Keith Richards will release a limited edition super-deluxe boxset of Main Offender on 18 March 2022 via BMG. The package includes Winos Live In London ’92, a performance recorded at the Town and Country Club in Kentish Town.
“This is the second time around, and the Winos are kind of developing,” Keith says, “and if I can keep those guys together for as long as I can, it’s one of the best bands in the world. It’s a very intriguing band, and the potential is only just starting to show itself.
“If I hadn’t have taken the Winos on the road, this record would probably have been totally different than it is.
“I tried to avoid making too much sense on this record because to me that ambiguity and mystery, and a little provocation to make you think, is something far more powerful and more important than just wagging your finger and saying, ‘I know what he’s saying don’t do this, do that.’
“If you’re a musician, silence is your canvas, and you never want to fill in the whole thing because then you’ve just covered it all.
“One of the most interesting parts about music is where you don’t play.”
Main Offender was first released in October 1992, four years after Talk Is Cheap.
The lineup features the much-loved X-Pensive Winos, drummer and long-time collaborator Steve Jordan, who recently drummed with the Rolling Stones on their 2021 No Filter Tour of the US, guitarist Waddy Wachtel, bassist Charley Drayton, keyboard player Ivan Neville, singer Sarah Dash and backing vocalists Bernard Fowler and Babi Floyd.
The boxset includes
- 180g Smoke Colored LP & CD of the fully remastered Main Offender album
- Previously unreleased Winos Live In London ’92 on 180g double LP & CD
- All audio remastering overseen by original producer and X-Pensive Wino Steve Jordan
- 88-page, leather-bound book with never-before-seen photos and Keith’s handwritten lyrics
- Main Offender tour guitar pick, bumper sticker, promotional posters, and more.
Also available in 2CD Mediabook, Limited 1LP Red 180g Vinyl, 1LP Black 180g Vinyl, 1CD Digipak and digital formats. For more details visit keithrichardsbmg.lnk.to/mo30PR
Main Offender Tracklisting
2. Wicked As It Seems
4. Words Of Wonder
5. Yap Yap
7. Hate It When You Leave
8. Runnin’ Too Deep
9. Will But You Won’t
Winos Live In London ‘92 Tracklisting
1. Take It So Hard
3. Wicked As It Seems
4. How I Wish
5. Gimme Shelter
6. Hate It When You Leave
7. Before They Make Me Run
9. Will But You Won’t
12. Whip It Up