Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Ruby Tuesday

Date: 01 Jul 2006

Karen wrote:

'"Ruby Tuesday" was on Flowers, the Stone's softest and most lyrical LP, and their nod to the laid-back, psychedelia that was putting people like Donovan on the charts.'

Flowers was actually a compilation album in the US (and other non-UK markets). For a while in the '60s, this was common practice due to the diffferences between US and UK albums -- US companies tended to arbitrarily cut a few tracks from albums, then compile the "extra" tracks, making 4 US albums out of 3 UK albums. In addition, UK album releases usually didn't include songs that had been released as singles, which would eventually be compiled together to make a greatest hits album. US record companies saw singles as teasers to sell albums
(Motown was the master at filling out albums with miscellaneous studio tracks), so they would replace album tracks of British bands with their most recent hit singles. "Ruby Tuesday" first appeared on Between the Buttons in the US, then reappeared on Flowers and the octagonally covered Through the Past Darkly. Beggars' Banquet was the first Stones album to contain the same tracks on both sides of the Atlantic.

Don't know what this has to do with miker's question about term Ruby Tuesday in 1974, but Rankin reuses a lot of Stones titles, though he has yet to use Ruby Tuesday or Between the Buttons as titles, as far as I recall (he has used Beggars' Banquet, along with Let It Bleed and Black and Blue).


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