different Rolling Stones vinyl 7"s* have been issued worldwide [which includes 666
UK and 630
US releases], as of Wednesday 15 August 2018.
* 1759 releases + 2847 variations.
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Stones7.com is strictly dedicated to the band's 7" singles and EPs worldwide from 1963 to nowadays. Daily updated, it has been the most serious and complete reference in its field since 2000 [also the best price guide].
Visitors can discover and browse freely parts of this site, including one country's discography every new week [currently 'Peru'] and the single of the day [currently 'Start Me Up' - picked according to its release date].
For a little annual fee, members only have full access to all countries discographies, song by song browsing, price guide, and in-depth datas. [+]
The London years [1964-1971]
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'Start Me Up' was released as a 7" single in the UK on August 14, 1981, where it peaked at #7.
Its US counterpart, released on August 17, 1981, reached #2.
'Start Me Up' was first recorded during the 1975 sessions for the 1976 album 'Black And Blue'. The song was at first cut as a reggae-rock track, but after dozens of takes the band stopped recording it and it was shelved. The band would again try to re-record 'Start Me Up' during the 1977 'Some Girls' and the 1979 'Emotional Rescue' sessions under the working titles 'Never Stop' and 'Start It Up' respectively. These recordings would feature a more apparent rock sound, stripped of the earlier reggae influences. Of the song's history, Richards has commented: "It was one of those things we cut a lot of times; one of those cuts that you can play forever and ever in the studio. Twenty minutes go by and you're still locked into those two chords... We... [+]
Nine singles in picture sleeves [replicas of worldwide releases from various countries] will be issued by Abkco to accompany the release of LPs and CDs box sets of mono studio recordings on 30 September 2016.