Keith Richards will reissue his solo albums “Talk Is Cheap” and “Main Offender” for the first time via digital outlets this Friday, August 14.
The Rolling Stones guitarist’s first solo album, 1988’s “Talk Is Cheap” gave birth to Keith’s X-Pensive Winos band featuring Steve Jordan, Waddy Wachtel, Ivan Neville, Charley Drayton and Sarah Dash. The project included guest appearances by Patti Scialfa, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Maceo Parker, ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor as well as Willie Mitchell and the Memphis Horns.
1992’s “Main Offender” reunited much of the lineup from the debut and produced the hits “Wicked As It Seems” and “Eileen.”
The reissues come as Richards prepares to release his first solo album in more than 20 years, “Crosseyed Heart”, on September 18.
The record sees Richards reteamed with Jordan and Wachtel alongside Rolling Stones backup singer Bernard Fowler, keyboardist Ivan Neville and singer Sarah Dash.
Special guests including Norah Jones, Spooner Oldham, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and Aaron Neville are also on board, while a pair of songs feature contributions from late Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys, who passed away last December at the age of 70.
Richards is previewing the release with the lead single, “Trouble.”
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