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Re: Track Talk: Winter (New)
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: May 13, 2016 06:57


"Winter" is one of the best Rolling Stones songs![/size]

Nice photo collage, there thumbs up.

I do like listening now and then to the Goats Head Soup album in it's entirety, It's only in that context that I can enjoy Jagger's mildly self-indulgent singing on 'Winter.' As I stated before in this thread, I personally prefer just listening to the music on it (even though keith Richards is not playing on it).

I'm glad you like the photos.

Imagine a whole different Goats Head Soup with songs that were recorded in the GHS sessions and not used on the album. "Tops", "Separately", "Waiting on a Friend", "Brown Leaves", "Through The Lonely Nights" to name a few to consider.

I never loved "Can You Hear the Music." I could imagine "Tops" and "Through the Lonely Nights" to take the place of "Can You Hear the Music."


721125A 25th - 30th November & 6th - 21st December: Kingston, Jamaica, Dynamic
Sound Studios. Producer: Jimmy Miller. Sound engineer: Andy Johns (with
Carlton Lee). Additional musicians: Nicky Hopkins (p; first three weeks)/Billy
Preston (keyb; last week)
- After Muddy & Charlie (MJ/KR) -unverified
- Angie I (MJ/KR) -early version without strings and earlier vocal take, Nicky
Hopkins on piano; Crossfire Hurricane-version
- Brown Leaves I (MJ/KR) -unverified
- Can You Hear The Music I (MJ/KR) -unverified early version; Nicky Hopkins
on piano
- Coming Down Again I (MJ/KR) -unverified early version
- Criss Cross I (MJ/KR) -basic track, without sax
- Dancing With Mr. D. I (MJ/KR) -unverified early version; Nicky Hopkins on piano
- Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo I (MJ/KR) -unverified early version; Billy Preston on
- English Rose (MJ/KR)
- Fast Talking Slow Walking (MJ/KR) -Nicky Hopkins on piano
- First Thing (MJ/KR) -unverified
- Four And In (MJ/KR) -unverified
- Give Us A Break (MJ/KR) -unverified
- 100 Years Ago I (MJ/KR) -unverified early version; Nicky Hopkins on piano
- Jamaica (MJ/KR) -unverified
- Man-Eating Woman (MJ/KR) -unverified
- Miami (MJ/KR) -unverified
- Separately (KR/MT) -Nicky Hopkins on piano; Jimmy Miller on percussion;
- Short And Curlies I (MJ/KR) -unverified early version; Ian Stewart on piano
- Star Star I (MJ/KR) -unverified early version; Ian Stewart on piano
- Through The Lonely Nights (MJ/KR) -Nicky Hopkins on piano; single-version
- Tops I (MJ/KR) -instrumental
- Waiting On A Friend I (MJ/KR) -Nicky Hopkins on piano, Jimmy Miller on
percussion; "Waiting On My Friend"-version
- Winter I (MJ/KR) -Nicky Hopkins on piano; unverified early version without
- You Should Have Seen Her Ass (MJ/KR) -Nicky Hopkins on piano
- Zabadoo (MJ/KR) -unverified

730127A 27th - 30th January: Los Angeles, Village Recorders. Producer: Jimmy Miller.
Sound enginneer: Baker Bigsley. Additional musician: Nicky Hopkins (p, org).
- Dancing With Mr. D II (MJ/KR) -unverified alternate early version
- Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo II (MJ/KR) -unverified alternate early version
- Star Star II (MJ/KR) -unverified alternate early version
- Tops II (MJ/KR) -unverified alternate early version
- Windmill I (MJ/KR) -Nicky Hopkins on piano; instrumental

Re: Track Talk: Winter
Posted by: Starr ()
Date: May 13, 2016 10:48

I have to totally agree with Drewmaster... I couldn't describe this track any better... it is a beautiful ballad on a lovely mellow album... I love it!

"till the next time..."


Re: Track Talk: Winter
Posted by: stupidguy2 ()
Date: May 13, 2016 13:53

To really appreciate the song, try and isolate the music from the vocals...
The vocals and Mick's performance is fantastic, one of his best, least mannered, and MT's solo is gorgeous, but listen carefully to the piano and orchestration during the solo and to the end. There's also a little guitar lick that is looping around this part. The piano and strings are swirling around each other and its heavenly. The music sounds romantic and that doesn't always happen. It's perfect. If I had to choose, I'd pick this over Moonlight epic as ML is, it has that hazy, slightly stoned a dream. Winter sounds wide awake and in love.
And this line: 'Sometimes I wanna ...light a candle for ya..'

Beautifully put, stupidguy2! (My only quibble ... it's "burn" a candle for ya).


Yes! I haven't listened to the song in years..
'..burn a candle for ya..'
Thats makes it even better..
I love the religious imagery of that..(this is how I always heard it)Like he's worshipful of her..or always prayerful, protective ...

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2016-05-13 13:56 by stupidguy2.

Re: Track Talk: Winter (New)
Posted by: Woody24 ()
Date: May 13, 2016 15:27

Palace Revolution 2000
One of the great Stones ballads from 70's; with a beautiful vocal by Jagger, and one of those Taylor guitar performances where you feel like he could easily go on for another 10 minutes, and not get boring. ( Which he does on the Carla Olsen versions).
I can' t compare this with 'Moonlight Mile' because IMO they are not in same category. "Winter" has some Country in it, some California, the vocaL IS soulful.
'Moonlight Mile' to me is very British; it is stately, majestic and cold; gorgeous. The haunting outro leaves me lonely; whereas 'Winter' leaves me way more fulfilled.

Micks are the highlights here ... Agree on Mick's vocals, simply beautiful, and to me, great lyrics! And of course it doesn't compare to Moonlight Mile but still Mick Taylor is great on it nonetheless.

I'll take this track over Angie!

Totally agree. I love this track from a great album.

"Take all the pain...It's yours anyway"

Song Winter
Posted by: steffiestones ()
Date: January 10, 2019 10:08

Are there any other versions of Winter- live or outtakes ?


Re: Song Winter
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 10, 2019 10:26


Re: Song Winter
Date: January 10, 2019 10:41

Ā«Keith Richards: guitarĀ»...

Re: Song Winter
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: January 10, 2019 13:31

My friend remembers a version of Winter with different vocals. Does anyone know of this version and where to find it. Thank you.

Re: Song Winter
Date: January 10, 2019 14:23

You can always hear Mick Taylor tear it upon the Carla Olsen live versions. He will go on for over 12 minutes. As beautiful as the song itself is, it needs Mick Jagger to bring it home. No one can touch his lead vocals on this one.
Exile, maybe what your friend is talking about id "Blood Red Wine"; that's the one that is often quoted as precursor to 'Winter".

Re: Song Winter
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: January 11, 2019 02:34

Winter long version ;0) []

Re: Song Winter
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: January 11, 2019 02:41

Winter long version ;0) []


Re: Song Winter
Date: January 11, 2019 12:48

Winter long version ;0) []

That is not the Stones though; starts with Stones but then the late Taylor solo career version is spliced.

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