Le premier bonheur du jour - Vogue 1963
"12 X 5" is built around the EP "Five by Five" with Chuck Berry's "Around and Around" and Wilson Pickett's "If You Need Me" as the key-songs. In addition, there are singles "It's All Over Now" and "Time Is On My Side" with their respective B-sides, as well as three songs that would be featured on"Rolling Stones 2".
Only five songs are Rolling Stones originals (Jagger / Richards + Nanker / Phelge)
Highlights include The great version of The Drifters’ hit "Under the Boardwalk", the solid version of "Around and Around" and "It's All Over Now".
Among Stones's originals, I find the bluesy "Good Times, Bad Times" clearly the most interesting. At this point, the group has not yet developed the songwriters talent which later gave us great songs like ”Ruby Tuesday”, ”She’s a Rainbow” and many many more.