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Stripped (Rolling Stones album)

Stripped
The Rolling Stones
Released 13 November 1995
Recorded 3 March – 26 July 1995
Genre Roots rock, blues rock
Length 59:34
Language English
Label Virgin
Producer Don Was, The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones live chronology

Flashpoint
(1991)
Stripped
(1995)
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
(1996)
Singles from Stripped
  1. "Like a Rolling Stone"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Wild Horses"
    Released: 1996

Stripped is The Rolling Stones album released in 1995 during the Voodoo Lounge Tour. The album was a mixture of live recordings from smaller venues and studio recordings – made with no overdubs – of songs mostly from their previous catalogue. The exceptions were Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" and Willie Dixon's "Little Baby", neither of which the band released versions of before.

The two in-studio sessions were recorded from 3–5 March 1995 in Tokyo, Japan and 23–26 July in Lisbon, Portugal, while the recordings in smaller venues featuring live audiences are from performances in London, Paris and Amsterdam.

Some CD versions of Stripped included an enhanced portion for viewing on a computer, including videos of rehearsals of "Tumbling Dice" and "Shattered" and an alternate performance of "Like a Rolling Stone", and video interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood.

Released in November 1995 as their second album with Virgin Records, Stripped (a play on the title of Unplugged) was well-received with its relaxed and natural feel and reached No. 9 in both the UK and US, going platinum the latter territory. The lead single, a cover of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone", reached No. 12 in the UK, becoming a rock radio hit in the US, and was followed up by "Wild Horses" in early 1996.

The album was digitally remastered and re-issued in 2009.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A− link

Track listing

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

  1. "Street Fighting Man" – 3:41 (live in Amsterdam on 26 May 1995)
  2. "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) – 5:39 (live in London on 19 July 1995)
  3. "Not Fade Away" (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin) – 3:06 (live in the studio in Lisbon from 23–26 July 1995)
  4. "Shine a Light" – 4:38 (live in Paris on 3 July 1995)
  5. "The Spider and the Fly" – 3:29 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
  6. "I'm Free" – 3:13 (live in the studio in Lisbon from 23–26 July 1995)
  7. "Wild Horses" – 5:09 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
  8. "Let It Bleed" – 4:15 (live in Paris on 3 July 1995)
  9. "Dead Flowers" – 4:13 (live in London on 19 July 1995)
  10. "Slipping Away" – 4:55 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
  11. "Angie" – 3:29 (live in Paris on 3 July 1995)
  12. "Love in Vain" (Robert Johnson) – 5:31 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
  13. "Sweet Virginia" – 4:16 (live in the studio in Lisbon from 23–26 July 1995)
  14. "Little Baby" (Willie Dixon) – 4:00 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)

Personnel

The Rolling Stones
Additional musicians

Chart positions

Album
Year Chart Position
1995 UK Top 75 Albums 9[2]
1995 The Billboard 200 9[3]
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1995 "Like a Rolling Stone" UK Top 75 Singles 12[4]
1995 "Like a Rolling Stone" Mainstream Rock Tracks 16[5]
1995 "Like a Rolling Stone" Bubbling Under Hot 100 9

Certification

Country Certification Sales
United States Platinum 1,000,000
France 2× Gold 200,000
United Kingdom Silver 60,000
Germany Gold 100,000
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