Silver Train (song)

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"Silver Train"
Song by The Rolling Stones
from the album Goats Head Soup
GenreRock and roll, blues-rock
LabelRolling Stones/Atlantic
Songwriter(s)Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Producer(s)Jimmy Miller
Goats Head Soup track listing
10 tracks
Side one
  1. "Dancing with Mr. D"
  2. "100 Years Ago"
  3. "Coming Down Again"
  4. "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"
  5. "Angie"
Side two
  1. "Silver Train"
  2. "Hide Your Love"
  3. "Winter"
  4. "Can You Hear the Music?"
  5. "Star Star"

"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.

Live performances[edit]

The song was played four 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]