Keith Richards has announced a deluxe reissue of his 1988 debut solo album, Talk is Cheap.
Set for a March 29 release, the reissue will feature six bonus tracks and will be offered in various formats, including digital, CD, vinyl and a box set that includes an 80-page hardback book, featuring a new interview with Richards, and rare memorabilia including lyric sheets, photos, posters and a tour guitar pick.
You can check out a previously unreleased track from the Talk is Cheap sessions, "My Babe," below.
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.
“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.”
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Talk is Cheap Deluxe Edition track list:
1. Big Enough
2. Take It So Hard
4. I Could Have Stood You Up
5. Make No Mistake
6. You Don’t Move Me
7. How I Wish
9. Whip It Up
10. Locked Away
11. It Means A Lot
1. Blues Jam
2. My Babe
4. Big Town Playboy
5. Mark On Me
6. Brute Force