Out Now: Rolling Stones ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition, ft. Nine Unreleased Tracks and More (Listen)


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Today, The Rolling Stones vaults open once more for a lavish 40th anniversary revisiting of 1981’s Tattoo You, an expanded collection featuring the original album and a wealth of bonus material, including nine previously unreleased recordings from the album sessions.

The Stones’ 16th British and 18th American full-length album, Tattoo You featured a number of studio outtakes, most of them dating back to the 1970s — including “Start Me Up,” which would famously become one of the Stones’ most well-known songs over the years.

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In terms of bonus material, the Deluxe editions of the release include Lost & Found: Rarities and Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982. More on that, per a news release:

The Lost & Found disc contains no fewer than nine songs from the period of the album’s original release, newly completed and enhanced with additional vocals and guitar by the band. Among these, “Living In The Heart Of Love” is a quintessential Stones rock workout with all of the group on top form, complete with urgent guitar licks and fine piano detail.

Other highlights of Lost & Found include a killer version of “Shame, Shame, Shame,” first recorded in 1963 by one of the band’s blues heroes, Jimmy Reed; their reading of Dobie Gray’s soul gem “Drift Away;” and a fascinating reggae-tinged version of “Start Me Up.”

Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982 is an unmissable memento of the band’s London show in June of that year on the Tattoo You tour. The mighty 26-track set is packed with Stones mega-hits, including an opening “Under My Thumb” and all-time greats such as “Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “Honky Tonk Women” and “Brown Sugar.”The Wembley show has covers of the Temptations’ “Just My Imagination,” Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock,” the Miracles’ “Going To A Go Go” and early rock ‘n’ roller the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” It also features early live workouts for tracks from the then-new Tattoo You such as “Start Me Up,” “Neighbours,” “Little T&A” and “Hang Fire.”

Stream the expanded new 40th anniversary edition of the Rolling Stones’ Tattoo You below:


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