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The Rolling Stones release previously unheard track from 1981's 'Tattoo You'

@SamWKemp

The Rolling Stones have just released a new song, ‘Living in the Heart Of Love’. The previously unheard track comes from the 40th-anniversary reissue of their 1981 studio album Tattoo You.

The song is just one of nine new and unheard tracks on the deluxe album’s package’s Lost & Found disc. Fans purchasing the deluxe editions will also get a copy of the 26-track live album Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982.

Tattoo You was originally released on 24th August 1981. This album, as well as including some of The Rolling Stones best-known tracks, (such as ‘Start Me Up’) features an array of studio outtakes recorded during the 1970s. The album was a critical and commercial success when it was released back in the ’80s, with ‘Start Me Up’ hitting the number two spot on the US Billboard charts.

With this new deluxe reissue, the band has remastered the material. The end product is a record that sounds as fresh as it did when it first hit the shelves back in 1981. The original recording sessions for the album were carved out of the time the band had between tour dates. This in combination with the variety of personal feuds between The Stones members, made it difficult to arrange a date to record their 1980 album Emotional Rescue.

Subsequently, the band’s production team combed through unused recordings from prior sessions, some dating back almost a decade. Although some of the songs were ready to use, many of them were merely fragments and rough demos.

The Rolling Stones booked studio time throughout 1980 and 1981 to finish off the tracks which would make up Tattoo You. The credited members for the recording of the album were vocalist Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, bassist Bill Wyman, and drummer Charlie Watts.

You can listen to ‘Living In The Heart Of Love’ below: