Visions of Paradise

Mick Jagger

 

Mick Jagger released an incredibly powerful solo album Goddess In The Doorway in 2001. Oddly enough, the international sales for this disc were simply disappointing. Regardless of this bizarre fact, the music on the album and its CD singles remains outstanding.

"Visions Of Paradise" is the track that leads off the album. Joined by Rob Thomas and Matt Clifford on the composer credits, both vocalist Rob Thomas and guitarist Kyle Cook from Matchbox 20 aided Jagger on the recording.

Goddess In The Doorway is Jagger's fourth solo production. Working outside the Rolling Stones is not an easy endeavor, and Jagger's diverse choice of musical partners for this disc may have been the empowering ingredients necessary to make this a strong album.

Jagger's "If Things Could Be Different" features him on both electric guitar and acoustic guitar. The moderate-rock ballad has a pleasant melody. This appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese album version.

Jagger lets loose on the R&B drenched "Blue". Opening with a stinging guitar and his harp playing, this bluesy romp is worth searching out. Living Colour's rhythm section, drummer Will Calhoun and bassist Doug Wimbush, guest on this hot number.

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Virgin Records
March 2002