Released - 1980, Rolling Stones Records.  Produced by The Glimmer Twins.


Mick Jagger - Lead and Backing Vocals; Piano; Guitar.
Keith Richards - Lead and Rhythm Guitars; Backing Vocals, Lead Vocal and Piano on "All About You"
Ron Wood - Rhythm, Steel, Lead and Bass Guitars.
Bill Wyman - Bass; Synthesizer on "Emotional Rescue".
Charlie Watts - Drums.

Additional Personnel:

Ian Stewart, Bobby Keys, Sugar Blue, Nicky Hopkins, Michael Shrieve, Max Romeo.

(Click on song for lyrics and song personnel)




2018 RATING*
DANCE (PT. 1)   6.0   6.0 5.7
SUMMER ROMANCE   6.5   6.7 6.2
SEND IT TO ME   6.4   6.9 6.5
LET ME GO   6.5   6.9 7.0
INDIAN GIRL   4.9   4.9 4.9
WHERE THE BOYS ALL GO   6.2   6.3 6.0
DOWN IN THE HOLE   6.0   6.5 5.9
EMOTIONAL RESCUE   9.0   9.1 9.4
SHE'S SO COLD   7.8   8.2 9.0
ALL ABOUT YOU   4.9   4.8 4.8
Ave. 6.42 6.63 6.54


Most of the songs found on Emotional Rescue rate in the good range, with Mick's falsetto going strong on the title cut, which happens to be the album's best tune. "She's So Cold" is another real hot number. The songs on this album really blend in good, especially "Send It To Me", "She's So Cold",  "Let Me Go" and "Summer Romance". "Where The Boys All Go" sounds a bit like the Metamorphosis released "I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys" (especially their endings), which was recorded way back in"65. Get rid of "Indian Girl" (yuck!) and "All About You" (sorry Keef), and this is a much better album.

- Keno, 1998

2018 updated review is here.

*Old Ratings vs. New Ratings

The oldest ratings that you see here are from back in 1998 when I first rated the album for this site. Since time does change one's point of view, I decided to listen to and rate the album again, doing so in late 2005. In December, 2018, 20 years after the first ratings were made, I rated all of the songs for a third time. Also note that I did not look at the old ratings from 1998 until after I placed my new ratings here in both 2005 and 2018.

To listen to some sound clips from EMOTIONAL RESCUE or to buy it click on: Emotional Rescue [Remastered]

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