Overnight, The Rolling Stones released a never before heard version of ‘Dead Flowers’ from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
The alternate take plays up a bluesier, harder-rocking arrangement and finds Mick Jagger singing mostly without the faux-Southern accent he used on the more familiar version. In the alternate version, Ian Stewart’s honky-tonk piano line is harder to hear, sounding more like straightforward chording. Mashable reports the group recorded this take in 1970.
The track will appear on the bonus disc of deluxe editions of Sticky Fingers, which will come out on June 9th. Other notable outtakes that will appear on the reissue include a version of “Brown Sugar” that features Eric Clapton, an acoustic version of “Wild Horses” and alternate versions of “Bitch” and “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking.”
Listen to it today and tell us, do you like this version or the older version?