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Rolling Stones Release Alternate 'Brown Sugar' Version Featuring Eric Clapton

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Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones pose for a group portrait at a press call on Sept. 13, 1970 in Hamburg, Germany.

For years Rolling Stones fans have known of a bootleg version of "Brown Sugar" featuring Eric Clapton on slide guitar, but finally the dream collaboration is getting an official release.

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The alternate version of the Sticky Fingers opening track will included on the band's upcoming reissue of that set, due out June 8. 

Listen to it here:

The Clapton version of "Brown Sugar" was recorded 18 December, 1970, at Olympic Studios in London at a birthday party for guitarist Keith Richards. It also features Al Kooper on piano. 

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The original version was recorded over a three day session at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Ala.