Keith Richards Will Release “Main Offender” 30th Anniversary Box-Set

Keith Richards Will Release “Main Offender” 30th Anniversary Box-Set | Society Of Rock Videos

ROSKILDE, DENMARK - JULY 03: Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones headlines the Roskilde Festival 2014 on July 3, 2014 in Roskilde, Denmark. (Photo by Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images)

The second solo album of Keith Richards ‘Main Offender’ will reissue its expanded 30th anniversary version on March 18.

First released in October 1992, Main Offender followed Richards’ solo full-length debut Talk Is Cheap after four years. The upcoming new version of the LP comes as a two-CD set in a special deluxe box set with a 88-page leather-bound book featuring notes and exclusive photos. It will be available on vinyl in limited red, black, and smoke-colored LPs.

It includes a collection of archival material dating back to the album’s initial release and previously unreleased recordings from Richards’ ‘Winos Live In London 1992’ show, which took place at the Town & Country Club in Kentish Town, London.

In an interview, Richards stated:

“This is the second time around & the Winos are kind of developing – 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.”

Richards shared a live version of ‘How I Wish’ alongside an official accompanying lyric video, check it out below.

‘Main Offender’ tracklist:

1. ‘999’
2. ‘Wicked As It Seems’
3. ‘Eileen’
4. ‘Words Of Wonder’
5. ‘Yap Yap’
6. ‘Bodytalks’
7. ‘Hate It When You Leave’
8. ‘Runnin’ Too Deep’
9. ‘Will But You Won’t’
10. ‘Demon’

‘Winos Live In London ‘92’ tracklist:

1. ‘Take It So Hard’
2. ‘999’
3. ‘Wicked As It Seems’
4. ‘How I Wish’
5. ‘Gimme Shelter’
6. ‘Hate It When You Leave’
7. ‘Before They Make Me Run’
8. ‘Eileen’
9. ‘Will But You Won’t’
10. ‘Bodytalks’
11. ‘Happy’
12. ‘Whip It Up’

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