R.S.V.P. 007: ‘STEREO BABY’ + ‘PRESERVE FOR FUTURE’ / ‘DISCOVER NY.’ + ‘HOLD ON TIGHT’

Rolling Stones Stereo BabyFirst pressing on yellow/gold vinyl.

Rolling Stones Stereo Baby orange

Source: Madison Square Garden, New York – 27 June 1975 – last night of a six night sold out run at MSG. “June 27th was the final night of the six night run of shows at the Garden in the middle of the Tour Of The Americas.  Wanting to impress the New York crowd, the band invested these shows with tremendous amount of energy and each of the nights included the special encore of “Sympathy For The Devil.”  The strain from the week shows with Jagger’s raspy vocals and subdued theatrics.” [collectorsmusic.com]

Side 1:  Star Star [04:35] / Gimme Shelter [06:53] / Ain’t Too Proud to Beg [03:54] / Rip This Joint [03:33] / Cherry Oh Baby [05:55]
Side 2:  Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) [04:22] / Angie [05:13] / Wild Horses [06:28] / Sympathy For The Devil [06:20] 

Quality: Rated “Exs” & “Vgs”, audience recording

Rolling Stones Stereo Baby black

This LP was part of the Cherrie Oh Baby box set as well, which was mentioned in the previous R.S.V.P. 006 post.

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Rolling Stones Stereo Baby RE

A recent re-issue on mcv

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In 1980/1, more from this date appeared on these two single albums:

Rolling Stones Preserve F Future

Rolling Stones Preserve F Future red disc

Rolling Stones Preserve F Future red b

Side 1: intro [01:14] / Honky Tonk Women [05:36] / All Down The Line [03:51] / If You Can’t Rock Me [03:46] / Get Off Of My Cloud [03:53] / Star Star [05:06]
Side 2: Gimme Shelter [06:35] / Ain’t Too Proud to Beg [04:57] / You Gotta Move [04:30] / You Can’t Always Get What You Want [12:02]  

Rolling Stones Discover NY

Northern Records 1502 – Matrix: NORTHERN 1502/A GREAT,ISN’T IT?   1502/B WATCH FOR PART III!

Side 1:  Happy [03:24] / Tumbling Dice [05:11] / It’s Only Rock’n Roll (But I Like It) [06:37] / Band intro [02:36] / Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) [04:13]
Side 2: Fingerprint File [09:11] / Cherry Oh Baby [07:26] / Angie [06:16] 

The tape cuts in right at the beginning of the “Fanfare For The Common Man” introduction leading into “Honky Tonk Women.”  Of course the audience cheers loudly at the mention of New York City.  “This one’s good.  If you can’t rock me…” Jagger says before “If You Can’t Rock Me/ Get Off Of My Cloud” and again the transition from the new song to the older one is flawless and a point of tremendous excitement.  Jagger introduces ”Star Star” by saying, “Welcome to the Garden and to New York.  We’re gonna do this song about a girl from New York.”

The audience become very rowdy during “It’s Only Rock And Roll” with several firecrackers exploding by the stage.  Before introducing the band a nervous sounding Jagger says, “Watch out with the cherry bombs, lads.  We had two girl’s asses get burned off with cherry bombs last night so don’t throw cherry bombs at girls asses, okay?”  Keith interjects by saying, “If you got to fuck them, fuck them.”  After excellent versions of “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo” and “Fingerprint File” the band become adventurous and introduce a new song that hadn’t been recorded yet.   “Does anybody like reggae music?  I mean do you really like it?  Because if you do we’ll do some.  If you don’t like it we won’t do it.  Keith wrote this song that we do which we’d like to do, we’ll do it for you if you want.  It’s got a laid down and laid back feeling  and it’s really nice if we get it together.  We don’t know how to end it, so forgive the ending part.  You can end it yourself.”  This is only the second and final performance of the Black And Blue track on this tour.

The new song is followed by the “sad song” set and is followed by Billy Preston bringing down the house.  The intensity builds with one of the more diabolical versions of “Midnight Rambler” on record.  At about nine minutes into the track Jagger lets out a blood curdling scream which bounces off the walls of the Garden.  He didn’t usually use machines to help him perform vocal tricks (like Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant did in the seventies) so it could be a genuine effect.  Regardless, in this excellent sounding recording it has a powerful effect on the audience.  There is a giant explosion at the beginning of “Rip This Joint” which seems to distract the singer since he misses his opening cue.  Finally Carlos Santana joins the Stones and the Steel Association for a raucous version of “Sympathy For The Devil.”

This version is much tighter than the first night in New York with Eric Clapton and instead of offering a duplicate of the studio solo Santana plays riffs that blend nicely with the steel drums. ” [collectorsmusicreviews.com]

Ron Wood Carlos S 75

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Rolling Stones Hold On Tight 3 LP

 

Rolling Stones Hold On Tight 3 LP label

Rolling Stones Hold On Tight 3 LP back

Rolling Stones Hold On Tight 3 LP inner

1984 Concert Series Records
Matrix Numbers: CS-MSG75-1/2/3/4/5/6

Comments & Details:

The Original Hold On Tight [CD release] contains the first tape source that has only been available on vinyl.  It is almost complete with very clear, excellent sound quality.  It sounds as if it were taped very close to the stage and captures all of the dynamics of the performance.  The Billy Preston songs “That’s Life” and “Outa Space,” ”Brown Sugar,” “Midnight Rambler” from 4:30 to 4:37, and “Jumping Jack Flash” come from the second tape source available on the other compact disc releases.”

“… utilizing the original 3LP source which is a much brighter source to the Vinyl Gang tape source leveraged for their CD version, along with an alternate tape for the two BILLY PRESTON tracks towards the ending set…”

From a Japanese blog:
“hold on tight front hold on tight disc
Hold On Tight (CS-MSG-75) 3CDR transferred from 3LP
It is clear sound quality, but the pitch is fast, there is a hiss. Song order is changed, That’s Life, RipThis Joint, JJF is unreleased, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Midnight Rambler, Brown
There is a missing Sugar. Rip This Joint is supplemented from MSG performance June 24.

The Rolling Stones
June 27, 1975
Madison Square Garden. New York City, NY

Source:
audience audio (source #2)

Lineage:
main source: “Hold On Tight” 3 LP set > CD-R(1) > .wav (EAC, secure mode) > .flac (FLAC Frontend, level 6)
*: alt. source: “Hold On Tight” (VGP-255) original CD > CD-R

Disc 1:
1. Intro (Fanfare For The Common Man)
2. Honky Tonk Women
3. All Down The Line
4. If You Can’t Rock Me/Get Off My Cloud
5. Starfucker
6. Gimme Shelter
7. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
8. You Gotta Move
9. You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Disc 2:
1. Happy
2. Tumbling Dice
3. It’s Only Rock n’Roll (But I Like It)
4. Band Introductions
5. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
6. Fingerprint File
7. Cherry Oh Baby
8. Angie
9. Wild Horses

Disc 3:
1. That’s Life (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) *
2. Outta Space (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) *
3. Brown Sugar *
4. Midnight Rambler
5. Rip This Joint
6. Street Fighting Man
7. Jumpin’ Jack Flash *
8. Sympathy For The Devil (featuring Carlos Santana)

Notes:
The main source comes from the rare “Hold On Tight” 3 LP set. This source is different from the “Hold On Tight” VGP 3 CD set and uses a MUCH BETTER source recording. Sound quality is very good/excellent: upfront, crystal clear, well balanced and very little audience noise. At times this sounds more like a soundboard. This is one of the very best 70s audience recordings I”ve ever heard IMHO and I”m sure you”ll enjoy this one, not only because of the sound quality but also because of the band”s performance.
The only drawback is that two Stones songs are missing from the vinyl source (“Brown Sugar” and “Jumpin” Jack Flash”). These, as well as the two Billy Preston songs have been included from the alternate CD source to complete the set.
This is the last show of a multi-night stand at Madison Square Garden (6 shows in a row, June 22 through 27) and the fatigue is showing (Jagger sounds pretty hoarse) but they still manage to put on a great set which includes a nice version of “Cherry Oh Baby” which was only played twice during the “75 tour.

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A bootleg based review of the 1975 North American Tour can be found here: http://www.hanssundin.se/Ulflist/bruhn.txt

 

The original Rolling Stones article about the East Coast and New York shows can be read here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-stones-roll-on-a-scare-in-boston-success-in-toronto-a-slip-in-ny-19750731

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