Jagger impressed with album he never released

Remixing his solo hits for a new best of package convinced Mick Jagger to revisit an album he recorded with producer Rick Rubin and vowed never to release.

Remixing his solo hits for a new best of package convinced Mick Jagger to revisit an album he recorded with producer Rick Rubin and vowed never to release.

Jagger and Rubin recorded King King with Los Angeles blues band The Red Devils in a day during the sessions that became the rocker's 1992 album Wandering Spirit.

But perfectionist Jagger was unhappy with the end results and decided not to release the album - much to Rubin's surprise.

In a recent interview, the hip-hop pioneer-turned-superproducer urged Jagger to reconsider, stating: "It's incredible, (but) it's up to Mick. He's the artist… he gets to do what he wants to do. But it's great, and I hope it comes out."

And, while remixing his back catalogue for new album 'The Very Best of Mick Jagger', the Rolling Stones frontman admits the King King session has stood the test of time.

He said: "The difficult decision I was faced with when listening to the tracks I recorded with The Red Devils, and having to choose only one, reminded me what a great band they were."

The track that features on the new best of is Jagger's version of blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson's 'Checkin' Up On My Baby'.

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