Rolling Stones reveal Hackney Diamonds tracklisting: Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elton John appear
15 September 2023, 11:02
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The group trailed the release with the launch of new single 'Angry', and also teased a number of special guest appearances on the record, which was released on October 20.
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They have also revealed the full list of famous names who have recorded on the album, which has been produced by Andrew Watt.
Elton John plays piano on 'Get Close' and 'Live By the Sword', Lady Gaga sings on 'Sweet Sounds of Heaven', Paul McCartney plays bass on 'Bite My Head Off' and Stevie Wonder plays keyboards and piano on 'Sweet Sounds of Heaven'.
The songs on the album are all written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, with the exception of 'Get Close' and 'Depending on You', written by Jagger-Richards with producer Watt, and closer 'Rolling Stone Blues', credited to late blues icon Muddy Waters.
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The full tracklisting of Hackney Diamonds is as follows:
- 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
While it's been 18 long years since the last Stones' album of newly-written material, it seems certain that we won't have to wait as long for the next one.
"I don't think it’s the last Rolling Stones album," Jagger told the New York Times. "We’ve got almost three-quarters through the next one."
Richards said of the band's recording return: “With Charlie leaving us, I think we needed to make a new mark with [drummer] Steve [Jordan]. To reset the band was important.”