August 3, 2021

Keith Richards searches his archive to reinvent himself

Keith Richards opens the trunk of memories and edits Live at the Hollywood Palladium, an album that records the concert he gave with his solo band, The X-Pensive Winos, on the stage mentioned in the title on December 15, 1988. It will be available in various formats as of November 13.

What the CD records is the penultimate recital of a tour of twelve cities in the United States. Keith Richards and his band performed their iconic Rolling Stone solo tracks, such as Take It So Hard O Make No Mistake, and also classics from Mick Jagger’s band repertoire, such as Happy O Connection.

The concert will be available on CD, double vinyl LP, digital and limited edition box. These last two formats will include three unreleased tracks: Little T&A, You Don’t Move Me Y I Wanna Be Your Man, the old Lennon-McCartney hit.

Richards reunited The X-Pensive Winos throughout 1987 and 1988, during the sessions of Talk Is Cheap, his first solo studio album, released by Virgin Records in October 1988. Its release, which coincided with a estrangement period with Mick Jagger, received generally positive reviews from the music press.

For this his first live tour as a soloist, Richards brought together great musicians, such as the drummer Steve Jordan (collaborator of hers for years), guitarist Waddy Wachtel, bassist Charley Drayton, keyboardist Ivan Neville (collaborator of The Rolling Stones), singer Sarah Dash, and the late Bobby Keys on sax, remembered for accompanying the Stones during years.

The box of Live At The Hollywood Palladium It will come wrapped in a black cotton replica of the tour t-shirt sold that night, along with a satin VIP pass. It will also include a 40-page hardcover book, with a text by music journalist David Fricke, editor of the magazine. Rolling Stone, titulado The Loosest Tight Band You’ve Ever Heard.

La tapa de Live at the Hollywood Palladium.

In addition to the text, the book includes a new interview with Richards, as well as previously unpublished photos and rarities from the legendary guitarist’s personal archives.

Live at the Hollywood Palladium tracklist is as follows: Take It So Hard, How I Wish, I Could Have Stood You Up, Too Rude, Make No Mistakes, Time Is On My Side, Big Enough, Whip It Up, Locked Away, Struggle, Happy, Connection, Rockawhile, and the unpublished ones that will only be in digital format and in the box: I Wanna Be Your Man, Little T&A Y You Don’t Move Me.

The box will include the following items: the album remastered on 2 LP; a vinyl with the three unreleased songs; the remastered CD of the original album; the DVD of the concert film; the book with David Fricke’s essay, the interview, photos and rarities.

Keith Richards during that legendary solo tour.

Keith Richards during that legendary solo tour.

It will also include reproductions of archival materials from the tour: the press release; Richards’ handwritten song list; hand drawn band dressing room poster

Also, the tour itinerary; press photos; a concert ticket; VIP and backstage passes; a custom Keith Hollywood Palladium pick; and a label and a bag of wine given during the recital.


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