
Richards brought in Rob Fraboni for his solo material, and Was made sure to work with Richards and Jagger in separate rooms. Drummer Charlie Watts would relieve the tense environment by working with percussionist Jim Keltnerwhom he later drafted for a solo project.
By the final week of recording, the Stones were not on speaking terms, with Jagger boycotting sessions arranged by Richards' crew and Watts leaving Los Angeles as soon as he finished his contributions.
During the album's mastering, the projected lead single " Anybody Seen My Baby? Seeking to avoid possible future legal entanglements, lang and her co-writer Ben Mink were credited along with Jagger and Richards on the new song.
Once the Rolling Stones picked Stefan Sagmeister to be the album's art director, Jagger told him to seek inspiration from Babylonian art exhibited at the British Museum. Sagmeister was most impressed by a Lamassu sculpture, featuring a lion with a human head and beard, and commissioned artist Kevin Murphy to paint a similar Assyrian lion in an attack stance.
The first million units of Bridges to Babylon were encased in a special manufactured filigree slipcasethat gave the impression that the lion was embedded into the design.
The desert background of the cover was extended throughout the booklet, featuring ruins that were the basis for the Bridges to Babylon Tour stage design.
Bridges Sene Me An Angel - Scorpions - Gold Babyloncontaining an unprecedented three solo vocals by Richards, was released to mixed reviews. It reached No. The Stones had become a touring phenomenon by this point. InBridges to Babylon was remastered and reissued by Universal Music.
All tracks are written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richardsexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Rolling Stones. Archived from the original on 28 March Retrieved 17 October Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 14 March Retrieved 4 December Entertainment Weekly's EW. Archived from the original on 4 December Archived from the original on 17 August Retrieved 21 January Australian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August Austrian Charts in German. Ultratop in Dutch.
Ultratop in French. Prometheus Global Media. Finnish Charts. Les Charts in French. Music Line in German. Media Control Charts.
Archived from the original on 25 August Oricon Style in Japanese. Dutch Charts in Dutch. Norwegian Charts. Swedish Charts. Swiss Charts. The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 5 January Retrieved 2 August GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 8 September United States : Rovi Corporation.
Archived from the original on 25 February Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. IFPI Austria. Music Canada. Bundesverband Musikindustrie. IFPI Norway. Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 19 June Enter Bridges to Babylon in the "Artiest of titel" box. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 October IFPI Sweden. IFPI Switzerland.
Danielle Liebeskind - Architecture PetiteLos Always Suffering - The Rolling Stones - Bridges To BabylonCalifornia.
Hard rockblues rock. Voodoo Lounge Bridges to Babylon A Bigger Bang Entertainment Weekly. B . Austrian Top 75 Albums . Belgium Flanders Albums Always Suffering - The Rolling Stones - Bridges To Babylon . Belgium Wallonia Albums . Canadian Albums Chart .