After sharing the also previously unreleased song “Troubles A’ Comin”, The Rolling Stones shared another unhearted song “Come To The Ball” that is on the reissue of their 1981 album, Tattoo You.
Hear the previously unreleased Rolling Stones song “Come To The Ball”:
In the band’s social networks guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood talked about old unreleased songs being revealed now:
“Sometimes we write our songs in instalments – just get the melody and the music, and we’ll cut the tracks and write the words later. That way, the actual tracks have matured, just like wine. You just leave it in the cellar for a bit, and it comes out a little better a few years later…”, Keith Richards said.
“We realised that there was a lot of great music that we had recorded in the past that had never been released, particularly from all the material we had amassed during the Some Girls and Emotional Rescue sessions. So, we went back and started sifting through it all. And eventually got to the point where there was an album’s worth”, Ronnie Wood said.
The album “Tattoo You” was released on 24 August 1981 by Rolling Stones Records. The album is mostly composed of studio outtakes recorded during the 1970s. Also contains one of the band’s most well-known songs, “Start Me Up”, which hit number two on the US Billboard singles charts.
A combination of touring obligations and personal feuding between band members made it difficult to arrange dedicated recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 1980’s Emotional Rescue.
The Rolling Stones 2021 American tour dates
- 29 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
- 2 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Bowl Stadium
- 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
- 11 – Atlanta, GA – Mecedes-Benz Stadium
- 15 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
- 20 – Austin, TX – Circuit of the Americas