The Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World will lend support to independent music stores next week: The Rolling Stones are releasing a limited edition 7” single featuring a previously unreleased track from the upcoming Exile on Main St. reissue on Record Store Day, April 17th. “Plundered My Soul,” the first single to be featured off the Exile reissue, will be backed by the remastered album track “All Down the Line” on the single, which will be individually numbered for avid Stones collectors. A week later, “Plundered My Soul” will hit radio stations across the nation, leading up to the Exile reissue release on May 18th. A music video for “Plundered” is also in the works.
“Plundered My Soul” is just one of 10 tracks unearthed by the Rolling Stones and producer Don Was for the Exile reissue. “Well, basically it’s the record and a few tracks we found when we were plundering the vaults,” Keith Richard told Rolling Stone. “Listening back to everything we said, ‘Well, this would be an interesting addition.'” Other rediscovered highlights include the horn-fueled “Pass the Wine,” the instrumental “Aladdin’s Story” and an early version of “Tumbling Dice” called “Good Time Women.” The Exile reissue will also feature the original album completely digitally remastered.
Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, Devo, R.E.M., Soundgarden, Pavement and Them Crooked Vultures are also slated to contribute exclusive releases to Record Store Day’s efforts. Also, the Beastie Boys have revealed plans to unveil a secret 7” white label single to mark the occasion with a limited run of 1,000.
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