Watch The Official Music Video For The Rolling Stones Unreleased “Scarlet”

By Stu Kelly / August 8, 2020

The Rolling Stones have released an official music video for “Scarlet,” one of the previously unreleased tracks found on the upcoming box set dedicated to 1973’s Goats Head Soup. The track features Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page and the title for the song is named after Page’s daughter. Along with Page, other notable musicians featured on “Scarlet” include  Traffic‘s Ric Grech on bass, Ian Stewart on piano and drummer Bruce Rowland from Joe Cocker‘s Grease Band.

The link up with Jimmy Page and The Stones was somewhat serendipities as Led Zeppelin was just wrapping up a recording session and The Rolling Stones were booked in the next available time slot. 

‘’My recollection is we walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session,” said Keith Richards in a statement. “They were just leaving, and we were booked in next, and I believe that Jimmy decided to stay. We weren’t actually cutting it as a track; it was basically for a demo, a demonstration, you know, just to get the feel of it, but it came out well. With a lineup like that, you know, we better use it.‘’

The video stars Paul Mescal, an Irish actor who’s earned an Outstanding Lead Actor – Limited Series Emmy nomination for his work in the Hulu series Normal People. The music video was filmed under social-distance guidelines at London hotel Claridge’s.

The Deluxe Edition of Goats Head Soup contains the original album, with a second disc consisting of “Scarlet,” two other unreleased songs from the vault, “Criss Cross” and “All the Rage,” and seven instrumentals and alternate mixes. A Super Deluxe Edition adds the Stones’ famous 1973 concert from Brussels, Belgium, a Blu-ray disc of new mixes and videos, a 120-page book and replica tour posters. Both sets will officially be released on Sept. 4.

Watch the official music video below. 

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