KEITH RICHARDS ‘Talk Is Cheap: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Ed.’ – 2CD


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Back in 1988, Keith Richards recorded Talk is Cheap during a period of inactivity with the Rolling Stones. He and singer Mick Jagger had had a much-publicized falling out, and Jagger was busy with his own solo career. Richards responded by putting together his own band — featuring guitarist Waddy Wachtel, pianist Ivan Neville, bassist Charley Drayton and drummer Steve Jordan — and recording Talk is Cheap. Other artists to appear on the album included Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, Patti Scialfa and former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.

The new edition includes a previously unreleased track, a rendition of blues legend Little Walter’s 1955 hit ‘My Babe’ and an accompanying lyric video.

“This album holds up,” Richards said. “I’ve been listening to it and not through the mists of nostalgia either because it doesn’t affect me that way. This is more than the sum of its parts. I really admire it. We were having fun and you can hear it.”