1988 Keith Richards – Talk Is Cheap

Talk Is Cheap is the debut solo album by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, released in 1988. Recorded and released during a long-standing falling out with Mick Jagger, Talk Is Cheap received positive reviews upon its release.

Tracks

1  Big Enough (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 03:17
2  Take It So Hard (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 03:16
3  Struggle (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 04:10
4  I Could Have Stood You Up (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 03:13
5  Make No Mistake (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 04:52
6  You Don’t Move Me (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 04:50
7  How I Wish (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 03:32
8  Rockawhile (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 04:39
9  Whip It Up (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 04:02
10  Locked Away (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 05:50
11  It Means A Lot (Keith Richards; Steve Jordan) 05:21

Media

Musicians

1 Big Enough

BassBootsy Collins
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
OrganBernie Worrell
SaxMaceo Parker
PercussionKeith Richards
Background VocalsSarah Dash
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards


2 Take It So Hard

BassSteve Jordan
DrumsCharley Drayton
GuitarKeith Richards
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsIvan Neville
PianoIvan Neville
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards


3 Struggle

BassCharley Drayton
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsIvan Neville
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards


4 I Could Have Stood You Up

BassJoey Spampinato
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
GuitarMick Taylor
OrganChuck Leavell
PianoJohnnie Johnson
SaxBobby Keys
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards


5 Make No Mistake

BassCharley Drayton
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
ClavinetBernie Worrell
OrganBernie Worrell
HornsAndrew Love
HornsBen Cauley
HornsGary Topper
HornsJack Hale
HornsJames Mitchell
HornsJimmi Kinnard
CongasSteve Jordan
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsSarah Dash
VocalsKeith Richards


6 You Don’t Move Me

BassCharley Drayton
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
Slide GuitarWaddy Wachtel
OrganBernie Worrell
AccordionStanley Dural
PercussionSteve Jordan
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards


7 How I Wish

BassCharley Drayton
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Slide GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Acoustic GuitarKeith Richards
KeyboardsIvan Neville
PianoIvan Neville
Background VocalsPatti Scialfa
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards


8 Rockawhile

BassJoey Spampinato
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Slide GuitarWaddy Wachtel
ClavinetBernie Worrell
AccordionStanley Dural
Background VocalsCharley Drayton
Background VocalsSam Butler
Background VocalsSarah Dash
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards


9 Whip It Up

BassCharley Drayton
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
SaxBobby Keys
Background VocalsPatti Scialfa
Background VocalsCharley Drayton
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards


10 Locked Away

BassCharley Drayton
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
Acoustic GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsIvan Neville
PianoIvan Neville
AccordionStanley Dural
ViolinMichael Doucet
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards


11 It Means A Lot

BassCharley Drayton
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarKeith Richards
Slide GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Acoustic GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsIvan Neville
Background VocalsCharley Drayton
Background VocalsSteve Jordan
VocalsKeith Richards

Liner Notes

Producer – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan
Arranged By (Horns) – Willie Mitchell (track 5)
Engineer (Assistant) – David Dorn, Noah Baron, Paul Milner, Richard Ealey, Richard Moakes, Robert Berry, Roger Talkov
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Mixed By – Don Smith
Mixed By – Joe Blaney (Tracks 1, 4)
Recorded By – Don Smith
Recorded By (Additional) – David Kennedy, Joe Blaney, Joe Ferla

Photography By – Santé D’Orazio, Alastair Thain

Mastered At Sterling Sound
Mixed At Atlantic Studios
Mixed At The Hit Factory
Recorded At AIR Studios, Montserrat
Recorded At Le Studio
Phonographic Copyright (p) Virgin Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) Virgin Records Ltd.