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Remastered 1964 compilation originally released to coincide with the band's second American tour. Essentially an expanded version of the UK EP Five by Five, plus their third & fourth American singles, "It's All Over Now", recorded at Chess, and the first Billboard top 10 hit, "Time is on My Side", which features an organ intro rather than the better known guitar version that's the second British album. Mick and Keith's songwriting partnership is hitting it's stride by this time, with three of their songs on the album, "Congratulations", "Grown Up Wrong" and the excellent "Good Times, Bad Times", an homage to the country blues singers they loved so much.
Remastered 1964 compilation originally released to coincide with the band's second American tour. Essentially an expanded version of the UK EP Five by Five, plus their third & fourth American singles, "It's All Over Now", recorded at Chess, and the first Billboard top 10 hit, "Time is on My Side", which features an organ intro rather than the better known guitar version that's the second British album. Mick and Keith's songwriting partnership is hitting it's stride by this time, with three of their songs on the album, "Congratulations", "Grown Up Wrong" and the excellent "Good Times, Bad Times", an homage to the country blues singers they loved so much.
018771940227

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Format: CD
Label: ABK
Catalog: 94022
Rel. Date: 08/27/2002
UPC: 018771940227

12 X 5 The Rolling Stones
Artist: The Rolling Stones
Format: CD
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Remastered 1964 compilation originally released to coincide with the band's second American tour. Essentially an expanded version of the UK EP Five by Five, plus their third & fourth American singles, "It's All Over Now", recorded at Chess, and the first Billboard top 10 hit, "Time is on My Side", which features an organ intro rather than the better known guitar version that's the second British album. Mick and Keith's songwriting partnership is hitting it's stride by this time, with three of their songs on the album, "Congratulations", "Grown Up Wrong" and the excellent "Good Times, Bad Times", an homage to the country blues singers they loved so much.

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''12 X 5'' is the second American album by The Rolling Stones released in 1964 following the massive success of their debut ''The Rolling Stones'' in the UK and the promising sales of its American substitute ''England's Newest Hit Makers''.

Not surprisingly, ''12 X 5'' followed its predecessor's tendency to largely feature R&B covers, however it does contain three compositions from the still-developing Mick Jagger/Keith Richards songwriting team, as well as two group compositions under the pseudonym of "Nanker Phelge".

After a series of sessions in Chicago in June 1964, The Rolling Stones' UK label Decca Records released the five song EP ''Five by Five''. Because EPs were never a lucrative format in the US, London Records - their American distributor at the time - spread the EP songs across an entire album, adding seven new recordings to create a release of 12 songs by 5 musicians, hence the album's title. Decca would use the same cover (minus the lettering) for The Rolling Stones' second UK album ''The Rolling Stones No. 2'' in early 1965.

''12 X 5'' proved to be a faster seller than ''England's Newest Hit Makers'', reaching #3 and going gold quickly.

In August 2002, ''12 X 5'' was reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records. This edition includes stereo versions of "Around and Around", "Confessin' the Blues", "Empty Heart", "It's All Over Now", "2120 South Michigan Avenue", and "If You Need Me". - Wikipedia

        
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