Rolling Stones Release Alternate ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ From ‘Sticky Fingers’ Reissue
The song, which you can hear above, follows the acoustic version of "Wild Horses" that came out a couple weeks ago, and offers a somewhat more refined, jam-free version of the "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" Stones fans know and love. Remaining unreleased cuts on the reissue, some of which will presumably make their way online prior to its June 9 arrival, include a version of "Brown Sugar" that features Eric Clapton and an alternate take of "Bitch."
As previously reported, the reissue was initially slated to appear in stores earlier, but a glitch with the album art caused a delay. Just as it did with the original pressing in 1971, the working zipper on the cover has proven difficult to manufacture.
In the meantime, the Stones will return to the road for their summer Zip Code Tour, which begins May 24 in San Diego and is scheduled to continue through July 15. Rumors suggested the group would perform Sticky Fingers in its entirety during these shows, but that seems unlikely; as Mick Jagger put it, "It's got quite a few slow songs on it."
Also currently up in the air are any plans to end the band's 10-year drought between albums of new material. While Jagger has gone on record as saying he'd like to get back in the studio with the Stones, nothing appears to be in the works — though fans can look forward to the possibility that Keith Richards' new solo album could be in stores this year, perhaps accompanied by a tour.
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