Keith Richards reissues rare single on iTunes

Thu Dec 6, 2007 9:01pm EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is reissuing his 1978 solo single "Run Rudolph Run" on iTunes just in time for the holidays, his spokeswoman said on Thursday.

The tune, popularized by Chuck Berry, will be sold on a two-for-one basis with Richards' more-recent rendition of Toots and the Maytals' "Pressure Drop."

The arrangement does not include the B-side of "Run Rudolph Run," Richards' cover of Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come."

Richards recorded "Run Rudolph Run" in 1976. The "Pressure Drop" redo dates from a session in 2003, when he contributed the track "Careless Ethiopians" to the Grammy-winning Toots and the Maytals album "True Love."

The tunes will go on sale on December 11, a week before Richards turns 64.

(Reporting by Dean Goodman)

 
<p>The cover of the original 1978 solo single "Run Rudolph Run" by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in an image rereleased on Thursday. Richards is reissuing the single on iTunes just in time for the holidays, his spokeswoman said on Thursday. REUTERS/Handout</p>