Keith Richards is amazed at how beloved the Rolling Stones‘ Tattoo You album remains. The band has just released its Tattoo You: 40th Anniversary deluxe edition, which features a new remaster of the 1981 nine-week chart-topper, a bonus disc of nine previously unreleased — yet heavily bootlegged tracks — and a two-disc June 1982 performance art London’s Wembley Stadium.
- The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):
November 2 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Bowl Stadium
November 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
November 11 – Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
November 15 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
November 20 – Austin, TX – Circuit of The Americas
November 23 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hotel & Casino
- The Rolling Stones‘ Tattoo You was originally released on August 24th, 1981 and was comprised mainly of reworked outtakes from the band’s archive dating back to the 1972 sessions for the following year’s Goats Head Soup.
- Tattoo You, which has sold over four million copies in the U.S. alone, featured such instant Stones classics as “Start Me Up” — a Top Two hit, “Hang Fire,” “Little T&A,” “Worried About You,” and “Waiting On A Friend.”
- Among the highlights on the bonus disc is the band’s unreleased Goats Head Soup gem, “Fast Talking Slow Walking,” the It’s Only Rock N’ Roll-era outtake, “Living In The Heart Of Love,” and the 1975 Black And Blue-era, early reggae version of “Start Me Up.”
CHECK IT OUT: The original Black And Blue-era version of “Start Me Up” revamped for the new version of Tattoo You: