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Rolling Stones songs: How Can I Stop
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It’s too easy to lay here at your feet/ I couldn’t take the heat…

Written by: Jagger/Richards
Recorded: Ocean Way Recording Studios, Hollywood, USA, March 13-July 1997
Guest musicians: Waddy Wachtel (guitar and piano), Don Was (piano), Jeff Sarli (bass), Jim Keltner (percussion), Blondie Chaplin (tambourine and piano), Blondie Chaplin and Bernard Fowler (background vocals), Wayne Shorter (saxophone)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012

From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
Another Keith Richards love song… You offer me/All your love and
sympathy/Sweet affection baby/It’s killing me
. “How Can I Stop” is not
about one specific woman any more than his other love songs, which are
mostly “about imaginary loves, a compilation of women you’ve known,”
writes Keith, adding that “‘How Can I Stop’ is a real song from the heart.
Perhaps everyone’s getting old.” This would explain why there is no
reference to Anita Pallenberg or Patti Hansen… The closing track on
Bridges to Babylon was also the last to be recorded. Don Was recalls that a
car was even waiting outside the studio to whisk Charlie Watts to the
airport. The ensemble is superb. The atmosphere is not so very far from the
gentle soul harmonies of the vocal group the Chi-Lites (“A Lonely Man”),
with, as a bonus, a majestic soprano sax solo from the great Wayne Shorter
at the end.

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