|Studio album by Mick Jagger|
|Released||9 February 1993|
|Producer||Mick Jagger and Rick Rubin|
|Mick Jagger chronology|
|Singles from Wandering Spirit|
Following The Rolling Stones' Steel Wheels (1989), Jagger began writing new material for what would become Wandering Spirit. In January 1992, after landing Rick Rubin as co-producer, Jagger recorded the album in Los Angeles over seven months until September 1992, recording simultaneously as Keith Richards was making Main Offender.
Jagger kept the celebrity guests to a minimum on Wandering Spirit, only having Lenny Kravitz as a vocalist on his cover of Bill Withers' "Use Me" and bassist Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers on three tracks.
Following the end of The Rolling Stones' Sony Music contract and their signing to Virgin Records, Jagger elected to sign with Atlantic Records (which had signed the Stones in the 1970s) to distribute what would be his only album with the label.
Released in February 1993, Wandering Spirit was commercially successful, reaching #12 in the UK and #11 in the US, going gold there. The track "Sweet Thing" was the lead single, although it was the second single, "Don't Tear Me Up", which found moderate success, topping Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart for one week. Critical reaction was very strong, noting Jagger's abandonment of slick synthesizers in favour of an incisive and lean guitar sound.
|1.||"Wired All Night"||Mick Jagger||4:05|
|3.||"Out of Focus"||Jagger||4:36|
|4.||"Don't Tear Me Up"||Jagger||4:11|
|5.||"Put Me in the Trash"||Jagger, Jimmy Rip||3:35|
|6.||"Use Me"||Bill Withers||4:28|
|8.||"Mother of a Man"||Jagger||4:18|
|10.||"Wandering Spirit"||Jagger, Rip||4:18|
|11.||"Hang On to Me Tonight"||Jagger||4:37|
|12.||"I've Been Lonely for So Long"||Posie Knight, Jerry Weaver||3:29|
|13.||"Angel in My Heart"||Jagger||3:24|
|1993||UK Top 75 Albums||12|
|1993||"Sweet Thing"||UK Top 100 Singles||24|
|1993||"Sweet Thing"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||34|
|1993||"Sweet Thing"||Billboard Hot 100||84|
|1993||"Don't Tear Me Up"||UK Top 100 Singles||86|
|1993||"Don't Tear Me Up"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|1993||"Wired All Night"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||3|
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