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Rolling Stones songs: Everything Is Turning to Gold
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I’m tired, I’m tired of doing what I’m told/ Things are moving way too slow…
Also knows as: Time To Go
Written by: Jagger/Richard/Wood
Recorded: EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France, Oct. 10-Dec. 1977, Jan. 5-March 2 1978
Guest musicians: Mel Collins (sax)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012
Written by Jagger, Richards and Ron Wood, this was recorded between October and December 1977 at Pathé Marconi Studios, in Paris, France, and released in June 1978 in the US as a single as the B-side to “Shattered.” Stones guitarist Ron Wood explained: “I came up with the chorus when my son Jesse was born. It was inspired by him. I basically wrote the whole thing. Mick wrote the verses – there’s few verses actually, and the whole song relies on the choruses.”
This features Mel Collins on saxophone and Sugar Blue on harmonica. Collins was a popular horn player throughout the 1970s and ’80s, recording with the likes of Humble Pie, Uriah Heep, Bad Company and Bryan Ferry.
From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
“Everything Is Turning to Gold” was a studio-produced number. It was one of the first (and very rare) times that Ron Wood’s name appears as cocomposer (for “Hey Negrita” on Black and Blue, he is merely credited as the inspiration). Ron explained how this had come about to Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke (September 22, 2005): “I came up with the chorus
when my son Jesse was born. It was inspired by him. I basically wrote the whole thing. Mick wrote the verses—there’s few verses actually, and the whole song relies on the choruses.” Mick Jagger sings the words, I don’t care if your love grows cold / Found love in someone else’s home and Everything’s turning to gold. “Everything Is Turning to Gold” was left out when the final choice of tracks was made for Some Girls. It can be found, however, on the B-side of the fourth single taken from the album (with “Shattered” on the A-side)—a single intended for the American market—as well as on the compilation album Sucking the Seventies, issued in April 1981.
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