Listen to Rolling Stones’ Acoustic Version of ‘Wild Horses’
We've gotten the first taste of the Rolling Stones' planned re-issue of Sticky Fingers, a stripped-down version of "Wild Horses." Check out the new lyric video, which plays off Andy Warhol's legendary zippered cover art.
This new version of the song, which originally found Mick Taylor playing with a distinctly Nashville favor, begins with a few more noticeably prominent flourishes on lead guitar -- but this time, of course, on acoustic. Keith Richards' electric solo some three minutes in disappears, replaced by a sad-eyed restatement of the song's original acoustic riff. The acoustic lead returns when "Wild Horses" briefly quiets towards its end -- and, in that space, the lonesome piano (added by Jim Dickinson, rather than regular Stones keyboardist Ian Stewart) becomes just that much more prominent.
The track is but one of the extras promised in the Rolling Stones' expanded reissue of their 1971 classic, which was announced in conjunction a North American summer tour. Due on May 26, the re-release will also include a different take on "Brown Sugar" featuring Eric Clapton, as well as alternative versions of key album tracks "Dead Flowers," "Can’t You Hear Me Knocking" and "Bitch," to go with five songs from a 1971 appearance at London's Roundhouse.
There will be a variety of formats for the Sticky Fingers reissue, including a straight-forward remaster without this bonus material. For those with extra spending money, check out the super-deluxe edition box featuring a bonus disc with the above-mentioned extras, plus a DVD featuring the Stones' 1971 Marquee Club appearance and a 7" vinyl disc with "Wild Horses" and "Brown Sugar," among other goodies.
The Rolling Stones' 15-date Zip Code tour kicks off two days before the expanded Sticky Fingers project arrives on May 26. They previously offered deluxe reissues of Exile on Main Street in 2010 and then Some Girls in 2012.
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