ABKCO have released new lyric videos for the classic 1968 Rolling Stones hit “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and its original B-side “Child of the Moon.” To coincide with their appearance today (28), both tracks have been newly remastered by 12-time Grammy-winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig. They’re now available as a single on all streaming platforms.
The Mick Jagger/Keith Richards-penned classic “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” was recorded by the Stones in April and May, 1968. Produced by Jimmy Miller at Olympic Studios in London, it featured all five original band members, with bassist Bill Wyman on Hammond organ, and Richards playing bass as well as the song’s trademark lead guitar.
Tom Readdy and Lucy Dawkins, directors of the new lyric video at London-based creative design studio Yes Please Productions, observed: “With ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ being among the greatest Rock ‘n Roll singles of all time we knew we had to create a visual that somehow matched the swagger and excitement of the track.
“With that guitar riff and Jagger’s exceptional searing vocal we set out to create animations that hit and emphasized every beat, guitar part and syllable sung,” the directors continued. “The simplicity of the color palette, along with rough, hand drawn elements all come together to create an energetic visual to accompany the joyful rush of adrenaline that is ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’.”
“Child of the Moon,” another Jagger-Richards composition, was also recorded at Olympic with Jimmy Miller and features saxophone by Brian Jones. Noted Readdy and Dawkins: “Our lyric video for ‘Child Of The Moon’ is inspired by the natural landscape and elements in the promo video for the track from 1968 directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
“The song was unfinished during the sessions for Their Satanic Majesties Request and often seen as the postscript to the psychedelic era of the band. We leant into this vibe to create ’60s inspired bespoke illustrations of flowers, leaves and patterns that grow in and around the ornate typeface. This typeface incidentally featured on an original 7” picture sleeve for ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’/‘Child Of The Moon’.”