The Rolling Stones ‎– December's Children (And Everybody's)

London Records ‎– LL 3451, London Records ‎– LL3451
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Allentown Press

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 She Said Yeah
Written-By – S. Christy*, G. Roderick; R. Jackson*
A2 Talkin' About You
Written-By – Chuck Berry
A3 You Better Move On
Written-By – Arthur Alexandra*
A4 Look What You've Done
Written-By – M. Margonfield*
A5 The Singer Not The Song
Written-By – Mick Jagger; Keith Richard*
A6 Route 66
Written-By – Bobby Troup
B1 Get Off My Cloud
Written-By – Mick Jagger; Keith Richard*
B2 I'm Free
Written-By – Mick Jagger; Keith Richard*
B3 As Tears Go By
Arranged By – Keith Richards, Mike LeanderWritten-By – Andrew Loog Oldham, Mick Jagger; Keith Richard*
B4 Gotta Get Away
Written-By – Keith Richard; Mick Jagger*
B5 Blue Turns To Grey
Written-By – Mick Jagger; Keith Richard*
B6 I'm Moving On
Written-By – Hank Snow

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Original Allentown Pressing on maroon labels with silver print and 'boxed' London logos.

Some of the very early pressing of covers have a sticker on shrinking wrap in red text that claims: "Including THE ROLLING STONES' smash hit GET OFF OF MY CLOUD" (see pics).

Covers with sticker that claims: "Including THE ROLLING STONES 'smash hits GET OFF OF MY CLOUD and AS TEARS GO BY," in black text are later pressings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): ARL 7031
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): ARL 7032
  • Matrix / Runout (A side etched var. 1): ARL-7031-5 ARC 11/11/5
  • Matrix / Runout (B side etched var. 1): ARL-7032-5 ARC 11/12/5
  • Matrix / Runout (A side etched var. 2): ARL-7031-5 ARC 11-16-6S
  • Matrix / Runout (B side etched var. 2): ARL-7032-3 ARC 11-5-S



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May 10, 2012

Basically, a pretty solid Stones' album. The only weak cuts are Jagger and Richards' compositions. "Gotta Get Away" and "Blue Turns to Grey" were never too interesting. But why nitpick? There's an awful lot of good stuff on this collection. Easily the most underrated Stones' song opens the album. The one-minute and thirty second 'She Said Yeah' is a beautiful long orgasm of noise. Following on its heels is a very good version of Chuck Berry's 'Talkin' About You'. Once again, the Stones' version trumps Berry's. "I'm Free", relegated to a 'b' side on a single, is another underrated little gem from the Stones' catalogue. "As Tears Go By" remains a Marianne Faithfull song, but must have been a big ego boost for Mick and Keith, who scored a hit with the Faithfull version. Yes, they could write hits for other artists, a la Lennon and McCartney.
"Get Off My Cloud" remains a strong early single for the Stones. Their live version of Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On" is truly inspired, as it portends future knowing country-inspired tracks by the Glimmer Twins. "You Better Move On" is done capably, but its plaintiveness is very un-Stones'-like. And I prefer the studio recording of 'Route 66' to the rushed live version presented here. "The Singer Not the Song" is another 'non-Stones' song, reminding one of "Out of Time". Nice pop songs, but not exactly 'Stones' music. If you get the chance, re-listen to "She Said Yeah". It's quite dazzling still after all these years, much like their frenetic version of the Beatles' "I Wanna Be Your Man".