Talk Is Cheap CD (2007)

Artist: Keith Richards

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Label Emd/virgin
SKU 60074727
UPC 077778607922
UPC 14 00077778607922
Format CD
Release Date 9/18/2007
Author Keith Richards
Associated Artist/Work Jimmy Rogers All-Stars (The)
Artist Influence B.B. King
Artist Influence Bo Diddley
Artist Influence Buddy Holly
Artist Influence Carl Perkins (Rockabilly)
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
Artist Influence Elmore James
Artist Influence Elvis Presley
Artist Influence Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones)
Artist Influence Hank Marvin
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Howlin' Wolf
Artist Influence Jimmy Reed
Artist Influence John Lee Hooker
Artist Influence Lightnin' Hopkins
Artist Influence Muddy Waters
Artist Influence Robert Johnson
Artist Contemporary Alexis Korner
Artist Contemporary Bob Dylan
Artist Contemporary Dan Baird
Artist Contemporary Dave Davies
Artist Contemporary Eric Clapton
Artist Contemporary Faces
Artist Contemporary George Harrison
Artist Contemporary Graham Bond
Artist Contemporary Groundhogs
Artist Contemporary Ian McLagan
Artist Contemporary Izzy Stradlin
Artist Contemporary J. Geils Band
Artist Contemporary Jeff Beck
Artist Contemporary John Fogerty
Artist Contemporary John Mayall
Artist Contemporary John Phillips
Artist Contemporary Little Feat
Artist Contemporary Lowell George
Artist Contemporary Nicky Hopkins
Artist Contemporary Paul Butterfield
Artist Contemporary Pete Townshend
Artist Contemporary Peter Green
Artist Contemporary Peter Wolf (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Rod Stewart
Artist Contemporary Ron Wood
Artist Contemporary Ronnie Lane
Artist Contemporary The Animals
Artist Contemporary The Black Crowes
Artist Contemporary The Georgia Satellites
Artist Contemporary The Pretty Things
Artist Contemporary The Yardbirds
Artist Contemporary Tom Waits
Artist Follower Alejandro Escovedo
Artist Follower Chris Rea
Artist Follower Dave Alvin
Artist Follower Free
Artist Follower Joe Perry Project (Guitar)
Artist Follower Johnny Thunders
Artist Follower Jon Spencer (Rock)
Artist Follower Mark Knopfler
Artist Follower Nashville Pussy
Artist Follower Ry Cooder
Artist Follower Southern Culture on the Skids
Artist Follower Stevie Ray Vaughan
Artist Follower The Black Crowes
Artist Follower The Georgia Satellites
Artist Follower The Replacements
Artist Follower The White Stripes
Technical Info
Engineer David Dorn; Richard Moakes; Paul Milner; Robert Berry; Richard Ealey; Julio Pena; Roger Talkov; David Kennedy; Don Smith; Donald Smith; Joe Blaney; Joe Ferla; David Dorn; Richard Moakes; Paul Milner; Robert Berry; Richard Ealey; Julio Pena; Noah Barton; R
Producer Keith Richards; Steve Jordan; Keith Richards; Steve Jordan
CatalogID CDV 2554
Lable Name Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Released 12/31/1988
Original Release 1988
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 46m : 48s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00077778607922
Musical Guests
Michael Doucet
Maceo Parker
Buckwheat Zydeco
Ivan Neville
Johnnie Johnson
Bernie Worrell
Bootsy Collins
Patti Scialfa
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Keith Richards (vocals, guitar, percussion); Waddy Wachtel (guitar); Michael Doucet (violin); Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural (accordion); Maceo Parker (alto saxophone); Bobby Keys (tenor & baritone saxophone); Johnnie Johnson (piano); Ivan Neville (piano, keyboards); Bernie Worrell (organ, clavinet); Chuck Leavell (organ); "Bootsy" Collins, Joey Spampinato (bass); Charley Drayton (bass, drums, vocals), Steve Jordan (drums, percussion, bass, background vocals); Sarah Dash, Patti Scialfa, Sam Butler (background vocals).
Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat, Switzerland and Le Studio, Montreal, Canada.
All songs co-written by Keith Richards and Steve Jordan.
Composers: Keith Richards; Steve Jordan .
Personnel: Keith Richards (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, background vocals); Keith Richards; Stanley Dural (accordion); Jimmi Kinnard, Ben Cauly, Gary Topper, Jimmi Kinnard, Willie Mitchell, Ben Cauley (horns); Joey Spampinato, Bootsy Collins (bass guitar); Sam Bulter, Sam Butler (background vocals); Sarah Dash (vocals, background vocals); Waddy Wachtel (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar); Mick Taylor (guitar); Michael Doucet (violin); Maceo Parker (alto saxophone); Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); The Memphis Horns (horns, percussion); James Mitchell , Andrew Love, Jack Hale (horns); Ivan Neville (piano, keyboards); Johnnie Johnson (piano); Bernie Worrell (Clavinet, organ); Chuck Leavell (organ); Steve Jordan (bass guitar, drums, congas, percussion, background vocals); Charley Drayton (drums, background vocals); Patti Scialfa (background vocals); Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural.
Audio Mixers: Don Smith ; Joe Blaney.
Recording information: Air Studios Montserrat, Montreal, Canada; Atlantic Studios; Bermuda Sound Recording Studios; HIt Factory; House of Music; Le Studio, Montreal, Canada; Royal Recording Studio; Studio 900; Studio, Montreal, Canada; The Hit Factory, New York, NY.
Photographer: Sante d'Orazio.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jack Hale; Andrew Love; James Mitchell ; James J. Mitchell; Gary Topper; Jimmi Kinnard; Willie Mitchell; Ben Cauley.
Arranger: Willie Mitchell.
The first solo outing from Mr. Rock & Roll himself, TALK IS CHEAP is a solid, rootsy effort with something for everyone. The opening cut, "Big Enough," mines a deep funk groove (abetted by veteran funksters Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic fame) and makes it clear that the set will not be pure Stones revival. While "Take It So Hard" kicks off with the clarion call of Keith Richards's signature guitar sound and echoes the vibe of Stones songs "Happy" and "Tumbling Dice," it lays claim to its own distinctive mood.
"I Could Have Stood You Up" hearkens back to the swinging rock & roll of the 1950s, complete with doo-wop backing vocals and honky-tonk piano, before segueing into mid-tempo, emotive tracks "Make No Mistake" and "You Don't Move Me," recalling late-'70s Dylan. Approaching the album's end, the melancholic "Locked Away" provides an antidote to the head-bobbing rhythm of "Rockawhile" and the angular closing punch of "It Means a Lot." Richards's understated vocal delivery and blues-drenched guitar lines (which manage to sound simultaneously clean, spare, and gloriously sleazy) earmark this fine collection of tunes.
Artist Overview
Best known as lead guitarist and musical mastermind of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards's modern re-interpretation of American blues, rock & roll, and country influences, along with an unconventional guitar tuning, provided the template for countless now-classic signature riffs. Outside the Stones, with his group the X-Pensive Winos, he performed and recorded some characteristically gritty, bluesy music that highlighted exactly what he brings to the Stones' musical table. While his whiskey-etched physique would become a trademark -- more than one comedian noted Richards would survive an apocalypse -- it is merely a tribute to his resilience and musical legend.
Disc 1
1 Big Enough
2 Take It So Hard
3 Struggle
4 I Could Have Stood You Up
5 Make No Mistake
6 You Don't Move Me
7 How I Wish
8 Rockawhile
9 Whip It Up
10 Locked Away
11 It Means A Lot
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