Out Now: Stream/Buy The Rolling Stones’ ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue, Expanded Edition of 1973 Album

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After weeks of pre-release hype and the sharing of previously unheard studio recordings, it’s here: The Rolling Stones‘ lavish expanded reissue of the classic rock band‘s 1973 album Goats Head Soup was made available on Friday.

The reissue is available in a number of different forms, including:

3-CD/Blu-Ray Super Deluxe (Click here to purchase a copy from our Rock Cellar Store)
2-CD Deluxe Edition (Click here)
2-LP Deluxe Edition (Click here)
4-LP Super Deluxe Edition (Click here)

Some context for the album and how it came about in the 1970s:

Their 11th U.K. studio album, recorded in Jamaica, Los Angeles and London as their last collaboration with producer Jimmy Miller, Goats Head Soup came in the wake of the Stones’ landmark 1972 double album Exile On Main St. The new set was introduced by the single that became one of their most exalted ballads, the endlessly elegant “Angie,” completed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards during a songwriting sojourn in Switzerland. The timeless love song, showcasing Jagger’s yearning lead vocal and Nicky Hopkins’ beautiful piano motif, topped the charts in the U.S., where it was certified platinum, and went to No. 1 across Europe, Australia and beyond.

The Goats Head Soup reissue features a bounty of previously “lost” material from the Stones’ fruitful recording sessions for the record — which Mick Jagger wasn’t thrilled about until the songs were “finished,” including “Scarlet,” a recording featuring Jimmy Page and Blind Faith’s Ric Grech. The song recently received a new music video starring Irish actor Paul Mescal:

Another previously unheard recording to surface on the new collection is “Criss Cross”:

“All the Rage” is another previously “lost” song that was among the most anticipated from the new reissue, and that’s available now as well:

Additional details on the Goats Head Soup reissue, which is up for purchase at our Rock Cellar Store:

The box set editions of Goats Head Soup 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 much-sought-after disc, mixed by Bob Clearmountain, was previously available only in the Rolling Stones’ “official bootleg” series of live recordings in 2012.

The Brussels show features the already-classic “Tumbling Dice,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Jumping Jack Flash” and many others, and includes a sequence of tracks from the then-new album. “Star Star” is followed by “Dancing With Mr. D,” “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)” and “Angie.”

Additionally, the CD and vinyl box sets offer the original ten-track album in 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res mixes, along with the videos for “Dancing With Mr. D,” “Silver Train” and “Angie.” An exclusive 100-page book will feature a remarkable array of photographs, essays by writers Ian McCann, Nick Kent and Daryl Easlea and faithful reproductions of three tour posters from 1973.

Stream the Goats Head Soup reissue below, via Spotify:

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