The Rolling Stones Are Sitting On 40 Tracks For New Album

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The Rolling Stones' longtime producer Don Was says that the band is waiting for the perfect collection of 10 tracks before they release their latest album. The band has been in the studio at various points over the past seven years, and during the sessions, recorded the pair of 2012 tracks "Gloom And Doom" and "One More Shot," which appeared on that year's GRRR! compilation.

In the midst of the sessions, the band also recorded their last studio set, the Grammy Award-winning blues collection, Blue & Lonesome, which was recorded in December 2015 during a break taping the latest batch of Mick Jagger/Keith Richards originals.

Don Was, who has been co-producing the Stones since 1994's Voodoo Lounge, told us that over the course of the new album sessions, a tremendous amount of material has been tracked by the band. According to him, Jagger and Richards simply haven't created the album they want to release yet: "We continue to start songs and it's such a varied group of songs. We probably have 40 and depending on the 10 we choose to finish, the character of the album will be determined; right now, it could go any way. And there's some really good stuff in there. And there's a sense that making a 'good album' is not good enough -- it's gotta be great. So, I think when we feel we've got 10 things that are great an album'll come out."