LC 2251 | ROLLING STONES™ | EMI Electrola // (p) 1978 Promotone B.V.
- "Label/Labelcode Rolling Stones Records / LC 2251" used logo: Rolling Stones™ (Bild 10)
incl. 2-sided LyricSheet
Distribution: EMI Electrola
Matrix: 61016-A-O / CUN 39108 A
Released: 9 June 1978
Recorded: 10 October – 21 December 1977 and 5 January – 2 March 1978, Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France
Label: Rolling Stones/Atlantic
POP-ART Cover designed by Peter Corriston (he designed the next three album covers as well).
An elaborate die-cut design, with colors varying on different sleeves, it featured The Rolling Stones and select female celebrities in garish drag, as well as a bunch of lingerie ads. The cover immediately ran into trouble when Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli (representing her mother Judy Garland), Raquel Welch, and the estate of Marilyn Monroe threatened legal action. It was withdrawn and women's likenesses removed. Jagger later apologized to Minnelli when he encountered her during a party at the infamous discotheque Studio 54.
The revised cover removed all the celebrities whether they had complained or not. And were replaced with black and punk style garish colors with the phrase PARDON OUR APPEARANCE COVER UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Country Rock, Hard Rock, Funk Rock, Disco
Mick Jagger – lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar, and piano
Keith Richards – electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar, and piano
Charlie Watts – drums
Ronnie Wood – electric, acoustic, pedal steel, and slide guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar, and bass drum
Bill Wyman – bass guitar and synthesizer
Mel Collins – saxophone
Simon Kirke – congas
Ian McLagan – organ and electric piano
Ian Stewart - piano
Sugar Blue – harmonica [Sugar Blue re-recorded 'Miss you' on his 1993-album 'Blue Blazes']