Mick Jagger - The Very Best of Mick Jagger

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Posted on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 8:50am
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Rhino Records/Atlantic


Album Overview

The Very Best of Mick Jagger is a compilation album that was released worldwide on 1 October 2007 and the following day in the United States on WEA/Rhino Records. This 17-track release is the first ever overview of Mick Jagger's solo career.

The collection includes singles, album tracks, and collaborations with John Lennon, David Bowie, Bono, Lenny Kravitz, Peter Tosh, Ry Cooder, David A. Stewart and Jeff Beck among others. It includes three previously unreleased songs:

  • "Too Many Cooks", produced by John Lennon and recorded by Jagger in 1973 in Los Angeles. The track features guitarists Danny Kortchmar and Jesse Ed Davis, keyboardist Al Kooper, bassist Jack Bruce, drummer Jim Keltner and, on backing vocals, singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. Neither Lennon nor Bill Wyman, who was present at the session, appear on the track.
  • "Checking Up on My Baby", recorded in 1992 with L.A. blues band, The Red Devils.
  • "Charmed Life", recorded while Jagger was working on Wandering Spirit with producer Rick Rubin. Jagger had sketched it out (with his daughter Karis Jagger on backing vocals), but then decided the track didn't fit with the rest of the album. The version on Very Best is remixed by producer Ashley Beadle. The song was also released as a promo single with various remixes, and reached the Top 20 on Billboard's Hot Dance Singles chart in early 2008.

A special edition with DVD was also released with more than 72 minutes of content, including an extensive interview with Mick Jagger from early/mid-2007, nine videos, and extras.

Jagger has promoted the album through interviews including a special for Rolling Stone, a comprehensive Q&A with fans on the BBC web site and TV appearances. He also re-launched his web site with audio, video, photos and more information about this compilation and his solo work in general.

The album debuted in the British chart at No. 57 with sales of nearly 4,000 copies and in the American chart at No. 77 selling 11,846 copies during the first week.


1God Gave Me Everything3:32

Written-By: Lenny Kravitz
Written-By: Mick Jagger

2Put Me In The Trash3:34

Written-By: Jimmy Rip
Written-By: Mick Jagger

3Just Another Night5:15

Written-By: Mick Jagger

4Don't Tear Me Up4:12

Written-By: Mick Jagger

5Charmed Life3:35

Written-By: Mick Jagger

6Sweet Thing4:18

Written-By: Mick Jagger

7Old Habits Die Hard4:24

Written-By: David A. Stewart
Written-By: Mick Jagger

8Dancing In The Street3:18

Written-By: Ivy Jo Hunter
Written-By: Marvin Gaye
Written-By: William Stevenson

9Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)4:04

Written-By: Angelo Bond
Written-By: Edith Wayne
Written-By: Ron Dunbar

10Memo From Turner4:03

Written-By: Jagger-Richards

11Lucky In Love5:02

Written-By: Carlos Alomar
Written-By: Mick Jagger

12Let's Work4:44

Written-By: David A. Stewart
Written-By: Mick Jagger


Written-By: Mick Jagger

14Don't Call Me Up5:13

Written-By: Mick Jagger

15Checkin' Up On My Baby3:21

Written-By: Sonny Boy Williamson

16(You Got To Walk And) Don't Look Back5:17

Written-By: Ronald White
Written-By: Smokey Robinson

17Evening Gown3:32

Written-By: Mick Jagger


  • Compilation Producer: Mick Jagger
  • Executive Producer: Lisa Portman
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Bill Laswell
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: David A. Stewart
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Jack Nitzsche
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: John Lennon
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Lenny Kravitz
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Marti Frederiksen
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Matt Clifford
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Mick Jagger
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Peter Tosh
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Rick Rubin
  • Producer [Original Recordings]: Robbie Shakespeare


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