Written by: Jagger/Richard
Recorded: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, May 13-18 1968
Guest musicians: Nicky Hopkins (piano)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012
Blood Red Wine is a slow track with strumming acoustic guitar and a smooth piano providing the back-drop for Mick Jagger’s mournful vocals. The lyrics offer contrasting imagery ‘I got red blood, and I got blood red wine which I bring you, when the snow lies heavy on the ground. If you get cold I wrap my coat around…don’t you stay on that snowy ground’
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