The Rolling Stones have enlisted the help of the Killers, and Jacques Lu Cont for a new remix/mashup of the Stones' new single, “Scarlet.” The original version of the tune is among the several archival tracks included on the upcoming Goats Head Soup deluxe reissue, set for release on September 4th. The track was originally recorded in 1974 with the help of Jimmy Page on lead guitar.
The new version with the Killers follows the Stones' recent “Scarlet” collaboration with The War On Drugs. Rolling Stone posted: “On the new rendition, the Killers and their frequent collaborator Lu Cont — one of producer Stuart David Price's pseudonyms — give the track a resonant, reverberating opening. It later builds with layers of symphonic touches, lending their take on the funky tune an anthemic, bright sheen.”
Whether it comes to the material on the Rolling Stones' albums, the band's touring logistics, or the nuts and bolts of their finances, Mick Jagger has long been known as one of rock's most intense perfectionists. He was asked whether or not he sees himself as a perfectionist, too: “I may be. I am in some things, but I mean, also know that there's only so far you can go in this kind of endeavor. I like a deadline, 'cause then after the deadline, y'know, you're done. 'Cause you can mess with this. And some people in all kinds of artistic endeavors — writing books, or making movies, or records — people love the process of it, so someone says at some point, “Mmm, I think you're done now, I think you've finished, What you've got is good enough.”