The Rolling Stones’ Unreleased Track ‘Scarlet’ Has a New Remix ft. The War on Drugs (and Jimmy Page) — Listen

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Last week, The Rolling Stones premiered “Scarlet,” one of the previously unheard recordings that will be included in the Stones‘ upcoming 50th anniversary reissue of 1973’s Goats Head Soup.

(Click here to pre-order Goats Head Soup in a variety of formats from our Rock Cellar Store). 

The composition featured contributions from special guests Jimmy Page and Blind Faith’s Ric Grech, and received a music video starring Irish actor Paul Mescal:

Now there’s an even newer collaboration on the track: The War on Drugs, the esteemed indie/jam band that has made significant moves in the contemporary indie/rock community in recent years. The remixed version was premiered on Friday:

Regarding the original version of “Scarlet,” here’s what Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had to say:

Said Mick Jagger of his memories of “Scarlet”: “I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie’s basement studio. It was a great session.”

And Keith Richards‘’My recollection is we walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session. They were just leaving, and we were booked in next and I believe that Jimmy decided to stay. We weren’t actually cutting it as a track, it was basically for a demo, a demonstration, you know, just to get the feel of it, but it came out well, with a line up like that, you know, we better use it.‘’

“Scarlet” is one of three previously unreleased tracks turning up on Goats Head Soup. One of the others, “Criss Cross,” also has a music video:

The other unreleased song is “All the Rage,” which was teased as follows in a press release:

“All The Rage” has a wild, post – “Brown Sugar” strut and the percussive “Criss Cross” rocks and swaggers as only the Stones can. The bonus disc of unreleased material also sheds new light on tracks such as “100 Years Ago” and “Hide Your Love,” with further unissued mixes by Stones insider and acclaimed producer Glyn Johns. 

Additional details on the Goats Head Soup reissue, which is up for pre-order 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.

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