On August 29, 1989.

Steel Wheels

On August 29, 1989, “Rolling Stones” label released “Steel Wheels”, the 19th Rolling Stones studio album. It was recorded March – June 1989, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Chris Kimsey and The Glimmer Twins. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. “Steel Wheels” was the last Bill Wyman’s full-length studio album with The Rolling Stones.

Personnel:

  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars; harmonica, percussion, keyboards
  • Keith Richards– lead and backing vocals, acoustic, classical and electric guitar, bicycle spokes
  • Ronnie Wood– acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar and acoustic bass, dobro, backing vocals
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Chuck Leavell– organ, piano, keyboards
  • Matt Clifford – electricand acoustic piano, clavinet, harmonium, percussion programming, strings
  • Luis Jardim– percussion
  • Phil Beer– mandolin, fiddle
  • The Kick Horns– brass
  • Roddy Lorimer– trumpet
  • The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir AttarFarafina – African-Moroccan instruments
  • Sonia Morgan – backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Sarah Dash– backing vocals
  • Lisa Fischer– backing vocals
  • Bernard Fowler– backing vocals
  • Christopher Marc Potter – recording
  • Rupert Coulson – assitant engineer
  • Michael Brauer, Christopher Marc Potter, Chris Kimsey – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • John Warwicker – art direction, design
  • Mark Morton – logo design

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

  1. Sad Sad sad
  2. Mixed Emotions
  3. Terrifying
  4. Hold On to Your Heart
  5. Hearts for Sale
  6. Blinded by Love
  7. Rock and a Hard Place
  8. Can’t Be Seen
  9. Almost Hear Your Sign – Steve Jordan
  10. Continental Drift
  11. Break the Spell
  12. Slipping Away

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