The Rolling Stones have shared a previously unheard acoustic version of ‘Wild Horses’ ahead of the reissue of ‘Sticky Fingers’.
The much-loved ballad appears on the 1971 LP, which is being re-released at the end of May in deluxe and super-deluxe editions containing unreleased bonus tracks. Listen to the alternate version of ‘Wild Horses’ below.
The veteran band yesterday said they are ‘floating the idea’ of playing the record in full on their upcoming North American tour dates. It includes fan favourites ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Dead Flowers’ alongside rarely heard songs – ‘You Gotta Move’ hasn’t been played live since 1976. Frontman Mick Jagger has expressed concern that the pacing of the album might not suit a stadium tour: He said: “It’s a really great album, but it has a lot of slow songs. Normally in a show we’d just do one or two ballads. ‘Sticky Fingers’ has about five slow songs. I’m just worried that it might be problematic in stadiums. Maybe we’d play it and everyone would say ‘great,’ but maybe they’ll get restless and start going to get drinks.”
The Rolling Stones’ upcoming dates will be their first since saxophone player Bobby Keys died in December aged 70. Keys was a notable player on ‘Sticky Fingers’.
The Rolling Stones will play:
San Diego CA Petco Park (May 24)
Columbus Ohio Stadium (30)
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)