The Rolling Stones share unheard version of ‘Brown Sugar’ featuring Eric Clapton

The alternate recording will feature as a bonus track on the band's 'Sticky Fingers' reissue

The Rolling Stones have revealed a previously unreleased recording of their song ‘Brown Sugar’, with the newly-unearthed alternate version featuring none other than Eric Clapton.

The cut features on the band’s upcoming reissue of ‘Sticky Fingers’. The acclaimed 1971 album will be re-released next week (June 8) in deluxe and super-deluxe editions containing numerous bonus tracks.

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The group have already unveiled an acoustic take of ‘Wild Horses’, an extended recording of ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’, an alternate take of ‘Dead Flowers’ and now this recording of ‘Brown Sugar’ below.

Clapton plays slide guitar on the track, which – according to a press release – was recorded during an “impromptu performance” at a “birthday party for Keith Richards” in 1970.

Meanwhile, frontman Mick Jagger has said that he is keen to make a new record, either with the band or as a solo album instead.

The Rolling Stones recently kicked off their summer North American tour. The dates are their first since saxophone player Bobby Keys died in December aged 70. Keys was a notable player on ‘Sticky Fingers’.

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The Rolling Stones will play:

Minneapolis MN TCF Bank Stadium (June 3)
Dallas AT&T Stadium (6)
Atlanta Bobby Dodd Stadium (9)
Orlando Orlando Citrus Bowl (12)
Nashville LP Field (17)
Pittsburgh Heinz Field (20)
Milwaukee Summerfest/Marcus Amphitheater (23)
Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium (27)
Raleigh Carter-Finley Stadium (July 1)
Indianapolis Indianapolis Motor Speedway (4)
Detroit Comerica Park (8)
Buffalo Ralph Wilson Stadium (11)
Quebec Le Festival D’Été de Québec (15)