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Rolling Stones release never heard before 1974 track 'Scarlet'

The Rolling Stones released Scarlet, a 1974 song the public has never heard before, on Wednesday. File Photo By Gary I Rothstein/UPI
The Rolling Stones released "Scarlet," a 1974 song the public has never heard before, on Wednesday. File Photo By Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo

July 22 (UPI) -- Legendary rock band The Rolling Stones shared on YouTube Wednesday the lyric video for a previously unreleased 1974 track called "Scarlet."

The song -- which is also available for sale on digital platforms -- features Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and Blind Faith bassist Rick Grech. It will appear on the group's multi-format release of Goats Head Soup 2020, which is set to go on sale on Sept. 4.

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"I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie's basement studio. It was a great session," Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger said in a statement about "Scarlet."

"My recollection is we walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session," Stones guitarist Keith Richards added. "They were just leaving, and we were booked in next and I believe that Jimmy decided to stay. We weren't actually cutting it as a track, it was basically for a demo, a demonstration, you know, just to get the feel of it, but it came out well, with a line up like that, you know, we better use it."

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The Stones recently released the new song "Living in a Ghost Town," which was recorded before the coronavirus pandemic brought the music industry to a standstill.

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