Album: Let It Bleed
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“You Got The Silver” is the fourth song that is cited as “the first song Keith sang lead vocals on,” after “Connection,” which was a dual vocal with Mick, “Something Happened To Me Yesterday,” where he sang the choruses, and “Salt of The Earth,” where he sang the first verse.
But “You Got The Silver” is all Keith, supposedly because engineer Glyn Johns accidentally erased Mick’s vocals while Mick was in Australia shooting his second film, Ned Kelly. Though why they didn’t have Mick just send them a file via Dropbox is beyond me. In any event, while Johns told this story in his book Sound Man, it doesn’t explain why there is a high quality bootleg floating around of “You Got The Silver” with Mick singing. And given that “You Got The Silver” was recorded in February 1969, but the Let It Bleed sessions went off and on until July, why didn’t they just wait until Mick got back?