ROLLING STONES – ” Wild Horses ” Acoustic Version

Posted: April 3, 2015 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Ahead of the highly anticipated reissue of  the 1971′s album  “Sticky Fingers”, The Rolling Stones have released a previously unheard acoustic version of  the song “Wild Horses.” 

The song is one of the most beloved in the Rolling Stones’ canon, and an indispensable document of classic rock and roll. The new remaster and arrangement puts it in a whole new context: Now it’s even more tender, emotionally bare and Mick’s vocals are given a new clarity and intimacy.

More poignantly, the song takes on an even more haunted feeling, given that it comes in the wake of the deaths of both Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott and the band’s longtime saxophonist Bobby Keys.

“For three days in December 1969, the Rolling Stones stopped into Muscle Shoals studios in Alabama and managed to lay down three songs, one of which was ‘Wild Horses,’” writes Jim Beviglia in our Behind The Song feature. “The composition of this plaintive ballad was begun by Keith Richards, whose first child was born in August 1969, causing Keith regret about going out on the road and leaving the boy behind.”

“It was one of those magical moments when things come together,” Richards wrote in his 2010 autobiography Life about the song’s genesis. “It’s like ‘Satisfaction.’ You just dream it, and suddenly it’s all in your hands. Once you’ve got the vision in your mind of wild horses, I mean, what’s the next phrase you’re going to use? It’s got to be couldn’t drag me away.” The album is out May 26th.

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