Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: November-December 2004, March-April & June 2005
Recording locations: La Fourchette, Posť sur Cisse, France & Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins Chief engineer: Krish Sharma
Mixer: Jack Joseph Puig Never performed onstage
Bass: Darryl Jones
Acoustic guitars: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Organ: Chuck Leavell
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Of course, you are as vulnerable as anyone else.
It's crazy to think someone can't be hurt just because he's famous or he
struts across a stage. If you go back through Stones albums, I'm sure you'll
find vulnerability along with the swagger. It may not have
been as easy to see, though, because it's not my temperament to share that feeling. I've often hid my feelings with humor. This time the songs were written very quickly, and I was in a certain frame of mind. I thought about some of the words afterward to see whether they were too personal, but I decided to just let them stay. Keith was very encouraging... Translating that vulnerability into a song is very cathartic for you. You have to write it down and examine it and decide what you wanted to
share. There's something in the process that helped me get past the hurt it.
I thought it was about time (Mick) owned up and stepped out of that closed shell. I know he went through bad periods, even if he didn't want to write about it. I used to wrestle with that too. As a writer, you don't want to bore people with your own story. But you eventually realize that you're not the only one who is lonely or having problems.
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