Jagger & Keith Richards Recording date:
March-July 1997 Recording location: Ocean
Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA Producers:Don
& The Glimmer Twins Chief engineers:
Dust Brothers & Dan Bosworth Mixer:Tom
onstage: 1997-98, 2016
Watts Bass: Jamie
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood & Waddy Wachtel Lead
Jagger, Keith Richards, Bernard Fowler
& Blondie Chaplin Keyboards: Don
Was & Jamie Muhoberac Shaker:
confessed her love to me, then she vanished
on the breeze
Trying to hold on to that was just impossible
She was more than beautiful, closer to ethereal
With a kind of down to earth flavor
Close my eyes
It's 3 in the afternoon
Then I, I realize
That she's really gone for good
Anybody seen my baby?
Anybody seen her around?
Love has gone and made me blind, I've looked but I just can't find
She has gotten lost in the crowd
I was flipping magazines in that place on Mercer Street
When I thought I spotted her, mm-mm
And getting on a motor bike, looking really lady-like
Didn't she just give me a wave? Mm-mm
It's 3 in the afternoon
Has she disappeared?
Has she really gone for good?
Anybody seen - anybody seen my baby? Anybody seen - oh, anybody seen her around?
If I just close my eyes, I reach out and touch the prize
Anybody seen, anybody seen her around?
Oh yeah, that's what I'm saying
We came to rock Brooklyn
And the Bronx
And Staten Island
I can't forget New Jersey
And Long Island
And all over the world
We came to rock for everybody all like this
Anybody seen - anybody, anybody seen my baby? Has anybody seen her - anybody seen her around?
If I just close my eyes, I'll reach out, reach out and touch the prize
Anybody, anybody seen her around? Oh yeah
(Anybody seen my baby?) Anybody seen my... (Anybody seen her around?) Lost, lost, never found, oh yeah I must have called her a thousand times - oh, sometimes I just think she's just in my imagination... oh
Oh yeah- uh-huh, huh-uh-huh-huh
Huh uh huh
Lost, lost in the crowd
I thought Mick really captured the feeling of
the moment on that song in particular. He was really conscientious
his work on this record and paid attention to every line. And since he
likes to act and I like to direct, we took those roles and treated the
vocals as if we were making a film. We talked about the motivation of
characters and trying to get inside each situation... He was very
about being a good artist and I think it shows through. His vocals are
Don Was, executive producer, 1997
It's melodic, but then it's different. It
has a slightly different groove to it. And it's got a lot of little
ear-catching little soundscapes on it, you know. We did it to keep you
interested. It's kind of R&B-influenced sort of soul music and it's
kind of lightish, it's not heavy, but it's definitely R&B and it's
very, it's really driven by the vocal chorus, really.