In October 74', the Rolling Stones recorded a song called 'Scarlet', during a jam session with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page! The unearthed track is released in conjunction with the upcoming rerelease of the Stones Goat Head's Soup box set. The session started when Keith Richards and Jimmy Page decided to get together to share licks. Jimmy Page reportedly remembers the session well, and quarantine was a great opportunity for Mick Jagger to look back on that recording and remaster it into the song that's released today.
"Scarlet, why you wearing my heart on your sleeve/ Where it ain't supposed to be?" the lyrics on the refrain read. "Scarlet, why you tearing my heart all to pieces?/ It ain't the way it's supposed to be."
"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," Richards recalled 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."
"I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie’s basement studio," Jagger commented. "It was a great session."
Goats Head Soup will get a multi-form release on Sep. 4. "Scarlet"