The Rolling Stones Finally Release “Criss Cross”
The Rolling Stones live in 2017 - mohit.philip / Youtube
The Rolling Stones are now released the previously-unheard cut “Criss Cross” as the first track for the upcoming expanded reissue of their 1973 album, Goats Head Soup. This new reissue of the Stones classic will also include two more previously unreleased tracks, along with seven alternative or instrumental mixes and the rarity of a live album, 1973’s The Brussels Affair.
The music video for “Criss Cross” was directed by Diana Kunst, who has worked with Madonna and James Blake, among other artists.
In April, the Rolling Stones released “Living in A Ghost Town” to mark their first song in eight years. They started working on it a couple of years ago and completed it just as quarantine rolled in. “The Stones were in the studio recording new material before the lockdown. And one song – ‘Living in a Ghost Town’ – we thought would resonate through the times we’re living in,” said frontman Mick Jagger in a tweet.
He also told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that “Keith Richards and I both had the idea that we should release it. But I said, ‘Well, I’ve got to rewrite it.’ Some of it is not going to work, and some of it was a bit weird and a bit too dark. So, I slightly rewrote it. I didn’t have to rewrite very much, to be honest. It’s very much how I originally did it.”
The Stones had no choice but to postpone their 2020 North American tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this didn’t stop them from being productive amidst the quarantine. For April, they made an appearance at One World: Together at Home which benefited frontliners via Global Citizen. They also announced the US/Canada drive-in theater screening of their 2016 Havana Moon concert film.