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NEW RELEASES: Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Rolling Stones, Mudcrutch (Tom Petty), Grateful Dead, Monkees, Philip Glass, The Beach Boys & Carl Wilson

The old guard is coming out in force during the next few months with new albums. Some video and streaming samples are included. Click the covers (or links) to preorder at Amazon.

Fallen Angels
(May 20, 2016)
Another Covers Album

FROM AMAZON: Fallen Angels is the 37th studio album from Bob Dylan. Featuring twelve classic American tunes written by some of music’s most acclaimed and influential songwriters including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn And Carolyn Leigh, the album showcases Dylan’s unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader. The “Jack Frost”-produced album marks the first new music from the artist since his 2015 release, Shadows In The Night, which also showcased Dylan’s interpretations of classic American songs. That album reached the Top 10 in seventeen countries, including #7 in the U.S. Preorder at Amazon, HERE.

I Still Do
(May 20, 2016)
Glyn Johns Produces

FROM AMAZON: Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his 23rd studio album, I Still Do, set for release on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records. Clapton and Johns, who has also produced albums for The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who, most famously worked together on Clapton’s iconic Slowhand album. The 12-track record includes some original songs written by EC. Preorder at Amazon, HERE.

RollingStonesTotallyStripped300THE ROLLING STONES
Totally Stripped
(June 3, 2016)
Two To Five Disc CD/DVD Editions

The Rolling Stones are revisiting their excellent 1995 live album, Stripped, to offer a series of new Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Amazon Exclusive CD/DVD combos that will feature three complete shows from the spring of 1995 – The Paradiso in Amsterdam, L’Olympia in Paris and Brixton Academy in London – that were used to compile Stripped. As regular readers know, we’ve had a fake 2CD Deluxe Edition of Stripped in the archives (HERE) since 2008. As cool as it is, being one of the Stones better live albums, the new official versions look much better. Preorder at Amazon, HERE.

Mudcrutch 2
(May 20, 2016)
After 8 Years… A Follow-Up

FROM AMAZON: Tom Petty has confirmed details of a new album from Mudcrutch, his pre-Heartbreakers band with Mike Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh, and Benmont Tench. Aptly titled Mudcrutch 2, the band’s sophomore album arrives eight years after the band’s debut full-length. Its release coincides with a US tour kicking off in late May. As a first listen, “Trailer” is a twangy, nostalgia-filled rocker. Preorder at Amazon, HERE.

Stranger To Stranger
(June 3, 2016)
Influenced By Harry Partch???

FROM AMAZON: One of the most remarkable things about Paul Simon’s extraordinary new masterpiece, Stranger to Stranger, his 13th solo record, is that it conjures a vivid and vital new context to his well-established genius as a singer and songwriter. Full of thrilling textures that feel fresh and modern, while still offering subtle and artful allusions to our shared musical past, Stranger to Stranger’s significant sonic breakthrough came when Simon wrote the song ‘Insomniac s Lullaby,’ and found himself reminded of the musical possibilities first suggested by Harry Partch the 20th Century American composer and theorist who created custom-made instruments in microtonal tunings. Besides recording sounds from various Partch instruments, one of the key realizations Simon gathered from Partch was the observation that singing in music is akin to human speech, and Simon started to shape vocal lines on the album that way. Here, his strong voice and conversational lyrics usher us into a brave new musical world where expectations are defied and exceeded. Simon worked with producer Roy Halee. Preorder at Amazon, HERE.

Grateful Dead Red RocksGRATEFUL DEAD
Red Rocks – 7/8/78
(May 13, 2016)
Three Disc Set

FROM AMAZON: In the history of Grateful Dead performances, 1978 is widely praised as one of the group’s finest years. This set marks the official debut of one of their first ever performances at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a show highly sought-after by Dead Heads. The complete July 8, 1978 show at Red Rocks is widely considered one of the greatest concerts in Grateful Dead history. Preorder at Amazon, HERE.

Good Times!
(May 27, 2016)
Jesus, What An Awful Cover

FROM AMAZON: The Monkees celebrate its 50th anniversary with the group’s first new album in 20 years. Good Times! features all three surviving band members Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal featured on one song. Producing the album is Grammy and Emmy-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy). Much like The Monkees’ early albums, Good Times! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world’s most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Andy Partridge (XTC) and Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave). Harry Nilsson wrote the title track, “Good Times,” which he recorded at a session with Nesmith in January 1968. The production was never completed, so the band returned to the original session tape (featuring Nilsson’s guide vocal) and have created a duet with his close friend Dolenz. The album also includes songwriting contributions by Nesmith and Tork, as well as producer Schlesinger. Preorder at Amazon, HERE.

Beach BoysCarlTHE BEACH BOYS Live At The Fillmore East 1971 (May 6, 2016)
CARL WILSON Too Early To Tell – Live At The Bottom Line, 1981 (Available Now)
Buyer Beware, They’re May Be At Amazon, But Neither Are Legitimate Releases

FROM AMAZON: THE BEACH BOYS – This set, recorded live on the closing night of New York’s Fillmore East in 1971, captures the group at a time when their performance abilities were at a peak and just as they were finishing up the recording of one of their finest late-era studio albums, Surf’s Up. Although Brian was no longer performing with the band, and Dennis Wilson (due to a hand injury) had been replaced on drums by Mike Kowalski, the core group of Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine was still intact. Carl Wilson handles most of the lead vocals. The band opens with the complex and intriguing SMiLE era tune, “Heroes And Villains,” followed with several memorable, vintage Beach Boys hits, specifically “Do It Again,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” here performed in its full length version. Bruce Johnston takes the lead on a rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” At Amazon, HERE.

FROM AMAZON: CARL WILSON – By the early 1980s, The Beach Boys were in disarray and the band had split into a number of camps. Frustrated with their sluggish recording schedules, lack of new material and reluctance to rehearse, Carl Wilson took a leave of absence in 1981. He quickly recorded and released a solo album, Carl Wilson, composed largely of rock n’ roll songs co-written with Myrna Smith-Schilling, a former backing vocalist for Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin, and wife of Wilson’s then-manager Jerry Schilling. Carl also undertook a solo tour to promote the album, becoming the first member of the Beach Boys to break ranks. Initially, Wilson and his band played clubs like The Bottom Line in New York City and the Roxy in Los Angeles. Thereafter, he joined the Doobie Brothers as opening act for their 1981 summer tour. This CD features the full show Carl and band performed at The Bottom Line on 13th April 1981, a performance recorded for live broadcast across the greater New York area. Featuring all eight tracks from the Carl Wilson album plus a gorgeous rendition of “Long Promised Road” from Surf’s Up, a rousing cover of Sam and Dave’s “I Thank You,” and a couple of numbers featuring Myrna Smith on lead vocals – including, curiously covers of Pat Benatar songs. Preorder at Amazon, HERE.

The Symphonies
(April 22, 2016)
Limited Edition Of 2,500 11CD Box Sets

INFO: This collection features conductor Dennis Russell Davies who has arranged the commission of nine of ten Glass symphonies, leading the orchestras over which he has presided during the past 15 years including the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. This collection is the fruit of a 20 year collaboration between Glass and Davies and showcases a wide variety within this surprising body of work by Glass. Symphonies Nos. 1 Low (1992) is based on the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno and represents Glass’ first step into the history of symphonic writing. Symphony No. 4 Heroes (1996) is also based on the music of Bowie & Brian Eno and was created as a – symphonic ballet. Both are new recordings that were released individually by OMM in 2014 with the Sinfonieorchester Basel. Symphonies Nos. 2 (1994), No. 8 (2005), Symphony No. 9 (2012), and Symphony No. 10 (2012) are purely instrumental works for large orchestras. Symphony No.6 Plutonian Ode (2002) is based on Allen Ginsberg’s epic poem and features soprano Lauren Flanigan. The massive Symphony No.5 – Requiem, Bardo, Nirmanakaya (1999) is a choral symphony with an outstanding roster of soloists including Eric Owens, Denyce Graves and Ana Maria Martinez. Symphony No.7 – Toltec (2005) is a grand affair invoking the Toltec tradition of ancient Mesomerica. Preorder at Amazon, HERE.

The above is not a part of The Symphonies Box Set. It is a two-hour, January 29th, 2016 live webcast of the MIT Music and Theater Art’s “Orchestral Tribute to David Bowie”, from MIT, featuring Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 1, “Low” and Symphony No. 4, “Heroes.” Skip to 7:40 to get straight to the performance.


THE ROLLING STONES Love You Live Mixes (2016) – Rare Unheard Mixes Straight From The 16-Track Masters

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Love You Live Mixes (1977/1982/2016)
YOU Will Be The First To Ever Hear These Unreleased 16-Track Master Remixes…

FIRST TIME ONLINE: Big thanks to doyscoy, who has been sitting on these unreleased mixes for almost 35 years – mixes he personally produced in 1982, directly from 16-track safety masters of the Rolling Stones’ Love You Live concert tapes. Today, he’s sharing them publicly with you for the very first time. Five tracks, including two songs that never appeared on Love You Live in any form, comprise this unheard collection. Those who’ve grown old with Love You Live over the last 40 years might share a similar opinion of The Stones’ 1977 double live album. Except for the excellent El Mocambo Club blues performances on Side 3, Love You Live – primarily recorded in Paris in 1976, with a few US dates from 1975 – is another typically bombastic live Stones release. One that more accurately reflects a stitched-together concert “experience,” more than reproducing the actual musical performances. Which is partly the reason these unreleased remixes even exist. Prior to release, Jagger and Richards took a few reels of the Love You Live performances into Alpha International Recording Studios, in order to punch up the recordings with (primarily vocal) overdubs. A few years later, doyscoy, as a young engineer/producer at AIRS, practiced his craft on the Stones’ 16-track safety masters… just for fun. That’s how you now get to enjoy these unheard remixes – stripped of Love You Live’s obnoxious processing, intrusive audience effects, and Jagger’s new lead vocal overdubs. It’s an opportunity to hear the Stones warts and all, as doyscoy retained the tapes’ original lead vocals, foregoing the multi-layered post-production that would eventually mar much of Love You Live. In short… an arguably better end result, accompanied by doyscoy’s own detailed mixing notes, putting you in the producer’s chair with The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. You’ll hear versions of “Angie” and “Hey Negrita,” both left in the can, along with an alternate US performance of “You Gotta Move” and radically unique remixes of “Hot Stuff” and “Star Star” (which you can hear below). You should also check out doyscoy’s personally recorded live tapes for the QVC Broadcasting Network (where he worked as a producer and engineer), featuring performances by Willie Nelson, David Crosby/CPR, Justin Hayward & John Lodge (Moody Blues), Richie Havens, Brian Wilson and others (in Son Of Readers Links, HERE, dated 3/16/2016, direct link, HERE). MANY thanks, doyscoy… fans and collectors alike appreciate your sharing all your exclusive, unreleased mixes.

Hot Stuff (4:52)
Star Star (4:18)
Angie* (4:59)
Hey Negrita* (4:53)
You Gotta Move* (3:53)
*Performances Not Included On Love You Live.

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Love You LiveLove You Live (1977)

For those that want to indulge in A/B comparisons with the unheard mixes above, or just revel in Side 3’s gloriously essential El Mocambo blues tracks (or… just remind yourself why you rarely revisit Love You Live in the first place), here’s the CD version of the Stones’ 1977 double LP. We’ve got tons more live Stones worth owning in the archives, HERE, so make room on your hard drive (there are multiple pages, so don’t miss any). Find Love You Live at Amazon, HERE.

Intro: Excerpt From “Fanfare From The Common Man” (1:24)
Honky Tonk Woman (3:19)
If You Can’t Rock Me/Get Off Of My Cloud (5:00)
Happy (2:55)
Hot Stuff (4:35)
Star Star (4:10)
Tumbling Dice (4:00)
Fingerprint File (5:17)
You Gotta Move (4:19)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (7:43)
Mannish Boy (6:28)
Crackin’ Up (5:40)
Little Red Rooster (4:40)
Around And Around (4:09)
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (4:31)
Brown Sugar (3:11)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (4:03)
Sympathy For The Devil (7:51)


MOJO PRESENTS… Paint It Black (2016) +
Four More MOJO / Rolling Stones Tribute CDs

MOJO Paint It BlackPaint It Black (May, 2016)

MOJO‘s latest free CD, from the UK magazine’s May, 2016 issue, celebrates a Mick Jagger cover interview, but more specifically charts the directional change in pop music in the aftermath of Aftermath, The Rolling Stones’ fourth UK studio LP, and the first containing all Jagger/Richards compositions. What MOJO calls a “darker and meaner” music, when “pop took a left turn into altogether (into) more dangerous territory.” One of MOJO‘s better CD offerings in recent months. Find four more MOJO/Stones tributes, below (as well as some reading material, if you know where to look). Get all 168 of MOJO‘s free CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

The Mickey Finn Garden Of My Mind (2:29)
The Bonniwell Music Machine Dark White (4:13)
The Silence Down Down (2:54)
The 13th Floor Elevators Reverberation (Doubt) (2:45)
The Spencer Davis Group Morning Sun (3:20)
The Seeds Sad And Alone (2:45)
The Yardbirds Still I’m Sad (2:56)
The Pretty Things The Sun (3:03)
Chris Farlowe Paint It Black (Soundtrack Version) (2:50)
The Rationals Leaving Here (3:11)
Hat And Tie Finding It Rough (2:48)
Mountain Men Too Many People Around (2:56)
The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate Whatcha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You) (2:55)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Devil’s Grip (3:18)
The Red Crayola Hurricane Fighter Plane (3:46)

Stoned (Sept 2007), Sticky Soul Fingers – A Rolling Stones Tribute (Jan 2011), The Roots Of The Rolling Stones (Aug 2012), Uncovered – 15 Tracks As Re-Cut By The Rolling Stones (July 2013).


THE ROLLING STONES Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (1972) – Unreleased Film Soundtrack

Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (1972)
Unofficial Film Soundtrack

From The Archives, 2010: Since certain areas of the country would never get anywhere near a Stones world tour, this “Quadrophonic Film Concert” (as it was billed) was about the next best thing. It’s from the Stones’ 1972 Exile On Main Street Tour, recorded in Texas over four nights, and the band line-up features Mick Taylor, along with auxiliary greats like Nicky Hopkins and Bobby Keys. So it’s hard to go wrong with this set, which sounds pretty much like any other live material from the Stones during this period. Wiki (HERE) has some detailed information about how unique the film was. This particular post is some variation of a soundboard version, as no official soundtrack has been released as yet. A DVD was finally issued just last month after decades in storage. Amazon has it HERE and the standard, expensive box set HERE. Find too much Stones to list, HERE.

Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (2:10)
Brown Sugar (3:13)
Bitch (4:45)
Gimme Shelter (4:49)
Dead Flowers (4:11)
Happy (3:07)
Tumbling Dice (5:21)
Love In Vain (6:36)
Sweet Virginia (4:33)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (7:27)
All Down The Line (4:57)
Midnight Rambler (11:56)
Band Introduction (1:21)
Bye Bye Johnny (3:19)
Rip This Joint (2:26)
Jumping Jack Flash (3:38)
Street Fighting Man (4:35)
Closing (1:15)


THE ROLLING STONES IN MONO – The Complete London/Decca Studio Recordings (1964-1971)

Some of you may remember the short-lived, but much loved music blog, And Your Bird Can Swing, whose curator, Blank Frank, is still kicking up dust around the web with occasional contributions and custom creations. One of which he has kindly sent our way to share with you. A complete collection of The Rolling Stones in mono, from their 1964 debut, to 1971’s Sticky Fingers, with some thoughtful additions (necessitating a few faux “Deluxe Editions”) and bonus tracks. “This has been something that I’ve wanted to see for a long time,” Blank Frank relates. “I finally got tired of waiting and made it myself.” With our collective thanks, I’ll let Blank Frank detail the contents…

This is The Complete London/Decca Studio Recordings presented in mono – not re-channeled stereo – sounding the way they were meant to be played… on the radio or in a club! I liked the idea of having every mono RS LP, and their two greatest hits collections, Big Hits [High Tide And Green Grass] and Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2), are included because they were both great stand-alone LPs, not just collections of songs. This series also has a few extra albums. The second LP is a recreation of Around And Around, the great German collection, and includes all of the 1963-64 tracks that weren’t on LPs or greatest hits sets. [High Tide and Green Grass] pretty closely follows the UK version, with a few alterations. But, maybe the strangest addition here is Stone Age, which now collects all of the B-sides, USA tracks and other leftovers from 1965-66. I know “Sittin’ On A Fence” and the other USA Flowers tracks came out in 1967, but I’m pretty sure they pre-date Aftermath. Regardless, they puzzle together just fine this way, staying pretty close to chronological sequence. Through The Past, Darkly is unique in that it uses only the mono single mixes, including “Ruby Tuesday,” since ABKCO has always substituted a “fold-down” masquerading as a true mono master. It, too, closely follows the UK version, only removing duplicates and adding in more 1967-70 unique single mixes and edits. “Cocksucker Blues” is included at the end only because it really didn’t fit anywhere else. It’s only right to have some bonus 45s, too. The first is the band’s never-released 2nd single, “Fortune Teller,” while the Bill Wyman/Stones 45, “In Another Land” (which is barely different from the mono Their Majesties Satanic Request version), fits here best… not on TTP,D. Trust me, I tried it! Finally, the really hard to find (for me, anyway) original mono mix of the “Brown Sugar” single is here, too. All this material is officially released (no boots or Metamorphosis demos & rejects), and is mostly culled from Prof. Stoned or MFSL needle drops, with a good part of it coming from the latest ABKCO reissues. What I had and liked the sound of, is what I went with. – Blank Frank

The Rolling Stones 1964THE ROLLING STONES
Route 66 (2:20)
I Just Want to Make Love to You (2:17)
Honest I Do (2:09)
I Need You Baby (3:34)
Now I’ve Got a Witness (2:29)
Little By Little (2:38)
I’m a King Bee (2:35)
Carol (2:33)
Tell Me (4:05)
Can I Get a Witness (2:56)
You Can Make It If You Try (2:00)
Walking the Dog (3:08)

Around And Around (Deluxe)AROUND AND AROUND (Deluxe Edition)
Around And Around (3:05)
Good Times, Bad Times (2:30)
Empty Heart (2:37)
Confessin’ The Blues (2:48)
Not Fade Away (1:47)
Bye Bye Johnny (2:09)
You Better Move On (2:41)
I Wanna Be Your Man (1:44)
2120 South Michigan Avenue (2:07)
If You Need Me (2:03)
Poison Ivy (Version 2) (2:06)
I Want To Be Loved (1:52)
Stoned (2:09)
Money (2:31)
Little By Little (2:39)
Surprise Surprise (2:30)
How Many Times (1:57)

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (5:01)
Down Home Girl (4:14)
You Can’t Catch Me (3:37)
Time Is On My Side (Guitar Intro) (2:58)
What A Shame (3:06)
Grown Up Wrong (2:06)
Down The Road Apiece (2:54)
Under The Boardwalk (2:45)
I Can’t Be Satisfied (3:26)
Pain In My Heart (2:10)
Off The Hook (2:34)
Susie Q (1:50)

She Said Yeah (1:36)
Mercy, Mercy (2:47)
Hitch Hike (2:26)
That’s How Strong My Love Is (2:26)
Good Times (2:00)
Gotta Get Away (2:08)
Talkin’ ‘Bout You (2:32)
Cry To Me (3:10)
Oh Baby (2:10)
Heart Of Stone (2:51)
The Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man (3:08)
I’m Free (2:24)

Mother’s Little Helper (2:48)
Stupid Girl (2:58)
Lady Jane (3:12)
Under My Thumb (3:26)
Doncha Bother Me (2:41)
Goin’ Home (11:19)
Flight 505 (3:28)
High And Dry (3:09)
Out Of Time (5:18)
It’s Not Easy (2:56)
I Am Waiting (3:16)
Take It Or Leave It (2:53)
Think (3:17)
What To Do (2:30)

Big Hits (Deluxe)BIG HITS [HIGH TIDES AND GREEN GRASS] (Deluxe Edition)
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? (2:34)
Paint It, Black (3:44)
It’s All Over Now (3:28)
The Last Time (3:42)
Play With Fire (2:14)
Tell Me [Single Version] (2:37)
Come On (1:48)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (3:43)
Get Off Of My Cloud (2:54)
As Tears Go By (2:45)
19th Nervous Breakdown (3:57)
Out Of Time (US. Version) (3:44)
Time Is On My Side (2:52)
Little Red Rooster (3:05)

Stone Age (Deluxe)STONE AGE (Deluxe Edition)
Congratulations (2:28)
I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long (2:52)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (3:01)
One More Try (1:58)
Gotta Get Away (2:07)
The Spider And The Fly (3:38)
The Singer Not The Song (2:22)
Look What You’ve Done (2:18)
Sad Day (3:02)
Blue Turns To Grey (2:29)
Con Le Mie Lacrime (2:46)
Long Long While (3:01)
Who’s Driving Your Plane? (3:14)
Sittin’ On A Fence (3:05)
My Girl (2:42)
Ride On Baby (2:58)

Yesterday’s Papers (2:21)
My Obsession (3:22)
Back Street Girl (3:26)
Connection (2:14)
She Smiled Sweetly (2:46)
Cool, Calm And Collected (4:18)
All Sold Out (2:16)
Please Go Home (3:16)
Who’s Been Sleeping Here (3:50)
Complicated (3:17)
Miss Amanda Jones (2:50)
Something Happened To Me Yesterday (4:58)

Sing This All Together (3:46)
Citadel (2:47)
In Another Land (3:15)
2000 Man (3:08)
Sing This All Together (See What Happens) (7:57)
She’s A Rainbow (4:36)
The Lantern (4:25)
Gomper (5:09)
2000 Light Years From Home (4:46)
On With The Show (3:43)

Sympathy For The Devil (6:31)
No Expectations (4:05)
Dear Doctor (3:30)
Parachute Woman (2:26)
Jig-saw Puzzle (6:22)
Street Fighting Man (3:22)
Prodigal Son (3:00)
Stray Cat Blues (4:43)
Factory Girl (2:13)
Salt Of The Earth (4:56)

Through The Past Darkly (Deluxe)THROUGH THE PAST, DARKLY (Big Hits Vol. 2) (Deluxe Edition)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Single) (3:38)
2000 Light Years From Home (Single) (4:45)
Let’s Spend The Night Together (Single) (3:26)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Single) (4:50)
We Love You (Single) (4:36)
Street Fighting Man (Single) (3:08)
She’s A Rainbow (Single) (4:12)
Ruby Tuesday (Single) (3:14)
Dandelion (Single) (3:48)
Child Of The Moon (rmk) (Single) (3:12)
Honky Tonk Women (Single) (2:59)
Cocksucker Blues (3:28)

Gimme Shelter (4:31)
Love In Vain (4:19)
Country Honk (3:05)
Live With Me (3:32)
Let It Bleed (5:27)
Midnight Rambler (6:51)
You Got The Silver (2:51)
Monkey Man (4:10)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (7:27)

Brown Sugar (3:47)
Sway (3:51)
Wild Horses (5:41)
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking? (7:10)
You Gotta Move (2:33)
Bitch (3:35)
I Got The Blues (3:53)
Sister Morphine (5:30)
Dead Flowers (4:03)
Moonlight Mile (5:52)

Fortune Teller (2:19)
Poison Ivy (Version 1) (2:36)
In Another Land (Single Version) (2:53)
The Lantern (Single Version) (4:26)
Brown Sugar (Single Version) (3:52)
Bitch (Single Version) (3:38)
Let It Rock (Single Version) (2:36)


THE ROLLING STONES King Biscuit Flower Hour CD (1989) – Live Performances From 1973, 1978 & 1981

King Biscuit Flower Hour - The Rolling StonesKing Biscuit Flower Hour: The Rolling Stones (Broadcast Week Of September 4-10, 1989)
A Complete King Biscuit Radio Show, Ads & All

If you’re curious why Bill Minkin, the long-time voice of the King Biscuit Flower Hour, keeps hammering away at the “compact disc” aspect of this show, it’s because this collection of Rolling Stones performances was the first time the long-running ‘radio on vinyl’ syndicated show was sent to radio stations on CD… digitally… as if that was going to somehow magically enhance the sound quality of King Biscuit’s broadcasts. It reality… it did, but long-time listeners of KBFH know what I mean. The show was never the gold standard in sonics, even though, since 1973, King Biscuit hosted some of radio’s rarest live performances ever. This is a 1989 broadcast, featuring Stones performances from Brussels (October, 1973), Detroit (July, 1978) and Chicago (November 1981). Quality wise it’s a mixed bag, but a fun time capsule just the same. We’ve got tons of Stones in the archives, HERE.

SEGMENT 1: Chicago, Nov. 1981 (21:03)
Tri-Star / US Marines Commercials
Miss You
Hang Fire
Beast Of Burden
She’s So Cold
Ford Motorcraft / US Army Commercials
SEGMENT 2: Detroit, July, 1978 (22:57)
Honky Tonk Woman
Tumbling Dice
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Budweiser / Tri-Star / US Marines Commercials
SEGMENT 3: Brussels, Oct, 1973 (14:56)
Brown Sugar
Gimme Shelter
US Army / Tri-Star / Budweiser Commercials
Show Close


CHARLIE WATTS The Charlie Watts – Jim Keltner Project (2000) – The Stones’ Drummer At His Best!

Project FrontThe Charlie Watts – Jim Keltner Project (2000)
Speaking Of Great Drummers…

If there was ever any question about the coolness quotient of Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts, look no further than this release from Watts and drummer/producer Jim Keltner. Over the years, Charlie has quietly issued over a half-dozen quality, but low-selling, albums dedicated to his first musical love, 50s jazz. But this album is unlike anything Watts has ever dabbled in, and it easily stands as the hippest, most far-reaching Stones-related solo release ever. The titles (name-checking a host of jazz greats) might look like just another jazz-fest, but that assumption is wrong. Instead, Watts, along with session drummer extraordinaire Jim Keltner (whose credits are impossible to reproduce), has crafted a vital and eclectic drum-fest fusion of world beat, Afro-techno, East Indian and blues… and, yes, even a little jazz. Instead of emulating the styles of the title characters, Watts/Keltner use the names merely as a launching pad for something far more contemporary. And, while other artists (of lesser stature) have worked in these genres for years, hearing Watts (then 60, now 74) jumping head-first into a new sonic arena is exhilarating. Highly recommended for drums fans, as the rhythms dominate this collaboration of two greats… both better known for their backbeats than beat extremes. Big thanks to Chris for first posting this in (Son Of) Readers Links… just one more example of the unbelievable shares from our more generous readers awaiting your discovery. Of course, we’ve got TONS of Stones in the archives, HERE. Find The Charlie Watts – Jim Keltner Project (unbelievably cheap) at Amazon, HERE.

Shelly Manne (2:53)
Art Blakey (5:17)
Kenny Clarke (3:22)
Tony Williams (11:39)
Roy Haynes (4:09)
Max Roach (4:03)
Airto (6:20)
Billy Higgins (4:34)
Elvin Suite (12:17)


MOJO PRESENTS… Life Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (2015)

MOJO Life CompanionLife Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (September, 2015)

The latest free CD from the September, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, who has a new solo album out. Instead of going for a straight blues comp, which might be expected when one 20/20s Keith Richards career in hindsight, this comp seems more reflective of what was actually on his record player back in the day…. back when he was subliminally laying the groundwork for what would become the longest-standing rock ‘n’ roll band ever. Includes music from Scotty Moore (Elvis’ guitar man), Jimmy Reed, Buddy Holly, The Coasters, The Everly Brothers, Muddy Waters and more. As you should already know… you can head to the archives to find all 161 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Scotty Moore Trio Have Guitar Will Travel (1:59)
Chuck Berry
Little Queenie (2:39)
Little Richard
Lucille (2:23)
Bo Diddley
Diddley Daddy (2:25)
Buddy Guy
First Time I Met The Blues (2:16)
Pat Hare
I’m Gonna Murder My Baby (3:09)
Muddy Waters
Rollin’ Stone (3:05)
Jimmy Reed
Bright Lights Big City (2:34)
The Coasters
Poison Ivy (2:39)
Fats Domino
Blue Monday (2:14)
Jay McShann
Confessin’ The Blues (2:49)
The Everly Brothers
All I Have To Do Is Dream (2:21)
Buddy Holly
Learning The Game (1:59)
Sanford Clark
Son-Of-A-Gun (2:33)
Hoagy Carmichael
The Nearness Of You (3:21)


THE ROLLING STONES: The Marquee Club Live In 1971, The Brussels Affair ’73, L.A. Friday (Live 1975), Some Girls Live In Texas ’78, Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981), Live At Leeds Roundhay Park 1982, Live At The Tokyo Dome Tokyo 1990, Light The Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour Toronto Live 2005, Hyde Park Live 2013

Sticky Fingers LiveSticky Fingers Live (2015)
Sway (3:37)
Dead Flowers (4:14)
Wild Horses (4:42)
Sister Morphine (5:55)
You Gotta Move (3:38)
Bitch (4:27)
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (7:21)
I Got The Blues (4:30)
Moonlight Mile (4:41)
Brown Sugar (7:22)

The Marquee Club Live In 1971The Marquee Club Live In 1971 (2015)
Live With Me (4:17)
Dead Flowers (4:15)
I Got The Blues (3:35)
Let It Rock (2:32)
Midnight Rambler (9:52)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (4:58)
Bitch (4:11)
Brown Sugar (4:15)
I Got The Blues (Alternative Take 1) (4:12) – Bonus
I Got The Blues (Alternative Take 2) (3:52) – Bonus
Bitch (Alternative Take 1) (4:24) – Bonus
Bitch (Alternative Take 2) (4:18) – Bonus

Brussels coverThe Brussels Affair ’73 (2013)
Brown Sugar (3:56)
Gimme Shelter (5:33)
Happy (3:14)
Tumblin’ Dice (5:04)
Star Star (4:16)
Dancing With Mr. D (4:38)
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (5:03)
Angie (5:15)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (11:01)
Midnight Rambler (12:53)
Honky Tonk Women (3:12)
All Down The Line (4:21)
Rip This Joint (2:25)
Jumping Jack Flash (3:27)
Street Fighting Man (5:15)

L.A.Friday (Live 1975) (2013)
Honky Tonk Women (5:29)
All Down The Line (4:05)
If You Can’t Rock Me (3:25)
Get Off Of My Cloud (4:03)
Star Star (4:46)
Gimme Shelter (6:12)
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (4:25)
You Gotta Move (4:33)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (15:23)
Happy (3:59)
Tumbling Dice (5:24)
Band Intros (1:21)
It’s Only Rock N Roll (6:04)
Heartbreaker (5:03)
Fingerprint File (9:24)
Angie (5:18)
Wild Horses (7:25)
That’s Life (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) (3:17)
Outta Space (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) (4:05)
Brown Sugar (4:16)
Midnight Rambler (15:15)
Rip This Joint (2:06)
Street Fighting Man (4:06)
Jumping Jack Flash (6:58)
Sympathy For The Devil (10:22)

Some Girls Live - In Texas '78Some Girls Live In Texas ’78 (2014)
Let It Rock (2:13)
All Down The Line (3:57)
Honky Tonk Woman (3:38)
Star Star (3:48)
When The Whip Come Down (5:13)
Beast Of Burden (6:29)
Miss You (8:36)
Just My Imagination (6:40)
Shattered (4:45)
Respectable (3:23)
Far Away Eyes (5:51)
Love In Vain (4:54)
Tumbling Dice (4:39)
Happy (3:13)
Sweet Little 16 (3:12)
Brown Sugar (3:15)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (6:15)

Rolling StonesHampton Coliseum (Live 1981) (2013)
Under My Thumb (5:04)
When The Whip Comes Down (5:07)
Let’s Spend The Night Together (4:32)
Shattered (4:50)
Neighbours (4:23)
Black Limousine (3:28)
Just My Imagination (9:47)
Twenty Flight Rock (1:48)
Going To A Go Go (4:03)
Let Me Go (5:25)
Time Is On My Side (4:13)
Beast Of Burden (7:25)
Waiting On A Friend (5:55)
Let It Bleed (6:58)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (9:35)
Band Introductions (1:43)
Little T&A (3:59)
Tumbling Dice (4:49)
She’s So Cold (4:26)
Hang Fire (2:41)
Miss You (7:46)
Honky Tonk Women (3:43)
Brown Sugar (3:39)
Start Me Up (5:06)
Jumping Jack Flash (8:44)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (7:29)

coverLive at Leeds Roundhay Park 1982 (2013)
Under My Thumb (3:42)
When The Whip Comes Down (4:13)
Let’s Spend The Night Together (4:15)
Shattered (5:01)
Neighbours (4:11)
Black Limousine (3:41)
Just My Imagination (9:06)
Twenty Flight Rock (1:46)
Going To A Go-Go (3:48)
Let Me Go (4:25)
Time Is On My Side (3:44)
Beast Of Burden (8:55)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (11:04)
Band Intros (1:15)
Little T & A (3:31)
Angie (4:42)
Tumbling Dice (4:18)
She’s So Cold (4:05)
Hang Fire (2:48)
Miss You (8:31)
Honky Tonk Women (3:28)
Brown Sugar (3:45)
Start Me Up (5:28)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (6:53)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (7:18)

coverLive At The Tokyo Dome 1990 (2013)
Start Me Up (4:05)
Bitch (3:47)
Sad Sad Sad (3:46)
Harlem Shuffle (4:18)
Tumbling Dice (3:57)
Miss You (6:43)
Ruby Tuesday (3:20)
Almost Hear You Sigh (5:18)
Rock And A Hard Place (5:16)
Mixed Emotions (5:21)
Honky Tonk Women (5:01)
Midnight Rambler (10:32)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (7:45)
Can’t Be Seen (5:11)
Happy (4:13)
Paint It Black (4:07)
2000 Light Years From Home (6:49)
Sympathy For The Devil (7:59)
Gimme Shelter (6:29)
Band Introductions (1:39)
It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (4:26)
Brown Sugar (4:35)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (8:57)
Jumping Jack Flash (7:38)

coverLight The Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour – Toronto Live 2005 (2013)
Rough Justice (4:15)
Live With Me (4:12)
19th Nervous Breakdown (5:57)
She’s So Cold (4:44)
Dead Flowers (4:18)
Back Of My Hand (5:10)
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (4:22)
Band Intros (3:29) Infamy (5:50)
Oh No, Not You Again (4:37)
Get Up, Stand Up (6:22)
Mr. Pitiful (3:29)
Tumbling Dice (4:42)
Brown Sugar (4:49)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (5:04)

coverHyde Park Live 2013 (2013)
Start Me Up (4:18)
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It) (4:47)
Emotional Rescue (5:54)
Street Fighting Man (5:23)
Ruby Tuesday (3:22)
Doom And Gloom (4:17)
Paint It Black (5:01)
Honky Tonk Women (6:59)
You Got The Silver (3:18)
Before They Make Me Run (4:33)
Miss You (7:19)
Midnight Rambler (11:55)
Gimme Shelter (7:16)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (4:54)
Sympathy For The Devil (6:47)
Brown Sugar (4:55)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (8:05)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (8:20)
Tumbling Dice (4:05)


THE ROLLING STONES Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (1969/2002)

FrontThrough The Past Darkly
(Big Hits Vol. 2)
An Old, Favorite, Obsolete LP

In my household, the answer to the all important, ever-essential, must-be-asked question (The Beatles or The Stones?)… was The Beatles. Saw ’em on Sullivan, collected all their records and shut out far too many other artists in my endless quest to absorb their every utterance. As a result, I didn’t own any early Rolling Stones albums, despite the irony that I now listen to The Stones far more than The Beatles these days. I liked a lot of their music, and enjoyed albums like Flowers and Beggar’s Banquet via friends, but the LP that completely turned me around on The Stones was 1969’s Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2). Just in time, as it turned out, for their immortal string of LPs from Let It Bleed to Exile On Main St., each of which I devoured on release day. Despite Through The Past Darkly being a collection of hits and singles (some non-LP), to me it was a stand-alone album… and one of the best I had (with a great cover, to boot). Since I didn’t own much else from them, this US version, a smart cross-section of Oldham-era material (“Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Ruby Tuesday”), recent psychedelia (“Dandelion,” “2000 Lights Years From Home,” “She’s A Rainbow”) and the “new,” Jimmy Miller-produced Stones (“Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Honey Tonk Woman”) was a perfect set that made for one great introduction to the best of the Stones’ varied stylings. Of course… having this collection these days is rather pointless, as this stuff is available in various configurations, rendering this set all but obsolete. But, there might be a few others, like myself, who grew to better understand The Stones as a result of this album (and maybe came to grips with the notion that there were other bands besides The Beatles). This is ripped from the 2002 ABKCO hybrid, two-layered, SACD gold disc. It even has a “Certificate Of Authenticity” (oh, boy). Which layer actually gets read during a burn is beyond me, but it sounds good either way. Find this CD version of Through The Past Darkly is at Amazon, HERE and, totally coincidentally… a new vinyl version was just released this week, too… HERE.

Paint It Black (3:24)
Ruby Tuesday (3:18)
She’s A Rainbow (4:13)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (3:43)
Mother’s Little Helper (2:48)
Let’s Spend The Night Together (3:37)
Honky Tonk Women (3:02)
Dandelion (3:33)
2000 Light Years From Home (4:47)
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? (2:36)
Street Fighting Man (3:15)

We’ve got more Stones if you want it… Exile On Main St. (Deluxe Edition) and the Exile Promo Flexi-Disc (HERE), Their Satanic Majesties Request (MONO) (HERE), Satanic Sessions, Volumes One, Two & Three – 12CDs (HERE), 2120 South Michigan Ave. (HERE), Stripped (Deluxe Edition) (HERE), Palais Royale Ballroom (2002, HERE), Singles 1963-1965, Singles 1965-1967 & Singles 1968-1971 (HERE), Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (HERE), The Brussels Affair ’73, Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981), Light The Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour Toronto Live 2005, L.A. Friday (Live 1975), Live At The Tokyo Dome Tokyo 1990, Live At Leeds Roundhay Park 1982, Hyde Park Live 2013 (All HERE), The Harder They Come 1978 Rehearsal Tapes (HERE), “Fancy Man Blues” (HERE), The Paris Rehearsals (1975-1978) (HERE), Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1978 HERE), Live In England ’65 (HERE), Sticky Fingers (2011 Mix HERE), Montreux Rehearsals, May, 1972 (Video, HERE), MICK JAGGER & THE RED DEVILS The Famous Blues Session (HERE), JOHN PHILLIPS Pay Pack & Follow (w/ the 70s Stones, HERE) and BEN WATERS & THE STONES (with Bill Wyman in 2011) “Watching The River Flow” (HERE).


THE ROLLING STONES Exile On Main St. Promo Flexi-Disc (1972) w/Rare “Exile On Main Street Blues” + Exile On Main St. (Deluxe Edition) (2010)

Exile On Main St. Flexi1Exile On Main St. Promo Flexi-Disc (1972)
Includes The Rare “Exile On Main Street Blues”

The April 29, 1972 issue of the UK’s New Musical Express offered this promotional flexi-disc to announce the arrival of the new Rolling Stones 2LP, Exile On Main St. The label reads “M. Jagger with piano accompaniment introduces excerpts from their forthcoming double album…” What that means is that you get to hear Mick (and a pianist, Nicky Hopkins? Ian Stewart? Billy Preston?) performing an off-the-cuff blues number that name checks 7 or 8 song titles from the album (including the great line, “Come on Virginia, let’s shoot some dimes”). NMEDubbed “Exile On Main Street Blues” by future bootleggers, the cool quickie appears in three segments between LP snippets of “All Down The Line,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Shine A Light” and “Happy.” The flexi has never been officially released in any other format, and it also has a B-side – a track each from Curved Air (“Phantasmagoria”) and Fanny (“Blind Alley”) – not included. Just as The Stones used this to promote the availability of the 2LP Exile On Main St., we’re using it to promote the availability of the 2CD Exile On Main St. (Deluxe Edition). Only seems fitting. It’s unfortunate that the Deluxe Edition didn’t bother to include this flexi rarity with the freshly remastered 2010 version’s other bonus tracks.

Exile On Main St. (Featuring All Down The Line, Tumbling Dice, Shine A Light, Happy) (6:22)

FrontExile On Main St. (Deluxe Edition) (1972/2010)
The original was a gloriously muddy mess, with lyrical content that was abjectly foreign to many a white suburban teenager still wrestling with social dilemmas like bra hooks and acne. In this modern, instantly disposable, consumer/product age, gone are the days when one actually lived with a vinyl investment for a period of time. Since chucking it in the digital trash bin and moving on to the next album wasn’t a considered option. It was a time when listeners could allow an album the time to fester in your psyche, perhaps to better understand its nuance and merits. In my case, I actually “hated” Exile for nearly a year… before (very) slowly wising up that it was one of the greatest albums ever made. The 2010 Deluxe reissue addresses the muffled sound head on, with great success. And it’s about time. The bonus tracks are a mixed bag, as most of them are heavily overdubbed tracks that contain only some of the era’s sonic characteristics. But… it’s still better to have them than not. Find it for as little as $5 at Amazon, HERE. (Thanks to this instantly disposable age, people have already moved on.) Check out our voluminous Stones archives (way too much to list), HERE.
Rocks Off (4:33)
Rip This Joint (2:23)
Shake Your Hips (2:59)
Casino Boogie (3:35)
Tumbling Dice (3:47)
Sweet Virginia (4:27)
Torn And Frayed (4:18)
Sweet Black Angel (2:58)
Loving Cup (4:26)
Happy (3:05)
Turd On The Run (2:38)
Ventilator Blues (3:25)
I Just Want To See His Face (2:54)
Let It Loose (5:19)
All Down The Line (3:50)
Stop Breaking Down (4:35)
Shine A Light (4:17)
Soul Survivor (3:49)
Pass The Wine (Sophia Loren) (4:54)
Plundered My Soul (3:59)
I’m Not Signifying (3:55)
Following The River (4:52)
Dancing In The Light (4:22)
So Divine (Aladdin Story) (4:33)
Loving Cup (Alternate Take) (5:25)
Soul Survivor (Alternate Take) (3:59)
Good Time Women (3:21)
Title 5 (1:48)


THE ROLLING STONES Their Satanic Majesties Request (MONO Vinyl Version 1967) w/ Bonus Tracks

FrontTheir Satanic Majesties Request (MONO Vinyl Version) (1967)
It All Its Drugged-Up Mono Glory

You hear audiophiles and mono-maniacs talk about mono mixes all the time. That’s because, back in the day, when the industry began adopting the new fangled “stereo” format, studio engineers were forced to make separate mixes for mono and stereo LP pressings (since programmable mixing boards hadn’t been invented yet). As a result, the two versions would often include different instruments, emphasis and/or sounds. Not always noticeable, but sometimes extremely distinct. Their Satanic Majesties Request is one such example of the latter. A mono mix that easily surpasses the better known stereo version we’re all familiar with (or roundly ignored). Of course, mono doesn’t make TSMR sound any more “Stonesy,” or do anything to enhance the majority of second-rate songs that made up the band’s 6th (UK), overtly psychedelic studio album. What the mono edition does do is convey an ambience and live-in-the-studio spontaneity the stereo version seems to lack – accurately capturing The Rolling Stones venturing into musical territory they knew little about, and wouldn’t stick with long enough to perfect. It also proves that you don’t need speaker swirling psychedelic effects to attain psychedelia. Bill Wyman’s “In Another Land” is so simplistically typical of the psych era it’s hard not to laugh, while the raw vibe of “Citadel” is a pre-punk rock eye-opener. Regardless of those who’ve dismissed the material on TSMR over the years, there are still a few truly great Stones songs to admire, including “She’s A Rainbow” and “2000 Light Years From Home.” If only The Stones had just used a few less drugs and a little more care, Their Satanic Majesties Request might have been a legitimate contender to Sgt. Pepper’s lysergic throne, but history would disagree and The Stones would retreat back to the blues for their next album, Beggar’s Banquet… where they belonged. Regardless, this mono vinyl version should help you appreciate The Stones’ brilliant mistake better than any CD reissue ever will. This high quality rip also features three bonus tracks to fill out the experience; “Child Of The Moon,” “We Love You” (with backing vocals by Lennon & McCartney) and “Dandelion.” We’ve got LOTS more Stones in the archives, HERE, including the 12CD collection of great sounding Majesties outtakes, The Satanic Sessions, HERE.

Sing This All Together (3:46)
Citadel (2:47)
In Another Land (3:15)
2000 Man (3:08)
Sing This All Together (See What Happens) (8:45)
She’s A Rainbow (4:36)
The Lantern (4:25)
Gomper (5:09)
2000 Light Years From Home (4:46)
On With The Show (3:43)
Child Of The Moon (Outtake/B-Side To Jumpin’ Jack Flash) (3:09)
We Love You (7″ Mix, w/Lennon & McCartney On Vocals) (4:31)
Dandelion (B-Side To We Love You) (3:33)


THE ROLLING STONES The Harder They Come 1978 (Rehearsal Tapes)

FrontThe Harder They Come 1978 (1978)
Great Sounding Rehearsals

Excellent sounding, often instrumental rehearsal tapes of the Rolling Stones, circa 1978. Though, the style here is a far cry from the band’s rockin’ 1978 album, Some Girls, the sessions are disciplined and the tapes sound great, even if some of the material on this 2CD set amounts to little more than light weight backings. The boys do delve into the blues on a few tracks, which is always welcomed, but there’s not much of an overriding vision directing these session tapes. Kinda like Emotional Rescue, where some of these songs found a home in 1980. Some vocals creep into these live-in-the-studio roughs, but are often purposely mixed down or just simply lost in the shuffle. The track “What Am I Living For” is better known as “Not The Way To Go,” while “Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven” was picked up from Gram Parsons after it appeared on The Flying Burrito Brothers’s 1976 LP, Sleepless Nights. That’s Keith’s junkie singing on “My Last Plea.” The bulk of these sessions took place between August 23rd and September 8th, 1978 at RCA Studios in Los Angeles. I have no clue what the “Fat Mixes” are all about, as they don’t sound any fatter, or phatter, but frankly, I didn’t spend much time with them. It’s probably just a reason to fill out two discs for this nicely packaged boot. We’ve got tons more Stones in the archives… too much to list, all HERE.

Knee Trembler (5:36)
What Gives You The Right I (5:24)
Jimmy Reed Jam (6:51)
One Night (2:53)
What Gives You The Right II (5:17)
My Last Plea I (4:15)
My Last Plea II (4:51)
My Last Plea III (5:16)
My Last Plea IV (3:50)
Tallahassee Lassie (2:38)
Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven (3:08)
The Harder They Come II (3:40)
Serious Love (1:38)
What Am I Living For I (9:36)
I’ll Let You Know II (7:00)
Summer Romance IV (5:25)
Where The Boys Go I (3:52)
Where The Boys Go II (3:55)
Where The Boys Go III (cut-out) (0:36)
What Am I Living For II (7:13)
Knee Trembler (5:36)
Jimmy Reed Jam (6:51)
One Night (2:54)
What Gives You The Right II (5:17)
My Last Plea I (4:14)
Tallahassee Lassie (2:37)
Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven (3:09)
The Harder They Come II (3:39)
Serious Love (1:39)
Summer Romance IV (5:24)
Where The Boys Go I (3:49)
I’ll Let You Know II (7:00)



MICK JAGGER & THE RED DEVILS The Famous Blues Session (1992)

FrontThe Famous Blues Session (1992)
Mick’s Got The Blues

One of the things I’ll continue to plead for until the day I die is for The Rolling Stones to record a straight-up blues album. They still can… and still should. Oddly enough, Mick Jagger had that very idea 20 years ago, way back in 1992, when he recorded a live session with L.A. blues band, The Red Devils, who were recommended to him by producer Rick Rubin. These recordings took place in Hollywood during a single, 13-hour session, with little rehearsal and no overdubs, and, as you’ll hear, the emphasis is on straight up Chicago blues. The sound quality is good, but there’s a slight generational loss of sonics – the only thing that keeps this session from being truly great. Hearing Mick in front of a blues band is a total treat… which only whets my appetite for a Stones version even more. None of these recordings found their way onto the 1993 solo album Mick was working on at the time, Wandering Spirit, though one track, “Checkin’ Up On My Baby,” did appear on 2007’s The Very Best Of Mick Jagger (at Amazon, HERE), which curiously seems to be out of print and going for higher than expected prices. Give a listen to Mick singing the blues, below (the entire session is equally as good), and just imagine the possibilities.

Mean Old World (Take 1) (2:47)
Blues With A Feeling (Take 2) (2:28)
Blues With A Feeling (Take 4) (3:21)
Blues With A Feeling (Take 5) (3:42)
I Got My Eyes On You (Take 2) (3:12)
Still A Fool (Take 3) (3:40)
Still A Fool (Take 4) (3:52)
Checkin’ Up My Baby (Take 3) (3:24)
One Way Out (Take 1) (2:31)
One Way Out (Take 2) (2:20)
Talk To Me Baby (Take 2) (2:47)
Evil (Take 2) (2:28)
Evil (Take 3) (2:59)
Evil (Take 4) (3:03)
Ain’t Your Business (Take 3) (2:15)
Shake ‘M On Down (Take 1) (5:35)
Somebody Loves Me (Take 3) (3:01)
Dream Girl Blues (Take 1) (5:46)
Dream Girl Blues (Take 3) (5:16)
40 Days 40 Nights (Take 1) (2:53)
40 Days 40 Nights (Take 2) (2:50)


THE ROLLING STONES Satanic Sessions, Volumes One, Two & Three (1967) – 12CD Box Set

Satanic Sessions, Volume One (1967)
Satanic Sessions, Volume Two (1967)
Satanic Sessions, Volume Three (1967)
Sitting In With The Rolling Stones, Circa 1967

Easily one of the all time great sessions bootlegs, though… it rarely gets any deserving accolades. Maybe because Their Satanic Majesties Request, The Rolling Stones’ flawed (and fascinating) second cousin to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s – has historically been considered one of the band’s weakest releases. But, the main reason these unofficial box sets are lost on most radars is the same reason it appeals to me so much. It accurately documents what it’s really like at a recording session… the hit and miss nature of working out ideas with the tapes rolling, the miscues, the tedium, the endless takes, the misguided avenues and the proportionally small successes that all go into the creation of an album. The elements that are normally edited out of a finished work are at the core of the Satanic Sessions – 12CDs of The Stones’ trial-and-error making of the pure psychedelia that was Their Satanic Majesties Request, with (for the most part) great sound. And… for those of you who quickly get their fill of Mick Jagger’s antics, you’ll be pleased to know that these are instrumental takes, rehearsals, experimentations and tomfoolery. Jagger is heard throughout, counting off some takes, directing others, sha-la-la’ing… but his vocals are largely M.I.A. For fly-on-the-wall action, it doesn’t get much better than this; Brian Jones’ initial experiments with a mellotron on “2000 Light Years From Home,” Nicky Hopkins piano work on “She’s A Rainbow,” and jams (such as they are) along with all sorts of wayward studio chatter. Disc 8 actually comes from early 1968 sessions that would form the basis for Beggar’s Banquet, but it still fits in well with the feel and flow of this overall concept, and marks the band’s shift back to their bluesier roots. Vols. 1 & 2 of this set were actually released on bootleg CDs, while Vol. 3 has been cobbled together from various sources. If you want to know what it was like to hang with the Stones in the studio in the Summer of ’67… here you go. Find plenty more Stones in the archives, HERE… including the very different MONO version of Their Satanic Majesties Request, HERE.

Disc 1 July 1967
2000 Light Years From Home
2000 Light Years From Home (take 1)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 2-4)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 5-6)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 7-10)
2000 Light Years From Home (take 11)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 12-13)
2000 Light Years From Home (takes 14-15)
2000 Light Years From Home (retakes 3-4)
5 Part Jam:Part 1 (takes 1-2)
5 Part Jam:Part 1 (takes 3-5)
5 Part Jam:Part 5 (takes 1-3)
5 Part Jam:Part 4 (takes 1-10)
5 Part Jam:Part 4 (takes 11-15)
5 Part Jam:Part 3 (takes 1-5)
5 Part Jam:Part 2 (takes 1-5)

Disc 2 June-July 1967
We Love You (takes 15-16)
We Love You (takes 17-19)
She’s A Rainbow (takes 1-2)
She’s A Rainbow (takes 3-7)
Citadel (takes 20-24)
Citadel (takes 25-31)
Citadel (takes 32-33)
Citadel (take 34)
Citadel (extra piano)
In Another Land (takes 1-3)
In Another Land (takes 4-8)
In Another Land (take 9)
Child Of The Moon (take 10)

Disc 3 May-September 1967
Child Of The Moon (takes 11-12)
Sing This All Together (take 7)
Sing This All together (intro)
The Lantern (take 1)
The Lantern (takes 2-3)
The Lantern (takes 4-5)
The Lantern (take 10)
The Lantern (take 11)
The Lantern (take 14)
The Lantern (takes 15-17)
The Lantern (retakes 1-3)
On With The Show (takes 1-3)
On With The Show (takes 4-6)
On With The Show (takes 7-10)

Disc 4 July-September 1967
On With The Show (take 11)
On With The Show (takes 12 & 14)
In Another Land Chorus (takes 1-2)
In Another Land Chorus (takes 3-4)
In Another Land Chorus (takes 5-14)
Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 1-2)
Majesties Honky Tonk (take 3)
Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 4-9)
Majesties Honky Tonk (take 10)
Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 11-12)
Majesties Honky Tonk (takes 15-17)
Jam One (takes 1-7)
Jam One (takes 8-9)
Jam One (takes 10-15)
Title 15 (takes 1-3)
Title 15 (take 4)
Title 15 (take 5)

Disc 1 August-September 1967
Title 15 (take 6)
Title 15 (take 7)
Gomper (take 1)
Gomper (take 2)
Gomper (take 3)
Gomper (take 4)
Gomper (take 5)
Gomper Part 1, Take 1 (take 6)
Gomper Part 1, Take 2 (take 6)
Soul Blues (take 1)
Soul Blues (take 2)
Soul Blues (take 3)
2000 Man (takes 1-2)
2000 Man (take 3)
2000 Man (takes 4-5)

Disc 2 August-September 1967
2000 Man (take 6)
2000 Man (takes 7-8)
2000 Man (takes 9-11)
2000 Man (takes 13-15)
2000 Man End Part (takes 1-3)
2000 Man Intro (takes 1-2)
2000 Man Intro (takes 3-14)
Organ Part She Smiled Sweetly
Blues # 3 (takes 27-31)
Blues # 3 (takes 32-39)
Blues # 3 (takes 40-44)
Blues # 3 (retakes 1-2)
Blues # 3 (retake 3)
Blues # 3 (retakes 4-5)

Disc 3 August-October 1967
Gold Painted Nails (take 1)
Gold Painted Nails (take 2)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 3-4)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 5-9)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 10-11)
Gold Painted Nails (take 12)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 13-16)
Gold Painted Nails (take 17)
Gold Painted Nails (takes 18-22)
Gold Painted Nails (take 23)
2000 Man Middle Part (takes 2-3)
2000 Man Middle Part (takes 4-6)
2000 Man Middle Part (takes 7-10)
2000 Man Middle Part (takes 11-12)
2000 Man Middle Part (take 13)

Disc 4 March 23-29 1968
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 1)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 2)
Jigsaw Puzzle (takes 3-5)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 6)
Jigsaw Puzzle (takes 7-8)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 9)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 10)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 11)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 12)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 13)
Jigsaw Puzzle (take 14)

Disc 1
On With The Show (Take 13) (1:46)
On With The Show (Take 14) (1:46)
On With The Show (Takes 15-17) (1:47)
Title 15 (Takes 1-2) (1:30)
Title 15 (Take 3) (2:21)
Title 15 (Take 4) (1:11)
Sing This All Together (2:39)
Mick Talks (2:14)
The Lantern (3:00)
In Another Land (Part One) (2:49)
Interview (1:11)
Gomper (Part One) (2:21)
2000 Light Years From Home (2:18)
Citadel (2:42)
Unknown Title (1:33)
On With The Show (0:51)
Gomper (Part Two) (1:13)
In Another Land (Part Two) (1:11)
She’s A Rainbow (2:21)
Ride On Baby (1:28)
We Love You (2:43)

Disc 2
The Lantern (Take 1) (3:14)
The Lantern (Takes 2-3) (4:25)
The Lantern (Take 4) (4:25)
The Lantern (Take 5) (1:15)
The Lantern (Takes 11-13) (2:00)
The Lantern (Take 14) (4:38)
The Lantern (Takes 15-17) (3:11)
The Lantern (Part Two, Takes 1-4) (2:41)
On With The Show (Takes 1-5) (3:10)
On With The Show (Takes 6-7) (1:28)
On With The Show (Takes 8-10) (3:45)
On With The Show (Take 11) (2:11)
On With The Show (Take 12) (1:23)
On With The Show (Part Two, Takes 1-2) (2:54)
On With The Show (Part Two, Takes 3-4) (4:18)
On With The Show (Part Two, Takes 5-15) (4:48)
On With The Show (Part Three, Takes 1-2) (5:28)
On With The Show (Part Three, Take 3) (5:21)
On With The Show (Part Three, Takes 4-9) (3:44)

Disc 3
Title 15 (Take 6) (4:07)
Title 15 (Take 7) (4:04)
Gomper (Take 1) (3:06)
Gomper (Take 2) (8:49)
Gomper (Take 3) (1:15)
Gomper (Take 4) (1:20)
Gomper (Take 5) (0:21)
Gomper (Take 6) (1:26)
Gomper (Part One, Take 2) (8:55)
Soul Blues (Take 1) (1:43)
Soul Blues (Take 2) (2:04)
Soul Blues (Take 3) (3:52)
2000 Man (Takes 1-2) (3:00)
2000 Man (Take 3) (0:37)
2000 Man (Takes 4-5) (4:23)
2000 Man (Take 6) (1:47)
2000 Man (Takes 7-8) (2:51)
2000 Man (Takes 9-11) (2:20)
2000 Man (Takes 13-15) (2:11)
2000 Man (Take 16) (1:31)

Disc 4
Gold Painted Nails (Take 1) (2:52)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 2) (2:56)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 3) (0:37)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 4) (1:46)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 5) (1:03)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 6) (1:22)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 7) (3:18)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 8) (2:48)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 10) (2:37)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 11) (2:56)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 14) (0:45)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 15) (1:09)
Gold Painted Nails (Take 16) (1:15)
Gold Painted Nails (Takes 17-18) (5:24)
Gold Painted Nails (Retake 1) (1:07)
Gold Painted Nails (Retakes) (3:55)
Citadel (Take 1a) (1:22)
Citadel (Take 1b) (1:03)
Citadel (Take 1c) (0:22)
Citadel (Take 1d) (0:41)
Citadel (Take 1e) (0:42)
Citadel (Take 1f) (0:42)
Citadel (Take 2) (1:33)
Citadel (Take 3) (1:01)
Citadel (Take 4) (1:52)
Citadel (Take 5a) (2:56)
Citadel (Take 5b) (3:09)
Citadel (Take 5c) (2:09)
Citadel (Take 5d) (1:02)
Citadel (Take 5e) (0:54)
Citadel (Take 6) (0:56)
Citadel (Take 7) (0:33)
Citadel (Take 8) (4:28)
Citadel (Take 9) (0:45)
Citadel (Take 10) (1:24)
Citadel (Take 11) (0:34)
Citadel (Take 12) (0:28)
Citadel (Take 14) (0:22)
Citadel (Take 15) (0:15)
Citadel (Take 16) (1:26)
Citadel (Take 17) (1:45)
Citadel (Take 18) (2:17)
Citadel (Take 19) (0:14)
Citadel (Take 20) (0:22)
Citadel (Take 21) (1:30)
Citadel (Take 22) (0:32)
Citadel (Take 23) (1:31)
Citadel (Take 24) (4:01)


THE ROLLING STONES Singles 1963-1965 (2004), Singles 1965-1967 (2004) & Singles 1968-1971 (2004)

Singles 1963-1965 (2004)
Singles 1965-1967 (2004)
Singles 1968-1971 (2004)
31 CDs Chronicling The Stones From 1963-1971

Thanks to V3122 for getting us these incredible Singles box sets from the Rolling Stones. All have high quality scans of the band’s 45s from 1963-1971, along with big booklet scans for each box. Each file is around 330 to 400MB. Find them at Amazon for about $30 each used; 1963-1965 (HERE), 1965-1967 (HERE), 1968-1971 (HERE).

Singles 1963-1965
Come On (1:48
I Want To Be Loved (1:52)
I Wanna Be Your Man
Stoned (2:09)
Bye Bye Johnny
Money (2:31)
Poison Ivy (2:06)
You Better Move On (2:40)
Little By Little
Not Fade Away (1:47)
Good Times, Bad Times
It’s All Over Now (3:28)
2120 South Michigan Avenue
Around And Around (3:05)
Confessin’ The Blues (2:48)
Empty Heart (2:37)
If You Need Me (2:03)
I Just Want To Make Love To You
Tell Me (2:37)
Time Is On My Side (2:52)
Little Red Rooster
Off The Hook (2:34)
Heart Of Stone
What A Shame (3:03)
Play With Fire
The Last Time (3:42)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
I’m Alright (2:22)
I’m Moving On (2:12)
Pain In My Heart (2:03)
Route 66 (2:36)
We Want The Stones (0:13)

Singles 1965-1967
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (3:43
The Spider And The Fly (3:38)
The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man (3:07)
Get Off Of My Cloud
I’m Free (2:24)
The Singer Not The Song (2:22)
As Tears Go By
Gotta Get Away (2:07)
19th Nervous Breakdown
Sad Day (3:02)
Long Long While
Paint It, Black (3:44)
Stupid Girl (2:55)
Lady Jane
Mother’s Little Helper (2:46)
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?
Who’s Driving Your Plane? (3:14)
Let’s Spend The Night Together
Ruby Tuesday (3:13)
We Love You (4:36)
2000 Light Years From Home
She’s A Rainbow (4:12)
In Another Land (2:53)
The Lantern (4:26)

Singles 1968-1971
Child Of The Moon (rmk) (3:12
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (3:38)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
No Expectations (3:55)
Street Fighting Man (3:08)
Surprise Surprise (2:30)
Honky Tonk Women
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (4:50)
Memo From Turner
Natural Magic (Ry Cooder Inst. From The Film Performance) (1:40)
Brown Sugar (3:49)
Wild Horses (5:43)
I Don’t Know Why
Try A Little Harder (2:17)
Jiving Sister Fanny
Out Of Time (3:22)
Sympathy For The Devil (Fatboy Slim Remix)
Sympathy For The Devil (Full Phatt Remix) (5:34)
Sympathy For The Devil (Original Recording) (6:17)
Sympathy For The Devil (The Neptunes Remix) (5:53)


JOHN PHILLIPS Pay Pack & Follow (1973-1979/2001) The Stones Back The Ex-Mamas & Papas Singer

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Mid-70s Stones With A Different Vocalist

Pretty cool release from the former leader of The Mamas & The Papas, John Phillips, recorded between 1973-1979 with most of The Rolling Stones acting as his back up band. The flavor of The Stones is immediately apparent, as Jagger provides background vocals on half of these recordings, and Richards is (I believe) on every track. Mick & Keith produce and Mick Taylor and Ron Wood are also in the house. Cool, because Pay Pack & Follow often recalls the sound and feel of the 70s Stones, as if it emerged from a time capsule. Of course, the songs aren’t as timeless and Phillips vocals are sometimes a sore thumb in these surroundings, but he’s an accomplished and proven songwriter and three or four of the tracks are genuinely memorable. As for the subject matter of “She’s Only 14,” given the salacious headlines regarding Jagger, Phillips and MacKenzie Phillips (John’s daughter), one can only shudder to think. Jagger co-writes “Zulu Warrior” and Rebop & Chris Spedding also appear. Rumor is that some form of this album was supposed to be released on Rolling Stones Records back in the day, but nothing officially surfaced until after Phillips’ death in 2001. It did receive another re-issue in 2008 (entitled Pussycat, HERE), with added music from the film, The Man Who Fell To Earth, which Phillips was scoring at the time. It’s at Amazon (cheap), HERE.

Mr. Blue (3:51)
She’s Just 14 (4:58)
Wilderness Of Love (3:51)
Oh Virginia (4:13)
Sunset Boulevard (4:19)
Pussycat (6:10)
Zulu Warrior (3:30)
Very Dread (4:39)
2001 (4:40)


THE ROLLING STONES The Paris Rehearsals (1975-1978)

FrontThe Paris Rehearsals (1975-1978)
Studio Rehearsals From Munich And Paris

I’m a sucker for the process, so hearing these competently recorded rehearsal tapes of The Stones getting their act together in the mid-70s, around the time of Black And Blue and, mostly, Some Girls, is a fun, fly on the wall exercise. The 2 disc collection includes some jams, some unreleased tracks and a handful of early versions of well-known classics, all in various stages of completion. The 10 minute “When The Whip Comes Down” is a stand out, as the boys work the rhythm for all it’s worth. The pay-off comes in the slashing guitar attack after the first six minutes. Find more Stones in the archives, HERE (if any of the links are down, just leave a comment).

Do You Think I Really Care (6:12)
When The Whip Comes Down I (10:07)
A Different Kind (6:07)
I Love Ladies (3:33)
Lies I (4:16)
Lies II (3:47)
The Way She Held Me Tight (4:39)
I Need You (3:41)
Munich Reggae (5:13)
Fiji Jim I (4:05)
Slave I (8:49)
Let’s Do It Right I (6:24)
Worried About You I (7:32)
Everything Is Turning To Gold II (4:28)
Munich Hilton II (10:46)
Miss You II (11:58)
Respectable I (3:55)
Far Away Eyes I (5:07)
It Won’t Be Long I (2:40)
Hang Fire I (6:33)
Hang Fire II (6:48)
Golden Caddy I (1:58)
Light Up (5:02)
Miss You VI (5:54)
Far Away Eyes IV (3:48)
Beast Of Burden II (5:23)
Before They Make Me Run IV (3:20)
Shattered IV (2:45)


MOJO PRESENTS Uncovered – 15 Tracks As Re-Cut By The Rolling Stones (2013)

frontMOJO Presents Uncovered (July 2013)

The latest free CD from the July, 2013 MOJO Magazine. Another ‘roots of’ type release (they just did The Roots Of The Rolling Stones in August, 2012) featuring a lot of familiar names; Muddy, Howlin’, Bo, Chuck, etc. You should have most of the old blues guys, but the ancient files from the likes of Jay McShann (1941), Nat King Cole (1946), Hank Snow (1950) and The Will Bradley Trio (1940) make this a worthwhile score. Find all 135 MOJO‘s HERE.



FREDDY CANNON Tallahassee Lassie
EDDIE COCHRAN Twenty Flight Rock
CHUCK BERRY Around And Around
HANK SNOW I’m Moving On
BO DIDDLEY Who Do You Love
BUDDY HOLLY Learning The Game
JAY McSHANN Confessin’ The Blues
MUDDY WATERS I Just Want To Make Love To You
HOWLIN’ WOLF The Red Rooster



THE ROLLING STONES Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1978)

frontSome Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1978)
First Rate Boot

Excellent Stones boot from one of their last truly fertile periods, amidst the backdrop of the Some Girls Tour. Originally an FM broadcast, the sound is good (or, at least, typical of the period), while the performances are culled from shows in Detroit, Memphis and Houston, 1978. You wouldn’t know that to listen, however, as this gathering is well-paced and the performances are stripped and streamlined, thankfully missing much of the pomp and circumstance that would later infect the band’s live shows. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of this stuff wind up as official releases from The Stones Archive (we’ve got four of those releases in our archives). Find much more Stones… (including Live In England ’65, L.A.Friday (Live 1975), Sticky Fingers, Stripped (Deluxe), Palais Royal Ballroom (2002), Ladies And Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones (1972), 2120 South Michigan Ave. and Singles 1963-1965, 1965-1967 & 1968-1971) HERE.

Let It Rock (2:43)
All Down The Line (4:13)
Honky Tonk Women (4:03)
Miss You (7:48)
Imagination (7:30)
Shattered (4:39)
Hound Dog (2:04)
Respectable (3:23)
Beast Of Burden (6:55)
When The Whip Comes Down (5:14)
Love In Vain (5:56)
Tumbling Dice (5:30)
Happy (3:17)
Brown Sugar (4:06)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (6:31)