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Rolling Stones songs: Drift Away
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Beginning to think that I’m wasting time/ I don’t understand the things I do…
Written by: Mentor Williams
Recorded: Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany, Nov. 13-24 1973; Rolling Stones Mobile, Stargroves, Newbury, England, Jan. 14-28-April; Island Studios, London, England, May 20-25 1974: Mick Jagger’s overduns at RAK Studios, London, England, Spring 2021
Guest musicians: Nicky Hopkins (piano). Billy Preston (organ)
From Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012:
Do you want to get lost in rock and roll? This is the Stones adequately do on Dobie Gray’s March 1973 Number 5 USA hit. Mick Jagger sings the lyrics with sparse accompaniment, save the piano work of Nicky Hopkins. Recorded live in the studio, it’s a typical studio run-through but very popular in outtake circles (till it’s official release) The songwriter is hard to detect: some credit Williams as in the producer of Dobie Gray, Mentor Williams or just Chandler. Drift Away was also covered on Rod Stewart’s Atlantic Crossing album in 1975.
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