Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mick Jagger - Wandering Spirit (1993)

It's been at least 8 years since I last heard this cd and totally forgot about it until I ran across it yesterday looking for something else. I popped it in and was completely blown away by how good the music's held up over the years! I guess I took this one for granted back in the day, but it's in pretty heavy rotation around here right now. Mick sounds great and this cd offers a little bit of pretty much everything, all done EXTREMELY well...Has a badass cover of Bill Wither's "Use Me" featuring Lenny Kravitz too.

"Given the feckless posturing of Mick Jagger's solo output ­ "She's the Boss" (1985) and "Primitive Cool" (1987) traded substance for style ­ the sheer punch of "Wandering Spirit" is staggering. Flexing the professional savvy that has long been his trustiest gift, Jagger nabbed as producer the rap & rock storm trooper Rick Rubin, and with deft players new and old (Billy Preston, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Rip, Jim Keltner), the pair deliver high-voltage goods. From rock ("Wired All Night") to funk (James Brown's "Think"), Mick stalks the Stones' turf with renewed attack ­ but he ranges too (from country to folk to faux-Elizabethan elegance), far more adventurously than those titans have roamed of late. Best of all, "Wandering Spirit" brings back Jagger's voice full bore - a role-playing marvel of intimidating skill." ~ Paul Evans

  1. "Wired All Night" – 4:05
  2. "Sweet Thing" – 4:19
  3. "Out of Focus" – 4:36
  4. "Don't Tear Me Up" – 4:11
  5. "Put Me in the Trash" (Mick Jagger, Jimmy Ripp) – 3:35
  6. "Use Me" w/ Lenny Kravitz (Bill Withers) – 4:28
  7. "Evening Gown" – 3:33
  8. "Mother of a Man" – 4:18
  9. "Think" (Lowman Pauling) – 2:59
  10. "Wandering Spirit" (Mick Jagger, Jimmy Ripp) – 4:18
  11. "Hang On to Me Tonight" – 4:37
  12. "I've Been Lonely for So Long" (Posie Knight, Jerry Weaver) – 3:29
  13. "Angel in My Heart" – 3:24
  14. "Handsome Molly" (Traditional) – 2:06

MJ - WS : Awright...


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