The Swift Making of ‘Hackney Diamonds’
“We do like four or five takes. ‘OK,’ and we move on,” Mick Jagger explained to The New York Times earlier this month. “So no one had time to really think, ‘Well, was this a good song? Should we be doing this song?’ Because I get introspective, you know. Is this song as good as the other one? Is this song like another one I’ve done? You can figure that out later. Let’s keep moving.”
“I wanted it to sound huge,” Watt noted. “Because they are larger than life. They’re the [expletive] Stones. When you listen to this album you should picture the Stones playing in a stadium, because that’s what they are.” You can hear “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” below.
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