A handful of unreleased tracks will enrich "The Very Best of Mick Jagger," due Oct. 2 via Atlantic/Rhino. Chief among them is 1973's John Lennon-produced "Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)," which features Cream bassist Jack Bruce, Harry Nilsson on backing vocals and keyboardist Al Kooper, among others.
Two buried tracks from a session with producer Rick Rubin are seeing the light here: a cover of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Checkin' Up on My Baby" with Los Angeles blues band the Red Devils, and "Charmed Life," which has been remixed by producer Ashley Beedle.
Also featured on "Very Best" are Jagger's two biggest solo hits on the Billboard Hot 100: a cover of Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" with David Bowie (No. 7) and "Just Another Night" (No. 12). His collaboration with Peter Tosh on the Temptations' "(You've Got To Walk And) Don't Look Back" rounds out the track list.
Here is the track list for "The Very Best of Mick Jagger":
God Gave Me Everything
Put Me in the Trash
Just Another Night
Don't Tear Me Up
Old Habits Die Hard
Dancing in the Street
Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup) - produced by JOHN LENNON
Memo From Turner
Lucky in Love
Don't Call Me Up
Checkin' Up on My Baby
(You Gotta Walk And) Don't Look Back