England's Newest Hit Makers
is the US debut album by The Rolling Stones
, released by London Records
on 30 May 1964.
Recorded at Regent Sound Studios in London over the course of five days in January and February 1964, England's Newest Hit Makers
was produced by then-managers Andrew Loog Oldham
and Eric Easton. England's Newest Hit Makers
was originally released by Decca Records
in the UK, under the title The Rolling Stones
The majority of the tracks reflect the band's love for authentic R&B
material. Mick Jagger
and Keith Richards
(whose professional name
until 1978 omitted the s
in his surname) were very much fledging songwriters during early 1964, contributing only one original composition to the album: "Tell Me
". Two numbers are credited to "Nanker Phelge
" - a pseudonym the band used for group compositions from 1963 to 1965. Phil Spector
and Gene Pitney
both contributed to the recording sessions, and are referred to as "Uncle Phil and Uncle Gene" in the subtitle of the Nanker Phelge instrumental "Now I've Got a Witness".
The album cover photo was taken by Nicholas Wright. Upon its release, England's Newest Hitmakers
reached #11 in the US, going gold in the process. To date, this is the only of the Stones' American studio albums that failed to place in the top five on the Billboard
album charts. The album was also number 1 in Australia for three weeks.
In August 2002, England's Newest Hitmakers
was reissued as a new remastered CD... Read More