Listen to Rolling Stones’ early version of ‘Dead Flowers’ for the first time



An unreleased version of The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers,” which Mashable is exclusively premiering on Tuesday, gives us a look into the dark song’s early days before it was even released on the English rock band’s classic Sticky Fingers album in 1971

This rendition, recorded in 1970, de-emphasizes Ian Stewart’s piano and the rhythm section that producers turned up for the final country-fied version. The early take features finger-picked electric guitar and altered vocals from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

The song will be released June 9 on the Sticky Fingers anniversary reissued formats, more than four decades after the band recorded the album in Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Jagger’s Stargroves country home in England; and Olympic Studios in London Read more…

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