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ROLLING STONES – AFTERMATH DECCA NETHERLANDS 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0660 ROLLING STONES Aftermath
Aftermath Front Cover

“Aftermath” proved to be a major artistic breakthrough for “The Rolling Stones”, being the first full-length release by the band to consist exclusively of Mick Jagger/Keith Richards compositions. “Aftermath” was also the first Rolling Stones album to be recorded entirely in the United States, at the legendary RCA Studios in Hollywood, California at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, and the first album the band released in stereo.

Collector’s notes for ROLLING STONES – Aftermath ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)Album Front Cover Details:The album front cover shows a group photo of the “Rolling Stones” band.The album-title of the album “Aftermath” is printed near the bottom right corner of the album front cover.The band-name itself is NOT mentioned on the front cover.Album Back Cover Details:The upper right corner of the album back cover shows “STEREO 6835 (10)”The bottom right corner (just below the boxed DECCA logo)THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY LTD. LONDON
(c) 1966, The Decca Record Company Limited, London 
                                                                           Printed in The NetherlandsThere is NO bar-code on the album coverAlbum Record Label Details:The labels have the colour BlueOn the upper half are the letters “DECCA” in a large fontThere is NO label-code on the labels.The rights society STEMRA (boxed) is located on the left , near 9 o’clockBelow the rights society there is: (P) 1966On the right hand near 3 o’clock there is:6835 108
6835 108.1
MADE IN HOLLANDThe rim-text on the label runs from 7 o’clock to 5 o’clock and is printed in the English languageMatrix and run-out codesSide A: (Stamped) 6835 108 1Y 4 (P) 1966 670 111 06
Side B: (Stamped) AA 6835 108 2Y 1 (P) 19**66 670 119 03Transcript of the original linet notes:In July 1964, I was engineering a session for Jack Nitzsche at RCA in Hollywood; the song was “Yes sir, that’s my baby” In walked the Rolling Stones and Andrew Oldham, who had stopped by to say hello to Jack, a friend they had met thru Phil Spector. In December of 1964, we did our first session together. Andrew had phoned me from England, and wanted to do a session en route to Australia. I was thrilled; since then, we have worked together thru “The Last Time”; “Satisfaction”; “Cloud”; “Breakdown” and a number of albums, in a way that has been rewarding both artistically and professionally, for working with the Stones is extremely exhilarating. They never go the easy route; from the moment Mick and Keith run a song down to the rest of the group, to Brian deciding on an acoustic or electric guitar, or something more bizarre, to Bill sorting out a bass pattern, to Charlie laying down the tempo; to their friend Jack Nitzsche (always on the dates) or Road Manager Stu (Ian Stewart) picking out chords on piano, organ, harpsichord or anything else that happens to be lying around. To some many hours later, at a final take, it’s all great. In this business of dubious standards,it’s been great working with the Stones, who, contrary to the countless jibes of mediocre comedians all over the world, are real professionals, and a gas to work with. 
Dave Hassinger, Engineer
Album Fact Sheet: ROLLING STONES – Aftermath
Music Genre: British Rock, Blues-Rock, R&B 
Album Production information:The album: “ROLLING STONES – Aftermath” was produced by: Andrew Loog OldhamSound/Recording Engineer(s): Dave HassingerThis album was recorded at: RCA Studios HollywoodAlbum cover design: Sandy BeachAlbum cover photography: Guy Webster, Jerrold Schatzberg
Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Decca – 6835 108
Record Format12″ Vinyl HIFI Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Country:  Netherlands

Rolling Stones – Between The Buttons , album cover differences

This blog of the album “Between The Buttons” shows three different types of album front covers used:

  1. Between The Buttons with catalognr PAX ISK 1027 from ISRAEL – the front cover has a group photo of the Rolling Stones with on the upper half , two “buttons” with the album title and the band-name. The bottom left corner has the PAX logo inside a light blue box.
  2. Between The Buttons with catalognr Decca SLK 16 450-P ZAL 7644 from Germany – the front cover has the group photo of the Rolling Stones and with the DECCA logo on the bottom left corner. There are NO band-name nor album title on the front.
  3. Between The Button with catalog LONDON 820 051 from West-Germany which has a “button” in the top right corner with the band-name “The Rolling Stones” inside, in the bottom left corner there its “LONDON” records logo inside a blue/red box. There is NO album-title on the album front cover.

Examples of these three album covers are shown on my website.