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05 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - The complete solo album catalogue of one of the most iconic figures in British rock is coming to vinyl. Mick Jagger's four studio records in his own name, issued between 1985 and 2001, will be released as heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl editions on December 6. The albums are She's The Boss (1985), Primitive Cool (1987), Wandering Spirit (1993) and Goddess In The Doorway (2001).

The quartet of albums amply demonstrate the creative reach of the Rolling Stones frontman as an artist in his own right. Jagger's solo work shows the broad artistic palette that has influenced countless subsequent rock frontmen. To borrow one of their titles, they're a timely reminder of what a wandering creative spirit he continues to be.

The albums have been newly remastered from analogue tape transfers* via the revolutionary Half-Speed Mastering system, by celebrated engineer Miles Showell at London's Abbey Road Studios. This high audio definition remastering treatment, which creates the finest audio quality vinyl pressings available, was recently used for all the albums in the acclaimed boxed set The Rolling Stones Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971 – 2016. The Jagger albums all feature printed inner bags with lyrics.

Jagger released various projects in his own name earlier in his unparalleled career, but after his cameo on the Jacksons' 1984 “Single State Of Shock”, it was 1985's She's The Boss that officially opened his solo album account. Recorded at Compass Point in the Bahamas, it was produced by Mick with Bill Laswell and Nile Rodgers and included the Billboard rock chart No. 1 and pop hit “Just Another Night”. Other guests included Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend and Herbie Hancock. Jagger performed songs from the album that year at Live Aid.

Primitive Cool, made in the Netherlands and Barbados, followed in 1987, this time co-produced by the artist with Keith Diamond and David A. Stewart. It featured the flagship single “Let's Work” and “Party Doll”, later covered by Americana original Mary Chapin Carpenter. Mick subsequently toured the album in Japan and Australia.

1993's Wandering Spirit showcased the potent production pairing of Jagger and Rick Rubin and had Jagger at his incomparably energetic best on songs like the swaggering “Wired All Night”. It also saw him exploring and expanding his country, soul and funk roots, including the hit single “Sweet Thing” and a cover of Bill Withers' “Use Me”, featuring vocals by Lenny Kravitz. Other guests included Flea, Courtney Pine, Benmont Tench and Billy Preston. The album was certified gold in the US.

Jagger's most recent solo album, 2001's Goddess In The Doorway, was produced by Jagger with Marti Frederiksen and long-time collaborator Matt Clifford. There were production cameos by Chris Potter, Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis and Lenny Kravitz, the latter on the rock hit “God Gave Me Everything”. Bono and Pete Townshend both appeared on “Joy”, and the album also included the single “Visions Of Paradise”, co-written with Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas.


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She's The Boss* [1LP]

A1           Lonely At The Top

A2           1/2 A Loaf

A3           Running Out Of Luck

A4           Turn The Girl Loose

A5           Hard Woman


B1           Just Another Night

B2           Lucky In Love

B3           Secrets

B4           She's The Boss


Primitive Cool* [1LP]

A1           Throwaway

A2           Let's Work

A3           Radio Control

A4           Say You Will

A5           Primitive Cool


B1           Kow Tow

B2           Shoot Off Your Mouth

B3           Peace For The Wicked

B4           Party Doll

B5           War Baby


Wandering Spirit [2LP - for the first time]

A1           Wired All Night 

A2           Sweet Thing       

A3           Out Of Focus     


B1           Don't Tear Me Up            

B2           Put Me In The Trash

B3           Use Me

B4           Evening Gown


C1           Mother Of A Man

C2           Think

C3           Wandering Spirit


D1           Hang On To Me Tonight

D2           I've Been Lonely For So Long

D3           Angel In My Heart

D4           Handsome Molly


Goddess In The Doorway [2LP]

A1           Visions Of Paradise

A2           Joy

A3           Dancing In The Starlight


B1           God Gave Me Everything

B2           Hide Away

B3           Don't Call Me Up


C1           Goddess In The Doorway

C2           Lucky Day

C3           Everybody Getting High


D1           Gun

D2           Too Far Gone    

D3           Brand New Set Of Rules

D4          Goddess In The Doorway (Cocktail Version) [Hidden track]


* mastered from original analogue transfers


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