The Rolling Stones premiere Scarlet, featuring Jimmy Page, from Goats Head Soup reissue

Goats Head Soup

Goats Head Soup might have spent nearly five decades in the shadows if its much more illustrious forebearers, but The Rolling Stones are showing some love to their 1973 album and have unveiled one of the previously unheard tracks which will feature on the reissue which is all set to be available from September 4th.

Scarlet actually takes us past the original release of Goats Head Soup, to October 1974 and an impromptu session with Jimmy Page and Rick Grech; “I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie’s basement studio,” Mick Jagger recalls. “It was a great session.”

‘’My recollection is we walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session,” Keith Richards adds. “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 will be available on the box-set, deluxe CD and vinyl editions of the re-release, joined by two more rare cuts – All The Rage and another that’s been uploaded to streaming services, Criss Cross.

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