Goats Head Soup (2020)

2LP £27.00 Exc VAT: £22.50
  • SKU: 893970
  • UPC: 0602508939709
  • Release Date: 04 September 2020


Label Review. 

1973 album new stereo mix with 10 bonus tracks including 3 unheard outtakes: Scarlet, All The Rage, Criss Cross.

Our Overview. 

The Rolling Stones’ storied 1973 album ‘Goats Head Soup’ is reissued in multiple formats and millions of devotees will be thrilled by its brand new mix and extensive selection of unreleased studio and live material. ‘Goats Head Soup’ was the Stones’ 11th UK studio album and was recorded in Jamaica, Los Angeles and London with producer Jimmy Miller. Coming off the back of an amazing four album run (‘Beggars Banquet’, ‘Let It Bleed’, ‘Sticky Fingers’ and ‘Exile On Main Street’), ‘Goats Head Soup’ is unfairly seen as the beginning of a decline in the quality of their recorded output but this parade of releases documenting this period in the bands history should help to redress its legacy.

Featuring three previously unreleased tracks from the sessions along with alternate mixes, demos and instrumentals the bonus disc will have plenty to delight fans. “Scarlet” is described as being “as infectious and raunchy as anything the band cut in this hallowed era,” while “All The Rage” “has a wild, post-“Brown Sugar” strut.” The bonus disc of unreleased material also presents staples of ‘Goats Head Soup’ such as “100 Years Ago” and “Hide Your Love” in a new light, with further unissued mixes by revered producer and Stones insider Glyn Johns.

The box set editions will also include the 15-track live album ‘Brussels Affair’. This was captured at a show in Belgium during the autumn 1973 tour that came in the wake of the album’s late August appearance. This set, mixed by Bob Clearmountain, was previously only part of the Stones’ “official bootleg” series of live recordings in 2012. Highlights of Brussels Affair include memorable live versions of “Tumbling Dice”, “Midnight Rambler”, “Jumping Jack Flash” and songs from the then-new album such as “Star Star,” “Dancing With Mr. D,” “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)” and the LP’s major hit single, the unforgettable “Angie.”

“Goats Head Soup was released with plenty of fanfare,” writes McCann. “Despite what you may read today, the kids weren’t entirely absorbed by glam rock, metal, prog and Philly soul back in 1973, and they bought the album in their thousands, sending it to No. 1 in the USA and in the UK, their fifth consecutive British chart-topper.”


Record One: Dancing With Mr D / 100 Years Ago / Coming Down Again / Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) / Angie / Silver Train / Hide Your Love / Winter / Can You Hear The Music / Star Star

Record Two: Scarlet / All The Rage / Criss Cross / 100 Years Ago (Piano Demo) / Dancing With Mr D (Instrumental) / Heartbreaker (Instrumental) / Hide Your Love (Alternative Mix) / Dancing With Mr D (Glyn Johns 1973 Mix) / Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) – (Glyn Johns 1973 Mix) / Silver Train (Glyn Johns 1973 Mix)