Rolling Stones Release 40th Anniversary Edition of ‘Tattoo You’

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Edited by JOHN DALY

The Rolling Stones have released the 40th anniversary, expanded deluxe editions of their multi-platinum 1981 album Tattoo You via Polydor-Interscope-UMe.

The remastered set is accompanied by nine previously unreleased tracks from that time, including “Come To The Ball.” It follows the rock track “Living In The Heart Of Love” on August 19 and the never before released “Troubles A’ Comin,” a cover of the Chi-Lites original.

Listen to Tattoo You (40th Anniversary) here.

It was 40 years ago when the record was first released, on August 24, 1981.

The 40th anniversary remaster of the original 11-track album includes “Hang Fire,” “Waiting On A Friend” (with jazz saxophone giant Sonny Rollins) and “Start Me Up.” The deluxe formats also include Lost & Found: Rarities and Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982.

The Lost & Found disc contains “Living In The Heart Of Love,” a quintessential Stones rock workout, complete with urgent guitar licks and fine piano detail.

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Other highlights of Lost & Found include a killer version of “Shame, Shame, Shame,” first recorded in 1963 by one of the band’s blues heroes, Jimmy Reed; their reading of Dobie Gray’s soul gem “Drift Away”; and a fascinating reggae-tinged version of “Start Me Up.”

Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982 is an unmissable memento of the band’s London show in June of that year on the Tattoo You tour. The mighty 26-track set is packed with Stones mega-hits, including an opening “Under My Thumb” and all-time greats such as “Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Honky Tonk Women.”

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The Wembley show has covers of the Temptations’ “Just My Imagination,” Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock,” the Miracles’ “Going To A Go Go” and early rock ‘n’ roller the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” It also features early live workouts for tracks from the then-new Tattoo You such as “Start Me Up,” “Neighbours,” “Little T&A” and “Hang Fire.”

Universal Music previously reissued the Stones’ 1973 album Goats Head Soup, which took the album back to No. 1 in the UK and 2010’s deluxe edition of their 1972 staple Exile On Main St.

The Rolling Stones Live in LA – Courtesy of DJ Gerry