The Rolling Stones drops 25th studio album `Blue and Lonesome`

London [UK], Oct. 7 : British rock band from 1962 'The Rolling Stones' recently announced its twenty fifth studio album, a collection of blues covers which takes the band back to their roots in the genre.

After a week of speculation, 'The Rolling Stones' have announced the release of their 25th studio album, 'Blue and Lonesome,' reports the Guardian.

This would come as the band's first studio album in over a decade and has been described as "five decades in the making and just three days to record." 'Blue and Lonesome' was reportedly recorded at the British Grove Studios in West London in December 2015, and also reportedly features 'old friend' Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album at the time.

"This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do," said Don Was, co-producer of the latest album alongside members of the band, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

According to a statement from their publicist, the band described the recording process as "spontaneous" and played live in the studio without overdubs.

Jagger, Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood were joined by their long-time touring musicians Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell and Matt Clifford besides Clapton for the recording.

The tracklist of 'Blue and Lonesome' include 'Just Your Fool' (Little Walter, 1960), 'Commit a Crime' (Howlin' Wolf aka Chester Burnett, 1966), Blue and Lonesome (Little Walter, 1959), 'All of Your Love' (Magic Sam, 1967), Little Rain (Jimmy Reed, 1957) and more.

Source: ANI