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Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: cc ()
Date: August 28, 2008 18:29

are you thinking of "Sleep Tonight," droog?

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: mckalk ()
Date: August 31, 2008 09:10

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I like the horns in this one.

Keith seems to really make these slow burning songs work really well. When I listen to his fast stuff and then the slow stuff, I prefer the slow stuff. Slower.

Yeah, I agree. I mean, listen to the version of "Little T&A" on the latest live CD, SAL. It hurts a bit to say, but let's face the truth, it sounds horrible. At least that's what I think about it.
I love Keith's slower stuff´nowadays. He's good at singing the ballads and love song. Or the old blues where he's singing and playing the piano. That's lovely, I really enjoy listening to those bootlegs. He used to be great off with "T&A" etc, but I really prefer him singing slower songs, actually.
I also loved it how he sang the bridges on Memory Motel. Beautiful, in fact it makes me cry all the time. *gg*



I was listening to the Ladies and Gentleman version of Happy and man at one time Keith could sing the rockers live. In tune, great tone, singing and playing at the same time. He had a distinctive voice, I think the cigarettes have taken their toll more than anything else. They add a smokey quality to the slow stuff, but his voice doesn't work for me on the rockers anymore.




with sssoul, thanks a lot for posting the interview snippet. And I agree, they were right to leave it like that. It's a wonderful song just as it is.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-08-31 09:12 by mckalk.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: August 21, 2010 04:25

A lovely, complex, heartfelt, moody, bittersweet, and very moving end to one of the Stones' most under-rated albums, IMO. Totally out of left field after 9 tracks that are bursting with Jagger's energy and charisma.

I hated it at first. But I've long since realized how perfectly it manages to balance being gentle and rough at the same time. Those lyrics, man, they cut right through. "Always the last bitch to get paid..." The last line is the kicker.

Seems to me that Keith has tried to capture this same balance on some of his later ballads, with varying degrees of success.

Drew

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: Ebling ()
Date: August 21, 2010 04:53

Probably my favorite Keith tune. I was so happy to see the Stones play it on the b2b tour.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: runrudolph ()
Date: August 21, 2010 11:27

beautiful song, gives me tears in my eyes.
thanks Keef
jeroen

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: Turner68 ()
Date: August 13, 2015 10:39

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with sssoul
oh here's that fragment of the interview - conveniently located at [www.timeisonourside.com]

Charlie: The classic one on this album is the one Keith's done. I mean, I didn't know what ...
right up until about 2 months before the album ... has now come out.
Mick: Which one are you talking about, Charlie?
Charlie: I mean, I didn't know ...
Mick: Which song ... ?
Bill: All About You.
Mick: Oh, All About You.
Bill: The "train song".
Mick: Yeah.
Charlie: Yeah.
Ron: Train Song, that's what we knew it as.
Charlie: Yeah, Keith's, yeah ... Oh nobody knows ...
Bill: It's just a track called Train Song.
Charlie: And I never knew what Keith was going to (put) on it, I never knew what he wanted ...
But it was a great track to play. That's being a drummer, you know?
Ron: He ended up singing that too, which is quite pleasing.
Charlie: Yeah, it's great. But I mean ...
Mick: It's not me singing it (laughs).
Charlie: How he made a song out of it, I don't know.

- Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman & Ron Wood, 1980

"how keith made a song out of it, I don't know"

thanks for posting this withsssoul

great tune. i agree that it's about anita and mick, and keith.

bobby adds a nice bit of playing to set the mood.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: Turner68 ()
Date: September 7, 2015 19:00

One of Keith's best songs and the best song on ER in my opinion.
So many great lyrics and such a great vocal
who thinks it is about mick, who thinks its about Anita, and who thinks it is about both? Either way I'm convinced that Anita can be heard in the backing vocals

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: HMS ()
Date: September 7, 2015 19:10

As I heard it first I was completely blown away. This is one of Keith´s finest moments on record and the best track on the album. The music, the lyrics, even the singing is top-level. Keith is magic.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Date: September 7, 2015 19:11

The live versions were also great.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: Witness ()
Date: September 7, 2015 19:44

To me "All About You" is a masterful musical expression for bitterness. I adore it as such.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: pepganzo ()
Date: September 7, 2015 20:59

Love this song. Keith sings well here

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: Moonshine ()
Date: September 7, 2015 23:13

So how come I'm still in love with you? The killer pay off line.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: Title5Take1 ()
Date: September 8, 2015 01:33

When I've had this playing more than one person has commented on the gentle tune but minatory lyrics like "jerk" and "bitch." A funny mix, they thought.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: September 8, 2015 02:05

The studio version off EM captures me. Whatever's he's feeling (trapped? done? stark clarity at the depressing truth?) I've felt before, too.
Musically, really love the horns.
Looks like in 1997 live, back-up singers came up next to Keith at the end to sing- no thanks. I'd like it live much better in a small club at about 2:00 a.m.
Tho these days maybe 10 pm.
1997 live, Bobby Keyes as well
[youtu.be]

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: September 8, 2015 06:39

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HMS
As I heard it first I was completely blown away. This is one of Keith´s finest moments on record and the best track on the album. The music, the lyrics, even the singing is top-level. Keith is magic.

HOLY CRAP. You make SENSE for once! I'm impressed.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: September 8, 2015 06:41

Very nice that they did it on the BABYLON tour.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: peoplewitheyes ()
Date: December 1, 2017 19:08

Hit me with the your favourite live version of this please!

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Posted by: Monsoon Ragoon ()
Date: December 1, 2017 19:39

Please dear Mr. Richards throw out the played-to-death Slipping Away (actually also You Got The Silver was maybe played too often) and revive this great track. I missed at a few days in Stuttgart 1999 where they rehearsed it, but didn't play in the show. It showed up in Imst.

Re: Track Talk: All About You
Date: November 27, 2023 05:17

It's hilarious that Keith Richards uses the word 'jerks' in this song.

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