A Make-Weight Stones Album
A Stones Fan | New Rochelle, New York United States | 09/17/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I own all the albums the Rolling Stones have ever recorded, and surprisingly, "Emotional Rescue" is one of the ones I listen too most frequently. Chronologically, the album comes between their successful "Some Girls" and "Tattoo You" collections. While not as critically acclaimed as those two albums, "Emotional Rescue" provides a nice variety of music and reflects what was influencing the band at the end of the 70s when the album was recorded. There is some reggae ("Send it to Me"), Studio 54 dance culture (Dance pt. 1, Emotional Rescue), punk ("Where the Boys Go", "Summer Romance"), political themes ("Indian Girl"), and Keith Richards' sad goodbye to longtime girlfriend Anita Pallenburg ("All About You").
While the Stones may have been relaxing a bit after the success of "Some Girls", and putting a less than vigorous effort into "Emotional Rescue" (sometimes just recording tracks individually and piecing the songs together later)- they somehow pull off a rather solid album. Ron Wood proves he works well with Kieth; trading slick dabbling riffs on "Let me Go" and "She's so Cold". And the band uses new techniques such as synthesizers and vocal distortions on "Indian Girl" and "Emotional Rescue" which add more dimension to their music. All in all, if you enjoy the later day music of the Rolling Stones, this album would be worth a listen to."
Just Another #1 Album
Richard R. Carlton | Ada, MI United States | 11/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Emotional Rescue was originally released June 24, 1980, it went to #1 in both the UK & US. The album includes the single hits Emotional Rescue and She's So Cold. Most people know the music, so in my reviews I try to give you data on the sessions and interesting facts connected with the songs and the album. Here we go:Interesting notes include:
.....the vinyl album was released with a large color poster of images taken of the Band with a thermographic camera that imaged the body heat instead of light.....a video was also done with thermographic cameras
.....the tracks on the album were recorded while Keith started his band The New Barbarians to fulfill his drug conviction sentence in Toronto by playing a benefit for the blind, which he did with Ron Wood and the rest of the Stones, and then did a tour (which made no money because the drug expenses were so high)....John Belushi was with the Band for most of the tour
.....Band members Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor, and Ian McLagan all released albums (with accusations that their best work had gone into their solo efforts)The sessions for Emotional Rescue were very productive with many unreleased songs. They started in Nassau and continued in Paris with overdub and final mixing at Electric Lady Studios in NYC during Nov & Dec of 1979 and in April 1980.
Jan 18 - Feb 12, 1979 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau
.....She's So Cold
.....All About You
Jun 10 - Aug 25 & Sep 12 - Oct 19, 1979 at Pathe Marconi/EMI Studios in Paris
.....Send It To Me
.....Let Me Go
.....Where The Boys Go
.....Down In The Hole
.....Emotional RescueAlso recorded during the Emotional Rescue sessions were:
.....Little T & A (released on Tattoo You)
.....Hang Fire (released on Tattoo You)
.....Worried About You (released on Tattoo You)
.....If I Was A Dancer (Dance, Pt. 2) (released as a 12" single)
.....Black Limousine (released on Tattoo You)
.....No Use In Crying (released on Tattoo You)Tracks from these sessions that were never released included Gangster's Moll, I'll Let You Know, Linda Lu, Lonely At the Top, It Won't Be Long, Still In Love, Sweet Home Chicago, What's The Matter, You're So Beautiful (But You Gotta Die Someday), Break Away, and Sands Of Time.This information comes from "It's Only Rock And Roll: The Ultimate Guide To The Rolling Stones" by Karnbach and Bernson and from my own collection, with some of the notes from Davis' "Old Gods Almost Dead." Both books are available from amazon.com."
THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ALBUM BY THE STONES.
A Stones Fan | 06/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE THIS ALBUM, WITH SONGS LIKE (SHE'S SO COLD AND (EMOTIONAL RESCUE)WITH A GREAT DISCO ROCK SOUND AND THE BLUESY (DOWN IN THE HOLE) NEXT TO TATTOO YOU, THIS IS THERE BEST."