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The first single from the first solo record, TALK IS CHEAP. and remastered in 2010 for VINTAGE VINOS, the first collection.
Talk Is Cheap is the debut solo album by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, released in 1988. Relations between Jagger and Richards had grown tense into the third decade of the Rolling Stones as they began to disagree on the musical direction of the band; "You Don't Move Me" would be written about their feud.
Personnel Keith Richards - lead vocals and guitar Sarah Dash - background vocals, duet on "Make No Mistake" Charley Drayton - bass guitar (tracks: 2, 3, 5 to 7, 9 to 11) Steve Jordan . The debut solo album from Keith Richards, released in 1988. Keith Richards - Make No Mistake - from Talk Is Cheap. You Don't Move Me.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Talk Is Cheap often resembles a Rolling Stones album ("Take It So Hard" could pass for the best Stones single since "Start Me Up"), but part of its charm is that even when it strays far from the band's template - such as the churning funk of "Big Enough" or. the Chuck Berry tribute/rip-off "I Could Have Stood You Up" - it still beautifully captures what Richards brought to the band as a guitarist and songwriter, only in different surroundings and fresh contexts.
So Keith Richards decided to do something he’d always held off on: form his own solo band. The result was Talk is Cheap, an endearingly ragged classic considered by many fans the best Rolling Stones-related release of the last three decades. To celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 29th, the album will finally be reissued as a huge box set that includes the album on CD and vinyl, six unreleased tracks from the sessions and an 80-page book featuring a new interview with Richards. There an even more extravagant super deluxe box set that comes in a case that replaces Richards’ guitar case made by the Fender Custom Shop. This album holds up, Richards said.
Keith Richards never wanted to go solo. He'd intimated over and over that the Rolling Stones would basically have to break up to get him to consider such a thing. And that's just about where his band was as the late '80s wore on. So, Richards finally relented, releasing his debut album Talk Is Cheap on Oct. 3, 1988. Fittingly, he approached it with mixed feelings. It's kind of strange, because it was never in the cards for me," Richards told Rolling Stone on the eve of the album's arrival
Keith Richards' "Talk Is Cheap" will be reissued on March 29. (BMG Rights Management). That core group of players expanded with guest appearances by c bassist "Bootsy" Collins and keyboardist Bernie Worrell, James Brown saxophonist Maceo Parker, singer and recent (at that time) E Street Band recruit Patti Scialfa, NRBQ bassist Joey Spampinato, Cajun fiddler and singer Michael Doucet of Beausoleil, zydeco accordionist-singer Stanley Buckwheat Dural J. singer Sarah Dash and, on the track "Make. Among the album’s admirers are guitarist, singer and songwriter Bonnie Raitt, who told The Times last week: I loved that record. I love his solo work. I hope they make a big deal out of it.
Keith Richards photographed for his debut solo album Talk Is Cheap from 1988. At 75, Richards also knows he can’t carry on caning i. .and maintain his life less ordinary as a music icon. But it’s not my job to keep proving I’m indestructible! argues the Rolling Stones’ seemingly immortal guitarist. I’ve spent my whole life giving things up, he replies. Although I feel a lot better, I’m still waiting for an epiphany! I’m catching up with Richards to mark the 30th anniversary reissue of his excellent debut solo album, Talk Is Cheap. Get me out of here!’ With the Stones on hiatus in the late Eighties, he recorded a loose, no-frills, groove-laden 11-track romp which bottles up his musical DNA with elements of blues, rock ’n’ roll, funk and Southern soul. He may have called it Talk Is Cheap but, as ever, talk with Richards proves priceless.
Backing Vocals – Keith Richards, Patti ScialfaBaritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Bobby KeysBass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Charley DraytonDrums, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanGuitar – Waddy Wachtel. Codice a barre e altri identificatori.
Talk Is Cheap sounds as good today as it did thirty years ago; in Keith’s words: As fresh as the day it was made. In 1987, it was anyone's guess if the Stones would ever get back together. Sure, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were well known for their public disagreements, but when Jagger decided to tour in support of his second solo album, Primitive Cool, Richards was disheartened and finally succumbed to the idea of recording without the Rolling Stones
Backing Vocals – Sarah DashBacking Vocals, Percussion – Keith RichardsBacking Vocals, Percussion, Drums – Steve JordanBass – "Bootsy" Collins*Mixed By – Joe BlaneyOrgan – Bernie WorrellSaxophone [Alto] – Maceo Parker
|A2||Take It So Hard
Backing Vocals – Keith RichardsBass, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanDrums – Charley DraytonGuitar – Waddy WachtelPiano, Keyboards – Ivan Neville
Backing Vocals – Keith RichardsBass – Charley DraytonDrums, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanGuitar – Waddy WachtelKeyboards – Ivan Neville
|A4||I Could Have Stood You Up
Backing Vocals – Keith RichardsBass – Joey SpampinatoDrums, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanGuitar – Mick TaylorMixed By – Joe BlaneyOrgan – Chuck LeavellPiano – Johnnie JohnsonSaxophone [Tenor] – Bobby Keys
|A5||Make No Mistake
Arranged By [Horns] – Willie MitchellBass – Charley DraytonDrums, Congas, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanHorns – Andrew Love, Ben Cauley, Gray E. Topper*, Jack Hale, James Mitchell, Jimmi Kinnard Mixed By – Joe BlaneyOrgan, Clavinet – Bernie WorrellVocals [Featured] – Sarah Dash
|A6||You Don't Move Me
Accordion – Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural*Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Keith RichardsBass – Charley DraytonDrums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanGuitar [Slide] – Waddy WachtelOrgan – Bernie Worrell
|B1||How I Wish
Backing Vocals – Patti ScialfaBacking Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Keith RichardsBass – Charley DraytonDrums, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanGuitar [Slide & Electric] – Waddy WachtelPiano, Keyboards – Ivan Neville
Accordion – Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural*Backing Vocals – Charley Drayton, Sam Butler, Sarah DashBacking Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Keith RichardsBass – Joey SpampinatoClavinet – Bernie WorrellDrums, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanGuitar [Slide & Electric] – Waddy Wachtel
|B3||Whip It Up
Backing Vocals – Keith Richards, Patti ScialfaBass, Backing Vocals – Charley DraytonDrums, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanGuitar – Waddy WachtelSaxophone [Baritone & Tenor] – Bobby Keys
Accordion – Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural*Acoustic Guitar – Waddy WachtelBacking Vocals – Keith RichardsBass – Charley DraytonDrums, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanPiano, Keyboards – Ivan NevilleViolin – Michael Doucet
|B5||It Means A Lot
Backing Vocals – Keith RichardsBass, Backing Vocals – Charley DraytonDrums, Backing Vocals – Steve JordanGuitar [Slide], Acoustic Guitar – Waddy WachtelKeyboards – Ivan Neville
|209 265, 209 265-630||Keith Richards||Talk Is Cheap (LP, Album)||Virgin, Virgin||209 265, 209 265-630||Europe||1988|
|MCV 2554||Keith Richards||Talk Is Cheap (Cass, Album)||Virgin||MCV 2554||Argentina||1988|
|VL4-2554||Keith Richards||Talk Is Cheap (Cass, Album, Chr)||Virgin||VL4-2554||Canada||1988|
|CAVIRG 9408||Keith Richards||Talk Is Cheap (Cass, Album)||Jugoton, Virgin||CAVIRG 9408||Yugoslavia||1988|
|none, V2554||Keith Richards||Talk Is Shit (Cass, Album, Promo)||The Town House Tape Copying Department, Virgin||none, V2554||France||1988|
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