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Listen to unearthed Rolling Stones track Scarlet featuring Jimmy Page

The Rolling Stones have shared their previously unreleased track Scarlet, featuring Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

The song was recorded in October 1974 and will appear on the deluxe reissue of the Stones album Goats Head Soup – out on September 4 on various formats, including four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions.

Page is joined on the track by Blind Faith’s Rick Grech on bass, and the song follows Criss Cross from the record which debuted earlier this month.

Reflecting on the recording of Scarlet, Keith Richards says: “My recollection is we walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session. They were just leaving, and we were booked in next and I believe that Jimmy decided to stay. 

“We weren’t actually cutting it as a track, it was basically for a demo, a demonstration, just to get the feel of it but it came out well. With a lineup like that, you know, we better use it.”

Mick Jagger (opens in new tab) adds: “I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie’s basement studio. It was a great session.”

Along with a 2020 stereo remix of the record, the reissue of Goats Head Soup will also feature Brussels Affair – a 15-track live album recorded in Belgium on the Stones’ autumn 1973 tour. This recording was only previously available as part of the band’s  “official bootleg” series back in 2012.

In addition, the CD and vinyl box sets will include Goats Head Soup in 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res mixes, along with the Dancing With Mr. DSilver Train and Angie videos.

Also included will be a 120-page book featuring photographs and essays by Ian McCann, Nick Kent and Daryl Easlea, along with four tour posters from 1973.

Main picture: The Rolling Stones in 1973 by Aubrey Powell

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The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup reissue (opens in new tab)
The Rolling Stones are preparing to reissue their 1973 album Goats Head Soup. Along with the original album, the new version will feature a wealth of bonus content including previously unreleased tracks.

Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup Deluxe Edition

CD1 - 2020 Stereo Mix
1. Dancing With Mr D
2. 100 Years Ago
3. Coming Down Again
4. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
5. Angie
6. Silver Train
7. Hide Your Love
8. Winter
9. Can You Hear The Music
10. Star Star

CD2 - Rarities & Alternative Mixes
1. Scarlet
2. All The Rage
3. Criss Cross
4. 100 Years Ago (Piano Demo)
5. Dancing With Mr D (Instrumental)
6. Heartbreaker (Instrumental)
7. Hide Your Love (Alternative Mix)
8. Dancing With Mr D (Glyn Johns 1973 Mix)
9. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) – (Glyn Johns 1973 Mix)
10. Silver Train (Glyn Johns 1973 Mix)

CD3 - Brussels Affair – Live 1973
1. Brown Sugar
2. Gimme Shelter
3. Happy
4. Tumbling Dice
5. Star Star
6. Dancing With Mr D
7. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
8. Angie
9. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
10. Midnight Rambler
11. Honky Tonk Women
12. All Down The Line
13. Rip This Joint
14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
15. Street Fighting Man
CD4 - Blu-ray
Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
1. Dancing With Mr D
2. 100 Years Ago
3. Coming Down Again
4. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
5. Angie
6. Silver Train
7. Hide Your Love
8. Winter
9. Can You Hear The Music
10. Star Star
+ Original Videos: Dancing With Mr D, Silver Train & Angie

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