Stone Alone

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Stone Alone
StoneAlone.jpg
Studio album by
Released27 February 1976 (1976-02-27)
Recorded1976
GenreRock
Length40:07
Label
ProducerBill Wyman
Bill Wyman chronology
Monkey Grip
(1974)
Stone Alone
(1976)
Green Ice
(1981)
Singles from Monkey Grip
  1. "If You Wanna Be Happy"
    Released: 1976
  2. "Apache Woman"
    Released: 1976

Stone Alone is the second solo album by The Rolling Stones' bass guitarist Bill Wyman. It was released in 1976 by Rolling Stones Records.[1] The album reached number 166 on the Billboard 200.[2]

Van Morrison plays the saxophone in "A Quarter to Three". Joe Walsh, Dr. John, Ron Wood, Al Kooper, Nicky Hopkins and Jim Keltner played on the album.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars
Christgau's Record GuideC+[4]

Critical reception[edit]

In a retrospective review, AllMusic rated the album one and a half stars out of five. They noted "Apache Woman" and "Quarter to Three" but cautioned that "highlights like these are few and far between and this problem reduces Stone Alone to a curio that should only be sought out by Bill Wyman fans and Rolling Stones completists." They criticized the album for lacking "the focus and solid songs of the previous album and ends up feeling like the typical rock star's ego-trip side project. Stone Alone can't be faulted for ambition, though: nearly every song tries out a different musical style ('50s-style rock, disco, and reggae) and Wyman enlists a veritable who's who of guest musicians (everyone from Dr. John to Al Kooper to Joe Walsh) to bring the songs to life."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Bill Wyman, except where noted.

# Track title Length
1. "A Quarter to Three" (Gene Barge / Gary "U.S." Bonds / Frank Guida / Joseph Royster) 3:08
2. "Gimme Just One Chance" 2:47
3. "Soul Satisfying" 2:50
4. "Apache Woman" 3:32
5. "Every Sixty Seconds" 4:12
6. "Get It On" 3:42
7. "Feet" (Danny Kortchmar) 3:53
8. "Peanut Butter Time'" 3:50
9. "Wine and Wimmen" 3:27
10. "If You Wanna Be Happy" (Carmela Guida / Frank Guida / Joseph Royster) 2:42
11. "What's the Point" 2:32
12. "No More Foolin'" 3:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolling Stones database 1976 at The Complete Works Website
  2. ^ "Stone Alone - Bill Wyman : Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ Sone Alone Bill Wyman
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: W". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 23 March 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  5. ^ Guarisco, Donald. Stone Alone at AllMusic