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ROLLING STONES UNRELEASED: ‘MISS YOU’ (early long version, 1977)

Rolling Stones unreleased: Miss You (early long version)

Written by: Jagger/Richards
Recorded: Pathé Marconi Studios, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Oct-Dec. 1977
Guest musicians: Ian McLagan (piano)

From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
“Mick told me that he wrote ‘Miss You’ for me but he probably told lots of girls that,” reveals Jerry Hall, who embarked on a relationship with Jagger in 1977, when his marriage with Bianca was on the rocks. The Jagger of “Miss You” is very different from the one responsible for the misogynistic tirades of the sixties. The protagonist in the song is pining for his loved one,
and various images are used to convey the mental torment of solitude. Musically, “Miss You” is the Stones’ contribution to the tidal wave of disco. “A lot of those songs like ‘Miss You’ on Some Girls, and later ‘Undercover’ and things like that, were heavily influenced by going to the discos. You can hear it in a lot of those ‘four on the floor’ rhythms and the Philadelphia-style drumming,” explains Charlie Watts. Mick Jagger would also acknowledge that the song was in the spirit of the times, and “… that’s what made that record take off.”

Released as a single (with “Far Away Eyes” on the flip side), “Miss You” reached number 1 in several countries including one week in the United States (where it remained on the charts for twenty weeks, longer than any of the other Stones songs that had previously entered the Billboard chart), France, and Canada, number 2 in the Netherlands, and number 3 in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Ireland…

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