Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mick Jagger solo albums to be reissued on vinyl

Mick Jagger will reissue his catalog of solo albums on vinyl on December 6.

The series of records by The Rolling Stones frontman includes 1985’s “She's The Boss”, 1987’s “Primitive Cool”, 1993’s “Wandering Spirit” and 2001’s “Goddess In The Doorway.”

The heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl editions have been newly-remastered from analogue tape transfers via the revolutionary Half-Speed Mastering system by celebrated engineer Miles Showell at London's Abbey Road Studios.

This high audio definition remastering treatment, which creates the finest audio quality vinyl pressings available, was recently used for all the albums in the boxed set “The Rolling Stones Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971 – 2016.”

Jagger released various projects in his own name earlier in his career, but after his cameo on The Jacksons' 1984 single "State Of Shock," it was 1985's “She's The Boss” that officially launched his solo album series. Recorded at Compass Point in the Bahamas, it was produced by Mick with Bill Laswell and Nile Rodgers and includes the single "Just Another Night," which hit No. 1 on the Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart and No. 12 on the Hot 100; other guests included Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend and Herbie Hancock.

“Primitive Cool” – made in the Netherlands and Barbados – followed in 1987, this time co-produced by the artist with Keith Diamond and David A. Stewart. Featuring the single "Let's Work", Jagger subsequently toured the album in Japan and Australia.

1993's “Wandering Spirit” saw the rocker team with producer Rick Rubin for a project that featured guest appearances by Lenny Kravitz, Flea, Courtney Pine, Benmont Tench and Billy Preston and was certified gold in the US.

Jagger's most recent solo album, 2001's “Goddess In The Doorway”, was produced by the singer with Marti Frederiksen and longtime collaborator Matt Clifford. There were production cameos by Chris Potter, Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis and Lenny Kravitz, the latter on the rock hit "God Gave Me Everything." Bono and Pete Townshend both appeared on "Joy," and the album also included the single "Visions Of Paradise," co-written with Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas.

Jagger underwent heart valve replacement surgery in April, delaying the start of The Rolling Stones’ 2019 No Filter tour dates, which eventually ran all summer before it concluded in Miami, FL in late August.

The singer also appeared in “The Burnt Orange Heresy”, a new film starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland, which premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in September.

Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, the heist thriller – based on the 1971 book of same name by Charles Willeford – sees art critic James Figueras (Bang) and Berenice Hollis (Debicki) arrive at the Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, Cassidy (Jagger).

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