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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 15, 2021 18:13


Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 17, 2021 01:20


          1983 PLAYGIRL magazine

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: snorton ()
Date: August 18, 2021 07:40

Playgirl from 83 but is the photo from 83?
Is that the jacket he wore during the 76-77 interviews?

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 18, 2021 11:48

Quote
snorton
Playgirl from 83 but is the photo from 83?
Is that the jacket he wore during the 76-77 interviews?

Good question. When I find the answer, I'll post it.

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: August 18, 2021 11:50



August 19th 2pm BST
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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: August 19, 2021 14:01

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Dan wrote:

Did you see the clues???? "Living in the Heart of Love" will be on the deluxe from what I see.....
I HOPE HOPE PRAY that it has the Keith backing vocals like the original outtake and not Fully Finished outtake new vocal and backing vocal wipe. "Troubles Coming" should be on there too!

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 19, 2021 14:03

Dan also wrote:

Living In The Heart Of Love & DriftAway - Well, with those 2, it does not bode well for an "IORR deluxe"

Fiji Jim
Troubles A’ Comin
Shame Shame Shame
It’s A Lie YEAH !!!
Come To The Ball - last clue from re-inked art
Fast Talking Slow Walking YEAH!!! With a (new) Ronnie solo???
Start Me Up (Early Version) Cool!


WEMBLEY 1982!!!????? with "Chantilly Lace"......sweeeeeet!!!!

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: August 20, 2021 02:17


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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: August 20, 2021 02:50





Rolling Stones - Tattoo You Super Deluxe


01 Start Me Up (Remastered 2021)

02 Hang Fire (Remastered 2021)

03 Slave (Remastered 2021)

04 Little T&A (Remastered 2021)

05 Black Limousine (Remastered 2021)

06 Neighbours (Remastered 2021)

07 Worried About You (Remastered 2021)

08 Tops (Remastered 2021)

09 Heaven (Remastered 2021)

10 No Use In Crying (Remastered 2021)

11 Waiting On A Friend (Remastered 2021)


DISC 2

1
Living In The Heart Of Love

02 Fiji Jim

03 Troubles A’ Comin

04 Shame, Shame, Shame

05 Drift Away

06 It's A Lie

07 Come To The Ball

08 Fast Talking, Slow Walking

09 Start Me Up


DISC 3

01 Under My Thumb (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

02 When The Whip Comes Down (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

03 Let's Spend The Night Together (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

04 Shattered (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

05 Neighbours (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

06 Black Limousine (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

07 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

08 Twenty Flight Rock (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

09 Going To A Go-Go (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

10 Chantilly Lace (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

11 Let Me Go (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

12 Time Is On My Side (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

13 Beast Of Burden (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

14 Let It Bleed (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

15 You Can't Always Get What You Want (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

16 Band Introductions (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

17 Little T&A (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

18 Tumbling Dice (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

19 She's So Cold (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

20 Hang Fire (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

21 Miss You (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

22 Honky Tonk Women (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

23 Brown Sugar (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

24 Start Me Up (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

25 Jumpin' Jack Flash (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)

26 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)





The Rolling Stones‘ 1981 album Tattoo You will be reissued in October across six physical formats including a
five-disc super deluxe edition.

The original album was put together mostly from studio outtakes from the 1970s and features well-known
singles such as Waiting On A Friend and the transatlantic top ten hit Start Me Up.

The album has been remastered (by Stephen Marcussen) and selected formats offer Lost & Found: Rarities a nine-track
collection of previously unreleased songs from the period of the album’s original release, newly completed
with additional vocals and guitar by the band. One of these tracks is called ‘Living In The Heart Of Love’
which you can listen to below.

his bonus disc of rarities comes with the two-CD deluxe, and the 4CD+vinyl LP super deluxe edition. The latter
also includes two additional CDs of live performance with Still Life – Wembley Stadium 1982, a memento of the
band’s London show in June that year from the Tattoo You tour. The vinyl record in the super deluxe is a picture
disc.

The box set features a special lenticular sleeve and comes with a 124-page book featuring over 200 rare photos
from the recording sessions and world tour and includes interviews with producer Chris Kimsey & photographer
Hubert Kretzscmar.

There are no less than three vinyl versions of the Tattoo You reissue: A single LP vinyl remaster, a 2LP vinyl
deluxe with the nine bonus tracks and a 5LP vinyl box set which includes the album, bonus tracks and the
Wembley gig. Note: the vinyl box also includes the 124-page book and lenticular artwork, just like the CD super deluxe!


Tattoo You will be reissued on 22 October 2021.


40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

40 years after it’s original release, Tattoo You returns with an
all-new 2021 master, alongside 9 new unheard tracks (listen to ‘Living In The
Heart Of Love’ now) & bonus live cuts. This is a celebration of one of the
Stones most iconic albums - which includes monster hits ‘Start Me Up’ &
‘Waiting On A Friend’ alongside all-time fan favourites like ‘Black Limousine’
& ‘Heaven’.

Available on deluxe LP & CD (featuring the classic album & unheard tracks),
limited edition clear vinyl & picture disc (both exclusive to the Stones
store), and immersive 4CD & 5LP boxsets. 4CD boxset also includes a limited
edition Keith Richards Picture Disc, expansive book charting the history of the
album & a very special lenticular version of the classic artwork… dive in.






Tattoo You celebrates 40 years with the release of a brand new deluxe
remastered edition of the chart topping, multiplatinum album. The Super Deluxe
4CD Boxset includes the newly remastered version of Tattoo You, Lost & Found,
Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982 plus a bonus picture disc pressing of Tattoo
You and a 124 Page Book featuring over 200 rare photos from recording sessions
& world tour + interviews with producer Chris Kimsey & photographer Hubert
Kretzscmar. The package includes a special lenticular sleeve. The Lost & Found
disc contains no fewer than nine previously unreleased songs from the period of
the album’s original release, newly completed and enhanced with additional
vocals and guitar by the band. Among these, “Living In The Heart Of Love” is a
quintessential Stones rock workout with all of the group on top form, complete
with urgent guitar licks and fine piano detail. Other highlights of Lost &
Found include a killer version of “Shame, Shame, Shame”, first recorded in
1963 by one of the band’s blues heroes, Jimmy Reed; their reading of Dobie
Gray’s soul gem “Drift Away”; and a fascinating reggae-tinged version of “Start
Me Up”. Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982 is an unmissable memento of the
band’s London show in June of that year on the Tattoo You tour. The mighty 26-
track set is packed with Stones mega-hits, including an opening “Under My
Thumb” and all-time greats such as “Let’s Spend The Night Together”, “Honky
Tonk Women” and “Brown Sugar”. The Wembley show has covers of the Temptations’
“Just My Imagination”, Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock”, the Miracles’
“Going To A Go Go” and early rock ‘n’ roller the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace”.
It also features early live workouts for tracks from the then-new Tattoo You
such as “Start Me Up”, “Neighbours”, “Little T&A” and “Hang Fire.”




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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 20, 2021 02:54

Rolling Stones Introduce Deluxe ‘Tattoo You’ With Unreleased ‘Living In The Heart Of Love’

The set will feature nine previously unreleased tracks from the era, of which the rocking ‘Living In The Heart Of Love’ is available now.





The Rolling Stones today announced the October release of a 40th
anniversary, expanded deluxe edition of their chart-topping, multi-platinum
album of 1981, Tattoo You.

The newly-remastered and expanded Tattoo You (40th Anniversary Edition) will be
available via Universal Music on October 22, and will feature no fewer than
nine previously unreleased tracks from the era. The first of these is the
rocking “Living In The Heart Of Love,” capturing the quintessential Stones rock
sound of the time with urgent guitar and piano features. It’s available now on
all digital services.

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 20, 2021 03:48


Tattoo You 40th Anniversary Edition Super Deluxe 4CD Box Set
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Tattoo You 40th Anniversary Edition Super Deluxe 5LP Box Set [Limited Edition]
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Tattoo You 40th Anniversary Edition 2CD Deluxe [SHM-CD] [Regular Edition]
UICY-16023 $32.70





Tattoo You 40th Anniversary Edition [SHM-CD] [Regular Edition]
UICY-16025 $22.71

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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 20, 2021 03:53


THIS BUNDLE INCLUDES:
Tattoo You (2021 Remaster) 2LP Clear Vinyl
Tattoo You 40th Anniversary Black T-Shirt
$69.98

Tattoo You celebrates 40 years with the release of a brand new deluxe remastered edition of the chart topping, multiplatinum album. The double LP deluxe edition of the album includes the newly remastered album alongside Lost & Found, a brand new collection of nine previously unreleased songs from the period of the album’s original release, newly completed and enhanced with additional vocals and guitar by the band. Among these, “Living In The Heart Of Love” is a quintessential Stones rock workout with all of the group on top form, complete with urgent guitar licks and fine piano detail.
Other highlights of Lost & Found include a killer version of “Shame, Shame, Shame,” first recorded in 1963 by one of the band’s blues heroes, Jimmy Reed; their reading of Dobie Gray’s soul gem “Drift Away;” and a fascinating reggae-tinged version of “Start Me Up.” Limited edition. Pressed on double heavyweight clear vinyl. Exclusive to The Rolling Stones Store.

Side A
1. Start Me Up – 2021 Remaster
2. Hang Fire – 2021 Remaster
3. Slave – 2021 Remaster
4. Little T&A – 2021 Remaster
5. Black Limousine – 2021 Remaster
6. Neighbours – 2021 Remaster

Side B
7. Worried About You – 2021 Remaster
8. Tops – 2021 Remaster
9. Heaven – 2021 Remaster
10. No Use In Crying – 2021 Remaster
11. Waiting On A Friend – 2021 Remaster

Side C
1. Living In The Heart Of Love
2. Fiji Jim
3. Trouble’s A Coming
4. Shame Shame Shame
5. Drift Away

Side D
6. It’s A Lie
7. Come To The Ball
8. Fast Talking Slow Walking
9. Start Me Up (Early Version)









Tattoo You (2021 Remaster) 2LP Clear Vinyl
$39.98


[therollingstonesshop.com]



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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 20, 2021 03:58




Tattoo You (2021 Remaster) 1LP Picture Disc
$35.98


Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 20, 2021 04:01


Side A
1. Start Me Up – 2021 Remaster
2. Hang Fire – 2021 Remaster
3. Slave – 2021 Remaster
4. Little T&A – 2021 Remaster
5. Black Limousine – 2021 Remaster
6. Neighbours – 2021 Remaster
7. Worried About You – 2021 Remaster
8. Tops – 2021 Remaster
9. Heaven – 2021 Remaster
10. No Use In Crying – 2021 Remaster
11. Waiting On A Friend – 2021 Remaster

Side B
1. Living In The Heart Of Love
2. Fiji Jim
3. Trouble’s A Coming
4. Shame Shame Shame
5. Drift Away
6. It’s A Lie
7. Come To The Ball
8. Fast Talking Slow Walking
9. Start Me Up (Early Version)

Tattoo You (2021 Remaster) Cassette
$22.98


Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 20, 2021 04:16

Rolling Stones Unveil ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition, With Bonus Tracks and Live Album

By Jem Aswad


Just weeks before their first-ever tour without drummer Charlie Watts kicks off, the Rolling Stones have announced the 40th anniversary, expanded deluxe editions of their classic 1981 album, “Tattoo You.” The newly remastered set, out on October 22, and available in a variety of formats, will be accompanied by nine previously unreleased studio tracks from the era and a live concert from 1982.

The announcement arrives almost exactly 40 years after the album was first released on August 24, 1981, and as the group prepares to hit the road with 13 new dates on the “No Filter” tour in the U.S. The itinerary starts on September 26 in St. Louis and extending into November.

Known for the singles “Start Me Up” and “Waiting on a Friend,” “Tattoo You” was a collection of 11 songs that mostly had been begun during sessions for albums from the previous decade and completed later. That also appears to be the case for the nine bonus studio tracks included here under the title “Lost & Found,” some of which, like the bonus tracks for the 2010 “Exile on Main Street” reissue, were completed decades after they were begun (“newly completed and enhanced with additional vocals and guitar by the band,” according to the announcement). Along with “Living in the Heart of Love,” those tracks include covers of blues legend Jimmy Reed’s “Shame, Shame, Shame” and soul singer Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away,” as well as a reggae-tinged version of “Start Me Up.”

The set also includes a full concert from the group’s 1982 stand at London’s Wembley Stadium, which bears the title “Still Life” (confusingly, it is a different-but-similar album from the live album released from the group’s 1981 North American tour, which was also called “Still Life”). Along with the group’s classic hits and a healthy portion of songs from “Tattoo You,” the live set includes covers of the Temptations’ “Just My Imagination,” Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock,” Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ “Going to a Go Go” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.”

Lost & Found: Rarities

Living In The Heart Of Love
Fiji Jim
Troubles A’ Comin
Shame Shame Shame
Drift Away
It’s A Lie
Come To The Ball
Fast Talking Slow Walking
Start Me Up (Early Version)




4CD Super Deluxe Boxset

Includes 4 x CDS (CD1 – Remastered Album, CD2 – Bonus 9 Tracks + CD 3 & 4 – “Still Life” (Wembley Stadium Concert 1982)

+ Keith Richards Picture Disc + 124 Page Book featuring over 200 rare photos from recording sessions & world tour + interviews with producer Chris Kimsey & photographer Hubert Kretzschmar + Lenticular Art


[variety.com]

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 20, 2021 04:22



Rolling Stones Announce 40th Anniversary Editions Of The 1981 Classic 'Tattoo You'
REMASTERED, EXPANDED ALBUM TO FEATURE NINE UNRELEASED TRACKS INCLUDING "LIVING IN THE HEART OF LOVE"


THE ROLLING STONES' TATTOO YOU (40TH ANNIVERSARY) WILL BE RELEASED AS MULTI-FORMAT AND DELUXE EDITIONS BY POLYDOR/INTERSCOPE/UME ON OCTOBER 22, 2021


Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 20, 2021 11:50




Tattoo You 40th Anniversary White T-Shirt
$35.00

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 20, 2021 13:30




Living In The Heart Of Love 2021




Living In The Heart Of Love 1974
the forerunner to "Luxury", never released - Antonio Bima

Recorded: 8th - 13th and 20th February - 3rd March 1974, Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
Producers: The Glimmer Twins; Sound-Engineers: Andy Johns & Keith Harwood.
Piano: Nicky Hopkins.
from Jamming Edward

Dan Wrote:
LOVE this track! Glad they kept some of Keith's original backing vocals from
the original, and Hey they even left a bit of Mick Taylor's solo after Ronnie's
new 2021 guitar overdub. VERY RESPECTFUL on Mick's behalf. So it is Kind of a
mash-up between the old outtake and newer more polished version. ......this
and the inclusion of Drift Away on the new "Tattoo You" deluxe may be the death
nail in hopes of an" It's Only Rock and Roll" deluxe edition. I hope not!

++++++++


I miss Keith's backup vocals that are missing on the new version.
Mick Taylor is playing rhythm slightly and the leads and fills
are all him (except the obvious open g fills).
from Metamorphosis Ya & The Sticky Kid

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: August 21, 2021 00:57


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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: micha063 ()
Date: August 21, 2021 14:39

The european psrt of the Tatoo You Zour was my first Life experience of the Stones. 5 shows. Man, thats a lo g time ago...
Great to have a new release of the album.

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: August 21, 2021 20:27

Quote
exilestones


Is that a new 7" single being released? What is on the B side and when will it be available?

jb

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
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Date: August 22, 2021 01:09




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The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You "Alternate Takes & Demos" 1972 - 1980 (2021)
Track 01 - "Never Stop" [early "Start Me Up"] (M. Jagger - K. Richards) Recorded at "Musicland Studios" (Munich, West-Germany - March 1975
Track 02 - "Hang Fire" [Alternate Take] (M. Jagger - K. Richards) Recorded at "Pathé Marconi Studios" (Billancourt, France - Jan/Feb 1978)
Track 03 - "Slave" [Alternate Take] (M. Jagger - K. Richards) Recorded at "Pathé Marconi Studios" (Billancourt, France - Oct/Nov 1980) (Part due to copyright terms)
Track 04 - "Little T&A" [Alternate Take] (M. Jagger - K. Richards) ("Little Tits and Ass", Keith Richards on Lead Vocals) Recorded at "Compass Point Studios" (Nassau, Bahamas - Jan/Feb 1979)
Track 05 - "Black Limousine" [Alternate Take] (M. Jagger - K. Richards - R. Wood) Recorded at "Pathé Marconi Studios" (BilTrack
06 - "Neighbours" [Alternate Take] (M. Jagger - K. Richards)
Recorded at "Pathé Marconi Studios" 1980 (not included due to copyright terms)
Track 07 - "Tops" [Alternate Take] (M. Jagger - K. Richards) Recorded at "Pathé Marconi Studios" (Billancourt, France - August 1979) (little part due to copyright terms)
Track 08 - "Waiting On a Friend" [Alternate Take] (M. Jagger - K. Richards) Recorded at "Dynamic Sounds" (Kingston, Jamaica - Nov/Dec 1972)

Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 28, 2021 18:41


Madison Square Garden 1981



Musicians Joe Cocker and Charlie Watts sighted on Dec. 5, 1983 at the Westwood Marquis Hotel in Westwood, California.

photo by Ron Galella



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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 28, 2021 23:01


August 28, 1981, Longview Farm
“Here are Ronnie and Charlie in the studio,” Wyman says. “They see me with the camera and find time to stop for a very amusing photo.”

Bill Wyman



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Re: Stones 1981-1982 Wardrobes
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: August 30, 2021 03:23




In a Ron Wood interview with the Times on 17 July there is confirmation he has worked with Mick Jagger (and probably Charlie Watts and Keith Richards remotely) on nine *new* songs for a TATTOO YOU re-release. In June I predicted this would be a worthwhile project to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original album in a post below.

These recordings have occurred either at RAK Studios with Mark 'Spike' Stent or at Ronnie's new studio which he mentions in the article. Mark Stent worked on the Living In A Ghost Town single.

Chris Kimsey has been interviewed for the album who was the associate producer on the original.[/size]

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Tattoo You exist is largely thanks to Chris Kimsey, an audio engineer who’d begun working with the band on 1971’s Sticky Fingers. “Tattoo You really came about because Mick and Keith were going through a period of not getting on,” Kimsey told an interviewer years later. “There was a need to have an album out, and I told everyone I could make an album from what I knew was still there.”

Kimsey and Jagger spent three months searching the band’s archives for recordings of rejected and forgotten songs, jams, and sketches from previous sessions, going as far back as 1973’s Goats Head Soup and as recent as 1980’s Emotional Rescue. They took the compiled instrumental tracks to a warehouse on the edge of Paris and recorded vocals and a few additional overdubs there—a process that could have been finished in a few days, according to Kimsey, but instead took six weeks due to Jagger’s extensive social commitments in the city. Assembled for commercial reasons, from a backlog of unused material, at a time when the players involved were beginning to hate each other and the singer often couldn’t be bothered to come to work, Tattoo You didn’t have any reason to be particularly special.

“Start Me Up” is the first track, and the last of the Rolling Stones’ signature songs. The thwack of its backbeat and strut of its opening riff are so familiar today that it’s difficult to fathom its earliest iteration as a reggae song, a product of the Stones’ extended flirtation with Jamaican music in the mid-’70s. They labored over “Start Me Up” unsuccessfully for years, trying something like 70 cumulative takes at multiple different studios before landing almost accidentally on the final version, playing it as a charged-up rocker on a lark for the first time ever. Richards hated it. According to Kimsey, the guitarist went as far as ordering him to wipe the recording from the tape. “So of course,” Kimsey remembers, “I didn’t wipe it.”

The final version was recorded on the same day the Stones also nailed Some Girls opener “Miss You,” and there are echoes of that discofied hit in “Start Me Up”’s piston-pumping rhythmic drive. But “Start Me Up” belongs to the stadium, not the dancefloor. It’s the first Stones song that seems specifically designed to reach the highest bleachers and get tens of thousands of people clapping along in time. Fittingly, it became a sports arena staple. It frequently opens setlists on the band’s ultra-professional latter-day tours, where even the cheap seats are pretty expensive. It soundtracked the launch of Microsoft Windows 95, netting the Stones several millions of dollars in fees and providing the groove for a few of the world’s richest people to execute a few of the worst dance moves ever captured on video.

If “Start Me Up” is a real-time document of a feral band of outsiders mutating into a bloodless big business, it’s also one of the most undeniable rock’n’roll songs ever recorded. Scrape away decades of overexposure and it’s still possible to hear the improvisatory rawness of those early demos in the finished version, especially in Bill Wyman’s bass playing, which still carries the faintest whiff of subterranean dub, and in the frenzy of yelps, grunts, and wheezes that constitutes Jagger’s vocal take. The tension between the off-the-cuff source recordings and their glossy final presentation is part of Tattoo You’s distinct charm. For an album with such muddled origins, it has a consistent sonic quality, with crisp echoes that are distinctly of its early-’80s era. Even that effect is stranger and more human than it seems, achieved not with any fancy technology, but by playing the tracks back in a studio bathroom and capturing the echoes from the tiles.

“Slave,” rides a slow-motion blues-funk groove that sounds like it could go on forever, and nearly does: a bootleg of the raw take runs to 11 minutes, cut down to five for the album. Its chanted and spoken vocals surely had something to do with Jagger’s newfound love of disco as a frequent patron of Studio 54, and its swaggering rhythm is a reminder that Richards spent his time off from the Stones in this era jamming with reggae and funk heavy-hitters like Sly & Robbie and Zigaboo Modeliste. Though their paths were diverging, 20 years after they initially bonded over a mutual love of Chuck Berry and John Lee Hooker, both Mick and Keith were still devoted students of black music.

Recorded at a time after guitarist Mick Taylor had left the Stones, but before Ronnie Wood formally replaced him, the initial “Slave” session featured marquee guests like Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, and frequent Stones collaborator Billy Preston on keys. Beck’s contributions were likely scrubbed from the final version, and no one seems to agree whether Townshend was playing guitar or just adding backing vocals. The unlikeliest contributor is Sonny Rollins, the master tenor saxophonist, whom Jagger invited to overdub solos on “Slave” and several other songs after seeing him play at a New York City jazz club in 1981.

Rollins’ phrasing is carefree and conversational throughout Tattoo You, sounding perfectly pleased to be playing circles around these guys. His participation is a poignant image of human connection from the otherwise fractured process of adding isolated new takes to previously existing recordings. Jagger remembers: “I said, ‘Would you like me to stay out there in the studio?’ He said, ‘Yeah, you tell me where you want me to play and dance the part out. So I did that. And that's very important: communication in hand, dance, whatever. ” But the pairing was too brilliant to last. Rollins never collaborated with the Stones again, leaving drummer and jazz aficionado Charlie Watts lamenting that he was on a record backing up one of his heroes without ever having actually played with him.

On Tattoo You’s flickeringly transcendent second side, the Stones sometimes sound like they’re shooting for Al Green or Prince (who opened a couple of gigs on the subsequent tour and got booed offstage at least once), and always like they’re a little too sad, loaded, and British to pull it off. Blues and country are here too, but only as shadows and reflections. The guitars are airy and transparent; the rhythm section softly works the pocket; Jagger whispers and convulses, using plenty of falsetto. It’s like the disarrayed intimacy of the classic Some Girls ballad “Beast of Burden” has been expanded into a five-song suite; only now, the burden has become much too heavy to bear.

In bootlegs from the Cockroaches’ Toronto ’77 shows, “Worried About You” is loose and jammy, nearly formless, stretching out to about eight minutes, with Mick Jagger audibly cueing the band through a sparse set of changes. In the studio version the public heard four years later, the changes were essentially the same, but the compositional arc had become clearer, and the bleary 5 a.m. atmosphere more vivid: Jagger channeling the spirit of past hedonism while reckoning with its effects in the present; tension building through ticking hi-hats and glowing electric piano toward a chorus that’s over almost as soon as it begins. “I’m worried, and I just can’t seem to find my way,” Jagger admits as the band sighs back into the verse behind him. That very moment captures the feeling of a halcyon period reaching its close.

The languor reaches a peak with “Heaven,” one of two entirely new compositions on Tattoo You, recorded by a skeleton crew version of the band—just Jagger, Watts, possibly Wyman, and Kimsey helping out—on a late night in Paris during the particularly cold winter of 1980. Kimsey recalls being able to see Jagger’s breath as they worked. The music is likewise swirling and vaporous, barely even there, far more psychedelic in its way than anything recorded during the band’s brief acid rock period of the late ’60s, and at least as erotic as any of their more openly hip-thrusting material. Jagger mumbles half-intelligibly, as if entranced, in the throes of sexual or religious ecstasy or both. Kimsey has been quoted as saying he “played alleged piano” on “Heaven,” which may be the result of a journalist’s bad transcription—there is some electric piano audible at the edges—but the odd phrasing is nonetheless appropriate for the rare Stones song that works by suggestion rather than demonstration, a half-formed memory or fantasy of events that may never have transpired at all.

Tattoo You closes with “Waiting on a Friend,” an ode to platonic companionship that’s among the most purely sweet songs the Rolling Stones ever wrote. From today’s vantage, it looks like one final expression of boyhood love between Jagger and Richards before the years of business-driven bitterness that would follow. As it fades into the mist with some Jagger falsetto and a beautiful sax solo from Rollins, it’s possible to close your eyes and imagine the Rolling Stones chose to wrap it up here, allowing the entire ’60s rock era to draw gracefully and finally to a close.


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