Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Rolling Stones continue work on new music

The Rolling Stones are continuing to work on new music during the global health crisis.

Following a spring postponement of a US tour, the band issued the single, “Living In A Ghost Town”, which marked their first original release since 2012.

“We had it in the can,” Keith Richards tells Rolling Stone. “I spoke to Mick around March. I said, ‘Hey man, if there’s a time to put this one out, it’s now, you know.'”

Mick Jagger says that song “was part of a group of songs we’d recorded quite recently. It just seemed to fit the times. When I went back to my lyric book and looked at it, it was a song about being a ghost after a plague. Obviously I threw in a few more current lines, and then redid some of the vocals and I redid bits of my guitar and stuff. Now I’m singing on some of the other ones that we did from that time period, finishing those off, too.”

The band is considering putting those songs out soon.

“I think we have five, six, or seven tracks we’ve slowly been putting together,” adds Richards. “Right now, seeing if this thing’s going to go on, maybe we should think about putting them out in another way.”

The Rolling Stones will release a series of expanded reissues of their 1973 album, “Goats Heads Soup”, on September 4.

Produced by Jimmy Miller and recorded in Jamaica, Los Angeles and London, the project topped the charts around the world and delivered such Stones classic as “Angie”, “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)” and “Dancing with Mr. D.”

The record was the band’s fourth with guitarist Mick Taylor, who was added to the lineup in 1969 following the firing of founding member Brian Jones.

“Goats Head Soup 2020” will be available in multiple configurations, including four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions, Deluxe 2CD and 2LP versions, and single CD, vinyl and cassette packages.

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