The album to spawn the production duo The Glimmer Twins, a.k.a. Jagger and Richards.
It is also marks the first appearance on a Stones album by Ronnie Wood as he plays 12 string guitar on the single, “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll”. The earliest versions of this iconic song were recorded in Ronnie’s home studio and he is credited with inspiring the song. Given the song’s place among live shows during the next four decades it did surprisingly badly when it was released as the lead single from the album. It got to number ten in the UK and number seventeen in America, although it did make number three in France. The second single from the album was the only cover on the record, the Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”. This was also the last album to feature Mick Taylor as a band member as he left soon after its release. The cover features a painting by Guy Peelaert and it won an award as the best cover of the year.