The Rolling Stones have taken a nostalgic stroll through memory lane and have released the deluxe edition of the 1973 album “Goats Head Soup”. It also features 10 unreleased tracks and a full concert from the same year.
Rolling Stones Gonna release Goats Head Soup (1973)
Goats Head Soup wasn’t a major success when it was the first release. Although, it was definitely the beginning of guitarist Keith Richard’s love affair with Jamaica, where it was recorded. The Rolling Stones were at the peak until they released this album. Allegedly, this happened because, in a way, they declared themselves to be the “greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world”. They started believing this myth to such an extent that it started affecting their work. Goats Head Soup is considered to be the Stones’ first step away from their golden age of 1968-1972. Their image began to eclipse their accomplishments after the release of this track.
Features of the deluxe edition
The deluxe edition, which was released on 4th September, features their newly released outtake ‘Criss Cross’ alongside rarities like ‘Scarlet’, which features Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on guitar. Other tracks include ‘Through The Lonely Nights’, which was released as a B-side in 1974, and alternate versions and mixes of album tracks ‘100 Years Ago,’ ‘Hide Your Love’, and many more. A third unheard song which is included in this edition is ‘All The Rage’.
The box set edition of ‘Goats Soup Head’ will also include ‘Brussels Affair’, the 15-track live album recorded in a memorable show in Belgium, on the autumn 1973 tour that followed the album’s late August release. This recording was mixed by Bob Clearmountain and was previously available only in the Rolling Stones’ “official bootleg” series of live recordings in 2012. Moreover, the CD and vinyl box sets will offer the original album in 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Atmos, and Hi-Res mixes.
The Rolling Stones in 2020
The Stones are still in high demand and were supposed to go on a tour but alas, the coronavirus pandemic threw water over their plans. They are now in quarantine, writing new music and Jagger is even working on a new documentary. Richard has assured that the fans don’t have to worry about Mike and the boys retiring any time soon as performing is more of a habit for them. “I mean, that’s what we do. And also there’s that thing between us, like, ‘Who’s going to be the first one to get off the bus?’ You have to be kicked off or drop off, right?” Richards said. “So, it’s like that. I really can’t imagine doing anything else.”