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Also known as ‘What Are You Gonna Do With My Love?’, ‘Your Love’ Written by: Jagger/Richards Recorded: EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France, Apr. 8-June 17 1985; RPM Studios, NYC, USA, July 16-Aug. 17 1985 Guest musicians: Tom Waits (piano), Kirsty MacColl, Patti Scialfa, Don Covay and Bobby Womack (backing vocals)
From Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012: The band are joined on this gospel track by their guest artists who perform a credible vocal-orientated song. Mick Jagger takes the lead vocals and Keith Richards the backing vocals. Kirsty MacColl, Patti Scialfa, Don Covay and Bobby Womack do the gospel invocation of “your love”. Tom Waits possibly plays the piano at the session in New York. He was recoding his next album RAIN DOGS in New York at the same time as the Stones and Keith took time out to play on a couple of tracks. What Am I Gonna Do With Your Love? started life in Paris under the title Your Love with Chuck Leavell (or possible one of the Glimmers) on electric piano. Keith directs the vocals and the song’s tempo is worked on by Mick.
About The Rolling Stones’ DIRTY WORK album
Dirty Work is the 18th British and 20th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1986. The album was recorded under difficult circumstances, as tensions and conflicts arose between band members during the recording process. Richards and Jagger, the band’s two principal songwriters, were at odds with one another for the majority of the 1980s. Nearly every member of the band had been focusing on side projects or solo albums over the previous few years. It was uncommon for all five of the band’s principal members to be present at the same time during recording sessions; these absences included guitarist Ronnie Wood, drummer Charlie Watts, and bassist Bill Wyman.
The former member and regular piano contributor Ian Stewart, who passed away just before the album’s release, would appear on it for the final time. As a result, several guest musicians, including guitarists Jimmy Page and Bobby Womack, were featured on the album. Ivan Neville and Chuck Leavell, who would stay with the band for decades, played the keyboards. Unlike most Stones albums, this one didn’t have a supporting tour because the band members couldn’t get along well enough to perform together live. The album’s recording sessions took place from March to April 1985 at the Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, France. The band was unable to use their preferred recording studio in the Netherlands due to the country’s tax laws.
Despite the challenges faced during the recording process, Dirty Work managed to produce some notable tracks, including “Harlem Shuffle” and “One Hit (To the Body)“. The album received mixed reviews from critics, but it was still a commercial success, reaching high chart positions in various countries.