different Rolling Stones vinyl 7"s* have been issued worldwide [which includes 674
UK and 637
US releases], as of Monday 22 April 2019.
* 1762 releases + 2874 variations.
You can't judge a cover by looking at its number!
The Rolling Stones Japanese singles & EPs
A very single-minded test on the Rolling Stones worldwide singles' discography.
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 'India'] and the single of the day [currently 'Fool To Cry' - 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. [+]
'Fool To Cry' was released as a 7" single in the UK on April 20, 1976, where it peaked at #6.
Its US counterpart, released at the same time, reached #10.
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, 'Fool To Cry' is the first single from the 1976 album 'Black And Blue'. The song was recorded in December 1974, when Mick Taylor had just left the band and the rest of the Stones were left without a lead guitarist. The recording of 'Black And Blue' acted as a sort of audition for new guitarists which is why session man Wayne Perkins plays guitar on this track.
The single was released almost worldwide with 'Crazy Mama' on B-side, while the US promoted 'Hot Stuff' instead [promo 7"s were pressed - France only issued 'Hot Stuff' as an A-side single in PS], a funky number including guest guitarist Harvey Mandel [formerly of Canned Heat].
'Fool To Cry' would be the only single from 'Black And Blue' to chart h... [+]
A replica of the rare Beggars Banquet Japanese promo flexi was made by Abkco on 30 November 2018, as part of the 50th anniversary edition of the album which also contains a one-sided 12" mono version of 'Sympathy For The Devil'.