Silver Train (song)

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"Silver Train"
Song by The Rolling Stones from the album Goats Head Soup
Released 1973
Genre Rock and roll, blues-rock
Length 4:26
Label Rolling Stones/Atlantic
Writer(s) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Producer(s) Jimmy Miller
Goats Head Soup track listing

"Silver Train" is a song by the rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, from their 1973 album, Goats Head Soup.[1] The lyrics deal with the singer's relationship with a prostitute.[2] Recording of the song had already begun in 1970 during sessions for Sticky Fingers. It also was the B-Side to the single "Angie", which went to No. 1 in the US and top 5 in the UK.

Rolling Stone critic Bud Scoppa had this to say of the song:

Johnny Winter had heard a demo of the tune and recorded a cover of it for his album Still Alive and Well in 1973 (Columbia Records). Song written for Johnny Winter by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards. His album's version was released even before Goats Head Soup.[2] The Black Crowes have also covered the song live.[4] Silver Train also appears on the Carla Olson / Mick Taylor "Too Hot For Snakes" album first released in 1991 and reissued autumn of 2012.

The song was played 4 times in 1973 and wasn't played again until 2014 in Tokyo and Brisbane on the 14 On Fire tour with Mick Taylor, who played on it originally, as a special guest.[5]