The Rolling Stones have released their hugely anticipated new album, ‘Hackney Diamonds’ which critics are already saying it’s their best album in decades!
To celebrate the release of the album Pat Courtenay presents, “61 and Counting” featuring songs from the new album, the classics and exclusive chats with Mick, Ronnie, Keith and Charlie.
LISTEN TO PART ONE HERE
You will hear about the band’s longevity, work ethic and their new collaborations with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga, plus Mick’s satisfaction with the outcome.
The album’s release was celebrated on Thursday October 19 by the band themselves taking over New York City club, Racket NYC, to perform 7 songs from the new album and iconic hits – “Shattered,” “Angry,” “Whole Wide World,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Bite My Head Off,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” with Lady Gaga joining the band on stage to perform their single “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” to a packed house. Read more about that here.
LISTEN TO PART TWO HERE
The 12-track album, Hackney Diamonds, was recorded in various locations around the world, including Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Metropolis Studios, London; Sanctuary Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Electric Lady Studios, New York; and The Hit Factory/Germano Studios, also in New York. Late drummer Charlie Watts is featured on two tracks, “Mess It Up” and “Live By The Sword.” “Live By The Sword” additionally features bass from former Stones bassist Bill Wyman.
“Sweet Sounds Of Heaven” featuring vocals from Lady Gaga and keys & piano from Stevie Wonder, “Get Close” and “Live By The Sword’” with piano from Elton John, and “Bite My Head Off” with bass from Paul McCartney.”
LISTEN TO PART THREE HERE
Hackney Diamonds is the Stones first studio set of new material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Since then, the Stones have continued to smash box office records on a series of global sell-out tours and released 2016’s GRAMMY Award winning Blue & Lonesome, which featured their brilliant versions of many of the blues tracks that helped shape their sound, and topped album charts around the world.
Last year, they thrilled European audiences totalling nearly a quarter of a million on the anniversary Sixty tour. The Rolling Stones have sold over 250 million albums worldwide.
Hackney Diamonds marks The Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood) first album produced by producer and musician Andrew Watt.
HACKNEY DIAMONDS TRACKLIST
- GET CLOSE
- DEPENDING ON YOU
- BITE MY HEAD OFF
- WHOLE WIDE WORLD
- DREAMY SKIES
- MESS IT UP
- LIVE BY THE SWORD
- DRIVING ME TOO HARD
- TELL ME STRAIGHT
- SWEET SOUNDS OF HEAVEN
- ROLLING STONE BLUES