The Rolling Stones release previously unheard song ‘Scarlet’ featuring Jimmy Page
22 July 2020, 16:12 | Updated: 13 September 2023, 14:54
The Rolling Stones have unveiled a previously unheard and never before released track, titled ‘Scarlet’.
The song was recorded by The Rolling Stones in October 1974, featuring Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Rick Grech of Traffic, Blind Faith, Family.
‘Scarlet’ will feature on the upcoming September 4 multi-format release of Goats Head Soup.
A release said: “With its layered guitar textures, ‘Scarlet’ is as infectious and raunchy as anything the band cut in this hallowed era, a holy grail for any Stones devotee.
Watch Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Jimmy Page discuss the new track 'Scarlet'
“As well as Jimmy Page featuring alongside Mick and Keith, the long-lost track also guests Blind Faith’s Rick Grech on bass and will be released for the very first time.”
Mick Jagger commented: “I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie’s basement studio. It was a great session.”
Keith Richards added: “My recollection is we walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session. They were just leaving, and we were booked in next and I believe that Jimmy decided to stay.
Lyric video of the track 'Scarlet'
“We weren’t actually cutting it as a track, it was basically for a demo, a demonstration, you know, just to get the feel of it, but it came out well, with a line up like that, you know, we better use it.”
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A lyric video of the track and new footage of Mick, Keith and Jimmy discussing the track has also been released to give fans an extra treat.