The Rolling Stones, Now!
is the third American studio album
by The Rolling Stones
, released in 1965 by their initial America
distributor, London Records
The album contained seven tracks from their second UK
album The Rolling Stones No. 2
, the recent US Top 20 hit "Heart of Stone
", and other songs which would appear on the UK edition of the Stones' next album Out of Our Heads
later in 1965. The album contains a different, and shorter, version of "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
" than the recording on The Rolling Stones No. 2
, although the latter version was accidentally used on the 1986 CD of "The Rolling Stones Now." The 2002 CD includes the shorter version, as heard on the original LP. "Little Red Rooster
", a recent #1 hit single in the UK, was also included as well as "Surprise, Surprise", which would not see a release in the UK until 1970
. Four of the songs on The Rolling Stones, Now!
were penned by the songwriting team of Mick Jagger
and Keith Richards
(who dropped the "s" from his surname until 1978).
For the back cover, London Records simply took the back cover of The Rolling Stones No. 2
and amended the tracklisting and label information. Where the UK liner cover said "No. 2" after 'THE ROLLING STONES' was simply whited out for the American cover. One thing that was overlooked, however, was a mention of Ian Stewart playing organ on "Time Is On My Side," which made no sense on The Rolling......