Although it is cited as the beginning of the recording sessions of the album "Emotional Rescue", between January 5 to March 2, 1978, at the Pathé Marconi studios, Paris France; It is not quite correct, since these dates correspond in fact to the last sessions destined to "Some Girls", Lp published on June 9, 1978. The error, so to speak, is the outtake "Summer Romance", taken from that sessions.
Clarified this, "Emotional rescue" was conceived and developed in a very convulsive period within the band, almost in decomposition phase, full of interruptions due to personal problems related to justice, especially in the case of Keith Richards avoided going to prison, after paying bail, for possession of heroin while he was in a hotel in Canada. In addition, taking advantage of the group that Ron Wood had formed, The New Barbarians, to promote his solo album: " Gimme Some Neck", how Keith was forced to provide community services by giving a series of concerts in benefit of IAB (Institute of Assent for the Blind), in Oshawa, Ontario, Keith entered the Ron Wood formation.
The tour of The New Barbarians between April and May, 20 concerts in total, two in Canada and the rest in the United States, put a new parenthesis in the study work.
Mick Jagger was involved in the divorce of Bianca, Bill in the process of separation from Astrid, Ronnie also been arrested along with his partner Jo for possession of drugs in St-Maarten in the Caribbean.., and Keith, once again, with problems with Anita Pallenberg, now with an accidental death in the house they shared, which was under renovation, one of the masons, a 17-year-old boy, had been playing with her on Russian roulette and has blown his head off. The only one who seemed to be saved was Charlie, more concerned with hair loss. Under this climate the album "Some Girls" was developed and the following one, "Emotional Rescue".
So after the promotional tour of "Some Girls", on July 26, 1978 at the Alameda Coliseum, Oakland Ca.; tour did not have European part, the Rolling Stones locked themselves in the RCA studios of Los Angeles from August 26 to September 6 to rehearse new songs like: "My old Lady”; “Not the way to go”, “What gives you the right” o “I´ll let you know”; along with other classical themes of Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon o Jimmy Reed.
The following appointment took place already in The Bahamas, at the end of the month of January of 1979 until the middle of February in the studies Compass Point of Nassau. Where now if, the real recording sessions started with the first attempt on “Emotional Rescue”, “I´m think I´m gonna mad” o “Little T & A” and others outtakes: “Lonely at tghe top”; Gangter´s moll” ;”Let´s go steady again” o “What´s the matter”.
After the tour with The New Barbarian has finished, The Rolling Stones tired with everything that was happening around they, left the American continent in the direction of France, where once again in the Pathé Marconi studies, they resumed the sessions for "Emotional Rescue" on June 19, prolonging them throughout the summer with more songs: ”Dance”; “Down in the hole”; “Hang fire”; “Heaven”; “Indian girl”; “It´s a lie”; “Let me go”; “We had it all”; “send it to me” o “No use in crying”. Many of which ended in the next album "Tattoo you".
In November, Mick and Ketih began to make the first mixes, but a fight between them, for the musical direction of the group, interrupted again the evolution of "Emotional Rescue" and both remained almost a month without seeing each other until the end of January. Now in New York at the Electric Lady studios, the "glimmer twins" made peace and resumed the mixes. Mixes that according to Bill took longer than recording any other album.
Little by little, the project was taking form, thus at the end of March, the first acetate of the disc was made: “Down in the hole”; “She´s so cold”; “Claudine”; “We had it all”l; “·You Left me”; ·”Indian Girl”; “I think I´m gonna mad”; “Let me go”; “Emotional Rescue”; “Send it to me”; “Summer Romance”; “Where the boys go”;” Ain´t no use in crying”; “Dance”.
Before the end of that month , in New York was taken the famous thermographic photos that were later included in the album and its poster besides the promotional videos: “Emotional Rescue”, “She´s so cold” , “Where the boys go” y “Down in the hole”.
Between April and May more mixes and a new acetate, the one shown here.
1. Indian Girl.(6:38).
(Full length version).
2. Emorional Rescue.(5:43).
(Full length version).
3. Ain´t No Use In Crying.(3;26).
5. I´m Think I´m Going Mad.(3:53).
1. Let Me Go.(3:46).
2. Where The Boys Go.(3:44).
4. Summer Romance.(3:14).
5. Down In The Hole.(3:52).
6. We Had It All.(2:50).
An alternative version of the album, in early June and a single "Emotional Rescue" ready for publication on June 20. Three days later the album was distributed in the United States and a couple of days later, on the 27th in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. It remained at No. 1 in the United Kingdom for 18 weeks, two more in the United States.
1. Emotional Rescue.(3:39)
2. She´s So Cold.(3:59).
3. Send It To Me.(3;43).
4. In dian Girl.(4:23)
5. All About You.(4:18).
1. If I Was A Dancer.(5:51).
(A.k.a: Dance Pt.2).
2. Summer Romance.(3:16).
3. Where The Boys Go.(3:29).
4. Down In The Hole.(3:58).
5. Let Me Go.(3:51).
After this introduction, I bring you in the alternative version, two different mixes: one made for the single "Emotional Rescue" and other of "She's so cold", called "Clean Version", with a censored verse: "she's so goddamned cold" ; sent this way to the radio stations.
Finally, the acetate has been cleaned and remastered, song by song. https://www103.zippyshare.com/v/KwdJNx4Z/file.html And in it we can listen to unreleased songs as well as mixes totally different from the known ones.
The artwork, the one selected here,it was going to appear as a paper sleeve that enveloped the album of thermographic photographs, although later, the idea was abandoned, although there some were promotional copies. O.K friends, enjoy it and be happy always, with music better.!