Gearing up to release the Goat’s Head Soup reissue the band releases rare recording with two of the best guitarists in Rock history.
The Rolling Stones are planning to reissue their 1973 album Goats Head Soup. The 4xLP/4CD box set edition of Goats Head Soup features a new stereo mix of the original album along with rarities and alternative mixes, a live album called The Brussels Affair, and three previously unreleased tracks: “Scarlet,” “All the Rage,” and “Criss Cross”.
“Scarlet”, originally recorded in October 1974, is probably the more anticipated song from the box set, as it features the talents of two guitar heroes: Jimmy Page alongside Keith Richards.
According to Page, he thought the song would become a B-side and that the experience “was great; really good. We stayed up all night and went down to Island Studios where Keith put some reggae guitars over one section. I just put some solos on it, but it was eight in the morning of the next day before I did that” .
Richards recollects that the encounter was by chance “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 lineup like that, you know, we better use it”.
The band had released a video for “Criss Cross” on July 9th, pre-orders of the box set are available on Rolling Stones’ website.