The Rolling Stones – “Plundered My Soul”

Although Record Store Day always yields some high-profile goodies, this year the offerings were particularly noteworthy, with a new track from Blur and this “new” track from the Rolling Stones. Context: Next month the Stones re-release their ’72 classic Exile On Main St., re-mastered and stacked with some unheard tracks from the sessions. (Liz Phair, you have some unfinished business.) For RSD, RS gave one of them an early debut: “Plundered My Soul” saw a 7″ release (b/w a re-mastered “All Down The Line”) on 4/17, and given the infamous cabal of drugged-up hangers-on that marked the sessions, Mick’s “I thought you wanted my money but you plundered my soul” seems right, timely, and reflective.

“Plundered” will be one of ten “new” tracks included on Exile’s re-release, due 5/17 in the UK and 5/18 in the States with distribution via Universal Music Enterprises. (Others include “Dancing In The Light,” Following The River,” “Pass The Wine,” and alternate takes on “Loving Cup” and “Soul Survivor.”) Fallon’s hosting a Stones week kicking off 5/10 to celebrate the re-release, and Phish, who covered the album as one of their “Halloween costumes” this past 10/31, are confirmed (probably doing their live staple “Loving Cup”).