Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition of the rock legend's debut solo album. Features the singles "Take It So Hard", "Struggle", and "You Don't Move Me". Recorded and released during a long-standing falling out with Mick Jagger, Talk Is Cheap received positive reviews upon it's release. Richards teamed up with Steve Jordan, who had worked on Dirty Work, and the pair wrote several new songs. Recording began in August 1987 at Le Studioin Morin Heights, Quebec, and continued sporadically until the following May with visits to Montserrat and Bermuda. In order to assert his independence further, Richards signed with Virgin Records, while the Rolling Stones were under contract to Sony Music.
The core of the band, called the X-Pensive Winos, consisted of Waddy Wachtel, Ivan Neville, Charley Drayton and Steve Jordan, with many guest artists taking part in the recording, including Sarah Dash, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, the Memphis Horns and Patti Scialfa, and the only musician from the Stones to appear, guitarist Mick Taylor.
Remastered by original producer Steve Jordan
Side One: 1. Big Enough 2. Take It So Hard 3. Struggle 4. I Could Have Stood You Up 5. Make No Mistake 6. You Don't Move Me
Side Two: 1. How I Wish 2. Rockawhile 3. Whip It Up 4. Locked Away 5. It Means A Lot