The Rolling Stones Release Previously Unheard Track “Scarlet” Featuring Jimmy Page

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Today, The Rolling Stones release the previously unreleased “Scarlet,” a track recorded by the Stones in October 1974 featuring Jimmy Page and Rick Grech. The track will be featured on the upcoming boxset Goats Head Soup 2020. 

About the song Mick Jagger said, “I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie’s basement studio. It was a great session.”

Keith Richards added, ‘’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.‘’

The new tune will feature on the box set and deluxe CD and vinyl editions of the forthcoming multi-format release of 1973 classic Goats Head Soup, joined by two previously unreleased tracks “All The Rage” and “Criss Cross,” plus many more rarities, outtakes and alternative mixes. Goats Head Soup, will be released by Polydor/Interscope/UMe in multi-format and deluxe editions on September 4. You can pre-order it here

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.