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Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: René ()
Date: June 15, 2009 09:32

Comments, input and alterations are very welcome!
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Coming Down Again
(Mick Jagger / Keith Richards)

Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica, November 25 - 30 & December 6 - 21,
1972 and Island Recording Studios, London, UK, May 28 - June 20, 1973

Keith Richards - lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar
Mick Jagger - harmony vocals, backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums
Mick Taylor - bass
Nicky Hopkins - piano
Bobby Keys - saxophone
Jim Horn - saxophone, flute
Pascal - percussion

Coming down again, coming down again, coming down again, coming down again

Share your thoughts, there's nothing you can hide
She was dying to survive
I was caught, oh, taken for a ride
She was showing no surprise

Coming down again, coming down again
Where are all my friends, coming down again
Coming down again, coming down again
On the ground again, coming down again

Slipped my tongue in someone else's pie
Tasting better ev'ry time
He turned green and tried to make me cry
Being hungry it ain't no crime

Coming down again, all my time's been spent, coming down again
Coming down again, sky fall down again
Coming down again, sky fall down again, sky fall down
Coming down again, sky fall down again, coming down again, yeah

Coming down again, yeah babe, coming down again
Where are all my friends, sky fall down again
Coming down again, sky fall down again
Coming down again, tear fall down again, yeah, yeah
Coming down again, yeah, yeah, coming down again
Where are all my friends, yeah, yeah, coming down again
On the ground again, yeah, yeah

Produced by Jimmy Miller

First released on:
The Rolling Stones - “Goat’s Head Soup” LP
(Rolling Stones Records COC 59101) UK, August 31, 1973



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2014-02-19 11:40 by René.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: slasausjes ()
Date: June 15, 2009 10:05

Best Keith vocals!

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: June 15, 2009 10:21

Keef trying to get terms with the late Brian about Anita?

One of those songs open to fascinating interpretations.

- Doxa

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: Ruby Friday ()
Date: June 15, 2009 10:36

A great song on an underrated album, and I remember hearing the song with my old headset and hearing the stereo, with Mick and Keith singing in my left and right ear, whispering like they were standing right behind me..

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: June 15, 2009 12:46





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Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: Zack ()
Date: June 15, 2009 14:04

I've always said a killer Taylor solo in the middle would have worked better than the turgid sax.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: Sohoe ()
Date: June 15, 2009 14:51

I think the sax solo fits in just beautifully. I wouldn't change a thing here. Stunning vocal performance by Keith...and Mick too

<<One of those songs open to fascinating interpretations>>

yep

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: June 15, 2009 14:59

Great track

IMO, a toss up between Coming Down Again and Sleep Tonight for the newbie on he next tour - I don't see why not. We all thought we wouldn't hear Little T&A again, but he suprised us with that one - go on Keith!

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: June 15, 2009 15:02

One of my favorite songs on GHS. It has somewhat of grandness, I'don't know how to describe it better. I'm not a friend of sax-solos on Stones titles, but here it fits really. The harmony of Keith's guitar and Nicky Hopkins' piano is fascinating (I guess it was Nicky Hopkins).

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Date: June 15, 2009 15:06

I'm glad they didn't touch the sax. Beatiful, and suits the song brilliantly, imo.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: Rik ()
Date: June 15, 2009 15:09

a beauty!

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: June 15, 2009 15:16

Absolutely fantastic song. Love this one, and it would definitely be in my dream setlist for Keith on the next tour. This and Thru & Thru, although he usually does one slow and one rocker, so I might have to live with Can't Be Seen instead of Thru & Thru, as devastating as that would be, but enough with the typical songs already Keith!! Break out some of these other ones!!!

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: WeLoveYou ()
Date: June 15, 2009 15:21

I've always liked this song, it has a dreamy quality to it, a kind of world-weary timelessness.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: June 15, 2009 15:34

Stunning track! One of my fav of keith's. Has that narcotic haze throughout the song with Jagger's vocals hanging in the distance like an act of conscience. Is it Brian? Heroine? Annita? Some very vivid imagery in it, "slipped my tongue in someone else's pie..." That is an incredible line that always brings a chuckle. Would love to hear him do this live, and I think he could do a great later day version. The sax is beautiful, and I am glad Taylor was more restrained, I think if he would have let loose it would have sounded too much like Winter.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: StonesFanatic ()
Date: June 15, 2009 16:10

Quote
Zack
I've always said a killer Taylor solo in the middle would have worked better than the turgid sax.

Agreed...otherwise it's an OK song...not great but not horrible...just *OK*...

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: June 15, 2009 16:43

A CD of mostly ballads by Keith would be cool. Jazzy stuff with acoustic, piano, wah wah electric. and sparse backing vocals.. brushed drums..

love 'Coming Down Again'.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: john r ()
Date: June 15, 2009 19:24

To me CDA is the centerpiece of Goars Head Soup; captures the 'morning after' an episode of debauchery, an addiction, a failed relationship, a self deception...and if on SF drugs were still part of the RS' world which felt mosty in control, and if Exile is like a Ne Orleans funereal for the 60s, then GHS is a reflective and pastoral work signifying end of the line. (It took a couple years to find new directions)...

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: Taylor Era ()
Date: June 15, 2009 19:27

I think this is Keith's best vocal on record.. this is more than just a song ..it is pure emotion set to music ..you know, everything 'chickenfoot' isn't..

the pingponging Mick and Keith vocals are splendid, and the sax solo with it's dreamy feel is perfectly fitting

one of my favorite Stones songs of all

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: June 15, 2009 19:30

Quote
Zack
I've always said a killer Taylor solo in the middle would have worked better than the turgid sax.

It's a baritone sax,I like it's feel..perfect match..

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: john r ()
Date: June 15, 2009 19:34

Goats maybe wouldnt get such a bad rap if each side didn't begin with a dessicated attenpt at a rocker - Mr D is decent Dr John hoodoo but underdeveloped compared to '73 live versions, and Silver Train pales next to Johnny Winters version. Rest of the album is terrific...

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: June 15, 2009 20:24

Every time this song is discussed, I am surprised to see how many people love it. On my book this is by far Keith's most insipid track on a stones release. I know that at the time Keith was not in his best shape, from this viewpoint the song is sincere. Probably its the story that doesn't interest me. Probably it is one of the very few Stones songs that have no good vibes at all. Keith's written tons of sad songs, but this is the only one that fits the definition of "depressing".

C

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: June 15, 2009 21:08

Quote
Amsterdamned

It's a baritone sax,I like it's feel..perfect match..

That's a tenor sax, but I agree it's a perfect match.

"Goat's Head Soup" was a melancholy album
Posted by: Pietro ()
Date: June 15, 2009 21:49

A very sad and beautiful song.

It should be noted that "Goat's Head Soup" is a melancholy album, if you take away "Star Star" and "Silver Train."

"Winter" is a sad one, and "Heartbreaker," while it is upbeat, is about tragic death. "Angie" is about the end of a love affair. "Hide YOur Love" and is about unrequited love.

And "100 Years Ago" is nostalgic for time past.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: cc ()
Date: June 16, 2009 06:14

I actually think is one of the weakest tracks on a great album. It has "atmosphere," but it goes on and on. The atmosphere suggests a loose jam, but the track is actually overproduced. Not a fan of the soft-rock sax.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009-06-16 06:15 by cc.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: MKjan ()
Date: June 16, 2009 07:41

I like this song, for me it conveys such a troubled state of mind and deed, and who better to deliver it.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: little queenie ()
Date: June 16, 2009 07:56

how ironic - it's been in my head all day, i now open IORR.org for the first time today, and this is the top thread!

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: ryanpow ()
Date: June 16, 2009 08:30

A great combination of mood and sound. Its really fantastic.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2009-06-16 08:33 by ryanpow.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: little queenie ()
Date: June 16, 2009 08:46

note it's mislabeled as if it's a keith solo song on that youtube video!

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: OneHit ()
Date: June 16, 2009 11:16

Brilliant song. Just like all Keith's tracks.

Listening to All About You for the first time right now, it's uncanny how all of Keith's are in the upper relm of Stones songs, IMO.

Re: Track Talk: Coming Down Again
Posted by: KeithNacho ()
Date: November 22, 2009 01:07

Maybe the best Rolling Stones music ever played. This song i perfect, both composition and performing of all the band. Fantastic melancolic and sad album that ended happily with chucberrian Keith's @#$%&.

It' imposible to me think that is there any posibility to hear something like this coming from the Stones again

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