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Stripped is The Rolling Stones album released in 1995 during the Voodoo Lounge Tour. The album was a mixture of live recordings from smaller venues and studio recordings – made with no overdubs – of songs mostly from their previous catalogue. The exceptions were Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" and Willie Dixon's "Little Baby", neither of which the band released versions of before.
The two in-studio sessions were recorded from 3–5 March 1995 in Tokyo, Japan and 23–26 July in Lisbon, Portugal, while the recordings in smaller venues featuring live audiences are from performances in London, Paris and Amsterdam.
Some CD versions of Stripped included an enhanced portion for viewing on a computer, including videos of rehearsals of "Tumbling Dice" and "Shattered" and an alternate performance of "Like a Rolling Stone", and video interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood.
Released in November 1995 as their second album with Virgin Records, Stripped (a play on the title of Unplugged) was well-received with its relaxed and natural feel and reached No. 9 in both the UK and US, going platinum the latter territory. The lead single, a cover of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone", reached No. 12 in the UK, becoming a rock radio hit in the US, and was followed up by "Wild Horses" in early 1996.
The album was digitally remastered and re-issued in 2009.
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All songs written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.
- "Street Fighting Man" – 3:41 (live in Amsterdam on 26 May 1995)
- "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) – 5:39 (live in London on 19 July 1995)
- "Not Fade Away" (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin) – 3:06 (live in the studio in Lisbon from 23–26 July 1995)Note: Charles Hardin is Buddy Holly.
- "Shine a Light" – 4:38 (live in Paris on 3 July 1995)
- "The Spider and the Fly" – 3:29 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
- "I'm Free" – 3:13 (live in the studio in Lisbon from 23–26 July 1995)
- "Wild Horses" – 5:09 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
- "Let It Bleed" – 4:15 (live in Paris on 3 July 1995)
- "Dead Flowers" – 4:13 (live in London on 19 July 1995)
- "Slipping Away" – 4:55 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
- "Angie" – 3:29 (live in Paris on 3 July 1995)
- "Love in Vain" (Robert Johnson) – 5:31 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
- "Sweet Virginia" – 4:16 (live in the studio in Lisbon from 23–26 July 1995)
- "Little Baby" (Willie Dixon) – 4:00 (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
There also were some outtakes from this album that have been released.
- Honest I Do (Hope Floats Movie Soundtrack) (live in the studio in Tokyo from 3–5 March 1995)
- All Down The Line (Like A Rolling Stone single) (live in Amsterdam on 27 May 1995)
- Black Limousine (Like A Rolling Stone single) (live in London on 19 July 1995)
- Gimme Shelter (Wild Horses single) (live in Amsterdam on 26 May 1995)
- Tumbling Dice (Wild Horses single) (live in Paris on 3 July 1995)
- Live With Me (Wild Horses single) (live in London on 19 July 1995)
- It's All Over Now (e-download only) (live in Amsterdam on 27 May 1995)
- The Rolling Stones
- Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, guitar, maracas on "Not Fade Away"
- Keith Richards – guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Slipping Away"
- Charlie Watts – drums
- Ronnie Wood – lap slide and electric guitar
- Additional musicians
- Darryl Jones – bass guitar
- Chuck Leavell – keyboards, backing vocals
- Lisa Fischer – backing vocals
- Bernard Fowler – backing vocals, percussion
- Bobby Keys – saxophone
- Michael Davis – trombone
- Kent Smith – trumpet
- Andy Snitzer – saxophone
- Don Was – Hammond B-3 Organ on "Shine a Light"
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||25,000x|
|France (SNEP)||2× Gold||225,100|
|Norway (IFPI Norway)||Platinum||50,000
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone xunspecified figures based on certification alone