Stone Age (album)

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Stone Age
Stone Age Rolling Stones.jpg
Compilation album by The Rolling Stones
Released 6 March 1971
Recorded 1963–66
Genre Rock
Language English
Label Decca
Producer Andrew Loog Oldham
The Rolling Stones compilations chronology
Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)
Stone Age
Gimme Shelter
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Stone Age is a compilation by The Rolling Stones released on the Decca label in 1971. It reached #4 on the UK charts.[citation needed]

The Stones were strongly against this release. In full page ads in Record Mirror and NME on 20 March 1971 they stated, "We didn't know this record was going to be released. It is, in our opinion, below the standard we try to keep up, both in choice of content and cover design." The 12 songs, dating from the mid-1960s, were chosen because they had never appeared on a UK studio album, some having been originally released only on singles and some having only been released on US studio albums to that point.

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one

  1. "Look What You've Done" (McKinley Morganfield)
  2. "It's All Over Now" (Bobby Womack, Shirley Womack)
  3. "Confessin' the Blues" (Walter Brown, Jay McShann)
  4. "One More Try"
  5. "As Tears Go By" (Jagger, Richards, Andrew Loog Oldham)
  6. "The Spider and the Fly" (Nanker Phelge)

Side two

  1. "My Girl" (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White)
  2. "Paint It Black"
  3. "If You Need Me" (Wilson Pickett, Robert Bateman, Sander)
  4. "The Last Time"
  5. "Blue Turns to Grey"
  6. "Around and Around" (Chuck Berry)


Chart (1971) Peak
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[2] 51
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 13
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 20
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[6] 4