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Rolling Stones Euro Tour 1970 Rope

The first appearance of the word “STEREO” on a WCF self-designed slip sheet (regardless of the fact that the recording you bought may actually have been in mono), which would later evolve into their trade mark phrase “Compatable for STEREO”.

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Rolling Stones Euro Tour 1970 Live 32B

USA: 1971/2

While TMOQ decided to tweak Rubber Dubber’s original of the Stones recorded at Essen, Germany’s Gruga Halle on 7th October 1970 (47 years ago to the day, I just realized!) and release it as a single album,

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(Ken’s story how Scott Johnson, the man behind Rubber Dubber reacted to this can be found here.)

the folks at WCF decided to keep it as a double album despite the rather short running times (side two not even reaching 10 minutes as shown above).

Dittolino’s copy the rolling stones in concert had previously been shown in this post.

HOTWACKS listed the ROLL & ROPE Records version as its master entry with Rubber Dubber having to make do with running under “Also available on…”. Their quality rating was only “Gm” but Rubber Dubber’s original release is better than that.

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Essen 1970 – where a female audience member would steal Mick’s famous belt (seen here in this Essen photo) right of the stage floor (which he had taken out of its loops for the whipping act he performed during “Midnight Rambler”).

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USA: 1971

Side 1 matrix: <– RP 24-A –>

It appears that for the Beatles side two different versions may exist: Copies with a “24 X X” matrix seem play the 1965 Ed Sullivan show as listed on the label while “RP-24-B” copies play songs from their 1965 Shea Stadium soundtrack instead: Twist And Shout / I Feel Fine / Dizzy Miss Lizzy / Ticket To Ride

It appears that a mistake was made and the RP-24-B version came first after the art work and label for the six Ed Sullivan tracks had already been printed, causing a discrepancy.

On the Rolling Stones side one, the track list contains many mistakes. Track 1 is “Looking Tired” from the 6 September 1965 RCA Studio Hollywood sessions an four tracks from their Chess Studio Chicago session, 11 June 1964: Tell Me Baby / Down In The Bottom / Stewed And Keefed / Hi-Heel Sneakers

The quality is excellent. Most collectors know this material from TMOQ’s Bright Lights Big City album, which was still years away at this time (released: July 1973).

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This title was copied as part of Japan’s ‘JL’ series around 1976-7 as JL 512:

Rolling Stones Nightclub '78

Found with at least two different stamps:

Rolling Stones Nightclub '78 II

Rolling Stones Nightclub '78 disc

This font and minimal design is found on all their releases that had a label.

Rolling Stones Nightclub 78 RE

Cover of a black vinyl re-pressing.

USA: ca. 2nd half of 1978/beginning of ’79

Source: One of several copies of the then sensational OUT ON BAIL LP + 7″ release on LURCH records. Except, there was no added 45 and “Jumping Jack Flash”, the next to last track on OUT ON BAIL seems to have been cut and “Sweet Little 16” from the A-side of the 45 added. Sensational, as soundboard recordings were still a rarity in these days. Soundboard recording from the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ, recorded 14 June 1978 – only the third gig of the tour.

It should be no surprise that the Stones were bootlegged at the Capitol Theater – everyone else playing there was too after all – the venue’s wikipedia page specifically mentions this. The audio feed of their video system producing rather thin sounding recordings with the vocals pushed up high in the mix, which is what we can hear on these releases as well.

More information on this original release and it’s second part IN AGAIN OUT AGAIN can be found in this earlier post.

 

 

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My guess is that it’s called Chantilly Lace on the spine, as we’ve seen before (with UD) where that was the only place the title was mentioned.

 

Japan: 1983

XL 1514 A: Under My Thumb [03:26]* / Going to a Go-Go [03:19]** /You Can’t Always Get What You Want [01:45] ** / When The Whip Comes Down [04:55] / Let’s Spend the Night Together [04:24]
XL 1514 B: Shattered [04:42] / Neighbours [04:24] / Black Limousine [04:09]  
XL 1515 A: Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) [08:39] / Twenty Flight Rock [02:04] / Going to a Go-Go [03:37] / Chantilly Lace [04:02]
XL 1515 B: Time Is on My Side [03:28] / Beast of Burden    [07:01] / Let It Bleed [06:08]  
XL 1516 A: You Can’t Always Get What You Want [09:20] / Band intro [00:12] / She’s So Cold [03:25] / Hang Fire [03:15]
XL 1516 B:  Miss You [07:21] / Honky Tonk Women [03:11] / Brown Sugar [03:17] / Start Me Up [03:59] 

Sources: Disc 1, track 1 (*): Wembley Stadium, 25 June 1982; disc 1, tracks 2 and 3 (**): Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA, 18 December 1981. All the rest: Berlin Waldbühne, 8 June 1982, incomplete very good stereo audience recording.

Matrix: XL 1514 A/B , XL 1515 A/B, XL 1516 A/B 111 * W

A copy recently sold for just 17 UK Pounds/23 Euros or just over $25.

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Rolling Stones Berlin 82 ticket

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Japan: 1982 – dbboots has this as 1986 but when looking at the UD releases in sequence, this cannot be correct.

Source: Very good stereo audience recording from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum shows. “Although there are several bigmouths by the recorder who plague this tape making moronic statements and singing out-of-tune, it’s balanced out by the benefits of hearing the reaction entire audience.  Almost like a wave, there is a liveliness that sometimes rises from the back of the crowd which can send chills down one’s spine.  ” [collectorsmusicreviews.com]

8583A:  Intro: Take the A Train    [01:28] / Under My Thumb [03:50] / When The Whip Comes Down [05:17] / Let’s Spend the Night Together [03:52] / Shattered [05:34]
8583B:  Neighbours [03:56] / Black Limousine [03:52] / Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) [06:19] / Twenty Flight Rock [02:08] / Let Me Go [03:53]
8584A:  Time Is on My Side [03:42] / Beast of Burden [06:42] / Waiting On A Friend [04:08] / Let It Bleed [06:39]
8584B: You Can’t Always Get What You Want [07:53] / Band intro [00:58] / Little T&A [02:50] / Tumbling Dice [03:50] / All Down The Line [03:44] / Hang Fire [02:42]
8485A:  Star Star [03:39] / Miss You [05:35] / Start Me Up [04:40] / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [06:38] / Honky Tonk Women [03:43] / Brown Sugar [03:32]
8485A: Jumping Jack Flash [07:30] / Street Fighting Man [05:24]

 

The set list is in order and complete, with the exception of ‘She’s So Cold’, which was played between ‘Tumbling Dice’ and ‘All Down the Line’. dbboots states that ‘Start Me Up’ comes from the second show on the 11th but reading collectorsmusicreviews description of the CD version of The Rolling Stones Live At LA Memorial Coliseum ’81 (no label) indicates that ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ was from the 11th.

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A while later, perhaps as late as September 1985, as listed in dbboots. someone in Japan mixed up the tracks in random order and reissued the same material spread across a double and a single album on these ‘no label’ titles.

The double LP:

Rolling Stonea ALAMC 81 detRolling Stones LaLAMC 81

I have found no matrix # for this release.

LP 1:
Side A: Under My Thumb [03:58] / When The Whip Comes Down [05:33] / Neighbours [04:03] / Black Limousine [03:43]
Side B: Hang Fire [03:00] / Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) [06:27] / Twenty Flight Rock [02:14] / Time Is on My Side [03:46] / Beast of Burden [06:53] / Waiting On A Friend [04:17]
LP 2:
Side C: Let It Bleed [06:59] / You Can’t Always Get What You Want [07:37] / Band intro [00:55] / Little T&A [03:59] / Start Me Up [04:44]
Side D: Miss You [05:57] / Street Fighting Man [05:45] / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [06:56]

 

The single LP:

Rolling Stones LA 81 digest

Matrix: A-A / B-C

Side A:  Intro: Take the A Train    [00:15] /Shattered [04:09] / Let Me Go [03:57] / Tumbling Dice [03:59] / All Down The Line [03:46] / Star Star [03:48]
Side B:  Let’s Spend the Night Together [04:30] / Start Me Up [04:27] / Honky Tonk Women    [03:49] / Brown Sugar [03:36] /Jumping Jack Flash [07:44] 

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Finally, what appears to be created out of the need to accommodate left over discs, this insert cover title was created (I assume insert releases were the exception and seen as less desirable).  

Rolling Stones boimitation

Japan: ca. 1985/6

Matrix: A-A / B-C

Combining the single disc LIVE IN LA DIGEST ’81 and LP 2 of LIVE AT LA MEMORIAL COLISEUM ’81 

A soundboard recording appeared later on CD.

“All of the 1981 soundboards are very good, but the audience tapes capture the weight of the events and the interactions between band and audience.  Although there are several bigmouths by the recorder who plague this tape making moronic statements and singing out-of-tune, it’s balanced out by the benefits of hearing the reaction entire audience.  Almost like a wave, there is a liveliness that sometimes rises from the back of the crowd which can send chills down one’s spine.

Bill Graham introduces the band before “Under My Thumb.”  The guitars cut out twice during the second number “When The Whip Comes Down” (“Los Angeles, it’s beautiful to be here even if we have no electricity. I have electricity in my brain” Jagger ad-libs during the track) “Can you keep the electricity on, Showco?’ he asked afterwards. The volume in the microphone becomes lower and Mick asks if he can be heard before “Shattered”.

He also gives the first of several exhortations for the front of the crowd to move back. “Los Angeles, city of the shoes” he says, an obvious reference to the July 24th, 1978 Anaheim show when the band were inundated with footwear of various kinds.  “Please don’t throw bottles at me because they hurt when they hit me” he says before “Black Limousine.”

“Time Is On My Side” is introduced as some “sweetness” and seems to calm the crowd down a bit and is followed by several more relatively more mellow songs “Beast Of Burden”, “Waiting On A Friend”, “Let It Bleed” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”.

The versions of the latter track by this point in the tour were terrific with Ernie Watts’ saxophone solo replacing Ron Wood’s guitar solo from previous tours. He had just joined the band the previous show in San Diego and plays a great jazzy riff which is unfortunately buried too far in the mix to be enjoyed. The show picks up again with “Little T & A” and someone actually throws a gift to Mick on stage. “What’s this? Grass, pills, acid, my goodness everything in one package” before “Tumbling Dice”.

Afterwards Mick is ready for “Hang Fire” but the band launch into “She’s So Cold” instead, a moment of either pure spontaneity or miscommunication. Again Mick wants “Hang Fire” but gets “All Down The Line” instead. “Starfucker” contains amended lyrics with Jagger singing: “Jimmy Page, not quite her age / I never knew the reason why” (which might be a reference to Page’s girlfriend Lori Maddox).

“Miss You” is for some reason very sloppy on this tour and this show is no exception. “Start Me Up” was the big hit at this time and is played flawlessly. The band is able to finish the set with the classics without further incidents.

Like the original vinyl, the October 11th encore “Satisfaction” is included as a bonus track.  It was played that night in lieu of “Street Fighting Man” and offers a bit more comprehensive record of The Stones’ visit to Los Angeles. “

 

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Japan: second half of 1976. Among the four earliest Japanese Rolling Stones bootlegs (see comment section).

Source: Very good stereo audience recording from the fifth of eight shows at London’s Earl’s Court on 23 May 1976. There are certainly more popular ’76 RS live recordings than this one.

Side 1: Honky Tonk Women [03:55] / Hand Of Fate [03:58] / Hey Negrita [05:18] / Ain’t Too Proud to Beg [04:25] / Fool to Cry [05:15] / Hot Stuff [05:16]
Side 2: Band intro [01:55] / Happy [03:05] / Tumbling Dice [04:18] / Nothing From Nothing [03:22] / It’s Only Rock’n Roll (But I Like It) [04:35] / Brown Sugar [03:33] / Jumping Jack Flash [03:20] / Street Fighting Man [06:20] 

Matrix: RS-76071-1 (A)/2B

Almost 30 minutes of music per side, pushing the limits of how much music is too much on a record.

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The back cover art inspiration:

MM 22 May 76 Stones

Rolling Stones Earl's Court '76 ticket80p more compared to seeing the stones at Wembley three years prior. That sounds very reasonable.

Rolling Stones Earl's Court '76 osRolling Stones Earl's Court '76 MBRolling Stones Earl's Court '76NME 26 May 76

Rolling Stones Comeback tE V 1Image from a 2005 auction, in which the final result reached almost $600

Japan: 1974the same year Contraband released From the empire pool wembley stadium – LONDON NOVEMBER 1973 although this is not a copy of that album

Audience recording from Wembley, Empire Pool – 8 (2nd show) & 9 September 1973 – is this correct?

What throws me a little bit is the information found under this link (looking at the two top entries), where “Dancing with Mr, D”, which is supposed to be on this LP is not listed under the CD version:

http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/baseline.html

Your help is appreciated.

 

MATRIX: OG 787 A 1D // OG 787 B 1D

Side One: Brown Sugar / Gimme Shelter / Happy / Tumbling Dice (Ain’t Security Version!)
Side Two: Dancing With Mr. D (Complete!) / Heartbreaker / Midnight Rambler

 

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DEEP PURPLE  BACK TO THE ROCK OG-751   

I was not able to find an image or detailed information on this release. All I can find is the European bootleg of the same name on Altintas Records.