Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman hasn’t released a proper solo album since his 1982’s self-titled effort, but that’s about to change. The 78-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will release a new album titled Back to Basics on June 22 in the U.K.
Back to Basics features 12 tracks, eight of them original compositions. Three of the new tunes came together after Wyman discovered dozens of songs he’d never released among some old demos that he had amassed. The artists who contributed to the project include ex-Dire Straits keyboardist Guy Fletcher, one-time Paul McCartney and Pretenders guitarist Robbie McIntosh, and two of Wyman’s Rhythm Kings band mates, guitarist Terry Taylor and drummer Graham Broad.
Among the songwriters who influenced Wyman on the new record are Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and JJ Cale, while Bill also looks to his British homeland for inspiration.
A limited number of autographed copies of Back to Basics are available for pre-order now at ProperMusic.com. Here is the album’s full track list:
“What & How & If & When & Why”
“I Lost My Ring”
“Love, Love, Love”
“Stuff (Can’t Get Enough)” (Back to Basics Version 2015)
“Running Back to You”
“Seventeen” (Back to Basics Version 2015)
“I’ll Pull You Through” (Back to Basics Version 2015)
“Just a Friend of Mine”
“It’s a Lovely Day”
“I Got Time”