The Rolling Stones’ “Hackney Diamonds Live Edition” marked a triumphant return for the iconic rock band, topping the charts in 19 countries upon its release. This highly anticipated album served as their first original studio release since “A Bigger Bang” in 2005, making it a significant moment for both the band and their devoted fanbase.
At the heart of “Hackney Diamonds” lies the GRAMMY-nominated lead single, “Angry,” which immediately captivated listeners with its infectious energy and unmistakable Rolling Stones sound. The album also features standout tracks like “Sweet Sounds of Heaven,” a collaboration with the incomparable Lady Gaga, who lends her vocals alongside the legendary Stevie Wonder on piano and keyboard.
A poignant aspect of “Hackney Diamonds” is the presence of the late drummer Charlie Watts, whose talent and contribution to the band are showcased on tracks like “Mess It Up” and “Live By the Sword,” where he is joined by fellow Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman. This album serves as a touching tribute to Watts and his enduring legacy within the band.
Furthermore, “Hackney Diamonds” boasts collaborations with music icons Paul McCartney and Elton John, adding layers of depth and diversity to the album’s already impressive lineup of talent.
This special 2 CD set of “Hackney Diamonds Live Edition” offers fans an exclusive glimpse into the band’s intimate launch event in New York City on October 19, 2023, at Racket NYC.
The live recordings feature electrifying performances of new tracks like “Angry,” “Bite My Head Off,” “Whole Wide World,” and “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” with Lady Gaga, showcasing the band’s undeniable chemistry and dynamic stage presence.
Accompanied by a 24-page booklet filled with captivating photos from the performance by renowned photographer Kevin Mazur, this Limited Edition release of “Hackney Diamonds Live Edition” is a must-have for any Rolling Stones enthusiast.
It serves as both a celebration of the band’s enduring legacy and a testament to their continued relevance in the world of rock music.