On this day in music history: January 20, 1967…

On this day in music history: January 20, 1967 – “Between The Buttons”, the fifth studio album by The Rolling Stones is released (US release is on February 11, 1967). Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, it is recorded at RCA Studios in Hollywood, CA, Olympic Studios and Pye Studios in London from August 3 – 11, November 8 – 26 and December 13, 1966. The Stones begin recording their fifth album as they are launching their third American tour in the Summer of 1966. Final recording takes place back in London in November and December. The UK and US albums differs in track listing as the US version omits “Back Street Girl” and “Please Go Home”, adding “Let’s Spend The Night Together” (#55 Pop) and “Ruby Tuesday” (#1 Pop) in their place. The original UK and US versions of the album are remastered and reissued as a hybrid SACD in 2002, reverting to a standard redbook CD after the initial pressings sell through. Reissued briefly on vinyl during the 90’s, it is remastered and reissued in 2003 (stereo version). The mono LP edition, out of print since the late 60’s, is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram LP (UK edition) as part of the box set “The Rolling Stones In Mono” in 2016. The tracks included on the US version are issued on the mono vinyl pressing of the compilation “Flowers”, also included in the box set. “Between The Buttons” peaks at number three on the UK album chart, number two on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.