Another prized jewel in the Rolling Stones’ unmatched catalogue, 1973 classic Goats Head Soup, restored to its full glory and more, is out now on multi-format and deluxe editions. The album is available in multiple configurations, including four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions with a treasure trove of unreleased studio and live material, as well as across all streaming and download services.
The reissue follows the unveiling of never before released ‘Criss Cross’ on July 09 and the highly anticipated release of previously unheard track ‘Scarlet’, a holy grail for any Stones devotee, on July 22. Long-lost ‘Scarlet’, recorded in October 1974, features Jimmy Page and Rick Grech alongside Mick and Keith. The track, which is as infectious and raunchy as anything the band cut in this hallowed era, has been hailed as “a phenomenal piece of rock history”, while shooting straight onto the A-List at Planet Rock and already spending more than four weeks on the BBC Radio 2 playlist following last month’s release.
A third, newly unveiled song, ‘All The Rage’, which has a wild post-‘Brown Sugar’ strut and which, in the words of MOJO, “flat out rocks”, is released today.
All three newly unveiled tracks also feature on the box sets and deluxe CD and vinyl editions of Goats Head Soup, alongside many more rarities, outtakes and alternative mixes, shedding new light on tracks such as ‘100 Years Ago’, praised by UNCUT as “genuinely striking”, and ‘Hide Your Love’, with further unissued mixes by Stones insider and acclaimed producer Glyn Johns.
The box set editions of Goats Head Soup 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.