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''Bridges to Babylon'' is the twenty-first studio album (twenty-third American album) by Music/TheRollingStones, released in 1997. By this stage of their career, the time-space between their albums was growing. Although this album came out three years after ''Music/VoodooLounge'', it would be eight years before their next studio album (''Music/ABiggerBang'') was released.

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''Bridges to Babylon'' is the twenty-first studio album (twenty-third American album) by Music/TheRollingStones, Music/{{The Rolling Stones|Band}}, released in 1997. By this stage of their career, the time-space between their albums was growing. Although this album came out three years after ''Music/VoodooLounge'', it would be eight years before their next studio album (''Music/ABiggerBang'') was released.


A German concert of the tour, ''Bridges to Bremen'', was released on CD and DVD in 2019.



* TroubledProduction: Mick Jagger wanted to bring in outside producers instead of just relying on Don Was. Keith Richards was less than willing to do bring in "loop gurus", going as far as expelling Danny Saber from the studio once he found him overdubbing guitars. Was made sure to work with Richards and Jagger in separate rooms, Richards brought another producer for the tracks he sang (with Jagger boycotting those sessions), and Charlie Watts, who tried to relieve tension getting closer to the percussionist (they would even record an album together), left LA as soon as he wasn't needed anymore.


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** "Anybody Seen My Baby?"

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** "Anybody Seen My Baby?"Baby?" is one where the girl seemingly left the city without even warning the narrator.



* PantheraAwesome: The Assyrian lion on the cover, which has a Pharaoh-like beard because the art director drew influence from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamassu Lamassu]].



* {{Sampling}}: The only Stones album to do so. Used in the songs "Anybody Seen My Baby?", "Saint Of Me" and "Might As Well Get Juiced".

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* {{Sampling}}: The only Stones album to do so. Used in the songs "Anybody Seen My Baby?", Baby?" (featuring a brief Biz Markie rap), "Saint Of Me" and "Might As Well Get Juiced".



* SpecialGuest: Billy Preston plays organ on this album and Biz Markie raps.

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* SpecialGuest: By recording in Los Angeles, various musicians friends could attend the sessions, such as Billy Preston plays organ on this album and Biz Markie raps.Blondie Chaplin .


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* TroubledProduction: Mick Jagger wanted to bring in outside producers instead of just relying on Don Was. Keith Richards was less than willing to do bring in "loop gurus", going as far as expelling Danny Saber from the studio once he found him overdubbing guitars. Was made sure to work with Richards and Jagger in separate rooms, Richards brought another producer for the tracks he sang (with Jagger boycotting those sessions), and Charlie Watts, who tried to relieve tension getting closer to the percussionist (they would even record an album together), left LA as soon as he wasn't needed anymore.


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# "OutoOf "Out of Control" (4:43)


''Bridges To Babylon'' is the twenty-first studio album (twenty-third American album) by Music/TheRollingStones, released in 1997. By this stage of their career, the time-space between their albums was growing. Although this album came out three years after ''Music/VoodooLounge'', it would be eight years before their next studio album (''Music/ABiggerBang'') was released.

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''Bridges To to Babylon'' is the twenty-first studio album (twenty-third American album) by Music/TheRollingStones, released in 1997. By this stage of their career, the time-space between their albums was growing. Although this album came out three years after ''Music/VoodooLounge'', it would be eight years before their next studio album (''Music/ABiggerBang'') was released.



# "Flip The Switch" (3:28)

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# "Flip The the Switch" (3:28)



# "You Don't Have To Mean It" (3:44)
# "Out Of Control" (4:43)
# "Saint Of Me" (5:15)
# "Might As Well Get Juiced" (5:23)

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# "You Don't Have To to Mean It" (3:44)
# "Out Of "OutoOf Control" (4:43)
# "Saint Of of Me" (5:15)
# "Might As as Well Get Juiced" (5:23)



# "Thief In The Night" (5:15)

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# "Thief In The in the Night" (5:15)


'''''Bridges To Babylon''''' is the twenty-first studio album (twenty-third American album) by Music/TheRollingStones, released in 1997. By this stage of their career, the time-space between their albums was growing. Although this album came out three years after ''Music/VoodooLounge'', it would be eight years before their next studio album (''Music/ABiggerBang'') was released.

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'''''Bridges ''Bridges To Babylon''''' Babylon'' is the twenty-first studio album (twenty-third American album) by Music/TheRollingStones, released in 1997. By this stage of their career, the time-space between their albums was growing. Although this album came out three years after ''Music/VoodooLounge'', it would be eight years before their next studio album (''Music/ABiggerBang'') was released.


--> ''I am not [[UsefulNotes/HarryHoudini Houdini]]''

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--> ''I am not [[UsefulNotes/HarryHoudini [[Creator/HarryHoudini Houdini]]''





--> ''In the first flush of ecstacy''

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--> ''In the first flush of ecstacy''ecstasy''



* OneWordTitle: "Gunface"
* QuestioningTitle: "Anybody Seen My Baby?" and "How Can I Stop?"

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* OneWordTitle: "Gunface"
"Gunface".
* QuestioningTitle: "Anybody Seen My Baby?" and "How Can I Stop?"Stop?".


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** "Saint Of Me" references biblical characters Saint Paul, Jesus, Augustin, John the Baptist, Herodes and Soleme.

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** "Saint Of Me" references biblical characters Saint Paul, Jesus, Augustin, John the Baptist, Herodes and Soleme.Salome.


* AlliterativeTitle: "'''B'''ridges To '''B'''abylon" and "'''T''''oo '''T''ight".

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* AlliterativeTitle: "'''B'''ridges To '''B'''abylon" and "'''T''''oo '''T''ight".'''T'''ight".


* AlliterativeTitle: "'''B'''ridges To '''B'''abylon" and "'''T'''oo '''T''ight".

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* AlliterativeTitle: "'''B'''ridges To '''B'''abylon" and "'''T'''oo "'''T''''oo '''T''ight".


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[[caption-width-right:350:''Bridges To Babylon''.[[caption-width-right:350: Whether you like this album or not: ''You might as well get juiced.''.]]



Upon release, it was greeted by strong mixed reviews, particularly the main single "Anybody Seen My Baby?".

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Upon release, it was greeted by strong mixed reviews, particularly the main single "Anybody Seen My Baby?".
Baby?". The chorus of "Anybody Seen My Baby?" [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong sounds a lot like]] kd lang's "Constant Craving": It's reportedly a coincidence, and since this came to the band's attention before this album was released, they actually credited lang (and ''her'' co-writer, Ben Mink) as co-writing the song to help prevent any kind of lawsuit.



# "Flip The Switch"
# "Anybody Seen My Baby?"
# "Low Down"
# "Already Over Me"
# "Gunface"
# "You Don't Have To Mean It"
# "Out Of Control"
# "Saint Of Me"
# "Might As Well Get Juiced"
# "Always Suffering"
# "Too Tight"
# "Thief In The Night"
# "How Can I Stop"

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# "Flip The Switch"
Switch" (3:28)
# "Anybody Seen My Baby?"
Baby?" (4:31)
# "Low Down"
Down" (4:26)
# "Already Over Me"
Me" (5:24)
# "Gunface"
"Gunface" (5:02)
# "You Don't Have To Mean It"
It" (3:44)
# "Out Of Control"
Control" (4:43)
# "Saint Of Me"
Me" (5:15)
# "Might As Well Get Juiced"
Juiced" (5:23)
# "Always Suffering"
Suffering" (4:43)
# "Too Tight"
Tight" (3:33)
# "Thief In The Night"
Night" (5:15)
# "How Can I Stop"
Stop" (6:53)




* AlliterativeTitle: "'''B'''ridges To '''B'''abylon".

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\n* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "Always Suffering"
--> ''While the whole world was wandering''
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''B'''ridges To '''B'''abylon".'''B'''abylon" and "'''T'''oo '''T''ight".
* AsTheGoodBookSays: "Saint Of Me"
--> ''Saint Paul the persecutor''
--> ''Was a cruel and sinful man''
--> ''Jesus hit him with a blinding light''
--> ''And then his life began''
--> ''I said yeah''
--> ''I said yeah''
--> ''Augustin knew temptation''
--> ''He loved women, wine and song''
--> ''And all the special pleasures''
--> ''Of doing something wrong''
* BreakupSong:
** "Anybody Seen My Baby?"
--> ''Anybody seen my baby''
--> ''Anybody seen her around''
--> ''Love has gone and made me blind''
--> ''I've looked but I just can't find''
--> ''She has gotten lost in the crowd''
** "Already Over You"
--> ''In the first flush of ecstacy''
--> ''As you lay naked next to me''
--> ''While our love put the dawn to flight''
--> ''I just ignore all those warning lights''
--> ''Cause when you laugh I just cry''
--> ''When you left I just died''
--> ''Are you already over me?''
--> ''Are you already over me?''
--> ''Are you already sick me?''
--> ''What a fool I've been''
** "Thief In The Night"
--> ''I know where your place is''
--> ''And it's not with him''
--> ''I'm the one who is out here baby''
--> ''Out here, just looking in''
--> ''He ain't gonna like it at all''
* CelebrityCameo: Creator/AngelinaJolie appears as a stripper in the music video of "Anybody Seen My Baby?"
* CrapsackWorld: "Always Suffering"
--> ''Now the rain is falling slow''
--> ''And the nights grow long''
--> ''And the train''
--> ''Cries out so hauntingly''
--> ''She is gone''
--> ''Now we're always suffering''
--> ''Already lost''
* EpicRocking: The 6:53 and aptly titled "How Can I Stop?".



* IntercourseWithYou: "Too Tight"
--> ''Baby you're tight for me''
--> ''(I warn you) yeah''
--> ''Far too tight for me''
--> ''Yeah''
--> ''Untie those sheep shanks, yes''
--> ''And all those fancy knots''
--> ''I'm not Houdini, honey''
--> ''C'mon now and loosen up''
--> ''(Tight)''
--> ''(Too tight)''



* OdeToIntoxication: "Might As Well Get Juiced"
--> ''The wheels of life are passing you by''
--> ''You might as well get juiced''
--> ''Might as well get juiced''
--> ''Some people like to get high on love''
--> ''Buss it off with alcohol''
* OneWordTitle: "Gunface"
* QuestioningTitle: "Anybody Seen My Baby?" and "How Can I Stop?"



* ShoutOut:
** "Too Tight"
--> ''I am not [[UsefulNotes/HarryHoudini Houdini]]''
** "Saint Of Me" references biblical characters Saint Paul, Jesus, Augustin, John the Baptist, Herodes and Soleme.
* SpecialGuest: Billy Preston plays organ on this album and Biz Markie raps.
* StalkerWithACrush: "Thief In The Night"
--> ''I'm gonna steal what's mine''
--> ''Oh I'm gonna break the laws''
--> ''But I'll get through you door''
--> ''But you wait and see''
--> ''Yeah, I'm gonna get ya, get you free''
--> ''(Like a thief)''
--> ''I found out where he keeps you''
--> ''I've even been inside''
--> ''you check under your pillow baby''
--> ''You'll get the message''



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The chorus of "Anybody Seen My Baby?" sounds a lot like kd lang's "Constant Craving": It's reportedly a coincidence, and since this came to the band's attention before this album was released, they actually credited lang (and ''her'' co-writer, Ben Mink) as co-writing the song to help prevent any kind of lawsuit.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The chorus of "Anybody Seen My Baby?" sounds a lot like kd lang's "Constant Craving": It's reportedly a coincidence, and since this came VillainSong: "Saint Of Me"
--> ''And I do believe in miracles''
--> ''And I want
to save my soul''
--> ''And I know that I'm a sinner''
--> ''I'm gonna die here in
the band's attention before this album was released, they actually credited lang (and ''her'' co-writer, Ben Mink) as co-writing the song to help prevent any kind cold''
--> ''I said yes, I said yeah''
--> ''I said yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah''
--> ''You'll never make a saint
of lawsuit.
me''


* Mick Jagger - lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, harmonica

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* Mick Jagger Music/MickJagger - lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, harmonica

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