Following in the foot steps of other iconic musicians, the Rolling Stones are set to re-releasing their 1973 LP Goats Head Soup in deluxe box set form. Slated to contain more material than what was originally released 47 years ago, the re-packaged offering will contain rarities, outtakes and alternative mixes from the original sessions, a new stereo mix of the album, a complete show from the accompanying tour and three previously unreleased tracks from the original period.
One of the new songs, “Criss Cross,” dropped Thursday complete with a new video (below). Previously available in bootleg form, the tune was originally known to fans as “Criss Cross Man” but acquired its official title for the new release. The two additional new tracks “All the Rage” and “Scarlet,” which features guitar work from the one and only Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
“The layered guitar textures of ‘Scarlet’ make for a track that’s as infectious and raunchy as anything the band cut in this hallowed era,” reads a press release. “As well as Jimmy Page guesting alongside Mick and Keith on the track it also features on bass Rick Grech of Blind Faith fame…’All the Rage’ has a wild, post-‘Brown Sugar’ strut and the percussive ‘Criss Cross’ rocks and swaggers as only the Stones can.”
Photo: Jim Pietryga