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

FrontThrough The Past Darkly
(Big Hits Vol. 2)
(1969)
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. I originally wanted to post this with the Mono Edition of this release, but my hard drive file is crappy and I couldn’t find a better one anywhere. 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.

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).

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)

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)

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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. NOTE: We’ve posted a slightly longer bootleg version in comments. 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. Hear it all below.

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

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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.
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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)
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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)
BONUSES
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)

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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.

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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)
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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)
FAT MIXES
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)

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

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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

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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.

VOLUME ONE
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)

VOLUME TWO
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)

VOLUME THREE
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)

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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
1
Come On (1:48
)
I Want To Be Loved (1:52)
2
I Wanna Be Your Man
(1:44)
Stoned (2:09)
3
Bye Bye Johnny
(2:09)
Money (2:31)
Poison Ivy (2:06)
You Better Move On (2:40)
4
Little By Little
(2:39)
Not Fade Away (1:47)
5
Good Times, Bad Times
(2:30)
It’s All Over Now (3:28)
6
2120 South Michigan Avenue
(2:07)
Around And Around (3:05)
Confessin’ The Blues (2:48)
Empty Heart (2:37)
If You Need Me (2:03)
7
I Just Want To Make Love To You
(2:17)
Tell Me (2:37)
8
Congratulations
(2:28)
Time Is On My Side (2:52)
9
Little Red Rooster
(3:05)
Off The Hook (2:34)
10
Heart Of Stone
(2:46)
What A Shame (3:03)
11
Play With Fire
(2:14)
The Last Time (3:42)
12
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
(0:36)
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
1
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (3:43
)
The Spider And The Fly (3:38)
The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man (3:07)
2
Get Off Of My Cloud
(2:54)
I’m Free (2:24)
The Singer Not The Song (2:22)
3
As Tears Go By
(2:45)
Gotta Get Away (2:07)
4
19th Nervous Breakdown
(3:57)
Sad Day (3:02)
5
Long Long While
(3:01)
Paint It, Black (3:44)
Stupid Girl (2:55)
6
Lady Jane
(3:10)
Mother’s Little Helper (2:46)
7
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?
(2:34)
Who’s Driving Your Plane? (3:14)
8
Let’s Spend The Night Together
(3:26)
Ruby Tuesday (3:13)
9
Dandelion
(3:48)
We Love You (4:36)
10
2000 Light Years From Home
(4:45)
She’s A Rainbow (4:12)
In Another Land (2:53)
The Lantern (4:26)


Singles 1968-1971
1
Child Of The Moon (rmk) (3:12
)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (3:38)
2
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
(5:03)
No Expectations (3:55)
Street Fighting Man (3:08)
Surprise Surprise (2:30)
3
Honky Tonk Women
(3:00)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (4:50)
4
Memo From Turner
(4:07)
Natural Magic (Ry Cooder Inst. From The Film Performance) (1:40)
5
Bitch
(3:37)
Brown Sugar (3:49)
6
Sway
(3:48)
Wild Horses (5:43)
7
I Don’t Know Why
(3:01)
Try A Little Harder (2:17)
8
Jiving Sister Fanny
(3:20)
Out Of Time (3:22)
9
Sympathy For The Devil (Fatboy Slim Remix)
(8:23)
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)

THE ROLLING STONES Live (2013) – 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

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)

coverLive at Leeds Roundhay Park 1982 (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 (Running Away With Me) (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 Tokyo 1990 (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)

L.A.Friday (Live 1975) (1975/2013)
1
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)
2
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)

coverLight The Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour – Toronto Live 2005 (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)

Rolling StonesHampton Coliseum (Live 1981) (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)

Brussels coverThe Brussels Affair ’73 (1973/2013)
Brown Sugar (3:56)
Gimme Shelter (5:33)
Happy (3:14)
Tumblin’ Dice (5:04)
Starfucker (4:16)
Dancing With Mr. D (4:38)
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)

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).


1
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)
2
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
LARRY WILLIAMS She Said “Yeah”
MUDDY WATERS Mannish Boy
SOLOMON BURKE Cry To Me
BUDDY HOLLY Learning The Game
NAT KING COLE Route 66
BOOGALOO & HIS GALLANT CREW Cops And Robbers
WILL BRADLEY TRIO Down The Road A Piece
JAY McSHANN Confessin’ The Blues
MUDDY WATERS I Just Want To Make Love To You
HOWLIN’ WOLF The Red Rooster

inside

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)

THE ROLLING STONES Live In England ’65 (2012)

Live In England ’65 (YEAR)
Exactly Why Were All Those Girls Screaming, Anyway?

Disc four from the Charlie Is My Darling box set captures The Rolling Stones touring England in 1965… complete with screaming girls, over-stressed microphones and out-of-tune guitars. It’s a cool document though, even if the sound is only a couple notches up from bootleg quality. But we’re used to that from The Stones. Consisting of old rockers and blues covers and only a couple of Stones hits. The box set is at Amazon. Stones in the archives.

Show Intro (0:21)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (0:36)
Pain In My Heart (2:04)
Down The Road Apiece (1:43)
Time Is On My Side (2:51)
I’m Alright (2:15)
Off The Hook (2:27)
Charlie’s Intro (0:33)
Little Red Rooster (2:36)
Route 66 (2:44)
I’m Moving On (2:29)
The Last Time (3:10)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (4:06)

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Enter The Wormhole #52 (No Moss, No Moss)

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