The Rolling Stones Reveal Long-Lost Track ‘Scarlet’ Featuring Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

The recording comes from The Stones' 'Goat Head Soup' reissue

July 22, 2020

It’s a throwback day for Rolling Stones fans as the band finally unearthed a rare song that was recorded all the way back in October, 1974.

“Scarlet” comes as part of the reissue for The Stones’ acclaimed album Goats Head Soup and features a cameo from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page as well as bassist Rick Grech.

News of the song was brought forth a few weeks ago with the track thought to be named after Page’s daughter.

“I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie’s basement studio,” Mick Jagger said in a statement. “It was a great session.”

“‘Scarlet’ was a freak accident,” recalled Keith Richards in a statement. “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.‘’

How exactly do you get Jimmy Page to guest on one of your songs? For one, it’s a bit easier when you’re The Rolling Stones. However, all the band had to do was be in the right place at the right time.

“We walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session,” Richards said. “They were just leaving, and we were booked in next and I believe that Jimmy decided to stay.”

“Scarlet” comes as part of a reissue of The Rolling Stones 1973 album Goats Head Soup. The Stones will reissue the album as a multi-disc standard and deluxe vinyl and CD set due out September 4.

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