The unearthed track, recorded by the band in October 1974, is a blues-rock quantity with a head-bobbing groove.
Mick Jagger sings the strains: “Scarlet, why you wearing my heart, on your sleeve/ Where it ain’t supposed to be/ Scarlet, why you tearing my heart, all to pieces, it ain’t the way it’s supposed to be/ Scarlet, why are you keeping my heart, to yourself, it ain’t the way it’s supposed to be.”
Frontman Jagger recalled “first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith (Richards) in Ronnie (Wood)’s basement studio.”
“It was a great session,” the 76-year-old star mentioned in a press release.
Guitarist Keith Richards added: ”My recollection is we walked in on the finish of a Zeppelin session. They had been simply leaving, and we had been booked in subsequent and I imagine that Jimmy determined to remain. We weren’t truly reducing it as a track, it was mainly for a demo, an indication, you realize, simply to get the texture of it, but it surely got here out effectively, with a line-up like that, you realize, we higher use it.”
In a sequence of tweets, Page revealed that their jamming session changed into a “lock-in.”
“Keith kicked it off and I began to mould a riff around his guitar part to augment the arrangement,” he mentioned of the inventive course of.
“It began to lock-in pretty soon with the musicians and we all got a successful take that evening. I’d had a good time working with Keith.”
“Scarlet” will characteristic on the rock veterans’ upcoming September four reissue of the 1973 album “Goats Head Soup.”