The Rolling Stones had already had two number one hits during 1965. Both “Satisfaction” and “Get Off Of My Cloud” had topped the American charts. Near the end of the year they released the ballad “As Tears Go By” which reached number six.
I have always preferred The Rolling Stones in rock mode so “As Tears Go By” is not one of my favorites. Good lyrics but the music leaves me a little cool.
It did come with one of my favorite Stones picture sleeves however. It is alot slicker and artsy than the ones that preceeded it. It showed the group was becoming a little more business savy as the rocketed toward the top of the rock universe.