Here’s Sweet Sound Of Heaven for you

The first recension with a 5 star rating I have seen comes from The Telegraph : “The Rolling Stones, Sweet Sound of Heaven, review: Jagger and Gaga on astonishing, exultant form – Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder help push the Stones to heights they haven’t reached in decades for this soulful, gospel riposte to old age

Rolling Stone writes: “Rousing gospel number comes off of upcoming Stones album, Hackney Diamonds

This here is the lyric video with only 5:07 but let’s see …


Here’s the 7:22 version:

Here’s a 13:04 interview at Apple Music with Mick about SSOH:

From Twitter:



5 thoughts on “HERE IT IS!

  • October 1, 2023 at 1:23

    This is a masterwork by the Stones. So much energy & beauty in all aspects of the song. Bravo to Mick on his vocals with Lady Gaga, who brings her own style of Mary Clayton. Stevie Wonder’s piano and keyboard work is fantastic. Big salute to Keith & Ronnie for their guitar & bass work.

  • September 30, 2023 at 1:31

    The internet has blown up over this song. This one is an official member of the classic Rolling Stones’ songbook. The first time you hear it delivers those once in a lifetime moments of sheer bliss of discovery of something unique & new, yet familiar in a wonderful way. An instant masterpiece for the Stones. What a great gift for the world to enjoy.

    • September 29, 2023 at 21:54

      In case someone here hasn’t direct access to Insta or something, here’s what Lady Gaga wrote:

      I was in the studio at Henson preparing for Joker, leaving to go home for the night and someone said “Mick wants to see you.” I only know one Mick, so I walked down to a studio at the other end of the hall and opened the door.
      It was a portal to the 70’s. I saw Mick, Keith, Ronnie. Stevie Wonder was there along with all the musicians they were collaborating with. Steve Jordan on the drums. Family & friends hanging out listening on big speakers while Andrew Watt smiled marveling at their unreleased album.
      We hung out for a bit listening to music and catching up. Mick then asked if I’d hang in the live room while they cut another record. I sat down on the floor, my back against a Rhodes-someone handed me some headphones and eventually a mic. Mick was towering over me smiling saying “go on and do your thing then.” I listened to the music and scribbled furiously trying to learn the tune and then freestyled and sang along..trying not to step on everyone’s toes cuz Andrew had the whole room mic’d the way they did back in the day, and I didn’t want my vocals to bleed into any of the magic they’d been making. The Rhodes was vibrating furiously through my back-Stevie was playing and my whole body was shaking with every note. We played for a few hours and everyone was so excited having me there (this felt so exciting if not slightly insane).
      I went home not thinking much of it, I loved the song and all the musicians but I thought we were just hangin.
      Andrew texted me the next day saying Mick wanted to cut the vocals WITH me that night-the way he’d cut them back in the day. Same room, two mics. Single takes. I thought about Mary Clayton…Gimme Shelter…gospel and soul. I thought about my favorite old Stones tunes and all the great vocalists who had sung with Mick, making what we know now as a “sound” unique to a band that defined a huge piece of rock’n’roll.
      Then we cut it live. Making the “Sweet Sounds of Heaven.” I sang in a way I never really sang before except for with Mick. And Andrew and I both cried-there’s something about witnessing music history and when you get to be a part of it I think that’s exactly what our heaven feels like.
      It’s just a sweet sound.

  • September 28, 2023 at 18:45

    WOW ! Thank you Mick, thank you Keith, thank you Ronnie. And most of all, thank you Charlie. Forever and ever in sweet sound of Heaven.


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