Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: September 1993, November 1993-April 1994
Recording locations: Sandymount Studios, Ron Wood's home, St. Kildare, Ireland; Windmill Lane
Recording, Dublin, Ireland; & A&M Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins Chief engineer: Don Smith
Never performed onstage
6-string bass: Max Baca
Acoustic guitars: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Pedal steel guitar: Ron Wood
Lap steel guitar: Ron Wood
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmony vocal: Keith Richards
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bernard Fowler & Ivan Neville
Organ: Chuck Leavell
Button accordion: Flaco Jimenez
Percussion: Luis Jardim
Mick and I were singing straight into the mike together, which we haven't done for a long time. Mainly for technical reasons, we would do harmony separately. In fact, Don Was was the one who said, Go and do it together. Mick and I have always been able to do that, because I can follow him and he can follow me, you know? We know where to put it.
The guitar interplay between Keith and myself on a track like Sweethearts is something that just evolves without words. It is done during the playing thanks to some kind of miracle that is born in the two of us.
That's the lap steel (on there). It's an old one I got for $150 from an old lady's attic.
The great thing is that Mick and Keith are getting along so much better now. Whenever they felt a little feud coming up, they would say, I guess we better do "Sweethearts Together", to cool things down. They do nice harmony.
(W)hen they were at A&M Studio in Hollywood to work on Voodoo Lounge, I went there and wasn't quite sure what they wanted. Mick let me hear the song once or twice, and at the third time I took my accordion and played, just trying. I told Mick, All right, let me hear it once again and I'll do the thing you can record. And Jagger said, Got you, we just recorded it... It was hit and run and one hour and a half later I was outside again. Not demanding, very cool guys, who know exactly what they want, very professional and very relaxed. So normal and so steady that I only realized Oh man, I just played with the Rolling Stones, when I was back home.
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