Recording date: November-December 1986 & February-May 1987
Recording locations: Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands & Right Track Studios, New York City, USA
Producer: Mick Jagger Chief engineers: Bob Rosa & Ed Stasium
Drums: Omar Hakim
Bass: Doug Wimbish
Acoustic guitars: Mick Jagger & G. E. Smith
Electric guitar: G. E. Smith
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Fiddle: Sean Keane
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
(I produced it on my own). Dave (Stewart) and Keith (Diamond) both had ideas on how to do the song which I didn't agree with. I was hearing it with acoustic instruments. I didn't want it with electric or electronic. They had good ideas, but - sorry, guys.
I play (harmonica) at the end. It's a country harmonica tune, and was played without distortion. In country you play cross harp technique.
I'd like to hear it by a country singer, like Dwight Yoakam. But in a way it's also pre-country, or pre-Nashville, because it's got the pipes and fiddle, which is very Irish, or Celtic. It's hard with a song like that to set the right mood.
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