Recording date: November-December 1986 & February-May 1987
Recording locations: Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands & Right Track Studios, New York City, USA
Producers: Mick Jagger & Keith Diamond Chief engineers: Bob Rosa & Ed Stasium
Drums: Omar Hakim
Bass: Doug Wimbish
Rhythm electric guitar: G. E. Smith
Lead electric guitar: Jeff Beck
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Whistle & Uileann pipes: Paddy Moloney
Keyboards/synthesizers: Phil Ashley & Richard Cottle
Trumpet: John Faddis
(S)ometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, like when I wrote War Baby. I woke up with the melody and my tape recorder had run out of batteries, and I was in such a state. Because I was half asleep and I don't really write music; but I remember the little bit I can do. And fortunately I remembered it in the morning.
A lot of children, like in the United States, don't remember the real horror of (World War II), because they never had to, as they do in Europe and Russia and so on... (Y)ou didn't have the experience of the block opposite being destroyed when you got up in the morning. So War Baby is kind of a reminder.
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