Label: Decca - ROST 1/2 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock
Add Genre. Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. This is one of the few Rolling Stones songs that could be fairly said to be as melodic as any of the best Lennon-McCartney compositions. That's not to say that some of their more basic hits weren't great; it's more to note that the Rolling Stones did write some classic pop melodies as well.
It also employs a very effective contrast between the moods of the verses and choruses. The verses, softly sung by Jagger, with a bit of vocal harmony; at the end of the very first line, he hits one of the lowest notes in his entire oeuvre, so low, in fact, that he has trouble hitting it clearly.
Those verses are backed by gentle Highland Barn Dance - Archie McCulloch - Archie McCullochs Scottish Dance Party and wonderful recorder by Brian Jones. The choruses, on the other hand, are far more harder-hitting, introducing drums and yearning harmonized vocals, taken at a mid-tempo rock pace before coming to a dramatic pause at the conclusion of each one.
The very brief recorder solo by Jones -- in a plaintive, almost quasi-classical Renaissance style, as it is throughout the recording -- that dominates the instrumental tag adds an appropriately melancholic touch to the classic. In lyrical as well as musical attitude, "Ruby Tuesday" seems a notable departure from the kinds of putdowns the Stones had specialized in during the mid-'60s.
The girl who is "Ruby Tuesday" seems to be a very promiscuous if very seductive and desirable one. Rather than complaining about her stuck-upness, however, Jagger's vocal seems wistfully observational, rather than critical, acknowledging that there is no way to permanently possess the affections of this free spirit.
Like another Stones ballad, "Lady Jane," "Ruby Tuesday" would be subjected to an elongated, Baroque-classical-psychedelic-soul treatment by the Rotary Connection on their debut album.
The most noted interpretation, unexpectedly, may have been by folk-rock singer Melanie, who did an anguished, slow, Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones - Rolled Gold - The Very Best Of The Rolling Stones surprisingly credible version on her Candles in the Rain album.
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