Monday, June 3, 2013
Scarlet: A Mystery
If there's one 'mystery track' in the Stones' catalogue, it must be 'Scarlet'. Both Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are said to have been working on a song with this title, albeit more than a year apart from each other, and under totally different circumstances. In his "Complete Works" Nico Zentgraf mentions the following details about the recording sessions:
October 15, 1974: At Olympic Sound Studios, London, Keith Richards works on a song called ‘Scarlet’. Line-up: Keith Richards (vocals, guitar)/Jimmy Page (guitar)/Ron Wood (guitar)/Ian Stewart (piano)/Rick Grech (bass)/Bruce Rowland (drums).
January 10, 1976: At Phonogram Studios, Rio de Janeiro, Mick Jagger works on a song called ‘Scarlet’. Line-up: Mick Jagger (guitar, vocals)/Luiz Cláudio (guitar)/Antonio Adolfo (piano)/Dadi (bass)/Paulinho Braga (drums)/Neném, Marçal, Eliseu, Lula, Risadinha, andCanegal (percussion).
Is there anybody out there who can expand on this information? By the way: Scarlet Page (born 1971) is Jimmy Page's daughter, while Elizabeth Scarlet Jagger (born 1984) is the eldest daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall.
Adapted from the following source: Nico Zentgraf, The Complete Works website.