Set for release on September 4th is the Rolling Stones' 1973 chart-topper, Goats Head Soup, which will be issued in multiple configurations — including four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions, featuring unreleased studio and live material. The box set and deluxe CD and vinyl editions of Goats Head Soup will all feature bonus tracks, which include alternate versions, outtakes and three previously unissued tracks — including the song, “Scarlet,” featuring guitar by Jimmy Page and bass by Family and Blind Faith's, Ric Grech.
Two other songs, have long been available in bootleg circles for decades — the set's new single, “Criss Cross” and “All The Rage,” which for years had been booted as “You Should Have Seen Her Ass.” Alternate and instrumental mixes flesh out the package — along with Brussels Affair, the 15-track live album, which has been available since 2012 as a digital release. The show, from October 17th, 1973, marked guitarist Mick Taylor's second-to-final concert as a member of the Stones.
According to the press release, “The CD and vinyl box sets offer the original ten-track album in 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res mixes, along with the videos for 'Dancing With Mr. D,' 'Silver Train' and 'Angie.' An exclusive 100-page book will feature a remarkable array of photographs, essays by writers Ian McCann, Nick Kent, and Daryl Easlea and faithful reproductions of three tour posters from 1973.”
We asked Keith Richards to recall his life in and around the time of the band's golden period while working with the late, great producer, Jimmy Miller: “You ask other people that (laughs), y’know? You can’t describe your own wildness, but off and on, fairly (crazy). After all, you’re a bunch of guys that are just thrown into the deep end. Nobody else knew what to do. Nobody had been through situations like this. You had to make things up as you went along (laughs). It was fun.”
Mick Jagger explained that a lot of times in rock, people tend to romanticize the relationships between bandmembers: “I don't feel like a family, it's like a. . . The great difference is that people confuse families and gangs. A gang is a rather immature group, whereas a family is rather mature group. And you have to make the transference from being in a gang to being in a family. The gang never likes the fact that you have a family — and vice versa; the family never likes the fact that you have a gang. It's hard in life to have to balance that. But definitely, the Rolling Stones is not a family — it's a gang.”
The tracklist to the deluxe edition of Goats Head Soup is:
Disc One – 2020 Stereo Mix
Dancing With Mr D 100 Years Ago Coming Down Again Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) Angie Silver Train Hide Your Love Winter Can You Hear The Music Star Star
Disc Two – Rarities & Alternative Mixes
Scarlet All The Rage Criss Cross 100 Years Ago (Piano Demo) Dancing With Mr D (Instrumental) Heartbreaker (Instrumental) Hide Your Love (Alternative Mix) Dancing With Mr D (Glyn Johns 1973 Mix) Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) – (Glyn Johns 1973 Mix) Silver Train (Glyn Johns 1973 Mix)
Disc Three – 'Brussels Affair – Live 1973'
Brown Sugar Gimme Shelter Happy Tumbling Dice Star Star Dancing With Mr D Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) Angie You Can't Always Get What You Want Midnight Rambler Honky Tonk Women All Down The Line Rip This Joint Jumpin' Jack Flash Street Fighting Man
Disc Four (Blu-ray): Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Original Videos: “Dancing With Mr D.,” “Silver Train,” and “Angie.”
Mick Jagger On The Rolling Stones Not Being A Family :
Keith Richards On The Rolling Stones’ Wild Days :