Album: December’s Children (And Everybody’s)
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One of the things that the Rolling Stones started doing in 1965 is release singles where the b-side gave as much pleasure as the a-side — sometimes more! — and one of the best examples of that is the U.S. b-side of “Get Off Of My Cloud,” the majestic, shimmering “I’m Free.”
While “I’m Free” does suffer from some of the production gremlins that the A-side — the guitars sound both washed out and over-modulated — it comes across as perhaps the Rolling Stones best foray into folk rock. It also has one hell of a rock star lyric.