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It was released as a single by Marianne Faithfull in As Tears Go By - Various - Top 2000 Editie 2013 peaked at number 9 in the United Kingdom.
A story surrounding the song's genesis has it that Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham locked Jagger and Richards in a kitchen in order to force them to write a song together, even suggesting what type of song he wanted: "I want a song with brick walls all around it, high windows and no sex. It was Oldham who replaced "Time" with "Tears". We thought, what a terrible piece of tripe. We came out and played it to Andrew [Oldham], and he said 'It's a hit.
Mick and I were thinking, this is money for old rope! According to Jagger biographer Philip Normanthe song was mainly created by Jagger, in co-operation with session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan. Oldham played a demo for her with Jagger singing and Big Jim Sullivan on acoustic guitar. As soon as I heard the cor anglais playing the opening bars I knew it was going to work. After a couples of takes it was done.
Andrew came and gave be a big hug. You've got yourself a number six,' he said. The success of the recording caused the record companyDecca, to switch the song to an A-side, where it became a popular single.
The melody features a distinctive oboe line. The song entered the Billboard Hot the week ending 28 Novemberwhere it stayed for nine weeks peaking Hymn To Zeus - Karkinos / Archaeos - Archegono Miasma number In Canada, the song peaked at number 2 on the RPM chart. It's unclear if the song was written especially for Faithfull or an out-take from the Stones' repertoire.
However, in her own autobiography, Faithfullwritten together with David Dalton, she says "As Tears Go By" was not, contrary to popular folklore, written for me, but it fitted me so perfectly it might as well had been". My voice was just plain wrong! We did take after agonizing take She admits that she "was never that crazy about "As Tears Go By.
In any case, it is an absolutely astonishing thing for Traffic - Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory boy of 20 to have written a song about a woman looking back nostalgically on her life.
It is sometimes said [ by whom? However, the Rolling Stones may have been influenced by "Yesterday'"s particular arrangement. The Rolling Stones recorded their own version of "As Tears Go By" inchanging the arrangement from Faithful's version to one that more closely resembled the arrangement of "Yesterday", which may have been intentional given that the new arrangement was recorded while the Beatles' song was topping charts all over the world including the US Billboard Hot Marianne Faithful's version of "As Tears Go By" features percussion and strings throughout; the Rolling Stones' version completely lacks percussion and opens with acoustic guitar followed by strings entering in the second verse, just as in "Yesterday".
It was released as a single in December by their North American record label, London Recordsdue to popular demand after radio DJs across the country started playing it from the band's recently released album December's Children And Everybody's. It peaked at number 6 on the American Billboard Hotand at number 10 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart, years before the seemingly more wholesome Beatles would see their first entry.
A performance from the leg of the tour was captured for the concert film Shine a Light and the accompanying soundtrack album. On 11 July in Milan the Stones performed the song with the Italian lyrics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Various - The Commercial Collection 213 and removed.
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