"The Very Best of Mick Jagger" - Jagger, Mick

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Full Track Listing:

Disc One: CD:

  • God Gave Me Everything
  • Put Me In The Trash
  • Just Another Night
  • Don’t Tear Me Up
  • Charmed Life
  • Sweet Thing
  • Old Habits Die Hard (with Dave Stewart)
  • Dancing In The Street (with David Bowie)
  • Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)
  • Memo From Turner
  • Lucky In Love
  • Let’s Work
  • Joy (with Bono)
  • Don’t Call Me Up
  • Checkin’ Up On My Baby (with the Red Devils)
  • (You Got To Walk And) Don’t Look Back (with Peter Tosh)
  • Evening Gown

Disc Two: (DVD Deluxe Version)

  • Interview with Mick Jagger
  • God Gave Me Everything (Video)
  • Just Another Night (Video)
  • Sweet Thing (Video)
  • Let’s Work (Video)
  • Lucky in Love (Video)
  • Don’t Tear Me Up (Video)
  • Dancing in the Street (with David Bowie) (Video)
  • Joy (with Bono) (From the Documentary “Being Mick”)
  • (You Got to Walk and) Don’t Look Back (Saturday NIght Live, 1978)

Background Information

Mick Jagger is famous both as a solo artist, as well as being the front man for the Rolling Stones. The album “Goddess in the Doorway” was his fourth solo album and featured Bono on vocals on the song “Joy”. The album was recorded in the early half of 2001, and made use of Jagger’s home studio in the south of France. Bono’s portion of the album was recorded the day after the Elevation tour stop in Cologne, on July 14, 2001.

Jagger had the following to say about the track “Joy”: “I was in my little studio in France just playing the guitar and I just wrote it more or less straight out. Lyrically, I just filled in the gaps later. It was just a gospel song really, and I wrote it very quickly. As for Bono, when you’ve done so many records for so many years, you have to give young people a go. It worked really well – I’d already done the vocal, then I took it to him. He took it and did a lot of stream of consciousness at the end.”

The song is also included here on Mick Jagger’s first compilation of his work, titled “The Very Best of Mick Jagger”. The song as it appears here is the same version that appeared on the album “Goddess in the Doorway”. This compilation was released on October 1, 2007 in most of the world, and the next day in North America. A deluxe version of the compilation was also made available with a second disc in DVD format that featured a number of music videos. Also included on that DVD is a video of “Joy” including Bono, taken from the documentary film “Being Mick” which had been released in 2002.

Liner Notes

Produced by Matt Clifford and Mick Jagger. Mixed by Jack Joseph Puig. Recorded by Max Heyes. Additional recording: Mick Dolan. Mick Jagger: Lead and backing vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion. Bono: Lead vocals. Pete Townsend: Guitar. Matt Clifford: B3, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals. Ruby Turner: Backing vocals. Ian Thomas: Drums. Phil Spaulding: Bass.

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