Rolling Stones - Dandelion (stereo)


Stereo! Originally released in August, 1967 as the B-Side to "We Love You", but when it reached #14 on the US charts while "We Love You" only reached #50, it effectively became the A-Side. Also released on several later compilations.



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Jonathan Stilley
One of the more underrated songs in the Stones' catalog.
slide4180
Horn solo and horn during outro are Brian Jones, I hear.
Fer Abra
0:30 John Lennon and Paul McCartney as backing singers of the Rolling Stones in 1967 no less. This song and We Love You are absolute historic pieces.
juliant43
Compare this to todays music.
Mike Hand
The Rolling Stones - Dandelion ( Stereo ) Such a wonderful tune .
Richard 3365
I swear The Stones are the band with the most deep-cuts I know. Apart from their famous big hits, the more you get into them the more you discover little gems like this that, for some reason, are not as famous as they should.
hoitoider
I thought the Stones psychedelic songs were over criticized.  This sounds great, as do a lot of the songs on Satanic Majesties Request.
shannon bolden
Lennon and McCartney in on this number. As well as the other side of the single 'We Love You'... Good stuff.
psychickitty1
Brian's magic on oboe
Joseph Obenauer
This song was playing on the radio, I was cruising down the Meadowbrook Parkway In a 1966 MGB convertible. black exterior and red leather interior, top down, my older brother Greg let me drive his car down to Wolf' Sporting Goods store down there in Rockville Centre. Some lacrosse-related need. The car was small & nimble and a breeze to steer. I was 17 and I was, I thought, on top of the world.
Love Hippies
dandelion 1967,sublime
Dries Van Dongen
Oboe solo by Brian Jones...
sylviarenken
AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT :)))
60 panhead
stones for life, thanks for all the great songs
allen dunn
@bassbob42 Brian Wilson wasn't just with The Beach Boys, he WAS The Beach Boys! All this talk should be about Brian Jones.
Carole Clark
Best part: Brian on oboe.
Natalie Angelo
"DANDELION DONT TELL NO LIES". DANDILION WILL MAKE YOU WISE"!!!! XOXO BRIAN JONES :0)
John923T
Great song 1st heard it on AM radio in 67' I was 12 and this was such a great tune, I never wanted it to end. The photos of Brian and the group are superb to say the least. The transition of the group from young MODs to a full Rock & Roll group is evident in the photos as it was many at that time, progression sets in when they became more successful. My favorite group, sad about Brian Jones, Bill Wyman bowed out gracefully, Mick, Keef', & Charlie (still original members going strong) with past Mick Taylor & present Ron Wood they still are fantastic. ✌️2 ya
magprob
At 61 years old, having listened to this song my entire life, almost, I find it to be a staple I need to boost my well being from time to time.
Devin Ian Schramm
Includes background vocals from 1/2 of The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney) easily one of the most unfairly obscure Stones gems from their prime.
Rob Hollander
Unfairly forgotten Stones tune. Although the Stones unearth different deep cuts with each tour, they've never revisited this or "We Love You."
allen dunn
@menoziinrevoltado I absolutely agree that The Beatles are, and always will be #1...but I do put these guys in the #2 spot.
david hill
Folks should love Dandelions. Quit spraying Round-Up on them and make Dandelion wine instead. Great song, exceptional sound quality
3prettyvacant
Beautiful use of the sitar in this great early Stones song....
tootsiesdad
even though the stones put out alot of good music after brian jones, imo their best work was when brian was in the line up. they represent the quintessintial 60s bad boy british invasion band and sound. dandelion is just one of many songs that prove it.
bfy5123
this ones for Bwrian.
PepperWhite62
Any ad preceding any Stones song should be a federal crime.
Michael Rodriquenz
The Stones were GREAT in the 60's, but DIED when Brian Jones left us....
Sylvain0008
Love the Stones psychedelic stuff like this one, She's a rainbow or 2000 light years from home. It doesn't really matter if they were influenced by the Beatles or not. I think that each band influenced each other. And don't blame me, i'm a big Beatles fans as well.
Tommy Pwood
I remember listening to this in the early 70s it was still in rotation like other greats......what the heck happened...getting old.
jim brusso bigtimecavaliersfan
my favorite Stones song by far.the energy is amazing !
Glenn Wheatcroft
@musicaldun1 no way The Lantern is great. I agree with Gomper getting chopped along with Sing this together or On with the show. Both are stupid
glenn h Friedmann
Massive.... a wonderful record and song... the harpsichord help distinguish this one from all others records being played at the time... Brian.....
Pete Feges
love this song so much ,I named my golden retriever Dandelion !
Danny Football
One of the best songs from the stones
Janine Boguslawski
Love this since ima kid
Beverly Fleetwood
the very beginning...we know!
EJ JE
my favorite Era of the Stones
Mick Jagger
@musicaldun1 I agree with you. The Lantern and Gomper were very replaceable with We Love You and Dandelion. They also shoulda constructed Sing This All Together (See What Happens) better.
rockologo
@musicaldun1 The Lantern is ok for me, I would have replaced Sing this all together (see what happens)
Glenn Wheatcroft
@musicaldun1 does this mean were in agreement on sing this all togther(reprise) should be scrapped in favour of this?
Glenn Wheatcroft
what a great song this is
John Jarou
one of their best.
Bob Nyswonger
Love, love love Charlie's drums on the coda....
Galaxy Center
Mick McCartney & Paul Jagger! ;-) Superb song. Which instrument Brian couldn't play?
Paul Varga
At this time the Stones were writing great songs like this while the Beatles made crap like Sgt. Pooper. And Tragical History Tour lp's.
LarryRickenbacker
Such an under-rated gem, celebrating the birth of Keith's first child. So help me, but this may be Charlie's finest moment, especially the outro that sounds like a fireworks display.
Alvin Tostig
A masterpiece from a bygone era in which human beings displayed extraordinary musical competency.
Ethan Hill
Fcuk thr BEATles. This song and the others are gems gems gems gems.
kvernon1
...and what an amazing collection of photos of the Stones!  Most of these I've never seen before.  Well done!
George Penwell
The background vocals and harmonies could very well be The Beatles not to mention much of the music and the french horn solo. But ask Mick or Keith and the would say that they were never influenced by nor owe The Beatles anything. If there had been no Beatles there would never had been the Stones. They'd likely be Lorrie drivers, clerks or homeless junkies. Adequate song though.
Barry Brodsky
not only were Lennon and McCartney there for backup, but legendary poet Allen Ginsberg was in the control booth conducting with his Shiva beads and Tibetan oracle ring!!! What a session!!
uncapricio
LES STONES QUI FONT DU BEATLES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mick Jagger: Voclas, Backing Vocals, Tambourine, Lyrics Keith Richards: Acustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lyrics Brian Jones: Harpsichord, Oboe, Maracas, Backing Vocals Bill Wayman: Bass Guitar Charlie Watts: Drums Nicky Hopkins: Organ John Lennon: Backing Vocals Paul McCarthney: Backing Vocals
Mia Kal
R.I.P. Brian Jones...
CHUCKLOVES1969
i too think the Stones were absolutely,,second place to the Beatles...as did everyone and anyone who lived in those days,,such as i. BUT i LOVED how raunchy and raw the Stones were compared to such a highly polished act as the Fab 4. so many songs the Stones did,,paint it black, ruby tuesday, spend the night together,,on and on..BUT here's the killer..Brian Jones's influence. when Brian left,,the soul and sound of the real Stones we all loved....the music started to falter badly. ***Brian.RIP.
John Reynoso
Of course Mick and Keith would deny the Beatles but hey they're the "Bad Boys" of rock
Paulo Palomino
rolling stones dandelion 1967 con un coro de lujo (Paul  y John ) nada menos
Deborah Harris
Love this.
Roy Mullins
One of the of IF NOT the Best Stones Jams ever... peace
Forrest George
Prince or pauper, beggar man or thing Play the game with ev'ry flow'r you bring Dandelion don't tell no lies Dandelion will make you wise Tell me if she laughs or cries Blow away dandelion One o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock, four o'clock chimes Dandelions don't care about the time Dandelion don't tell no lies Dandelion will make you wise Tell me if she laughs or cries Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion Tho' you're older now its just the same You can play this dandelion game When you're finished with your childlike prayers Well, you know you should wear it Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailors lives Rich man, poor man, beautiful, daughters wives Dandelion don't tell no lies Dandelion will make you wise Tell me if she laughs or cries Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion Little girls, and boys come out to play Bring your dandelions to blow away Dandelion don't tell no lies Dandelion will make you wise Tell me if she laughs or cries Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion
Graham Wellington
The energy and color of this song......................, WOW!
Matt Yarbs
@volcommerce. You can't really be suggesting this is about satanic sacrifice? I'm an American, but from what I read the song is a blend of two topics. One being psychedelia for psychedelia's sake and the second, the "meaning" of the song or whatever being based off some age-old English children's rhyme. I don't know how credible that is, but it sure seems to sell me a little more than presuming it to be about satanic crap. lolol some of you conspiracy theorists crack me up.  
volcommerce
This song is about satanic sacrifice. Dandelion will make you wise (give you pleasure) Dandelion don't tell no lies (Dead) Tell me if she laughs or cries (Suffer/Trauma) Blow away Dandelion (Ritual sacrifice)
OrchestrationOnline
It's a great song, but I wonder how many heads immediately went out and smoked dandelions!
Jijst5
The Beatles!! :D
Marie Gilmartin
I LOVE THIS ! Not heavy deep or moody JUST LIGHTHEARTED AND HAPPY
allen dunn
@TheKenfig I heard it differently and did a Wiki to check, but I believe it was originally the B-side. When it charted higher than We Love You it effectively became the A-side. ...and you're right. A superb single!
allen dunn
@TuberOnTheLoose 'Greatest' is in the ear of the beholder. My vote would go to The Beatles, but there are those that would vote Stones, or Who, or Zep, or Floyd...etc. There's probably even someone out ther that votes for Barry Manablow for Chrissakes!
allen dunn
@stercoraniste333 There seems to be a bit o' controversy, so I did some research. Best I can figure, it depends on which side of the pond you're on. We Love You was released as the 'A' side in Britain, while Dandelion was released as the 'A' side in the U.S. ...maybe?
allen dunn
@420CHEMDOG ...agent. LOL
allen dunn
@stercoraniste333 If you watch the We Love You video that I made, it shows two pics of different picture sleeves. Both of them show We Love You as the A side.
allen dunn
@accordionreid I think, if I'm not mistaken, that Paul and/or John helped with the backing vocals.
allen dunn
@FuzztoneProductions I've been wrong before and certainly will be again. Thanks for the heads up.
allen dunn
@caleu0709 That issue has been discussed fairly extensively in the previous comments. Best I can figure, Paul and John both helped.
allen dunn
@hilvldruid C+...too wordy. (Well put.)
allen dunn
@yahood66 Classics indeed! Toss in "Their Satanic Majesties Request", "Sticky Fingers" and "Exile On Main Street" and you've got their peak years...IMO.
allen dunn
@utubemusiccritic Thanks. I wanted to just use pics of the line-up that recorded this. Well put...
allen dunn
@420CHEMDOG So is anyone with 420 and CHEM in their title! LOL
allen dunn
@merseymain I completely agree. There are quite a number of songs that I like better, I just wanted to get this stereo version up for those who may be in need of it.
Robert Wright
wow, them r sum vintage photos fer sure
Clyde Barrow
MICK! 👌
Sherlocks Doomstein
I believe these guys are talking about the good old sticky icky 😄
vinbuscusC
The Beatles were gone by 1970, and the Kinks were never in the same league as the Stones.
vinbuscusC
The Who albeit great, never had the social significance and impact of the Stones of that period. The Stones were just cranking out of classic hit/album one after the other. The Who werent even close.
Marty
I LOVE THIS SONG
RoyalJelly
Lennon and McCarthy are singing backup vocals on this B side, and on the A side of the single, “We Love You”, which sounds a bit like a parody of the Beatles.
jayX
great job on the vid ! and the sound quality is aces ! cheers, well done !
Glenn Wheatcroft
@feeeball I agree with both of you. When Jones left the band's sound changed, though that would have happened anyways with Jagger, Richards as the writers carved out their own niche after the hippie thing. They lost the adventurousness when he went but gained their sound when Taylor joined. Taylor was the right guy at the right time and contributed greatly to the sound and made it classier. A great player with great phrasing & tone. Yeah when he left they went downhill but still a great moments
Stotle
It's funny that this charted while other songs of theirs that did not chart are their most popular (sympathy for the devil, you can't always get what you want, gimme shelter)
Juan Ricardo Ramirez Garcia
THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE....
Hogan Courrier
RIP Brian, Mick and Keith are rich because of you
Chris Baker
This is actually my favorite Stones song. I still remember the first time I heard it, I was in my bedroom between 12:30 and 1am. It was on WMYG. It's a great one.
nath909
Ya!!
Ethan Hill
Better than the Beatles by several flower gardens.
Peter Gerstenzang
Volcommerce. Get those meds adjusted.
raistuumum
Which comp is this version of the song from? I only have this song in mono.
no name
best Stones song
LasLupin
Yes, you're right
dearag peadar
we're talking another deadly single by the Prince of Darkness and his Clan.