TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the January 2021 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Another prized jewel in the Rolling Stones' unmatched catalogue is restored to its full glory. The 2020 reissue of this 1973 album features the new stereo album mix, sourced from the original session files. Mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London.
Goats Head Soup was the band's follow-up to Exile On Main St., and contains the songs "Angie", "100 Years Ago" and "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)".
Goats Head Soup's best tracks are so good, they not only carry the album, they make it sound like nothing else in the Stones' catalog.
Keith Richards called 1974's Goats Head Soup a 'marking time' album and fellow guitarist Mick Taylor deemed it 'a bit directionless.' Fair enough, considering the band had produced a string of four classic studio albums between 1968 and 1972. But Goats Head Soup does have its charms - and it's never sounded better... The real strength of Goats Head Soup isn't rockers like 'Silver Train' or 'Star Star' but the five ballads - the country-inflected 'Coming Down Again,' the hit single 'Angie,' 'Hide Your Love,' 'Winter,' and the trancelike 'Can You Hear the Music.' Despite the rock reveries, there's a wistful tone to this album that captures the Stones at a turning point. Not the band's best, but not its worst - those would show up periodically during the next four decades.
- Vinyl LP
- Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios
- 2020 stereo album mix sourced from the original session files
- Dancing With Mr. D
- 100 Years Ago
- Coming Down Again
- Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
- Silver Train
- Hide Your Love
- Can You Hear The Music
- Star Star