Rolling Stones Debut Unreleased Cover of Chi-Lites’ “Troubles A’ Comin” as Mick Jagger Enjoys a Night Out in North Carolina


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The Rolling Stones are everywhere these days. From relaunching their No Filter tour dates to several tributes to late drummer Charlie Watts and beyond, they’ve been in the news quite a bit. The English rockers are also preparing to unleash a 40th anniversary edition of 1981’s Tattoo You, which will arrive on Oct. 22.

It’s been previewed in recent weeks, and the latest tease arrived on Thursday in the form of “Troubles A’ Comin,” a previously unreleased cover of the original song by the Chi-Lites. The Stones’ version was recorded in 1979 in Paris but was never officially released until now. It will be one of the tracks on the Lost & Found disc of odds and ends featured in the Tattoo You reissue.

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Another previously unreleased track that surfaces on Tattoo You is “Living in the Heart of Love,” which was also debuted recently with an artsy video of its own that pays visual homage to Watts:

Mick Jagger, by the way, spoke at length about Watts in an interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM.

He also shared an image of himself at a bar in North Carolina, ahead of the Stones’ No Filter tour stop in town, which was probably pretty amazing for anybody who happened to be at the bar around that time:

In terms of bonus material, the Deluxe editions of the Tattoo You 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.”


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