The Real Story of
The Rolling Stones
“Sticky Fingers”

Spotify Landmark is the story behind some of the greatest moments in music, told by the people who made them.

Each show blends intimate interviews with artists, producers, industry figures and celebrities to create a listening history of legendary albums, concerts and events.

Landmark 6: The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers”

Originally released in April of 1971, “Sticky Fingers” was an album of firsts: their first of the decade; the first to feature guitarist Mick Taylor throughout (and, sadly, the first without Brian Jones, who passed in 1969); the first to feature a guitar credit for singer Mick Jagger; and the first to be released on the band’s own imprint. Recorded in bursts in three different locations, it went on to be one of the biggest and most critically-acclaimed works of their career.

This year the band has dug into the vaults to deliver expansive new versions of the album, including alternate takes, extended versions and an entire 1971 live recording from Leeds.

On the eve of their 2015 touring, Mick Jagger sat down to give an in depth interview detailing the band’s mindset and working process for “Sticky Fingers,” as well as the stories behind each track on the album.

Listen to the album with commentary.

Credits: Produced by Sandy Smallens