Mick Jagger – She´s The Boss (1985)
Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English singer, songwriter and actor, the lead singer and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
Artist: Mick Jagger
Title: She´s The Boss
Label: CBS Records
She’s the Boss is the solo album debut by The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger released in 1985. When the Stones signed with CBS Records in 1983, one of the options available to them was for individual projects, and Jagger eagerly began working on She’s the Boss.
Following the release of Undercover, Jagger began composing material for his first solo project, sanctioning the help of various musician friends in the studio when recording began in May 1984. Of those involved were Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck, Carlos Alomar, Herbie Hancock and the Compass Point Allstars, while Jagger would share production duties with Bill Laswell and Nile Rodgers.
Keith Richards, Jagger’s longtime musical partner in the Rolling Stones, was not pleased that Jagger was pursuing solo work, feeling that their band should be each other’s first priority. The growing friction between both musicians would erupt publicly in 1986 before they resolved their differences a couple of years later.
She’s the Boss was released in February 1985 – preceded by its lead song “Just Another Night”. Both the album and its first single became worldwide hits, with “Just Another Night” reaching No. 1 on the US Mainstream Rock chart and No. 12 on the US pop chart, and She’s the Boss going to No. 6 in the UK and No. 13 in the US, where it went platinum. Follow-up single “Lucky in Love” would be a Top 40 US hit.
The video for “Hard Woman” extensively utilised a Cray supercomputer for its animation, making it one of the most expensive music videos made to that point in time.
The success of the album – impacted by Jagger’s solo appearance at Live Aid that July and his rush-recorded duet hit cover of “Dancing in the Street” with David Bowie.
1. Lonely at the Top (3:47)
2. 1/2 a Loaf (4:59)
3. Running Out of Luck (4:15)
4. Turn the Girl Loose (3:53)
5. Hard Woman (4:24)
1. Just Another Night (5:15)
2. Lucky in Love (6:13)
3. Secrets (5:02)
4. She’s the Boss (5:15)