In 1988, on a break from his band the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards released his first ever solo album, ‘Talk Is Cheap’. It came about during a rift in Richards relationship with Mick Jagger. At the time Jagger was more concerned about establishing himself as a solo star and preferred to record and tour his second album rather than tour the Stones 1986 album ‘Dirty Work’.
This universally respected debut is an eleven track masterclass in everything that’s good about rock ‘n roll and features guest appearances from an all-star cast including Sarah Dash, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, the Memphis Horns, Patti Sciafia and Mick Taylor. One review at the time said ‘Talk Is Cheap’ is “the best Stones album since ‘Some Girls’”!
Remastered from the original tapes by Richards’ collaborator, Steve Jordan, the album’s joyous swagger is re-energised and permeates through each and every song. ‘Talk Is Cheap’ sounds as good today as it did thirty years ago; in Keith’s words: “As fresh as the day it was made.”