We recently brought you the news that The Rolling Stones were working alongside The War On Drugs on a new remix of their previously unreleased song with Jimmy Page, ‘Scarlet’. Now, that new song has arrived.
It was worth the wait. The War On Drugs have an idiosyncratic sound and applying that to another iconic group in The Rolling Stones was always going to be difficult but we’re sure you’ll agree, the song has gone up a notch or two.
The new remix arrives exclusively as part of the digital deluxe edition for The Rolling Stones’ 1973 album Goats Head Soup, which arrives as part of a mammoth reissue on September 4th.
“I just re-imagined the song as if I had Mick, Keith and Jimmy in the room with me. After messing with my Linn Drum for a bit, the song fell into this double-time thing and I just went with it,” Adam Granduciel, The War On Drugs main man, said in a statement.
“I called my friend and bandmate, Dave Hartley, to fill out the bass on the new groove. Then I figured if I had Jimmy Page in the room I’d probably ask him to plug into my favourite rack flanger so that’s what I did. My friend Anthony LaMarca added some last-minute percussion.”
“I’m so honoured to have gotten to work on this,” continued Granduciel, “especially since ‘Angie’ was probably the first ‘rock’ song that I asked to be played on repeat when I was really young. Hope you enjoy it!”
If you needed any signal to tell you to both go and grab that Goats Head Soup reissue and enjoy the weekend, then just listen below.