Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rolling Stones "Who The Hate Is Brian Jones" - 1CD - various outtakes

The Rolling Stones - Who the Hate is Brian Jones (shaved disk [TSD 022])

1. Dear Doctor [00:03:29]
2. No Expectations [00:02:51]
3. Sister Morphine [00:05:43]
4. Get Yourself Together (aka Can't Believe it) [00:02:51]
5. Yesterday's Papers [00:02:03]
6. Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Blue (aka Dandelion) [00:02:08]
7. We Love You [00:03:11]
8. You Got The Silver [00:02:52]
9. Gimme Shelter [00:04:38]
10. Jumping Jack Flash [00:02:34]
11. Child of the Moon [00:03:18]

• 1968-05-13: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, Studio Session
Track: 1
Track: 2
Track: 3

• 1966-08-03: RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA, Studio Session
Track: 4
Track: 5

• 1966-11-08: Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK, Studio Session
Track: 6

• 1967-07-02: Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK, Studio Session
Track: 7

• 1969-02-10: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, Studio Session
Track: 8

• 1969-10-17: Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Studio Session
Track: 9

• 1968-04-20: Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK, Studio Session
Track: 10

• 1968-03-17: Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK, Studio Session
Track: 11

Released: 2002. Origin: Japan.
Outakes 1967- 1969. Excellent soundboard. Rare version of "Can't Believe".

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Rolling Stones "What Am I Living For" - 1CD - rehearsals 1978

Rolling Stones
What Am I Living For (Outsider Bird Records OBR 93010)


01 - Before They Make Me Run
02 - I Can't Help It (Instrumental)
03 - Miss You
04 - Beast Of Burden
05 - Some Girls
06 - Lies
07 - Respectable
08 - Summer Romance
09 - I've Been Loving You Too Long
10 - Spoonful
11 - Beautiful Delilah
12 - Back In The USA
13 - What Am I Living For
14 - Reelin' And Rockin'
15 - Jah Wonderful
16 - Untitled Reggae

Tracks 01 - 08 Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France - October 10, 1977 - March 2, 1978
Tracks 09 - 16 Bill's Studio Rehearsals, Westchester, NY, USA - October 6, 1978

Artwork Included

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Rolling Stones 1978 Tour Rehearsals - 1CD

The Rolling Stones: 1978 Tour Rehearsals (Studio)

In Woodstock - 1978 Tour Rehearsals
Label: Mighty Diamond Records
Catalog-Nr: MD 2007

1. Miss You (06:53)
2. Respectable (03:25)
3. Beautiful Delilah (02:56)
4. Love In Vain (04:50)
5. Shattered (04:21)
6. Sweet Little Sixteen (02:54)
7. C-sucker Blues (06:42)
8. When The Whip Comes Down (05:15)
9. Memory Motel (04:04)
10. Play With Fire (02:33)
11. Shake Your Hips (03:05)
12. Summertime Blues (03:35)
13. Medley: High Heels Sneakers / Let It Rock / The Fat Man / Somethin´Else (05:31)
14. Faraway Eyes (04:25)
15. Brown Sugar (03:06)

The 1978 US Tour Rehearsals (27th May - 8th June, 1978) Bearsville Studio,
Woodstock, NY, USA

This is a direct copy of a silver disc I have entitled "The Rolling Stones In Woodstock - 1978 Tour Rehearsals" on the Mighty Diamond Records Catalog-Nr: MD 2007 This is what the information on the inside sleeve of the recording says: "Prior to their 1978 US Tour from late May to early June the Rolling Stones took up residence for approximately two weeks in the tiny village of Woodstock in upstate New York at Todd Rundgren's Bearsville Studio for rehearsals (like normal bands do) They were joined by Sugar Blue on harp and Ian McLagen on keyboards. During these sessions they not only rehearsed material from their latest LP's they also tried out some nifty Rock n Roll/blues numbers from way back when. And yes they even did the odd rarity "C...sucker Blues" and briefly laid their sweaty hands on early Jagger/Richards compositions like Play With Fire and Tell Me.
Plus it's all in Glorious studio soundboard stereo!"

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Rolling Stones "Unplugged" - 1CD - various outtakes


Unplugged (Invasion Unlimited IU 9542-1 / 1995)
Seems to be a different pressing (with alternate artwork) compare to the dead torrent here at TTD.

This is a collection of acoustic studio outtakes recorded between 1968-1973.
Alternate versions and rough mixes as well as unknown tracks (3,6,10) in EX Quality overall
From a brand new silver CD found yesterday at a local record fair.

BootlegZone review by Ringoswig
Rating: ***** A must have !
This one’s so damn good it was copied about five minutes after it was released!
It’s also available as 'Acoustic Motherfuckers' on Kobra KRCR 04, with a few extra tracks from Voodoo Brew that don’t
add to the listening experience of this cd. Try and find the original, it’s put together like an album.
We’re looking at the plainest cover without a rubber stamp that I’ve seen in quite some time, but it does evoke the
original Beggar’s Banquet, and this has some Beggar’s Banquet era tracks on it, so it works for me.
Invasion Unlimited bills this collection of outs from 68 – 73 as "“blah, blah, blah Together they make up for a superb
“Unplugged” cd (with the occasional electric guitar here and there) recorded long before the days of MTV.”
They’re right, it is a superb little collection of mostly acoustic songs. The best thing is that it doesn’t drown in
a sea of “mellow” like so many acoustic records by the MTV generation can.
Unplugged fires up with 'Dear Doctor' (take 1), which is widely available, and usually in high quality.
This release is certainly no exception, and the quality of this recording sets the tone for the others on this release.
There aren’t any speed problems to be found, and if there’s a crackle, you’re missing the point – listen to the music
and you just aren’t going to hear technical imperfections on this CD. It sounds as good as ABKCO CD’s of the same period,
and I doubt these guys had “original master recordings” to work from, so I’m impressed with the results.
If you’ve got a large collection you’re sure to have most of these songs by now. Some tracks, like the terrific
'No Expectations' out, and the long, very different version of one of my favorites, 'Sister Morphine', were available
on Scorpio’s 'Time Trip Vol. 4'. Both are spectacular looks at what should be considered the Stones at their best.
'Family' and 'Blood Red Wine' are commonly called Trident Demos, and don’t sound like vinyl sources here to me.
The acoustic version of 'All Down The Line' from the NME flexi-disc also appears here, with wide dynamic range and a
nice rich sound.
One of the wish list songs of the No Security Tour shows up also. 'You Got The Silver' appears with the officialy
released backing track, but Mick takes the vocals on this version. Keith adds some charm of his own to the official
track, but Mick seems to have laid a guide vocal for Keith on this one that Keith followed to the best of his ability.
Mick doesn’t have the sincerity that Keith does, but he adds a bit of a chiseled heart to the feel of the song.
It works; it just works differently.
Several other tracks sound great, like 'You Can’t Always Get What You Want' without the stupid choir, 'Blood Red Wine',
and an interesting version of 'Country Honk' without the car horn. Unplugged would make a good official album.
Considering that Stripped has been released officially, this makes a nice look at what a similar idea would sound like
twenty-five years earlier.


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Rolling Stones "Acoustic Outtakes 1969-1970" - 1CD

Rolling Stones
"Acoustic Outtakes 1969 - 1970"
artwork included

Dear Doctor
You Got The Silver
No Expectations
Sister Morphine
Blood Red Wine
Country Honk
You Can't Always Get What You Want
You Gotta Move
Wild Horses
All Down The Line
Cocksucker Blues
Dead Flowers
The Worst
Out Of Tears
Sweethearts Together
Crying, Waiting, Hoping
Please Please Me

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rolling Stones "Paris Results vol. 2" - 1CD - various outtakes

The Rolling Stones
Outsider bird records [OBR 305-CD-019]
artwork is included.
Quality: excellent stereo.

Various studio outtakes recorded during 1977 & 1979:

*1978-01-05: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France, Studio Session:
Tracks: 1/2/3/6/8/9/10/11/12/14.
*1979-01-18: Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, Studio Session:
Tracks: 4/15.
*1979-06-10: Pathé Marconi Studios, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, Studio Session:
Track 5
*1977-10-10: Pathé Marconi Studios, Boulogne Billancourt, France, Studio Session:
Tracks: 7/13

01. I Cant Help It (But I Love You Too Much) [04:14]
02. It’s A Lie [04:41]
03. Never Make You Cry [04:55]
04. What's The Matter [04:36]
05. Gangster Moll [06:04]
06. When You're Gone [04:00]
07. Munich Hilton [06:40]
08. After Hours [04:30]
09. Shame Shame Shame [03:57]
10. Slow BLues [05:01]
11. Armpit Blues [02:35]
12. Everlasting Is My Love [03:47]
13. Everlasting Is My Love [09:32]
14. Disco Music [05:44]
15. Still In Love [01:49]

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Rolling Stones live in London 1982 - 2CD - June 25

Rolling Stones - Make The World Go Round (no label - 2CD release)
London, Wembley Stadium, 25 June, 1982
Very good audience

CD 1
Under My Thumb
When The Whip Comes Down
Let’s Spend The Night Together
Black Limousine
Just My Imagination
Twenty Flight Rock
Going To A Go Go
Chantilly Lace
Let Me Go
Time Is On My Side
Beast Of Burden
Let It Bleed

CD 2
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Band introduction
Little T & A
Tumbling Dice
She’s So Cold
Hang Fire
Miss You
Honky Tonk Women
Brown Sugar
Start Me Up
Jumping Jack Flash

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Keith Richards "A Stone Alone" - 1CD - various rare tracks

(A Vinyl Gang Product 377)

Long View Farm, Brookfeld, Massachussetts, May 1981 (track 1-9)
New York City 1978 (track 10)
Sounds Interchange Studios, Toronto, Canada, March 12th-13th 1977 (track 11-18)

Excellent "Soundboard"

These famous Keith Richards sessions are among the very finest "solo performances" by any "Stone"
Especially the 1977 sessions in Toronto, that took place right after the drug-bust. The recordings from March 12-13 1977 deserve an official release - at least an "EP"

Artwork included.


01. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On ( 1:18 )
02. Say It's Not You ( 3:41 )
03. Don't ( 3:42 )
04. Blue Monday ( 2:16 )
05. Oh, What A Feeling ( 4:04 )
06. Sing Me Back Home ( 4:39 )
07. The Nearness Of You ( 4:06 )
08. Apartment N°9 ( 3:58 )
09. All I Have To Do Is Dream ( 3:02 )
10. Key To The Highway ( 2:37 )
11. Worried Life Blues ( 2:20 )
12. Sing Me Back Home ( 4:16 )
13. She Still Comes Around ( 2:54 )
14. Apartment N°9 ( 3:38 )
15. Sing Me Back Home ( 4:13 )
16. Worried Life Blues ( 2:23 )
17. Apartment N°9 ( 3:38 )
18. Say It's Not You ( 3:04 )

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Rolling Stones "From The Vault" - 1CD - various live

The Rolling Stones
From The Vault (Artwork included)
The Mick Taylor Years 1970-1973
Label VGP-100

01. Sympathy For The Devil (Paris Sept. 23, 1970)
02. Roll Over Beethoven (Gothenburg Sept. 6, 1970)
03. Bitch (BBC Top Of The Pops April 22, 1971)
04. Wild Horses (BBC Top Of The Pops April 22, 1971)
05. Jumping Jack Flash (Montreal July 17, 1972)
06. Brown Sugar (New York July 25, 1972-2nd)
07. Street Fighting Man (New York July 25, 1972-2nd)
08. Brown Sugar (Munich Sept. 28, 1973-2nd)
09. Gimme Shelter (Munich Sept. 28, 1973-2nd)
10. Bitch (Mannheim Sept. 3, 1973)
11. 100 Years Ago (Vienna Sept. 1, 1973)
12. Sweet Virginia (Vienna Sept. 1, 1973)
13. Tumbling Dice (London Sept. 9, 1973, "ain't security" version)
14. Silver Train (Cologne Sept. 4, 1973-2nd)

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Keith Richards live in Toronto 1993 - 2CD - soundboard

Your copy no.: 532/2000

Label:  →  Swingin' Pig TSP-CD-155

Radio broadcast from Toronto February 6, 1993. Exc. stereo soundboard quality.
9 tracks, incl. Locked Away. The first limited edition of 2000 copies comes with a free bonus CD The Toronto Interview, backstage February 6, 1993. White copy number sticker. A few golden label test pressings with mastering date 'May 5, 1993' exist.
Artwork included

Toronto '93 [Disc 1] - 62:49
01. How I Wish
02. Wicked As It Seems
03. Gimme Shelter
04. 999
05. Will But You Won't
06. Locked Away
07. Eileen
08. Time Is On My Side
09. Band Introductions
10. Happy
11. Take It So Hard

Toronto '93 [Disc 2] - 11:28
01. Keith's Interview (Part 1)
02. Keith's Interview (Part 2)
03. Keith's Interview (Part 3)
04. Keith's Interview (Part 4)
05. Keith's Interview (Part 5)
06. Keith's Interview (Part 6)

Keith Richards "Breakin'" - 1CD - 'Talk Is Cheap' outtakes

Keith Rchards
"Talk Is Cheap""  - Studio Sessions
Terrapin Records TR01

1. How I Wish
2. Struggle
3. Locked Away
4. She Knew What She Wanted
5. Breakin' 1
6. Breakin' 2
7. Almost Hear You Sigh 1
8. Almost Hear You Sigh 2

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Rolling Stones "Alternate 'Sticky Fingers'" - 1CD

Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers (The Alternate Album)
Decca SLK1971
Artwork included

01. Brown Sugar (early vocal/no lead guitar,mono) 3:43
02. Sway (no overdubs, mono) 3:25
03. Wild Horses (unplugged stereo mix, no overdubs) 5:28
04. Good Time Women (early version of "Tumbling Dice") 3:14
05. Silver Train (early version) 3:25
06. You Gotta Move (mono mix) 2:32
07. Bitch (original 7" mono mix) 3:37
08. I Got The Blues (mono mix, recorded off monitor) 3:38
09. Sister Morphine (basic stereo-mix) 5:24
10. All Down The Line (early rehearsal) 4:19
11. Travellin' Man (unreleased song) 5:57
12. Potted Shrimp (unreleased instrumental) 4:09
13. Aladdin Story (unreleased instrumental) 3:56
14. Leather Jacket (unreleased instrumental) 3:28
15. Wild Horses (1969 rehearsal/Keith & Mick Taylor) 1:38
16. Wild Horses (Gram Parsons on Pedal Steel guitar) 5:22
17. Brown Sugar (different guitar-part) 3:47
18. Brown Sugar (another different mix) 3:47
19. Brown Sugar (original 7" mono-mix) 3:51
20. Let It Rock (recorded at Leeds University, March 13, 1971. Was included on Spanish
    "Sticky Fingers" LP in place of Sister Morphine, and as a third song on UK-Brown Sugar

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Rolling Stones live in Foxboro 1989 - 2CD - soundboard

The Rolling Stones
Foxboro Ma
Sullivan Stadium

1."Intro: Continental Drift"
2."Start Me Up"
4."Sad Sad Sad"
5."Undercover of the Night"
6."Harlem Shuffle"
7."Tumbling Dice"
8."Miss You"
9."Ruby Tuesday"
10."Play With Fire
11."Dead Flowers"
12."Rock and a Hard Place"
13."Mixed Emotions"
14."Honky Tonk Women
15. Midnight Rambler"

18."You Can't Always Get What You Want"
19."Little Red Rooster"
20."Before They Make Me Run"
22."Paint It Black"
23."2000 Light Years from Home"
24."Sympathy for the Devil"
25."Gimme Shelter"
26."It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
27."Brown Sugar"
28."(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
29."Jumpin' Jack Flash" (encore)

Sound quality: Ex

Rolling Stones live in Fort Worth 1972 - 1DVD - pro-shot

The Rolling Stones
Tarrant County Convention Center (1st Show)
Fort Worth, TX

4 Reels Productions

Title: Ladies and Gentlemen
Artist: The Rolling Stones

Video Source: ProShot
Video Bitrate: 5000kbps
DVD Author: 4 Reels Productions

Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 48000Hz 448 kb/s total (6 chnls)

1. Brown Sugar
2. Bitch
3. Gimmie Shelter
4. Dead Flowers
5. Happy
6. Tumbling Dice
7. Love In Vain
8. Sweet Virginia
9. You Can't Always Get What You Want
10. All Down The Line
11. Midnight Rambler
12. Bye Bye Johnny
13. Rip This Joint
14. Jumpin Jack Flash
15. Street Fighting Man

+bonus material

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mick Jagger "Nature Of My Game Sessions" - 1CD

Mick Jagger & The Red Devils ,
Nature Of My Game aka The Famous Blues Session
May 1992

The Famous Blues Sessions

Label: Rabbit Records
Catalog-Nr: RR04

01 Blues With A Feeling (Take 1) ( 2:50 )
02 Blues With A Feeling (Take 2) ( 2:31 )
03 Blues With A Feeling (Take 4) ( 3:24 )
04 Blues With A Feeling (Take 5) ( 3:44 )
05 I Get My Eyes On You (Take 2) ( 3:15 )
06 Still A Fool (Take 3) ( 3:42 )
07 Still A Fool (Take 4) ( 3:55 )
08 Checkin' Up On My Baby (Take 3) ( 3:27 ) (on Best of Mick Jagger)
09 One Way Out (Take 1) ( 2:34 )
10 One Way Out (Take 2) ( 2:23 )
11 Talk To Me, Baby (Take 2) ( 2:50 )
12 Evil (Take 2) ( 2:31 )
13 Evil (Take 3) ( 3:02 )
14 Evil (Take 4) ( 3:06 )
15 Ain't Your Business (Take3) ( 2:18 )
16 Shake'M On Down (Take 1) ( 5:38 )
17 Somebody Loves Me (Take 3) ( 3:03 )
18 Dream Girl Blues (Take 1) ( 5:49 )
19 Dream Girl Blues (Take 3) ( 5:19 )
20 40 Days, 40 Nights (Take 1) ( 2:56 )
21 40 Days, 40 Nights (Take 2) ( 2:49 )

"The Nature of My Game" is Mick Jagger interpreting his favourite blues singers, such as Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson. Still, this is a white man's blues. The overall sound makes me think of those 60s British and American pop groups playing the blues, say The Yardbirds and The Animals in their early days. The pace is usually uptempo and the band lays down a very tight and not too subtle rhythm with too much stres on bass and drums. The guitar playing is rather uninspired, but the harmonica is fine. There must be hundreds of white blues bands sounding like The Red Devils. The sound is rather muted, but acceptable. An equalizer or sound field processor will upgrade the sound quality to a certain extent, but will not do away with the hiss and rumble in the background. "One Way Out" was also recorded and claimed by Elmore James, as can be checked on his "One Way Out" LP.

Lester Butler - vocals, harp
Mick Jagger - vocals
Dave Lee Bartel - guitar
Paul Size - guitar
Johnny Ray Bartel- bass
Bill Bateman - drums

This is a recording I found out about via Dan Leroy's book The Greatest Music Never Sold. I remember reading an online review of the book where someone complained that a chapter about Mick Jagger's solo work from his later career shouldn't be a concern of anyone, but they must not have read the book because Mick has very little to do with the story.

The Red Devils were a blues-rock band from LA featuring members of The Blasters (Bill Bateman, drums) and The Knitters (Johnny Ray Bartel, bass) but the majority of the focus fell on the band's vocalist and harmonica player, Lester Butler. Not to ignore the other band members (Dave Lee Bartel and Paul Size, both guitarists), but Lester got a lot of hype for his presence and the band got signed to Rick Rubin's American Recordings where they released one album, King King in 1992, and an EP in 1994. The album is considered a classic and Rubin gets props for recording the band live without overdubs to capture their vibe, but he had bigger things in store for the band.

While producing Mick Jagger's Wandering Spirit, it was decided that the Devils would back Mick on a collection of classic blues covers. What followed was described by the band as Mick, whom they had just met, essentially becoming one of the guys and they all fell in love with him. An album's worth of songs were recorded but sat in the vault with no promise of release. Mick had said he loved the recordings and might release them as an album unto itself, but his relationship with the band became strained when he stopped communicating with them regularly. A few shows were performed in the UK with the Devils as his backing band but, apart from that, zilch.

The Red Devils were still working with Rick Rubin, but that became short lived as well. They did some sessions with Johnny Cash, played live with Bruce Willis at Planet Hollywood events and recorded a second album with Rubin on production, but that album remains unreleased and tracks from the Cash sessions wouldn't be released until after his death. Lester Butler began showing signs of drug addiction and his relationship with the group became strained. Rubin, a notoriously anti-drug individual, probably used this as his excuse to stop working with the band, and it was one of many factors that lead to their downfall.

Lester went on to play in the band 13 and continued performing sporadically until his death at the age of 38. In 1998 he suffered an overdose and the two individuals he was with decided to inject him with cocaine rather than perform any lifesaving measures or call 911.

The band has reformed a few times since Lester's death but they openly acknowledge that it will never be the same without him.

As for the recordings with Jagger, the Devils themselves couldn't even get a copy of the tapes, at least not by any direct methods. A few stories circulate about how a tape was acquired, one involving Lester somehow receiving a very poor quality cassette and selling it to bootleggers, but other members of the band have insinuated that a copy was dubbed for them by a secretary at American Recordings, leading to far superior copies circulating. Regardless, apart from one track having been released on a 2007 compilation of Mick Jagger recordings, the sessions remain shamefully unreleased, at least officially.

So, it is with great pleasure that I present to you a copy of these infamous sessions from, of all places, an actual "silver" bootleg CD. Yeah, the quality isn't the greatest, but that's to be expected. I've seen the sessions around elsewhere but I don't recall having heard a superior copy, so I'll be posting these goodies from that silver disc for your listening pleasure. Maybe someday Rick and Mick (a supergroup begging to be formed folks!) will come to some kind of agreement and these recordings could be given an official release, but until then, we'll just have to settle for second hand copies of these great tracks.

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Rolling Stones "Tattoo You Sessions" - 1CD

The Rolling Stones
Tattoo You Sessions
Rogue RG-01
Artwork included

Hang Fire (Take #1) ( 2:27 )
Black Limousine (Take #1) ( 4:16 )
Ain't No Use In Crying ( 4:39 )
Slave ( 10:13 )
Waiting On A Friend ( 4:48 )
Black Limousine (Take #2) ( 3:49 )
Neighbours ( 3:34 )
Claudine ( 3:08 )
Goin' Mad ( 5:51 )
Worried About You ( 7:47 )
Heaven ( 5:41 )
Tops ( 4:17 )
Ain't No Use In Crying (Take # ( 3:44 )
Start Me Up ( 3:55 )
Hang Fire (Take #2) ( 2:27 )
Hang Fire (Take #3) ( 2:28 )

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Rod Stewart & The Faces live in Detroit 1974 - 1CD

„ Live In Detroit 1974 „

Rod Stewart : vocals
Ron Wood : guitar
Ian McLagan  : keyboards
Kenny Jones : drums
Tsetsu Yamauchi : bass

1. ( I Know) I´m Losing You
2. 2. Bring It On Home To Me
3. Sweet Little Rock´n Roller
4. Fly In The Ointment
5. Every PictureTells A Story
6. Stay With Me
7. Motherless Child
8. Gasoline Alley
9. Maggie Mae
10. Twistin´ The Night Away

Rolling Stones "Very Ancient, Thank You Kindly" - 1CD - various live 1972

Rolling Stones
"Very Ancient, Thank You Kindly"
various live 1972 (American summer tour)
artwork included

Brown Sugar
Rocks Off
Gimme Shelter
Dead Flowers
Tumbling Dice
Love In Vain
Sweet Virginia
Ventilator Blues
Torn and Frayed
Loving Cup
All Down The Line
Bye Bye Johnny
Rip This Joint
Jumping Jack Flash
Street Fighting Man
Uptight / Satisfaction
Don't Lie To Me
It's All Over Now

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Rolling Stones live in Kansas City 1981 - 2CD - soundboard

Rolling Stones
Kansas City
December 14, 1981

Under My Thumb
When The Whip Comes Down
Let's Spend The Night Together
Black Limousine
Just My Imagination
Twenty Flight Rock
Going To A Go Go
Let Me Go
Time Is On My Side
Beast Of Burden
Waiting On A Friend
Let It Bleed
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Little T&A
Tumbling Dice
She's So Cold
Hang Fire
Miss You
Honky Tonk Women
Brown Sugar
Start Me Up
Jumping Jack Flash
Star Spangled Banner

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rolling Stones live in New York 2006 - 2CD - January 18

Rolling Stones
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
January 18, 2006

As fate would have it I was seated 5 rows directly in front of the center of the soundboard,
approximately in the middle of the floor, in front of the right stack.  The soundboard was also
centered to the right stack.  This made for some very odd sound throughout MSG, but I believe I
was in the "sweet spot" as I heard what the Soundboard made the mix to be.  My buddy who
joined my « way through the show reports that where he was seated, on the left side in the back
1/3 of the floor, he could not hear the horn section.  He was amazed how clear they sounded
where I was.  Another friend who was up on the left side in the 100's says the sound was very
muted there and he could not hear Keith until Satisfaction!!!!  As you will soon be able to tell for
yourself, I don't think I had any of those problems.  The sound was pretty clear.  Of course you
have a few yahoo's whistling and screaming in inappropriate places, but hey, this is MSG in
NYC, and that's going to occur no matter where you are in the arena.  Then again, there was
"Young Mick" in front of me ... a real annoying 6'4" pain in the ass who mimicked Mick's every
move and screamed out every lyric, alternating his off key rendition of lines between his
girlfriend's and his "boyfriend's" ears ... but when he faced my way, the noise was intolerable ...
yet you barely hear the annoying SOB on the recording.  A small miracle.

Jumping Jack Flash
Let's Spend The Night Together
Oh No, Not You Again
Love Is Strong
Rocks Off
Worried About You
Rain Fall Down
Midnight Rambler
Tumblin' Dice
Intro's Part 1
Gimme Shelter

Intro's Part 2
This Place Is Empty
Miss You (B Stage)
Rough Justice (B Stage)
Get Off Of My Cloud (B Stage)
Honky Tonk Woman (B Stage)
Sympathy For The Devil
Start Me Up
Brown Sugar
   - encore -
You Can't Always Get What You Want

Rolling Stones live in Buffalo 1975 - 1CD - soundboard

The Rolling Stones
"Hottest In Hell"
Shaved Disc
June 15th, 1975
Buffalo, New York
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Artwork included

01 Honky Tonk Women
02 All Down The Line
03 If You Can't Rock Me/Get Off Of My Cloud
04 Star Star
05 Gimme Shelter
06 Ain't Too Proud To Beg
07 You Gotta Move
08 You Can't Always Get What You Want
09 Happy
10 Tumbling Dice
11 Luxury

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Rolling Stones live in Rotterdam 1982 - 2CD - June 5

Rolling Stones
Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Netherlands
June 5, 1982
artwork included

Disc one:
Take The A Train
Under My Thumb
When The Whip Comes Down
Let's Spend The Night Together
Black Limousine
Just My Imagination
Twenty Flight Rock
Going To A Go Go
Chantilly Lace
Let Me Go
Time Is On My Side
Beast Of Burden
Let It Bleed

Disc two:
You Can't Always Get What You Want
band introductions
Little T & A
Tumbling Dice
She's So Cold
Hang Fire
Miss You
Honkey Tonk Women
Brown Sugar
Start Me Up
Jumping Jack Flash
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Tchaikovsky Overture 1812 Opus 49

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Rolling Stones live in Napoles 1982 - 1CD - soundboard

Rolling Stones -  Shattered In Europe
Live In Stadio San Paolo Napoles 1982-07-17
Soundboard recording

1 Under My Thumb 3:47
2 When the Whip Comes Down 4:36
3 Let's Spend the Night Together 4:20
4 Shattered 4:09
5 Neighbors 4:20
6 Black Limousine 4:09
7 Just My Imagination 9:22
8 [band introductions] 0:54
9 Little T & A 3:20
10 Angie 4:54
11 Tumbling Dice 4:36
12 She's So Cold 4:15
13 Hang Fire 2:43
14 Miss You 9:41
15 Honky Tonk Woman 3:26
16 Brown Sugar 3:30
17 Start Me Up 4:15

Rolling Stones "Rock Out, Cock Out" - 1CD - various 1973 soundboards

Rolling Stones - Rock Out Cock Out
Soundboard recordings
artwork included

1- Brown sugar (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
2- Happy (Live in London Wembley Empire Pool, sept. 9, 1973)
3- Dancing with mr. D. (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
4- Angie (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
5- Rip this joint (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
6- Jumpin' Jack Flash (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
7- Street fighting man (Live in London Wembley Empire Pool, sept. 9, 1973)
8- You can't always get what you want (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
9- Midnight rambler (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)

Rolling Stones 1963 - 1965 radio sessions - 1CD

Get Satisfaction...If You Want
The Best of BBC Radio Recordings 1963-1965
Artwork included

01 Come On
02 Memphis Tennessee
03 Roll Over Beethoven
04 Not Fade Away
05 Down the Road a Piece
06 Route 66
07 Cops and Robbers
08 You Better Move On
09 Mona (I Need You Baby)
10 Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
11 The Last Time
12 Mercy Mercy
13 Interview With Mick Jagger
14 Cry to Me
15 Fanny Mae
16 Interview
17 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
18 2120 South Michigan Avenue
19 The Spider and the Fly
20 Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')
21 Interview With Mick Jagger and Brian Jones

Rolling Stones "Bastard's Banquet" - 1CD - 1968 outtakes

Rolling Stones - Bastard's Banquet

  1. Sympathy for the Devil – 6:23
        * Keith Richards on bass; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg
           and Jimmy Miller on backing vocals; Rocky Dijon, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts on percussion
  2. No Expectations – 4:00
        * Brian Jones on slide guitar, Nicky Hopkins on piano
  3. Dear Doctor – 3:26
        * Brian Jones on harmonica
  4. Parachute Woman – 2:22
        * Mick Jagger on harmonica
  5. Jigsaw Puzzle" – 6:18
        * Nicky Hopkins on piano, Keith Richards on acoustic guitar and electric slide guitar, Brian Jones on mellotron,
  6. Street Fighting Man – 3:17
        * Dave Mason on shehani, Keith Richards on bass, Brian Jones on sitar and tambura
  7. Prodigal Son (Rev. Robert Wilkins) – 2:55
        * Brian Jones on harmonica
  8. Stray Cat Blues – 4:38
        * Brian Jones on Mellotron
  9. Factory Girl – 2:09
       * Ric Grech on fiddle, Dave Mason on Mellotron using the mandolin sound
 10. Salt of the Earth – 4:52
       * First verse sung by Keith Richards.
 11. Jumpin' Jack Flash  - 3:37 - Single Version
       * Keith Richards on bass, floor tom, acoustic and electric guitar. Mick Jagger on maracas, Brian Jones on electric guitar,
          Bill Wyman on organ, Nicky Hopkins on piano, & Jimmy Miller on backing vocals.
 12. Family – 4:15 - Acoustic Version - May-June 1968
       * Nicky Hopkins on piano, Jimmy Miller on percussion
 13. Sister Morphine - 5:40 - May 13, 1968
       * Mick Jagger on Lead Vocals
 14. Natural Magic - 1:38 - Single Version / Nov. 1968
       * Ryland Cooder on Slide Guitar, Keith Richards on Bass
 15. Memo From Turner – 4:06 Single Version /. Nov.1968
       * Al Kooper on guitar
 16. No Expectations – 3:54 - Single Version
       * Brian Jones on slide guitar, Nicky Hopkins on piano
 17. Street Fighting Man –  3:07 - Single Version
       * Dave Mason on shehani, Keith Richards on bass, Brian Jones on sitar and tambura
 18. Dear Doctor - 3:28 - Take One
       * Early Version
 19. Family - 3:43 - Electric Version - May-June 1968
 20. Sister Morphine - 5:29 - May 1969
       * Marianne Faithful on Lead Vocals, Mick Jagger on acoustic guitar, Charlie Watts on drums, Ry Cooder on slide,
          and Jack Nitzsche, the producer, on piano. May-June 1969.

1968 Studio Personnel;
   * Mick Jagger – vocals, backing vocals, harmonica
   * Keith Richards – acoustic and electric guitar, bass, vocals
   * Brian Jones – acoustic slide guitar, backing vocals, sitar, tamboura, mellotron, harmonica
   * Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
   * Bill Wyman – bass, backing vocals, percussion, organ
   * Rocky Dijon – congas
   * Ric Grech – fiddle
   * Nicky Hopkins – piano
   * Dave Mason – mellotron, shehnai
   * Jimmy Miller – producer and backing vocals
   * Marianne Faithfull - backing vocals
   * Anita Pallenberg - backing vocals
   * Watts Street Gospel Choir – backing vocals

*Tracks (1-10) PBTHAL's LP Rip. Excellent.
**Tracks (11-19) 1968 Singles and Outtakes from the period are in the best quality I could find.
***Track (20) Marianne Faithful's Single Version of Sister Morphine, recorded in May-June, in LA, the following year 1969.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rolling Stones "How Britain Got The Blues" - 1CD - various live

Rolling Stones - How Britain got the Blues ( 1961-64)

Although the kind of Rolling Stones fan who buys this will almost inevitably already have a good portion of the music on other bootlegs, this CD boot is a good compilation of obscure 1961-1964 recordings, mostly taken from 1964 BBC sessions. Twenty-four of these 32 cuts come from such BBC sources, but what will pique the hardcore Stones aficionado's interest the most are the first eight tracks, which have rarely if ever before surfaced. The first four songs are labeled as dating from a tape of Little Boys Blue, a just-pre-Rolling Stones lineup of the group, recorded (probably at a private rehearsal) in late 1961. Dick Taylor (later of the Pretty Things), guitarist Bob Beckwith, and Allen Etherington (on maracas) were also part of Little Boys Blue on this recording, according to the cover. While the track listings are vague as to what actual future members of the Stones also participated, it's certain that Mick Jagger's on lead vocals, and virtually certain that Keith Richards is on one of the guitars. These are the very earliest Rolling Stones recordings to have appeared on a bootleg. The recording is crude, and the accompaniment primitive (particularly the drums, which aren't even included on all the tracks). Yet the similarity to what the Stones would become is unmistakable, with Jagger's singing sounding almost exactly similar to his style on the earliest Stones records, and a Chuck Berry chug already present in the guitars, though the rudimentary amplification produces some odd fiddle-like sounds. Three of the four songs ("Little Queenie," "Beautiful Delilah," and "Down the Road Apiece") are Chuck Berry covers that the group would release or perform for the BBC in their early days; the fourth, "I Ain't Got You" (a Billy Boy Arnold song covered by the Yardbirds in 1964), would not. The next four tracks, in far better though somewhat hollow fidelity, are also extremely interesting, three of them dating from a November 1963 recording session. These include unreleased versions of the Jagger-Richards compositions "It Should Be You" (tougher than the one released as an obscure cover by George Bean, though it's still not much of a song) and "That Girl Belongs to Yesterday," covered with some success by Gene Pitney. There's also "Leave Me Alone," a Jagger-Richards original not released by anyone, which sounds like an energetic rip-off of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say." And, completing the rarest material here, there's also the unreleased studio effort "Goodbye Girl," a routine blues-rocker dated as having been recorded in November 1964 and written by Bill Wyman. Quite fascinating for the Stones fanatic, then, though actually the subsequent 24 BBC session tracks are better music. Those BBC performances include many songs that showed up on the group's early releases, as well as some surprise covers that didn't, like "Roll Over Beethoven" (a different version than a more commonly circulated one also recorded around this time for another BBC session), "Meet Me in the Bottom," Jimmy Reed's "Ain't That Loving You Baby," "High Heeled Sneakers," and Bo Diddley's "Crackin' Up." The fidelity on these is generally okay (though not great), and the performances good and different enough from the studio versions to make them pretty interesting. In case you're assembling Rolling Stones BBC material for the first time, though, note that there are a good number of BBC tracks that don't show up here, including some ace ones like their covers of "Memphis, Tennessee" and Diddley's "Cops and Robbers."

- Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the World's Greatest Rock Roll Band in the late '60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously dangerous alternative to the bouncy Merseybeat of the Beatles in the British Invasion, the Stones had pioneered the gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock roll that came to define hard rock. With his preening machismo and latent maliciousness, Mick Jagger became the prototypical rock frontman, tempering his macho showmanship with a detached, campy irony, while Keith Richards and Brian Jones wrote the blueprint for sinewy, interlocking rhythm guitars. Backed by the strong, yet subtly swinging rhythm section of bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts, the Stones became the breakout band of the British blues scene, eclipsing such contemporaries as the Animals and Them. Over the course of their career, the Stones never really abandoned blues, but as soon as they reached popularity in the U.K., they began experimenting musically, incorporating the British pop of contemporaries like the Beatles, Kinks and Who into their sound. After a brief dalliance with psychedelia, the Stones re-emerged in the late '60s as a jaded, blues-soaked hard rock quintet. the Stones always flirted with the seedy side of rock roll, but as the hippie dream began to break apart, they exposed and reveled in the new rock culture. It wasn't without difficulty, of course. Shortly after he was fired from the group, Jones was found dead in a swimming pool, while at a 1969 free concert at

-Altamont, a concertgoer was brutally killed during the Stones' show. But the Stones never stopped going. For the next thirty years, they continued to record and perform, and while their records weren't always blockbusters, they were never less than the most visible band of their era -- certainly, none of their British peers continued to be as popular or productive as the Stones. And no band since has proven to have such a broad fan base or far-reaching popularity, and it is impossible to hear any of the groups that followed them without detecting some sort of influence, whether it was musical or aesthetic.

Throughout their career, Mick Jagger (vocals) and Keith Richards (guitar, vocals) remained at the core of the Rolling Stones. The pair initially met as children at Dartford Maypole County Primary School. They drifted apart over the next ten years, eventually making each other's acquaintance again in 1960, when they met through a mutual friend, Dick Taylor, who was attending Sidcup Art School with Richards. At the time, Jagger was studying at the London School of Economics and playing with Taylor in the blues band Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys. Shortly afterward, Richards joined the band. Within a year, they had met Brian Jones (guitar, vocals), a Cheltenham native who had dropped out of school to play saxophone and clarinet. By the time he became a fixture on the British blues scene, Jones had already had a wild life. He ran away to Scandinavia when he was 16; by that time, he had already fathered two illegitimate children. He returned to Cheltenham after a few months, where he began playing with the Ramrods. Shortly afterward, he moved to London. where he played in Alexis Korner's group, Blues Inc. Jones quickly decided he wanted to form his own group and advertised for members; among those he recruited was the heavyset blues pianist Ian Stewart.

As he played with his group, Jones also moonlighted under the name Elmo Jones at the ~Ealing Blues Club. At the pub, he became reacquainted with Blues, Inc., which now featured drummer Charlie Watts, and, on occasion, cameos by Jagger and Richards. Jones became friends with Jagger and Richards, and they soon began playing together with Dick Taylor and Ian Stewart; during this time, Mick was elevated to the status of Blues Inc.'s lead singer. With the assistance of drummer Tony Chapman, the fledgling band recorded a demo tape. After the tape was rejected by EMI, Taylor left the band to attend the Royal College of Art; he would later form the Pretty Things. Before Taylor's departure, the group named themselves the Rolling Stones, borrowing the moniker from a Muddy Waters song.

the Rolling Stones gave their first performance at the ~Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962. At the time, the group consisted of Jagger, Richards, Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, drummer Mick Avory and Dick Taylor, who had briefly returned to the fold. Weeks after the concert, Taylor left again and was replaced by Bill Wyman, formerly of the Cliftons. Avory also left the group -- he would later join the Kinks -- and the Stones hired Tony Chapman, who proved to be unsatisfactory. After a few months of persuasion, the band recruited Charlie Watts, who had quit Blues Inc. to work at an advertising agency once the group's schedule became too hectic. By 1963, the band's lineup had been set, and the Stones began an eight-month residency at the ~Crawdaddy Club, which proved to substantially increase their fan base. It also attracted the attention of Andrew Loog Oldham, who became the Stones' manager, signing them from underneath ~Crawdaddy's Giorgio Gomelsky. Although Oldham didn't know much about music, he was gifted at promotion, and he latched upon the idea of fashioning the Stones as the bad-boy opposition to the clean-cut Beatles. At his insistence, the large yet meek Stewart was forced out of the group, since his appearance contrasted with the rest of the group. Stewart didn't disappear from the Stones; he became one of their key roadies and played on their albums and tours until his death in 1985.

With Oldham's help, the Rolling Stones signed with Decca Records, and that June, they released their debut single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On." The single became a minor hit, reaching number 21, and the group supported it with appearances on festivals and package tours. At the end of the year, they released a version of Lennon-McCartney's "I Wanna Be Your Man" which soared into the Top 15. Early in 1964, they released a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away," which shot to number three. "Not Fade Away" became their first American hit, reaching number 48 that spring. By that time, the Stones were notorious in their homeland. Considerably rougher and sexier than the Beatles, the Stones were the subject of numerous sensationalistic articles in the British press, culminating in a story about the band urinating in public. All of these stories cemented the Stones as a dangerous, rebellious band in the minds of the public, and had the effect of beginning a manufactured rivalry between them and the Beatles, which helped the group rocket to popularity in the U.S. In the spring of 1964, the Stones released their eponymous debut album, which was followed by "It's All Over Now," their first U.K. number one. That summer, they toured America to riotous crowds, recording the Five By Five EP at Chess Records in Chicago in the midst of the tour. By the time it was over, they had another number one U.K. single with Howlin' Wolf's "Little Red Rooster." Although the Stones had achieved massive popularity, Oldham decided to push Jagger and Richards into composing their own songs, since they -- and his publishing company -- would receive more money that away. In June of 1964, the group released their first original single "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)," which became their first American Top 40 hit. Shortly afterward, a version of Irma Thomas' "Time Is On My Side" became their first U.S. Top Ten. It was followed by "The Last Time" in early 1965, a number one U.K. and Top Ten U.S. hit that began a virtually uninterrupted string of Jagger-Richards hit singles. Still, it wasn't until the group released "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" in the summer of 1965 that they were elevated to superstars. Driven by a fuzz-guitar riff designed to replicate the sound of a horn section, "Satisfaction" signaled that Jagger and Richards had come into their own as songwriters, breaking away from their blues roots and developing a signature style of big, bluesy riffs and wry, sardonic lyrics. It stayed at number one for four weeks and began a string of Top Ten singles that ran for the next two years, including such classics as "Get Off My Cloud," "19th Nervous Breakdown," "As Tears Go By" and "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?"

By 1966, the Stones had decided to respond to the Beatles' increasingly complex albums with their first album of all-original material, Aftermath. Due to Brian Jones' increasingly exotic musical tastes, the record boasted a wide range of influences, from the sitar-drenched "Paint It, Black" to the Eastern drones of "I'm Going Home." These eclectic influences continued to blossom on Between the Buttons (1967), the most pop-oriented album the group ever made. Ironically, the album's release was bookended by two of the most notorious incidents in the band's history. Before the record was released, the Stones performed the suggestive "Let's Spend the Night Together," the B-side to the medieval ballad "Ruby Tuesday," on The Ed Sullivan Show, which forced Jagger to alter the song's title to an incomprehensible mumble, or else face being banned. In February of 1967, Jagger and Richards were arrested for drug possession, and within three months, Jones was arrested on the same charge. All three were given suspended jail sentences, and the group backed away from the spotlight as the summer of love kicked into gear in 1967. Jagger, along with his then-girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, went with the Beatles to meet the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; they were also prominent in the international broadcast of the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love." Appropriately, the Stones' next single, "Dandelion"/"We Love You," was a psychedelic pop effort, and it was followed by their response to Sgt. Pepper, Their Satanic Majesties Request, which was greeted with lukewarm reviews.

the Stones' infatuation with psychedelia was brief. By early 1968, they had fired Andrew Loog Oldham and hired Allen Klein as their manager. The move coincided with their return to driving rock roll, which happened to coincide with Richards' discovery of open tunings, a move that gave the Stones their distinctively fat, powerful sound. The revitalized Stones were showcased on the malevolent single "Jumpin' Jack Flash," which climbed to number three in May 1968. Their next album, Beggar's Banquet, was finally released in the fall, after being delayed for five months due its controversial cover art of a dirty, graffiti-laden restroom. An edgy record filled with detours into straight blues and campy country, Beggar's Banquet was hailed as a masterpiece among the fledgling rock press. Although it was seen as a return to form, few realized that while it opened a new chapter of the Stones' history, it also was the closing of their time with Brian Jones. Throughout the recording of Beggar's Banquet, Jones was on the sidelines due to his deepening drug addiction and his resentment of the dominance of Jagger and Richards. Jones left the band on June 9, 1969, claiming to be suffering from artistic differences between himself and the rest of the band. On July 3, 1969 -- less than a month after his departure -- Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool. The coroner ruled that it was "death by misadventure," yet his passing was the subject of countless rumors over the next two years.

By the time of his death, the Stones had already replaced Brian Jones with Mick Taylor, a former guitarist for John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. He wasn't featured on "Honky Tonk Women," a number one single released days after Jones' funeral, and he contributed only a handful of leads on their next album, Let It Bleed. Released in the fall of 1969, Let It Bleed was comprised of sessions with Jones and Taylor, yet it continued the direction of Beggar's Banquet, signaling that a new era in the Stones' career had begun, one marked by ragged music and an increasingly wasted sensibility. Following Jagger's filming of Ned Kelly in Australia during the first part of 1969, the group launched their first American tour in three years. Throughout the tour -- the first where they were billed as the World's Greatest Rock Roll Band -- the group broke attendance records, but it was given a sour note when the group staged a free concert at ~Altamont Speedway. On the advice of the Grateful Dead, the Stones hired Hell's Angels as security, but that plan backfired tragically. The entire show was unorganized and in shambles, yet it turned tragic when the Angels killed a young Black man, Meredith Hunter, during the Stones' performance. In the wake of the public outcry, the Stones again retreated from the spotlight and dropped "Sympathy for the Devil," which some critics ignorantly claimed incited the violence, from their set.

As the group entered hiatus, they released the live Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out in the fall of 1970. It was their last album for Decca/London, and they formed Rolling Stones Records, which became a subsidiary of Atlantic Records. During 1970, Jagger starred in Nicolas Roeg's cult film Performance and married Nicaraguan model Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, and the couple quickly entered high society. As Jagger was jet-setting, Richards was slumming, hanging out with country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons. Keith wound up having more musical influence on 1971's Sticky Fingers, the first album the Stones released though their new label. Following its release, the band retreated to France on tax exile, where they shared a house and recorded a double album, Exile on Main St. Upon its May 1972 release, Exile on Main St. was widely panned, but over time it came to be considered one of the group's defining moments.

Following Exile, the Stones began to splinter in two, as Jagger concentrated on being a celebrity and Richards sank into drug addiction. The band remained popular throughout the '70s, but their critical support waned. Goats Head Soup, released in 1973, reached number one, as did 1974's It's Only Rock 'N' Roll, but neither record was particularly well received. Taylor left the band after It's Only Rock 'N' Roll, and the group recorded their next album as they auditioned new lead guitarists, including Jeff Beck. They finally settled on Ron Wood, former lead guitarist for the Faces and Rod Stewart, in 1976, the same year they released Black N' Blue, which only featured Wood on a handful of cuts. During the mid- and late '70s, all the Stones pursued side projects, with both Wyman and Wood releasing solo albums with regularity. Richards was arrested in Canada in 1977 with his common-law wife Anita Pallenberg for heroin possession. After his arrest, he cleaned up and was given a suspended sentence the following year. The band reconvened in 1978 to record Some Girls, an energetic response to punk, new wave and disco. The record and its first single, the thumping disco-rocker "Miss You," both reached number one, and the album restored the group's image. However, the group squandered that goodwill with the follow-up Emotional Rescue, a number one record that nevertheless received lukewarm reviews upon its 1980 release. Tattoo You, released the following year, fared better both critically and commercially, as the singles "Start Me Up" and "Waiting on a Friend" helped the album spend nine weeks at number one. the Stones supported Tattoo You with an extensive stadium tour captured in Hal Ashby's movie Let's Spend the Night Together and the 1982 live album Still Life.

Tattoo You proved to be the last time the Stones completely dominated the charts and the stadiums. Although the group continued to sell out concerts in the '80s and '90s, their records didn't sell as well as previous efforts, partially because the albums suffered due to Jagger and Richards' notorious mid-'80s feud. Starting with 1983's Undercover, the duo conflicted about which way the band should go, with Jagger wanting the Stones to follow contemporary trends and Richards wanting them to stay true to their rock roots. As a result, Undercover was a mean-spirited, unfocused record that received relatively weak sales and mixed reviews. Released in 1986, Dirty Work suffered a worse fate, since Jagger was preoccupied with his fledgling solo career. Once Jagger decided that the Stones would not support Dirty Work with a tour, Richards decided to make his own solo record with 1988's Talk Is Cheap. Appearing a year after Jagger's failed second solo album, Talk Is Cheap received good reviews and went gold, prompting Jagger and Richards to reunite late in 1988. The following year, the Stones released Steel Wheels, which was received with good reviews, but the record was overshadowed by its supporting tour, which grossed over 140 million dollars and broke many box office records. In 1991, the live album Flashback, which was culled from the Steel Wheels shows, was released.

Following the release of Flashback, Bill Wyman left the band; he published a memoir, -Stone Alone, within a few years of leaving. the Stones didn't immediately replace Wyman, since they were all working on solo projects; this time, there was none of the animosity surrounding their mid-'80s projects. The group reconvened in 1994 with bassist Darryl Jones, who had previously played with Miles Davis and Sting, to record and release the Don Was-produced Voodoo Lounge. The album received the band's strongest reviews in years, and its accompanying tour was even more successful than the Steel Wheels tour. On top of being more successful than its predecessor, Voodoo Lounge also won the Stones their first ~Grammy for Best Rock Album. Upon the completion of the Voodoo Lounge tour, the Stones released the live, "unplugged" album Stripped in the fall of 1995. Similarly, after wrapping up their tour in support of 1997's Bridges to Babylon, the group issued yet another live set, No Security, the following year. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

The Rolling Stones - How Britain Got the Blues

Very rare early recordings including Mick Jagger with the Little Boys Blue in 1961.

Bad Wizard, BW 6134, 1 disk.

Sound Quality (1-10): 6-8
Performance (1-10): 9-10

   1. Little Queenie *
   2. Beautiful Delilah *
   3. Down the Road Apiece *
   4. I Ain't Got You *
   5. Leave Me Alone **
   6. Goodbye Girl ***
   7. It Should Be You **
   8. That Girl Belongs To Yesterday **
   9. Ain't That Loving You Baby ****
  10. Don't Lie To Me ****
  11. Mona ****
  12. Walking the Dog ****
  13. Bye Bye Johnny ****
  14. I Wanna Be Your Man ****
  15. Roll Over Beethoven ****
  16. Little By Little *****
  17. I Just Wanna Make Love To You *****
  18. I'm Movin' On *****
  19. Not Fade Away ****
  20. Beautiful Delilah ****
  21. High Heeled Sneakers ****
  22. Meet Me In the Bottom ****
  23. You Can Make It If You Try ****
  24. Route 66 ****
  25. Confessing the Blues ****
  26. Down the Road Apiece ****
  27. It's All Over Now *****
  28. If You Need Me *****
  29. Carol *****
  30. Around and Around ******
  31. I Can't Be Satisfied ******
  32. Crackin' Up ******

      * Little Boys Blue, recorded Dartford, South London, late 1961.
      ** Regent, 20th & 21st November, 1963.
      *** Chess, 8th November, 1963
      **** BBC Saturday Club, 1964
      ***** Joe Loss Show, 1964
      ****** BBC Top Gear, 1964

Monday, August 8, 2011

Keith Richards live in Rotterdam 1992 - 2CD - December 4

Keith Richards
4th December 1992
Rotterdam, Holland

Take It So Hard
Wicked As It Seems
Gimme Shelter
Yap Yap
How I Wish
Too Rude
Big Enough
Time Is On My Side
Hate It When You Leave
I Could Have Stood You Up
Band introduction
Before They Make Me Run
Will But You Won’t
Whip It Up

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Rolling Stones live in San Francisco 2005 - 2CD - November 15

Rolling Stones
SBC Park
San Francisco, Cailfornia USA

Audience recording

Comments: This was the third time seeing the Stones (81' and 89'), and what a
beautiful balmy full moon evening in San Francisco. The Stones put on their current
tour rather well we thought. Our seats were 1st row of the upper deck along the 1st
base side if you will, about 3/4th's the way down toward the bay. There was this tall
slim speaker tower about 50' from us that produced some nice clean sound. There was a
group of about 4-5 teenagers behind us who behaved very well during this show. The
recording came out rather well. These mics worked well without any extra battery power
as the Stones did not play super loud, however, I would soon discover most bands play
loud enough to warrant the extra power and bass roll-off option. We really enjoyed
this show, hope you do as well.

Disc change during SFTD, missed about 30 seconds or so.


02-Start Me Up
04-Mick speaks
05-Shes So Cold
06-Tumbling Dice
07-Rough Justice
08-Rain Fall Down
09-As Tears Go By
10-Midnight Rambler
11-Night Time Is The Right Time
12-Band Introductions
13-Slipping Away
15-Miss You
16-Oh No Not You Again
17-You Got Me Rocking
18-Honky Tonk Women
19-Sympathy For The Devil
20-Sympathy For The Devil (Disc Change)
21-Its Only Rock N Roll
22-Brown Sugar
23-Jumping Jack Flash


24-You Cant Always Get What You Want

Keith Richards live in East Rutherford 1988 - 2CD - December 17

Artist: Keith Richards & The X-pensive Winos
Date: 1988-12-17
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
Venue: Meadowlands Arena
Source: Audience

01 Take It So Hard (03:33)
02 How I Wish (04:56)
03 I Could Have Stood You up (05:08)
04 Crazy Mixed Up World (04:59)
05 Before They Make Me Run 03:57)
06 Too Rude (07:16)
07 I Wanna Be Your Man (03:46)
08 You Don't Move Me (05:24)
09 Make No Mistake (06:34)
10 Time Is On My Side (05:15)
11 Big Enough (03:49)
12 Whip It Up (05:40)
13 Locked Away (05:19)
14 Little T & A (05:35)
15 Struggle (04:46)
16 Happy (06:19)
17 Crowd (02:38)
18 Connection (02:36)
19 Band Intro's (00:57)
20 Rockawhile (04:45)
21 Run Rudolph Run (04:42)
22 It Means Alot (06:22)
23 Happy Birthday Keith (00:47)

Total Time - 105 minutes 03 seconds.

I will rate this show as Ex and the recording as VG+. Two tape flips occur, both auto tape flips occur during crowd portions, no music lost. This was most definately an interesting evening for me. I enjoyed the show thoroughly.

Rolling Stones "Satanic Sessions Box 2" - 4CD

Rolling Stones - Satanic Sessions Box 2 cd 1-4 ('No Label'-release)

Rolling Stones - Satanic Sessions, Eight CD set, original silver disc.
No apparent label.
First a note: Maybe seven years ago I found out about the existence of the Rolling
Stones "Satanic Sessions" set.
I persuaded a kid from some newsgroup to sell me a copy as I had nothing to trade.
He said, "OK i'll do it next week, this week I have my SATs."
Well that set set me off a nice little hobby I've I pursued to  this day.
Unfortunately the set did not survive.
It fell victim to my habit of putting nice shiny (and expensive) labels on every
disc I had.
I've been looking for a new copy ever since I realized the  error of my ways.
This is not that set.
It is set up differently and the track listings are not the same.
but i found it on the net and bought it and I'm posting.
The art will be hard to recreate:
It comes in two four-disc cases and the booklets fold out to three pages.
but really all you need to know is the blue one is set No 1 and the red is No 2


CD 1 - 01 - Title 15 (take 6)
CD 1 - 02 - Title 15 (take 7)
CD 1 - 03 - Gomper (take 1)
CD 1 - 04 - Gomper (take 2)
CD 1 - 05 - Gomper (take 3)
CD 1 - 06 - Gomper (take 4)
CD 1 - 07 - Gomper (take 5)
CD 1 - 08 - Gomper part 1 (take 1)
CD 1 - 09 - Gomper part 1 (take 2)
CD 1 - 10 - Soul blues (take 1)
CD 1 - 11 - Soul blues (take 2)
CD 1 - 12 - Soul blues (take 3)
CD 1 - 13 - 2000 man (takes 1-2)
CD 1 - 14 - 2000 man (take 3)
CD 1 - 15 - 2000 man (takes 4-5)
CD 1 - 16 - 2000 man (take 6)
CD 1 - 17 - 2000 man (takes 7-8)
CD 1 - 18 - 2000 man (takes 9-11)
CD 1 - 19 - 2000 man (takes 13-15)
CD 1 - 20 - 2000 man end part (takes 1-3)

CD 2 - 01 - 2000 man intro (takes 1-2)
CD 2 - 02 - 2000 man intro (takes 13-15)
CD 2 - 03 - She smiled sweetly (organ part)
CD 2 - 04 - Blues #3 (takes 27-31)
CD 2 - 05 - Blues #3 (takes 32-39)
CD 2 - 06 - Blues #3 (takes 40-44)
CD 2 - 07 - Blues #3 (retakes 1-2)
CD 2 - 08 - Blues #3 (retake 3)
CD 2 - 09 - Blues #3 (retakes 4-5)
CD 2 - 10 - Gold painted nails (take 1)
CD 2 - 11 - Gold painted nails (take 2)
CD 2 - 12 - Gold painted nails (takes 3-4)
CD 2 - 13 - Gold painted nails (takes 5-9)
CD 2 - 14 - Gold painted nails (takes 10-11)
CD 2 - 15 - Gold painted nails (take 12)

CD 3 - 01 - Gold plated nails (takes 13-16)
CD 3 - 02 - Gold plated nails (take 17)
CD 3 - 03 - Gold plated nails (takes 18-22)
CD 3 - 04 - Gold plated nails (take 23)
CD 3 - 05 - 2000 man (middle part - takes 2-3)
CD 3 - 06 - 2000 man (middle part - takes 4-6)
CD 3 - 07 - 2000 man (middle part - takes 7-10)
CD 3 - 08 - 2000 man (middle part - takes 11-12)
CD 3 - 09 - 2000 man (middle part - take 13)
CD 3 - 10 - Jigsaw puzzle (take 1)
CD 3 - 11 - Jigsaw puzzle (take 2)
CD 3 - 12 - Jigsaw puzzle (takes 3-5)
CD 3 - 13 - Jigsaw puzzle (take 6)

CD 4 - 01 - Jigsaw puzzle (takes 7-8)
CD 4 - 02 - Jigsaw puzzle (take 9)
CD 4 - 03 - Jigsaw puzzle (take 10)
CD 4 - 04 - Jigsaw puzzle (take 11)
CD 4 - 05 - Jigsaw puzzle (take 12)
CD 4 - 06 - Jigsaw puzzle (take 13)
CD 4 - 07 - Jigsaw puzzle (take 14)
CD 4 - 08 - Title 15
CD 4 - 09 - Title 15
CD 4 - 10 - Title 15
CD 4 - 11 - A degree of murder

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Rolling Stones "Satanic Sessions Box 1" - 4CD

The Rolling Stones
Satanic Sessions Box 1
artwork included

Disc one:
01. 2000 Light Years From Home
02. 2000 Light Years From Home (take 1)
03. 2000 Light Years From Home (takes 2-4)
04. 2000 Light Years From Home (takes 5-6)
05. 2000 Light Years From Home (takes 7-10)
06. 2000 Light Years From Home (take 11)
07. 2000 Light Years From Home (takes 12-13)
08. 2000 Light Years From Home (takes 14-15)
09. 2000 Light Years From Home (retakes 3-4)
10. 5 Part Jam:Part 1 (takes 1-2)
11. 5 Part Jam:Part 1 (takes 3-5)
12. 5 Part Jam:Part 5 (takes 1-3)
13. 5 Part Jam:Part 4 (takes 1-10)
14. 5 Part Jam:Part 4 (takes 11-15)
15. 5 Part Jam:Part 3 (takes 1-5)
16. 5 Part Jam:Part 2 (takes 1-5)

Disc two:
01. We Love You (takes 15-16)
02. We Love You (takes 17-19)
03. She's A Rainbow (takes 1-2)
04. She's A Rainbow (takes 3-7)
05. Citadel (takes 20-24)
06. Citadel (takes 25-31)
07. Citadel (takes 32-33)
08. Citadel (take 34)
09. Citadel (extra piano)
10. In Another Land (takes 1-3)
11. In Another Land (takes 4-8)
12. In Another Land (take 9)
13. Child Of The Moon (take 10)

Disc three:
01. Child Of The Moon (takes 11-12)
02. Sing This All Together (take 7)
03. Sing This All together (intro )
04. The Lantern (take 1) ~ working title: Fly My Kite
05. The Lantern (takes 2-3)
06. The Lantern (takes 4-5)
07. The Lantern (take 10)
08. The Lantern (take 11)
09. The Lantern (take 14)
10. The Lantern (takes 15-17)
11. The Lantern (retakes 1-3)
12. On With The Show (takes 1-3) ~ working title: Surprise Me
13. On With The Show (takes 4-6)
14. On With The Show (takes 7-10)

Disc four:
01. On With The Show (take 11)
02. On With The Show (takes 12 + 14)
03. In Another Land Chorus (takes 1-2) ~ working title: Acid In The Grass
04. In Another Land Chorus (takes 3-4)
05. In Another Land Chorus (takes 5-14)
06. Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 1-2)
07. Majesties Honky Tonk (take 3)
08. Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 4-9)
09. Majesties Honky Tonk (take 10)
10. Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 11-12)
11. Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 15-17)
12. Jam One (takes 1-7)
13. Jam One (takes 8-9)
14. Jam One (takes 10-15)
15. Title 15 (takes 1-3)
16. Title 15 (take 4)
17. Title 15 (take 5)

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Rolling Stones live in London 1973 - 1CD - September 8

The Rolling Stones
Belladonna On A Toussaint Night
Empire Pool, London, September 8, 1973 (early show)
Remaster by Cool Cool Hand [Sister Morphine 31]
Quality: Excellent audience.
Artwork: Included

01. Intro
02. Brown Sugar
03. Gimme Shelter
04. Happy
05. Tumbling Dice
06. Star Star
07. Angie
08. You Can't Always Get What You Want
09. Dancing With Mr.D.
10. Heartbreaker
11. Midnight Rambler
12. Honky Tonk Women
13. All Down The Line
14. Rip This Joint
15. Jumping Jack Flash
16. Street Fighting Man

Mick Taylor live in Hannover 2009 - 2CD - October 1

Mick Taylor and the British All Stars
Hannover-Isernhagen, Germany
Blues Garage

taped by:  RC_Manillo

00.  soundcheck (partial)   (16:46)
01.  Blues Medley   (6:36)  ***
02.  Twisted Sister   (12:25)
03.  Losing My Faith  (7:09)
04.  Late At Night   (11:08)
05.  Blind Willie McTell /Watchtower   (13:08)
06.  Fed Up With The Blues   (8:41)
07.  Burying Ground   (11:11) ***
08.  You Shook Me   (13:51)
09.  CYHMK_Jam_Band Intros   (19:09)
10.  audience   (1:58)

11.  No Expectations   (9:10)

*** Lead Vocals by Denny Newman


 I was lucky enough to attend the 2nd part of the soundcheck and added this as track 00 in front of the set .
MT & the band were in good mood and it promised to become a great show. And so it took place. This was the best MT show I ever saw.
Mick played all songs on his Les Paul. For the encore '' No Expectations'' he switched over to his white strat

 Sound was perfect as usual in the Blues Garage


Mick Taylor - guitar, vocals
Max Middleton - piano
Kuma Harada - bass
Denny Newman - guitar
Jeff Allen - drums

Keith Richards "The Complete Honeymoon Tapes" - 2CD

Keith Richards
"The Complete Homeymoon Tapes"
Artwork:  →  Original Scans Inside

Version 2

Label:  →  Hot Lips Records HLR-KR 001-002

Contains all until now known tracks from Keith Richards' wedding session from tape in best possible quality, but still good mono only. 2 CD box partly packed in a 7" cardboard case. December 18, 1983

Disc 1 - 40:46
01. Please Please Me
02. Darling
03. Sweet Dreams 1
04. Apartment #9
05. So Sad (To Watch God Love Go Bad)
06. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 1
07. Memphis Tennessee
08. All Shock Up (Broken Off)
09. That'll Be The Day
10. Love Is Strange
11. Learning The Game
12. Cathy's Clown
13. Let's Spend The Night Together
14. Wild Horses
15. Time Is On My Side
16. Unknown
17. She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goobye
18. Unknown (Restarted)
19. Let It Be Me
20. Heartbeat

Disc 2 - 52:05
01. Donna
02. I Got Stripes
03. If You See Her, Say Hello
04. Can't Take A Joke
05. Instrumental - (this is MAYBE the very first demo for Springsteen's "Waiting on a Sunny Day")
06. Sweet Dreams 2
07. Never On Sunday I
08. 32:20 Blues
09. Devoted To You
10. Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 2
11. Try A Little Tenderness
12. Flamenco
13. Problems
14. Heartache Coming On (Incomplete)
15. Beast Of Burden
16. No Expectations
17. Never On Sunday 2
18. Dreams
19. Heartache Coming On (Complete)
20. Don't Be Cruel

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Keith Richards live in New York 1993 - 2CD - February 19

Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos
Beacon Theater
New York, New York
February 19, 1993

Disc 1:

How I Wish
Wicked as it Seems
Gimme Shelter
Runnin' Too Deep
Locked Away
Time is On My Side
Will But You Won't
Words of Wonder
Hate it When You Leave
Before They Make Me Run

Disc 2:
Band Introductions of the "Expensive Winos"

Whip it Up
I Could Have Stood You Up
Take it So Hard

Here's another gem from Aplay's infamous "Box o' DATs", Keef and the Winos ripping it up at NYC's famed Beacon Theater.
What a great, greasy, funky ensemble this group was, and nicely captured here by Aplay and his Lucky Taping Shirt.

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Rolling Stones live in Kansas City 1981 - 4CD - soundboard

Rolling Stones
"Its OK...I'm With the Band"
LAbel: Orginal Master Series

Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
December 14, 1981
Sound Quality: Soundboard

CD 1:
Under My Thumb
When The Whip Comes Down
Let's Spend The Night Together
Black Limousine
Just My Imagination
Twenty Flight Rock
Going To A Go Go
Let Me Go
Time Is On My Side
Beast Of Burden
Waiting On A Friend
Let It Bleed

CD 2:
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Band Introduction
Little T & A
Tumbling Dice
She's So Cold
Hang Fire
Miss You
Honky Tonk Women
Brown Sugar
Start Me Up
Jumpin' Jack Flash
(I Can't Get No ) Satisfaction
Star Spangled Banner

Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
December 15, 1981
Sound Quality: Soundboard

CD 3:
Intro:Take The "A" Train
Under My Thumb
When The Whip Comes Down
Let's Spend The Night Together
Shattered 4:50/Neighbours
Black Limousine
Just My Imagination
Twenty Flight Rock
Going To A Go Go
Let Me Go
Time Is On My Side
Beast Of Burden
Waiting On A Friend
Let It Bleed

CD 4:
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Band Introduction
Little T & A
Tumbling Dice
She's So Cold
Hang Fire
Miss You
Honky Tonk Women
Brown Sugar
Start Me Up
Jumpin' Jack Flash
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Outro:Star Spangled Banner

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Rolling Stones "The Black Box" - 4CD - various outtakes

The Rolling Stones - Black Box
4 CD Box Set
Covers Included

CD-1 (70:10)

The released version of the song in mono.

An alternate take with a different harp track.

More or less the instrumental version of Andrews Blues. A.k.a. 1964 Blues Jam on some releases.

Vocal by.......Gene Pitney. He says thank you at 2:01 when Jagger mentions his name during his vocal piece of the song.

Supposedly, rare acetates of this song were made for members of the band with "Between The Buttons" like cartoons on the labels drawn by Charlie Watts!

The early 1964 studio ("Metamorphosis" version of the Chuck Berry song. Also covered live by the band on the BBC
in 1964, and Ft. Worth, TX 6/24/72.

The following five tracks (excluding Look What You've Done) originally surfaced on the early seventies release "Bright Lights Big City" (RS 541) on Trade Mark of Quality. There is an interesting story of how this first recording of rare acetates was made in the book "Bootleg: The Secret History Of The Other Recording Industry", a.k.a "The Great White Wonders" in the UK by Clinton Heylin on page 87.

These songs were recorded at Chess Studios, Chicago, June, 1964.

This is the same "cleaned-up" (no acetate pops) version that first appeared on "Mad Shadows" on Scorpio (SC-91022) and "Bright Lights Big City" Anniversary Edition (TSP-CD-BLBC).

Jagger introduces the title of the song, but other than that it's similar to the released album take.
A Muddy Waters song, recorded 6/64 at Chicago Chess Studios.

A "Big" Bill Broonzy number.

Exhumed for the 1995 European Tour. Written By Willie Dixon and also performed by early Stones inspiration
Howlin' Wolf.

From the non-US versions of "Metamorphosis" with a slightly longer intro and outro. This and the following four tracks were cut with a studio session band and/or the Oldham Orchestra. Recording session date: July-Sept., 1964.

Sort of a country feel to this, which didn't surface on record until High and Dry on "Aftermath" in 1966.

HEAR IT 2:53
An instrumental track with Keith possibly on acoustic guitar and an Oldham orchestrated back-up arrangement.

Recording date: July-Sept., 1964.

A Jagger vocal demo from "Metamorphosis". Recording date: July-Sept., 1964.

Another "Metamorphosis" track with count in. Recording date: Jul-Sep.,1964.

Again from non-US versions of "Metamorphosis". A vocal demo recorded with session musicians.

Alternate vocal/electric guitar take of As Tears Go By in best quality sound.

An Oldham orchestrated horn induced alternate that would have fit the standard set by the other early tracks found on "Metamorphosis", but not part of that compilation. Recording date: Nov., 1963.

An instrumental version of the song that has been in circulation for some time, but this is the best quality.

Another of the original "Bright Lights Big City" tracks this time the recording source is
RCA Studios, LA, Sept., 1965. The guitar riff is lifted from Robert Johnson's 32-20 Blues, which he lifted from a piano blues by Delta Bluesman Skip James called 20-20 Blues! The earliest Johnson influenced Stones song I have come across.

An instrumental version of the song that has been in circulation for some time, but this is the best quality.

Recorded in March, 1966.

The vocal is way in the back on this, but audible.

The vocal version of this title in best quality. Out of place for a 1966 track. It might have worked on "Between The Buttons".

Only the backing vocals are present.

An alternate take.

Noticeable "wow" on the tape source in a couple of places. Only the backing vocals are present.
Recorded in January, 1967.

The following eight songs through My Obsession are instrumentals in excellent quality that first surfaced on a CD titled "Karaoke" (VTCD YD 033) on the same label, and also included lyric sheets written in English and Japanese.

These are interesting tracks despite being instrumentals, because there is a great deal of production to be heard on these Pop efforts by a Rock 'n Roll band.

CD-2 (73:51)

This song a.k.a. Can't Believe and I Can See It. Vocal version on CD-1.

Instrumental version.

Instrumental version. Keith's put a couple of pick slides on this that I hadn't noticed before.

Instrumental version.

Instrumental with count in.

Instrumental version.

Instrumental version.

Instrumental version.

There is also a rare unauthorized 7" of this song on green vinyl that has stereo/mono versions of just this track. Play it backwards and see what happens!

A droll song from " Metamorphosis".

This is an alternate version without the annoying skip that has shown up on a number of recordings.

Best quality version with just a single subdued "pop" at 2:30. Also mistakenly referred to as "Stuck Out All Alone", and labeled as "Give Me a Hamburger" on the original vinyl release titled "Trident Mixes" on K&S records (MCG/KS-072-A/B/C/D). The actual title of this song first surfaced in "The First Twenty Years", 1981 by David Dalton on page 190 (sessionography by Tom Beach & James Karnback). Recorded at Olympic studios, Spring, 1968.

A Beggars Banquet session.

Another of the original "Trident Mixes" instrumental tracks. Recorded at Elektra, Hollywood, Nov.-Dec., 1971, during the mixing and dubbing of the "Exile" sessions.

Sounds like session man Jimmy Page is putting the violin bow to the Paisley Tele? "Metamorphosis" version of the song.

A great "intermediate" version. Somewhere between the "Metamorphosis" version, and the Ry Cooder "Performance" movie take. This is probably the Olympic, 1968 take. A groove track!

Album version taken from an acetate mix down. Some surface noise.

Mistakenly referred to as Two Trains on many occasions. This is the studio version of the Muddy Waters classic.

Distorted vocal maybe through a harp mic. Check out the Muddy Waters original on the MCA/Chess release "The Best Of Muddy Waters", order no. CHD-31268. Two of the songs are recorded from vinyl, but these tracks represent the early roots of The Rolling Stones. Played live for the first time on the '95 European Tour.

The Jagger vocal version for the 176th time.First surfaced on the "Accidents Will Happen" 2LP in the early `80's.

A.k.a. The Vulture. Recorded at Keith's house at Redlands, July, 1968. A jam with Keith experimenting with chord changes. At one point it starts sounding like the old .38 Special song Hold On Loosely! Best sounding version.

CD-3 (67:01)

Compressed sound with "who..who's" way down in the mix. There are also a few bars edited from Keith's solo. Recorded at Olympic studios in June, 1968.

Missing the fiddle track and the familiar car horn. A transitional song that reveals the influences of the time.

Gram Parson's turning Keith on to the soul of country music, and open tunings that were prevalent in the Country (Delta) Blues. Even the Rock version of the song reflects the impact of working with Ry Cooder during the "Let It Bleed" sessions, and Keith's enduring preference for Open G tuning that followed. His earlier efforts with open tunings were in open D & E on songs such as Child Of The Moon, Street Fighting Man (studio), and Prodigal Son.

A different mix and vocal. Lot's of bass in the opening bars of the song. Minus the Merry Clayton vocal.

Recorded at Olympic Studios in May-June, 1969.

This could be the pre-Hyde Park studio version of the song. First surfaced on "Time Trip 1969-1973 Vol. 1" on Scorpio. Possibly from a May-June session at Olympic in 1969.

Muffled sound with a different vocal take. Taylor burns it up.

A studio version of the song containing the Paris verse that was only heard on early 70's live versions of the song.

Also missing horn arrangements. Recorded at Olympic Studios in May-June, 1969.

ALL DOWN THE LINE (acoustic) 4:22
One of the great examples of how the band can evolve songs. Slow acoustic guitar version. First surfaced in the late
70's, but this has excellent clarity and corrected speed. Recorded at Elektra studios in LA, Oct., 1969.
ALL DOWN THE LINE (electric) 3:47
This is not the 7" single version of the song that usually shows-up on these recordings.
Different mix, and harp solo at 3:05. An Olympic Oct.-Nov., 1970 recording.

Not hard to guess why this hasn't been released. A shorter version of the song.

Last of the "Metamorphosis" songs. It's the familiar guitar restart album version. Hard to say whether this is a production error or a retake by Keith.

An alternate take of the Mississippi Fred McDowell classic. There is a lot of vocal reverb at the beginning, and the slide guitar goes into a "wah" effect at the end. A Muscle Shoals, Dec., 1969 recording. Part of the work at this studio is documented in the "Gimme Shelter" movie. Fred's original version of "You Got To Move" is found on "Fred McDowell Vol. 2" on Arhoolie Records. Order no. F 1027.

The earliest known version. Some of the fundamental tracks are inherited by later takes. Muscle Shoals, Dec., 1969.

Starts-stops-restarts-stops-restarts. Sloppy production by the manufacturer of atake that is very similar to the album.

BITCH 2:24
This is the album version of the song that starts off with some subtle cymbal tapping just before the start,
and completely wipes out at 2:18 when the tape fouls-up.

The well known first version of Tumbling Dice. An Olympic, Oct., 1970 recording.

SWAY 3:33
The 7" single version. A different mix and take.

The infamous let's make the last song we owe Decca a real good one! Recorded at Olympic in May, 1970.

The origins and inspiration are explained by Marshall Chess in the opening 10 minutes of the movie with the same title. Interestingly, the song was rehearsed at the Woodstock rehearsals in preparation of the 1978 US Tour.

Was Jagger reminded of this song by a copy of an unauthorized recording purchased while in New York? He commented on unauthorized recordings at some length in an interview from the early 70's.

Found on the LP "Highway Bound" on Tofu records. There's something on this box set for everyone.

First ever releases of some songs and best quality version of the older ones. Jagger isn't too keen on the concept of retrospective box sets these days, so this is probably as good as it gets.

Black Box Disc 4 (Bonus Millenium Edition)

rare telephone call from Japan