Keith Richards just signed a new worldwide with BMG, which secured itself the legendary guitarist's solo solocatalogue.
The agreement brings together Richards’ 1978 debut solo single and four solo albums from 1988-2010, alongside his publishing that BMG has represented since 2013.
To mark the 40th anniversary of Richards’ debut solo release, a 1978 recording of the Christmas classic "Run Rudolph Run", BMG will release a limited edition 45rpm 12” on red vinyl, remixed and remastered by longtime collaborator Steve Jordan. The November 23rd North AmericanRecord Store Day exclusive includes a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s ‘The Harder They Come,' a version of ‘Pressure Drop’ featuring Toots & The Maytals, and a “Santa Keith” holiday card featuring a greeting from Richards himself.
The Record Store Day exclusive follows BMG’s recent digital re-release of Richards’ solo albums "Talk Is Cheap", "Main Offender", and the studio/live compilation "Vintage Vinos" on all streaming platforms. Upcoming physical reissues will include deluxe and expanded CDs and LPs, extensive boxsets, and additional special projects to be announced soon, including the first ever digital release of "Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1998".
BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch stated:
It has been a pleasure to build a relationship with Keith and his exceptional team over the past five years. It is a real honor now to extend that relationship even further to work with his classic solo releases.
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