Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap



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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

30th Anniversary Edition on 180-gram vinyl LP!

Remastered from the original tapes by original producer Steve Jordan!

By the mid-1980s, the relationship between Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards was tense and fraying visibly. In pursuit of pop stardom, Jagger had released his first solo album, She's the Boss, in early 1985 while Richards' first priority was always the Stones.

In 1988, on a break from his band the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards released his first ever solo album, Talk Is Cheap. This universally respected debut is an 11-track masterclass in everything that's good about rock 'n roll and features guest appearances from an all-star cast including Sarah Dash, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, the Memphis Horns, Patti Scialfa and Mick Taylor. Remastered from the original tapes by Richards' collaborator, Steve Jordan, the album's joyous swagger is re-energized and permeates through each and every song.

Richards had a clear vision of the musical direction he wanted to pursue, however, which resulted in an 11-song collection that documents where the guitarist's muse was leading him at the time. The album earned a fair amount of critical acclaim, Rolling Stone magazine's David Fricke writing at the time, "indeed, Richards's first solo album is a masterpiece of underachievement. He does nothing more or less than what he's always done on Stones records, slicing and dicing classic blues and Berryesque motifs into junkyard-dog guitar growls, singing in a shaky tortured-tonsil yelp that makes Jagger sound like Metropolitan Opera material."

Thirty years later, Talk Is Cheap holds up quite well, actually...since the guitarist used a basic musical blueprint of rock, blues, soul and funk that his pick-up band was immanently qualified to create. Released in 1988, Richards' debut solo album, the RIAA gold-certified Talk Is Cheap featured the hit "Take It So Hard" (U.K. Top 5) and "You Don't Move Me" (U.S. Top 20).

Talk Is Cheap sounds as good today as it did 30 years ago; in Keith's own words: "As fresh as the day it was made."

• 30th Anniversary Edition
• 180g Black Vinyl LP
• Original LP tracklist
• Remastered from the original tapes by Steve Jordan


Side 1
Big Enough (2019 - Remaster)
Take It So Hard (2019 - Remaster)
Struggle (2019 - Remaster)
I Could Have Stood You Up (2019 - Remaster)
Make No Mistake (2019 - Remaster)
You Don't Move Me (2019 - Remaster)

Side 2
How I Wish (2019 - Remaster)
Rockawhile (2019 - Remaster)
Whip It Up (2019 - Remaster)
Locked Away (2019 - Remaster)
It Means A Lot (2019 - Remaster)

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