The Rolling Stones curate album of inspirational blues classics

Ronnie Wood painted the release’s artwork himself

The Rolling Stones have curated a compilation of classic blues tracks that have inspired their career. Check out the trailer and full tracklist below.

Teaming up with BMG and Universal, the legendary rock band have put together their favourite cuts to create ‘Confessin’ The Blues’. The double-disc album will be released November 9.

Kicking off the collection of 42 tracks is the song that gave Mick Jagger and co. their band name – ‘Rollin’ Stone’ by Muddy Waters. Also featured are the likes of Chuck Berry, B.B King, Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Reed and more.

Jagger reflected on his early love for the genre, saying: “The first Muddy Waters album that was really popular was Muddy Waters at Newport, which was the first album I ever bought”.

Keith Richards added: “If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.”

Artwork for the release was created by Ronnie Wood himself, which “depicts the raw passion and emotion the blues artists channelled into their music”.

The full tracklist for ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ is as follows:

Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones recently concluded their huge UK stadium tour. During their final show, they were joined onstage by James Bay for a performance of ‘Beast of Burden’. At an earlier gig, Mick Jagger welcomed Florence Welch to the stage to sing ‘Wild Horses’.

Earlier this year, the band released a huge 15-album vinyl box set.

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