The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (2021)
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The Rolling Stones‘ 1981 album Tattoo You will be reissued in October across six physical formats including a five-disc super deluxe edition.

The original album was put together mostly from studio outtakes from the 1970s and features well known singles such as Waiting On A Friend and the transatlantic top ten hit Start Me Up.

The album has been remastered (by Stephen Marcussen) and selected formats offer Lost & Found: Rarities a nine-track collection of previously unreleased songs from the period of the album’s original release, newly completed with additional vocals and guitar by the band. One of these tracks is called ‘Living In The Heart Of Love’ which you can listen to below.

Let’s set the scene: Tattoo You was released in August 1981. After an incredible run with Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, the Stones were careening between highs (Goat’s Head Soup, Some Girls) and lows, not to mention some real deep dips (Black and Blue, Emotional Rescue). Most of all, Mick and Keith were grating on each other more and more. But since touring is what keeps the cash register ringing, it was time to put together an album and take it around the world. That album was to be Tattoo You, in fact a bit of a counterfeit “new” record because as it was made up of scraps from the previous albums, and even old demos and embryos of songs that were never finalized. While all this did not bode well, the result was surprisingly miraculous. Indeed: for many fans Tattoo You would be the last truly good Rolling Stones record. A very rock’n’roll side A, a B side with more of a focus on ballads, and everywhere Mick and Keith’s flawless expertise…

After the hit Start Me Up which always plays very well in 80,000-seater stadiums, some excellent and rather edgy songs—not really Richards’ thing—such as Hang Fire or Neighbours show that there is still plenty of life left in the old dogs yet! And as yet another reminder that the real source of the Stones’ music is the blues, we are treated to an excellent, lively rendition of Black Limousine. In terms of the slower numbers, the soulful Top is pretty steamy, and Heaven sees Jagger’s spirited falsetto reach new heights. Finally, on Waiting on a Friend, they bring on board a giant of jazz, the saxophonist Sonny Rollins, who puts out an impeccably powerful solo with Caribbean flavours (he is also present on Neighbours and Slave)… The 40th anniversary edition of Tattoo You enjoys Deluxe Edition treatment with a new mix, rarities like covers of the Chi-Lites (Troubles a’ Comin), Jimmy Reed’s Shame Shame Shame and Dobie Gray’s Drift Away, not to mention a hearty live performance recorded in London’s Wembley Stadium in 1982. – Marc Zisman

1 Start Me Up (Remastered 2021)
2 Hang Fire (Remastered 2021)
3 Slave (Remastered 2021)
4 Little T&A (Remastered 2021)
5 Black Limousine (Remastered 2021)
6 Neighbours (Remastered 2021)
7 Worried About You (Remastered 2021)
8 Tops (Remastered 2021)
9 Heaven (Remastered 2021)
10 No Use In Crying (Remastered 2021)
11 Waiting On A Friend (Remastered 2021)

Disk 2

1 Living In The Heart Of Love
2 Fiji Jim
3 Troubles A’ Comin
4 Shame, Shame, Shame
5 Drift Away
6 It’s A Lie
7 Come To The Ball
8 Fast Talking, Slow Walking
9 Start Me Up

Disk 3

1 Under My Thumb (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
2 When The Whip Comes Down (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
3 Let’s Spend The Night Together (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
4 Shattered (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982
5 Neighbours (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982) [Explicit]
6 Black Limousine (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
7 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
8 Twenty Flight Rock (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
9 Going To A Go-Go (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
10 Chantilly Lace (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
11 Let Me Go (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
12 Time Is On My Side (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
13 Beast Of Burden (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982) [Explicit]
14 Let It Bleed (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
15 You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
16 Band Introductions (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
17 Little T&A (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
18 Tumbling Dice (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
19 She’s So Cold (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
20 Hang Fire (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
21 Miss You (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982) [Explicit]
22 Honky Tonk Women (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
23 Brown Sugar (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
24 Start Me Up (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
25 Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)
26 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Live at Wembley Stadium 1982)