SLEEVE: NM- MEDIA: VG+ YEAR: 1977 ORIGIN: US EXTRAS: N/A
The Rolling Stones’ Goats Head Soup had its release as their 11th UK studio album on August 31, 1973. Forty-seven years later, it rode again in deluxe and multi-format editions that, remarkably, took it back to No.1 in the UK. As Mick Jagger said at the time of its first release: “I really feel close to this album, and I really put all I had into it…I guess it comes across that I’m more into songs.
Goats Head Soup was recorded between November 1972 and July 1973 at Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Village Recorders, Los Angeles; Olympic Studios and Island Studios in London. It became the band’s fifth consecutive No.1 album in Britain on September 22 and their third in America. Topping the US charts for four weeks, it mirrored the performance of both Exile On Main St. and Sticky Fingers. In 2020, it became their 13th album bestseller and made the Stones the first band to top the long player listings in six different decades.