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Summary of questions:

        1. Who ARE the Stones - what is the band lineup/history?       
        2. Hey! Do they get email???
        3. What Stones-specific online resources are there?
        4. Where can I get online lyrics/chords/tabulature/GIFs?
        5. Where can I get an online discography?
        6. Hey! Why isn't this discography complete?
        7. Well, where *can* I get a complete one?
        8. What about CDs? What do I need for a complete
           set? How do they sound???
        9. Can you at *least* tell me about the solo records????
       10. Where can I get bootlegs? 
       11. Which bootlegs are best? Which will have my favorite song?
       12. How can I get that Keith sound in the comfort of my own home?
       13. Wouldn't it be neat if there were a Stones "museum"? 
       14. I'm a novice.  Can you recommend the best...
                a. albums
                b. movies  
                c. books
                d. home videos
                e. fanzines
       15. What is/who are 
                a. "Nanker Phelge"
                b. "The Glimmer Twins"
                c. "Rock and Roll Circus" 
                d. "Altamont"                  
                e. "Cocksucker Blues"                
       16. Gossip
                a. How many times have they been arrested?
                b. How many times have they been married?
                c. Will the band break up?
                d. Are they going to tour?
                e. Do you think this is the last time, really? 
                f. How old ARE they?
       17. What gives with:
                a. that tongue logo all over the place
                b. cheese
       18. Myths & legends:
                a. Did Keith really get his blood changed?
                b. Do they worship satan?
                c. Is Paul dead?

Sources used in this FAQ list:

(full publication information on these books can be found in part three of 
the FAQ list, The Bibliography From Hell)

The primary resources used for fact-checking this part of the document are:

Aeppli, Felix             - "The Rolling Stones 1962-1995: the Ultimate Guide"
Dalton, David             - "The Rolling Stones - The First Twenty Years"
Giuliano, Geoffrey        - "The Rolling Stones Album"
Wyman, Bill               - "Stone Alone"
Weiner, Sue & Lisa Howard - "The Rolling Stones A to Z"


@Q1. Who ARE the Stones - what is the band lineup/history?

  The first Rolling Stones long-playing album was released in 1964, to
  enough advance excitement to encourage the band's management to
  release it with only a portrait of the band on the front.  Once you
  understand that, all the rest really just falls into place. 

  Originally comprised of Mick Jagger (vocals), Brian Jones  (gtr),
  Keith Richards (gtr), Ian Stewart (piano),  Charlie Watts (drums), and
  Bill Wyman (bass), Ian Stewart was 'demoted' by de facto manager 
  Andrew Loog Oldham by the time of their first album release, because 
  he did not look the part of a Rolling Stone.  Although Ian did not 
  appear in group photographs or get listed in band personnel 
  information, he played, credited, on records and in concert with 
  the Stones up until his death in 1985.

  The first 'real' personnel change took place with the dismissal of 
  Brian Jones in 1969, who died several weeks later.  Before his
  death,  his slot was filled by a young guitarist named Mick Taylor,
  who had been in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and who stayed with the
  Stones until December 1974.

  Ron Wood, already a star from his work with Rod Stewart and the Faces,
  joined the Rolling Stones as a 'special guest' in 1975 for their 
  US tour and became a non-guest by the end of the year.  In 1993, 
  bassist Bill Wyman, then 56, officially quit after years of rumours 
  and speculation, and Ron became a full and equal partner soon after.  

  As of this writing, no permanent replacement has been announced 
  for Mr. Wyman, although Daryl Jones, ex- of Miles Davis, Peter 
  Gabriel, Sting, Madonna and other high-profile professional gigs, 
  has played on all Stones concerts from the start of the 1994/95 
  'Voodoo Lounge' tour through the last Summer 1999 dates on the 
  "No Security" tour.
@Q2. Hey! Do you think they read email???

  The Stones in the Internet Age is a long strange trip. The short
  answer is that if they do have email addresses, no one has seen 
  fit to share them with the world at large. Nevertheless, the 
  Stones are not Luddites and have gradually warmed to the
  promotional and interactive aspects of the Internet.

  As part of promotion for the "Voodoo Lounge" tour, Mick and Keith 
  each participated separately in "online" Q&A sessions, but 
  these very first ones were more batch than online, with questions 
  submitted in advance by online service users, then to the band 
  at once by representatives, after accumulating them. 
  Things have improved since then.  Keith's second online 
  Q&A session took place live as the Stones were about to take 
  the stage in Oakland, California in 1994, all four Stones had 
  individual chats take place on AOL during the "Bridges To 
  Babylon" tour, and the Stones have often tried to create special
  interactive efforts, sometimes (unfortunately) at the 
  "bleeding edge" of technology. 

  Early in their 1994 tour, a five-song portion of a Texas 
  concert was put out 'live on the Internet', and was widely 
  hyped as the first concert ever treated that way. In reality, 
  the band "Severe Tire Damage" holds the honor, beating the Stones 
  to the punch by more than a year, doing a show online in June 
  of 1993. This was well before the Stones even announced their 
  1994 tour, let alone any special events connected with it. 
  Before the US tour ended that December, the Stones made some 
  of the films used in their first-ever CD-ROM. 

  In December 1995 Jagger, who had already done online Q&As for 
  AOL and Prodigy, went live on a CompuServe forum which was 
  supposed to demonstrate the latest in Internet-ready interactivity 
  applications (live video, for example).  In it, Jagger cited his 
  lurking on unnamed Internet forums devoted to the Stones as one 
  source for 1995 set list suggestions.  (He could have been referring 
  to the Usenet news group alt.rock-n-roll.stones, or the list 
  'Undercover', or traffic from the officially sanctioned chat 
  areas of commercial online services. No one knows for sure, 
  but all of these were active at the time.)
  An article in the February 1997 issue of "AV Video & Multimedia 
  Producer" claims that the first official Stones web site (the 
  now static and occasionally still-available 
  was put together with a lot of input from the Stones "people" and 
  that Jagger personally logged in while on the road with the Voodoo
  Lounge tour to check on its progress and have final approval. 
  The third official web site released on the Stones behalf was a great
  leap forward. In addition to offering online sales of souvenir 
  merchandise, timely news updates, concert ticket contests, and 
  "Bridges To Babylon" tour setlists, the site offered users the 
  chance to 'vote' for a song from a nominated list they'd like to 
  hear played at the next B2B show. There was a point about one-third 
  of the way into almost every B2B show where the top vote-getter was
  played by the band. URL:

  Some of that site's content was incorporated into the 1999 "No 
  Security" site (, which is the 
  band's current official Web site. An enterprising soul managed to 
  grab the domain "" for a fan site, but 
  that is not an official entity. 
  In November of 1997, it was announced that Mick Jagger had formed 
  a multimedia company, "Jagged Internetworks",  whose sole purpose 
  seems to be holding the rights to netcasts of cricket matches. The 
  URL ( 
  has a brief note from jagger introducing the site and its purpose. 

  As for the email question, there are no publicly known 
  email addresses for the Stones' members, and we suspect that 
  were some to come to light, they'd quickly be changed and 
  rendered useless.  A number of vendors along the way have 
  claimed at one time or another to manage email accounts for 
  band personnel, to the point of publicly announcing addresses.
  There was never any reasonable indication that this was 
  anything but hype, however.
@Q3. What Stones-specific online resources are there? 

     Lists and newsgroups

        The longest-running Stones-related Internet resource is 
        'Undercover', a true mailing list for Stones discussion, 
        established in 1992, which is also available in digest form. 

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        There is also a USENET newsgroup (news:alt.rock-n-roll.stones)
        dedicated to the Stones, a number of privately run Web chat
        areas, and a busy message area on AOL. Except for the brief time
        that 'Stonesworld' was associated with the Stones, and ran 
        a Web message board, there was never any online forum which 
        enjoyed "official" affiliation with the band.

        Here are some other USENET newsgroups which could conceivably 
        hold some online Rolling Stones content: 


     The World-Wide-Web

        The current official WWW site for the Rolling Stones is 

        The preceding official WWW site for the Rolling Stones was

        Their first official World-Wide-Web site was established in 
        1994 at the beginning of the Voodoo Lounge tour, and is at ; the "/retro" section still houses
        live audio and video from the 1994 US tour, photographs 
        taken by Ron Wood, and selected other goodies, including a 
        band history authored by Stones expert and former fanzine 
        publisher Bill German. Mr. German's former official fanzine 
        ("Beggar's Banquet") ceased pulp-publication and 
        is now on the Web at:

        Former Stones have sites, too. 

        Gary Paranzino's site, dedicated to former Stone Mick 
        Taylor (, nee, 
        hosts exclusive audio, a messaging area, the Sw-5 
        mailing list, an exhaustively researched career history, 
        and is just an all around wet dream for Taylor fans. 
        It is also used for selling Mick Taylor CDs, which is as
        official as it gets. 

        Bill Wyman's "Sticky Fingers" restaurant has a site at with a strong Stones-history

        For an up-to-date list of hypertext links guiding you 
        to currently operating Stones-related Web offerings, 
        see the page


        This is a constantly updated sheet of pointers to others' 
        Stones' resources: FTP sites, guitar tab archives, and other 
        Web sites run by individuals, such as John A Artukovich's 
        "FingerPrint File" ( 
        dedicated to the history of live Rolling Stones recordings, 

        The home page for the 'Undercover' list 

        has recently mailed digests, selected Stones' lyrics,
        1995 and 1997 tour reviews, databases covering Guest 
        Appearances by Stones' personnel on others' recordings, 
        lists of cover versions of Stones' songs, and more.


        The Rolling Stones were just one music act with lyrics, 
        pictures and more archived at what was once 'THE' Internet 
        music-related FTP site, The University of Wisonsin-Parkside.  

        We say 'were' because as of 1996, this long-overwhelmed 
        site stopped offering service. 

        And in general, it looks like the days of huge archives of
        lyrics have passed, due to legal pressures from publishers, 
        who tend to frown on their property being offered for free.
        Other specific types of resources are detailed 
        in some of the following questions. 

@Q4: Where can I get online chords/tablature?

  The legal status of guitar tablature has recently come 
  into question.  You can always find the latest updates 
  on who is still brave enough to carry guitar tab 
  repositories for your fetching pleasure by using OLGA 
  (The On-Line Guitar Archive) at

  If you have access to USENET news, look at the groups          and the more raucous 
  and free-wheeling for guitar tablature
  and breaking news on availability. People will often 
  post chords or tablature to popular songs (including 
  Stones' songs) on these groups. 

  If you have chords and/or tab for a song, feel free to 
  post it to those groups. Due to their large size and 
  limited interest, it is usually not appropriate to 
  post tabs to a general-interest mailing list such as 
  Undercover (although it's been done before, that doesn't 
  mean it's appropriate). 

  If you are posting Stones tablature on USENET, perhaps 
  the best solution is to post it to the newsgroups and 
  just indicate on Undercover that you have done so.    
  You should be willing to offer to mail it to 
  anyone who doesn't have news access.             

@Q5. Where can I get an online discography?

  Part IV of this document has a listing which includes all 
  Rolling Stones EPs and LPs released in the US and UK, excluding
  out-of-print compilations. Original release dates, producer, song 
  lists, and maybe a biased comment or two, are added.

  A section of it lists tracks which cannot be found on CDs as 
  of the time of this writing. But just about every book and/or 
  website on the Stones has discographies of varying depth 
  and ambition. 
@Q6. Hey! Why isn't this discography complete?   

  To assemble a complete discography of the Rolling Stones is indeed a 
  daunting task.  The band has, in its' long recorded history, multiple 
  versions of the same songs, multiple versions of an album depending on 
  country of origin, multiple record labels releasing their post-1970
  recordings,  mono and stereo versions of pre-1970 albums, mono and
  stereo and "electronically processed" stereo versions of individual
  songs, dozens and dozens of singles, dozens of European compilation 
  packages, and then, in the eighties, the re-release of three-quarters 
  of it all on compact disc. (!)

  To give you an idea of the volume, take the experience of German 
  Stones' authority Dieter Hoffman, who put a book out in 1991 on 
  the topic called the 'White Book'.  The work covers all these 
  issues in excruciating detail, and it required more than 560 pages 
  to do so.

  So, in a nutshell - the field is wide open to do one online, 
  and do it right, and it could be you  who does it, or it could 
  pop up tomorrow by someone working on just that. 
@Q7. Well, where *can* I get a complete one?

  Book buyers have a number of choices for references about the 
  band's recording career: from perfunctory sketches in CD-sized
  paperbacks which go for $7, to painstakingly-researched, 500+ 
  page career encyclopediae. The following three books are
  ambitious, relatively current, and available without going to 
  the ends of the Earth. 

  In November of 1996, Stones authority Felix Aeppli released the 
  long-awaited followup to his 1985 book 'Heart of Stone'. Entitled
  'The Rolling Stones 1962-1995: The Ultimate Guide To Their Career
  In Recordings, Performances, Films & Solo Pursuits', the book covers
  just what it says. With 2840 individual entries, more than 650
  pages, more than 100 illustrations of single sleeves and 
  record covers, and coverage of film and television, there's not 
  much more even the insatiable could want to know. The A4-sized
  tome (approx. 8.5 x 11") bears an ISBN of 0-907872-26-3 and 
  a price tag of 65 pounds/$US 125. Currently it is available 
  exclusively via mail-order. Ordering information can be found
  at the following Web sites: 


  Although it has a mistake or two (out of thousands of opportunities),
  Dieter  Hoffman's 'Das Weissbuch'  (German for the 'The White Book', 
  ISBN: 3980248940) lists all official releases, vinyl and CD, single and
  LP, promos and dance remixes, in Germany, Japan, the UK and US, up
  until the Spring of 1991. It is more than 560 pages long and includes
  b&w photographs of covers and labels, and a detailed index of all known
  recorded selections by the Stones, even those appearing on 'official
  unauthorized' recordings (widely called 'bootlegs', see question 8).  
  Although now officially out of print, it was originally priced, as an
  import, at about $US 90.00 for mail order.  It has been spotted 
  sporadically at Tower Records stores for about half that price, as 
  recently as 1996. According to the fanzine "It's Only Rock and
  Roll", copies are still available directly from the publisher 
  for 99DM + postage. (New Media Verlag
                       Mozart Str. 10
                       Winsen and der Luhe
                       21423, Germany

                       Tel: (+49) 4171 64243
                       Fax: (+49) 4171 64355) 

  Published in 1997 at a reasonable price ($US 25 for softcover) is: 

            "It's Only Rock and Roll: The Ultimate Guide to the Rolling Stones"
            James Karnbach/Carol Bernson
            ISBN: 0816030359
            Publisher:          Facts on File 
                                11 Penn Plaza
                                New York, NY 10001

  Treads some of the same area as Aeppli's 1996 book, and supplements 
  dry historical review with collector/fan-oriented anecdotes, pictures 
  of desirable rarities, and previously unpublished information exclusive
  to this project. Chapters are dedicated to the band's history in 
  live performances/tours, official recordings, television, and film.
  (A book by Steve Appleford which is similar in price, format and 
  title also answers questions about officially released material, but 
  should not to be confused with the Karnbach/Bernson book.)
  Stones "fanzines" can also be a good ongoing source for the 
  latest information for collectors and interested parties.  
  Please see the "fanzine" section in this document under 
  question #14e.  

@Q8. What about CDs? What do I need for a complete set? How do they sound???

  Part IV of this document also includes a brief summary on the 
  state of the Recorded Stones in _the_ format of the eighties 
  and nineties.

  It briefly overviews who issues Stones CDs, what you need for
  a complete set of Stones music on legitimate CD (short answer: 
  you can't do it just yet), and what kind of sound you can expect
  for your purchase.

@Q9. Can you at *least* tell me about the solo records????

  Fair enough. For our purposes we are not, at this time, including any 
  appearances by band members on others' recordings, or band members' 
  efforts at producing or presenting other artists, but restricting 
  ourselves, in the interest of brevity, to recording projects prominently 
  featuring the member, his name, or some variation thereof (e.g., the 
  Charlie Watts Orchestra, Willie and the Poor Boys), and excluding 
  singles and configurations that do not present previously unavailable 

  The history of the Stones' solo careers goes something like this: 

  Although considered the first 'solo' effort by a group member, 'Memo 
  From Turner', sung by Mick Jagger in the movie 'Performance', released 
  in 1970, is credited to the 'Rolling Stones' on European compilations. 
  The soundtrack, which is still in print, says 'Sung by Mick Jagger'.  
  No one, apparently, was all fired up to collect similar credit for 
  Mick's vocal from the movie soundtrack for "Ned Kelly": "The 
  Wild-eyed Colonial Boy", a traditional song sung by Mick's character. 
  After years of languishing unseen (and largely undemanded) the movie 
  came out on videocassette in 1993, and a CD rerelease of the soundtrack
  appeared on Ryko in 1998. 

  Next up, in 1972, was a collection of lukewarm 'jams' which took place
  several years earlier in the studio while the Stones were  'waiting for
  our guitar player to show up'.  The effort was called  "Jamming With
  Edward", and it features the talents of Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Mick
  Jagger, and non-Stones Nicky Hopkins and Ry Cooder.  It was released on
  the Stones' own record label, rereleased on CD in 1995 by Virgin 
  Records in Europe, and in 1997 in the States.  

  Bill Wyman released two solo albums on the Stones' record label 
  in the mid-1970s, contemporaneously with Ron Wood's first solo 
  work in his long (but still pre-Stones) career. Keith Richards issued 
  a single in 1978, and ex-Stone Mick Taylor had a CBS album with his name
  on it in 1979. Bill Wyman had a certified international hit single
  in 1981 ("Si, Si, je suis un Rock Star") and in 1988, Keith's 
  first solo album was released, making him the last Stone 
  to release his solo debut album. 

  The recordings listed below should be fairly straightforward. 
  Promo-only versions have an asterisk. "LP" does not mean that
  the title is available on vinyl. Many of these titles have 
  been released on CD only. "LP" in this section indicates only
  that the release was a full-length album, and not a CD single 
  or promo disc.

  Jagger, Mick       "Don't Look Back"                      sgl     (1978)
                           (billed as a co-lead vocal w/Tosh in some countries)
                     "State of Shock"                       sgl     (1984)
                           (billed as a co-lead vocal w/Michael Jackson)
                     She's the Boss                         LP      (1985)
                     "Hard Woman"                           sgl     (1985)
                           (German 7", re-recorded version of the LP track)
                     "Lucky In Love"  (4:51*, 4:45, and 3:57* versions)
                     "Lucky In Love"  (extended, and a 6 min. + dub version) 
                     "Dancing in the Street" (duet w/ David Bowie)
                                                            sgl     (1985)
                     "Ruthless People"/"I'm Ringin'"        sgl     (1987)
                     Primitive Cool                         LP      (1987)
                     "Let's Work"/"Catch as Catch Can"      sgl     (1987)
                     "Memory Motel"
                          (re-recorded for a BBC TV show)   song    (1993)
                     Wandering Spirit                       LP      (1993)
                     "Sweet Thing" 12" single 
                          ("Mick's Extended Version", "Mick's Dub",
                           "Instrumental of Extended Mix", "Extended Remix",
                           "Stripped Down Version", "Instrumental of
                           Stripped Down Version")          12"     (1993)
                     "Sweet Thing" CD5
                          ("Mick's Extended Version", "Mick's Dub",
                           "Extended Remix", "Stripped Down Version", 
                           "Instrumental of Stripped Down Version", "LP Mix")
                                                            CD5     (1993)
                     "Everybody knows About My Good Thing"
                     "Sweet Thing (Funky Guitar Edit)"
                          (both selections are found on the "Don't Tear
                           Me Up" European CD5)
                                                            CD5     (1993)
                     "Wild Eyed Colonial Boy"               song    (1998) 
                          (Rykodisc rerelease of soundtrack to the 
                           1970 MGM film "Ned Kelly")

  Richards, Keith    "Run Rudolph Run"/"The Harder They Come"   
                                                            sgl     (1978)
                     Talk is Cheap                          LP      (1988)
                     "Make No Mistake" (single edit)        sgl     (1988)
                     "Make No Mistake" (extended edit)      12"     (1988)
                     Live at the Hollywood Palladium        LP      (1991)
                     Main Offender                          LP      (1992)
                     "Eileen" US CD5 (has 4 extra non-LP tracks:     
                           "Gimme Shelter",  "Wicked As it Seems", and
                           "How I Wish", all live, plus "Key to the Highway"
                           with Johnnie Johnson)
                                                            CD5     (1993)
                     "The Nearness of You"                  (song)  (1996)
                           (KR's 1980 recording of the old chestnut 
                            is used in the Julian Schnabel film "Basquiat", 
                            but does not appear on soundtrack CD)

  Taylor, Mick       Mick Taylor                            LP      (1979)
                     Stranger in This Town (live)           LP      (1990)
                     Too Hot for Snakes                     LP      (1991)
                                 (Mick Taylor & Carla Olsen)
                     Once in a Blue Moon                    LP
                                 (Gerry Groom, Mick Taylor & Friends)
                     Coastin' Home                          LP      (1995)
                     Stone's Throw                          LP      (1999)
                     "Red House", "Separately"                      (1999)
                       (bonus tracks on a ltd. edition of "Stone's Throw")

  Watts, Charlie     Live at the Fullham Town Hall          LP      (1986)
                       (Charlie Watts Orchestra)
                     From One Charlie to Another 
                       (CD plus book "Ode to a high-flying bird")
                                                            BOX     (1991)
                     A Tribute to Charlie Parker
                       (Charlie Watts quintet)              LP      (1992)
                     Warm and Tender                        LP      (1993)
                     Long Ago and Far Away                  LP      (1996)

  Wood, Ron      I've Got My Own Album to Do                LP      (1974)
                          (aka "Cancel Everything" on CD)
                 Now Look                                   LP      (1975)
                 "Sweet Sunshine" (flipside to 'Big Bayou')
                                                            sgl     (1976)
                 Mahoney's Last Stand (w/Ronnie Lane)       LP      (1976)
                 Gimme Some Neck                            LP      (1979)
                 1234                                       LP      (1981)
                 "It's Not Easy"                            song    (1984)
                      (on soundtrack to the film "Wild Life", and a 1998
                       tribute CD of Stones-related covers called "Cover You")
                 Live At the Ritz (w/ Bo Diddley)           LP      (1989)
                 Slide On This                              LP      (1992)

                 "Josephine ('In Your Face' mix)" (4:32)    PromoCD (1992)
                 "Somebody Else Might ('Slidin' on This' mix)" (3:48)/     
                    "Ain't Rock & Roll (remix)" (3:46)      CD5     (1993)

                 "Seven Days" (appearance on Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary CD 
                               CBS C2K 53230)               song    (1993)

                 Slide On Live (Plugged in and Standin')    LP      (1993)
                 "Stay With Me" (edit from live LP*)        CD5     (1993) 
                 "Somebody Else Might" (5:59  remix)
                    "Josephine" (remix)
                    (both tracks are on US "Stay With Me")  CD5     (1993)
                 "You Really Got a Hold on Me", 
                    "I Don't Know what You've Got" (bonus tracks on 
                    rerelease of 1993's SOL)                CD      (1998)

                 "So High", "Interfere"                     CD      (1998)
                  (from a limited edition 4-track CD included with
                  copies of his Genesis Publications book "Wood on Canvas")
                 "Insurance", "Safety Pin Queen", "Anymore for Anymore", 
                 "C&W Number", "My fault"                   CD      (1999)
                    (five previously unreleased tracks from 1976's
                    "Mahoney's Last Stand", on a Japanese CD rerelease)

  Wyman, Bill        Monkey Grip                            LP      (1974)
                     Stone Alone                            LP      (1975)
                     Bill Wyman                             LP      (1981)
                     Green Ice (film soundtrack)            LP      (1981)
                     Digital Dreams (video soundtrack)      LP      (1983)
                     Willie and the Poor Boys               LP      (1985)
                         ("superstar" group w/ Charlie Watts,
                          Andy Fairweather-Low, others)
                     Stuff (Japan only)                     LP      (1992)
                     Tear It Up                             LP      (1994)
                         (Live W&TPB album, recorded 1992 in Sweden; 
                         titled simply "Live" in Japan and UK) 
                     Struttin' Our Stuff*                   LP      (1998) 
                     Anyway the Wind Blows*                 LP      (1999)
                         (*Artist: "Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings", 
                                   another assortment of superstars doing 
                                   traditional numbers.) 

@Q10. Where can I get bootlegs?

    Stones fans are pretty lucky when it comes to bootlegs.  There are
    hundreds of Stones' bootlegs available, many of them are even 
    high quality recordings. You can find all sorts of things 
    bootlegged: demos, rehearsals, outtakes, concerts and interviews. 
    Unfortunately, bootlegs are sort of illegal. 

    A legal loophole discovered by 'Swingin' Pig' records in 1986 created
    an explosion in the "unauthorized recording" market, although it still
    finds challenges in court by the likes of U2, Phil Collins, and others.
    Many, (but not all) "unauthorized recordings" are not "bootlegs" but 
    were legitimate releases throughout much of Europe at the time they were 
    released.  (You may, if you are lucky, find "unauthorized recordings" at 
    your own local mom-and-pop record store clearly marked *IMPORT*.)

    Local authorities in Europe have been increasingly successful  
    at finding ways to crack down on the manufacturers as the 90s 
    draws to a close.  In the US, 1996 saw a marked increase in raids 
    on manufacturers and record shows, and shutdowns of long-standing 
    retail outlets. But advances in computer technology have brought down 
    the price and expertise hurdle of creating music CDs in one's 
    living room, and many outlets which used to sell CD bootlegs
    are now featuring home-made CD-Rs of the same unauthorized recordings. 
    With releases no longer tied to manufacturing plants and advance 
    planning, it's hard to predict with a straight face that this art
    form will disappear any time soon. However, it IS still illegal, 

    Here are the 4 main ways to acquire bootlegs:

    First, know your local record stores.  Avoid the large chains - they
    generally only carry legitimate items. The small, independently run
    stores are good places to look, and used record stores are a good bet.
    Get a phone book and personally visit all the stores listed.  Bigger
    cities and college towns usually have more of the stores you need. 
    Go to your nearest metropolis or campus and comb the stores.

    Second, go to record shows and conventions. Even the ones that have
    a "no bootleg" policy can be rewarding, as they often don't enforce
    the rule very well. Check in area newspapers and with local record
    stores for dates and locations. Goldmine magazine prints a national 
    directory of record show listings, but it may not list all of the 
    shows in your area.

    Third, use mail order places. Record magazines, such as Discoveries, 
    (or "Record Collector", in the  UK) abound with ads offering Stones  
    merchandise.  Of course, there's always an extra risk involved when  
    dealing with  mail-order places,  but most that bother to advertise 
    in major magazines are reputable. If you're unsure of a vendor, start 
    small (buy one item) and work up to larger purchases.  If they are 
    prompt and straightforward, then feel comfortable sending larger orders. 

    As a last resort, you can often resolve any dissatisfaction with 
    a vendor using the power of the purse: many credit card agreements 
    have "consumer clauses" which allow you to withhold payment 
    to a vendor if you can show that promised goods were not delivered
    in a satisfactory or timely manner.

    You can usually find a copy of Discoveries, Goldmine, or 
    Record Collector in record or book stores, or get in contact 
    with them directly.                  
    Caveat emptor. Bootlegs are often over-priced and low quality. 
    Due to the legal gray area in which most bootlegs are sold, 
    sellers may not have a friendly return policy on them. Some  
    other vendors who offer bootlegs may refuse to do business 
    with credit cards to avoid the paper trail that gets left behind.
    And one downside of the CD-R "revolution" is the huge supply of 
    noisy or unusable discs, some of which may play or fail depending
    on the unit you try to play them on. 

    Fourth, trade tapes with friends. This is the cheapest way to build a
    respectable collection of bootlegs. Buy a few discs and trade tapes 
    of them to get tapes of other things you were unable to buy or find. 
    If you make this economical method your main collection-building 
    strategy, it is probably worth the effort to pursue titles for 
    your purchases which are not very common. This will make tapes 
    of your purchased discs more attractive in trading circles. 

@Q11: Which bootlegs are best? Which will have my favorite song?

  Part two of this document is occupied with nothing but answering 
  this question.  It is a concise history of the band's performing 
  career,  and it includes remarks on availability of outtakes,  
  unreleased studio recordings, and live performances.   

@Q12. How can I get that Keith sound in the comfort of my own home?

  Two approaches, here:

  If you want to play like Keith, well you *really* need a  Fender
  Telecaster ;-). As well, Keith plays in open G tuning, his own  5
  string version. Take your low E string OFF the guitar and tune it:
  (low to high) GDGBD. You can always tune the low E string to D as well
  if you don't want to remove strings. Keith sums up his guitar playing
  thusly: "5 strings, 3 fingers, and one asshole."


  barre at the 5th fret (that's a C in open G tuning) and slam a few
  chords... hammer on an Am7 form in fron of the bar.. that's an F... slam
  a few more... repeat progression at the 2nd fret... noodle around on the
  open G.... that'll get you through about 70% of all the solo albums and a
  great deal of Stones stuff as well. A few tidbits... Keith uses talcum
  powder on the neck before he speeds things up a lot, but if
  you are really picky about strings, you will have to be religous about
  wiping them when you are finished. And of course, never be so dull as to
  actually play chords ON the downbeat... wait about 20 nanoseconds from
  all major timing cues...get that one string about 2 clicks out of tune...
  it's all in the tension, you know. And remember, no effects boxes and
  keep in mind that "it only tightens up"...

@Q13. Wouldn't it be neat if there were a Stones "museum"? 

  Bill Wyman operates a restaurant called "Sticky Fingers" in the 
  well-heeled Kensington section of London. The food is much the 
  same general type of menu as you might find at Hard Rock.  Cost 
  seems OK.  The whole place is of course a shrine to a certain 
  well known band!  Bill has decorated it with framed (etc)
  posters, magazine covers, guitars, gold discs, etc etc. - even
  an especially good blown up cutting on the right of the door
  as you go out, headed 'Korner Cancels', referring to the
  first real Stones Gig, on 12th July 1962. No trouble finding
  things to read and gaze at while you await your meal.  Most of the
  time Stones music plays.  Location: 1 Phillmore Gardens, London.
@Q14. I'm a novice.  Can you recommend the best...
  First.... a note on the worth of opinions. They are, as the saying 
  goes, like anal cavities.  Everyone has one and they all stink. They
  are also free, so remember that you get what you pay for.

  Detached, objective judgment of the worth of a particular period  of
  the Rolling Stones' career is a problem all its own.  As Keith
  Richards has said, people tend to be fond of what they were hearing
  the first time they got laid.

a. albums

  If you are thinking of starting out with live albums or greatest-hits
  compilations for an exposure to the Rolling Stones, (or for someone
  else's benefit!), consider:
  Their early work (the first eight years), originally on DECCA records 
  (London Records in the USA), is covered by any of the greatest-hits
  compilations that are now being released on CD by ABKCO.   

  "Hot Rocks 1964-1971", the double-CD set, is a near-definitive 
  collection of the hit singles that established them as legends. 
  Alternatively, you could pair up the single CDs "High Tide and 
  Green Grass (Big Hits)" and "Through the Past  Darkly (Big
  Hits Part 2)" for a collection of equal length with a slightly 
  different impact.  Or, get the 1989 ABKCO 3-CD set called "The 
  London Years", which is stuffed with just about anything 
  the band put out as a single in these years. It includes everything 
  found on the American versions of the two "Big Hits" compilations, 
  everything from "Hot Rocks 1964-1971" with the exception of three 
  HR songs, and it has several somewhat rare selections otherwise 
  unavailable on CD anywhere.

  (As of June 1995, the three compilations mentioned in the paragraph
  below seem to be off the shelves indefinitely and _superseded_ by the 
  1993 European compilation "Jump Back".  If you can find any of these 
  three compilations on your store shelves, consider that they may
  be gone forever soon. It's mostly no big deal: Two of the three 
  have material that is available elsewhere. 1981's "Sucking in the 
  Seventies", however, has several tracks on it which remain 
  unavailable elsewhere on CD.)

  Several compilations cover their post-ABKCO work.  "Made in the Shade"
  was originally released in 1975, and "Rewind (1971-1984)" in 1984. 
  Unfortunately, the CD releases of these two albums have an overlap of
  four songs.  "Rewind" is the better value for your CD money. "Sucking
  in the Seventies", from 1981, is of interest largely to collectors. 
  It has three tracks otherwise unavailable on CD, including a live 
  song from 1978, and the single/promo edits of 6 other Stones 
  numbers released after 1975. 

  A 1993 compilation, entitled "Jump Back", was not released in the 
  US, but has, on a single CD, everything found on the "Rewind" CD except 
  for "Hang Fire" and "Heartbreaker"; plus, thrown in for good measure
  are "Bitch", "Wild Horses", "Respectable", "Mixed Emotions", and "Rock 
  and a Hard Place".

  The Rolling Stones have released six "live albums" (seven if
  you count 1995's "Stripped" which has a limited number of 
  live performances) and except for 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!',
  released in 1970, everyone seems to hate something about 
  all of them.  

  Moving on to "regular" releases, many people are strongly persuaded that
  the Rolling Stones' years with Mick Taylor, and just before, are an
  artistic peak that no one before or since has been able to touch.  To
  acquire that era, you can obtain the albums released from 1968 to 1972.
  (In order of release: 'Beggar's Banquet', 'Let It Bleed', 'Get Yer
  Ya-Ya's Out' (live), 'Sticky Fingers', and 'Exile on Main Street'). 

  While an investment in the ABKCO compilations provides a fairly complete 
  overview of the best of the Rolling Stones' first eight years, the band's 
  first three American releases ('Newest Hit Makers', '12 X 5', and 'Now!')
  stand as a powerful documentary of what all the fuss was about. 
  'Aftermath' is also a favorite among many aficianados.

  What one critic has referred to as their 'silver age' occurred in the
  late 70's-early eighties, after many had given the band up for dead.  
  The albums "Some Girls", "Emotional Rescue", and "Tattoo You" (released 
  from 1978 to 1981) show a veteran outfit churning out top-notch material
  which was a critical and commercial success. Common rock criticism to the
  contrary, this rejuvenation was NOT just the result of the appearance of
  punk rock and the Sex Pistols in the world. After all, the punk
  phenomenon didn't seem to do much for Led Zeppelin or the Who.  

b. movies
  The Rolling Stones are the focus of several films that have 
  still not made it to the home video market. 

  Their film history is somewhat chaotic.  Part of the reason you 
  can't see them all at your leisure may have as much to do 
  with technical feasibility as court injunctions.

  (Any movies that were subsequently released to the home video 
  market are listed under part d. of this question, "home videos")

  'Cocksucker Blues' - 

      A concert film cum tour documentary, widespread exhibition of 
      this film has been frustrated by much legal wrangling over the 
      years.  See question #15.

  'Ladies & Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones' - 

      A concert film by which all others surely must be judged. High 
      excitement prevails in this film of two concert performances from 
      their 1972 American tour. Originally released in Quadrophonic 
      sound, the original soundtrack, recorded as it is on film 
      in an unusual manner, requires considerable labor to screen
      properly. That effort is occasionally undertaken, as it was for 
      a September 1996 screening at Lincoln Center.
c. books
  The number of published books about the Rolling Stones can (and does)
  fill up a separate document all its own: Part three of this FAQ list.  
  Still, it is probably of some use to have a 'shortlist', some starting
  point, so here are the titles of five current books we recommend for
  giving you a good  start in learning about the history, influence, and
  greatness of the  Rolling Stones. 

  Please note that these five are not necessarily the best 
  books about the Stones, but they ARE the best of what's 
  currently available.

       'Dance With the Devil' 
       Stanley Booth
           - Delayed for years due to litigation, this book combines 
             equal parts tedious personal confession and juicy Stones-tour 
             gossip. Particularly compelling is the detailed description 
             of a group rehearsal. An insider's account of the Stones' 
             entree into the big time.

       'Symphony For the Devil' 
       Philip Norman
           - Stops in 1983, but the author delivers a respectful and 
             competent biography.  Bookended by anecdotes about their 
             1981 tour, Norman's analysis of characters in the play 
             known as the Rolling Stones is deep and thoughtful. Revised
             and reissued in 1992.

       'Keith Richards - the Biography' 
       Victor Bockris
           - Little more than a cut-and-paste job of other,
             indiscriminately chosen biographies, this book still has the 
             advantage of recent vintage, and the fact that the author
             can turn out seductive and flowing prose.  Never a dull moment, 
             which is actually difficult to say about lesser Stones'-related 

       'The Rolling Stones Album' 
       Geoffrey Giuliano
           - Biographically, nothing is very deep - only a thumbnail 
             sketch of the band's history is attempted.  Sometimes, though,
             this is more refreshing than failed attempts at deep analysis.  
             Intended as pornography for the Stones-memorabilia fetishist, 
             this book has great color photographs of records, books, 
             promotional items, and posters. If a picture paints a thousand 
             words, this is a million-word chronicle. 

       'Stone Alone' 
       Bill Wyman (with Ray Coleman)
           - The only book by any band member that was there in the early 
             years, and at the height of the madness, this can (surprisingly)
             get awfully boring.  If, as is said, the devil is in the details,
             then opportunities abound here, as one of Wyman's techniques is to 
             provide the full text of letters for rather unseemly work-a-day 
             tasks.  Yet, there is no discussion of the band's musical working 
             techniques, except as they pertain to, for example, how long they
             would spend working on a new song of Wyman's versus one penned by 
             Jagger and Richards. Great opportunities missed, but others taken,
             if you have the interest and patience. NB: only covers up to 
             July, 1969.

  Now these five *are* the best: good luck finding them all!          

       'Stone Alone' - Wyman/Coleman
       'Symphony for the Devil' - Phillip Norman
       'An Illustrated Record'
       Roy Carr
           - A beautiful, thoroughly researched, large-format book which 
             presents the Rolling Stones' discography up to 1976. It includes 
             tour history, side-project information, interviews, unreleased 
             album covers, and beautiful reproductions of the original DECCA 
             LP covers. Essential.

        'The Rolling Stones - The First Twenty Years' 
        David Dalton 
           - Dalton has edited several books on the topic, any and all of
             them worthwhile. Another large format book, this collection of 
             essays, reviews, band history, interviews, photographs, and a 
             sessionography, remains overwhelming years after you acquire it.
             Out of print, and highly recommended. 

        Robert Greenfield
           The abbreviation of "Stones Touring Party", and the name of a 
           drug, this out-of-print classic is about life on the road
           with the World's greatest you-know-what on their most infamous
           excursion to the United States, in 1972. (Rereleased in 1997 
           in paperback, without photographs.)

d. home videos

  The Stones are the subject of several releases on home video.  
  Any title marked with an 'M' has a theatrical release in its 

     (Note: the designation ("import") means this is a title that 
            is not generally available in the States except in 
            'specialty' stores.  Since the rest of the world 
            has a different video standard from the US, these 
            tapes may have been made through a format-conversion 
            process, and so may suffer in son et lumiere.)

  'Bridges To Babylon Live'
      An edit of their December 12, 1997 show in St. Louis. This 
      home video was initially distributed in the US under an 
      exclusivity deal with Public Broadcasting, begun in March 
      of 1998 and lasting for seven months.

M 'The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus' - 

      Originally conceived as a television show, this 1968 gala 
      (see question #15 for details) was screened for the world 
      finally in 1996 at the New York Film Festival before its 
      release on home video two days later.
  'Live Voodoo Lounge'

      In November of 1995, a 94-minute home video began appearing     
      on shelves in the UK.  This single VHS tape, released 12/95 
      in the US, is a 17-song distillation of the November 1994 
      "pay-per-view" concert from Joe Robbie Stadium 
      in Miami, Florida. It features one-time collaborations with
      guests Robert Cray and Bo Diddley.  

  'The Rolling Stones '95 Voodoo Lounge in Japan'
  (Japan-only release) 

      A double-disc (or double-VHS-tape) of a March 
      1995 performance in Tokyo which was originally shown on NHK-TV.  
      The set list includes "Sweet Virginia", "Slipping Away", 
      "Rock and a Hard Place", "Live With Me", "Angie", and 
      "Sympathy for the Devil".
M 'At the Max'                    

      85 minute distillation of the concert film they said couldn't
      be brought to home video. Originally filmed in the eye-popping 
      IMAX format, and exhibited only in planetariums or learning 
      institutions where your peripheral vision could be properly 
      occupied, this feature was culled from three concerts in the 
      1990 European tour. PolyGram released this title on home video 
      in Europe in November '94 just as the Stones planned to 
      announce 1995 concert dates on the continent. The video was 
      released in the US shortly thereafter. 

M 'Sympathy for the Devil' (ABKCO re-release) 

      Re-released for home video in 1994 under the auspicies of 
      ABKCO, this version of the 1970 Jean-Luc Godard film 
      'One Plus One/Sympathy for the Devil' opted for the more 
      Stones-oriented title. 

  'Live Voodoo Lounge'

      Highlights of the band's four August 1994 appearances at Giants'
      Stadium at the New Jersey Meadowlands. This 90-minute concert 
      tape is basically the 1994 set at that time less five songs or 
      so (no 'Love Is Strong', 'Beast of Burden', 'I Go Wild', 'Happy', 
      or 'Can't Get Next To You', which were getting played regularly 
      at that point in the tour).  This tape was only available at 
      concerts from souvenir stands, or via mail order directly from   
      Brockum, the Stones' concert souvenir marketeers. Originally 
      planned to be out of circulation (along with other 1994 
      tour souvenir items) in the Spring of 1995.

  'The Rolling Stones: Unauthorised Biography'       

      This program consists mostly of *still* *photographs* floating in 
      a small portion of the screen over a black background.  There is 
      occasional motion picture footage (a couple uninteresting complete 
      shots of some airport arrival or departure which would be shown for 
      only two seconds in a judiciously edited documentary.), and the *only* 
      music one hears is about 30 seconds of "Around and Around" in front 
      of that froofy curtain (is this PD stuff YET?).  There are a couple 
      TV news stories (Mick's 1967 bust and the 1976 UK tour), about one 
      minute of a Wyman interview, and two minutes of of an interview 
      with Mick Jagger done after his 1992 solo appearance on Saturday 
      Night Live. (He wouldn't reproduce his comedic imitation of 
      Keith Richards for the interviewer without the props he had 
      on the live TV show.)

  '25 X 5 (The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones)' - 

      This two-hour retrospective of the band's entire career, released in 
      1990, has some ultra-rare and exclusive footage and performances from 
      the band's own collection.  It's narrated by interviews with the band, 
      so bring your own grain of salt. Highly recommended.

  'Mick Jagger & the Rolling Stones'            

      A 30-minute episode of something called 'Celebrity Showcase'. At 
      least the outside box is honest: it warns potential customers
      that there is no Rolling Stones music on the entire program. Not

  'Video Rewind' - 

      A one-hour feature, this early attempt at making a unique offering 
      in the then-infantile home music video market is occasionally 
      successful and funny. It includes rarely seen "official" videos of 
      records released from 1978 to 1983, two television performances
      from "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" in the mid-70's, and a 
      cut-and-paste version of "Brown Sugar", which uses spliced 
      footage from several tours. The thread/plot tying this 
      all together is a long hallucination by Bill Wyman.

M 'Let's Spend the Night Together' - 

      The home video version of the film of their 1981 US tour, directed 
      by Hal Ashby. Opinion on this film is widely varying.  Some longtime 
      Stones' enthusiasts are disappointed by the performance, while others 
      find it an exciting document of a great tour (current author loves
      it, but he was 18 when the tour took place!).  A video rental costs 
      you maybe three bucks - so we're not going to sweat making a bad 
      recommendation. The original VHS release, if you can find it, may 
      not be in Hi-Fi.

  'Rolling On' - 

      A 60-minute television documentary, assembled in 1982, but consisting 
      of an annoying 'cheese-rock' soundtrack (no Jagger-Richards tunes), 
      and some rarely seen footage from the 'Charlie is My Darling' era 
      (1965). Little to recommend it except when you mute the horrendous 
      audio tracks, and watch Jagger work a crowd in some rarely-seen 
      early live footage. 
M 'Gimme Shelter' - 

      This home video of the documentary of the 1969 tour and the disastrous 
      free concert that closed it ("Altamont") stands as a classic film 
      separate from any other rock film due to its' too-true human drama 
      and its portrait of the end of an era.  Last refurbished in 1992, 
      the newest editions of the VHS tape are in Hi-Fi. Aficianados claim 
      that the audio soundtrack on the last release of this film, in 
      fine ABKCO tradition, was made from less desirable mono masters. 
      There have been both R-rated (brief nudity, foul language) and 
      PG-rated (cleaned up) versions of this film in home-video 
      circulation. Other snippets of dialogue, such as some decidedly
      non-obscene negotiation in the Stones' lawyer's office, have 
      been removed from some releases for no apparent reason. 

  'The Stones in the Park' ("import") - 

      A one-hour Granada TV documentary of the Stones' July 1969 free concert 
      in London's Hyde Park. The stage debut of new guitarist Mick Taylor, this
      show has snippets of some classic performances. Rarely seen, but is
      available for rent in select, non-"chain store" shops.

M 'One plus one (Sympathy for the Devil)' -     

      A pretentious bore by Jean-Luc Goddard, this film has splices of the 
      Stones building and recording the classic track 'Sympathy For the Devil'
      in the studio in 1968. Since seeing the Stones 'behind-the-scenes' at 
      work is so rare, this is a valuable document. No. No. Yes. No. No. No.

      (A 1994 re-release by ABKCO uses the 'Sympathy' title exclusively.)

  'Charlie is My Darling' ("import")  

      A one-hour documentary of their 1965 tour of Ireland. Some stunningly 
      funny documentary footage of Keith and Mick, drunk, at a piano and 
      singing. Also, a nice portrait of the frenzy and excitement that 
      accompanied their early road work, including a truly frightening mob 
      scene at a show that got out of hand while the band was playing.  
      Same narrow distribution as the Hyde Park documentary video above. 

M 'That was Rock/The TAMI Show' - 

      The Stones perform five songs in twelve minutes on the "Teenage 
      Music International" show, filmed in Los Angeles in 1965. Other 
      guests on the show(s) were Chuck Berry, James Brown, Lesley Gore, 
      Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, and Ike and Tina Turner. Worth it to 
      see a young Mick and Diana Ross singing together at the finale. 

e. fanzines

*   Basement News 

    Basement News Distribution
    c/o Guenter Beetz
    Waldstr. 59
    D-63110 Rodgau 6

    Phone & FAX: ++49 (6101) 16210
    Cost for 3 issues/year:
       Germany: DM 20 
       Europe: DM 25 (Eurocheque or equivalent cash in national currency)
       Overseas: US$ 23 (cash)

    Published by Dieter Hoffman, the author of the Schwarzbuch (Black
    Book) bootleg bible and Weissbuch (White Book) listing of legit
    releases. Provides detailed information on current band activity,
    bootleg reviews, and the scuttlebutt on new Stones or Stones related
    record or CD releases.  

*   Beggars Banquet   [NOW OUT OF BUSINESS]
    P O Box 6152
    New York, NY   10128

    Monthly - 20 US Dollars/12 issues in the US, 25 US Dollars for overseas

    Originally a 'pure' fanzine written by Bill German, this survived
    being the semi-official Fan Club Magazine in the Mid-80's. Rather
    tame and uncritical, and perhaps too much 'Bill German and the Stones'
    (usually Ronnie).  Wouldn't be without it.

    [Ceased publishing early 1996. A website run by the publisher
    at is still going, and offers back
    issues for sale.] 

*   Front Row Fan Club
    Landseestr. 49
    D-76437 Rastatt 
    A German-language _monthly_ newsletter which has published 
    more than 50 issues. Includes live CD reviews.     

    English-language Home Page is at: 

*   It's Only Rock'n'Roll
    Vabraaten 111
    N-1392  Vettre
    Norway             [Tel: (+47) 6679 4297]

    English Language, A5-sized magazine, first appeared in 1980. 
    Published approx. quarterly, four issues are definitely scheduled 
    for the year 1995. Price: NOK 200 (or, roughly, $US 30.00, or 
    20 English pounds) for four issues. No personal checks, please.
    Visa and MasterCard accepted, which greatly simplifies things.

*   Le Club Des Stones
    75666 Paris Cedex 14

    Actually the name of the French fan club for the Rolling
    Stones, they'll issue four A4 magazines per year to you 
    (in French, natch) for 100F.

*   Shattered
    PO Box 3723 
    London SE15 1HW

    A5-sized 'zine. Four issues 12 UK Pounds/18 pounds overseas

*   Sticky Fingers
    Post Office Box 3474
    Granada Hills, CA  91344
    Published its first issue Jan/Feb 1996. Six issues are 
    scheduled a year.  $3/ea. at newsstands. Features 
    extensive reviews of live CDs. Not reviewed.

    Rates: USA:        $US 30 for 1 year
           Other:      $US 40 for 1 year

*   Stones People
    c/o Yuji Ikeda
    2-5-16-509 Harumi
    Tokyo 104

    With a slower publishing schedule than most fan magazines, 
    each issue is nonetheless hefty (~100 pages) and produced 
    in high quality. 

*   Stones People Magazine (nee Stones People Europe)
    Middenweg 2
    1217 HT Hilversum
    The Netherlands


    Prices (Eurocheque or cash only, please):   
                                NLG 60 (60 Dutch Guilders), 
                                NLG 80 outside of Holland

                                55 US Dollars for USA (incl. S/H)
                                15 US Dollars for sample issue (incl. S/H)

    Launched in December 1995, the goal is to publish quarterly 
    issues of 64 pages each. Includes color photography, and all 
    text is in both Dutch and English. Praised even by the
    competition. URL: 

*   Tumbling Dice

    Terry Carty
    9 Collingwood Close
    Kent   CT8 8JD


    9 UK Pounds in UK, 12 UK Pounds in Europe, 18 UK pounds in rest

    Single issue for 1.5 Pounds plus a SASE (A5 sized).

    Only been going since early 1991 and still finding its feet.  Each
    issue much improved on the previous, and distribution problems
    slowly disappearing.  No band access. 

@Q15. What is/who are

a. "Nanker Phelge"?

  The credited author of several early compositions ("Stoned",  "The 
  Underassistant West Coast Promotion Man"), "Nanker Phelge" is actually a 
  pseudonym used for group compositions. "Nanker" was the nick name for 
  a rather unpleasant facial expression band members used to make, 
  and "Phelge" the surname of an early roommate of Keith, Mick, and 
  Brian's whose personal hygiene left something to be desired.

b. "The Glimmer Twins"?

  The production team known to the world as "The Glimmer Twins" consists
  of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, so dubbed because of a chance encounter 
  with an elderly woman on vacation, who thought she recognized one of the
  Stones, but only had a "glimmer" of the real identity of her find.

c. "Rock and Roll Circus"?

  Mere days after the release of 'Beggar's Banquet' in 1968, the band 
  pulled together a 'circus': a television spectacle consisting of real 
  circus performers, and some progressive rock acts of the day.  
  Jethro Tull, The Who and Eric Clapton were in attendance, as were 
  lions, trapeze artists, and Yoko Ono.
  The idea was to produce a unique showcase, but the footage was
  eventually shelved, due to what the Stones felt was a sub-standard
  performance. It was not shown publicly for 27 years, except for brief
  excerpts in home videos (specifically, the Stones' own title 
  '25 x 5', and the Who's performance of 'A Quick One', which was used 
  in their own film/career documentary, 'The Kids Are Alright'.). 

  It was also Brian Jones' last performance with the band.  
  The two main musical highlights were a 'supergroup' consisting of 
  Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell (of the 
  Jimi Hendrix Experience), and a performance of several songs 
  by the Stones themselves, including 'Route 66' (not filmed), 
  'Confessin' the Blues' (not filmed), 'Parachute Woman', 'Jumpin' 
  Jack Flash', 'Sympathy for the Devil', 'No Expectations', 'You 
  Can't Always Get What You Want', and 'Salt of the Earth'.

  The surviving footage (65 minutes' worth), including six of
  the Stones' selections, was finally premiered in October 1996 
  at the New York Film Festival thanks to an agreement between 
  ABKCO and the Rolling Stones. A CD and home video were released 
  that month, also. 

d. "Altamont"?

  To cap off their highly successful Fall 1969 tour of the United States,
  the band planned a large, free concert in San Francisco similar to a
  successful event they had done in London's Hyde Park in July of that
  year.  Between permit denials, greed, and a last-minute change of
  venue, the event devolved from a potentially powerful West Coast
  Woodstock to a poorly-planned mess.  A bad choice of security
  (American biker gang the "Hell's Angels") contributed to a day-long
  sideshow of violence and "bad vibes". 

  By the time the Stones came on in the evening, tempers were short.
  The dramatic stabbing of a spectator by one of the Hell's Angels
  during the Stones' set was captured on film in the documentary 
  "Gimme Shelter", available now on home video.
e. "Cocksucker Blues"? 

  It is the title of both a notorious slow blues song performed by 
  Jagger which has been frequently bootlegged, and an unrelated film
  project by Robert Frank which was a documentary of the Stones' 1972
  American tour.

  The song tells the woeful tale of a "lonesome schoolboy" who has come 
  to the big city (London) but does not know where to find all the 
  amenities a young man needs.  Presented as a single by Jagger to 
  fulfill a contractual obligation to the then-despised 
  DECCA records, the label declined to release it. It did appear 
  very briefly as an 'official' release: as a bonus single 
  to a German boxed set in 1984.  The box was quickly pulled, 
  and re-released without the offending tune.

  The film is rarely seen, as a unique legal settlement has required 
  that its' director, Robert Frank, accompany each and every showing of
  the film.  More bark than bite.  Drug-fueled orgies and all kinds of 
  human degradations were rumoured to be captured on film. This was 
  more a reflection of what people thought went on on a Stones'
  tour than what actually happened.  Rather tame, it has some tit, some
  drunken revelry, some drug use by band members, and some footage of
  the greatest rock and roll band in the world in action. 

@Q16. Gossip

a. How many times have they been arrested?

  The band's longtime acquaintance with law enforcement started with an 
  infamous 'pissing' incident in March of 1965 in which Bill Wyman, who
  needed to use the rest facilities at a car fuel stop, was not only
  refused admittance to the chamber, but told to promptly  vacate the
  premises.  Mick Jagger and Brian Jones joined Bill in pissing against
  a wall, and the Stones' image as 'bad boys' was firmly established. In
  a remarkable show of solidarity and opportunism, which was not to
  be repeated, all five band members showed up at court, several
  weeks later...

  Unfortunately, being pop-stars in the "swingin' sixties", they were
  easy targets for aggressive  narcotics enforcement officers.  Human
  nature and law enforcement being what they are, these officers
  descended on the weakest and most vulnerable of the lot, Brian Jones,
  with some regularity and viciousness, although by the end of the
  Seventies, Mick and Keith also found themselves "busted" several
  times, culminating in the most serious case, Keith's 1977 arrest for
  heroin possession in Canada, which threatened the continued existence
  of the band.

  The Eighties, the decade of the "War on Drugs", produced its own
  comical efforts at putting Stones Behind Bars, but these were so
  poorly executed, they failed almost upon impact. Ron Wood, several
  years younger than everyone else in the band, got his own taste in
  1980.  Although charges were dropped, Mr. Wood was said to have problems
  with unspecified drugs in the early eighties, and also to have taken
  care of them with a "Betty Ford"-type cure while the Stones were
  languishing unused mid-decade.  In 1994, Charlie Watts admitted 
  to a mid-80s episodic problem with abuse of speed and alcohol, and a 
  flirtation with heroin. He claims to have cleaned himself up 
  towards the end of 1986.

  1965 - "Pissing" incident at a gas/petrol station. Five-pound fines
         for Mick, Brian, and Bill are appealed.  
  1967 - The "Redlands" bust - allegations of carpeted girls and Mars bars.
         Keith's conviction on "allowing his premises" overturned on
         appeal; Mick's pep-pill possession successfully appealed - Court 
         found that he had been more severely sentenced than an "anonymous 
         young man".
  1967 - Brian busted same day as the "Redlands" case court appearance.
  1968 - Brian busted for cannabis. Found guilty and fined.
  1969 - Hashish possession: Mick and Marianne Faithfull; Marianne
         acquitted, Mick is fined.
  1972 - Jagger and Richards held on assault of a photographer; delay means
         the evening's show in Boston starts after midnight. 
  1972 - Keith's French pied-a-terre is raided; Coke, Hashish, heroin found.
  1973 - Keith present when his British residence is raided. Drugs and guns. 
  1975 - Keith gets in trouble for carrying a knife in Fordyce, Arkansas
  1977 - Keith fined 750 pounds + costs for coke possession.
  1977 - Keith arrested for heroin possession in Canada.  Eventually
         "sentenced" to play a free concert and take his cure in New Jersey. 
  1980 - Ron and Jo Howard hang out with the wrong crowd in St. Maarten, 
         and spend several days in jail for possession of cocaine.
  1987 - Jerry Hall gets into some trouble in Barbados when the local
         customs people decide a 20-lb. package of marijuana is hers.
         The "Kangaroo Customs" officers screw their own case, and Jerry
         is found 'not guilty'.

b. How many times have they been married?                            

  Both Charlie Watts and Keith Richards are on their first marriages.  
  Charlie married in 1964, Keith 19 years later. Brian Jones was never
  married. Mick Jagger had his 9-year marriage (to model Jerry Hall),
  which he never admitted existed, annulled in 1999. Ron Wood is on his
  second marriage. Ex-Stone Bill Wyman was the only member
  already married when he joined the group, and he entered his third 
  legal marriage shortly after leaving the group in 1993. 

c. Will the band break up?

  At some point, we believe.

d. Are they going to tour again?

  As of this revision of the FAQ, the Stones' concert 
  concern has just wound down what amounts to a two-year 
  tour - on the road from September 1997 through June 
  1999 with some brief layoffs. Rumours always swirl, 
  but it's a safe bet that any new tour, if it happens, 
  is not going to happen for a while. 
e. Is this the last time, really? 

  They were first asked this in 1966. 

f. How old ARE they?

  Birthdays are as follows:

      Jagger       July 26, 1943         
      Brian Jones  Feb. 28, 1942    (dismissed June 8, 1969; died July 3, 1969)
      Richards     Dec. 18, 1943 
      Stewart      July 18, 1938    (died December 12, 1985)
      Taylor       Jan. 17, 1949    (quit 12/1974; usual 1948 wrong)
      Watts        Jun. 02, 1941         
      Wood         Jun. 01, 1947         
      Wyman        Oct. 24, 1936    (quit 1993)     
@Q17. What gives with: 

a. that tongue logo all over the place

  When the band formed "Rolling Stones Records" in 1971, their label 
  design was basic yellow, with a small red, white, and black 
  "tongue-and-lip design", as the copyright notices now say, on the 
  left side. The "tongue-and-lip", and countless variations, have 
  since appeared on all kinds of official (and unofficial) Stones 
  memorabilia and products. In a 1971 interview in _Rolling Stone_ 
  magazine, Keith Richards claimed that the inspiration was the 
  Indian goddess Khali, and he went on to say that we could expect
  many variations on the theme.

  The credit for the original design has been mistakenly given to
  several people over the years.  The most frequent misattribution 
  is the claim that it is a creation of Andy Warhol's. Even a 
  researcher as thorogh as Philip Norman has mistakenly 
  repeated this legend. Warhol designed two Stones' album covers, 
  including the first LP released on "Rolling Stones Records", but 
  he did not supply the tongue.  Mr. Norman claims elsewhere 
  that the earliest inspiration was a set designed by 
  Kenneth MacMillan for the Royal Ballet's 'Paradise Lost'.

  As recently as March 1995, Billboard magazine printed a blurb 
  which incorrectly hinted that the 1971 design which would go on to 
  remain imprinted on thousands' of Stones' fans' minds came 
  from one Ruby Mazur.  Billboard finally saw their mistake 
  and identified Mazur as the designer of the first officially 
  used variation on the tongue: the Rolling Stones Records 
  open-hole 7" single sleeve. First used in 1972 and last used 
  9 years later, the sleeve design has one eye, and uses the 
  middle record-label open hole as "the mouth" of an ill-defined face.  
  The design for the sleeve is memorable because the record-label 
  hole is not perfectly round, as is standard industry practice, 
  but a contour of the Mazur-designed open mouth. 

  On April 8, 1995, Billboard definitely attributed the original 
  classic design to John Pasch. In a 1997 interview done for a 
  television infomercial pitch selling authorized Stones-related 
  merchandise, Mick Jagger cited John Pasch. 

b. cheese

  Very simple really...........

  Woody says Keith is afraid of cheese in Rolling Stone 
  magazine, October 1994...

  Undercover readers analyze the meaning of this for approximately six 
  weeks, digressing into the interelationship between cheese and heroin 
  addiction and constipation. A syndrome of tight pants wearers dubbed 
  (by a doctor) as "Mick Jagger's Revenge" joins the story. Exact 
  relevance, if any , unclear......

  A newswire story about 18 people being injured in a Cheltenham, England
  cheese-rolling festival and the fact that Brian Jones grew up there leads 
  to speculation that Brian Jones rolled cheese down a hill every year as a 
  child in Cheltenham and then grew up to be a Rolling Stone. Speculation of 
  cheese involvement in Brian's death in 1969 discussed now and then.........

  A Toronto caterer to the Stones commented that Keith lingers round the 
  cheese tray and eats a lot for a skinny guy......

  Keith tells Q magazine that he isn't allergic to cheese, but he might 
  as well be.....

  Cheese influence on Stones lyrics analyzed (i.e. "don't wanna walk or 
  talk about cheeses, just want to see Keith's face)......

  Steve Portigal gives cheese names to unsubscribers who send their 
  unsubscribe request to the readers, rather than to the admin address
  as instructed at the end of each digest.

  Mick Jagger, suspected of being an incognito reader of Undercover, 
  begins talking about cheese during concert song interludes, 
  introducing keyboard player Chuck Leavell at the Halloween show 
  in Oakland, 1994 with the phrase "I talk to the cheese". (editors' 
  note: current scholarship claims that what is said here 
  is "I talk to the trees.")

  And why does this interest us?

  To each his own answer...or as Bob Dylan used to say.."the ants 
  are my friends, they're blowin in the wind, the ants are just 
  blowin in the wind"

  [special thanks to Dan Ream with his help on question 17.]

@Q18. Myths & legends:

a. Did Keith really get his blood changed?

  It was a widely circulated rumour that to cure himself of an addiction
  to heroin, Keith Richards flew to the Swiss chalet of an exclusive 
  physician who had a method for replacing all of a patient's nasty 
  addicted blood with good clean blood. 
  Great gossip. Bad science.

  While it has been claimed in print by at least one biographer,  this
  author was also Keith's dealer for several years. It is widely 
  considered to be little more than another colorful urban legend.

b. Do they worship satan?

  Among the phenomena that have become known to us since the formation 
  of the Rolling Stones are: CDs, wireless amps, home video, and 
  Serious Rock Criticism.  Early Serious Rock Critics, trying in vain 
  to capture in prose the mystique, wonder, beauty, arrogance, and power
  of the Rolling Stones, would often resort to demonic imagery.  It did
  not help matters that the band released songs like "Sympathy for the
  Devil", or that Jagger performed in a swirling cape bathed in red
  light.  Blame this one on the old "four blind men describing an
  elephant" syndrome.
  Professional demonist and man-about-town Kenneth Anger once asserted
  that Anita Pallenberg (Keith's paramour in the Stones' supposed
  'demonic' period) was a 'witch'.  But that's Kenneth Anger.

c. Is Paul dead?
  He is rumoured to have shown up at a Rolling Stones concert in 
  New York City in 1978 to catch the festivities. Other than that, 
  no one seems to care.

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                 Rolling Stones' Mailing list/newsgroup FAQ

                 Part Two
                 The Rolling Stones--Live and Unreleased recordings

 COPYRIGHT 1994-2000 (c) Anthony J. Rzepela (editor)

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       The Rolling Stones--Live and Unreleased Recordings
       (Version 6.02 of *this* document, February 28, 2000)

     The Rolling Stones have been around for over 30 years and have released
     many albums.  However, for some fans, they haven't released enough. 
     This is a guide for those fans who want to know what the Stones were
     doing on their many unrecorded tours, or are curious to hear the various
     working stages of a classic song.  The only way to hear this is from
     unauthorized recordings.

     This portion of the FAQ is an introduction and guide to the unauthorized
     recordings of the Rolling Stones.  This information is for educational
     purposes only.  Please note that this article is _not_ written by Tony
     Rzepela.  Your humble author chooses to remain anonymous; call me Mr. X. 
     Any comments, questions, or additional information concerning this
     portion of the FAQ should be posted to Undercover; I will see it and
     modify the FAQ as needed.

     (Thanks to those of you who have contributed.  You know who you are. 
     Also thanks to those of you who have posted reviews to Undercover, which
     I have added to fill gaps in my knowledge.  Hope you don't mind :)).

     This is intended to be a general reference, to be carried around when
     looking for unauthorized recordings.  If you see such a recording, check
     the date/location in the FAQ for quality and my comments.  This document
     doesn't have song titles but does include standard live set lists, in
     case you are looking for a live version of a certain song but aren't
     sure if it was ever performed.  Set lists don't vary too much except for
     the first shows of a tour and the Voodoo Lounge through No Security

     For song titles on a particular CD/LP, consult John Artukovich's
     "Fingerprint File" at (was removed
     but now back), or Hendrik Mulder's "Love You Live" at, or Remco Terhoeven's page at  Books include _Hot Wacks_ (many
     mistakes but at least the song titles are right), Nico Zentgraf's
     _Collector's Delight or Collector's Disease_ (CD only, out of date now).

     For current CD info, especially Vinyl Gang Productions, consult Jaime
     Castenada's "The Stones Files" at

     For setlists, try accessing Nico's data on the web at
     For set lists on the "No Security" tour, see Bjornulf Vik's IORR web
     site at
     For interesting analysis and commentary on Stones concerts and outtakes,
     Also, a new version of Dieter Hoffmann's "Schwarzbuch" (Black Book) is
     now out.  It's the definitive Stones bootleg book.  This edition is done
     loose leaf style so future releases can be added easily.  For brief
     information, see

     Unauthorized recordings may be either live concerts or studio outtakes. 
     Live concerts may be recorded in several ways:  In the audience using a
     hand held tape recorder, by a sound man from the soundboard, or from a
     radio broadcast.  Audience recordings will generally sound the worst,
     but modern technology makes it possible to have very good audience
     recordings.  Studio outtakes are generally of good quality as the
     recording is usually professionally done.  In all cases, sound quality
     will deteriorate as analog copies are made from one generation to the

     This is a partial list of unauthorized recordings of the Rolling Stones. 
     It is not complete.  I have omitted many LPs and CDs, and virtually all
     tape only performances.  Many of the best recorded performances have
     been released by as many as 10 different companies; I have listed only
     the best or one of the best versions.  This list is biased toward in-
     print CDs since they are what most people want, and can be found without
     too much difficulty.  However, I have included some out of print and
     hard to get items which I consider important.

     Listings are by location, date, length, quality, and source.  All
     quality ratings from 1 to 10 are done by the author, with 1 being
     unlistenable and 10 being perfect release quality.  Since I can't listen
     to everything, some ratings are from books, fanzines, or postings to
     Undercover.  These ratings are in the form of EX (excellent), VG+ (very
     good plus), etc.  'm' indicates mono, 's' stereo, and 'es' electronic

Part 1:  The Early Years with Brian Jones

     Most of the recordings from this period are either from media
     appearances such as the BBC and TV shows, or studio outtakes. Although
     the band toured constantly, there are few unauthorized concert
     recordings.  This was the time of Beatlemania, and screaming girls and
     often riots at concerts.  With the extremely primitive PA systems of the
     era, the Stones were frequently drowned out by the audience.

     Set lists:
     Second English tour, Feb./March 1964:  Talking About You, Roadrunner,
     Roll Over Beethoven, You Better Move On, Beautiful Delilah, It's
     Alright, Not Fade Away, I Wanna Be Your Man.
     September/October 1964 UK tour:  I Just Wanna Make Love to You, Walking
     the Dog, If You Need Me, It's Alright, Around and Around, It's All Over
     March 1965 UK tour:  Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Pain in My Heart,
     Down the Road Apiece, Time is on My Side, I'm Moving On, It's Alright,
     Little Red Rooster, Route 66, The Last Time, Everybody Needs Somebody to
     September/October 1965 UK tour:  Mercy Mercy, Cry to Me, The Last Time,
     Oh Baby We Got a Good Thing Going, I'm Moving On, She Said Yeah,
     Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, That's How Strong My Love is, Talkin'
     'bout You.
     Paris March 29, 1966 1st show:  The Last Time, Mercy Mercy, She Said
     Yeah, Play with Fire, Not Fade Away, That's How Strong My Love is, I'm
     Moving On, The Spider and the Fly, Time is on My Side, 19th Nervous
     Breakdown, Around and Around, Get Off of My Cloud, It's Alright,
     Paris April 11, 1967:  Paint It Black, 19th Nervous Breakdown, Lady
     Jane, Get Off of My Cloud, Yesterday's Papers, Under My Thumb, Ruby
     Tuesday, Let's Spend the Night Together, Going Home, Satisfaction.
     No audience tapes earlier than 1967 are circulating although there are
     rumors of earlier tapes.

BBC '63-'65;                                      "Beat Beat Beat at the Beeb"/
I quote from an Internet review:  "This 2-CD set comprises all available
studio recordings from the BBC sessions in chronological order.  The quality
is very good to superb mono/stereo.  Unlike other titles most of these tracks
are from tape/CD sources.  Having this set makes all other titles (e.g. Get
Satisfaction If You Want, Cracking Up, Beautiful Delilah, Rape of the Vaults,
etc.) unnecessary...  VGP's 'The Lost Treasure' is nothing new."  However, a
follow up review said:  "I totally disagree.  Seems to me that 'beat beat
beat' trims beginnings and/or ends of songs in some cases that are complete in
'get satisfaction if you want.'"  Note:  I have not heard this yet.  I assume
that "Get Satisfaction if You Want" and "Crackin' Up" combined have most of
these tracks but miss a few.

Ed Sullivan TV '64-'67;                 7.5 m;   "Conquer America"/others
Their famous TV appearances are available on several LPs and CDs, for over 20
years, and video as well.  Many if not all performances are live vocals with
the rest of the band miming to the studio version of the song, so not that
interesting.  The 1969 appearance is not on this disc because at the time of
its release, the performance was not yet 20 years old; this legal barrier was
surmounted for later releases.  Of course some people don't worry about things
like that.

Outtakes '63-'65;             30 min;   9.0 s;   "Bright Lights Big City"
A combination of very early outtakes and Chess Studios outtakes.  Old LPs are
made from scratchy acetates but sound quite good otherwise; later CD releases
have lost the scratches.  (Old LPs also have an inferior Montreux '72, see
below.)  Moderately interesting; the early Stones sound none too confident in
the studio.

Misc. early live;                                "Bright Lights, Big City"
I quote from an Internet review:  "Very nice 2cd pack with early live material
like NME poll winners 1964 and 1965, TAMI show, Saturday night at the London
palladium, Ed Sullivan shows, Ready Steady go 1965 and 1966 etc.  ALL these
recording were released before but to get these recordings, you needed [a]
minimum [of] 7 titles..."  Another Internet review added:  "Most of this has
been available before but the NME Poll winners tracks are an upgrade to me.  I
almost bought the complete 2CD NME show from 1965 just to get the 3 Stones
tracks but now for the money you get a great sounding but nothing new 2cd
Stones only set.  This has a great booklet also!  Unfortunately, bootleggers
have nothing new to put out so they keep rehashing old stuff with a new title
or package.  Don't fall for this."  Even the title is copied.

Misc. early live;                                "Record Mirror"
Two separate box sets.  I quote an Internet review:  "Overall a waste of money
unless you're new to the bootleg collecting world.  If you have a decent
collection already there's nothing new here except the great booklets.  The
sound is good but the quality is NOT upgraded at all.  In fact there is much
hiss from the sources and some tracks have crackle[s] from vinyl!  This is a
good set if you have nothing but it's nothing but a rehash of everything
that's out there already except that it's in one convenient place.  It's not
worth the big price tag."

Outtakes '64-'70;            210 min;   9.0 m&s;  "The Black Box"
Compilation of most of the decent sounding outtakes from the early period. 
Most have been available on other releases but a few are new here.  Includes
the Stones portion of the "Karaoke" (instrumental outtakes) CD.  Having this
set would be enough early outtakes for most people.

Outtakes '64-'70;                      "From Mason's Yard to Primrose Hill"
Nothing particularly rare here, but said to be "superior" quality.  I haven't
heard it.  The title comes from Gered Mankowitz's limited edition photo book.

Outtakes '64-'73;             70 min;   8.0 s; "Mad Shadows"
A fine collection of material over the years including material never
available before, even to tape traders.  Mostly excellent sound.

The Hague, 8/8/64;                      4.0 m; "Back to the Hague"
I quote from an Internet review:  "To my knowledge the first ever audience
tape of the Stones...  The concert of the Stones in the Hague at the Kurhaus,
the Hague (which was one of the most fancy hotels back then) was the Stones'
first ever concert on the European continent.  Opening acts were some dreadful
Dutch entertainers, which made the crowd riotous.  The show started with
Walking The Dog and the crowd started to tear down the hall.  Jagger lost his
mike lead and played maracas on Hi-Heel Sneakers and Susie Q.  The Stones
ended with Mona (and not Not Fade Away as Karnbach and Bernson state) before
the show was cancelled by the police.  Never happened something like this
before in Holland!  Funny enough, the press didn't consider a Stones concert a
big thing so didn't send a camera team.  Luckily for us now, a young D.J.
called Willem van Kooten decided it was important and went to the concert with
a camera and a tape recorder.  He recorded the complete concert from the side
of the stage and even got to ask Jagger (during Susie Q!) if he had ever seen
something like this.  Jagger responded no, and said the police had to take it
easy on the young girls.  The tape is of very good quality, all instruments
can be heard loud and clear.  The tape is especially funny if you understand
Dutch, since the reporter is clearly amazed at the sight of 1000 young kids
fighting!  The tape is on at least on LP (Back to The Hague), on video with
the film footage, but not on CD as far as I know."  Note:  having heard the LP
recently, I can say it really isn't that good.  The instruments are fairly
clear but vocals are totally inaudible.  For completists only.

TAMI show 10/29/64;           25 min;   9.5 m;   tape (laser disc)
This performance is available on at least one LP but may not be on CD.  The
video is available on a legal Japanese laser disc.  Fantastic performance;
being able to see it makes it even better.  Great guitar work by Keith and
Brian, and Mick does all his James Brown moves.

Stereo mixes/outtakes 65-'67; 60 min;   7.5 s; "Dartford Renegades"
This includes some of the stereo mixes that are on the non-US "Hot Rocks 1"
CD, in noticeably worse quality but with slightly longer fade-outs, plus
others that have never been officially released in stereo such as "The Last
Time."  Also includes outtakes dubbed from the rare German LP "As Time Goes

Swedish TV 4/2/65;                  "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "...muddy but listenable...  It appears
all are live vocals with pre-recorded studio backing tracks.  Nothing
astounding here."  (This CD also includes Paris '65-'67.)

Paris  4/18/65;             40 min; "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss"/ others
A French radio broadcast but the sound is primitive.  Good concert though out
of tune toward the end, and the crowd is riotous.  The show has been available
for years on many LPs and CDs, but the listed Japanese CD is supposedly the
best ever.  I haven't heard it, but heard its predecessor "All Those Years
Ago," and it was the best I've ever heard.  Other releases miss the first
song, are tinny, run too slow, etc.  (This CD also includes Paris '65-'67 +
Swedish TV above.)

Paris '65, '66 2nd, '67;            "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss"
Confusingly VGP has released these 1995? Paris rebroadcasts on two different
titles with different filler.  The listed title is the later and apparently
superior release.  "Still I'm Gonna Miss You" was the first; it was a single
CD of these rebroadcast plus TV show filler.  Sound quality is far superior to
the original '60s broadcasts, and also superior to early '80s rebroadcasts
that appeared on LPs.  I quote from an Internet review of "Gathers:"  "Disc 1
contains 4 tracks from Paris April 18, 1965, 3 tracks from Paris March 29,
1966 2nd show and 5 tracks from Paris April 11, 1967, taken from a recent
French rebroadcast Musicorama in excellent mono quality.  The quality of these
tracks is truly amazing; this is probably the clearest sounding material from
the Brian Jones era--and that includes the official 'Got Live.'  Makes one
really wonder what is left in the Musicorama vaults, since all shows were
taped completely.  Disc one rounds off with 4 tracks from a Swedish TV special
on April 2, 1965 in full playback and bad quality, completely useless (see
separate review above).  Disc 2 contains the complete shows from Paris April
18, 1965 in exc. mono soundboard quality (see separate review above) and Paris
April 11, 1967 in good-very good mono soundboard quality (see separate review
below)."  Note:  I have only heard "Still..." and it's extremely good.  Its
filler is 5 songs from Shindig TV 5/26/65.  I particularly like the '67 tracks
which have some suitably freaky guitar work; also note the early-Pink Floyd-
style keyboards on Satisfaction.

Berlin 9/15/65 + Hamburg 9/13/65;            "On Tour"
I quote an Internet review:  "This CD is a copy of the bootleg LP's 'Brian We
Miss You' (MDR 5) and 'The Riot Show/Berlin 1965' (MDR 1).  The Berlin show
sounds quite good (I mean, we're talking 1965!), and especially Brian can be
heard well.  Hamburg is a typical sixties tape: muffled, only the audience can
be heard."  Note:  quality on the Berlin LP is poor, 3.5 m; 30 min, plus it
runs too fast!  Hamburg is only one song.  Haven't heard this CD, so I can
only hope the pitch is at least corrected.  "Brian We Miss You," not mentioned
in this Internet review, is also poor; it's Vienna 4/2/67; 35 min; 4.0 m (see
separate review below).

Sydney 2/18/66;                              "He Is Not Dead"/ 1 other?
I quote from an Internet review:  "...Contrary to what most people think, this
is a radio broadcast, not a audience show...  In February 1966 the Stones did
a... Winter Tour, starting with two shows at the Commemorative Pavilion,
Sydney.  At least four shows of this tour were aired by radio, and until now
only one show turned up on CD.  The sound quality of this CD is, considering
the date when this tape was recorded off the air, quite good.  It certainly is
the best sounding, complete 1966 radio show (the better sounding Honolulu show
is a true soundboard recording and not a radio show). There is a fair amount
of hiss and static, but the show is (like all early sixty shows) incredible
with a really nice set list."  This CD also includes Citadel outtakes and two
tracks supposedly with Brian and Jimi Hendrix.  I have not heard it.

Paris 3/29/66 1st show;       37 min;   4.5 m;   "F***ing and Sucking"/ others
First available on a rare LP; the listed title is a Japanese CD.  Another
French radio broadcast; the complete tape is not as good as the '65 broadcast. 
It's nowhere near the quality of the Paris '65-'67 sampler above, which does
not include any of this show; it has never been rebroadcast.  Interesting
performance, the Stones play very fast in '66.  Unfortunately there is an
announcer between most songs, and three songs are incomplete.  The listed CD
also includes Paris 4/11/67.  Most recent release of this show is "England's
Rarest Hitmakers," which also includes rare official releases.  Contrary to
what you may have read elsewhere, it uses the exact same incomplete source
tape with one very minor difference:  "Play with fire" has a pronounced stereo
effect.  Still incomplete though.  Sound quality for "ERH" is slightly worse,
almost the same.  It also includes rare official early studio tracks which are
unavailable on CD.

Paris 3/29/66 2nd show;       35 min;  5.0 m;     "A L'Olympia 1966"/others
Available both complete and incomplete on LP; now copied onto a CD called "On
Stage" along with the 4/11/67 Paris broadcast.  Quality is similar to the
above and there is no announcer.  (On the '65-'67 rebroadcast above in far
better quality).

Honolulu 7/28/66;             30 min;   7.5 m;    "In Action"/others
First available on LP in horrendous and then pretty bad quality, this concert
is finally available in quite good quality on CD.  This is the only known true
soundboard recording from the Brian Jones era.  Amusing performance; Charlie
gets to introduce a song and announces one they already did, and Mick says it
will be their last concert ever!  Undoubtedly he was influenced by the
Beatles, who would have their last concert on August 29.  "Paris Match" omits
the goofy introduction--another reason not to buy it.  (The listed CD also
includes "Trident Mixes" outtakes).  VGP's "So Much Younger Than Today," which
lifts its title from an old TSP LP, may be a slight upgrade but I haven't
heard it.

Outtakes and live '66-'69;    75 min;   10.0 s/6.0 m (varies); "Time Trip 4"
This latest in the Time Trip series, this marks a return to form after the sub
par Time Trip 3.  Superb quality outtakes, either never before available or
better than before, plus a few lesser quality live tracks.  "Carol" at the end
is the same version as "Ya Yas" but sounds better here IMHO.  The mix is
better but there is a very slight warble from varying speed I think.

London Palladium 1/22/67;     15 min;   6.0 m; "All Those Years Ago"/others
The performance where the Stones achieved even more notoriety by not waving to
the TV audience at the end of the show.  There is an interesting re-working of
"It's All Over Now."  (The listed CD also includes other early material).

Vienna 4/2/67 + The Hague 4/15/67;             "Groovin' Around"/others
I quote from an Internet review:  "...The first 7 songs from Vienna are
listenable and not bad for the time.  At least the sound is far better than on
the old LP.  I would rate it 5.0 m. The last 7 songs are from the Houtrusthal
(corrected), the Hague (the Netherlands) and are of poor quality.  What can be
heard is the Dutch audience discussion the show, and lots of screaming?" 
Note:  I haven't heard this CD but Vienna 4/2/67 on an LP is 4.0 m.

Paris 4/11/67 complete;       30 min;        "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss"
This is the best available complete recording of the 1967 tour of Europe, the
last tour with Brian Jones.  I have not heard the listed title, but it is said
to be an improvement over "F*cking and Sucking."  It also includes the
'65/'66/'67 partial rebroadcast from 1995?, which is the best possible
quality, plus Paris 4/18/65 complete (see separate reviews above.)

TSMR sessions 5-9/67;        ~430 min;   9.5 s;   "The Satanic Sessions"
7 (!) CDs worth of rehearsals for TSMR, with Jigsaw Puzzle rehearsals on the
8th CD.  Near-perfect quality; in some respects better than the official
release.  These are early run-throughs of songs, some barely recognizable
compared to the finished album versions.  There are also jams which were never
released, and it's easy to see why.  Some remind me of the Kinks, possibly
because there's lots of piano by Nicky Hopkins (I assume).  There are no
vocals and lots of aborted takes.  Interesting to hear once but probably not
worth repeated listening.  Note:  This does not have as many takes of
"Citadel" as "Request and Requires," but it's much better quality.

Surrey 3/68 reh + int;        45 min;   5.5 m;   "1968 Surrey Rehearsals"
Interesting jams with the origins of Jumping Jack Flash, Stray Cat Blues, and
many other classics.  Brian is not present; Mick and Keith laugh about it. 
This was apparently recorded on a portable tape recorder by a visiting
reporter, and the quality is not very good.  The Japanese CD is better than
the original LP.

Part 1a:  Brian is phased out

     The Stones did their last tour with Brian in the spring of 1967.  They
     were unable to tour after that due to Brian's legal and health problems. 
     The Rock and Roll Circus was to be a way around this, bringing the
     performance to the audience instead of the other way around.

Beggars Banquet outtakes;     73 min;   9.5 s;   "RSVP"
An interesting yet frustrating CD of alternate takes and mixes from "Beggars,"
plus outtakes from that era.  Some of the alt mixes sound arguably better than
the official release, but others simply sound odd.  A few run too fast.  All
the outtakes are available in better quality on old vinyl LPs; most are
probably dubbed from "Trident Mixes" (see below).  Worthwhile, but probably
would have been better if it had not attempted to make an almost-complete
alternate "Beggars."  Re-released as "RSVP Revisited" with some new tracks
lifted from the Beggars disc on "The Satanic Sessions" Vol. 2 and other
previously available sources, and without the "Trident Mixes" dubs.  Worth
getting only if you don't have the original already.

"Sympathy..." reh. 5-6/68;    20 min;   8.0 m;   "Angie"
This LP has part of the music in the "Sympathy for the Devil" movie.  Good
sound but not necessary now that the film is easily available.

Outtakes '68-'72;             70 min;   8.0 s;   "On the Rocks"
Decent collection of outtakes including a few which first appeared here.  Good
sound quality but later releases such as "The Black Box" (above) make this
mostly unnecessary.

Outtakes '68-'72;             70 min;   9.5 s;   "Trident Mixes"
One of the classic LPs; has been copied onto CD.  Fantastic sound quality,
especially for the vinyl era, though it's a bit scratchy.  Some if not all the
music is from acetates, which are generally scratchy, so that could be the
reason.  Several interesting cuts but I find some of the instrumentals pretty
dull.  If you can find them, there are 2 CD-Rs of this material plus the Exile
outs (see below), which are said to be very good quality without surface
noise.  Some of the same material is on "Hillside Blues," for which I quote an
unpublished review:  "Contains the well-known Trident material, and the Exile
outtakes material in pretty nice quality.  Better than previous CDs, but who
knows how good the master/'best quality available' master tape may be..."

Outtakes/diff. mixes '68-'73;100 min;  10.0 s;   "Time Trip" 1 and 2
An interesting yet frustrating set of CDs.  Some alternate takes of classic
songs, plus slightly different alternate mixes, mostly Sticky Fingers era. 
Also includes a few Exile era outtakes ca. 10/70 which have surfaced
elsewhere, one track from the 6/23/72 Dallas rehearsals, alternate Sway from
the 45, a TV broadcast, etc.  A fair number of tracks are repeats; Vol. 2
includes Montreux 5/21/72 complete, out of order, while Vol. has 3 of the 6
songs, and some of the supposedly different alternate mixes sound identical to
my ears.  The outtakes, alternate mixes, and Montreux have superb sound
quality for the most part.  Beware of early pressings of these CDs which have
deteriorated by now to the point where they are usually unplayable; look for
cracks in the playing surface.

R & R Circus reh. 12/10?/68;  10 min;   7.5 m;   "Gravestones"
With the release of the R&R Circus video and CD, I'll mention that alternate
versions of Parachute Woman and YCAGWYW are available on this old LP.  Where's
the video? (I'm also told that the boot LP versions of "Yer Blues" [not on
this LP] are different from the official release.  Haven't checked yet. 
Anyone?)  (This rare old LP is a mixture of all sorts of tracks, which are all
out on CD now in better quality, except for these two songs.  It's usually
packaged with "Rape of the Vaults," an LP of BBC tracks in low fidelity).

Part 2:  The middle period with Mick Taylor

     After the forced exit of Brian, the Stones hired Mick Taylor as new lead
     guitarist.  His excellent playing made this lineup arguably the best for
     live performances.
     His first gig with them was a free concert in London's Hyde Park before
     several hundred thousand people.  Brian Jones had died 2 days earlier
     and the concert became a tribute to him.

Hyde Park 7/5/69;             85 min;   8.0 m;   "Hyde Park 1969"/others
First released on LP from an audience tape; later releases are from the movie
soundtrack and a 1979 WLIR FM documentary, with only "Down Home Girl" from the
audience tape.  The performance is sloppy but energetic.  This concert has an
unusual set list, partly due to Taylor's unfamiliarity with the band.  Note
that some CDs are dubbed from LPs so they sound good but still have surface
noise; the Swingin' Pig release is from tape.  As of late '98 a new CD "In the
Park" became available.  It's a 63 min audience recording, different from the
previous one, and not real good.  There's considerable crowd noise, Jagger's
voice overpowers the band, and no between song dialogue.  Avoid.

     The first actual tour with Mick Taylor was the fall/winter 1969 US Tour. 
     "Let It Bleed" was released at the end of the tour.  Toward the end of
     the tour the band did some recordings at Muscle Shoals, Alabama (partly
     documented on "Time Trip" above).  New York, Muscle Shoals, and Altamont
     are documented in the movie "Gimme Shelter." The official live album
     from this tour is the excellent "Get Yer Ya-Yas Out."  This tour
     established a pattern which would continue until 1982:  US tour every 3
     years, with a European tour the following year.  There was no 1979
     European tour, but the New Barbarians toured that year.

     Typical set for 1969 US tour:  Jumping Jack Flash, Carol, Sympathy for
     the Devil, Stray Cat Blues, Love in Vain, Prodigal Son (not at all
     shows), You Gotta Move (not at all shows), Under My Thumb, Midnight
     Rambler, Live with Me, Little Queenie, Satisfaction, Honky Tonk Woman,
     Street Fighting Man.  Played infrequently:  I'm Free, Gimme Shelter. 
     Played only at Altamont:  The Sun is Shining (by Jimmy Reed), Brown

     Quite a few of these shows were recorded by fans in the audience.  These
     tapes vary from atrocious to excellent.  All of the good tapes have been
     made into LPs or CDs.

Fort Collins, CO 11/7/69;     70 min;  5.5 m;     "Catch Your Dreams Before They
                                                  Slip Away"
Distant, mediocre audience recording of the first show of the tour.  For those
who have to have everything.

L.A. Forum 11/8/69 2nd show;  70 min;   7.0 m;"Born in a Crossfire Hurricane"/
This is an unusual show in that there are two completely different, above
average audience tapes.  Neither tape came into wide circulation until the
'90s.  This CD is the only release of the slightly better tape.  This is the
best of the early shows in my opinion; Keith rocks.  The other source tape is
best heard as one of the CDs in "Cocaine on a Dentist Chair."

Oakland 11/9/69 1st show;     70 min;  7.0 m;     "Bring It Back Aliver"
Another audience tape that did not circulate until the mid '90s.  The PA blows
out early on; the replacement system is quiet which makes for a good
recording.  The performance is average.  The rare "Liver Than They'll Ever Be"
LP and CD sound better than the more easily available title listed; this is
probably available on a Japanese CD as well.

Oakland 11/9/69 2nd show;     70 min;  8.0 m;     "Liver Than You'll Ever Be"/
                                                  many others
The first Stones bootleg.  Many, many different releases on LP, now the entire
concert is on CD.  Good audience recording for the time but Mick's voice is
too loud.  Average performance.  The LP, the first rock music bootleg with
good sound, caused a sensation back in 1970 and was even reviewed in Rolling
Stone magazine.  Original Lurch label LPs sound quite good but many later
pressings have excessive surface noise.  The listed Swingin' Pig CD is not
quite complete due to tape flaws in 2 songs but there is a VGP CD of the
entire Oakland tape, with flaws.  Either of these CDs is your best bet
soundwise.  The latest "30th Anniversary" release is remastered and nicely
packaged to look like a Mobile Fidelity audiophile CD.  Unfortunately, it
suffers from a poor mastering job which attempts to boost the guitars but
results in a shrill sound.  At least it splices together the two incomplete
songs.  Overall, not recommended.
Coincidentally, a primitive incomplete soundboard tape was recorded by Bill
Graham's people, and broadcast on KSAN in 1972.  That recording is available
on a rare German LP "Oakland Sixty-Nine" and was later dubbed onto a CD with
the exact same packaging as well as the inferior, overly processed "Hangout"
CD.  The soundboard tape sounds much different but the overall quality is

San Diego 11/10/69;           40 min;  8.0 m;     "Stoneaged"/others
Best 1969 recording though it's an audience tape, good even by modern
standards.  Decent performance, marred by the amazingly out of tune show-
closer Street Fighting Man.  The original LP has been copied onto CD; the
complete (70 min) performance is also available on CD.  Original LPs sound
better than any CDs.  Of the current, complete CDs, the VGP release, "It's No
Hangin' Matter," is preferred by some but others prefer TSP's release, which
is carefully spliced to add in missing pieces of the show.  Personally, I
think VGP's is a tiny bit better.  (The VGP CD also includes yet another re-
release of MSG 11/27/69).

Phoenix 11/11/69;             50 min;  6.5 m;     "Gathering Madness"/ others
This is a decent audience tape which suffers from low frequency distortion. 
The tape didn't circulate until the '90s.  Supposedly it was recorded by the
same people (TMOQ) who did the earlier West Coast shows.  Worth getting if you
have to have everything.  Note  "Sky Pilots" is said to be slightly better but
I haven't heard it.  It also includes the Amsterdam 10/9/70 concert in
mediocre quality.

Champaign, IL 11/15/69 1st show; 60 min; 4.0 m;  "Cocaine on a Dentist Chair"
This is a below average audience tape which first turned up in 1993.  The tape
recorder couldn't handle the volume and distorts on everything except the
acoustic songs.  Jagger's comments to the crowd are at least amusing.  The
title must have gotten lost in the translation; maybe it refers to Keith's
bragging about how he used to buy drugs from a guy who stole them from

Detroit 11/24/69;             70 min;   6.0 s;   "Live in Detroit"/others
Decent audience recording for 1969 but not good by modern standards. 
Originally released as the second ever Stones boot (also reviewed in Rolling
Stone mag) "We Didn't Really Get It on Until Detroit;" supposedly Mick said
this meaning it was the first really good show of the tour.  Quickly copied
onto several now very obscure double and single LPs, all collectible and
scratchy!  Only the first release is stereo.  Now out on this CD, dubbed from
the very rare stereo 2 LP set with minimal loss in quality (noise reduction)
but some dialogue (scratchy quiet parts) chopped out.  3 songs (where are the
rest?) from a mysterious semi-professional video (!) are available in 7.0 m
quality on a rare German LP and the CD-R "American Tour, 1969 Soundboard

Baltimore 11/26/69;           60 min;   6.5 m;   "Devil's Disciple"
Decent audience tape of one of the best 1969 shows.  First available on the
"Devil's Disciple" LP, now the entire tape is on CD in better sound.  The
listed VGP CD, using the title of the old LP, is said to be slightly superior
to "Baltimore 1969" though it's the same source tape.  The listed CD also
includes Little Queenie from a rare Gimme Shelter outtake video.  A new source
tape for the first 30 minutes of the concert started circulating in the summer
of 1995 and was soon made into the misleadingly titled "Live in Washington
1969" CD; later pressings have the title corrected to Baltimore.  Its quality
is even better.  Love in Vain on "Ya Yas" is from this show, not NYC as

MSG, NYC 11/27/69;            65 min;  7.0 m;     "It's No Hangin' Matter"/
This show was another early boot LP; the entire concert is now on CD, roughly
the same quality but without LP surface noise.  Above average audience tape,
good show.  The listed CD is said to be the best ever release; it also
includes San Diego 11/10/69.

MSG, NYC 11/28/69 2nd show;   65 min;  5.0 m;     "Live in NY 1969"
This rarely circulated tape is not a good recording, but it's a useful
document for those who want to hear a "Ya Ya's" show without overdubs.  (This
CD also includes the 11/27/69 show).

"Ya Yas" acetate;             46 min;  9.5 s;     "F*ck Yer Ya Yas Out"/1 other
First available on the impossibly rare LP "Broadway" in mono, now in stereo on
CD.  This CD is dubbed from an acetate with somewhat different version of the
tracks on "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out."  Most interesting are probably the extra
Keith (not Mick Taylor) guitar solos in Jumping Jack Flash and the missing
verse in Sympathy.  There is noticeable surface noise from the acetate but the
sound is very listenable.  The listed CD also includes bonus tracks from
"Gimme Shelter" in the best quality I've heard.  For very detailed analysis on
the sources for "Get Yer Ya Yas Out" and various LPs/CDs, see

Boston 11/29/69 2nd show;     65 min;  6.5 m;     "That's No Way To Get Along"
Above average audience tape.  Not great though.  This CD runs a little fast.

West Palm Beach, FL 11/30/69; 70 min;  6.5 m;     "Palm Beach 1969"/others
A good up front audience tape, marred by speed variations which start halfway
through.  This was a damp, chilly concert where the Stones didn't go on until
4 AM, and the guitars are frequently out of tune.  Still worth hearing.  This
Japanese CD is made from a very low generation tape, probably the best
available.  Note:  VGP has released "Miami Pop Festival," which might be

Altamont Speedway 12/6/69;    82 min;  5.5 m;     "The Killer Festival"
The infamous free concert.  A tape recorder is visible in the "Gimme Shelter"
movie; is this the tape?  The recording is flawed, very muffled at times, and
the drums are frequently inaudible.  Great concert highlighted by improvised
performances of Jimmy Reed's "The Sun is Shining" (or Lightnin' Slim's "Help
Me Spend My Gold," if you prefer that title) and the just-written "Brown
Sugar."  Even the comments from the crowd are interesting.  This 2CD set has
the entire concert in best-ever audience quality, in mono instead of the usual
reprocessed stereo.  One song, "Gimme Shelter," is available from a near
perfect board tape on "A Shot of Salvation" below.

"Gimme Shelter" soundtrack;   40 min;  9.5 s;     "There's No Angel Born in
                                                  Hell"/ others
There are several LPs and CDs made from the movie soundtrack.  Unsurprisingly,
those released after the movie became available on HiFi video sound quite
good.  Unlike "Ya Yas," these songs have minimal if any overdubs.  Note that
the video in the movie is spliced together from several shows and does not
always match the music.  The remastered video which was released in 1992? is
virtually in mono but ca. 1989 CDs are stereo because they are made from the
earlier HiFi videos.  (Don't know if the "Gimme Shelter" unauthorized CD is
mono or stereo.)

Live & Studio '69-'74;        60 min;  8.5 s;     "A Shot of Salvation"
This was the first outtakes CD to break new ground compared to the vinyl era. 
It has outstanding to excellent sound and includes material never before
available, even on tape.  Rumor has it that this and some of the other
"Scorpio" and related CD are made from tapes sold at Sotheby's auction house,
which would certainly explain why some of the material is "new" to collectors.

Brown Sugar/Wild Horses outtakes; 9 min; 9.5 s; "Mick Taylor We Miss You"
The very first pressings of "Hot Rocks" had alternates versions of Brown Sugar
and Wild Horses.  ABKCo quickly released corrected LPs but a few of the mis-
pressings made it to stores.  They are extremely rare.  Surprisingly these two
songs are only on one LP and no CDs as far as I know.  On the listed LP the
quality is quite good but they run a little fast.  Musically these takes are
similar to but not the same as the versions heard in "Gimme Shelter."

     The next tour, Europe in the fall of 1970, was musically similar to the
     1969 US tour except that a horn section was used for the first time.
     Typical set for 1970 European tour:  Jumping Jack Flash, Roll Over
     Beethoven, Sympathy for the Devil, Stray Cat Blues, Love in Vain,
     Prodigal Son, Dead Flowers, Midnight Rambler, Live with Me, Little
     Queenie, Let it Rock, Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Woman, Street Fighting
     Man.  Played infrequently:  Gimme Shelter.
     Most of these shows are available as audience tapes.  As with 1969
     tapes, quality varies from atrocious to pretty good.  Almost all of the
     good tapes have been made into LPs or CDs.

Malmo, Sweden 8/30/70;        71 min;   5.0 m; "Made in Sweden"
This recording, like the other two in this 3 CD set, is a very typical 1970
audience tape, which is to say it's lousy by almost any standard.  The sound
is garbled in the middle of the concert.  Definitely for fanatics only.  At
least it's roughly the equal of the tape being traded.  This is the first show
of the tour and the only known 1970 performance of Gimme Shelter.  (This CD
also includes other 1970 Swedish recordings).  Also available as the single CD
"Sweden 1970."

Stockholm 9/4/70;             39 min;   5.5 m; "Made in Sweden"
Probably the best recording of the set, which isn't saying that much, but
unfortunately not complete.

Gothenburg 9/6/70;            58 min;   4.5 m; "Made in Sweden"/1 other
Almost complete, but this is the worst recording of the three.  Also available
on "Live in Frankfurt and Gothenburg."

Hamburg 9/14/70;              67 min;   6.5 m; "Let it Rock"/others
Decent, well balanced audience tape.  The speed gets warbly toward the end. 
Good performance as are all 1970 shows.  Also available on "Prodigal Sons Tour
Mother Europe," coupled with a poor recording from Copenhagen 9/12/70.  Also
available on "Germany 1970," paired with Frankfurt 10/5.

Berlin 9/16/70;               70 min;   7.0 m; "Shake Your Hips"/others
Above average audience tape but not great by modern standards.  Very good
performance before a wildly enthusiastic crowd.  Parts of the concert are also
available on LPs in varying quality.  This Japanese CD is the best release yet
of this concert and surpasses all previous LPs and CDs.

Cologne 9/18/70;              65 min;   7.0 m; "Cologne 1970"/others
Above average audience tape which did not turn up until 1993.  Worth hearing. 
There is a dedication to Jimi Hendrix, who died that morning.  There is at
least one other CD of this show which has tape flaws through the first 4-5,
called "Eau de Cologne"--avoid it.

Stuttgart 9/20/70;                             "European Tour Stuttgart 1970"
There's probably a reason this concert was not released on LP or CD until 28
years after the fact.  I quote from an unpublished review:  "...overall I'd
say a touch below average:  5.0 mono; the quality is fairly even throughout
and gets slightly better during HTW and SFM.  SFM is cut-off at the end. 
[There is] some noticeable audience noise during JJF's beginning."

Paris 9/22/70;                70 min;  5.5 m;  "Paris Affair" 
                                               (FM w/commentary)
This tape comes from a French radio broadcast, but the sound isn't very good. 
Apparently the source tape came from a microphone held to the radio speaker. 
How times change.  The recording is certainly no better than an audience tape,
and the between song commentary is annoying.  This VGP CD is a little better
than previous releases but might run a little fast.

Paris 9/23/70;                60 min;   7.5 m; "Shake Your Hips"/others
The only 1970 soundboard recording to date, and a primitive one at that which
surfaced in 1993.  It's another fine 1970 show with a long "Brown Sugar" and
hot "Sympathy."  This Japanese CD is the best release yet of this concert and
surpasses all previous CDs.  For some reason it's missing the last two
(inferior quality) songs from a radio broadcast which were on an earlier CD,
also from VGP.  (Note:  There is a great [9.0] snippet of "Sympathy" from this
show on VGP's "From the Vaults;" see below).

Various live '70-'73;           58 min;   varies;   "From the Vaults"
This is a compilation of various live performances and the quality varies
widely, from 5.5 to 9.0.  Starts off with an amazing incomplete recording of
"Sympathy" from Paris 9/23/70, which is by far the best soundboard recording
of 1969 or 1970.  Where's the rest???  It's all downhill after that, but worth
getting anyway as it includes the two Dick Cavett show '72 tracks and the
Montreal '72 newsreel audio in fine quality.  There are also two songs from
the Vienna '73 audience tape in best ever quality.  Lesser tracks are various
audience recordings, and '73 German TV tracks which can be heard on "MT We
Thank You" (see below) in better quality.

Milan 10/1/70;                60 min;  5.5 m;     "Street Fighting Men in Milan"
This LP was really criticized in "Hot Wacks," the so-called bootleg bible.  In
fact it's a very typical 1970 audience tape, unfortunately with many cuts and
an incorrect song listing.  Worth picking up for those interested in the 1970
tour; I don't think this is on CD.

Frankfurt 10/5/70;            60 min;  5.5 m;     "Live in Frankfurt 10/5/70"/1
An average audience recording, a little warbly sounding.  Missing one song. 
Worthwhile for Taylor fanatics.  Also available on "Germany 1970," paired with

Frankfurt 10/6/70;            45 min;  6.5 s;     "Live in Frankfurt and..."
This is an above average recording for the time but not great by modern
standards.  The CD is made from a rarely traded tape.  The tapers are audible
on the tape and sound American; you get one guess as to what they're doing
while watching the show.  (This CD also includes the poorly recorded
Gothenburg 9/6/70 show).

Essen  10/07/70;              50 min;  7.0 m;     "European Tour 1970"
Another early boot; until the mid '80s this was the only easy to get 1970
show.  A very well recorded audience tape of a good concert.  The LPs have
been copied onto CD, but the best source is the old Rubber Dubber 2 LP set
though all pressings have surface noise.

     Before their contract with Decca expired, The Stones were required to
     record one more song.  Fed up with Decca, they recorded Cocksucker
     Blues, an obscene tale about a lonesome schoolboy.  Its unauthorized
     releases are frequently paired with a studio outtake of Brown Sugar
     featuring Eric Clapton on third guitar.

"CS Blues"/"Brown Sugar";     10 min; 10.0 s;     "CS Blues"/12"/7"
"CS Blues" is a cool song if you're not offended by the subject matter and
have a sense of humor about it.  Even Mick cracks up a little while singing. 
This "Brown Sugar" is interesting and has more of a funky/party feel than the
official version.  Both songs are usually available in extremely good quality.

     The band did a farewell tour of England in March, 1971 before moving to
     France as tax exiles.  "Sticky Fingers" was released after this tour. 
     Let It Rock from Leeds 3/13 has been legally released in Europe on

     Typical set for 1971 English tour:  Jumping Jack Flash, Live with Me,
     Dead Flowers, Stray Cat Blues, Love in Vain, Midnight Rambler, Bitch,
     Honky Tonk Woman, Satisfaction, Little Queenie, Brown Sugar, Street
     Fighting Man.  Played infrequently:  I Got the Blues, Let It Rock

Coventry 3/6/71 2nd show;     62 min;  5.0 m;     "Farewell tour Coventry 1971"
After this release, every known tape from this short tour is now out on CD. 
Too bad this is such a bad recording; if more '71 tapes were around this
probably never would have come out on CD.  This might be worthwhile for those
who want to hear more from 1971.

Leeds, UK  3/13/71;           60 min; 10.0 m;     "Get Your Leeds Lungs Out"/
                                                  many others
Great recording from the BBC though in mono.  The first 2 songs are missing
from every release.  Relatively laid back performance.  The rare LP on the
Royal Sound label is the best sounding release IMHO, but Swingin' Pig releases
are nearly as good.  Their "...Revisited" CD features thunderous bass, and
includes the stereo "Let It Rock" from the Spanish "Sticky Fingers" LP.  (The
Revisited CD is also electronically reprocessed to simulate stereo, and runs
faster than TSP's original release).

London 3/14/71;               52 min;  6.5 m;     "London Roundhouse"
Mediocre audience recording on LP.  Good performance.  "More Music and Better
Sound" LPs have "Prodigal Son," others don't.  The LP sounds a little slow. 
This has been copied onto different Japanese CDs.  The CD of the same name
sounds over-processed to my ears but I recommend the version that comes with
the "Lost Marquee Tapes" set (see below), as it's a nice transfer, speed
corrected and carefully equalized.

Marquee Club 3/26/71;         40 min;  8.0 m;     "Marquee 71 + Sticky Out" (sic)
TV broadcast with bad sound for a professional recording.  Fine performance
but it was touched up in the studio.  This is the only live version of "I Got
the Blues."  The touched up original broadcast is available on several LPs but
the CD listed above is best.  The unenhanced performance, which was going to
be re-broadcast in 1992, is available on 2 different CDs; the better one is
the Japanese "The Lost Marquee Tapes 1971."

     "Exile on Main Street" was recorded in the basement of Keith's house in
     France.  Outtakes are available.

"Exile" outtakes 10/70;                           "Wingless Angels"/others
No, this isn't Keith's Rastafarian release.  It's 10 Exile outtakes in
arguably best ever quality, though with some hiss.  Leadoff track is the early
version of Shine A Light (Get A Line On You), from an official Leon Russell
Mobile Fidelity CD.  Also includes 7 songs from Fort Worth/Philadelphia '72
(see below), equal in quality to "Very Ancient, Thank You Kindly" (see below).

     Rehearsing for the upcoming 1972 US tour, the Stones were filmed by the

Montreux rehearsals 5/21/72;  25 min;  9.0 m;     "Gather No Moss"
Also available on several LPs ("Bright Lights Big City" for one) and the Time
Trip CDs; the listed CD is fine quality, and runs straight through without
cuts.  BUT it isn't quite as good as Time Trip 2 and misses the last song
Loving Cup, which is not live but a mimed outtake.

     The 1972 US tour in support of "Exile on Main Street" was successful
     both musically and financially.  Not one but two movies were made, the
     unreleased behind-the-scenes "Cocksucker Blues" and the concert
     documentary "Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones."  Several concerts
     were recorded for a double LP live album but it remains unreleased due
     to Decca withholding the rights to songs.
     Typical set for 1972 US tour:  Brown Sugar, Bitch, Rocks Off, Gimme
     Shelter, Happy, Tumbling Dice, Love in Vain, Sweet Virginia, You Can't
     Always Get What You Want, All Down the Line, Midnight Rambler, Bye Bye
     Johnny, Rip This Joint, Jumping Jack Flash, Street Fighting Man.  Played
     infrequently:  Loving Cup, Honky Tonk Woman (encore), Uptight/
     Satisfaction (encore).  Played once:  Torn and Frayed, Ventilator Blues,
     Don't Lie to Me, Dead Flowers, Sweet Black Angel.

     Many of these shows are available as audience tapes, with the quality
     ranging from atrocious to very good.  All of the good tapes have been
     made into LPs or CDs except for snippets here and there.

Vancouver 6/3/72;             85 min;  6.5 m;     "Vancouver 1972"
Decent audience recording.  First show of the tour and sloppy, but this is the
only live performance of several songs.  This Japanese CD is said to be the
better of at least 2 from this show.

Seattle 6/4/72 1st show;      80 min;  5.0 m;     "A Fair to Remember Revisited"
Seattle 6/4/72 2nd show;      80 min;  6.0 m;     "A Fair to Remember Revisited"
I read a favorable review of this on Undercover but am not so impressed.  The
first show has never been available in very good quality; this CD is about as
good as it gets which is to say average '72 audience at best.  The recording
sounds a bit slow too.  The second show is an above average recording for the
era but this CD is not made from the best available tape; there is hiss which
shouldn't be there.  This definitely runs slow as well.  At least both shows
include "Loving Cup."  The CD title is lifted from a European LP of the mid

San Francisco 6/8/72 2nd show;                    "Midnight Magic"
A previously uncirculated tape turns up on CD after a mere 26 years.  I quote
from an Undercover review:  "'s your usual-sounding '72 audience
quality... not terrible, but very average:  sound is pretty distant..., people
talk, the usual drill.  Besides being a 'new' recording, there are 2 obvious
reasons to need this:  Loving Cup, and an encore (HTW - only other encore in
'72 being Boston 1st night)...  At a conservative guess, [this] is probably
about a 6.5 in terms of sound quality.  Finally VGP used Annie Leibovitz's
classic shot of Keith flaked out backstage for the cover (lovely shiny VGP
card - worth the price alone).  They even managed to find a not-incredibly-
boring Mick Taylor shot for the back, which must be something of a record. 
Certainly worth having if '72 is your bag."

Hollywood Palladium 6/9/72;   55 min;  6.5 m;     "Burning at the..."
Decent audience recording.  Very good show.  For some reason none of the 1972
TMOQ recordings turned out as good as their 1969 recordings.  LP has been
copied onto a rare Japanese CD.

LA Forum 6/11/72 2nd show;    80 min;  6.0 m;     "Get Your Rocks Off"
Decent audience tape but not great.  Not sure if this has been copied onto CD

Chicago 6/19/72;
A new tape turned up in 1997 and is now out on CD.  I quote from an Internet
review:  "...[H]orrible and almost unlistenable.  Don't waste your money on
this CD.  Speed problems and [an] all around bad recording."

Dallas 6/23/72 reh.;         135 min;  7.5 s;     "Stones Touring Party"/ others
Apparent studio rehearsals, perhaps to get ready for the upcoming filming. 
Hard to say, because the material is fairly uninteresting jams with little in
common with the '72 set.  Mediocre mixing board recording with excessive

Fort Worth 6/24/72 1st show;  83 min;  6.5 m;     "Sweet Black Angel"
The first and second show are out complete from 1st generation previously
uncirculated audience tapes, recorded near the stage.  Keith's guitar is very
loud but not objectionable; otherwise these are very nice recordings though
perhaps a bit trebly.  Most interesting to collectors, these shows feature
rare songs, as the band was filming the "Ladies and Gentlemen" tour movie. 
The 1st show includes the previously unknown Sweet Black Angel and Dead
Flowers.  (Also available on a competing CD "Ain't No Angel on Main Street,"
also a 4CD set, said to sound better, and with bonus tracks from Philly).

Fort Worth 6/24/72 2nd show;  76 min;  8.0 s;     "Ahmet Ertegun Thank You
A soundboard tape turned up for this show in 1998, minus two songs.  This is
well worth hearing, and it's not the usual spliced sources like Philadelphia
Special.  This recording is now out on at least 5 different CDs.  I quote from
an Undercover review:  "...I have every FtW 6/24/72 2nd board CD ever issued,
and this one is *quite clearly the best*.  The VGP 'Fort Worth Express' was
the incremental leader, IMO, but AETYK is leaps better still, and doesn't have
the phony Happy that VGP inserted.  The hiss reduction is finally complete,
yet the sonic details are still there through the headphones.  Compare LIV and
the astounding, clean excellence of this remastering is immediately evident. 
Congratulations to the chef for this major upgrade, this quantum leap.  All
previous FtW releases are hissy messes compared to AETYK."  Another Undercover
review added:  "Everything else released from this show is now pretty
useless...  Whoever [did] the remastering on this title [did] a spectacular
job...  I really can't think of anything I'd like different with this release,
bar the obvious one of being a complete show (so the audience tape is still
worth hanging on to).  The single CD is bursting with exciting listening; the
pace of the performance, combined with shit-hot '72 playing, and the pristine
sound quality of this particular title are ingredients which simply can't be
beat.  Very nice job indeed."  Note:  Includes Don't Lie to Me.  (This show is
also available on the "Mick Taylor We Miss You" CD, from a totally different
audience tape, which is not as good.  This is not to be confused with the old
LP of the same name, which is the Philadelphia/ Fort Worth soundboard

"Ladies & Gentlemen" sndtrk;  80 min;  8.5 s;     "Dragon Slayers"
This is the 1972 tour movie recorded in Fort Worth and Houston 6/24-25.  This
Japanese CD is quite good quality but not as good as what can be heard in
"25x5."  Earlier LPs, including "Dragon Slayers," are not as good as this CD.

Mobile, AL 6/27/72;           70 min;  6.0 m;     "Mobile 1972"
Decent audience recording; available slightly better on tape than on this CD. 
There are some similarities to the Fort Worth shows but no rare songs.

Washington, DC 7/4/72;        75 min;  6.5 s;     "Jack Daniels on Tour"/ others
This is an above average audience recording, and this CD is better than all
previous releases of this show, so this might be worth tracking down.  Note
that this title was previously used for an old LP of the Fort Worth/Philly
soundboard material.

Norfolk, VA 7/5/72;           75 min;  6.0 m;     "Drive Me Crackers"/others
Decent audience recording.  Frustratingly, the old, incomplete LP "Going Back
to the Roots" is better sounding (7.0 m).  I am told there is an improved CD
with the same title as the old LP, but haven't heard it yet.  (The GBttR CD
also includes Indianapolis 7/12/72).

Charlotte, NC 7/6/72;         62 min;  7.0 s;     "Back to the Roots"/ others
Best audience recording of the '72 tour.  Missing the first 2 songs.  A rare
Japanese CD includes the incomplete second song.  Available on LPs since not
long after the concert, but the CDs are better and more complete.  However,
even the CDs are not as good as some tapes.

Akron, OH 7/11/72;            72 min;  5.5 s;     "Akron Rubber Bowl"
Not great, but this audience recording prominently features Nicky Hopkins. 
For hardcore fans only, or Nicky fans.

Indianapolis 7/12/72;         __ min;  ___ _;     "Goin' Back to the Roots"
Said to be okay quality, recorded far from the stage.  Haven't heard the CD,
but that sounds like my tape.  (This CD also includes Norfolk 7/5/72).

Toronto 7/15/72 2nd? show;                   "Street Fighting Men in
Said to be a "very good" audience recording.  Also available on a nicely
packaged 2LP set, "Standing at the Kitchen Door," which is only 6.0 m quality

Boston 7/18/72;               75 min;  6.5 m;     "They're Really Rockin' in
This concert started very late after Mick and Keith were arrested earlier in
the day.  Decent recording.  This CD omits the mostly unintelligible speeches
explaining the delay.

Philadelphia + Fort Worth;   170 min;  8.5 s;     "Philadelphia Special"/others
Some of the unreleased '72 Lost Live Album has come out on boots.  Legend has
it these versions of the recordings were first broadcast on either Radio
Luxembourg or WMMS Cleveland, but a more believable story is that 2 cassettes
were sold backstage during the 1975 tour by a Stones associate.  (Apparently
the cassettes were then played over the radio in Cleveland.)  These are fine
raw recordings that have not been properly mixed in the studio, and do not
have any overdubs AFAIK.  Best sources are the "Philadelphia Special" LPs and
CDs.  For part 1 best sources are:  the pre-Swingin' Pig "Philadelphia
Special" 2 LP set (b&w cover, 'RSGL 72' written in dead wax)(runs fast) or the
"pitch corrected" single CD dub (no company name, matrix # 94101).  TSP's
2LP/2CD "Philadelphia Special 1" is overly NoNoised, but does have a few more
tracks than the original release.  For part 2, get TSP's "Philadelphia Special
2" which also runs fast.  All other LPs and CDs, and there are plenty, are
inferior.  Incidentally "PS2" includes two songs from the "Ladies and
Gentlemen" soundtrack to make up for a shortage of Lost Live Album tracks.

Various live '72-'73;         75 min;  8.5 s;     "Very Ancient, Thank You
                                                  Kindly, American Tour 1972"
This is an interesting release.  Half of it is close-to-finished mixes of the
Lost Live Album, the other half is rarely performed '72-73 songs, all
available on other unauthorized releases.  Sound on the Lost Live Album tracks
is noticeably better than on "Philadelphia Special" 1 or 2 though the sound is
a little thin or tinny.  There are noticeable vocal overdubs in places.  Main
problem is these tracks run substantially fast, about 6%.  Some of these
tracks were previously released on the "Keep Your Motor Runnin'" LP, but there
are more here, and in stereo instead of mono.  That LP is still the only way
to get "You Can't..." from the LLA, missing for some reason here.  All tracks
recorded in Fort Worth/Philly/Houston except:  Rocks Off--Charlotte (audience
recording); Dead Flowers--Ladies and Gents soundtrack; Ventilator Blues, Torn
and Frayed, and Loving Cup--Vancouver; band intros--Pittsburgh; Don't Lie to
Me--Fort Worth (unmixed soundboard recording ala "Philadelphia Special"); It's
All Over Now--Hawaii '73.  (Note that similar good quality '72 tracks are on
"Wingless Angels;" see Exile outtakes above.)

Pittsburgh 7/22/72;           70 min;             "The Royal Dragon"/others
The second 1972 soundboard recording to surface; this one didn't turn up until
the summer of 1996, though it was long rumored in tape trading circles.  The
listed CD, which I haven't heard, is said to be "slightly better" than two
previous, similar CDs, which I rate 7.0 s.  They were made from a high
generation tape.  On all releases Sweet Virginia is from Fort Worth 6/24/72
2nd show, not Pittsburgh.

MSG, NYC 7/24/72;             80 min;  4.5 m;     "MSG '72"
This is listed so you can all avoid it.  This show is available in average,
listenable quality on tape.  However, this CD runs much too fast and is made
from a poor generation, hissy tape.  Both tape and CD are garbled at the end.

MSG, NYC 7/26/72;             45 min;  8.5 s;     "Welcome to New York"
Mick Jagger's 29th birthday was also the last concert of the '72 tour.  Legend
has it this stereo soundboard recording was stolen from the mixing desk by 2
fans.  Some LPs ("Tour '72," some versions of "Madison") are in mono and only
have the "Mick Taylor" channel so Keith can barely be heard.  Swingin' Pig
releases are dubbed from old vinyl and drastically over NoNoised.  Best source
is old vinyl with 'RS 546 REI' written in the dead wax.  Good luck finding a
copy!  Next best is probably the later pressing with the '2815' matrix; these
are considerably easier to find.  For more detailed information on the many
releases of this show see

MSG, NYC 7/26/72 (audience);  30 min;  6.0 m;     "The Loveliest Night of Seattle
This recording was completely unknown in trading circles until it was
discovered through the Internet, of all places, in 1993.  The Japanese of
course put it out on CD.  It's a decent recording, and captures the first part
of the concert which is missing from "Welcome to New York."  (Most of this CD
is Seattle 6/4/72, 2nd show).

     The next tour was to Australia with a few stops along the way.  The
     first stop was Los Angeles, where the Stones played a benefit concert
     for victims of the Nicaraguan earthquake.  Musically, this tour was
     similar to the '72 US tour, except the LA and Hawaii shows feature
     attempts at older songs such as Route 66 which don't work that well and
     are dropped for the Australian tour.
     Typical set for winter 1973 tour:  Brown Sugar, Bitch, Rocks Off, Gimme
     Shelter, Happy, Tumbling Dice, Love in Vain, Sweet Virginia, You Can't
     Always Get What You Want, Honky Tonk Woman, All Down the Line, Midnight
     Rambler, Little Queenie, Rip This Joint, Jumping Jack Flash, Street
     Fighting Man.  Played infrequently:  Route 66, It's All Over Now, No
     Expectations, Live with Me.
     There are several audience recordings from this tour not made into LPs
     or CDs.  None are that exciting quality wise.

LA Forum 1/18/73;             80 min;  6.5 m;     "Winter Tour 1973"
Mediocre audience recording with a couple rare songs.  The LPs have been
copied onto a Japanese CD which has the treble considerably boosted.  The
scratches sure are loud (!) but the music does sound better this way.  

Honolulu 1/21/73;             77 min;  7.5 s;     "In Exotic Honolulu"/others
Another above average recording which first surfaced in 1992.  There are
several CDs in roughly the same quality though the listed title is said to be
the best; some CDs miss "Street Fighting Man" due to the length of the show. 
Note:  Dates have been corrected as a result of new research.  There were
three Hawaii shows and all are now available.

Honolulu 1/22/73 1st show;    71 min;  7.5 s;     "In Exotic Honolulu"/others
Above average audience recording which has been available since the mid '70s. 
Good performance.  Available incomplete on LP, CD is complete, similar
quality.  This listed CD title is the same as the original LP, and it includes
the first two Hawaii shows on two CDs in what has to be about the best
possible quality.

Honolulu 1/22/73 2nd show;    68 min;  7.0 s;     "Mick Taylor's Last US
A new recording turned up in early 1998 and now it's out on CD.  I quote from
an Undercover review:  "...It is a previously unreleased complete audience
[recording] of the third and final Honolulu '73 show, the Monday, January 22,
second (10 PM) gig.  Sound quality is comparable to (just a shade below) the
other two very good Hawaii shows long in circulation..."

Auckland, NZ 2/11/73;         75 min;  7.0 m;     "Winter Tour-Auckland 1973"/
The first show of the Australia/New Zealand tour, this recording did not
circulate until the CD was released in 1994.  It's a good, clear recording of
a subpar performance.  The Stones are pretty sloppy here.  For those who have
to have everything.

Melbourne 2/17/73;            73 min;  7.0 m;     "Melbourne All You Can Eat"/
Good up front audience recording with some speed fluctuations, which did not
circulate before the "Temperature Rising" CD was released.  Good performance. 
The listed CD runs at the correct speed throughout, unlike "TR," and its copy
"125 Degrees in the Shade," which are too fast for the most part.  (Listed CD
also includes Melbourne 2/18/73).

Melbourne 2/18/73;            77 min;  6.0 m;     "Advantage Melbourne"
Average audience recording of a typical good performance, presented on a rare
and expensive CD.  You make the call.  Note:  Also on the VGP CD "Melbourne
All You Can Eat," which is from a different, muffled recording.

Perth, Australia 2/24/73;     50 min;  9.0 s;     "Rocks Off"
A classic.  This stereo soundboard recording first turned up in 1987 on a
German LP and is now on several CDs.  Great recording and performance.  I
think this Swingin' Pig release is the best; it's a combination of the 2/24
show with parts of the 2/26 show; there is no 2/24 2nd show as some boots
claim.  It sounds a little better than disc 1 of "Happy Birthday Nicky" below. 
(Note:  Total time of Rocks Off is longer; 50 min is the length of the 2/24

Sydney 2/26/73;               65 min;  8.5 s;     "Happy Birthday Nicky"/others
The CD may claim disc 2 is 2/24 2nd show, but there was no 2nd show that day;
it's actually Sydney 2/26.  This is another stereo soundboard recording though
not quite as good as 2/24; the tape has been copied a few more times.  Avoid
the Japanese "Winter Tour 1973" 2CD set if you ever see it; it's the audience
recording of the show.  At least it has the last 2 songs missing from the
soundboard recording.  VGP's "Rock 'n Roll Stew" is the soundboard recording
with the last two songs tacked on from the audience recording, and the missing
beginning of Brown Sugar added in from Perth; said to be similar quality.

Sydney 2/27/73;               65 min;  8.0 s;     "Welcome to Australia"/ others
This recording did not surface until 1993.  It's another stereo soundboard but
not as good as the 2 above.  The last show of the tour; Mick babbles at times,
but it's another good performance as usual.  This release is the first and
only one so far with the entire concert, plus it's the best quality yet, so
it's worth tracking down.  (This is the first complete Taylor era soundboard
recording to turn up, and it's taken 23 years).

     To promote "Goats Head Soup" the Stones recorded 4 songs for Don
     Kirshner's TV show.

Don Kirshner TV 7/17/73;      20 min;  8.5 m;     "Beast of Eden"/others
I haven't heard this CD; they are also on the old "Angie" LP and of course
video too.  Unexciting to hear but kinda neat to watch.

     For the fall of 1973 there was a European tour in support of "Goats Head
     Soup."  Billy Preston replaced Nicky Hopkins as the keyboard player. 
     This would be the last tour with Mick Taylor.
     Typical set for 1973 European tour:  Brown Sugar, Gimme Shelter, Happy,
     Tumbling Dice, Star Star (deleted from KBFH broadcast), Angie, You Can't
     Always Get What You Want, Dancing with Mr. D, Heartbreaker (first half
     of tour only), Midnight Rambler, Honky Tonk Woman, All Down the Line,
     Rip This Joint, Jumping Jack Flash, Street Fighting Man.  Played
     infrequently:  Bitch, 100 Years Ago, Silver Train, Sweet Virginia.
     Most of these shows are available as audience recordings.  Quality
     varies but most are mediocre.

Rotterdam reh. 8/73;          75 min;  7.0 m;     "Can You Hear the Music?"
First available on an LP and now on a CD with the same title, in slightly
better quality and with more music.  This is the best sounding part of about
180 min of tour rehearsals.  It's mostly uninspired workouts, but there are
songs never performed live, such as the title track.  Now available in more
complete for on "Can You Hear the Mobile?," for which I quote from an
unpublished review:  "I've listened to once all the way through.  Two CDs--a
little over 70 minutes each...  There are several songs that sound good most
all the way through, some partial, and some aborted rehearsal takes--these are
monaurally recorded rehearsal playbacks, and monaurally recorded live
rehearsals.  Approximately a third of the recordings are muffled, (or have
talk/auto noise) because of the outdoor location in Rotterdam, creating
disturbances/interfering with the taper.  These CDs seem to be made from close
to master cassette tapes, in my opinion."

Vienna 9/1/73;                90 min;  8.0 m;     "Goodnight Vienna"/ others
Very good audience recording for the time.  First show of the tour and there
are some mistakes but also some rare songs.  Taylor burns on the rarely
performed "100 Years Ago."  Available on several LPs and CDs; this recent CD
is the best release ever.  VGP has done a nice job of splicing together
several different tapes to get the complete show.

Mannheim 9/3/73;              95 min;  5.0 m;     "Mannheim on Ice"
Very ordinary audience recording.  This rare Japanese CD is its first release. 
Probably the only reason for its release is that several infrequently
performed songs are performed for the last time.

London 9/9/73 & 9/8/73 2nd show; 70 min;  6.0 m;    "Come Back London '73"
This CD is a combination of 2 London shows though only 1 is listed.  It's a
fairly hissy audience recording of great performances, among my favorites from

Manchester 9/12/73;           75 min;  6.5 m;     "Manchester 1973"
Decent audience recording.  Might not be worth paying the high Japanese price.

Newcastle 9/13/73 1st show;   75 min;  5.5 m;     "Newcastle 1973"
Not the well-known soundboard excerpt, this is the complete audience
recording.  It's average at best.  Good performance as usual but this is for
completists only.

Various, Radio Luxembourg;    30 min; 10.0 m;     "A Shot of Salvation"/ others
This is a combination of Newcastle 9/13 and London 9/9.  Great mono recording
and performance.  The rare Japanese CD "CS Blues" has the songs in the correct
order and with longer edits than "A Shot..." but sounds the same.  Two
versions of this broadcast exist.  The alternate version is "only" 8.5 m
quality but includes a great Midnight Rambler.  That song can be heard on
OBR's rare "Down in the Graveyard" LP or "Back to the Graveyard" CD, a rare
Japanese CD, and the "Gather No Moss" CD (mislabeled as "Brussels").

Birmingham 9/19/73 1st? show; 70 min;  8.0 s;     "Birmingham Odeon 1973"/ others
Very well done audience recording and good performance.  The Oh Boy CD is the
best of at least 2.  This is probably the best audience recording of the tour
and the listed CD is made from a low generation recording.

Bern 9/26/73 1st show;        70 min;  6.0 m;     "Swiss Made"
Nowhere near as good a recording as the second show, this is a very ordinary
audience recording.

Bern 9/26/73 2nd show;        70 min;  7.5 s;     "Swiss Made"
Very clear audience recording reveals some sloppiness by the band.  This CD is
made from a better generation source tape than "Bern-1973."  This CD lists the
date as 9/25/73 which is probably wrong.
Munich 9/28/73 2nd show;      75 min;  6.0 m;     "Olympia Hall 1973"
Average audience recording.  Note that this is the true Munich recording; this
date is sometimes given for the King Biscuit broadcast (see below).

Frankfurt 9/30/73 1st show;   75 min;  6.5 m;     "Frankfurt Tapes 1973"
Frankfurt 9/30/73 2nd show;   75 min;  6.5 m;     "Frankfurt Tapes 1973"
Both shows are available in a 2CD box.  Each is a pretty good audience
recording.  Mick Taylor is quite loud here, especially in the 2nd show.

Hamburg 10/2 1st, Essen 10/10/73, misc;           "The Stars in the Sky..."/
Very good up front audience recording of both shows.  This first appeared as
"The Jean Clarke Mammorial Sonic Barbecue" LP (7.0 s quality), which was
copied onto "The Stars in the Sky..." LP, and single and double CDs of the
same name.  The 2CD has both complete shows but is not as good as the original
LP, as the low generation tapes are long gone.  The single Midnight Beat CD
includes the original LP, probably dubbed and said to be well done, plus
filler tracks, mostly 10/17/73 2nd, to simulate a complete concert.

Copenhagen 10/7/73 1st show;  70 min;  5.5 m;     "Greatest Dane"/others
Unspectacular audience recording.  For fanatics only.

Copenhagen 10/7/73 2nd show;  70 min;  6.5 m;     "Wonderful Wonderful
Decent audience recording.  Uses cover art from a rare German LP but this is
the entire concert, plus it runs at the right speed, unlike the LP.  It is
believed this is actually the 2nd show, not the 1st as claimed.

Essen 10/9/73;                55 min;  6.0 m;     "Brown Sugar & White Snow"
Decent audience recording, somewhat tinny.  The LP repeats part of the tape by
accident.  Not available on CD as far as I know.

Essen 10/11/73;               72 min;  6.5 m;     "Essen 1973"
Another pretty ordinary recording put out on CD.  The last two songs are from

Rotterdam 10/13/73;           75 min;  5.0 m;     "The Rotterdam Tapes 1973"
Rotterdam 10/14/73 1st show;  75 min;  5.0 m;     "The Rotterdam Tapes 1973"
This is a very nicely packaged 2CD set in a box.  Quite expensive, and the
recordings are below average.  For those with yen burning a hole in their

Antwerp 10/15/73;             77 min;  4.5 m;     "How Come You Taste So Good"
Some Japanese labels apparently will release any old tape they can get.  This
is not a good recording; it's distant and very hissy.

Brussels 10/17 1st + London 9/9/73; 75 min; 9.5 s;   "Europe '73"/many others
This is a very common show on many bootlegs from the time of its first
broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour in Sep. 1974 until now.  All songs
are from Brussels except Happy, Gimme Shelter, Heartbreaker, and Street
Fighting Man are from London.  Old 2LP sets such as "Nasty Music" combined
this broadcast with 4 songs from the NYC 7/26/72 concert.  For detailed
information on the many releases of this show, beyond the scope of this FAQL,
see  Bottom line is, the best
sounding release is the rare German LP "Europe '73," also used as the source
for most early CDs.  Second best, and more easily available these days, is
VGP's 5th(!) edition gold CD "Europe '73," which uses some of the LP's artwork
in the VGP tradition.  As a bonus the CD includes the first note of All Down
the Line, missing from many releases including the LP.  (Note:  The CD may be
dubbed, at least in part, from another CD, "Headin' for an Overload," which is
2 CDs of the earliest, less complete broadcasts.)  All LPs and CDs other than
"Europe '73" are inferior and/or have unnecessary duplicate or missing songs. 
Another web site which favors the CD over the LP, contrary to my ears, is

FM '73 1987/88 remixes/alt. vers.; 70 min; 10.0 s&m; "Nasty Remixes"
This material was first available on rare German LPs but it sounds much better
and is more easily available on this CD.  It's both 1987-88 remixes and edits
of the familiar Brussels and London songs, plus two new ones which were not
broadcast until 1987-88: Brown Sugar from Rotterdam 10/14/73 2nd? show and
Street Fighting Man from London 9/9/73, and Star Star from Radio Luxembourg
Newcastle 9/13/73.  Note the first 3 songs here are identical to "Brussels
Affair."  Personally I prefer the original mixes but think this Japanese CD is
worth tracking down.  Note:  This CD is also available in a 20 bit remastered
version which is said to have a slight improvement in sound quality.

Brussels 10/17/73 2nd show;   25 min;  6.5 s;     "Back to the Graveyard"
For a long time this tape was traded as Antwerp 10/15/73 2nd show.  It's
apparently the 2nd Brussels show.  This is a soundboard recording, but
incomplete and hissy.  This is a rare Japanese CD; this show is also available
slightly incomplete on "Reflections of a Stone Alone."  Note:  The "Gather No
Moss" CD claims to be partly from this show; it's not.  See 9/13/73.  (The
listed CD/LP also includes other 1973 material.  The LP is missing one song
from Brussels due to space considerations.)  (The listed title also includes
other 1973 material from radio and TV broadcasts).

Berlin 10/19/73; 75 min;                     "Tour Over Europe 1973"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "...A very good audience recording, but a
bit bass heavy.  A quick adjustment of the tone controls easily solves this
problem.  A tight sounding set as one might expect after touring for the past
two years."  This tape was in trading circles for a few months before VGP put
it out.

     Alternate mixes and outtakes from "Goat's Head Soup" and "It's Only Rock
     and Roll" surfaced in 1996:

'73-'74 alt mixes/outtakes;   64 min;  9.5 s;     "Acetates"
Once again interesting material which was never circulating has turned up on
CD.  Really good quality with only slight distortion on a few songs, no
typical acetate crackles.  I prefer most of the alternate mixes to the
released versions, and the outtakes are pleasant enough.  The last few songs
are unimportant "mono mixes" which don't sound any different to my ears.

     To promote "It's Only Rock and Roll," the band again appeared on Don
     Kirshner's TV show.

Don Kirshner TV 7/74;         13 min;  8.0 m;     "Beast of Eden"
I believe this CD is the first unauthorized release of these songs; they are
fairly easily available on video.  The widely seen "It's Only R&R" video is
from this show, as are the less well known ultra camp "Till the Next Goodbye"
and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."

Part 3:  The Ron Wood era:

     Just before the Stones were to go into the studio to record "Black and
     Blue," in December 1974, Mick Taylor quit.  Three different guest
     guitarists ended up on the album, and the band also jammed with Jeff

Outtakes '73-'79;             45 min;  9.5 s;     "Lonely at the Top"
A classic LP of great quality, interesting studio outtakes.  Most songs have
Ron Wood but a few are with Mick Taylor.  The LP was copied onto CD long ago. 
Now on CD by TSP, re-released by Dandelion, and VGP, both with extra tracks. 
Haven't heard the CDs so can't say how their quality compares to the LP, but
they are probably quite good.

Studio reh. 1-4/75;           70 min;  7.5 s;     "Black and Blue Sessions"
Not so great quality CD of outtakes.  The source tape is fairly hissy. 
Moderately interesting with some extended songs; some songs are without final
overdubs.  This is a fairly rare Japanese CD; similar material is on the more
easily available "Outtakes '74-'75" CD and the "Reggae and Roll" LPs.

     For the summer of 1975 US tour, Ronnie Wood was the "guest" lead
     guitarist.  Although Black and Blue was mostly recorded before the tour,
     it was not released until after the tour was over.  The 1975 and 1976
     tours featured much longer sets than had been played in the past.  Billy
     Preston also performed two songs at each show.

     Typical set for 1975 US tour:  Honky Tonk Woman, All Down the Line, If
     You Can't Rock Me/ Get Off of My Cloud, Star Star, Gimme Shelter, Ain't
     Too Proud to Beg, You Gotta Move, You Can't Always Get What You Want,
     Happy, Tumbling Dice, It's Only Rock and Roll, Heartbreaker, Fingerprint
     File, Angie, Wild Horses, That's Life, Outta Space (both sung by Billy
     Preston), Brown Sugar, Midnight Rambler, Rip This Joint, Street Fighting
     Man, Jumping Jack Flash.  Played infrequently:  Rocks Off, Sure the One
     You Need,  Star Star, Gimme Shelter, Luxury, Dance Little Sister, Cherry
     Oh  Baby, Lady Jane (a capella by Mick), Sympathy for the Devil  (encore
     at about half the shows).
     Most 1975 shows are available as audience recordings.  In general these
     are superior to earlier tour recordings; the drums sound better in

Baton Rouge, LA 6/1/75 1st show; 135 min; 7.0 s; "Cajun Queen's Afternoon..."
Baton Rouge, LA 6/1/75 2nd show; 135 min; 7.0 s; "Whores in the Night"
The first 2 shows of the 1975 Tour of the Americas.  First available on LP
incomplete and in mediocre quality, these are both 3LP sets of the entire
concerts, made from good clear audience recordings.  The first show is
available on the Japanese CD "Baton Rouge '75."  The second show is available
on the "Whores and Heroin" CD-R, for which I quote from an Undercover review: 
"...It is without a doubt on the upper tier of audience recordings I've heard. 
The show is fantastic and sound is [clear].  The performance is better than
the one earlier in the day.  The band is loose and Woody is grooving..."  To
me, both shows seem a little tentative but not bad.

Kansas City 6/6/75;          135 min;  5.5 m;     "Sure the One You Need"
Not a good recording, especially compared to some of the well-known ones from
this tour.  The attraction here is the rarely performed title track.  I quote
from an Undercover review:  "...It's a complete audience recording with quite
a bit of hiss (worse in some places than others).  The last few songs are very
distorted and muffled; not listenable.  I'll keep it, if for no other reason
than the rarities played here:  Sure the One You Need, Luxury and Dance Little
Sister (fortunately these appear during the better portion of audio--less hiss
and better clarity)."

Various '75-'76 soundboards;                 "We Hope Ya Like Dis One"
From Toronto 6/17/75 (2 songs, various mixes), DC 7/2/72 (2 songs), Earl's
Court 5/26/76 (6 songs), and Paris 6/7/76 (2 songs).  These are apparently not
great quality soundboards.  I have heard the 2 DC songs on tape and can
confirm that MJ is wasted; very sloppy performance.  This may be more for
completists; maybe VGP is running out of material.  Title is lifted from an
old TMOQ LP sleeve.

Buffalo 6/15/75;                             "Heartbreakers in Buffalo
                                             1975"/ others
I quote from the following unpublished review:  "An incomplete soundboard
recording...  It contains 13 tracks in good quality, but with quite some hiss. 
The last 2 tracks are in average audience quality.  Main attraction is the
incomplete soundboard version of Luxury (where is the complete soundboard
Luxury from Toronto??)  Good, fast paced show, but the recording has a lack of
atmosphere.  This recording is also available on a Shaved Disc Release
'Hottest in Hell,' with Luxury faded out and missing Heartbreaker and
Fingerprint File."

Toronto 6/17/75;                                  "Toronto"
I quote from an Internet review:  "The sound quality is good to very good
audience mono.  Good guitar mix and vocals; drums and bass (bottom-end
frequency response) are a missing dynamic in the sound."  This is available on
both extremely limited edition vinyl and limited edition CD.  Note that at
least one song from this show is on "Love You Live."

NYC 6/22/75;                                 "MSG 75"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "A not so great audience recording.  The
2nd half of the concert only with special guest Eric (is God) Clapton on SFTD. 
The sound is quite cluttered throughout and not very clear.  If Clapton is
playing, it is quite hard to distinguish it.  Even Phil Spector would have a
hard time liking this wall of sound.  Too bad really..."

NYC 6/27/75;                           7.5 s;     "Preserve for Future/Discover
                                                  New York/100% Odd Lots"/others
Nice audience recording.  First available on LP back in the '70s ("Stereo
Baby"), this has been on several LPs and CDs, but these Japanese CDs are the
best so far.

LA Forum 7/11/75;            160 min;  7.5 m;     "LA Connection"/ others
Taken from the slightly famous "Hot As Hell" video except this is the complete
show.  Soundboard recording with excellent drum sound but the guitars are too
low.  This CD is said to be the best release yet of this show.  Mediocre
performance IMHO.  Apparently this show, on a Friday, was reviewed positively
in Rolling Stone magazine, leading to the misleading "LA Friday" title given
to some 7/13 releases.

LA Forum 7/13/75;            152 min;  9.0 s;     "LA Friday"/ others
An extremely good audience recording, even by modern standards.  This was
recorded by the people who released it on vinyl as the classic "1975 Tour of
the Americas" 3LP set.  Now out on CD in even better quality than the old LPs. 
This title is the definitive release, as it includes both Billy Preston songs! 
Plus, it sounds a little better than the other CDs too.  However, it was not
recorded on a Friday; it was a Sunday, but the title is taken from one of the
old LPs.  It was later re-released as "Who Went to Church This Sunday," also
an old LP title.  Maybe it's just the recording, but IMHO these are mostly
better performances than sides 1, 2, and 4 of "Love You Live."

Cow Palace, SF 7/15/75;      123 min;  8.5 s;     "It's Only Rock & Roll"
Very nice audience recording, almost as good as the above recording but not
quite.  This Japanese CD uses the cover artwork from a rare German 3 LP box
set but sounds noticeably better.  The 7/16 Cow Palace show is available on CD
and LP in similar quality.

Fort Collins, CO 7/19/75;    130 min;        "I'm Working So Hard"
I quote from the following unpublished review:  "'We should have kicked him
off the stage, but we didn't.  It's because we're both English,' said Mick
about Elton John, who wanted to join on Honky Tonk Women [but]... stayed
during the whole show.  Mick later introduced him as 'Reg from Watford.' 
[This CD] features the complete show in excellent audience quality.  Really
too bad most of Mick's in between comments are edited out.  Excellent show,
one of the best Wood era Midnight Ramblers IMHO.  Also nice are the bonus
tracks from Milwaukee 6/8/75 (Sure the one you need, Heartbreaker, Luxury), in
rather bad quality.  This is a must for all fans of the '75 tour."

Chicago 7/23/75;                        VG  ;     "American Compendium"
Audience recording.  Incomplete; only the 2nd half of the show.  The CD title
is taken from an old LP.

Detroit 7/28/75;              90 min;  7.5 m;     "Rock and Roll Goes on the Road
Soundboard recording though not the greatest.  There is now another release
called "Don't Forget the Motor City," possibly a CD-R.  I quote from an
Internet review of it:  "Not the complete show...  Great sound, though it
seems to my ears the master was running a bit fast..."  83 min. long.  Also
available as "Detroit Rock City," which is probably similar quality.

Jacksonville 8/2/75;         104 min;  7.0 m;     "A Tour De Force"
A very ordinary audience recording, with some hiss.  There are some song cuts
and the Billy Preston songs are missing.  Overall ok, but you can do better. 
Note that this title was first used for a repackaged LP of the '73 King
Biscuit broadcast.

Buffalo 8/8/75;                                   "Sad Songs Is All I Know"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "A very good audience recording with
little crowd interference.  Only drawback is a thin layer of hiss throughout
the show from the tape source used.  If not for that, this one could rank with
the best from this tour.  Still very listenable..."  Note that this title is
lifted from an LP of a different '75 show.

     The 1976 European tour was musically similar to the 1975 US tour, except
     that songs from "Black and Blue" were played.
     Typical set for 1976 European tour:  Honky Tonk Woman, If You Can't Rock
     Me/ Get Off of My Cloud, Hand of Fate, Hey Negrita, Ain't Too Proud to
     Beg, Fool to Cry, Hot Stuff, Star Star, Angie, You Gotta Move, You Can't
     Always Get What You Want, Happy, Tumbling Dice, Nothing from Nothing,
     Outta Space (both sung by Billy Preston), Midnight Rambler, It's Only
     Rock and Roll, Brown Sugar, Midnight Rambler, Street Fighting Man,
     Jumping Jack Flash.  Played infrequently:  All Down the Line (twice),
     Rip This Joint, Angie, Cherry Oh Baby (once), Sympathy for the Devil. 
     Played at Knebworth only:  Satisfaction, Around and Around, Little Red
     Rooster, Stray Cat Blues, Let's Spend the Night Together, Dead Flowers,
     Route 66, Wild Horses, Honky Tonk Woman, Country Honk theme.
     Most shows are available as audience recordings.  For some reason there
     are also a fair number of soundboard recordings available.

Frankfurt 4/29/76;            45 min;  7.5 s;     "Frankfurt 1976"
The listed CD is a soundboard recording.  Now it plus more of the concert from
a "very good" audience recording is out on "More than Welcome to Frankfurt,"
which was originally the title of LPs from the '82 tour.

Kiel 5/2/76;                                      "European Tour Kiel 1976"
Said to be good audience quality.

Berlin 5/3/76;                          VG  ;     "Low Tide and Fair Hits"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "...above average audience recording.  For
fans of the 75/76 Tours (like me) it is a good buy, but not essential."  Title
is lifted from an old, lousy Knebworth LP.

London, UK 5/22/76;                    7.5 s;     "Order in the Court"/ several
This soundboard recording first turned up on the limited "Liver Than You'll
Ever Be II," one of the last vinyl boots.  The listed CD is EQ'ed to boost the
bass and remove hiss and sounds pretty good.  It is not complete as claimed,
and not even the complete board tape, which includes YCAGWYW.  All board tapes
miss the beginning and end of the concert AFAIK.  An Internet review said: 
"...This show can be found in best quality and most complete on 'Out Of The
Court...'  'You Can't Always Get What You Want' exists on tape, but not on CD
in this soundboard quality..."

London, UK 5/25/76;           60 min;             "Another Earl's Court"
I quote from the following unpublished review:  "A near perfect stage monitor
recording, although Jagger is in the background.  The guitar sound is
excellent, especially Ronnie's solos are great, IMHO.  Great performance. 
This title is completed with an audience recording of Sympathy for the Devil,
probably from the 5/23/76 show..."

The Hague 5/29/76;                                "Any Port in a Storm"
I quote from an Internet review:  "...Taken from a very scratchy LP, the show
is available complete and in better quality on vinyl and (without crackles) on
tape.  VGP did a bad job releasing this.  CD title is lifted from an '80s
European LP.  Very nice and original photo of Keith on the cover!  Truly 
amazing is the sheer excitement of the Dutch crowd, which makes it a nice show
to listen to.  Too bad the quality is below par."

Dortmund, Germany 6/1/76;                         "Happy Birthday Ronnie"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "Another of many above average audience
recordings from 1976.  Again the quality is good enough to please completists
of this tour, but not for more discriminating tastes."

Paris 6/4/76;                                     "Allright Charlie Watts"
I quote from an Internet review:  "...A new, high quality label has shown
up!...  Dirty Work Productions just released a tape of the never released
Paris June 4, 1976 show (as we know the date on 'Paris Aux Printemps' and
other titles is wrong, the video is from June 6)... in truly excellent
quality...  All instruments are there, all dynamics are there, [with] hardly
any hiss; especially nice since a big part of 'Love You Live' is from this
show..."  Another Internet review added:  "...It is a stunningly lovely
recording.  It is perfect!...  It is the best concert on an album from the
'75-'76 period.  Sounds like a soundboard but it is not."

Paris 6/6/76;                100 min; 8.5 es;     "Paris Aux Printemps"/others
Soundboard recording, made from a pro-shot video.  Parts of this show are on
"Love You Live."  Good performance, arguably better than the next night; worth
getting.  (The Swingin' Pig release is better than the Speeder Ball release;
TSP release has the wrong date).

Paris 6/7/76;                125 min;  EX-  ;     "Paris Par Exc."/others
I quote from an Internet review:  "...'Paris Par Excellence' [CD] is a bit
disappointing to me.  VGP had already released [this] some time ago on 'Europe
76' [which] was the entire show but unfortunately only an audience recording. 
[This is a] soundboard recording, but it's incomplete!  3 tracks are missing: 
'Angie' and the two Billy Preston tracks (and also the band introduction). 
The missing of the Preston tracks [is inexcusable]:  They are available in the
same soundboard quality on the old bootleg LP 'Paris Par Excellence'...  The
first part of the show (disc 1) appears for the first time ever as soundboard
recording and is of slightly worse quality (hiss) [than] the second part which
was available before on some bootleg LPs."  Whew.  Not much to add but I'll
note that the old LP is 8.5 s; haven't heard the CD.  The audience recordings
are 7.0 m.  Good performance; parts of this show are on "Love You Live."

Lyon 6/9/76;                                      "Backstage Unlimited"/ others
This is an improved release of the rare "Backstage Limited," which was 71 min,
8.0 s.  I quote an Undercover review:  "Complete show...  The beginning of
Honky Tonk Women, the end of Jumping Jack Flash, and the complete Street
Fighting Man are in very good audience quality, the rest in very good
soundboard quality.  Very good upgrade... finally the complete show available
on one title.  [This] sounds noticeably better then the Lyon portion of
Terrapin's 'French Made' (should be 'Backstage Unlimited' I think) and it runs
at the correct speed.  This release also sounds a lot better than 'Les
Inrockuptibles' which has the guitars squeezed into one channel.  [VGP] did a
good job on mastering the tape.  Very good show."

Barcelona 6/11/76                                 "Barcelona Y'Ole"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "...A solid audience recording, but with
many available from this tour, probably for completists only or those that
attended.  Very acceptable quality though..."

Knebworth 8/21/76;     148 min; 8.0/6.5 s;   "Hot August Night"/many others
One of the Stones longest concerts, definitely the longest of the '60s and
'70s, before a large crowd.  The Stones worked up a special expanded set list
for this show only.  Interesting performance, if only to hear the unusual
songs.  Many audience tape recorders were running, so was one at the
soundboard, plus there's a pro-shot video!  There are many boots from various
sources.  The listed VGP CD is the definitive edition, using the soundboard
source for the first 90 min except for Stray Cat Blues, then splicing together
a top notch video source and a so-so audience recording to include every song
on two lengthy CDs.  The "Best of Knebworth Fair" CD is worthwhile for those
on a budget and a nice package:  64 min; 7.5 m; it's made from the videos
though not as good a source as VGP's.  VGP's title and graphics are lifted
from a beautiful German LP from the mid '80s made from the soundboard
recording, which runs very fast.  Thankfully the CD is correct.

     The Stones came to Toronto in early 1977 to record live at the El
     Mocambo Club.  Keith was arrested there for heroin possession, but
     recording took place and became side 3 of "Love You Live."

Toronto 3/4 & 3/5/77;         40 min;  8.5 s;     "Small Club Gig"
I don't have this CD, but have a rare German LP.  That is a combination of a
soundboard recording and 3 songs from an acetate, which were released on a fan
club disc.  Good performance.

     The next studio album was "Some Girls."  Outtakes are available.

Outtakes late '77;           100 min;  9.0 s;     "Paris Outtakes" I & II
This material is available on several LPs and possibly several CDs, but the
Vigatone set of 2 CDs is superior to anything else I've heard.  Very good
recording and some interesting alternate and outtakes.

Outtakes late '77;            65 min;   ___ s;    "Some Girls Sessions"
I haven't heard this exact release but am told quality is an 8.  I quote from
an Internet review:  "...My copy is damn good quality with no clicking or
obvious problems which detract from listening.  The ripping versions of Hang
Fire and Black Limo are worth the price alone IMHO...  This is the same as
Place Pigalle Vol. 3, with a slight difference in track listing, but the same
running order..."

S.G./E.R. outs + SNL '78;     74 min;   EX  ;     "Twilight Zone"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "Quality is very good, but there is some
background hiss...  [It] doesn't detract from the music much (more noticeable
between tracks, rather than during the songs) and it's well worth getting.

     For the 1978 US tour, the band played most of "Some Girls" and dropped
     many older songs.  The sets were considerably shorter than the '75-'76
     sets.  Billy Preston was sacked; keyboardists Ian Stewart and Ian
     McLagan were featured prominently.  After the tour, the Stones appeared
     on Saturday Night Live; they are the only band to appear and play a
     three song set without interruption.
     Typical set for 1978 US tour:  Let It Rock, All Down the Line, Honky
     Tonk Woman, Star Star, When the Whip Comes Down, Lies, Miss You, Beast
     of Burden, Just My Imagination, Shattered, Respectable, Far Away Eyes,
     Love in Vain, Tumbling Dice, Happy, Sweet Little Sixteen, Brown Sugar,
     Jumping Jack Flash.  Played infrequently:  Hound Dog, Satisfaction,
     Street Fighting Man.
     Most if not all shows are available as audience recordings.  This tour
     was heavily bootlegged; about 75% of the tour dates are available on
     vinyl.  Most have decent but not great quality.  The listing below is
     rather short since the LPs are all long out of print and I don't collect
     them all.

Woodstock 5/78 reh.;         290 min;  8.5 s;     "The Complete Woodstock Tapes"/
Very nice soundboard quality.  I quote from an Undercover review:  "Overall,
the set has noticeably less hiss than the other Woodstock CD releases I have
[lists 3].  I have yet to hear any LP crackles either."  Another Undercover
review:  "4 CDs of very different/cool versions of songs old and new.  Some
tracks are tedious, others abruptly end in the middle of a song, but the sound
throughout is excellent.  The definitive set."  This recent release may be
more than you want to hear (45 tracks), but there are lots of old classics,
including CS Blues (!) and other songs never played live.  Previous releases
only have half of this material, or less.

Passaic, NJ 6/14/78;          90 min;  9.0 s;     "Garden State 78"/others
Excellent stereo soundboard recording; probably the most well known boot of
the tour.  Legend has it the tape was stolen from the soundboard before the
show ended which explains why the end is missing.  Good performance except the
incomplete encore "Street Fighting Man" sounds completely unrehearsed; it's
terrible.  Original LPs sound better than any CD release; in fact The Swingin'
Pig "Out on Bail" and Scorpio's "Capital Connection" both appear to be dubbed
from vinyl.

Washington, DC 6/15/78;                           "Far Away Washington"
The last of the small gigs which opened this tour; the Warner Theater only
holds a few thousand people.  I quote from an Undercover review:  "...Another
keeper.  Above average sounding with a typically short set-list..."

Chicago 7/8/78;                            "Tight Dresses and Tampax"/ 1 other
I quote from an Undercover review:  "A very good audience recording which [is
one of]... the two best audience recordings I've heard from this high octane
tour.  Very pleased with this one."  CD title is taken from an '80s European
LP which wasn't that great; sounds like this CD is better.  Also available on
"Speed Freaks" which I also haven't heard.

Tucson, AZ 7/21/78                                "Let the Juice Pumping"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "A good but not great audience recording. 
Very listenable but at lower volume levels.  A bit too much distortion
interferes with what would have been a very good sounding show.  Especially
compelling because Linda Ronstadt guests on Tumbling Dice, but the damn
recording volume was too high thus making the distortion.  A keeper, but sort
of disappointing with what might have been."

Fort Worth 7/18/78;           90 min; 10.0 s;     "Handsome Girls"
Part of this show was already available on the (rare) CD "Somewhere in
Dallas,"  but this is the entire show in best possible quality.  I am told
this CD was made from tapes liberated from the King Biscuit archives, which
explains its outstanding quality.  (This CD also includes '78 radio

US radio '78 (various);      140 min; 10.0 s;     "Handsome Girls"/many others
These songs have been widely available since they were first broadcast in
1979, but this is their best quality ever.  CDs 3 and 4 of this set compile
almost every song ever broadcast (TSP's 1st edition misses 4 songs,
Dandelion's 2nd edition has them), plus a few that never were (Star Star). 
Since the source tapes were liberated from the King Biscuit archives, they are
not bleeped or censored as they were for broadcast.  Dandelion's release also
adds a few more rarities from lesser quality audience recordings.  It is said
to sound even "brighter," not a bad thing.  However, Dandelion did not use the
best source for the previously missing 4 songs; for that you need the obscure
and very mis-titled LP "Live from England 1974," which is all '78 radio

LA 8/78 outtakes;         93 min;  EX- s;    "One Night with Tallahassee Lassie"
This is a copy of a rare Japanese CD "The Harder They Come," with extra
material added.  The LA material was never before available.

     Keith's sentence for heroin possession in Toronto was light:  Perform a
     benefit concert for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.  At
     the start of the New Barbarians tour in Toronto, the Stones made a
     surprise appearance.

Toronto 4/22/79 2nd show w/New Barbs; 100 min; 9.0 s; "Blind Date Revisited"
This used to be only available as an audience recording but a soundboard
recording turned up in 1995 and was put out by The Swingin' Pig.  John Belushi
introduces the band.  The performance can charitably (pun intended) be
described as "ragged;" the singing is mostly atrocious.  In some respects the
audience recording is better; it has a better guitar sound for example.

     "Emotional Rescue" outtakes are available.

"Emotional Rescue" outtakes;  67 min;  EX- s;     "Emotional Rescue Demos"
I don't have this CD, but these songs can be heard in quite good quality on
LP; the CD should be similar.

Outtakes 12/74, 1-3/78, 1-2/79; 73 min; 9.5 s; "Static in the Attic"
Great quality outtakes, mostly from "Emotional Rescue" though some are
earlier.  Some are previously unheard and the others are probably in best ever
quality.  Leadoff track is an undated interview with Mick, which I happen to
know is from Europe 1970.  Asked about bootlegs, Mick says he likes bootleg
records!  Of course, back in those days, being bootlegged was almost an honor;
it meant the band had serious fans.

     As mentioned previously, the Stones broke from previous trends by not
     touring Europe in 1979.  The New Barbarians, with Keith and Ronnie,
     toured instead.  The next Stones tour was in the US, 1981, for "Tattoo
     You."  There was an official live album, "Still Life," and movie, "Let's
     Spend the Night Together."
     Typical set for 1981 US tour:  Under My Thumb, When the Whip Comes Down,
     Let's Spend the Night Together, Shattered, Neighbors, Black Limousine,
     Just My Imagination, 20 Flight Rock, Going to a Go Go, Let Me Go, Time
     is on My Side, Beast of Burden, Waiting on a Friend, Let It Bleed, You
     Can't Always Get What You Want, Little T&A, Tumbling Dice, She's So
     Cold, All Down the Line, Hang Fire, Star Star, Miss You, Start Me Up,
     Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Jumping Jack Flash, Street Fighting Man
     (a few shows), and/or Satisfaction (most shows).  Played infrequently: 
     Tops, Down the Road Apiece, Mona, Star Star.

     Most if not all shows are available as audience recordings.  About two
     thirds of the tour dates are available on vinyl.  The listing below is
     rather short since the LPs are all long out of print and I don't collect
     them all.

USA '81 (various, FM);    90 min;  9.5 s;    "Time is on Our Side"/many others
The various FM broadcasts are on many different LPs and CDs.  As with the '78
broadcasts, different versions of some songs are available.  The official live
album "Still Life" overlaps with these broadcasts.  Excellent quality on
almost all releases; some CDs are copied from old LPs.

Philadelphia 9/25/81;                     "Ain't It Good to be Alive"/ others
Tour opener.  I quote from an Undercover review:  "Clearest of all recordings
[of this show].  Complete show.  Slight hiss throughout which reveals
intermittent tape flaws (static sounding).  Strong bass, vocals, piano and
drums, but weak guitar.  Charlie's cymbals are very crisp."  Goes on to say
it's better than "Philadelphia '81," for which I quote from an Undercover
review:  "...'Tops' was performed here...  As [usual with early shows], the
band is a bit less polished than later in the tour, but they played this show
with an edge that was clearly lacking as the tour progressed..."

Philadelphia 9/26/81;                          "Waiting on 50 Million Friends"
Originally available on LP; also available on CD, for which I quote an
Internet review:  " is the case with most new Stones tours, [this
performance] contains rarely played songs like Mona and Down the Road
Apiece...  [The CD] also has bonus songs from the New Jersey Meadowlands... 
Though it is an audience recording, IMO it ranks right up there with the
better known soundboards from this tour in terms of performance and indeed
sound quality...  After the very first song though the recording remains
perfect throughout...  The guitars are very strong throughout, but the major
reason I love this title so much is the piano playing which you hardly hear on
any other titles..."  As is frequently the case, an upgraded CD has now
appeared, for which I quote an Undercover review:  "Richer, fuller sound but
nothing groundbreaking here.  Unfortunately, VGP decided to lop off the two
bonus tracks that appeared at the end of the first edition.  Too bad, but I do
like the sound better here."

Buffalo 9/27/81;             ___ min;             "Buffalo '81"
I quote an Undercover review:  "This is a GREAT audience recording... There is
little crowd noise and it's nice and clear. Also this neat gem contains the
rare '81 tour track TOPS."  Also includes Down the Road Apiece.

Los Angeles 10/11/81;                       "Never Too Old to Rock and Roll"
Said to be "an above average audience recording."  This CD title is lifted
from an LP title of the same show, but I don't know if the recording is the

Seattle 10/14/81;            125 min;   "What's Wrong with My Guitar"/ 1 other
I quote from the following unpublished review:  "The first ever audio release
of [this] show, and not a good one.  [It's] basically the same (good) video
soundboard as the 10/15/81 Seattle show but right from the start the sound is
distorted.  It makes the show very hard to listen to.  The real attraction in
the setlist on the back cover is Starf*cker, but beware:  Starf*cker is not
played here.  The show is also available together with the 10/15 Seattle show
as a box set 'Stoned Screwed & Tattooed in Seattle,' [which] includes the two
videos from the shows."

Seattle 10/15/81;            125 min;  8.5 m;     "Now We Need You More Than
                                                  Ever"/ 3 others
Raw recording from a pro-shot video, but I like it.  Good sound mix with lots
of guitar.  First available on the hard-to-get Terappin (sic) label, a
similarly titled CD is now out from VGP.  I haven't heard it, but Internet
reviews says it is the definitive release.  "Bloody Night in Seattle" isn't
quite as good, and runs a bit slow.  "Stoned Screwed & Tattooed" is said to be
either not quite as good or better than the VGP release, depending on which
review you believe; I haven't heard either for comparison.

San Francisco 10/18/81;                           "Candlestick Park '81"
I quote an Undercover review:  "...You've got to hear how crisp it sounds to
believe it.  It's an audience [recording] that sounds BETTER than a lot of
soundboards!  Has the rarely played Star Star too..."

Houston 10/28/81;                                 "Houston Can You Sing"
I quote an Internet review:  "...It's a video soundboard in much the same
quality as Seattle 81 minus the ever present 'hum'...  The sound improves
nicely after the first couple of tracks leaving this 'raw' soundboard
intact...  The mix is steady once the sound levels out with the vocals quite
clear and the guitars right up front..."

Chicago 11/22/81 w/M. Waters; 35 min;   EX _;     "Sweet Home Chicago"
The Stones pay tribute to one of their heroes by playing with him and other
Chicago blues stars in a small club.  Semi-professionally recorded and filmed
(the film has the wrong date).  Worth seeing, or settle for the audio.

Tempe, AZ 12/13/81;                     EX _;     "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
This show was professionally recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio
show, and filmed for the "Let's Spend the Night Together" movie.  Now an
almost complete soundboard recording has turned up.  I quote an Undercover
review:  "Excellent soundboard, which many have heard in the movie... 
However, here the music isn't edited to death like the movie was.  You get the
full blown concert without the requisite studio overdubs.  A definite keeper!" 
Another Internet review said, "...superb soundboard quality, better than

Kansas City 12/14/81;        140 min;  8.0 s;     "Didn't We Meet Somewhere
                                                  Before"/ others
Previously available on other CDs from an inferior source, this show features
special guest Mick Taylor.  Rumor has it he was to play at the upcoming pay
per view in Hampton, but he was too loud on stage, pissed Keith off, and there
weren't any guests in Hampton.  Regardless of his volume on stage, it's hard
to pick out his guitar from the other two on this fine audience recording. 
This recording is very clear with moderate audience noise but nothing
objectionable; the cheering adds to the atmosphere.

Hampton, VA 12/18/81;        140 min; 10.0 s;     "20 Flight Rock"/many others
Pay-per-view cable special available on many different LPs and CDs.  Of course
videos also circulate.  Excellent recording, unsurprisingly.  I think a few
songs are on the official live album "Still Life."  The listed CD is said to
be better than the well known Swingin' Pig title, which is said to be overly
NoNoised.  The latest release is on Dandelion, a re-release of TSP's version,
but I haven't heard it.

     The next tour was the 1982 European tour, which was musically similar to
     the 1981 tour.
     Typical set for 1982 European tour:  Under My Thumb, When the Whip Comes
     Down, Let's Spend the Night Together, Shattered, Neighbors, Black
     Limousine, Just My Imagination, 20 Flight Rock, Going to a Go Go,
     Chantilly Lace (first part of tour), Let Me Go, Time is on My Side,
     Beast of Burden, Let It Bleed (first part of tour), You Can't Always Get
     What You Want, Little T&A, Tumbling Dice, She's So Cold, Hang Fire, Miss
     You, Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Start Me Up, Jumping Jack Flash,
     Satisfaction.  Played infrequently:  Angie.
     About two thirds of the tour dates are available on vinyl.

Rotterdam 6/2/82;                                 "Hot Hot Hotterdam"
This is a CD-R from a new "label."  I quote from an Undercover review: 
"Overall the sound is somewhat bassy especially Charlie's bass drum but the
bass level improves during the course of the recording only to pick back up
during the last 1/3 of the show.  Keith is way upfront at the start of the
show and mixes in at a more level range as Ron at the end...  However, Woody's
solos' are turned up just at the right time.  Mick remains at a constant level
and is quite clear.  Some 'waviness' as I call it occurs throughout the
recording as if someone is moving with the recorder or there is wind... but
[it] is subtle enough to not be too distracting.  The nearby audience...
remains polite during the show [but] their clapping and singing become more
evident at MY onward.  One obvious distraction to the recording is some guy
who calls out the next number that he thinks will be played.  He obviously
followed the '81 tour as he is right on except when Mick throws out Chantilly
Lace...!  Sound quality rates well overall and makes this [mono] recording...
very comparable to other '81/'82 audience recordings.  This basically opening
night of the '82 tour recording is rare and can be appreciated by most hard
core collectors...  The performance is very loose and upbeat and would be hard
pressed to be considered a typical opening night show.  Woody flat out WAILS. 
Keith is tight and Charlie is managing the pace of the songs like a master. 
The few minutes of rare interviews with Mick by Dutch radio only adds to the
completeness of these discs..."

Rotterdam 6/4/82;                       VG+ ;     "Rotter' Beast of Bourbon"
First available on LP; now out on CD using the same title.  I quote from an
Internet review:  "Although it's a nice show, this is really for the people
who were there as the sound is not very good.  It's a decent audience
recording for the time, but it could have been better.  All the audience
participation (me included!) doesn't make it better although the atmosphere is
great.  Complete show with intro 'Take The A Train' and 3 minutes of fireworks
at the end."  "Chantilly Lace" is said to be only G+ quality.

Berlin 6/8/82;                                    "Beast of Bourbon"
I quote an Undercover review:  "No question the best audience recording from
the '82 tour...  All instruments are here, especially the guitar (the acoustic
on Waiting on A Friend is the best I've heard).  It's the complete show...  A
must have for 81/82 tour enthusiasts."  Previously available on a European LP
with the same title, which I have, and it's nowhere near as good as this CD
must be.

Munich 6/10/82;                                   "Willkommen in Munchen"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "A very good audience recording with radio
broadcast reports interspersed throughout...  Sound is upfront, only a shade
less in quality than 'Beast of Bourbon' and 'Demain le Soleil.'"

Paris 6/13/82;                          VG  ;     "Demain le Soleil"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "A very good audience recording, but the
sound is a bit condensed.  Doesn't sound as good as 'Beast of Bourbon,' but a
keeper nonetheless."  Entire show.

Gothenburg, Sweden 6/19/82;  130 min;  8.0 m;     "One More Time"
Quite good audience recording.  Rare LP, copied as "Never Stop" which is now
out on CD.  I quote from an Undercover review of the CD:  "...IMO it's an
excellent audience recording and a keeper.  Sure the audience is present, but
to me it enhances the show.  This one and 'Beast of Bourbon' are two of my
favorite '82 tour releases."

Wembley, London 6/26/82;      45 min;  9.0 m;     "One Day in June"
Rare German LP made from a BBC video (never broadcast?).  Also on a Japanese
CD with the same title.  This is apparently the show where Keith punches
Ronnie for spacing out on stage.  That's not on the video, but the start of
"She's So Cold" is incredibly bad and the entire concert is pretty lame. 
Naturally this is a really good recording.

Turin 7/11/82;                                    "Mundialito 1982"
Available on a nicely packaged LP and a CD.  The LP does not sound too good. 
For the CD, I quote an Undercover review:  "Average at best audience recording
with quite a bit of hiss throughout.  Not an essential title, except for
completists.  Angie was played here..."

Naples 7/17/82 + hotel/backstage; 102 min; 9.0 m/EX s; "Shattered in Europe"
The concert portion of this is 76 min.  It's a very nice soundboard, well
balanced with a little too much MJ.  Sounds like a pretty good performance;
this is a must for any '82 tour fan.  Minor speed variation at the end though. 
Keith's (and Ronnie's?) backing vocals are very ragged; kind of amusing.  Not
all pressings have the second CD, which I have not heard.  I quote from an
Undercover review:  "...It is a loose [26] minute jam with Keith and Ron. 
There are some very ragged ( fun) versions of 'Hit the Road Jack' and a Hank
Williams song complete with the raspiest, most off-key vocals you can imagine
K and R coming up with.  I find it to be enjoyable, but many don't.  It's
certainly not essential."

     Due to tensions within the band, there was no touring again until 1989.
     Outtakes are available for "Dirty Work."

"Dirty Work" outs. 7-11/85;                       "Crushed Pearl"/others
I quote an Undercover review:  "...a truly excellent boot.  The sound quality
is very good, although faint hiss can be detected on some tracks.  The guitar
playing and interchange on tracks like One Hit and Dirty Work are real razor-
blade stuff.  Dynamic.  If only these takes had been on the album...  The real
goodies on this CD are the Keef tracks, and there are plenty of them. Crushed
Pearl is truly awesome; a 10 min Too Rude that's *sooo* laid back; the CMTV
(but good) treat Me Like a Fool and the Sleep Tonight-esque You're Too Much
are all worth getting the CD for IMHO. There's also an out from the (very)
rough hotel demos, Broken Hearts for Me and You.  Definitely one to look out

     After much speculation if there would ever be another tour, the Stones
     finally toured the US in 1989 in support of "Steel Wheels." For the
     first time, most of the live material was not from the new album.  Each
     concert was a look back on their long career, and they performed songs
     that had never been attempted live.  The band also used a much larger
     cast of supporting musicians than in the past. The Stones "toured" Japan
     in February 1990 by playing in Tokyo for about 10 days.

     Typical set for 1989 Steel Wheels US tour:  Start Me Up, Bitch, Sad Sad
     Sad, Undercover of the Night, Harlem Shuffle, Tumbling Dice, Miss You,
     Ruby Tuesday, Play with Fire, Rock and a Hard Place, Mixed Emotions,
     Honky Tonk Woman, Midnight Rambler, You Can't Always Get What You Want,
     Little Red Rooster (not at all shows), Before They Make Me Run or Can't
     Be Seen, Happy, Paint It Black, 2000 Light Years from Home, Sympathy for
     the Devil, Gimme Shelter, It's Only Rock and Roll, Brown Sugar,
     Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash. Played infrequently:  Shattered, Salt
     of the Earth, Dead Flowers, One Hit to the Body, Angie, Almost Hear You
     Sigh, Terrifying.
     Most shows are available as audience recordings.  The sophisticated
     sound system plus improvements in tape recorders and microphones means
     some audience recordings are very good indeed.

Toad's Place, CT 8/21/89;                         "One Down 55 to Go!"
I quote from an Internet review:  "It's a club gig [before the start of the
tour]...  Another damn good AUD recording..."

Toronto 9/3/89;                                   "Sweet Toronto"/1 other
I quote from an Internet review:  "The Toronto soundboard (which comes from a
pro shot video) is already well known from the Swingin' Pig release 'Live In
Toronto.'  The soundboard is incomplete; it's the show from the beginning to
Mixed Emotions (and a piece of Honky Tonk Women) and from Gimme Shelter to the
end.  The middle part (Honky Tonk Women to Sympathy is not available as
soundboard).  VGP added the Continental Drift intro and the missing tracks
from a not too good audience tape; the quality decreases drastically within
the track Honky Tonk Women...  So if you must have the complete show, this is
the release for you, otherwise stick with the TSP release which contains the
soundboard part only in the same quality."

Toronto 9/4/89;                                   "Wheeler Dealers"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "...audience tape of complete show...  An
excellent recording... ...very little crowd heard here.  The music is strong
w/ some lesser played gems like one hit to the body.  A definite keeper." 
This was previously available on an LP with the same title.

East Troy, WI 9/9/89;                             "Wheels Are Rolling"/2 others
I quote from an Internet review:  "There were 2 releases of this show
available before:  'Wisconsin Flat' and 'East Troy 1989.'  Both were
incomplete (missing Rock And A Hard Place, One Hit To The Body, 2000 Light
Years and--at least partly--Jumping Jack Flash).  The quality of the new VGP
release is only slightly better and they added the missing tracks from a very
good audience tape, so it's the complete show now; also the Continental Drift
intro is there now.  But:  they took Jumping Jack Flash completely from the
audience tape though on Wisconsin Flat we have the first 4:40 as a

LA 10/19/89;                                      "Live at the LA Memorial
                                                  Coliseum"/2 others
Hmmm.  I haven't heard this one, but have seen two drastically different
reviews.  One said:  "...The guitars are right up from where they belong,
Keith's will make your ears bleed (unfortunately, the stage hands dropped the
guitar volume on a couple of songs)...  The best release from the 89 tour bar
none and that includes Atlantic City, Wembley, and Tokyo..."  The other review
noted that there is another CD of the same recording but with one extra song,
and said neither is that great:  "...'Get Back To Los Angeles 1989' is a
mediocre stage soundboard, with Mick Jagger's voice a littler louder than I
like it in the mix.  The sound quality is identical [to "Live at...]."  Until
I hear this, I'll trust the review that this isn't so hot.  "Get Back..." was
later re-released as "At The Max To The End" in similar quality.

Dallas 11/11/89;             145 min;  8.5 m;     "Texas Rangers"/1 other
Again, made from a pro-shot video.  Later released as "The Boys Are Back In
Dallas" in similar quality.

Atlanta 11/21/89;            120 min;  EX   ;     "Back in Business"

Atlantic City 12/19/89;      150 min;  10.0 s;   many CDs + videos
Widely available, since this was on both pay per view and FM.  Includes
special guest John Lee Hooker.  Relatively recent releases are by Dandelion,
possibly with bonus tracks, and VGP, for which I quote from an Internet
review:  "...It's made from a different source tape than TSP's box and sounds
slightly different but I wouldn't say better.  The Continental Drift intro
starts a bit earlier and the outro ('Carmen') is also included.  It seems to
be taken from the TV while the TSP is probably from the radio (because of the
pre and after show radio documentation on disc 4).  [VGP] added 7 live tracks
from Flashpoint singles (but forgot 'Gimme Shelter' from the Food
benefit!),[but] we fans have these singles [already].  So I still really don't
know what this release is good for.  And the Swingin' Pig box is so much

Tokyo 2/24/90;                           "Steel Wheels Alive and Rollin' 1990"
Said to be a soundboard recording with 3 audience tracks from other Tokyo
shows.  I quote from an Internet review:  "It is a mono soundboard, and good
but not great... almost no crowd noise, a little flat sounding; this sounds
like it came from the video mix..."

Tokyo 2/26/90;               140 min; 10.0 s;"Steel Wheels Tokyo 1990"/ others
Available on several LPs and CDs but this is said to be the only release which
is complete.  Japanese CD.

     The 1990 Urban Jungle Tour was musically similar to the Steel Wheels
     tour.  Typical set for Urban Jungle Tour:  Start Me Up, Sad Sad Sad,
     Harlem Shuffle, Tumbling Dice, Miss You, Almost Hear You Sigh, Ruby
     Tuesday, Rock and a Hard Place, Mixed Emotions, Honky Tonk Woman,
     Midnight Rambler, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Can't Be Seen (3/4
     of shows), or Before They Make Me Run (1/4 of shows), Happy, Paint It
     Black, 2000 Light Years from Home, Sympathy for the Devil, Street
     Fighting Man, Gimme Shelter, It's Only Rock and Roll, Brown Sugar,
     Jumping Jack Flash, Satisfaction.  Played infrequently: Bitch, Angie,
     Dead Flowers, Factory Girl, Blinded by Love, Terrifying, Little Red
     Rooster, I Just Wanna Make Love to You.
     Most shows are available as audience recordings.

Frankfurt 5/27/90;                                "Frankfurt Shuffle"
I quote from an Internet review:  "The mix is slightly off... all instruments
except Charlie's drums are a little too low...  I would give this a VG+
rating, and it seems to be the complete show."

Cologne 5/30/90;                                  "Remember These Days"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "An above average audience recording at
best.  A bit distant, which seems to be prevalent with the Urban Jungle tour
recordings so far...  Unless you are a big fan of this tour, I would not
recommend this one."  Title is taken from a 1991 LP of the same show, but this
CD is complete unlike the LP.

Madrid 6/16/90;                          "Blinded by Love for the Gypsy Kings"
I quote from an unpublished review:  " my ears the best Steel
Wheels/Urban Jungle soundboard I've heard.  Full stereo 'actively mixed' drum
rolls go from channel to channel, even.  Guitars are mixed up for solos, and
so on.  This set tops even the VGP Japan Steel Wheels stereo set (they had one
mono sndbrd from the same series of shows).  This is what the official
Flashpoint CD should have been, IMHO...  I'm not a big latter-era fan, but
this is certainly a welcome addition, especially at the current exchange
rate."  First released on a CD-R, "Blinded by Love," apparently not as good.

Paris 6/25/90;                        VG+  ;      "The Singer and the Fly"
Audience recording.

Basel, Switz. 6/27/90;       145 min; 7.5 s; "Basel '90"
Fairly good audience recording.

London 7/7/90;               135 min;10.0 s;      "Seventh of July"
From a BBC broadcast.  I find Chuck Leavell to be very annoying during
"Midnight Rambler."

Rome 7/26/90;                                     "Rome 1990"
I quote an Internet review:  "It's NO soundboard, the cover information is
wrong!  It's an audience recording, no bad one but no particular good one
either.  The show is also nothing special.  So forget this release unless you
need everything."

Berlin 8/13/90;                                   "August Children"
Said to be a very good to excellent audience recording.

     Outtakes from the Stones' next studio album "Voodoo Lounge" first turned
     up on a 4 CD set.

Voodoo Lounge outtakes 7&9/93?; ___ min; 10.0 s;  "Voodoo Brew"
It's almost scary how good this recording is.  Whoever lifted these tapes was
definitely an insider.  Some people have said they prefer these versions to
the official release.  Nice box set packaging but some people don't like the
cover art.  Some pressings of these CDs are now deteriorating though
apparently cleaning the CDs can fix the problem.

Voodoo Lounge outtakes 7&9/93?; ___ min; 10.0 s;  "Voodoo Stew"
The follow up to Voodoo Brew.  Quality is once again outstanding.  Some people
prefer this to Voodoo Brew.  The only question is, are 8 CDs of outtakes
really necessary?

Voodoo Lounge outtakes 7&9/93?; ___ min; 10.0 s;  "Voodoo Residue"
Another 2 CDs worth of outtakes.  I quote from an Internet review:  "...more
studio quality (JUMP OUT AT YA quality, as I would say!) rejects and first
cuts from 'Voodoo Lounge' sessions in Barbados.  I have only listened to the
first disk ('Jamming with Richard') and most seems to be Keith solo numbers. 
Liner notes indicate that only Mick, Keith, and Charlie are in the studio on
both disks, and bass is covered by Keith or Mick when present.  Some tracks
are pretty great and some are a snorefest, at least to my mind.  Overall, I'd
say if you like 'Voodoo Brew' and/or 'Stew,' this is another must have!" 
Originally released on CD-Rs; re-released on normal CDs.

     In 1994 the Stones went on tour again, in support of "Voodoo Lounge." 
     This was their first tour after the departure of bass player Bill Wyman;
     his replacement Darryl Jones is not a permanent band member.

     Typical set list for Voodoo Lounge Tour:  Not Fade Away, *, Tumbling
     Dice, **, You Got Me Rockin', Shattered, Rocks Off, Sparks Will Fly,
     Satisfaction, Beast of Burden, ***, ^, Memory Motel or Wild Horses,
     ****, #, Miss You (not at first show), ##, ###, ####, @, @@, @@@, I Go
     Wild, Honky Tonk Woman, Before They Make Me Run or Happy,  The Worst,
     @@@@, Love Is Strong, Monkey Man, Street Fightin' Man (preceded "Brown
     Sugar" until beginning of September), It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, Start Me
     Up (followed "Monkey Man" until beginning of September), Brown Sugar,
     Jumpin' Jack Flash (encore).

     Sometimes played:
     *Undercover of the Night (first two DC shows only),
     **Live With Me,
     ***Out of Tears,
     ****No Expectations (Club gig and Cleveland 8/28 w/Lenny Kravitz),
     #All Down the Line,
     ##Hot Stuff (first DC show only),
     ###Can't Get Next to You,
     ####Brand New Car,
     @Sad Sad Sad (Toronto 8/19 only),
     @@It's All Over Now,
     @@@Heartbreaker (added Philadelphia 9/23),
     @@@@Sympathy for the Devil (added Las Vegas 10/14),
     ^Far Away Eyes (added San Antonio 11/5)

     Played only in Miami November 25:
     Live with Me (with Sheryl Crow), Stop Breaking Down (with Robert Cray),
     Who Do You Love (with Bo Diddley), acoustic set of Angie, Dead Flowers,
     and Sweet Virginia.  Several songs dropped for this show to make room
     for the special ones.
     Most if not all shows are available as audience recordings.

Toronto 7/19/94 club gig;     75 min;  7.5 m;     "Secret Gig"
Audience recording.  Not great by modern standards but listenable.  Missing
the first song, a rare Japanese double CD has it.

Washington, DC 8/1/94;       135 min;  8.5 s;     "First Night Stand"/others
State of the art audience recording.  Other CDs are not as good unless they
are copied from this one.  As this was the first night of the tour, there are
many CDs to choose from.

Washington, DC 8/3/94;       135 min;  7.0 s;     "Welcome to Washington"
This is the only release of the second show of the Voodoo Lounge tour.  This
is not a great recording, but it's listenable.

Birmingham, AL 8/6/94;                            "Out For Blood"
Best audience recording from the '94 Tour according to the Fingerprint File.

Giants Stadium 8/14/94;                      "Bite the Big Apple"/ others
Soundboard recording.  The source tape is said to be a bit bass-heavy, with
too little high end, but not too bad.  The official video is apparently taken
from parts of this show; it's on the "Sparks Will Fly" CD.

Giants Stadium 8/15/94;                 EX s;     "The Circus is Back in Town"

Toronto 8/19/94;                        VG s;     "Out for Blood"

Philadelphia 9/23/94;                   VG m;     "Honky Tonk Motel"

New Orleans 10/10/94;                   EX s;     "Imperial Heartbreakers"/
Very muddy sounding radio broadcast.  This is on many, many CDs.  The listed
title is said to be the best of them.  This show was remixed for an edited re-
broadcast the week of June 26, 1995, which I happened to hear part of.  It
sounded much better; this is now available on disc 1 of the Japanese "But
Naked" CD.  (Disc 2 is the Stripped TV show).  The radio show CD is Westwood
One Superstar Concert Series show #95-27.

Las Vegas 10/14&15/94;                 VG+ s;     "Voodoo Lounge Lizards"

San Diego 10/17/94;                               "Kiss Your Baby"
I quote from an Internet review:  "...[I]t sucks.  Pick it up in a trade if
you can, but don't shell out the money for the originals, simply NOT worth it. 
There are plenty of good 'Voodoo' s/b recordings available, I have NO idea why
this was even released.  No, wait a minute, I know exactly why, becuase people
like me will snap up s/b recordings figuring that they HAVE to be good. 
Lesson learned."

Oakland 10/31/94;            129 min;  9.5 s;     "All Hallow's Eve"/ others
Made from a pro-shot video.  This is the first non-broadcast pro-shot video of
this tour to become available.  Some people prefer the sound of "Voodoo at
Halloween."  I quote from an Internet review of the latter:  "...What makes
this show so superior to the Miami pay-per-view and the New Orleans show is
that the guitars are way up (for the Voodoo Lounge Tour) in the mix.  Plus,
it's a great Halloween night performance!  The only down side is that there is
very little audience presence in between songs, since this was the actual PA

Miami 11/25/94;                         EX s;     "Miami Dice"/many others
Pay-per-view cable special and also a radio broadcast.  Much better sound than
the original New Orleans broadcast.  CDs made from the radio broadcast lack
"Beast of Burden."  The listed CD is said to be direct from the satellite
feed, which had cleaner sound than local cable or radio stations.  Another
opinion says the best is "Live At Joe Robbie Stadium" from TSP.

     After playing Vancouver, BC, December 18 (Keith's birthday), the North
     American Tour ended.
     The tour continues in 1995 with dates in Mexico, South America, South
     Africa, Japan, Australia, and Europe.
     Several 1995 set lists have been posted to Undercover, here they are:

     Rio, Feb. 4:  Not Fade Away, Tumbling Dice, You Got Me Rocking, It's All
     Over Now, Live With Me, Sparks Will Fly, Satisfaction, Out Of Tears,
     Angie, Midnight Rambler, Rock And A Hard Place, I Go Wild, Miss You,
     Introductions, Honky Tonk Women, Happy, The Worst, Sympathy For The D.,
     Monkey Man, Street Fighting Man, Start Me Up, It's Only Rock'n Roll,
     Brown Sugar, Jumping Jack Flash
     Santiago, Chile Feb. 19:  Not Fade Away, Tumbling Dice, You Got Me
     Rocking, Rocks Off, Rock And A Hard Place, Sparks Will Fly,
     Satisfaction, Angie, Out Of Tears, Love Is Strong, It's All Over Now, I
     Go Wild, Miss You, Honky Tonk Woman, Before They Make Me Run, Slipping
     Away, Sympathy For The Devil, Monkey Man, Street Fighting Man, Start Me
     Up, It's Only Rock and Roll, Brown Sugar, Jumping Jack Flash (encore)

     Johannesburg, South Africa, Feb. 25:  Not Fade Away, Tumbling Dice, You
     Got Me Rocking, It's All Over Now, Live With Me, Sparks Will Fly,
     Satisfaction, Out Of Tears, Angie, Rock And A Hard Place, Midnight
     Rambler, I Go Wild, Miss You, Intros, Honky Tonk Women, Happy, Slipping
     Away (first performance), Sympathy For The Devil, Monkey Man, Street
     Fighting Man, Start Me Up, It's Only Rock'n Roll, Brown Sugar, Jumping
     Jack Flash

     Tokyo Dome, March 6, 8, 9, and 12:  Not Fade Away, Tumbling Dice, You
     Got Me Rocking, Live With Me (March 6, 12) OR Shattered (March 8) OR All
     Down The Line (March 9), It's All Over Now (March 6) OR Rocks Off (March
     8, 9, 12), Sparks Will Fly, Satisfaction, Angie (March 6, 12) OR Love In
     Vain (March 8) OR No Expectations (March 9), Sweet Virginia (March 6,
     12) OR Dead Flowers (March 8) OR Let It Bleed (March 9), Doo Doo Doo
     (March 6) OR It's All Over Now (March 8) OR Rock and Hard Place (March
     9, 12), Love Is Strong, I Go Wild, Miss You, Honky Tonk Women, Before
     They Make Me Run (March 6, 9, 12) OR Happy (March 8), Slipping Away
     (March 6, 8, 12) OR The Worst (March 9), Band Introduction in Japanese,
     Sympathy For The Devil, Monkey Man, Street Fighting Man, Start Me Up,
     It's Only R'n'R, Brown Sugar, Jumping Jack Flash (encore)

     Western Springs, Auckland, NZ April 15:  Not Fade Away, Tumbling Dice,
     You Got Me Rocking, Shattered, All Down The Line, Sparks Will Fly,
     Satisfaction, Beast of Burden, Angie (acoustic), Sweet Virginia
     (Acoustic), I Go Wild, Miss You, Honky Tonk Women, Before They Make Me
     Run, Slipping Away, Sympathy For The Devil, Gimme Shelter, Street
     Fighting Man, Start Me Up, It's Only R n R, Brown Sugar, Jumping Jack
     Amsterdam, Holland, May 27 (club gig):  Not Fade Away, It's All Over
     Now, Live with Me, Let It Bleed, Beast of Burden, Angie, Wild Horses,
     Sweet Virginia, Dead Flowers, Still a Fool, Down in the Bottom, Shine a
     Light, Like a Rolling Stone, Jump on Top of Me, Connection,
     introductions, Before They Make Me Run, Slipping Away, Monkey Man, Can't
     Get Next to You, All Down the Line, Rip This Joint, Respectable

     Nijmegen, Holland, June 13:  Not Fade Away, Tumbling Dice, You Got Me
     Rocking, It's All Over Now, Live With Me, Sparks Will Fly, Satisfaction,
     Beast Of Burden, Wild Horses, Like A Rolling Stone, Gimme Shelter, Rock
     And A Hard Place, I Go Wild, Miss You, Introductions, Honky Tonk Women,
     Before They Make Me Run, The Worst, Sympathy For The Devil, Street
     Fighting Man, Start Me Up, It's Only Rock 'n Roll, Brown Sugar, Jumping
     Jack Flash
     Naturally most of these shows are available as audience recordings.

Rio de Janeiro 2/4/95;       ___ min;   EX s;     "Bucketful of Water"/others
From a TV broadcast.  Some releases are apparently mono.

Buenos Aires 2/16/95;        140 min; 10.0 s;     "Sympathy for the Voodoo Cult"/
This is said to be a soundboard recording, as opposed to the more common
broadcast or audience recording.  Based on my brief listen, I'd say it could
be a broadcast.  The sound is extremely good and so is the mix:  The guitars
are very loud and the keyboard is way down.  I quote from an Internet review
for another title, "Inside the Voodoo Lounge:"  "'s a killer!  Not only
are they playing well but I don't think I've EVER heard quite the defined
sound as on this CD!  The bass just booms out and the guitars cut through like
I've never heard before!  One strange thing... is that during the intros it
sounds like a funky audience hear people near the taper
talking etc., yet once they start up the music, the aud disappears and the
incredible fidelity returns!..."

Santiago, Chile 2/19/95;     ___ min;   EX s;     "Southern Quotations from Chile
This has received some very good reviews but I haven't heard it.  It is said
to be a raw, in your face recording; definitely the kind I prefer.  It's
apparently from an FM broadcast.  The CD title is reminiscent of a '78 vinyl
LP; Vinyl Gang pays tribute to their predecessors once again.

Johannesburg, S.A. 2/25/95;  ___ min;  9.5 s;     "Everything But The Cobra"/
From a TV broadcast, except "Rock and a Hard Place" is an audience recording
from 2/24, due to a commercial during the broadcast.  Slightly tinny sound or
this would be a 10.  "Johannesburg '95" is said to be slightly better, with
RAAHP substituted from Buenos Aires.

Tokyo 3/12/95;               ___ min; 10.0 s;     "F*ckin' Tired"/ many others
This was a pay per view TV broadcast so sound should be excellent on any
release.  I am told that some have a glitch at one point; sorry don't know
which ones.  This is also out as a legit 2 laser disc set and probably VHS
video as well.  The recording is perfect on the listed CD, which also includes
a third CD of songs done at other shows, from audience recordings.  "Honky
Tonk Tokyo" is also said to be top notch, from the laser disc.

Tokyo 3/16/95;                               "Hope You Guess My Name"
Said to be an audience DAT Recording, with a slight echo.

Melbourne, Austr. 3/27/95;              VG  ;     "Keef Sings Slippin' Away"/

Melbourne, Austr. 3/28/95;                        "Voodoo Rain Dance"/others
Said to be one of the best audience recordings from the '95 Tour.  "Keef Sings
Happy" is inferior.

Amsterdam 5/26/95 1st;                            "Through The Secret Nights,
                                                  Paradiso 1995"
I quote from an Internet review:  "Cutting to the chase: the sound quality on
this is, for the most part, significantly inferior to any of the other 1995
club gigs.  Disc 1 is especially difficult, especially the first half dozen
songs, because Mick's vocals have a hollow, distant quality, and the band is
not particularly prominent...but the crowd singing, talking and clapping along
is well-documented...  The guitars become more prominent, however, through the
rest of disc 1 and through disc 2 and the sound quality for the most part
improves significantly the rest of the way..."  The last couple songs are
missing.  An Undercover review:  "This audience recording is very good until
toward the end of CD 2 where the sound gets pretty muffled (taper hiding his
mic?), then the finale is a perfect soundboard version of SFM which may have
even come from Stripped(?).  ...The crowd is a bit intrusive at times (VERY
PUMPED), but doesn't really detract from the quality."

Paradiso 5/27/95;                                 "Foottapers And Wheel Shunters
                                                  Club Gig"/others
I quote from an Undercover review:  "This is the show that 80,000 (!) people
watched at a video screen (while 1100 were inside Paradiso) and it's an
excellent (acoustic) show with a very interesting setlist (arguably better
than Olympia or Brixton)... Not superb sound, probably because the sound
system wasn't prepared for a show on such a big square, but it's miles better
than 'Marvelous Mickey' or other releases."  Available on 2 different Japanese
CDs in similar quality.  Some people claim the Vinyl Gang release sounds
better; others claim the Real Live release sounds the same and like the fact
that it omits the long pauses between songs.

Stockholm 6/3/95;                      8.5 s;     "Voodoo, I Like It"
Very nice audience recording, based on a brief listen.  Also includes 1 song
from Helsinki June 6 and 3 songs from a TV broadcast of this show; broadcast
songs are perfect.

Nijmegen 6/13-14 + Landgraaf 6/18/95;        "Voodoo Lounge Holland"
A 3CD Box of all songs played at these shows plus a 4th CD with the songs from
Rotterdam 8/29-30 not played in Nijmegen/Landgraaf, plus JJF.  I quote from an
Internet review:  "[Don't buy] unless you 'really' like to hear LOUD cross-
talk, out of tune sing-a-longs and shitty stadium recordings in crystal clear
sound!"  Also available without the 4th CD.

Cologne 6/20/95;                       VG++; "Eau de Cologne"
Complete show.  This is also the title of an old LP.

Hannover 6/22/95;                      EX-;  "Die Cobra im Black"
Complete show.

Werchter, Belgium 6/24-5/95;                      "Beast of Belgium"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "...a fantastic recording... all
instruments well balanced, guitars up front and Mick not at all echoey; the
audience really give it much more atmosphere.  The performance is also shit
hot--they guys sound like they're having more fun not playing the same old US
track list... probably the most fun or entertaining big VL gig title around."

Paris Olympia 7/3/95;        135 min;  8.5 s;     "French Made 95"/others
Great audience recording of one of the small venue shows.  Interesting song
selection and good performance.  The listed Japanese CD is said to be
considerably better than other, cheaper CDs, which I have not heard.  This CD
apparently uses a better source tape.

London 7/15/95;                        VG+  ;     "London Lounge"
Audience recording.

Brixton Academy 7/19/95;     128 min;  8.0 s;     "Welcome to Brixton Academy"/
Another club gig with a different set list from Paris/Amsterdam.  This is a
very nicely done audience recording with a moderate amount of crowd noise. 
This release is said to be the best for this show.  The "Acoustic" CD is said
to be poor.

Lisbon, Portugal 7/24/95;                         "Da'Lapa Incident"
I quote an Undercover review:  "This is a strong and impressive stereo DAT
audience recording... They are playing well late in the tour, seemingly well
greased, and enjoying themselves...  This is one of the better live Rolling
Stones documents ever, in spite of a noisy Portuguese crowd."  Another
Undercover review said:  "...[T]he show... is excellent--but the initial
assessment of the recording quality still stands:  Boomy, and too much
audience noise.  Still, the performance makes it worth trudging through.  Got
mine for $15, so I'm not complaining."

Montpelier, France 7/27/95 w/Dylan;          "Voodoo Minstrels"
I quote an Undercover review:  "The original issue of this featured a quite
mediocre, somewhat muddy audience recording, and a full color photo of Mick
and Bob singing together from the same microphone at the show on the front. 
The new version features a different audience recording, better sound, much
clearer vocals, though still not a state of the art aud recording...  Also, a
different front cover, showing the Stones with a big white dog in front of a
house (an outtake of the shot used with the original issue)...and the photo of
Mick and Bob together has been flipped to the rear of the CD package, with the
track listings to the right."

Munich 8/3/95;                                    "Voodoo You Love"
Said to be an excellent audience recording.

Wolfsburg, Germany 8/25/95;                       "The Last Incarnation"
Said to be a VG++ audience recording.

     "Stripped" outtakes as well as songs from the TV special not on the
     album have naturally turned up.

"Stripped" sessions;                              "Stripped Away"/others
Made from the 4 known "Stripped" outtakes, the "Hope Floats" track, Stripped
TV special tracks, various CD singles, and one track from the Japanese
pressing of B2B.  Said to sound "as good as any official album," which it
should considering the sources.  Also said to be better than "Censored" or
"Stripped Companion."

     The Stones' 1997-98 tour was in support of "Bridges to Babylon." 
     Supporting musicians include the usual cast of Darryl Jones, Chuck
     Leavell, Lisa Fischer, and Bernard Fowler.  Audience recordings are
     common; sound is generally quite good and frequently extremely good, due
     to the great sound system and modern tape recorders/microphones.  An
     outtakes album has also been rumored, and I wouldn't be surprised to see
     it, especially because of Keith's comments about having better versions
     of several songs "in the can" than the ones that ended up on the album.

     Typical set list for "Bridges to Babylon" tour (USA '97):  Satisfaction,
     It's Only Rock and Roll, Flip the Switch, Let's Spend the Night
     Together, Gimme Shelter, Sister Morphine, Anybody Seen My Baby, 19th
     Nervous Breakdown, Out of Control, Star Star, Miss You, All About You
     (Keith), Wanna Hold You (Keith), Little Queenie*, Crazy Mama*, You Got
     Me Rockin'*, Sympathy for the Devil, Tumbling Dice, Honky Tonk Women,
     Start Me Up, Jumping Jack Flash, Brown Sugar (encore).
     *played on small stage
     Sets vary from night to night, with some songs in rotation, and one song
     per night chosen by Internet vote.

Chicago club gig 9/18/97;                         "Behind the Double Door"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "I haven't heard this start to finish yet,
but I've skipped through bits of every track.  Everything appears intact here,
no major tape glitches that I've discovered yet...  The first couple songs
Mick's vocals and the guitars are not quite as upfront ...[but].with every
track, the guitars, drums and mikes all get better...  Just a decent quality
aud from a club gig, with a wonderfully rare song, the bluesy Shame Shame
Shame.  Considering how tight the security had to have been for this gig, I am
shocked how good this recording is.  BTW, reports that the band sounds ragged
in performance here aren't really true  A few songs [have] some weaker
moments, but that's been true of every show they've done on this tour.  For
the most part, the band sounds terrific."  Note:  This is a shorter set than
the following stadium shows.

Various dates '97-'98;                            "...You Get The Best Of Me"
I quote from an Internet review:  "A very nice new European double CD has been
released...  It contains 30 rare tracks from the BTB American & Japan Tour
1997/98.  Many web choice songs are included as well as other tracks they
played only once or a few times.  With this release you don't need all the
average audience recording CDs of the last months to get these rare tracks... 
All tracks are good-very good audience recordings."  However, an Undercover
review adds:  "I've [compared]... various tracks ... on a line by line basis
with the original VGP/CCat CDs and it seems some rather pointless no-noise-
type, bass-heavy mastering has gone on (particularly on CD2).  This does not
seem to have been done on all the tracks, with, for instance, 19th Nervous
from Charlotte sounding the same.  On some tracks, this is marginal (this
whole thing may be marginal to most as I have clinically hyper-sensitive

Chicago 9/23/97;                   7.5 s;    "Chicago We Wanna Hold You"/ others
This is a decent audience recording but not great.  Certainly not as good as
you would expect for 1997; the wind seriously affects the sound.  Another CD,
"Piece of Gold," is 13 songs from a video (international TV?) feed, in
incredible 10.0 quality.  It could easily pass for an official release in
terms of sound.  Note that 8 soundboard songs, 3 incomplete, are on "Came to
Rock the 10 Spot," below.  The best release, over a year after the concert,
seems to be "Soldier of Stone," the video and audience sources combined to
make the complete show.

Chicago 9/25/97;                                  "Sweet Home Chicago"/1 other
I quote from an Undercover review:  "...[This] is by far the best audience
recording I have EVER heard.  There's little audience interference and the mix
is superb...  Puts many a soundboard to shame.  In fact, I prefer this one to
'Piece of Gold,' as good as it is."  Another Undercover review:  "There are
some problems with the system mix (e.g. Keith on Satisfaction)...  Little
Queenie and the small stage stuff sound fantastic, as do the Keith tracks, OoC
and the greatest hits section.  Rainbow and Morphine are strong, but low on
Ron on Morphine...  Overall, not much audience talking near the mic, and a
clear, sharp recording..."  This is said to be better than the more expensive
"Another Evening with the Rolling Stones," which uses a different source tape,
recorded near annoyingly talkative people.

Edmonton 10/2/97;                                 "Canada Dry"
I quote from an Internet review:  "Soundboard recording.  ...very good sound
quality.  [By mistake] Keith [is] very much in the back[ground] and Ron [is
up] front, giving a splendid opportunity to study him, and he does play and
does it well!  Only on a few [songs] he takes a more or less complete break. 
...many of the songs come out rather... differently this way and not at all
bad.  In fact very good.  For example stunning Queenie, 19th Nervous, Mama and

Charlotte 10/10/97;                          "Anybody Seen My Stone in
I quote from an Undercover review:  "Simply an outstanding audience
recording!!  Barely any audience noise!"  An Internet review said:  "Great
audience [recording]!  So far, best audience [recording] of the Bridges Tour
to surface on CD..."

Philadelphia 10/12/97;                       "Philadelphia Special 1997"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "It's a very good recording, with the only
technological complaints being the house's fault:  Mick's vocal seems mixed
low, there's a (very) brief echo problem, and then there is the sound of the
confetti machines during the encore of 'Brown Sugar.'  There _is_
significantly annoying audience (and security guard) chatter, but the folks
closest to the mikes didn't have too much to say once the show got rolling,
which is good, considering how their voices carry (Word of caution:  douse the
volume during those first three songs.  Whoo!).  Overall, a top notch audience
job."  This incomplete CD-R is said to be much better than VGP's similarly
titled 2CD set.

Giants Stadium, NJ 10/16/97;                      "Bite the Big Apple Again"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "10/16 and 10/17 complete.  Both are
excellent audience recordings, but [as] with 'Scrap of Flesh' (10/17), Mick's
vocals sometimes get lost in the mix..."

Giants Stadium, NJ 10/17/97;                      "Scrap of Flesh"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "A superb audience recording, equal to (at
least) Charlotte... first-rate.  And the performance strikes me as quite hot,
even with Mick apparently forgetting the lyrics to start IORR..."  Another
Undercover review:  "A very good audience recording, but not on a par with
'Sweet Home Chicago...'  Sound is very good, but [there are]... some spots
where the sound engineer apparently fell asleep on the job..."  Also includes
two tracks from the 10/16/97 Giants Stadium concert.

Boston 10/20/97;                                  "Boston You're Big Enough"
Said to be a quite good audience recording, though not as good as the best of
the tour.  Another report said VG, so it's obviously not one of the best.

Port Chester, NY 10/25/97 + misc.;                "Came to Rock the 10 Spot"/
16 broadcast quality tracks from 3 sources:  5 from "10 Spot," 8 from Chicago
opening night, 2 from VH1 Fashion Awards, plus "Angie" apparently from the
Japanese B2B.  I quote from an Internet review:  "...The mixes between the 10
Spot and VH1 versions are much different.  In the 10 Spot's 'Baby,' Keith and
Ron can easily be heard weaving their guitar work around each other, whereas
the VH1 version is blended together better for a smooth full sound and much
less of individual sounds..."  Also, The "10 Spot," VH1, and 2 songs from
Chicago opening night are on "Rock and Roll Babylon," which is said to be
inferior to the listed title ("ghastly").  There is also "Out There in
Babylon," for which I quote from an Internet review:  "All the tracks (and
more) have been available on the CD-R 'Came To Rock the 10 Spot', however,
this CD benefits from re-mastering, particularly in the bottom end..."

Albuquerque, NM 10/30/97;                         "Mexican Flowers"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "[This CD] is based on the very good,
indeed excellent, mid-field [recording]... long in circulation.  As expected,
the CD has the audio problem with Brown Sugar, but is otherwise quite alive
and clear.  IMO, one of the top 5 stadium tapes made on the USA leg of B2B. 
The Sheryl Crow guest duet on 'Dead Flowers' was marred that night by an audio
problem (or prank):  Her mike wasn't piped through the stadium PA and is thus
*very* faint on the CD.  I was in the 2nd row center that night and heard her
contribution fairly well, perhaps through the stage monitors.  It wasn't until
after the show I learned that most of the stadium couldn't hear a word from
her..."  Another Undercover review said:  "[A] very good, nice crisp audience
recording, but by no means perfect.  There are also some speed problems
(though not drastic) in places.  It's a pretty sloppy show which gives it a
very different feel to many B2B shows..."

Oakland 11/14/97;                            "Liver Than You'll Ever Be 1997"
Said to be a very good audience recording.

Oakland 11/19/97;                            "He Didn't Rat Me Out"
I quote from an Undercover review of the remastered version:  "Far better than
I'd anticipated in terms of performance...  Sound on this is better than the
old 'Rat Out'--more balanced throughout the range, and a little clearer. 
However, this is not a jaw-dropping 'Sweet Home New York City' 'soundboard'
audience recording--the occasional comment still comes through to the mic, but
these are not spectacularly intrusive.  In some ways, I found the sound
reminiscent of 'Live'R' in terms of mix:  trebly without being harsh, with the
guitars well defined throughout most of the show.  Excellent Keith liner
shots, dynamic Mick/Keith on the back.  Excellent choice of B stage song: LQ,
YGMR, Crazy Mama; the latter being especially welcome due to the scarcity of
really decent recordings.  An exquisite All About You..."

Las Vegas 11/22/97;                    8.0 s;     "Women, Wine and Song"
Very nice audience recording.  I quote from an Internet review:  "...Blows the
hinges off the recent Contraband CD 'High Rollers' and destroys Vinyl Gang's
'Viva Las Vegas.'  This one is my favorite audience recording from the entire
tour!  A big clean sound with loud guitars and a spectacular performance."

Saint Louis, MO 12/12/97;                         "Take Me Up St. Louis"/many
Pay per view w/special guests Dave Matthews, Taj Mahal, and Joshua Redman. 
Due to the many releases, here are summaries of Undercover and Internet
reviews:  "Take Me Up St. Louis" (VGP)--excellent.  "TWA Dome, St. Louis"--has
static running throughout most of the recording; avoid.  "St. Louis To
Babylon" (Eternal Records), 3 CD of PPV plus 3 from Philadelphia 10/12/97
aud., 3 from DC 10/23/97 aud., '10 Spot,' and 'VHI Fashion Awards'--mixed
reviews, remastered version probably excellent, aud. tracks "average." 
Unknown title on Dandelion--mono; avoid.  "St. Louis Blues"--probably ok but
not confirmed.  "From London To St. Louis" (Boss Hawg)--"a great recording,"
but doesn't include the band intros.  "Don't Fuck With Me, Or I will Breathe
On You and You Will Die" 3 CD of PPV plus '10 Spot,' Chicago first 2 songs and
the VH1 songs,--"more low-end and less highs [and] slight sound

MSG, NYC 1/14/98;                                 "Back to the Garden"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "A very good audience recording, but not
quite as up front, clear and consistent as 'Welcome to MSG VIP Lounge' (2nd
show).  Rarely played songs are:  Low Down, Memory Motel, How Can I stop, IORR
and Little Red Rooster (Stones at their lovable best natch)."  I have also
seen this title described as "mediocre" for 1997.

MSG, NYC 1/16/98;                                 "Welcome to the Madison Square
                                                  Garden VIP Lounge"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "A very good audience recording, which I
rate higher than VGP's 1st show 'Back to the Garden.'  A better performance
IMO with riskier setlist (Respectable, Already Over Me, YDHTMI)..."  I have
also seen this title described as "mediocre" for this tour.  Same recording is
also available on the CD-R knockoff "MSG '98 Second Night--Rolling Stones
Classic Shows."

MSG 1/17/98 + 1/14/98;                 9.5 s;     "Sweet Home New York City"/ 1
I quote from an Undercover review:  "[This] is one of the best audience
recordings ever made.  At least CD1.  CD2 tends to sound too digital and harsh
in comparison...  The mix couldn't be much better--everything is pretty much
exactly where you would want it--guitars way up front and every instrument
balanced with Mick's vocals.  It's crisp but gutsy... and has very, *very*
little audience interference...  For the most part the performance is quite
stunning, including the opening numbers (even LSTNT has an energy that seems
to have been lacking elsewhere)...  The sound on [CD2] is more reminiscent of
the Chicago 2nd show on Crystal Cat (no bad thing) than the 1st CD--a bit more
trebly perhaps, but still without the lack of crowd noise.  CD2 also has 3
bonus tracks from MSG1--Lowdown, MM, Rooster.  The sound on these is bassier
and more muffled..., and there's more audience presence (but nothing really
awful)...  If for some peculiar reason you don't delve into audience
recordings much, get [this].  For the most part, you'll never remember that it
is an audience recording, being a better and more exciting listen than many
'soundboards.'  Plenty of rare songs, and a gutsy title.  One of the must-
haves."  Now remastered by Sister Morphine, and said to be even better.  VGP's
competing release is said to have distorted vocals and is evidently not as

Honolulu 1/23/98;                                 "Inside the Rainbow"
Said to be a "very nice audience recording."

Honolulu 1/24/98;                                 "Hawaiian Holiday 1997"
Said to be a very good audience recording but not one of the best of this
tour.  No unusual songs performed here.

Portland 1/30/98;                                 "Already Over Me"
I quote from an Internet review:  "...has the rare title track as a teaser and
5 bonus tracks...  Sound of Portland is very, very good audience quality; the
bonus tracks differ a bit..."

Portland 1/31/98;                                 "Bridges to Oregon"
Said to be very good to very good plus audience quality.

San Diego 2/3/98;                           "Radio San Diego 98.3 FM"/ others
This was an FM broadcast, so there are at least four releases.  The listed
title is said to be "a whole step up in sound quality" from the others, except
for VGP's remastered (w/o bonus tracks) "Stoned in San Diego," said to be
"brilliant."  These two CDs are taken directly from the Westwood One broadcast
CDs.  Other CDs are recorded off the air and somewhat lacking in quality.

Houston 2/12/98;                                  "Texan Troubadors"
I quote from an Internet review:  "...Includes the only tour appearance of
Street Fighting Man.  Quality is quite nice for an audience [recording]... 
I'm told this was recorded from the 2nd level at Compaq Center."

Hard Rock, Las Vegas 2/15/98                      "Where's the Joint?"
I quote from two Undercover reviews:  "[This] certainly has a boisterous
'taper and neighbors' ambience..." and "...this really is the pits.  LQ is
[high energy], but it's buried in the mud and the screams of the a**holes
taping this.  Your ears tell you it was taped in the worst nosebleed seats
ever, by a bunch of drunk frat-house guys.  One to avoid on CD, but worth
listening to at least once for the power of the show.  But as far as the
recording goes, I cannot _believe_ VGP are putting this crud out."

Tokyo 3/98;                                       "Far East 98"
I quote from an Internet review:  "[It's] a 12 (!) CD set with all 6 Japan
1998 shows from March 12, 14, 16, 17 (all 4 in Tokyo), 20 and 21 (both in
Osaka)...  I skipped through the Tokyo shows and noticed that the typical
Tokyo Big Egg sound is present again:  Hollow sound although the instruments
are quite sharp; Mick's voice is clearly not as up front as the music, still
these are state of the art audience recordings.  The Osaka shows sound better;
Mick's voice and the instruments are better balanced, sound comes close to
excellent.  Not sure if I would recommend this set in general; price is high,
presentation is minimal, but strong points are the Osaka shows, rare tracks
like Angie, Shine A Light and Time Is On My Side to name a few, and the fact
that you get Japan 1998 complete."

Buenos Aires 3/30/98;                             "Bridges to Argentina"/others
Broadcast on both radio and TV (incomplete).  I quote from an Undercover
review:  "...It is a very flat monaural recording...  Audience noise levels
are minimal...  Whoever did the mixing for this broadcast [was] having some
troubles, because the guitars especially, and sometimes the drums, are not
properly revealed in the mix.  For instance, on the mini-stage, Keith's lead
guitar on Little Queenie is almost inaudible, while Ronnie's backup is
showcased.  In fact, much of the second half of the show finds Keef's guitar
quite secondary in the mix.  Ronnie's playing is there to hear...  There are
several songs that are plagued by what appear to be timing errors in which
Ronnie and Keef aren't playing in synch with Daryl and Charlie (and not solely
on the mini-stage songs)...  It is hard for me to tell if this show was poorly
played, poorly mixed, or both..."  This is apparently the only complete
release.  "Argentina 1998" is said to be from TV, with a different mix, mono
and with lots of Keith.  5 songs are cut entirely and 2 more are incomplete. 
Also includes 8 bonus tracks from Osaka '98.

Rio de Janeiro 4/11/98;                9.0 s;     "Rocking in Rio"/ others
This was also a TV broadcast, with Dylan on Like a Rolling Stone.  The crowd
is wild.  The listed CD is stereo but has slight distortion.  A competing
release "Stoned in Rio" is mono, quite noticeable, and slightly thin sounding
so overall not quite as good.  VGP's remastered "Rio '98" (not "Old Friends
From Rio") is said to be "FAR better than SM's 'Stoned In Rio de Janeiro'...
excellent full stereo..." so it's probably the definitive release, but I
haven't heard it for comparison.  Internet reviews have generally complimented
the performance but knocked You Don't Have To Mean It and Miss You.

Nuremberg 6/13/98;                                "Welcome Back Keef"/1 other
I quote from an Undercover review:  "After a lot of more or less bad releases
VGP brings out a great quality CD.  It's one of the best audience recordings
I've ever heard, clear and loud sound, better than the Charlotte [10/10/97]
release."  An Internet review disagreed somewhat:  "...As a band the Stones
sound hungry to be back onstage after Keef's accident.  However, Mick was
becoming ill and his voice is not at its best this night.  On disc 2 after the
Richards numbers the sound takes a nosedive and remains muffled for the rest
of the show..."  A competing release on Dandelion is "Ribs to Wrinkles," said
to be an "excellent DAT recording" plus the 2 TV broadcast tracks Satisfaction
& Out Of Control.

Werchter, Belgium 6/21/98;                        "Gold 'n Glory"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "It's a good audience job.  There's some
crowd noise at the predictable spots, but it's not overwhelming.  A little bit
of oscillation here and there, too.  And, unfortunately, the taper was
apparently on the field and turned his back to the main stage to watch the
small set (!) as these tracks are pretty muffled.  The bonus tracks, from show
1 [the previous night] sound good, but are a little more afflicted than the
main show with distinct audience conversations (and the tragic timing of a
"Charlie!" chant right in the middle of 'Love in Vain').  The performance is
_tight_ and extraordinarily competent.  Nothing sounds forced, and Jagger
especially seems in fine form and mood..."

Amsterdam Arena 7/6/98;                           "It's Only Live"
Said to be the complete show, 22 songs without YCAGWYW, good-very good
audience, with singing people around the recorder and some echoes.

Vigo, Spain 7/18/98;                              "Vigo"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "[This] *is* very good.  Excellent
performance and--highly unexpectedly--really fun to listen to...  [T]he
audience really makes this title; you can really feel the energy feeding back
and forth between them and the band...  You're not going to forget you're
listening to an audience [recording] and listen to it like a soundboard, but
that certainly doesn't make it a terrible CD...  Great, dynamic shot of Mick
on the cover, and a nice inner liner of the local newspaper coverage.  A nice
surprise."  Includes a bonus track of YCAGWYW from Barcelona, 7/20.

Paris 7/25/98;                         9.5 s;     "Paris '98"/1 other
State of the art true soundboard recording.  No doubt this is what the Stones
have in their archives.  I quote from an Internet review:  "No doubt; the best
sounding CD from the B2B tour.  Every detail is crisp and clear and the
recording is very detailed; in fact almost too good because the audience is
hardly audible so you are missing the atmosphere..."  However, an Undercover
review said:  "...very disappointing.  Maybe the sound is crisp but that's not
enough for a soundboard.  The problem is... that the mix from the sound system
is missing (i.e. no audience etc.).  That makes a poor and dead sound (no echo
etc. for instance on Gimme Shelter).  The most disappointing fact is the poor
mix itself:  Keyboards very, very low, Keith's guitar up front (good!?), and
Ronnie is only there in some parts and even then you have to listen very
[closely]..."  Yet another review said the competing VGP title "Mick's
Birthday Party" (not) was slightly better than the listed title.

Gelsenkirchen, Germany 7/27/98;                   "Out of Control"
I quote from an Internet review:  "Excellent packaging...  [S]ound quality is
generally excellent--easily in the VG++ range  (even to  Ex- standards for
some), with very little audience noise...  Mick's vocals are at the forefront,
and both guitars get a decent share of the mix throughout the show; you can
actually hear Ronnie through the PA for a change--especially on JJF.  While a
little more guitar is always welcome, and the B stage stuff is slightly less
clear and warm than the main stage tracks, overall, there are few complaints
with this ROIO...  The performance (this show followed Paris) is far better
than I'd anticipated (i.e. 'just another gig'), with Mick seeming to sing more
and shout less than in other shows...  Well worth seeking out."  Also includes
two lesser quality bonus tracks from Dusseldorf 6/24/98.

Oslo, Norway 8/2/98;                              "Dead Flowers"
Said to have excessive audience noise though a good performance.  Also has 3
songs spelled incorrectly!

Chorzow/Katowice, Poland 8/14/98;                 "Chorzow '98"/ 1 other
I quote an Internet review:  "[This] is the TV broadcast in mono soundboard
quality.  The [broadcast] signal of the POLSAT TV station is only in mono, so
there is most probably no stereo version of this recording existing.  The
broadcast lacks 3 songs: ASMB, Wanna Hold You, and Little Queenie [plus] the
band introduction.  VGP included these at the and of disc 2 in good-very good
audience quality, so you have the complete show here."  Also available on
"Bridges To Katowice" in similar quality with Chicago 9/23/97 filler.

Berlin 8/26/98;                                   "Still Younger Than The Queen"
Leipzig 8/28/98;                                  "Willkommen in Leipzig"
Hamburg 8/30/98;                                  "Welcome To The Rolling Stones"
I quote an Internet review:  "All are very good-excellent audience recordings. 
I think [VGP] brought out so many shows in the same audience quality in the
last months that these releases are not a must to have.  They all sound more
or less the same and contain more or less the same songs, so it's getting a
bit boring hearing them all."

Bremen, Germany 9/2/98;           10.0 s;    "Rockin' The House Down"/ others
From a TV broadcast.  I quote from an Internet review:  "VGP's 'Die Bremer
Stadtmusikanten' is definitely the best Bremen release so far.  It's the
complete show (without a second missing!), complete in great stereo quality. 
All previous releases have more or less minor defects...  [Sister Morphine]
cut out some announcements of Mick...  And SM's [release] is NOT a complete
stereo recording, but VGP's is.  'Wanna Hold You' and the bridge walk are only
in mono on [Rockin' the House Down], but in full stereo on VGP.  And the
quality of VGP's [release] IS as good as SM's, SM's is NOT by far better."  An
Undercover review added:  "...IMHO [Paint It Black] was more effective in
Bremen than in other venues precisely because it was played slower rather than
the usual over-rushing that often afflicts the Hot Rocks songs...  For a TV
performance, most of Bremen is played more intensely than the more typically
'glitzy'/showbiz, laid-back style that we often get.  It's a welcome change,
with CD1 and much of CD2 being a damn fine listen..."  "You Got Me Rocking" is
said to be excellent though not quite as good as the listed title, and
complete except for the walk to the small stage; also includes the "Hope
Floats" soundtrack song "Honest I Do."  "Bridges to Bremen" is said to be

Stockholm 9/8/98;                                 "Sweet Home Stockholm"
I quote from an Undercover review:  "[This] is **the best** audience recording
of the entire tour, bar none.  This is the best Stones audience recording
ever...  The vocals, guitars, and drums are superbly captured, and frequently
sound close to soundboard quality, without losing the concert ambience and
excitement that are often lost in soundboards.  This is a remarkable document
of the tour.  The set list doesn't match MSG3, and the performance isn't quite
up to that superlative standard, though it is an excellent performance.  Added
are three bonus tracks from Gothenburg:  IORR, Star Star, and Thief In The
Night which are also excellently recorded...  I think we will rank this in the
Top 10 of all-time Stones boots.  Stunning sound, great performance.  Hard to
beat."  A contrasting Undercover review said:  "While [this] is indeed an
excellent audience recording, with just about no audience interference, IMHO
it is nowhere near as good, or as important as 'Sweet Home New York City.' 
The guitars in Stockholm are not as prominent as on the NYC title, with Mick
dominating the mix.  However, the main drawback IMHO with Stockholm is that
it's a pretty lazy Europe-by-the-book performance.  You've heard it all
before.  Pretty passionless.  Mick sounds bored for much of it, delivering an
almost unlistenable Flip the Switch, among others.  It's a great recording,
but as a performance, it's really no great shakes IMHO."

Berlin 9/10/98;                                   "Babylonian Knights"
I quote from an Internet review:  "...The quality is slightly better than the
VGP release 'Circus at Waldbuhne.'  This Dandelion release has three bonus
tracks:  Out of Control (Don Was live remix), I Just Wanna Make Love to You
(Japanese No Security) and Just My Imagination.  This is a sound check from
Amsterdam 7/6/98 just 30 minutes before the opening of the gate!  'Circus at
Waldbuhne' is still necessary because of Sister Morphine from Werchter

Hamburg 9/30/98;                                  "Bridges To Bahrenfeld"
Said to be the complete show and a "nice audience recording of very good
quality, only a bit too much hand clapping in my opinion."

     The Stones' 1999 tour was in support of "No Security."  Strangely, this
     is a tour supporting a live album.  Supporting musicians include the
     usual cast of recent tours though the shows are less glitzy.  Audience
     recordings are very common.  With the current popularity of CD
     recorders, expect lots of semi-professional CD-Rs.  I expect there will
     eventually be one for most shows so keep your eyes open.

     Typical set list (from Tampa, FL 3/3/99):  Jumping Jack Flash, Live With
     Me, Respectable, You Got Me Rocking, Honky Tonk Women, Moonlight Mile,
     Saint of Me, Some Girls, Paint It Black, Introductions, Thief in the
     Night (Keith), Before They Make Me Run (Keith), Out Of Control, Route
     66*, When The Whip Comes Down*, Midnight Rambler*, Tumbling Dice, It's
     Only Rock'n Roll, Start Me Up, Brown Sugar, Sympathy for the Devil
     *played on B stage

Oakland 1/25/99;                                  "Gimme All Your Money"/ others
I quote from an Internet review:  [This] is the best ever recording from the
first show of any Rolling Stones tour.  Brilliant sound quality.  It's so
crisp, distinct, full, and well balanced.  Of course they were not fully
perfect at the first show...  The most stunning part from Undercover till
Silver.  Then on Route 66 they are a bit bewildered and it's as if the steam
is lost a bit.  The quality of course [is] still brilliant.  The bonus ones
from Sacramento 27th of January are not as good as on 'Kiss of Life' which
also is a brilliant one..."  Also available on "Stones Age: Opening Night" and
"On the Moonlight Mile," said to be similar quality but not as good.

Sacramento 1/27/99;                               "Kiss Of Life"/1 other
I quote from an Undercover review:  "...unfortunately remastered; yes the
sound is better, clearer, but not the raw mean sound as ["Opening Night"]... 
If you're fond of a clear recording , this is also a must have, very nice
artwork, lovely pics of the guys, the CDs are nicely done with the NS tongue
and a variant in red and black on the second CD, very lovely.  Very great
guitar sounds on it and the audience is also really in place (always like
that)."  Also includes sound check material from earlier in the day, quality
is said to be not as good.  This show is also available on "Security Is The
Worst Enemy"

Toronto 2/25/99;                             "While The Wind Blows Over
Said to be "excellent," and a better performance than opening night.  With
four bonus tracks from a rehearsal at the Fillmore on 1/22/99.

Philadelphia 3/15/99;                        "Walking in the Moonlight"/
I quote from an Internet review:  "...It's MONO, there's... some hiss, static
crackles pop up once in a while, and there's a little too much echo.  But, the
sound isn't too bad, if it wasn't for Keith completely missing!  On some
intro's he is audible, but once the rest of the band comes in, Keith
iscompletely gone.  Ronnie is really loud, and really irritating...  It sounds
like he's just making some noise, mostly out of tune, and mostly off beat.  I
like Ronnie's stuff on songs like You Got Me Rocking, Some Girls and Before
They Make Me Run, but on songs like Bitch, Respectable, and Saint of Me of me
it sounds horrible on this release.  Well, here's the good news:  On the small
stage Keith and Ronnie apparently switch channels, and now Keith is really
loud and Ronnie barely audible!  Also, the ever present echo from the main
stage is missing here.  So, we have excellent versions of Route 66, When the
Whip Comes Down and Midnight Rambler!...  The artwork looks nice, but could
have been better..."

MGM Grand Casino, Las Vegas 4/16/99;              "Casino Boogie"
Said to be "terrific."

San Jose 4/20/99;                                 "Last Show In America"
I quote an Internet review:  "AUD recording, incredible sound, on par with
Sister Morphine's quality.  Great show!  (I went to this one).  Seven bonus
tracks in quality equal to the main show:  Under Cover, Just My Imagination,
Shine a Light, I Got The Blues, You Got the Silver, Live with Me, Respectable. 
Great artwork, but no indication on where the bonus tracks came from."

Holland 6/2 and 18/99;                            "North to South"
I quote from an Internet review:  "The only *drawback* on this superb album is
that they don't tell you where the songs are from...  It does not matter as it
sounds [like] ONE concert with a most brilliant sound quality:  crisp, well
balanced, and with a stunning performance all through (must have been on top
on both locations) with the whole band very much inspired and musically
fantastic.  Almost every song has something extraordinary that makes me wanna
shout *Best version so far!*  Only exceptions [are] Saint of me, Out of
control, and Paint it black which... are rather standard and Mick [is] out of
tune at the start of SOM on a night (well two...) when he is brilliant in
every [other] respect as are all the other players on the field(s).  This is a
rock 'n' roll ride from start to finish that leaves you exhausted..."

Sheffield, UK 6/6/99;                             "Singing in the Rain"
I quote an Internet review:  "[This] 2-CDR album done by some unknown... is
really a treat and I find it excellent and even more so as it seems to be
[their] first try.  Very nicely printed CDRs and cool cover in dark green on
the front, the poster for the planned show in 98 with a grim Keith to the
right of this.  In all a brilliant one.  And place it without a doubt in the
same division as the more established bigger companies' recordings of

Shepherds Bush Empire 6/8/99;               "Cow Skins and Pig Shoes"/ others
I quote from an Internet review:  "[This] CD was released in the same month
[as] the concert!  Beautiful picture discs labels; they used the tickets of
the concert: level1 ticket for disc 1, floor ticket for disc 2.  Superb
audience recording; doubt [if it] could be any better."  Another Internet
review added:  "...[T]his... has an extremely full sound with the guitars not
dominating but heard very well as [they] should be.  You find that [the
Stones] really [were] very tight having great fun this night.  It is rock 'n'
roll of the highest quality from the start with the part with odd songs done
extremely well and then full force gale again until the very end."

Wembley 6/11/99 + Shepard's Bush 6/8/99;          "Sweet Home London"
I quote from an Internet review:  "...[The]... Wembley recording... is very,
very good.  Definitely worth getting and up to par with the quality Crystal
Cat has been offering us.  The Shepherd's Bush part is good but there's
noticeable tape(?) noise and missing parts of songs (check out the missing
intro to 'Melody' for one instance).  Obviously they knew it couldn't stand on
its own."

Wembley 6/11-12/99;                   "The Complete Wembley 1999 Performances"
I quote from an Internet review:  "After having listened to the first [night's
recording] I was stunned.  This is suddenly the best live concert I have.  A
very full sound, so crisp, so perfectly balanced and very easy to study the
individual members.  For example it is a joy to listen to the contributions
from both guitar players and noone can here doubt the competence of Mr. Wood. 
[The second night has]... excellent sound quality, with a bit less crispness
and a somewhat metallic sound at times, [but] it is obvious that the musicians
or some of them are not at their best...  One huge exception is a most
fantastic Midnight Rambler.  Had they gone on in the middle part there the
walls of Wembley would have started tumbling down..."

Cologne, Germany 6/20/99;                         "Grande Finale"
I quote an Internet review:  "So the final gig during this almost two year
long tour came.  And a set list that does not look very exciting, but with a
band that shows not the slightest sign of being tired of it.  Instead a
brilliant performance all through with some of the best versions... of Out of
control, Route 66, Thief in the night, and Like a rolling stone.  Excellent
sound quality."  Will this be the Last Time?

     The author acknowledges that every living member and ex member of the
     band has done some sort of solo project.  Keith's solo tours of 1988 and
     1992-93 have been heavily bootlegged, and Mick's tour of 1988 is also
     fairly well represented.  However, cataloging those releases is beyond
     the scope of this guide.  Plus, I don't collect that material.

Notes on collecting CDs:

     In the United States, every unauthorized release (not made by Virgin,
     London/Abkco, RSR, etc.) is considered a bootleg.  Until 1997, the
     situation was different in certain countries, which allowed companies
     like The Swingin' Pig (TSP) to operate legally, to the displeasure of
     record company accountants.  These copyright loopholes have now closed,
     and companies such as TSP are now out of business.  Of course there are
     still "underground" companies which don't worry about legality.
     The era of the recordable CD (CD-R) has begun.  Anyone with the right
     computer equipment can burn their own CDs in the convenience of their
     own home.  CD-R "labels" may be the coming thing.

General comments on CD companies/labels:

     The Vinyl Gang Productions and its related label Idol Mind, both
     Japanese, have released more Stones product than any other label. 
     Dealers rarely import them into the US, but they can be ordered directly
     from Japan.  In 1993-4 they somehow located and released old tapes which
     were not even circulating among tape traders.  For old shows, I consider
     them the definitive label.  For the "Bridges to Babylon" tour, their
     audience recordings are not always the best for a given show.  Shop
     around!  I quote from the Internet:  " their drive to get 'Bridges'
     titles into the market they've released more crap than every other label
     combined."  VGP is still the definitive Stones label as of this writing.
     Crystal Cat has only released a few Stones titles, all audience
     recordings from the "Bridges to Babylon" tour.  All are highly regarded.
     Sister Morphine is a new (1998) label which only releases high quality
     Stones material.  AFAIK their releases are always the best or close to
     it for a given show.
     Dandelion has been releasing old Swingin' Pig titles as well as a few of
     their own.  Generally well regarded but there has been some criticism
     for using mono broadcast sources and other relatively minor points. 
     Possibly out of business as of fall 1999; back in early 2000?  They are
     apparently successors to Midnight Beat, which also put out a few good
     The Swingin' Pig is generally good.  Most of their CDs are mastered from
     tapes, unlike some companies which use old records, and they generally
     use the best available source for a particular show.  On the downside,
     they sometimes overdo the noise reduction, which makes the music sound
     bassy and compressed.  Now out of business.
     Other Japanese labels will put out anything they think they can sell, it
     seems.  Shaved Disc, now out of business, was almost always bad.
     Scorpio and related labels such as Gold Standard are also good.  Unlike
     most labels, they have actually put out "new" material.  They still
     aren't above dubbing some tracks off old records here and there.  Still
     in business.
     Yellow Dog, famed for their Beatles and other releases, has released a 3
     CD set of early outtakes in good quality.  No recent Stones activity.
     The Vigatone label has produced only a few Stones CDs but they are all
     excellent, from tapes.  The Chameleon or "Chamelion" label is also
     Invasion Unlimited has produced a series of 8 studio outtakes CD.  I
     quote from an Internet review:  "[these CDs are] an ok place to start
     building a collection, if you can find them, but are nowhere near the
     definitive set.  The biggest drawback being that the makers did a
     hatchet job on many of the outtakes from the '70s, especially Some Girls
     era songs.  Loads of heavy editing analogous to the difference between
     LP and 45 edits, unless you're into that.  They cleaned up some of the
     songs, but you're still getting crap IMO.  More complete versions of
     many of the outtakes can be found on various other titles."  Bottom lin
     is only get these if you missed the original releases or are just
     starting collecting.
     "Terappin" or Terrapin label CDs are very hard to come by but are mostly
     rare material in decent to good quality.
     WPOCM, Bulldog, and Oil Well are labels to avoid.  All have been out of
     business for several years.  All specialized in dubbing other releases. 
     The first two frequently used scratchy vinyl, then used excessive noise


     Basement News fanzines.  Rodgau, Germany:  Dieter Hoffmann
     Heylin, Clinton.  The Great White Wonders:  London, England:  Penguin,
     Hoffmann, Dieter.  Das Rolling Stones Schwarzbuch (Black Book).
     Vaihingen, Germany:  New Media Verlag, 1987.

     Hoffmann, Dieter.  Rolling Stones--Das Weissbuch (White Book). Winsen,
     Germany:  New Media Records, 1991.
     Live! Music Review, December 1993.
     Musician magazine, September 1994.
     No Expectations fanzine. No. 9, January, 1992.  Lerdala, Sweden: Mats
     Stember, Wilfried.  The Rolling Stones Collector's File 2.
     Dortmund, Germany:  Stember, 1984.
     Zentgraf, Nico.  Collector's Delight or Collector's Disease? Berlin,
     Germany:  Zentgraf, 1992.

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                 Part Three
                 The Rolling Stones--A Bibliography

         Originally prepared and maintained by: Stephen D. Carter
         [NOTE: please see the end of this document for a 
                copy of a note supplied by Stephen Carter with 
                the December 1995 issue of this bibliography]

 COPYRIGHT 1994-2000 (c) Anthony J. Rzepela (editor)

   This collection of four works is under the copyright of the editor, 
   who may, at his discretion, relinquish said copyright to the authors 
   named herein.

   This collection may not be broken up, or be made available 
   by any publisher.  It may not be redistributed in any form 
   if any changes are made to it except by the holder of the 
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   No author or proofreader or assistant credited herein grants 
   the use of his or her name to any publisher.  Be warned that 
   attempts to publish this shared work-in-progress may interfere 
   with legal commitments individual authors may privately hold 
   with publishers.

         The Rolling Stones, unlike the Beatles seem to have had
         few even half-decent authors or publishers produce books
         about them.  The majority of the books on this list are,
         frankly, not too good.  A few (Stone Alone, etc) are

         Read this list, and the books, with low expectations!

         This list has been constructed with help from many people.
         Among them are :

            Philip Bajo
            Bruce Dumes
            Ed Fronczkowiski
            Dave Heller
            Jim Henning
            Jimmy Hodgkins
            Andy Meuck        
            John O'Sullivan
            Steve Portigal
            Tony Rzepela
            Dirk Stoermann
            David Wedig
            Stephen Weinberg

         Like the Stones, Stephen's a Brit, so are most of the ISBN


         Citations list author, title, year, and finally, ISBN.

	 (From Stephen...
             and Mick, I know you'll see this, so if you ever feel
	     like popping in to autograph any of my stuff, there's no need
	     to ring ahead.)  


ed. Bill Buford      
 84 0140075658
         Granta is a quarterly book/magazine of 'New English Writing'
         Issue 12 consists largely of an extensive extract from
         Stanley Booth's "True Adventures of the Rolling Stones".

ed. David Dalton     
 The Rolling Stones : The Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band in the World
 75 0352300922
         Quite an early and well written account of the band.  It
         does not attempt to be a 'biography, but is collection of
         essays/accounts on various aspects.  As such it succeeds.

         (Reissued with updates in 1979)          

ed. Johnny Dean      
 Record Collector
         Monthly magazine from the original publishers of both the
         Beatles and Rolling Stones Monthly Magazines.  The issues
         that have special features are worth getting.

         Each issue has an 'artists' directory that is up-to-date
         with the right issues to get for your favourite artists.

         43/45 St Mary's Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RQ.  UK

ed. Johnny Dean      
 The Rolling Stones Book
         Date unclear, but precedes the Rolling Stones Monthly from
         the same publishers.  Nice photos - a real period piece.
         Even has a bit about 'The Official Rolling Stones Fan Club'
         93/97 Regent St.  Now, whatever became of that!?

ed. Nicholas Drake   
 The Sixties : A Decade in Vogue          
 88 1871307260
         Vogue magazine has always been noted for the quality of its
         photo's.  Any collation of its Sixties photo's will
         therefore be both excellent and will contain several shots
         of the Fabs, the Stones and their chums. 
         Will not disappoint.  Will re-stress the astonishing changes
         in style (etc) that took place during those turbulent

ed. Jonathan Eisen   
 Altamont - The Forgotten Festival : Death of Innocence ...
         272 page paperback.  A collection of articles, interviews
         pictures about Altamont.  Relic of a bygone era and quite
         worth the read. (SW)

ed. Pete Goodman     
 Our Own Story by The Rolling Stones      
         Wonderful period piece that asserts it is 'as we told it to
         Pete Goodman'.

         Written for mass consumption at the start of the band's

ed. Nigel Grant      
 A Pixerama Foldbook of the Rolling Stones
         A very early period piece - 12 small photo's of the band
         in a concertina fold out style.  The text is superbly dated,
         and very wrong in places.  'The lads got their name for the
         group from a Chuck Berry song 'The Rolling Stones''.

         Buy it if you ever see it.

ed. Mick Jagger      
 The Rolling Stones Monthly Book          
         Short lived (30 issues) monthly 'Official Rolling Stones
         Book edited by the Stones for their Fans' from the same
         stable as the still running Beatles Monthly.

         Despite the fact that it is mostly the product of the
         imagination of a press/publicity crew it is worth getting
         if you ever (unlikely) see it.  Re-issue long overdue.

 The London Years
 1991 0-89898-739-3
         Guitar tabulature and lyrics for all the songs 
         on the 1989 ABKCO 3-CD box set of the same. Published
         by Warner Brothers Books. No photos.
ed. Joyce Robins     
 The Sixties : The Style : The Sounds : The Stars
 84 0862731895
         A 64 page rush through the music of the turbulent 60's.
         Produced by Marks & Spencer, so quality is good.  Nothing
         profound, only a bit on the Stones.      

ed. Robert Love      
 The Best of Rolling Stone
 93 0863697690
         A compilation of a selection of the best articles from the

         Robert Greenfield gets an article about the Stones.  Worth
         getting for this, and all of the rest!   

ed. Dr Andreas Papadakis
 Architectural Design : New Architecture  
 90 1854900293
         A special edition of Architectural Design concentrated on
         'New Architecture' and included an article by Mark Fisher
         on his designs for the 1989 Steel Wheels stage - plus some
         stunning colour photos.

ed. Rolling Stone    
 The Rolling Stones
         A compilation of the main features on the Stones from
         Rolling Stone covering the first interview in 1968 through
         to 1975.   


ed. The Rolling Stones et al. (Loewenstein, Dora; Holland, Jools)
 A Life on the Road
 1998 0670880515   Penguin Studio
         The first-ever Stones' history book made with participation
         by the band, who are credited as editors. Interviews by 
         veteran musician and talk-show host Jools Holland, and 
         editing by longtime associate Loewenstein, accompany 
         exclusive photographs telling the band's touring history.
         (Not reviewed.)

ed. Brian Roylance (& Bill Wyman)
 Blinds and Shutters : The Photographs of Michael Cooper
 1990 0904351378 Genesis    
         A distressingly beautiful book, full of upsettingly unique
         photos at a heart-stopping price.        

         Cooper was the 'court' photographer to the Beatles (he did
         the Sgt. Pepper cover photo) and the Stones (Satanic
         Majesties) and others.  As such these photos are unique.


ed. Jack Scott, Nick Logan
 Greatest Hits : Very Best of NME         
 74 1850371473
         A selection of the best interviews from NME.  Good interview
         with Mick - Roy Carr interviewer.        

ed. Sue Weeks        
 Creative Technology - August 1995        
 95            Haymarket  
         Magazine for hard-core Art techno-freaks...

         This issue has loads on how the computer animated
         spikey Tongue was done for the 1994/5 Voodoo Lounge Tours

 Mick Jagger - Happy Birthday!
 1992 1-873884-13-3
         Publisher: IMP Ltd.  66 pages, paperback, LP-size, no 
         text but about 70 great pics of Mick Jagger from the 
         sixies to the early nineties. (D. Stoermann)

 The Rolling Stones : 24 Posters          
 1983 0862830605
         24 nicely printed pictures (not posters) from the 81 Tour.
         No text.  Marginal value.

 The Rolling Stones Complete
 1981 0860017611
         Collection of words and music to all original Stones
         compositions released from 1963 through 1980.  Separate
         complete lyrics section, and a UK discography through 1980.

         Over 70 photo's, up to and including 1978

 Rolling Stones Stripped: A Trip through the Voodoo Lounge Tour 1994-1995
 1995 1873884419
         Glorified post-tour programme, but with excellent and exciting
         photography from the tour. A few minor itinerary mistakes, but 
         lots of interesting interview snippets (largely 
         taken from Westwood One radio network broadcasts), and respectable
         (if uncompelling) prose which steers clear of the self-absorption 
         that has marred other print documentaries of the Stones on the road.

Felix Aeppli         
 Heart of Stone : The Definitive Rolling Stones Discography
 1985 0876501927
         Well indexed and and as thoroughly researched as a book
         without 'official' backing could be.  Although it is
         extensive and thorough, sources close to the band dismiss
         this book as dreadfully inaccurate.      

         An obvious need exists for an authorized version.

Felix Aeppli
 The Rolling Stones 1962-1995  The Ultimate Guide
 1996 0907872263
         In this high-priced update to his 1985 "Heart of Stone", Aeppli
         attempts to organize the entirety of the Stones' recording, 
         performing, and media history, both as an act and solo artists,  
         into individually numbered entries. Some ill-chosen shortcuts 
         are exercised (e.g., shows without a recording of 
         the goings-on are not itemized, which will lead to extensive 
         renumbering problems if recordings do turn up in the future)
         and some inexplicable (albeit not glaring) omissions also irritate,   
         but overall, the effort to put in one place answers to questions
         about sessions, set lists, tours, official releases, etc. is 
         a massive undertaking, and while other authors may serve an 
         individual topic more thoroughly, no effort here is so shabby 
         that it would justify this book being passed over.   (AR)

Mandy Aftel          
 Death of a Rolling Stone : The Brian Jones Story
 1982 0283989459
         Reasonably good biography of the life and death of Brian.
         Good photo's, and research are spoiled by the author's
         largely uncritical approach to Brian.    

John Aldridge        
 Satisfaction : The Story of Mick Jagger  
 1984 0862761352
         Very good book about the history of the Rolling Stones, plus
         an analysis of the personality of Jagger, explaining how he
         has managed to resolve so many contradictions in his
         character that in the end there seemed to be no
         contradiction (from blurb)

         Great Pix, plus discography.
Steve Appleford
 The Rolling Stones : It's Only Rock N Roll : Song by Song
 1997 0028648994
         Not to be confused with the Karnbach/Bernson book 
         of almost the same name, the organization here is chronolgical, 
         visiting each and every recorded album and EP track. Better
         suited to be a leisurely read than a research-friendly source, 
         despite the promising title. The offerings are largely anecdotal, 
         and sometimes barely say more than "Good song" or "Bad song".
         Though little here is exactly new or earth-shattering, it's
         well written, circumspect, user-friendly and accomplishes what it
         set out to do. Acceptable quota of errors. (AR)

Christopher Andersen 
 Jagger Unauthorised
 1993 0671712098
         Only go for this one if you are a terminal
         completist.  Not the best book in the booklist

Robert Armstrong     
 Rolling Stones
 83 089813109X
         This 31 page children's book provides an overview of the
         Stones' history, their early chart success, the death of
         Brian Jones, the big tours in the early 80's, Tattoo You,
         and so on. 

         Mentions drugs, but not Mars bars.  (SP) 

Atalanta Press       
 The Rolling Stones : Poster Book         
 89 1870049225
         Large format, well printed book of 20 pullout posters.
         Pretty.  For complete-ists only.         

Stephen Barnard      
 The Rolling Stones : Street Fighting Years
 1993 1851708626
         Excellent book.  Despite being so big that it is hernia
         inducing.  Superb photo selection, reproduced with great
         clarity.  The text (not matching the photo's) should be
         read as a series of essays (with flaws).  Photo's arranged
         (seemingly) randomly - but some great ones!

         Grab this book!

Jo Bergman
 The Rolling Stones Blue Book
 ??            ?          
         Jo Bergman's chronology (for the press?) of the Stones
         from 1963 to 1969.  Nice & unusual photo's, even if
         everything is printed in a tasteful blue.

         All text appears in English, French, German & Italian.

Victor Bockris       
 Keith Richards : The Biography
 92 0091743974
         In a field where few serious biographies exist, any gallant
         attempt should be welcomed. But..        

         This book suffers from poor editing, from the (bizarre IMHO)
         view that much of the success of the Stones stems from the
         homo-erotic relationship of Jagger/Richards/Jones.  Later
         parts read as slick cuttings jobs.  I'm glad my copy was a
         half price remainder!

Massimo Bonanno      
 The Rolling Stones Chronicle : The First Thirty Years
 90 0859651355
         Chronologically arranged list of hi-lights and low spots
         from the first 30 years.

         Nice photos, but the number of entries ensures a generally
         shallow approach.  The early years (62/3) are better than
         most books - but still flawed. (Ed. note: an updated version 
         closing at the end of the 1995 tour, instead of 1990, 
         was published in the UK.) 

Massimo Bonanno      
 The Rolling Stones Chronicle : The First Thirty-Five Years
 97 0859652378
         Update includes scheduled tour dates through 1998, 
         but is premature and incorrect as it was rushed to 
         market before the schedules were finalized, and all 
         concerts listed had a chance to be played. Presumably, 
         author has had five years to clear out any errors from the
Stanley Booth        
 Dance With The Devil
 84 0394534883
         US version of 'True Adventures'          

Stanley Booth        
 Keith : Till I Roll Over Dead
 94 0747207704
         Unlike 'True Adventures' which is one of the best & most
         readable books about the Stones, this book is hard going
         at times.  A great disappointment, and few insights into the

         Personal gripe.  Much transcribed verbatim from Keith's odd
         speaking style - fun once, tedious after 50 pages!

Stanley Booth        
 The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones
 85 0434081000
         In 1969 Stanley Booth was granted the rights to put together
         a book about the Stones.  16 years later it came out.  An
         entertaining read, full of racy tales and the like - both
         from the Stones and from the author.     

         How much is true?  Who cares!

         (Extract first published in Granta)      

Marie Cahill         
 The Rolling Stones - A Pictoral History  
 90 1856270351
         Extremely well written, not deep, but complete.  Almost
         entirely accurate, carefully and lovingly composed to
         accommodate the format as best it can.  First class

         Honest effort to gain an interesting captivating mix of
         stock images  and the unfamiliar         

Roy Carr
 The Rolling Stones : An Illustrated Record
 76 0517526417
         Well researched and illustrated retrospective.  Some good
         stuff from the very early years (62/63). 

Terry Carty          
 Tumbling Dice
         1991 UK based attempt to get a fanzine off the ground. After
         7 issues (as of Sept '93) it is too early to judge.

         Enthusiastic and deserving of support.   

         Tumbling Dice, 9 Collingwood Close, Westgate on Sea,
         Kent CT8 8JD  UK

Teresa Celsi         
 The Rolling Stones
 1994 0836230981
         Slim & small (8cm x 10cm, hardback) Stones entry in 
         yet another novelty gift-book series. Chronology 
         stops in 1993, and the discography doesn't even pretend
         to be complete.

         Prose stylish, highlighted quotes well-chosen, photos
         wonderful. But small. Really small. (AR)

Barbara Charone      
 Keith Richards
 79 0708816584
         Quite a well researched biography about one half of the
         Glimmer Twins.  Too uncritical to be of real value.  Access
         to Keith assured some unusual photo's.   

         Updated 1982 version in US.

Alan Clayson         
 Call Up The Groups : The Golden Age of British Beat 62-67
 85 0713715537 Blandford Press
         Catches the development of British pop at the moment the
         Beatles were up and coming, follows the careers of the
         well-known and little-known Beat groups of the First Wave

Ray Connolly         
 Stardust Memories
 83 0907516300
         A compilation of articles previously published in the
         Evening Standard.

         Great articles, great background to The Sixties.  Only does
         2 Beatles - Paul & Ringo, and 2 Stones - Mick & Charlie.

Michael Cooper & Terry Southern
 The Early Stones : Legendary photographs of a band in the ma
 93 0436201372
         A book of Michael Cooper's photo's, with a foreword (and
         comments by Keef) could hardly fail.  This one nearly does.

         Illegible text, poor printing of ace photo's, and even some
         mistakes (P157=questionable).

         However, this is an essential book!      

Gus Coral (& David Hinckley & D Rodman)
 The Rolling Stones : Black & White Blues, 1963
 95 1570361509
         Excellent book of Coral's photos of a date on the 1963 tour
         and of the Stones recording 'I Wanna Be Your Man'.

         Although the text drifts off the point from time to time,
         the photo's are SO GOOD that this book is an absolute

David Dalton         
 The Rolling Stones : The First Twenty Years
 81 0500272611
         Well researched, well produced and illustrated retrospective
         on the Stones.

         Time for an update - the First Thirty Years?

David Dalton         
 The Rolling Stones - An Unauthorized Biography in Words, ...
 72 0825626692
         This is Dalton's first book on The Stones, which he has
         revised several times.  It is loaded with outstanding
         pictures and the text is good.

         Difficult to find.  Worth grabbing.  Thanks to DH for
         finding my copy!  Excellent early-ish book. (DH)

David Dalton & Mick Farren
 Rolling Stones in their own Words        
 1980 0860015416
         One of an extensive series of similar volumes.  Well
         presented collection of quotes - sorted by topic.  Nice
         photo's.  Being quotes it steers clear of the risk of
         bad research!

         (Reissued with some updates in 1985)     

Mary Laverne Dimmick 
 The Rolling Stones - An Annotated Bibliography
 1979 0822933845
         Just what it says, she adds her knowledgable comments about
         the books (etc) listed.  Much less complete than
         'Yesterday's Papers' but more user friendly. (DH)

Tim Dowley
 The Rolling Stones
 1983 0882547348
         There are better books on the list.      

Martin Elliott       
 The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions
 1990 0713721189
         Any book claiming to be 'complete' that is produced without
         access to either the Stones' own sources,  or even Alan
         Klein's, is doomed.  A brave attempt, but flawed.

         Simply demonstrates the need for an authorized version.

Richard Elman        
 Uptight With The Stones
         Short book which documents a small part of their 1972 US
         Tour.  Elman is a good writer but doesn't know that much
         about The Stones.  Extremely difficult to find. DH.

Jon Ewing
 Quote Unquote: The Rolling Stones
 1997 0-517-16029-3  Crescent Books
         The Stones' entry in a mass-market series of books 
         built around the subjects' oral record, a la the 
         "In Their Own Words" paperbacks. Not reviewed. 

Marianne Faithfull (with David Dalton)
 1994 0718136586
         A far better book that I was expecting.  She tells about
         her life & times, not just with the Stones, but before
         and after. 

         Interesting, far from being a superficial kiss-and-tell, and
         worth getting.

         Even debunks the Mars Bar story!         

Nicholas Fitzgerald  
 Brian Jones : The Inside Story of the original Rolling Stone
 1985 0399130616
         Personal memoire of Swingin' Sixties hanger-on to Brian's
         entourage. Vivid portraits of whirlwind escapades in
         Paris, London etc.  Fascinating stuff about life on the

         Despite failings, valuable.  AR.         

Paul Flattery        
 The Illustrated History of Pop
         An excellent treatment of 1950's-1960's British Pop.  Out of
         print since mid-70's, but if you find it (Wise Publishers,
         England) you'll learn all about Dickie Valentine, Adam
         Faith, Helen Shapiro, Cliff Richards, and all the British
         stars whose careers were permanently derailed by the
         Fab Four.  

Chet Flippo          
 It's Only Rock and Roll : My On The Road Adventures with the
                           Rolling Stones
 1985 0312038518
         Long account of Chet's years on the road thru 75, 78 and 79
         with the Stones.  Worthwhile thoughts on the Stones - at
         times thought-provoking, at times funny, as well as accurate
         reportage of life in the big league.     

         Enjoyable and recommended.  Strangely never available in the

Pete Frame
 Rock Family Trees
 1979 0860014142
         This book, an essential part of any book collection, charts
         the evolution of various groups.         

         The Stones are shown linked to the Pretty Things (by Dick
         Taylor) and tenuously to The Kinks.      

         Little on the Beatles.

Pete Frame
 Rock Gazetteer of Great Britain          
 1989 0950540263
         Essential reading for any serious student of UK rock music,
         which of course dominates the world.  Lots of short (often
         witty) paragraphs about rock's famous places the length and
         breadth of the land.

         Could do with an index though!

David Fricke & Robert Sandall
 Rolling Stones : Images of the World Tour 1989-90
 1990 1852830816
         This 'official' photographic record of the tour is very
         disappointing.  The unique access by chosen photographers
         could have and should have produced a better (in every way)

         The photos should all have been dated and the location

Tony Gale & Andy Neil
 The Rolling Stones : Olympic Recording Sessions June 1968
 1994 187388413X
         A slim book of photo's the 1968 One Plus One

         Overpriced, but still nice as the photos seem to capture
         an atmosphere.

Bill German          
 Beggars Banquet
         A semi-official monthly newsletter about the Stones, from a  
         publisher (German) with good access to Ronnie.  Ceased
         publication in 1996. 
         (address was: Beggars Banquet, PO Box 6152, New York, NY 10128) 

Geoffrey Giuliano & Cris Eborn
 Not Fade Away : The Rolling Stones Collection
 1992 1850282161
         An abolutely SUPERB book full of SUPERB illustrations of
         what is (I guess) the second Best Stones Collection - Chris
         Wonderful printing, well composed, incredible value.
         Let down rather by the text - apart from the captions.

Geoffrey Giuliano
 Loose Talk
 1996 [None supplied]
         Issued on compact disc by the 'LaserLight' firm, this 
         'Audio Book on CD' (it has no ISBN, even) is a series of 
         press conferences (saving on copyrights and royalties, no 
         doubt) strung together on the flimsiest pretenses by 
         Giuliano's narration in order to hopefully present a 
         coherent history of the Rolling Stones. Doesn't work, and 
         the audio material is largely widely-distributed, 
         high-profile events like tour announcement press conferences.

John Glatt
 Rage & Roll : Bill Graham & The Selling of Rock
 1993 1559722053
         Bill Graham was allegedly caught pocketing a *lot* of
         money from the Stones' till on the '81 US tour.          
         Based in part on an included interview with Wyman, 
         this bio of Graham explores the tale and its 
         ramifications, among other topics, like a bio of
         the man who created the big rock concert industry 
         as we know it today. Frequent Stones references/anecdotes

Nigel Goodall        
 Jump Up : The Rise of the Rolling Stones : The first 10 Yrs
 1995 1898141088
         The text does not add a great deal to the body of knowledge
         about the Stones.

         The pictures are well selected and printed.

         But, Nigel Goodall should stick to his books on Cliff

Robert Greenfield    
 S T P : A Journey through America with the Rolling Stones
 1974 0841503230
         Very famous book about the 1972 US Tour.  Well written by
         an 'insider'.  How did those boys survive!?
         (Ed. note: Paperback rerelease by UK firm "Helter 
         Skelter" in 1997, ISBN 1-900924-01-3, omits photos
         and the "STP" part of title.)

Bob Gruen
 Crossfire Hurricane: 25 years of the Rolling Stones in the USA
         Another pricey limited edition (1750 copies) from Genesis
         Publications, who report only 10 left available 
         as of October 1998. Photographer Bob Gruen caught 
         the band at work from 1972 to 1997, and presents 350 
         of the resulting photographs alongside his own narrative. 
         (Not reviewed). 
         Publisher website:

Andre Hagedorn       
 It's Only Rock'n'Roll : The Rolling Stones : Dates & Facts
 1990 3927801089
         A German book of dates and facts about the Rolling Stones.

         Cheap printing, nice photo's - but I've not got a clue
         about the text.....  :-)

Jerry Hall (with Christopher Hemphill)
 Jerry Halls' Tall tales
 1985 067150911X
         222 page paperback  - Jerry's autobiography. What you would
         expect.  Lots of inside stuff & photo's.  Good for those
         who like gossip. SW

James Hector
 The Complete Guide to the Music of the Rolling Stones
 1995 0711943036
         One of a series of CD-sized books, this Stones entry 
         intelligently discusses their recorded history, and 
         includes coverage of important issues like flipsides 
         and CD re-releases.  Hector can be overcritical, and 
         tends to take mediocre records personally, but he 
         is well-informed and intelligent, which makes the 
         reading a pleasure.  The pictures are good, and with 
         very few exceptions, each and every track the Stones 
         officially released gets a conmment or two. An alphabetical 
         index of song titles is included. [AR]

Gary Herman          
 Rock'n'Roll Babylon
 1982 0859650413
         Compulsive reading about the seamier side of the life (and
         death) the Rock Greats.

         Not surprisingly the Stones pop up regularly.

Tim Hewat
 Rolling Stones File
         Apparently this is in part the proceedings against
         The Glimmer Twins from the West Sussex Quarter Sessions
         June 27/28/29 1967.  (J Henning).

Clinton Heylin       
 The Great White Wonders : A History of Rock Bootlegs
 1995 014023285O Penguin    
         An accessible history of Rock Bootlegs, starting with the
         first (Dylan) and the second (Stones) - taking a level
         headed look at the (let's face it) illegal industry from
         a range of angles. USA Version - Bootleg: The Secret History
         of The Other Recording Industry.         
         If you are serious about Rock, collect Bootlegs, then this
         for you.   

Mark Hodginson       
 Marianne Faithfull : As Tears Go By      
 1991 0711924015
         An appreciatively critical, not fawning, well written book
         that sets a good standard for others to match.  Not having
         any 'official' approval is both a weakness, and a strength.

         Whatever the flaws, I wish that more Rock Biographies were
         to this high standard.

Dezo Hoffman         
 The Rolling Stones
 ?? 009158311x
         Dezo was a staff photographer with Record Mirror and his
         first assignment to cover the Stones is re-printed  here
         - dated May 1963.

         An excellent book of first class photos from 1963 to the
         early 70's.

Dieter Hoffman       
 Rolling Stones - Das Schwarzbuch         
 1987 3926886005
         The Black Book - bootleg discography with pictures, quality
         ratings etc.  About 600 are listed.  Much, much better than
         Hot Wacks.  DH.
         (Note: Hoffman reissued the Scwarzbuch in 1997, 
         publishing it in a looseleaf binder format to facilitate 
         the regular updates and changes.)

Dieter Hoffman       
 Rolling Stones - Das Weissbuch
 1991 3980248940
         Totally amazing detailed catalogue of Stones (legal)
         releases.  UK, US, Germany, 7, LP, CD.  You name it, it's
         there!  Includes song index.  Expensive (99 DM) but well
         worth it for the serious collectors.  (See also Das
         Schwartzbuch by ther same author)        

A E Hotchner         
 Blown Away : The Rolling Stones and the Death of the Sixties
 90 0671693166
         Less than readable account that draws upon interviews with
         everyone except the Stones.  Interview extracts pasted
         together out of context results in a book with little value.

         One nice photo.

William Hughes       
         Book of the film.  Almost.

Marsha Hunt          
 Real Life  
 1986 0701130261
         Marsha describes life growing up in USA and then her move
         to London, run ins with Mayall, Mick Taylor, Elton John,
         being a cebrity, and then Jagger.        

         Many dropped names, not huge Stones content, but picture
         of Jagger better than most on offer. SP  

Laura Jackson        
 Golden Stone : The Untold Life & Death of Brian Jones
 1994 185685067X
         Hardly untold.  Yet another telling of a familiar tale.

         The promised revelation of the identity of Jones' (alleged)
         killer comes 200 pages into the 228 pages of text.

         Only for completeists.

Laura Jackson
 Heart of Stone - The Unauthorized Life of Mick Jagger
 1997  1-85782-213-7
         Blake Publishing, London. Paperback, 272 pages (not reviewed). 

Tony Jasper          
 The Rolling Stones
 1976 0706405498
         Cuttings job.  Nicely printed selection of photo's.

Philip Kamin & Peter Goddard
 The Rolling Stones : The Last Tour       
 1982 0825301181
         Longish text for little reward. Often pretentious.
         Excellent photos, although the captions are sometimes

James Karnbach & Philip Kamin
 The Rolling Stones : The Last Tour       
 1983 0283989807 Sidgwick & Jackson
         Written by long time Stones authority James Karnbach,
         exciting coverage of shows, many pages of photo's, and
         finally an interview with Ronnie.        

         Plus a breakdown of the performance history of each song
         in the '82 set list.

         (Appeared in USA as "The Rolling Stones In Europe")

James Karnbach & Carol Bernson
 It's Only Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Guide to the Rolling Stones
 1997 0816030359 Facts on File 
         First-ever attempt at a popularly-priced, widely 
         distributed "Ultimate Guide" to the Stones' career 
         activities.  Author is of justified repute, so this, a  
         book beset by gremlins, errors and probably a 1997 tour 
         tie-in deadline, is a bit tragic. The number of blunders 
         about obvious stuff is enough to make one fret about 
         the whole affair, and renders the new data exclusive 
         to these authors hard to consume on faith. Advice: hope 
         for a cleaned-up, second edition. (AR)

Hilary Kay
 Rock'n'Roll Collectables
 1992 185510069X
         Coffee table sized book that draws on Hilary's position as
         THE inventor of the famous Sotheby's memorabilia auctions.
         Some excellent photo's - including one of the alternative
         Pepper drumskin - described as 'in a private collection'
         (Paul has it!)

         Expensive, but buy if remaindered at about half price!

The Kicker Twins     
 The Stones Bible
         Privately published (photocopied) in Germany, this lists
         concerts by city and compares bootleg LP/CD to tapes for
         completeness.  Only 200 copies printed.  DH

Volker Kluge         
 The Rolling Stones - At the Rarest       

         Bootleg discography, mostly obsolete due to the passage
         of time, and Das Schwarzbuch. DH         

June Knight          
 On the Scene : The Rolling Stones        
         Only 36 pages, but packed with good quality early photos.
         Interestingly  Brian follows Mick in the pecking order of
         of the group.....

Sebastian Krüger    
 Rolling Stones Pur
 1990 3923192453 Kunst Der Comics
         (Precis of AM's submission)
         Excellent book of coloured Stones cartoons, if (by all
         accounts) a tad wierd!

         Keith on Krüger : "Very Interesting Work! It must have been
         a good pencil"

Sebastian Krüger    
 1994 3890825052 Edition C, Switzerland
         (Precis of AM's submission)
         Excellent book of coloured Stones cartoons, if (by all
         accounts) a tad wierd.

         Keith on Kruger : "Very Interesting Work! It must have been
         a good pencil"

Sebastian Krüger    
 1996 1-883398-18-5
         [96 pp., pub. Morpheus International]
         A 10.25"x14" full color book of portraits, caricatures, 
         and abstracts of our heroes. The incredible portraits in 
         this book are either taken from popular photos, such as the
         Rolling Stone "No Regrets" Keith cover, or are
         the products of Krüger's great imagination.

         Also in the book are various quotes (in English and German) 
         from the likes of Keith, Mick, Patti, William Burroughs, 
         Harlan Ellison, and others...
         (J. Hodgkins)

Annie Leibovitz & Terry Southern
 The Rolling Stones on Tour
 1978 0906196078
         Beautifully produced and presented book of great photo's
         of the Tour of The Americas '75.         

         A talented photographer with privileged access to the tour
         has captured some great images.  See page 68.

Spencer Leigh & Peter Frame
 Let's Go Down The Cavern - The Story of Liverpool's Merseybeat
 1984 0091585414
         An EXCELLENT book written by Someone Who Was There.  Full of
         detail without being tedious.  Always interesting.  Lots
         of anecdotes and loads of facts.         

         Very good indeed.  Buy it if you see it. 

David Littlejohn     
 The Man Who Killed Mick Jagger
 1977 0671819135
         294 page sleazy novel about a psychopath who stabs Jagger
         to death on stage at Oakland Coliseum in 69.

         'A great read for Stones Fans'.  SW      

Philip Luce          
 The Stones 
 1970 0093051905
         An early attempt at a half-serious account
         of the rise and rise of the Stones.  A historic curio.

         Wonderful cover shot of Charlie          

Sutherland Lyall     
 Rock Sets : The Astonishing Art of Rock Concert Design
 1992 0500276978
         This book details the Stage Set designs of Fisher Park - the
         architects who designed the 'Steel Wheels' and 'Urban Jungle
         stage sets.
         Very high quality photo's and reproduction.  Excellent.

Michael Lydon        
 Rock Folk : Portraits from the Rock'n'Roll Pantheon
         199 page paperback with essays on Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry,
         Smokey Robinson, BB King, Grateful Dead, Joplin, and of
         course the Rolling Stones.

         Stones essay is almost half the book (69 tour) and is a
         good companion to the Stanley Booth book. SW

Chrissie Lytton Cobbold
 Knebworth : Rock Festivals
 1985 0711907749
         Fascinating behind the scenes account of the Knebworth
         Festivals - by the lady of the house!    

         Good account of Stones' appearance (longest ever set?).

Jessica MacPhail     
 Yesterday's Papers : The Rolling Stones in Print 1963-84
 1986 0876502095
         No original text, but a book of lists of books, newspaper
         articles, magazines, and file reviews. Ambitious but flawed
         by the fact that the earliest reference is May 1963 - almost
         a year after the first one.  Dreadful typeface makes this
         book very hard to use.

         An honorable attempt at an impossible task.  A must for all
         serious students.

Gered Mankowitz      
 Satisfaction : The Rolling Stones photos of Gered Mankowitz
 1984 0283991178
         First class book of photo's taken by one of the inner circle
         of favoured photographers from the early years.

Gered Mankowitz      
 Rolling Stones : Masons Yard to Primrose Hill : 1965-1967
 1995 0904351483
         Yet another stunningly produced limited edition (1,750)
         book  from Genesis.  Excellent selection of excellent
         photo's, excellently presented.  First class text about
         Gered's work with the Stones 65-67.      

         All copies autographed by Gered.         

Pearce Marchbank
 The Rolling Stones File
 1976 0-86001-245-X
         Contains music and a few passport-like pages on each Stone.
         Front cover is individual photos from the Black &
         Blue photo session; not to be confused with the 1967 
         book of the same name. (PB)

J Marks
 Mick Jagger : The Singer Not the Song    
 1973 0349122881
         A less than useful bio of Mick.  Everone has a different
         perspective on the Band, this is J Marks'.

Linda Martin         
 The Rolling Stones in Concert
 1982 0617376954
         Text tells you nothing new, but the photos are good - often
         with stunning clarity.

         Suffers, like many books, from badly captioned photos.

Linda McCartney      
 Sixties:  Portrait of an Era
 1992 1855100894
         Linda got her Big Career Break by taking photo's of the
         Stones in New York in 1966.  Nice photo's, nicely printed
         and presented.  Overpriced book.         

         Mind you, it has some superb photo's, including The Best
         Photo Ever of Jimi.

Linda McCartney      
 Linda's Pictures
 1976 0345278151
         Very nice 1976 collection of Linda's photo's.  Worth
         grabbing if you see it as some of the shots are not
         repeated in the 1992 glossy coffee table production.

         Actually quite a nice book!

Linda McCartney      
 Sixties : Portrait of an Era
 1992 1855100894
         Overpriced, but well produced, coffee table book of Linda's
         pictures.  From her early break crashing a Stones session
         in June 1966 through to some intimate photo's with the
         Beatles and her husband.
         Includes The Best Ever Photo of Jimi, and a superb photo
         of the Fabs about to cross Abbey Road.  Accept as a gift,
         or buy if remaindered.

 The Rolling Stones : A visual Documentary
 1994 0711934606
         Even if it is a pretty obvious cash-in on the Voodoo Lounge
         tour hype, it is an excellent book of well printed and
         presented photo's and 'diary' entries.   

         What I'd expect from Miles.

         Buy it.    

 Rolling Stones : An Illustrated Discography
 1980 0860017621
         An ESSENTIAL book for all Stones fans.  An excellent listing
         of the band's records up to 1980 (and thus in need of a new

         Few books on this list are mandatory, this is one!

Philip Norman        
 The Life and Good Times of the Rolling Stones
 1989 0712630384
         A large format photo book, short on text.  Given that Norman
         has written first class books about both the Stones and the
         Fabs, one has to wonder what the point is.

         Only buy of remaindered and very cheap.  

Philip Norman        
 The Stones 
 1984 0552124877
         Pete Townshend writes 'It's a good thing that a writer of
         Philip Norman's class has finally produced a book on The

         Agreed.  Even if this is flawed, and I don't know if it
         really is, too many of the Stones books are very lightweight
         and it is a pleasant change to have one that is actually
         serious and thorough.

Andrew Oldham        
 The Rolling Stones : the Singles Collection
         The re-issued boxed set of Singles (CD has an OK
         book of notes.  Useful notes, more useful for all of the
         words of the songs and the notes about the singles.

Robert Palmer        
 The Rolling Stones
 1983 0722166567
         A well researched and presented book from the publishers
         of Rolling Stone.  Light on text, heavy on pictures.

Tony Palmer (ill. Ralph Steadman)
 Born Under A Bad Sign
 1970 718303036
         Usual 'hard to read' stuff from Palmer.  Book has value
         because it is contemporary, and Palmer moved in the circles
         he writes about.

         Essays about 60's music, musicians and movers...

Jeremy Pascall       
 The Rolling Stones
 1977 0702600156
         (No information - source Melvyl System)  

Guy Peellaert, Nik Cohn
 Rock Dreams : Under the Boardwalk        
 1974 0330240080
         A book of fantasy drawings of The Great Stars in likely and

         unlikely situations.  The Stones are (rather strangely)

         It is said that Jagger was so impressed that this was the
         reason why Peellaert was commissioned to do the cover for
         It's Only Rock'n'Roll.

James Phelge
 Phelge's Stones
 1998 0966433807

 Nankering With the Rolling Stones : The Untold Story of the Early Years 
 2000 1556523734 
         Autobiographical reminiscence by the man who lived in the 
         same dingy rooms as Richards, Jagger and Jones as they 
         successfully clawed their way to the big time, and then 
         drifted further from the center of the storm as it swirled 
         wider and more fiercely. Refreshingly free of self-aggrandizement, 
         doesn't insult anyone's intelligence by trying to infuse the 
         goings-on with metaphysical significance, and a devastatingly 
         funny read to boot. A valuable and unsentimental portrait of 
         the very last days of the band members' existence as normal 
         anonymous folk. 2nd edition issued in 2000 w/ new title. (AR)

John Platt
 London's Rock Routes
 1985 0947795707
         Quite a nice round up of famous rock locations around the
         capital.  A good chapters on the Stones, and the Beatles.

Hans-Ulrich Prost, Gerd Roeckl
 Die Rolling Stones - Die haerteste Rockgruppe der Welt
 (The Rolling Stones - The hardest rockband in the world)
 1982 3-404-60079-7
          For terminal completists only. Foreword from Alexis Korner.
          Includes short biographies, tours, movies and discographie.
          An incomplete Who's who in the world of the Stones 
          distinguished this lightweight book from others.
          220 pages, 16 of it with b/w pictures. (D. Stoermann)

Greg Quill
 The Rolling Stones : 25th Anniversary Tour
 1989 0921458029
         Some neat pictures, but contains factual errors.

Mike Randolph        
 The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus 
 1995 1898422029 Tracks     
         Not to be confused with a book with the identical title
         from the same author (!), this is a smaller "Stones-only"
         special limited (2,000) edition.  Nice photo's.
         Collectors only though!

         It would be nice to see the video/film!  

Mike Randolph        
 The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus 
 1991 157116210X Faber & Faber
         Lovely book of photo's from a famous, but little documented,
         event.  Photo's of all the artists - including some
         great shots of both the Stones, and of Lennon.

         Daft production means that some of the nicer pictures are
         across 2 pages, but to see them means breaking the book!

Terry Rawlings & Keith Badman
 Good Times Bad Times: The Definitive Diary of the Rolling Stones 
 1997 0951720678
         Not Reviewed   

Terry Rawlins        
 Who Killed Christopher Robin : The Truth Behind the Murder
 94 0752209892
         Further exposure to the theory that Brian was murdered.
         Not an easy book to read.

         The theory undermined by some gross errors in the book
         (Witterings being near Roehampton etc)   

         But, buy if remaindered!

The Rolling Stones   
 Concert Programmes
         Any history of any group can only be helped by a study of
         their Concert Programmes.  As the years have passed these
         have progressed from small quick throw-away jobs, to lavish
         well produced (and expensive) souvenirs. 

         Yet another way for the bands to make money.

William Ruhlmann     
 The Rolling Stones
 1993 0861247957 Bison      
         Nicely presented selection of well printed photo's of
         the band, along with a fairly light weight accompanying

         A FAR better book than I was led to believe to expect -
         I guess it to be aimed at the pre-teen market who ask their
         (grand)Parents.... "Who are the Rolling Stones".

Ethan Russell        
 Dear Mr Fantasy
         Many good photo's of the Stones and other bands,
         personalities, etc.  Especially good photo's from 1969
         when he was the official tour photographer. DH.

Tony Sanchez         
 Up and Down with the Rolling Stones : The Inside Story
 1979 0688085156
         'Spanish' Tony's account of several years wheeling and
         dealing with the Stones (mainly Keith).  An interesting read
         because even if 99% is grossly inflated it gives a flavour
         of what life was like with the band during the late 60's to
         early 70's.

         Spanish Tony is immortalised on the (censored) Beggars
         Banquet cover (below Parachute Woman).   

Christopher Sandford 
 Mick Jagger : Primitive Cool
 1994 0575057491

         (Review Under Construction)

Anthony Scaduto      
 Mick Jagger
         Lengthy and detailed look at how Jagger was perceived
         in 1974.   

Carey Schofield      
 1983 0708826156
         A disappointingly lightweight bio of Mick.

Davin Seay
 Mick Jagger : The Story Behind The Rolling Stones
 1993 1559721928
         (Original reviewer's notes abbreviated by Carter to...)

         'There is some stunningly inept writing here, apart from
         subject matter.  Makes the head spin.'   

         For completeists only

Marianne Sinclair    
 Those Who Died Young : Cult Heroes of the 20th Century
         Inevitably a mention of Brian Jones (& Keith gets mentioned
         in the Gram Parson's bit). (JHenning).

Mandy Smith (with A Coulson & I Millar)
 It's All Over Now
 1993 1857820827
         Kiss and Tell.

         Miss Smith was the much publicised teen-bride of Bill.
         The marriage did not last much longer than the Steel Wheels
         & Urban Jungle Tours.

         This is her version of events.

Sean Smith & Dale Lawrence 
 Stone Me! 
 1999 1-84018-084-6 
         Paperback quiz book with trivia questions, crosswords, 
         etc. Mixture of questions fit for aficionados with 
         ones which could make amateurs feel smart, too. 
         (Not reviewed).     

Mick St Michael      
 Keith Richards in His Own Words          
 1994 071193634X Omnibus    
         Disappointing collection of tertiary quotes from Keith
         along with equally disappointing pictures.  (JO'Sullivan)

         For completists only.

Wilfred Stember      
 The Rolling Stones : Collectors File 2   
         A stirling attempt by a German fan to list all shows,
         albums, recordings etc.

         Yet another book to compare with other similar and worry and
         wonder about the differences.

         Come on Bill, do the decent thing and publish YOUR database!

George Tremlett      
 Rock Gold : The Music Millionares        
 1990 0044405480
         Although in parts a bit like an economics text book, it
         is a surprisingly readable account of where (and how) the
         MONEY goes.

         Could have done with a harder editor - but worthwhile

George Tremlett      
 The Rolling Stones Story
 1974 0860071286
         Tory Ex-GLC Councillor does a mean job with a cuttings

Andre Verdet and Bill Wyman
 Chagall's World
 1984 0385193246
         When a book of an interview with Chagall was to be published
         who better than to do the photo's than (then) near neighbour
         Bill Wyman.

         Nice book. 

Sue Weiner & Lisa Howard
 The Rolling Stones : A-Z
 1983 0711905495
         Encyclopedia format of a paragraph about people, songs and
         the like to do with the band.  Helpful in settling disputes.

         3000 entries ensures brevity of each entry.

Welch, Chris
 The Rolling Stones
 1994 1858680697
         Part of a mass-market 'CD book' series, the publishers
         at least chose a competent and knowledgeable author
         to pen the Stones' history. Welch, with much industry experience 
         and a KR interview from '77 under his belt, writes an 
         engaging and lively (if compact) history with some unorthodox
         but at least well-informed views on the Stones' history and output.
         Great photos. Sloppy discography/summary for the appendix.

Timothy White        
 Rock Lives : Profiles & Interviews       
 1990 0805013962
         Interviews  & profiles of everyone from Robert Johnson
         to Prince, taking in Keith on the way.   

         'There's really only one song in the whole world and
         probably Adam and Eve hummed it to each other....'. SP.

Ron Wood (with Bill German)
 The Works  
 1988 0006373542
         Ronnie's short autobiography.  Also has a paragraph or two
         about his influences.

         Lightweight, but the sketches are nice.  

Ron Wood
 Wood on Canvas: Every Picture Tells a Story
 1998 Genesis Publications
         A very pricey (192 English pounds), numbered limited 
         edition (2,500) collection of Ron Wood's artwork. Like "The
         Works", includes narration and tales from Wood.
         Forewords provided by Mick and Keith. Includes a bonus
         audio CD with two tracks unavailable elsewhere. Not Reviewed.
         Publisher website:

Bill Wyman
 Chagall's World

Bill Wyman
 Stone Alone : The Story of a Rock'n'Roll Band
 1990 0670828947
         Bill's own account of the band's story up to the 1969 Hyde
         Park concert.  A surprisingly absorbing read, despite the
         great detail.  Although Ray Coleman did edit the book, it
         was written by The Man himself and was reportedly cut down
         from 300,000 words. Deals with interraction with Beatles.

         Essential.  How long will we have to wait for Volume 2 (in

Bill Wyman
 Wyman Shoots Chagall
         According to pre-publishing hype, this author-signed limited
         edition (1500 copies) "will present the portrait photography 
         and extensive reminiscences of the former Rolling Stone Bill 
         Wyman." Finding himself neighbors with Marc Chagall in the 
         South of France in the 70s, Wyman took lots of pictures of
         the man and shows them here. "Bill has also provided a candid 
         and humorous commentary to accompany the pictures, reflecting at
         length on his friendship with Chagall, life as a Rolling Stone on
         the road and in the South of France,  and his long-term love of
         photography." Initial edition also includes an exclusive 
         8-track CD of solo material recorded by Wyman in the early 80s.
         Not reviewed.
         Publisher website:

Nico Zentgraf
 Complete Works Vol. I    1962-1975
         Covering the years 1962 to 1975, Zentgraf meticulously records 
         all appearances by the Rolling Stones together or alone: 
         television shows, concerts, recording sessions; nothing escapes 
         the relentless cataloguing. Published by Stoneware Publishing, 
         a private publisher in Germany specializing in Stones'
         books, copies of this book from an unfortunate press run 
         (beset with smudges) are still available directly from them.   
         Not reviewed.

Nico Zentgraf
 Complete Works Vol. II   1976-1986
         This 'sequel' to "Complete Works Vol. 1", covering 
         1976-1986, is no longer available. Like Volume I, 
         published by Stoneware. Not reviewed.

      Special note from outgoing editor Stephen Carter  (12/95)

This message should reach you as the header to a new version of 
the Books FAQ.  This version incorporates a number of changes:

*    I have gone through the text very carefully, and there are 
     many fewer silly typo's than there once were.

*    The list is in fact generated from a database on my home 
     personal computer - a getting-rather-old Atari.  Previously 
     I had two databases - one for each of the two rather good 
     bands.  This meant a rather large amount of duplication 
     (etc), so I have now merged the two, and re-categorised some 
     entries around a schema of Beatles, Stones, Both and 
     General.  The Beatles FAQ is the total less Stones, and vice 

*    Necessarily some text had to be tinkered with to make sense.

*    I have edited some text entries - see later.

Those are the changes.

In doing the above, one thing that 'drove me' was the need to 
EDIT the text to make it less 'informal' - and in some cases to 
remove what may have been read as libel!  The increasingly 
litigous nature of the Internet has forced me to do  this.  A 
couple of years ago it may have been OK to describe a book as 
"Dreadful" - perhaps no longer?

I have been doing the Stones list for 3 years, and the Beatles 
one for (?) 5 - this will be my last one.  The main reasons for 
giving this up are:

*    The litigous nature of the Internet (above)

*    I was, and am, more than happy to do this job out of the 
     kindness of my heart.  I do this for the next guy/girl - and 
     she/he does a similar turn for me (or the next person).  But 
     I deeply resent the growing commercialisation of this aspect 
     of the Interent - so the fact that someone may have taken a 
     copy of this FAQ (largely, but not uniquely, my own work) 
     and is selling it on a CD offends me most profoundly.  I am 
     happy to *give* the fruits of my labours to my friends, but 
     I'm not prepared to permit someone else to sell it for their 

*    It is a lot of work in all.  It is someone else's turn - so 
     I freely give this text to the community and only ask that 
     while it still applies, my input is noted somewhere.  (If 
     future FAQ maintainers can take Atari Superbase files, then 
     they can have the original database copied - or in due 
     course I expect I'll have a more industry standard version 
     which I'll make available.

*    I want to use the database for my own purposes - basically 
     as a catalogue of my own book collection - which extends the 
     scope of the FAQ a tad too far.

It has been fun, and I **DO** want to hear about any new (or 
discovered old) books - but as a user and not a FAQ maintainer.

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              Part Four
              The Rolling Stones -- Abbreviated Discography

              Version 7.02
              February 2000 (last update October 1999)

 COPYRIGHT 1994-2000 (c) Anthony J. Rzepela (editor)

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This discography 

1) lists the Rolling Stones' original long-play and EP releases issued 
   in either the UK or United States, sorted by release date.   

   Those DECCA LP releases of the 60s which were unique to the UK, 
   in either title or configuration, are underlined in Eastward-pointing 
   arrows: ">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"

   Those London LP releases which were unique to the US, in either 
   title or configuration, use Westward-pointing arrows: "<<<<<<<<<<<<<"

   From "Their Satanic Majesties' Request" on, the British and American 
   releases of previously unreleased material on LPs were congruent, with 
   the exception of "Metamorphosis" (1975). 

2) discusses the Rolling Stones on Compact Disc (search forward
   in this document for the text "CDs, CDs, CDs"). This section 
   answers the following questions:

    Who issues them? 
    When did they come out? 
    What are they like? 
    What do I need minimally for a "complete" Rolling Stones collection on CD?
    What about stereo versions of early Stones tracks? 

   (The detail work on this last question was done by Chris M. 
3) lists songs that were officially sanctioned and available at 
   some point, but never made it to any EP or LP in the UK or US 
   (search forward in this document for the text "Flipsides and 

Concerning comprehensiveness: 

  We have declined to catalogue out-of-print compilations that do
  not have unique content unavailable elsewhere. 

  Some compilations, such as those which started 
  appearing in Europe in the seventies, may have filled 
  important gaps in European collections at the time 
  they were released, but the fact is that with only 
  a few exceptions, any track that was on those records 
  is now available somewhere on Compact Disc, small variations of 
  individual versions of a title notwithstanding. 

  * 2 tracks (plus an intro) from the 1965 UK EP "Got LIVE if you want it!"   
  * 6 tracks released on "Rest of the Best", a 1984 German box set

  These tracks appeared on now out-of-print European compilations, but 
  have still to make it to CD.

  We have also declined, at this point in time, to exhaustively catalogue 
  those small variations on the same track between different LP releases. 
  While some variations are indeed significant, and some versions still
  have not appeared on a legitimate Compact Disc in any country, we feel the 
  omissions do not prevent the document from being a useful resource. 
  With the specific exception above, compilations stay on the list as 
  long as they either stay in print, or offer something found on no 
  other EP or LP. 

This discography/FAQ-section is maintained by Anthony J. Rzepela 

Helps, hints, corrections, suggestions, and, where noted, 
some more substantial contributions were graciously provided 

     Jens Backlund            (
     Stephen D. Carter        (
     Glen Cassan              ( 
     Dave Heller
     Michael Honig            (
     Chris M.                 ( 
     Luke Pacholski           (
     Pablo Roufogalis         (formerly
     John Rutherford          (
     Mark C. Walters          (

Special mention goes to John Rutherford for detailed 
info about promo singles, and Chris M. for info about promo CDs 
and officially released stereo versions from the early 1960s.  


Aeppli, Felix                 "The Ultimate Guide 1962-1995"
                                               ISBN: 0907872263
Hoffman, Dieter               "Das Weissbuch"  ISBN: 3980248940
Wyman, Bill (w/ Ray Coleman)  "Stone Alone"    ISBN: 0670828947


 The Rolling Stones (EP)                  (17-Jan-1964)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>            PROD: Impact Sound

     Bye Bye Johnny / Money (That's What I Want) // You Better  Move  On  /
     Poison Ivy

     NB: Rereleased on vinyl in 1982;  Other  sources  for  these  tracks:
         "December's Children" (track 3); German compilations  "20  Super
         Hits" & "Heartbreakers", and the UK  compilation  "Slow  Rollers"
         (track 3);  "More  Hot  Rocks"  (1,2,  and  4);  German  vinyl
         compilation "Around and Around" (1,3, and 4); German "The Rolling
         Stones Story" (entire EP).

 The Rolling Stones                       (17-Apr-1964)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>                 PROD: Oldham/Eric Easton/Arr. Stones

     Route 66 / I Just Wanna Make Love To You / Honest I Do / Mona (I  Need
     You Baby) / Now I've Got a Witness / Little By Little //  I'm  a  King
     Bee / Carol / Tell Me / Can I Get A Witness / You Can Make It  If  You
     Try / Walking the Dog

     NB: To duplicate this track lineup with US releases, take US lp debut
         ("England's Newest Hitmakers"), remove "Not Fade Away",  and  add
         "Mona" (found on 3rd US LP/CD, "Now!") and replace "Tell Me" with
         the "long" version of it, not found on any US CDs. Long "Tell Me"
         was on the 11-LP box set from Mobile Fidelity in 1984, but on  no
         other US release.

 England's Newest Hit Makers              (01-May-1964)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<        PROD: Oldham/Eric Easton/Arr. Stones

     Not Fade Away / Route 66 / I Just Want to Make Love to You / Honest  I
     Do / Now I've Got a Witness / Little By Little // I'm  a  King  Bee  /
     Carol / Tell Me / Can I get A Witness / You Can Make it if You  Try  /
     Walking the Dog

     NB: Then-manager Eric Easton's co-producer credits have been  removed
         from CD reissue. To duplicate this release's track listings, take
         UK lp debut, remove "Mona", and  add  "Not  Fade  Away"  and  the
         "short" US album version of "Tell Me" (both found on  the  German
         "More Hot Rocks" CD).

 Five by Five (EP)                        (14-Aug-1964)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>                  PROD: Oldham/Impact/Arr. Stones

     If You Need  Me  /  Empty  Heart  /  2120  South  Michigan  Avenue  //
     Confessin' the Blues / Around and Around

     NB: Vinyl rereleased 1982; all 5 tracks  can  be  found  on  American
         LP/CD "12 X 5"; a longer/complete version of track 3 ("2120 South
         Michigan Avenue") appears nowhere except the  German  compilation
         "Around and Around", which was included in toto in  the  box  set
         "The Rolling Stones Story" - also vinyl, also out of print.

 12 x 5                                   (24-Oct-1964)
 <<<<<<                             PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Around and Around / Confessin' the Blues / Empty Heart / Time Is on My
     Side / Good Times Bad Times / It's All Over Now // 2120 South Michigan
     Avenue / Under The Boardwalk / Congratulations / Grown Up Wrong  /  If
     You Need Me / Susie Q

     NB: includes all of the "5 X 5" UK EP, four tracks from the second UK
         LP ("No.2"), and 3 tracks taken from singles/compilations:  "It's
         All Over Now", "Good Times Bad Times", and "Congratulations"

 No. 2                                    (16-Jan-1965)
 >>>>>                              PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Down Home Girl / You Can't Catch Me
     / Time Is On My Side / What A Shame / Grown Up Wrong // Down The  Road
     Apiece / Under the Boardwalk / I Can't Be Satisfied / Pain In My Heart
     / Off The Hook / Suzie Q

     NB: To duplicate, start with US LP "Now!", and add (from  "12  x  5")
         "Time Is On My Side",  "Susie  Q",  "Under  the  Boardwalk",  and
         "Grown Up Wrong"; and finally (from  "More  Hot  Rocks")  use  "I
         Can't  Be  Satisfied".  Tracks  4,5,7  and  9  are  in   true
         channel-separated stereo on the Japanese CD issue of this title.

 Now!                                     (13-Feb-1965)
 <<<<                               PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Down Home Girl / You Can't Catch Me
     / Heart of Stone / What a Shame / Mona (I Need you Baby) //  Down  the
     Road Apiece / Off the Hook / Pain in My Heart / Oh Baby (We Got a Good
     Thing Goin') / Little Red Rooster / Surprise, Surprise

     NB: To duplicate, take UK LP "No. 2", delete tracks 4,6,8,9,12, and
         add "Mona" (from first UK LP), "Heart of Stone" and "Oh Baby" (UK
         version of "Out of Our Heads"), "Little Red  Rooster"  (UK  "High
         Tide and Green Grass"), and "Surprise, Surprise"  (a  flipside).
         Track 1 claims to be 2:57 on the CD, but is actually 5:00, except
         on the correct Jap. issue.

 Got LIVE if you want it! (EP)            (11-Jun-1965)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>      PROD: Oldham/Impact/Arr. Stones

     We Want the Stones / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love  /  Pain  in  My
     Heart / Route 66 // I'm Moving On / I'm Alright

     NB: Vinyl rereleased 1982; all  tracks  are  on  German  compilations
         "Rest of the Best", "Collectors  Only",  and  "Legends  of  Rock"
         (vinyl  only,  all  3  out  of  print;  "LoR"  track  listing  is
         inaccurate - entire EP is definitely included in toto); Tracks 4
         and 5 can be found on "December's Children"; track  6  is  on  US
         version of "Out of Our Heads";

 Out of Our Heads                         (30-Jul-1965)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<                   PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Mercy Mercy / Hitch Hike / The Last Time / That's How Strong  My  Love
     Is / Good Times / I'm Alright // Satisfaction / Cry To Me / The  Under
     Assistant West Coast Promotion Man / Play With Fire / The  Spider  and
     the Fly / One More Try

     NB: Features "I'm Alright" from the UK EP "Got Live if you want  It".
         To duplicate using UK releases, use also the UK version  of  "Out
         of Our Heads"; the singles "Satisfaction", "The Last  Time",  and
         "Play  With  Fire";  "One  More  Try"  (found  on  the  1971   UK
         compilation "Stone Age"); and "Spider and the Fly" (flipside  to
         the UK "Satisfaction" single)

 Out of Our Heads                         (24-Sep-1965)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>                   PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     She Said Yeah / Mercy Mercy / Hitch-Hike / That's How Strong  My  Love
     Is / Good Times / Gotta Get Away // Talkin 'Bout You / Cry To Me /  Oh
     Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin') / Heart of Stone / The Underassistant
     West Coast Promotion Man / I'm Free

     NB: To duplicate this UK  issue,  Americans  need  "She  Said  Yeah",
         "Gotta Get Away",  "Talkin  About  You",  "I'm  Free"  (all  from
         "December's Children"), "Heart of  Stone"  and  "Oh  Baby"  (from
         "Now!"), and the US "Out of Our Heads"

 December's Children                      (04-Dec-1965)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<                PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     She Said Yeah / Talkin' About You / You Better Move  On  /  Look  What
     You've Done / The Singer not the Song / Route 66  //  Get  Off  of  My
     Cloud / I'm Free / As Tears Go By / Gotta Get Away  /  Blue  Turns  To
     Grey / I'm Moving On

     NB: Tracks 6 & 12 are taken from the UK "Got LIVE if You Want It" EP;
         To duplicate, Britons can find tracks 1,2,8, and 10 on  the  UK
         version of "Out of Our Heads". Compilations, singles,  or  buying
         the US CD outright are the only way to cull tracks 3,4,5,7,9,11;
         German CD based on mono version of old US LP lineup.

 Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)     (02-Apr-1966)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Satisfaction / The Last Time / As Tears Go By / Time Is on My  Side  /
     It's All Over Now / Tell Me // 19th Nervous Breakdown / Heart of Stone
     / Get Off of My Cloud / Not Fade Away / Good Times, Bad Times  /  Play
     With Fire

     NB: compilation

 Aftermath                                (15-Apr-1966)
 >>>>>>>>>                          PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Mother's Little Helper / Stupid Girl / Lady Jane / Under  My  Thumb  /
     Doncha Bother Me / Goin' Home // Flight 505 / High and Dry  /  Out  of
     Time / It's Not Easy / I Am Waiting / Take it or Leave It  /  Think  /
     What To Do

     NB: To duplicate this Euro-config, Americans  need  "Mother's  Little
         Helper","Take It or Leave It", "Lady Jane", "Out of  Time"  (all
         found on US compilation "Flowers"), and "What To  Do"  (from  the
         double-disc "More Hot Rocks"); for the correct, long version  of
         "Out of Time", (5:36) the only US release was  the  vinyl  Mobile
         Fidelity box set in 1984.

 Aftermath                                (02-Jul-1966)
 <<<<<<<<<                          PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Paint It, Black / Stupid Girl / Lady Jane / Under My  Thumb  /  Doncha
     Bother Me / Think // Flight 505 / High and Dry / It's Not Easy / I  am
     Waiting / Going Home

     NB: "Paint It, Black" is the only title here not also on the European

 Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)     (04-Nov-1966)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? /  Paint  It,
     Black / It's All Over Now / The Last Time / Heart of Stone / Not  Fade
     Away / Come On // Satisfaction / Get Off of My Cloud / As Tears Go  By
     / 19th Nervous Breakdown / Lady Jane / Time Is On My Side / Little Red

     NB: Several tracks appear on UK LongPlayer for the first  time  ever:
         US LPs had by this point already included "Little  Red  Rooster",
         "The Last Time", "Not Fade Away", "Satisfaction", "It's All  Over
         Now", "Paint It, Black" & "Get Off of my Cloud".

 Got LIVE if you Want it!                 (10-Dec-1966)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<           PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham

     Under My Thumb / Get Off of My Cloud / Lady Jane /  Not  Fade  Away  /
     I've Been Loving You Too Long / Fortune Teller // The Last Time / 19th
     Nervous Breakdown / Time is On My Side / I'm Alright / Have  You  Seen
     you Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? / Satisfaction

     NB: Poorly recorded; several tracks are just studio  recordings  with
         canned audience on top (esp. track 5). ABKCO's "Digital Remaster"
         from the mid-80s uses a different version  of  "Under  My  Thumb"
         from the original London release; UK customers got tracks 1,3,5,
         6,9, and 12 in 1971, on the compilation "Gimme Shelter"

 Between the Buttons                      (20-Jan-1967)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>                PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Yesterday's Papers / My Obsession / Back Street Girl  /  Connection  /
     She Smiled Sweetly / Cool, Calm and Collected // All Sold Out / Please
     Go Home / Who's Been Sleeping Here? / Complicated / Miss Amanda  Jones
     / Something Happened to Me Yesterday

     NB: Last non-compilation album produced by  Andrew  Loog  Oldham;  US
         release can be duplicated  by  starting  with  this,  and  adding
         singles "Let's Spend the Night Together" and "Ruby Tuesday",  and
         dropping tracks 8 and 3.

 Between the Buttons                      (11-Feb-1967)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<                PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Let's Spend the Night Together / Yesterday's Papers / Ruby  Tuesday  /
     Connection / She Smiled Sweetly / Cool, Calm,  and  Collected  //  All
     Sold Out / My Obsession / Who's Been Sleeping Here?  /  Complicated  /
     Miss Amanda Jones / Something Happened to Me Yesterday

     NB: last album produced by Oldham; to get UK release, drop tracks  1,
         3, and add "Please Go Home" and "Back Street  Girl"  (both  found

 Flowers                                  (15-Jul-1967)
 <<<<<<<                            PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Ruby Tuesday / Have You  Seen  your  Mother,  Baby,  Standing  in  the
     Shadow? / Let's Spend the Night Together / Lady Jane / Out Of  Time  /
     My Girl // Backstreet Girl / Please Go Home / Mother's Little Helper /
     Take it Or Leave It / Ride On, Baby / Sittin' on a Fence

     NB: A US compilation containing  3  single  sides,  6  UK-version  LP
         tracks (2 from "Between the Buttons",  and  4  from  "Aftermath")
         plus 2 tracks which remain unavailable today elsewhere on CD ("My
         Girl" and "Ride On Baby"). and one track ("Sittin' on a  Fence")
         which can now be found on "Through the Past Darkly" (UK version),
         and also on "More Hot Rocks".

 Their Satanic Majesties' Request         (09-Dec-1967)
 ================================   PROD: Rolling Stones

     Sing This All Together / Citadel / In Another Land / 2000 Man  /  Sing
     This All Together (see what happens) // She's a Rainbow / The  Lantern
     / Gomper / 2000 Light Years from Home / On With the Show

     NB: First album not produced by Andrew  Loog  Oldham;  1st  and  only
         album  to  be  produced  by  'Rolling  Stones';  1st  album  with
         identical track listings on either side of  the  Atlantic  Ocean.
         Last LP to have an American  Mono  version.  Super-short  "promo"
         versions of tracks 6 and 9 briefly appeared commercially on a  US
         7" rerelease with 5N-906 etched in groove.

 Beggar's Banquet                         (07-Dec-1968)
 ================                   PROD: Jimmy Miller

     Sympathy For the Devil / No Expectations /  Dear  Doctor  /  Parachute
     Woman / Jig-Saw Puzzle // Street Fightin' Man / Prodigal Son  /  Stray
     Cat Blues / Factory Girl / Salt of the Earth

     NB: First album produced by Jimmy Miller.  DECCA banned  use  of  the
         original "toilet & graffiti" cover, which was later used  on  the
         ABKCO rerelease in 1986 on lp and CD. NB: an alternate version of
         "Street Fighting Man" was only on the earliest pressings  of  the
         US 7-inch.

 Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. (12-Sep-1969)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones

     Jumping Jack Flash / Mother's Little Helper / 2000  Light  Years  From
     Home / Let's Spend the Night Together / You Better Move On /  We  Love
     You // Street Fightin'  Man  /  She's  A  Rainbow  /  Ruby  Tuesday  /
     Dandelion / Sittin' On a Fence / Honky Tonk Women

     NB: Compilation; dedicated to Brian Jones, dead two months earlier

 Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. (13-Sep-1969)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<PROD: (various)

     Paint It Black / Ruby Tuesday / She's a Rainbow / Jumpin' Jack Flash /
     Mother's Little Helper / Let's Spend the Night Together // Honky  Tonk
     Women  / Dandelion / 2000 Light Years from home / Have you  Seen  Your
     Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow? / Street Fighting Man

     NB: Compilation; dedicated to Brian Jones, dead two months earlier

 Let it Bleed                             (06-Dec-1969)
 ============                       PROD: Jimmy Miller

     Gimme Shelter / Love In Vain / Country Honk / Live With Me  /  Let  It
     Bleed // Midnight Rambler / You Got The Silver  /  Monkey  man  /  You
     Can't Always Get What You Want

     NB: first LP to feature Mick Taylor, Brian Jones'  replacement;  last
         ever Stones' record to be issued with  a  commercially  available
         alternate mono version, anywhere in the world (there  was  a  UK,
         but no US, mono release); first ever album to NOT have an A-side
         single issued

 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!                     (01-Sep-1970)
 ====================               PROD: Stones/Glyn Johns

     Jumpin' Jack Flash / Carol / Stray Cat Blues / Love in Vain / Midnight
     Rambler // Sympathy for the Devil / Live with Me /  Little  Queenie  /
     Honky Tonk Women / Street Fighting Man

     NB: live (with generous overdubs/editing); recorded on the 1969 tour
         in New York City  and  Baltimore,  MD;  last  non-compilation  LP
         issued for DECCA/London/ABKCO;  subsequent  new  Stones  releases
         would be on Rolling Stones Records ("tongue" label)

 Sticky Fingers                           (23-Apr-1971)
 ==============                     PROD: Jimmy Miller

     Brown Sugar / Sway / Wild Horses / Can't You Hear Me  Knockin'  /  You
     Gotta Move // Bitch / I Got the Blues / Sister Morphine / Dead Flowers
     / Moonlight Mile

     NB: Notorious 'zipper' cover, designed by Andy Warhol, was banned  in
         Spain, where a sick "severed finger" motif was used instead,  and
         a  live  "Let  it  Rock"  replaced  the   objectionable   "Sister
         Morphine". US 7" version of "Sway" (the B-side to "Wild  Horses")
         is different. "Original packaging" rereleases on CD by Virgin  in
         1994 and 1999. EMI audiophile vinyl rerelease in UK in 1998. 

 Hot Rocks 1964 - 1971                    (01-Jan-1972)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<              PROD: (various)

     Time is on My Side / Heart of Stone / Play With Fire / Satisfaction  /
     As Tears Go By / Get Off My Cloud // Mother's  Little  Helper  /  19th
     Nervous Breakdown / Paint It, Black / Under My Thumb / Ruby Tuesday  /
     Let's Spend the Night Together // Jumping Jack Flash / Street Fighting
     Man / Sympathy for the Devil / Honky Tonk Women  /  Gimme  Shelter  //
     Midnight Rambler (Live) / You Can't Always Get What You Want  /  Brown
     Sugar / Wild Horses

     NB: Compilation; finally issued in Europe in  1990;  German  CD  uses
         superior   masters,   including   *true*   stereo   versions   of
         "Satisfaction" and "Paint it, Black". An exremely limited 1st run
         of the US vinyl had alternate versions of the last two tracks, as
         they were originally heard in the 1970 film "Gimme Shelter".

 Exile On Main St.                        (01-May-1972)
 =================                  PROD: Jimmy Miller

     Rocks Off / Rip This Joint / Hip Shake / Casino Boogie / Tumbling Dice
     // Sweet Virginia / Torn & Frayed / Sweet Black Angel / Loving Cup  //
     Happy / Turd on the Run / Ventilator Blues / Just Wanna See His Face /
     Let It Loose // All Down the Line / Stop Breaking Down / Shine a Light
     / Soul Survivor

     NB: The only double-LP of new studio work issued by the  group  until
         1994's "Voodoo Lounge". 20-bit  digital  remaster  CD  issued  by
         Virgin records June, 1994. An alternate version of "All Down  the
         Line" appears as the B-side to "Happy" on several pressing runs.
         "Original packaging" rerelease October, 1999. 

 More Hot Rocks                           (01-Dec-1972)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<                     PROD: (various)

     Tell Me / Not Fade Away / The Last Time / It's All  Over  Now  /  Good
     Times Bad Times / I'm Free // Out of Time / Lady Jane / Sittin'  On  a
     Fence / Have You Seen You Mother,  Baby,  Standing  in  the  Shadow  /
     Dandelion / We Love You // She's a Rainbow /  2000  Light  Years  From
     Home / Child of the Moon / No Expectations / Let It Bleed //  What  To
     Do / Money / Come On / Fortune Teller / Poison Ivy / Bye Bye Johnnie /
     I Can't Be Satisfied / Long Long While

     NB: Eventually  issued  in  Europe  1990;  a  compilation   including
         previously unavailable UK flipsides and LP  tracks.  European  CD
         has a different track order and a version of "Poison  Ivy"  STILL
         not out anywhere in US. Original US vinyl has a  _third_  version
         of it. Unavailable on CD anywhere else: tracks 19,  21,  22,  23.
         Track 7 is short "US LP" version.

 Goat's Head Soup                         (31-Aug-1973)
 ================                   PROD: Jimmy Miller

     Dancing With Mr. D / 100 Years Ago / Coming Down Again / Doo  Doo  Doo
     Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) / Angie // Silver Train  /  Hide  Your  Love  /
     Winter / Can You Hear the Music / Star Star

     NB: "censored" version of "Star Star" available only  on  initial  US
         vinyl pressings, distributed by WEA. 20-bit digital  remaster  CD
         issued by Virgin Records June 1994.

 It's Only Rock 'n' Roll                  (01-Oct-1974)
 =======================            PROD: Glimmer Twins

     If You Can't Rock Me / Ain't Too Proud to Beg /  It's  Only  Rock  and
     Roll / Till the Next Goodbye / Time Waits for No One // Luxury / Dance
     Little Sister / If You Really Want to Be My Friend / Short and Curlies
     / Fingerprint File

     NB: First album produced by the 'Glimmer Twins'; between-track timing
         on the CD noticeably "off" from the  vinyl  on  "side  one";  The
         B-side to the single of the  title  track  ("Through  the  Lonely
         Nights") still appears on no compilations or CDs officially.  The
         20-bit digital remaster was issued by Virgin/EMI in June 1994.

 Metamorphosis                            (01-Jun-1975)
 <<<<<<<<<<<<<                      PROD: (various)

     Out of Time / Don't Lie To Me / Each and Everyday of the Year /  Heart
     of Stone / I'd Much Rather be With  the  Boys  /  (Walkin'  thru  the)
     Sleepy City / Try a Little Harder // I Don't Know Why / If you Let  Me
     / Jiving Sister Fanny / Downtown Suzie / Family / Memo From  Turner  /
     I'm Going Down

     NB: poorly selected compilation of  outtakes  from  the  Klein  years
         (early sixties to 1970)

 Metamorphosis (uk)                       (01-Jun-1975)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>                 PROD: (various)

     Out of Time / Don't Lie To Me / Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind  /
     Each and Every Day of the Year / Heart of Stone / I'd Much  Rather  Be
     with the Boys / (Walkin' through the) Sleepy City / We're Wastin' Time
     / Try A Little Harder // I Don't Know Why / If You  Let  Me  /  Jiving
     Sister Fanny / Downtown Suzie / Family / Memo From Turner / I'm  Going

 Made In the Shade                        (06-Jun-1975)
 =================                  PROD: (various)

     Brown Sugar / Tumbling Dice / Happy  /  Dance  Little  Sister  /  Wild
     Horses // Angie / Bitch / It's Only Rock 'n Roll / Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo
     (Heartbreaker) / Rip This Joint

     NB: compilation; Briefly available as a CD under Sony and EMI. Virgin
         Records still have not put a version out on disc.

 Black and Blue                           (01-Apr-1976)
 ==============                     PROD: Glimmer Twins

     Hot Stuff / Hand Of Fate / Cherry Oh  Baby  /  Memory  Motel  //  Hey,
     Negrita / Melody / Fool To Cry / Crazy Mama

     NB: first new album released  with  Ron  Wood  as  a  member.  20-bit
         digital remaster CD, issued by Virgin/EMI 6/94, said to have  one
         or two tracks with longer fades.

 Love You Live                            (23-Sep-1977)
 =============                      PROD: Glimmer Twins

     Intro/Honky Tonk Women / If You Can't Rock Me/Get Off My Cloud / Happy
     / Hot Stuff / Star Star // Tumbling Dice  /  Fingerprint  File  /  You
     Gotta Move / You Can't Always Get What  You  Want  //  Mannish  Boy  /
     Crackin' Up / Little Red Rooster / Around and Around // It's Only Rock
     and Roll / Brown Sugar / Jumping Jack Flash / Sympathy for the Devil

     NB: live double LP; recorded in Paris 1976, Toronto 1977, and several
         uncredited sites; another 'Warhol' cover art; dedicated to  Keith
         Harwood, recently deceased; CD version, which was unavailable for
         5 years after the band left Sony, re-emerged worldwide by the end
         of 1998.

 Some Girls                               (09-Jun-1978)
 ==========                         PROD: Glimmer Twins

     Miss You / When the Whip Comes Down / Just My Imagination / Some Girls
     / Lies // Far Away Eyes / Respectable / Before  They  Make  Me  Run  /
     Beast of Burden / Shattered

     NB: Cover  reworked  due  to  objections  of  pictured   celebrities,
         including Lucille Ball. One flipside  ("Everything's  Turning  to
         Gold") and one remix ("Miss You")  were  later  compiled  on  CD.
         There are rare "Promo" mixes for "Before they Make  Me  Run"  and
         "Shattered" which are still uncompiled. 1st Stones lp preceded by
         a 2-year gap. Virgin/EMI CD rereleases with original packaging in 
         1994 and 1999. 

 Emotional Rescue                         (23-Jun-1980)
 ================                   PROD: Glimmer Twins/Kimsey (assoc.)

     Dance (Pt. I) / Summer Romance / Send it To Me / Let Me  Go  /  Indian
     Girl //  Where the Boys Go / Down in the Hole  /  Emotional  Rescue  /
     She's So Cold / All About You

     NB: Early copies had a very large, color 'thermo' poster, also  found
         in the special limited edition Virgin/EMI CD, June 1994.  "Promo"
         edits of "Emotional Rescue" and "She's So Cold"  (latter  has  no
         line saying "God Damn Cold") are still not compiled on any CD.

 Sucking in the Seventies                 (12-Mar-1981)
 ========================           PROD: Glimmer Twins

     Shattered / Everything Is Turning to Gold / Hot Stuff (version) / Time
     Waits For No One (version) / Fool To  Cry  (version)  //  Mannish  Boy
     (version) / When the Whip Comes Down (live) / If I was a Dancer (Dance
     Pt. 2) / Crazy Mama (version) / Beast of Burden (version)

     NB: Compilation  featuring  six  single  edits,  a  B-side,   and   2
         previously unreleased goodies (tracks 7 and 8). A separate Promo
         12" single has an instrumental version of "If I  was  a  Dancer".
         Only "Shattered" is issued here  as  found  on  its  original  LP
         incarnation. Available on CD under Sony, Virgin has no  plans  to
         release this compilation.

 Tattoo You                               (27-Aug-1981)
 ==========                         PROD: Glimmer Twins

     Start Me Up / Hang Fire / Slave / Little T & A  /  Black  Limousine  /
     Neighbours // Worried About You / Tops / Heaven / No Use in  Crying  /
     Waiting On a Friend

     NB: featured songs in the can from as far back as 1973.  Last Stones'
         studio LP to be preceded by less  than  a  two-year  gap.  20-bit
         digital  remaster  CD  issued  by  Virgin/EMI  June  1994  has  a
         significantly different version of track 3 ("Slave").  The German
         1983 release on CD (EMI) is  the  first-ever  CD  issued  by  The
         Rolling Stones.

 Still Life (American Concert 1981)       (01-Jun-1982)
 ================================== PROD: Glimmer Twins

     Intro (Take the A-Train) / Under My Thumb  /  Let's  Spend  the  Night
     Together / Shattered / Twenty Flight Rock / Going to a Go-Go // Let Me
     Go / Time Is On My Side  /  Just  My  Imagination  /  Start  Me  Up  /
     Satisfaction (outro: "Star Spangled Banner")

     NB: live album from the US  tour  in  '81;  their  first-ever  US  CD
         (issued by mistake in 1984). "Beast of Burden  (live)",  issued
         only as a flipside to "Going to a Go-Go", later appeared  on  the
         1990 CD "Collectibles". Enjoyed a second CD release in 1998 after
         being unavailable for 5 years.

 Undercover                               (01-Nov-1983)
 ==========                         PROD: Glimmer Twins/Chris Kimsey

     Undercover of the Night / She Was Hot / Tie You Up (The Pain of  Love)
     / Wanna Hold You / Feel On Baby // Too Much Blood / Pretty Beat  Up  /
     Too Tough / All the Way Down / It Must Be Hell

     NB: "short" version of "Wanna Hold  You"  available  in  US  only  on
         initial vinyl pressings distributed by WEA, and  in  Germany  and
         Japan on EMI CDs. As of CBS reissue,  the  track  seems  to  have
         disappeared. One flipside ("Think I'm Going Mad", B-side to  "She
         Was Hot") is still "uncompiled".

 Rewind (lp)                              (01-Jun-1984)
 >>>>>>>>>>>                        PROD: (various)

     Brown Sugar / Undercover of the Night / Start Me Up / Tumbling Dice  /
     It's Only Rock 'n' Roll / She's So Cold // Miss You / Beast of  Burden
     / Fool To Cry / Waiting on A Friend / Angie / Respectable

     NB: compilation - UK issue is missing "Hang Fire" from  its  American
         counterpart, but includes "Respectable" and "She's So Cold".

 Rewind (lp)                              (01-Jul-1984)
 <<<<<<<<<<<                        PROD: (various)

     Miss You / Brown Sugar / Undercover of the  Night  /  Start  Me  Up  /
     Tumbling Dice / Hang Fire // Emotional Rescue / Beast of Burden / Fool
     To Cry / Waiting on a Friend / Angie

     NB: compilation. Note  different  track  listing  from  CD,  and  the
         European version of  the  lp,  which  had  "She's  So  Cold"  and
         "Respectable", but left out "Hang Fire".

 Dirty Work                               (21-Mar-1986)
 ==========                         PROD: Steve Lillywhite/Glimmer Twins

     One Hit (to the Body) / Fight / Harlem Shuffle / Hold Back / Too  Rude
     // Winning Ugly / Back To Zero / Dirty Work / Had It With You /  Sleep

     NB: Dedicated to recently deceased Ian Stewart; check  out  "fadeout"
         at end of album.

 Rewind (CD)                              (01-Dec-1986)
 ===========                        PROD: (various)

     Miss You / Brown Sugar / Undercover of the  Night  /  Start  Me  Up  /
     Tumbling Dice / Hang Fire / It's Only Rock'n'Roll / Emotional Rescue /
     Beast of Burden / Fool To Cry / Waiting on a Friend / Angie / Doo  Doo
     Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)

     NB: compilation (adds "Heartbreaker" and "It's Only Rock and Roll" to
         the American LP configuration); A German CBS reissue on vinyl in
         1990 (450199-1) uses this CD-based song lineup.

 The London Years                         (01-Aug-1989)
 ================                   PROD: (various)

     (Disc 1)

     Come On/ I Want To Be Loved/ I Wanna Be Your  Man/  Stoned/  Not  Fade
     Away/ Little By Little/ It's All Over Now/ Good Times, Bad Times/ Tell
     Me/  I  Just  Want  To  Make  Love  To  You/  Time  Is  On  My   Side/
     Congratulations/ Little Red Rooster/ Off The  Hook/  Heart  Of  Stone/
     What A Shame/ The Last Time/ Play With Fire/ Satisfaction/  The  Under
     Assistant West Coast Promotion Man/ The Spider and the Fly/ Get Off Of
     My Cloud/ I'm Free/ The Singer Not the Song/ As Tears Go By

     (Disc 2)               

     Gotta Get Away / 19th Nervous Breakdown / Sad Day / Paint It, Black  /
     Stupid Girl / Long Long While / Mother's Little Helper / Lady  Jane  /
     Have You Seen You Mother,  Baby,  Standing  in  the  Shadow?  /  Who's
     Driving Your Plane / Let's Spend the Night Together / Ruby  Tuesday  /
     We Love You / Dandelion / She's A Rainbow / 2000 Light Years From Home
     / In Another Land / The Lantern / Jumpin' Jack Flash /  Child  of  the

     (Disc 3)

     Street Fighting Man / No Expectations / Surprise Surprise / Honky Tonk
     Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want / Memo From Turner /  Brown
     Sugar / Wild Horses / I Don't Know Why / Try A Little Harder / Out  Of
     Time / Jiving Sister Fanny / Sympathy For the Devil

     NB: Compilation; features most of the singles and flipsides  released
         under DECCA/ABKCO. Heavy overlap with the 1972 compilations  "Hot
         Rocks" (This set has all HR's titles but 3, and  the  "You  Can't
         Always Get What You Want" found here is not the same)  and  "More
         Hot Rocks" (17 of MHR's 25 tracks are found here.)

         On CD here and nowhere  else:  4  "Metamorphosis"  single  sides;
         three early sides ("I Wanna Be Your Man", "I Want to  Be  Loved",
         and "Stoned"); the single version (no choir) of "You Can't Always
         Get What You Want"; and "Sad Day". The  'Performance'  soundtrack
         version of "Memo from  Turner"  was  previously  not  a  'Rolling
         Stones' title in the States.

 Steel Wheels                             (28-Aug-1989)
 ============                       PROD: Chris Kimsey / Glimmer Twins

     Sad Sad Sad / Mixed Emotions / Terrifying / Hold  on  to  Your  Hat  /
     Hearts For Sale / Blinded By Love // Rock and a Hard Place / Can't  Be
     Seen / Almost Hear You Sigh / Continental Drift / Break  the  Spell  /
     Slipping Away

     NB: three flipsides from this  album:  seek  out  "Cook  Cook  Blues"
         ("Rock and a Hard Place"), "Fancyman Blues"  ("Mixed  Emotions"),
         and "Wish I'd Never Met You" ("Terrifying"), or get all three  on
         the 1990 CD compilation entitled "Collectibles". First LP  to  be
         preceded by a 3-year gap.

 Collector's Edition/Collectibles         (01-Jun-1990)
 ================================   PROD: (various)

     Rock and a Hard Place (version) / Miss You (12" single)  /  Cook  Cook
     Blues / Everything Is Turning to Gold / Winning Ugly (remix)  /  Beast
     of Burden (live) / Fancyman Blues / Harlem Shuffle (London Mix) / Wish
     I'd Never Met You / Mixed Emotions (remix)

     NB: included with either the "Collection  1971-1990"  box  set  under
         CBS, or the "Flashpoint" special edition double-pak issued in the
         US (where it uses the name "Collectibles")

 Flashpoint  (CD)                         (02-Apr-1991)
 ================                   PROD: Chris Kimsey / Glimmer Twins

     Continental Drift / Start Me Up / Sad Sad Sad / Miss You / Rock and  a
     Hard Place / Ruby Tuesday / You Can't  Always  Get  What  You  Want  /
     Factory Girl / Can't Be Seen / Little Red Rooster / Paint it  Black  /
     Sympathy  For  the  Devil  /  Brown  Sugar  /  Jumpin'  Jack  Flash  /
     Satisfaction / Highwire / Sex Drive

     NB: Tracks 5 and 9 were not on vinyl version. CD was out of print for
         5 years, after the band left Sony. It  re-emerged  in  1998  from

 Flashpoint  (lp)                         (02-Apr-1991)
 ================                   PROD: Chris Kimsey / Glimmer Twins

     Continental Drift / Start Me Up / Sad Sad Sad / Miss You / Ruby Tueday
     / You Can't Always Get What You Want  /  Factory  Girl  /  Little  Red
     Rooster // Paint It Black / Sympathy For the Devil  /  Brown  Sugar  /
     Jumpin' Jack Flash / Satisfaction / Highwire / Sex Drive

     NB: 14 live + 2 new studio tracks (12+2 on vinyl); first time  there
         was a simultaneous release  of  different  media  with  different
         track lineups; seven live songs from the  same  tour  (1989-1990)
         were released as flipsides to singles from this album. (see  list
         at bottom of document).

 Jump Back - The Best of the Rolling Ston (22-Nov-1993)
 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PROD: (various)

     Start Me Up / Brown Sugar / Harlem Shuffle / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll /
     Mixed Emotions / Angie / Tumbling Dice / Fool To Cry / Rock and a Hard
     Place / Miss You / Hot Stuff / Emotional Rescue / Respectable /  Beast
     of Burden / Waiting On a Friend / Wild horses / Bitch / Undercover  of
     the Night

     NB: Compilation; with 20-bit digital remastering, this is  the  first
         Stones' release on Virgin records (Keith's solo label since 1988)

 Voodoo Lounge (CD)                       (12-Jul-1994)
 ==================                 PROD: Don Was/Glimmer Twins

     Love Is Strong / You Got Me Rocking / Sparks Will Fly /  The  Worst  /
     New Faces / Moon Is Up / Out of Tears / I Go Wild / Brand  New  Car  /
     Sweethearts Together / Suck on the Jugular /  Blinded  by  Rainbows  /
     Baby Break it Down / Thru and Thru / Mean Disposition

     NB: Release date puts this a month shy of being first  Stones'  album
         with a 5-year delay. Flipsides include "The Storm",  "So  Young",
         "Jump On Top of Me"  and  "I'm  Gonna  Drive".  Track  15  ("Mean
         Disposition") is not on non-CD media. First new studio  album  to
         have different track listings on different media.

 Voodoo Lounge (lp)                       (12-Jul-1994)
 ==================                 PROD: Don Was/Glimmer Twins

     Love Is Strong / You Got Me Rocking / Sparks Will Fly // The  Worst  /
     New Faces / Moon Is Up / Out of Tears // I Go Wild / Brand New  Car  /
     Sweethearts Together / Suck on the Jugular // Blinded  by  Rainbows  /
     Baby Break it Down / Thru and Thru

     NB: Release date fell one month shy of being the first Stones'  album
         with a 5-year delay. Flipsides: "The Storm", "So Young", "Jump On
         Top of Me" and "I'm Gonna Drive" (see bottom). CD version is the
         only format with a 15th  track,  "Mean  Disposition".  First  new
         studio album to feature different tracks on diff. media.

 Stripped                                 (14-Nov-1995)
 ========                           PROD: Don Was/Glimmer Twins

     Street Fightin' Man / Like a Rolling Stone / Not Fade Away /  Shine  A
     Light // The Spider and the Fly / I'm Free / Wild  Horses  //  Let  it
     Bleed / Dead Flowers / Slipping Away / Angie // Love In Vain  /  Sweet
     Virginia / Little Baby

     NB: Special "Multimedia" portion of CD features  QuickTime  video  of
         acoustic and backstage jams. Requires computer hardware (& proper
         CD-ROM models) which can recognize the CD-Plus disk format.  Five
         live songs from 1995 tour  ("Tumbling  Dice","Black  Limousine",
         "Gimme Shelter","All Down the Line","Live with Me") released as
         flips on two Euro. CD singles.

 Rock and Roll Circus                     (14-Oct-1996)
 ====================               PROD: Miller/Jody Klein/Lenne Allik

     Song for Jeffrey (Jethro Tull) / A Quick One (The Who) / Ain't That  a
     Lot of Love (Taj Mahal) / Something Better (Marianne Faithfull) /  Yer
     Blues (Dirty Mac) / Whole Lotta Yoko (Yoko Ono, Ivry Gitlis,  and  the
     Dirty Mac) / Jumping Jack Flash / Parachute Woman / No Expectations  /
     You Can't Always Get What You Want / Sympathy for the Devil / Salt  of
     the Earth

     NB: A 1996 release, despite the 1995 copyright info: Soundtrack  disc
         to the December '68 65-minute TV show  which  came  out  on  home
         video simultaneously.  Keith Richards is bassist for  the  "Dirty
         Mac", and the Stones only contribute the last six  tracks.  "Salt
         of the Earth" is live vocals from Jagger, Richards,  and  others,
         over a taped backing track.

 Bridges To Babylon                       (30-Sep-1997)
 ==================                 PROD: (various)

     Flip The Switch / Anybody Seen My Baby / Lowdown / Already Over  Me  /
     Gun Face / You Don't Have to Mean It / Out of Control / Saint Of Me  /
     Might As Well Get Juiced / Always Suffering / Too Tight / Thief in the
     Night / How Can I Stop

     NB: Largest cast of producers yet for a new studio album. Keith sings
         lead for an unprecedented three tracks. No commercially available
         lead-off single in the US, although track 2 was the initial video
         internationally. One flipside emerged: "Any Way You Look At  It",
         from "Saint Of Me".

 No Security                              (03-Nov-1998)
 ===========                        PROD: The Glimmer Twins

     Intro / You Got Me Rocking / Gimme Shelter / Flip The Switch /  Memory
     Motel / Corinna / Saint Of Me / Waiting On A Friend / Sister  Morphine
     / Live With Me / Respectable / Thief In The Night / The  Last  Time  /
     Out Of Control

     NB: live disc  from  1997-1998  tour;  guest  appearances  from  Dave
         Matthews ("Memory Motel"), Joshua Redman ("Waiting On A Friend"),
         and Taj Mahal ("Corinna"). Japanese CD issued with bonus  track:
         "I Just Want to Make Love To You"

      ========================     CDs, CDs, CDs    =========================

    Who issues them? 

      At any one time, legitimate CDs from the Rolling Stones 
      (i.e., CDs the Rolling Stones released under contract, 
      and not the "official but unauthorized" variety of CDs 
      widely issued in Europe in the 1980s and early '90s) 
      are issued by only two going concerns:  

                 [This company, owned by Allen Klein, has the rights 
                 to all Rolling Stones recordings originally issued 
                 up to and including the year 1970. It also owns the
                 publishing on all Rolling Stones compositions up to 
                 and including 1971's "Sticky Fingers", plus a handful 
                 of songs from 1972's "Exile on Main Street". ABKCO's 
                 rights apparently extend to at least the 1996 release 
                 of "Rock and Roll Circus", a previously shelved 1968
                 performance.  Typically, subcontractors such as London 
                 or Polydor are the actual record label on which Stones
                 recordings are issued.]

          "The Rolling Stones" 
                 [The Rolling Stones own all of their post-1970  
                 recordings, and subcontractors, such as EMI, 
                 Sony, Atlantic, Virgin, etc. have been utilized
                 over the years to get the discs and records       
                 to market. The records/discs typically say 
                 "Rolling Stones Records, distributed by 
                 [such-and-such a company]". although as of 
                 "Voodoo Lounge", and the 1994 Virgin rereleases, 
                 the Stones' discs really are on Virgin Records, and 
                 there's no sign of "Rolling Stones Records" to be 
                 found anywhere.] 

      Since "The Rolling Stones" own almost all of their post-1970 
      "recordings", what they can do is license the recordings 
      for release on their current label, whatever it may be, 
      and take the recordings with them when the record company 
      contract expires.  This would explain the variety of companies 
      you may see issuing post-1970 CDs by the Rolling Stones in
      your local used CD store. (Note for American releases:
      American Stones CDs from this era were, up until 1993, 
      and with only one WEA exception, issued only by Sony/CBS, 
      who signed the Rolling Stones worldwide in 1984. One may 
      also find European or Japanese CDs from the post-ABKCO era 
      issued by EMI, the Rolling Stones' label in much of the 
      world from 1977 to 1984.)

    When did they come out? 

      The first Rolling Stones CD ever issued was 'Tattoo You', in 
      Europe by EMI in 1983.  In the States, it is "Still Life", 
      mistakenly released in 1984 by WEA, the Stones' American 
      label at the time. 

      American Stones CDs did not officially appear until 1986, 
      when Sony/CBS started issuing the post-1970 discs it had
      the rights to, and ABKCO began unleashing its cache of 
      1960s recordings on disc in the States as it had been 
      doing since 1984 in Europe.
    What are they like? 
      The release of CDs did not freeze in stone (heh heh) any particular
      version of a song, or album, or Stones recording career overview. 

      Indeed, it exacerbated a long-standing problem where different
      issues of a Stones album have literally different tracks on them, 
      as was the case in the early 60s; or where discernibly different
      versions of a single song may be on different issues of an album, 
      a situation still happening 20 years on, in 1983, with the release 
      of 'Undercover', and its two distinct versions of the song "Wanna 
      Hold You".  

      Even when a CD release has two different versions of a song
      (as in the interesting case of "Poison Ivy" from the
      compilation "More Hot Rocks"), it may still be the case that a
      particular version of a song can only be found on old vinyl. 

      Some examples include: 

      * a full-length version of "2120 South Michigan Avenue" found 
        only on vinyl: the 1965 German compilation LP _Around and Around_

      * the "original" live recording of "Under My Thumb" which did not 
        make it to any post-1986 remaster of the "Got LIVE if you 
        Want it!" album
      Other, more esoteric issues also exist. There are both true
      stereo (i.e., channel-separated stereo) and "Electronically
      Reprocessed" stereo versions of early 60's songs on the
      market. Multiple distinct versions of a single song (as many
      as four!) have seen official release with obvious changes,
      such as a missing guitar solo, an organ intro replacing a
      guitar, and missing percussion tracks, handclaps, or verses. 

      Many (but not all!) of the American ABKCO CDs are considered
      inferior to their pre-1998 Japanese and pre-1995 European 
      counterparts, released on the "London" label, due to a poor 
      selection of masters. 

      Many of the 60's tracks from the non-ABKCO CDs which people 
      find preferable were remastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs 
      for an American box set of vinyl reissues in 1984. This 
      deluxe set included the Stones' London Records (US) album 
      catalogue up to and including 1972's "Hot Rocks (1964-1971)". 

      In July 1995, the line became almost hopelessly blurred, as
      ABKCO decided to "streamline" its' worldwide Stones 
      offerings. They revamped the European CD and vinyl catalogue 
      and sold releases made from the masters which had previously 
      produced discs only for the American market. With that decision, 
      ABKCO effectively discontinued the "original European" pressings, 
      which had been available on London-label CDs for nearly a decade.

      ABKCO hype about "remastering" on the front of these post-1995 
      European releases (a red-on-black banner across the bottom) 
      should be taken with a grain of salt. These CDs and LPs 
      are only clones of the inferior CD catalogue which had been 
      available in the United States for many years. 
      This sweeping policy change had a delayed impact
      on Polydor's operations in Japan, however.  In Japan, 
      Polydor continued, through most of 1997, to issue CDs which
      did not conform to the "worldwide" ABKCO standard. The Japanese
      began issuing ABKCO-standard versions in 1997. 

      Just as an informational aside, these ABKCO releases 
      don't all sound like utter crap. The deficits are really only a 
      problem on the early tracks from their first three years, 
      up through 1967. Later ABKCO-era releases such as "Beggar's 
      Banquet" and "Let It Bleed" are considered fine, and finding 
      improved conditions for these albums are a matter of religious
      fervor and having unlimited cash to spend on such rarities as the
      Mono version of these albums. In any case, it is often true that 
      rarities are interesting for their rarity alone, so buyer beware. 

   What do I need minimally for a "complete" Rolling Stones collection on CD?

      As it stands now, there is no way to have a complete 
      Rolling Stones' collection without having at least 
      some old vinyl records.
      With the 1996 release of "The Rolling Stones 
      Rock and Roll Circus", it is also impossible to 
      have a complete set of Rolling Stones recordings 
      on vinyl, as there was no vinyl release of "Rock 
      and Roll Circus".
      As this applies to ABKCO, there are 22 song _titles_ never 
      issued on CD at all, and 12 of those come from the 1975
      compilation "Metamorphosis", which can be found on several
      illegitimate CD releases. There are several previously released
      and available _versions_ of other titles which yet to see the
      light of laser.

      As it applies to Rolling Stones Records (the releases from 
      1971 through 1991) there are four _titles_ still not ever
      released on CD: one of those appeared only on a magazine 
      flexi-disc in 1972, and two others were flipsides to 7" 
      singles. There are more than a dozen variations of already 
      released RSR-era titles (i.e., promo/mono edits or dance remixes)
      titles which themselves are not on CD.

      The ABKCO years:

      When wondering "which version" of an ABKCO CD to buy, consider 
      recommendations on sound quality from friends, and remember, 
      if you are trying to accomplish a complete collection of what 
      IS available from the Stones on CD, even though that's a 
      subset of the officially released Stones canon, no collection 
      which does not mix the commonly available ABKCO catalogue 
      (the "US" CDs) and the pre-1998 Japanese/pre-1995 European discs 
      will do it for you, 

      Because... no "US" CD has, for example, the five-minute-plus 
      version of "Out of Time" (from "Aftermath"), the full-length 
      "Tell Me" (from the first album) or true stereo versions of 
      several early tracks, even ones that were available in true 
      stereo on American vinyl previously (such as "Paint It, Black").  

      And... a number of songs never appeared on "UK" albums in
      the 60s, but exclusively on either American LPs or mid-70s UK
      compilations. Those mid-70s compilations have stayed out of 
      print in this age of the compact disc, and the pre-1995 
      European CDs ape the lineups of the European album releases
      from the 60s. 

      The comments on the individual albums, listed above in the
      detailed discography, provide a complete  overview of these
      "orphan" tracks.  
      For all the faults of the "US lineup" of album releases, it
      is a lineup which did end up offering the more complete (if
      slightly out of order) overview of the Stones' recording
      career. Buying strictly from the current "American" CD (ABKCO) 
      lineup will give you a complete collection of pre-1971 titles 
      which are available on official CD. 
      But, you have to buy them _all_ (including the 3-disc
      "London Years" box set, which has nearly a dozen tracks
      unavailable anywhere else on CD), and you only get to
      economize by leaving out the double-disc "Hot Rocks
      (1964-1971)" and the two single-disc  "Big Hits"
      compilations: buy everthing else, and only then do 
      these three CD titles finally become superfluous. 

      After all this CD collecting, you still will not have
      the following pre-1971 titles: 
         * the six vinyl-only tracks which were released in Germany 
           only ("I've been Loving You Too Long (studio)", "Con le Mie 
           Lacrime", "Tell Me Baby, How Many More Times", "Memphis 
           Tennessee", "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Cocksucker Blues") 

         * the first three tracks from the 1965 EP "Got Live if 
           You Want it!" (although one of these tracks is just a 
           restless crowd chanting "We Want the Stones!", called, 
           appropriately enough, "We want the Stones!") 

         * the 12 tracks from the UK version of the 1975 compilation 
           _Metamorphosis_ which never made it to the _London Years_ 
           box. So far, the only non-bootleg CD source of ANY tracks 
           from _Metamorphosis_ is the _London Years_ box, and it
           only provides four of that album's 16 tracks. 
      The post-ABKCO years: 

      Certain later (post-1970) albums were notoriously mistreated in their 
      switch to digital, and with the advent of 20-bit mastering
      technology, Virgin Records reissued 20-bit remasters of the
      Rolling Stones' studio output from "Sticky Fingers" (1971) to
      "Steel Wheels" (1989) (with eight of these titles available in 
      limited edition commemmorative packaging) in June 1994.

      Some people report (trivially) longer fades on some of the tracks 
      on these Virgin remasters, raising the spectre of "different versions" 
      all over again, and forcing one to track down CBS-issue CDs in 
      order to have a complete set of CD-available _versions_. 

      At this point, the future on CD of the three compilations
      originally issued by "Rolling Stones Records" between 1975 and 1984
      is up in the air. All of these were issued on CD at some point
      after 1984 by CBS but are now out of print.  Of the three 
      compilations, only the single-disc compilation "Sucking
      in the Seventies" has material which can't be culled from
      other currently available CD sources. 

      Three live albums from the RSR years which had been out of 
      print for five years ("Love You Live", "Still Life", and 
      "Flashpoint") began reappearing in Japan and Europe in 1998. 
      Shortly thereafter, American versions came on the market.
      About two dozen post-ABKCO tracks have never been issued on
      CD, although only four of them ("Let it Rock", "Exile on
      Main Street Blues", "Through the Lonely Nights", and "Think
      I'm Going Mad")  are actually distinct performances. For the
      most part, the body of post-ABKCO work still not on CD is
      relegated to 12" "dance" remixes and mono/promo edits of
      singles. The value of these is set in the hearts/minds of
      individual collectors.

   What about stereo versions of early Stones tracks? 

      (Thanks to Chris M. [] for this section,
       and to Glen Cassan and Luke Pacholski for pointing out
       where changes were appropriate.)  

      "Aftermath", released in the US in June 1966, was the first 
      American Stones' stereo album where some true stereo versions 
      actually reported for duty, and which were not the 
      'Electronically Reprocessed' Stereo, of American predecessors. 

      In the age of the CD, some of the material originally 
      issued before the release of "Aftermath" emerged, scattershot 
      fashion, in _true_ Stereo, on compact disc. This material is
      valuable not just for its curiosity value but because of the
      extremely high fidelity of the music, and the fact that much 
      of it was never issued in America. 

      Until the end of 1997, it was Japanese-issued CDs 
      which provided the bulk of the "early Stereo" content.

      At that point, Japanese CDs purchased factory-fresh 
      stopped delivering reliably the versions itemized in the
      following paragraphs. Any comments about stereo versions
      of early material on Japanese CDs should strictly be 
      interpreted to mean the discs which were on the market 
      through much of 1997.  
      The Japanese CD "Rolling Stones No. 2" had true stereo 
      on "Time Is On My Side", "What A Shame" (Charlie hammers 
      the right channel!), "Down The Road Apiece" and "I Can't 
      Be Satisfied", with the remaining tracks in mono. 

      There was a Japanese issue of "The Rolling Stones, Now!" 
      with a stereo "Heart of Stone", but, faithful to the track 
      listing of its' original LP counterpart, it included neither 
      "Time Is On My Side" nor "I Can't Be Satisfied".  It did, 
      however, include true stereo of "What a Shame" and "Down the
      Road Apiece" , tracks which are also found on "No.2". 

      The "American"/ABKCO release of "Now!" duplicates the
      stereo tracks which were on the Japanese "Now!". "Now!" is 
      the only "American"/ABKCO CD to include true stereo versions 
      of any pre-"Aftermath" material. (Note also that the versions 
      of track 1, "Everybody Needs Somebody..." are NOT identical 
      on the two discs, and that the Japanese "Now!" has the 
      short 3-minute version.)  

      To summarize to this point: The Japanese "No. 2" had 4 stereo 
      tracks, and any country's version of "Now!" has two of those 4, 
      plus a third, bringing the total number of early stereo tracks 
      to 5 so far.

      On the 1965 title "December's Children", one finds a very 
      high-fidelity (but alas, not true stereo) "Look What You've
      Done". The Japanese issue of "December's" was once thought to 
      have a true stereo of both that song and "Get Off My Cloud", but
      the currently sold Japanese release definitely does not.

      The UK track listing of the 1966 greatest-hits compilation 
      album "High Tide and Green Grass" was used for a Japanese CD 
      reissue which had true stereo on "It's All Over Now", "Heart 
      of Stone", and "Time is on my Side". This same "High Tide" CD 
      inexplicably used the 'electronically reprocessed stereo' version 
      of "Get Off My Cloud", even though a true stereo of "GOMC" was
      available, and issued on other disc titles.

      Then we come to the Japanese CD versions of the 1972 
      titles "Hot Rocks" and "More Hot Rocks". These two sets 
      were issued overseas as four separate discs: "Hot
      Rocks 1", "Hot Rocks 2", "More Hot Rocks 1", "More Hot 
      Rocks 2". All combined, they provided most of the tracks 
      mentioned above. Note the 3 exceptions: 
        "Look What You've Done"
        "What A Shame"
        "Down the Road Apiece". 
      These 3 tracks are on neither "Hot Rocks" nor "More Hot Rocks".  

      (If you are seriously considering buying only one of the 
      Japanese "More Hot Rocks" discs, keep in mind that the Japanese 
      release of it is not a song-for-song matchup of their ABKCO 
      counterpart discs. No tracks are missing, but the order 
      and configuration of songs is different. Note also that 
      at some point late in 1997, the Japanese catalogue was 
      overhauled, and made from the mono/crappy masters the rest of
      the world's catalogues had been subject to since 1995.) 

      All of "Hot Rocks 2" is in stereo (no big deal for the 
      most part, although some find that the true stereo tracks 
      "Honky Tonk Woman" and "Street Fightin' Man" are very 
      desirable.) and on "Hot Rocks 1", mono is the exception 
      and not the rule. The pre-"Aftermath" stereo tracks 
      on "HR1" included "Time Is On My Side", "Heart Of Stone", 
      "Play With Fire", "Satisfaction", "Get Off My Cloud",
      "Paint It, Black" and "Mother's Little Helper".

      "More Hot Rocks 1" has true stereo for both "It's All 
      Over Now" and the shorter, "American" version of the track 
      "Out of Time" (3:50). "More Hot Rocks 2" rounds out 
      our list of pre-June,1966 stereo with "What To Do" and 
      "I Can't Be Satisfied".
      "The Last Time", "19th Nervous Breakdown", and
      "As Tears Go By" have never been _officially_ released 
      in Stereo, but are available on 'unauthorized' (some 
      would say "bootleg") CDs, including one title called, 
      helpfully, "In Stereo" (Chapter One, 25203). Be forewarned, 
      however: there's no bootleg CD with stereo versions which 
      has received universal praise for either fidelity or 
      separation. Ironically, the real selling point of the 
      stereo tracks is the rich fidelity, so YMMV.

    ========================Flipsides and oddities=========================

    The following selections appeared on the 1980 German Compilation
    LP called "For Collector's Only" [sic], and the 1984 4 LP German boxed 
    set "The Rest of the Best",  but nowhere on the albums listed above for  
    the USA or UK.  Since the deletion of these two compilations, 
    these tracks remain unavailable officially.  Items marked "F" are 
    available on "For Collector's Only", and "B", the German box.
    (Note that the first and sixth tracks are glorified bootlegs, 
    the third and fourth are not _really_ the Rolling Stones, 
    but rather the "Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra", and 
    that "For Collectors Only" would get you the two remaining

  B  "Tell Me Baby, How Many Times"     recorded Chicago, June 1964
  BF "I've Been Loving You too Long"    recorded Los Angeles, May 1965
  B  "Da Doo Ron Ron"                   Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra,  1964
  B  "Memphis Tennessee"                      ""               ""
  BF "Con le Mie Lacrime"               Italian "As Tears Go By", Spring '66
  B  "Cocksucker Blues"                 Olympic Studios, 1970 
                                         (limited edition 7" bonus single
                                         found _only_ w/ Sept. '84 issue
                                         of the box; deleted in later issues.)

    The following titles/versions have been officially released  
    by the Rolling Stones for public consumption at some point, 
    intentionally or not, but have yet to appear on any LP or 
    compilation released in the States or the UK.           
    By "officially released", we mean that they were not 
    _exclusively_ found on promotional items, even if (as in 
    the case with "Exile on Main Street Blues") 'release' meant 
    nothing more than the appearance on a flexi-disc issued 
    with a magazine, and not available for separate purchase.   

1968   "Street Fightin' Man"
                        Notorious 1st issue of the US single had not only 
                        a politically charged (and banned) picture sleeve
                        of a riot scene,  but an alternate musical version
                        which disappeared as well. The rare single has a 
                        different vocal track and more piano than the 
                        familiar "Beggar's Banguet" version. One of the 
                        priciest of all Stones rarities.

                        Hand-written matrix number on the final groove
                        is XDR-43220A X, with the number 14939 written 
                        in mirror image above it.

                        This version also showed up on an orange-label
                        London Records promo single with the same 
                        matrix number. 

1971   "Let It Rock"    - third track on UK "Brown Sugar" single
                        - replaced "Sister Morphine" on the Spanish version 
                            of the LP "Sticky Fingers"
                        - This live track from 1971 is widely bootlegged 
                            along with the remainder of the Leeds University
                            show from which it is taken.

1971   "Sway"
                        This 3:25 version was the B-side to original 
                        "Wild Horses" 7" single in the States.

1972   "Exile on Main Street Blues"
                        promotional flexi-disc, included w/purchase of 
                        UK magazine. 

1972   "All Down the Line"
                        B-side to the single "Happy", this is a different 
                        version from the LP's. This pressing of the 
                        single was eventually discontinued.

1974   "Through the Lonely Nights"
                        flipside to "It's Only Rock'n'Roll" 7" 45

1978+  "She's a Rainbow"/"2000 Light Years From Home"
                        The 1967 US 7" promo held edited versions of
                        these two songs, which eventually reappeared, 
                        after 1978, on a regular-issue London Records 
                        US single by mistake. The 1978 label is "Sunset" 
                        style, and etched into closing groove of single 
                        is the matrix number 5N-906.

1984   "Think I'm Going Mad" 
                        flipside to "She Was Hot" 7" 45

1990  The "Flashpoint" sides. A number of live performances
      recorded on the 1989-1990 tours were used as flipsides
      to singles pulled off the live album "Flashpoint". These 

      "2000 Light Years from Home"      (Highwire   US7", UK CD single "A")
      "Undercover of the Night"         (Sexdrive   US7", 
                                              Ruby Tueday UK CD single "A")
      "Play With Fire"                  (Ruby Tuesday 7", UK CD single "A")
      "I Just Wanna Make Love To You"   (Highwire  UK12", UK CD single "A")
      "Tumbling Dice"                   (Jumpin' JF   7", Benelux CD single)
      "Street Fightin' Man"             (Benelux CD single [same as above] )
      "Harlem Shuffle"                  (Ruby Tuesday     UK CD single "B")

      This list does not pretend to exhaust your methods of getting
      the tracks, it just offers suggestions for finding them.
1993  "Gimme Shelter (live)" - (cassette only, UK only) - 
             issued as part of a benefit project for the homeless in 
             1993, in which various artists cover the song, the Stones' 
             contribution was a live, "Urban Wheels" version. This
             version does appear on a CD, but it is the Promo. 

1994  "The Storm" (Flipside of "Love Is Strong" - found on US 
             cassette, CD single, and 7" vinyl of "LIS".  Also on 
             the 4-track European CD VSCDT1503, and a Limited 
             Edition, numbered, 7" UK single.)

1994  "So Young" (Found on European "Love Is Strong" CD listed 
             immediately above, and the US CD single for "Out 
             of Tears".)

1994  "Jump On Top of Me" (Found on European CD [VSCDG 1518], 
          cassette [VST 1518] and Ltd. edition 7" UK single of "You 
          Got me Rocking", but NOT on the UK 12" vinyl single, which 
          has 3 remixes of YGMR only. In the States, it's found on CD 
          single V25H-38468, cassette single, and 12" single. Also, 
          this is on the full-length soundtrack CD to Robert Altman's 
          1994 film "Pret-a-Porter". It is also on the "Voodoo
          Lounge CD-ROM", an interactive computer disc released in 
          November 1995, as one of four choices for musical 
          accompaniment to the "Screen Raver".)

1994   "I'm Gonna Drive" (flipside of "Out of Tears", found on US 
           Cassette single 4km-38459, the US CD single V25H-38459,
           the US 7" NR-38459, and in the UK on the 7" single and 
           CD single.)

1995   "I Go Wild (live)" (found on US/European CD-5 of "I Go Wild";
           performance is taken from the Nov. 25, 1994 show in Miami,
           Florida at Joe Robbie Stadium.) 

1995   "Black Limousine (live)" (Track 2 on European CD-5 of "Like a 
           Rolling Stone" [VSCDT 1562], released October 1995; also on 
           the American "LARS" single V25F-38523; and the Japanese CD 
           of the full-length album release, "Stripped"; 
           Performance is from Brixton Academy in London, July 1995.)          

1995   "All Down the Line (Live)" (Track 3 on European CD-5 of "Like a 
           Rolling Stone" [VSCDT 1562], October 1995, and in November
           of that year on the US CD single V25F-38523) 
1996   "Live With Me (live)" 
       "Tumbling Dice (live)"
       "Gimme Shelter (live)" 
           (These are tracks 2, 3, and 4 from the first 
            European CD single issued for "Wild Horses"
            [VSCDT 1578]. "WH" was taken from "Stripped". 
            "TD" is actually an edit of two versions: a 
            rehearsal and a public performance.)

            This version of "Gimme Shelter" also wound up in a couple 
            places associated with the 1998 release "Saint Of Me": 
            the US CD5 (7243 8 38627-2-6) and CD #1 of the European 
            double disc release (7243 8 94750 2 9). 
1998   "Anyway You Look at It" 
           Found on 
           - the US CD5, 2-track CD single, 12" vinyl, and 7" vinyl 
             for "Saint of Me". 
           - the European CD2 of the 2-disc European set for "SOM". 
           - the European 7" picture disc single for "Saint" 

1998   "Honest I Do"
           Found on the soundtrack to the film "Hope Floats", 
           this 1995 redo of a cover which appeared on their first
           album is from the sessions for "Stripped" at EMI-Toshiba 
           in Japan.

1980-1998  The "remixes".  While the Collectibles CD includes
      one remix each of several popular songs, some remixes 
      persist without ever getting issued on any official 

      "Undercover (Extended)"            (Undercover     12")
      "Feel On Baby (Instrumental)"      (""             " ")
      "Too Much Blood" (several exist)   (Too Much Blood 12")
      "Harlem Shuffle (New York mix)"    (Harlem Shuffle 12")
      "One Hit (London Mix)"             (One Hit        12")
      "Winning Ugly (NY Mix)"            (WU Canada-only 12") 
      "Rock and a Hard Place"            (R & a HP    US 12")
          (Oh oh hard dub mix, Bonus Beats Mix, and Dance Mix) 
      "Terrifying (remix)"               (Terrifying     12")
      "Sexdrive" (Club Mix, Dirty Hands Mix) 
                                         (Sexdrive Euro- CD5)
      "Love Is Strong" (Bob Clearmountain Mix)
                                         (4th track on European
                                           CD single VSCDT1503)
      "Love Is Strong" (Joe the Butcher club mix, plus 
                        5 Teddy Riley mixes - radio, extended,
                        extended rock, dub, & instrumental)
                                         (UK CD VSCDX1503)
                       (US 12" has all these except the radio mix, 
                        US CD  has the extended and the instrumental.
                        US 7"  has the extended.)

      "You Got Me Rocking" (Perfecto Mix, Sexy Disco Dub Mix, and Trance 
                            Mix, last of which is on the UK and US 12" vinyl 
                            singles and US CD-5; first two are on the UK and 
                            Australian 4-track CD-5.)

      "Out Of Tears"  (Don Was Edit, and the Bob Clearmountain Remix Edit;
                          both found on US Cassette single 4km-38459
                               and US 7" NR-38459.)

      "Sparks Will Fly" (Radio Clean; found on VSCDT 1524, 7243 8 92711 26)
                            Added to the European CD-5 of "Out of Tears", the
                            big change, in the words of Michael Honig 
               It sounded as if someone has added some ... ahem, "lubricant" 
               exactly on the little holes of the cd that encode the words 
               of the line in question: It goes something like 
                      "... I wanna <swoosh>'uck you sweet a<swoosh>" 

      "I Go Wild" (Scott Litt remix, and Luis Vesto Straight Vocal mix)
                      Both are on the US CD-5 for "I Go Wild", 
                      rel. April 1995 (V25H-38478); and a European 
                      CD-5 released the month after that. "Scott Litt 
                      remix" is also available on a Ltd. Edition UK 7" 
                      picture disc.

      "Like a Rolling Stone (Edit)" 
               A 4:18 version of the Bob Dylan cover tune done on the 
               November 1995 album "Stripped". Found on the European 
               CD-5 for "LARS" [VSCDT 1562], released October 1995. 

       "Anybody Seen My Baby?"
              LP Edit, Soul Solution Remix, and Armand's Rolling 
              Steelo Mix (10:29) are on a UK CD single: 7243 8 94597 22 
              [VSCDT 1653].  An LP Edit (4:08) and Soul Solution Remix
              Edit are found on a special-edition clear vinyl numbered 
              7" single. A 6:01 "Bonus Roll" is on the 12" vinyl issued 
              in Europe. 
              ASMB remixes popped up on releases of 
              "Saint Of Me": on CD#1 of the European double-CD, 
              there's the "Phil Jones Remix" (4:26); and on the 
              double-vinyl 12" of "Saint", two previously 
              released ASMB remixes - the Bonus Roll
              and Armand's Rolling Steelo Mix.
       "Saint Of Me"
              A Radio Edit (4:08) appears on the European 7" picture disc 
              (7243 8 94750-7-4) and either of the 2 CDs from the 
              European double-CD issue. 
              Todd Terry Extended Remix (6:00) and Deep Dish Club 
              Mix (7:35) are both on the US CD5 (7243 8 38627-2-6) 
              and the US vinyl 12" (7243 8 38626-1-0).  
              Deep Dish Grunge Garage Remix (Pts. 1 and 2) is 
              on CD2 of the European set, and both of the two European
              vinyl 12" releases (7243-8-94750-6-7, and the ltd. edition
              double-vinyl). Both of these European vinyl 12"
              releases offer both the Deep Dish Grunge Garage Dub (7:23) 
              and the Deep Dish Rolling Dub (7:16). 
              Deep Dish Grunge Dub (7:22) is on the US 12" vinyl. 
       "Out Of Control"
              On the European CD5 (7243 8 95081 2 3/VSCDF 1700) and 
              12" vinyl (7243 8 95081 6 1/VST 1700), one finds 
              "In Hand with Fluke" (8:27), "In Hand With Fluke 
              Instrumental" (5:58), and "Bi-Polar At The Controls" (5:10). 
              Additionally, the CD5 and 2-track CD both have a 3:38 
              Album Radio Edit. The 12" vinyl and limited edition 
              clear CD single add "Bi-Polar's Fat Controller Mix" (5:24).
              The "Saber Final Mix" (5:44) appears on the limited
              edition single, also. A radio edit of "In Hand with 
              Fluke" (4:30) appears on a limited edition 7" single.
              A double-vinyl 12" offers "In Hand wih Fluke", "In
              Hand with Fluke Full Length",               
1971-1998  The "promos".  Released to radio stations and DJ pools, 
      promotional singles will often include a version of a record that
      is more amenable to commercial airplay or dance club use, by virtue 
      of cleaned-up language, a different running time, or a hotter mix 
      more friendly to the intended arena (AM radio play or dance clubs).

      Many 7" promos were issued for the Rolling Stones where one side
      is "Mono" and the other is "Stereo", but here we catalogue 
      records that were more substantially altered or edited, 
      AND did not see a public, intentional commercial release: 

      "Dandelion"/"We Love You"                      (Promo           7")
           ("WLY" edited to 3:10 down from the usual 4:00 plus. From 
            "Dandelion", the intro and refrains of "Dandelion" at the   
            end are missing.)         
      "She's a Rainbow"/"2000 Light Years from Home" (Promo           7")
           (released commercially by mistake in 1978 - see above.)
      "Wild Horses"                                  (Promo           7")
           (a shorter version of the 1971 song) 
      "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"  (shorter)           (Promo           7")
      "Before They make Me Run"                      (Promo           7")
      "Shattered" (clocks in under 3 minutes!!)      (Promo           7")
      "Emotional Rescue" (4:18)                      (Promo           7")
      "She's So Cold"                                (Promo           7")
           ('clean' version - lyrics have 'God damn cold' removed)      
      "If I was a Dancer (Instrumental)"             (Promo          12")
      "Waiting On a Friend" (more than a minute off) (Promo           7")
      "Undercover" (3:59)                            (Promo           7")
      "Sexdrive" (Edited Club version)               (US Promo       12")
      "Wild Horses (Edit)"  (4:07)                   (European Promo CD 
                                                              VSCDJ 1578)
      "Saint of Me":                                 (Eur. white-label
        Todd Terry Fade (3:35)                            dbl. 12" vinyl)
        Todd Terry Tee's Freeze Dub (7:45)
        Todd Terry Dub #2 (7:45)
      "Flip the Switch (Clean Version)",             (US Promo        CD)
          "Flip the Switch (Call Out Hook)" (#1 and #2) 
      "Out Of Control"                  
        Album Radio Edit (3:59)      (Eur Promo CD VSCDXJ    1700 LC3098) 
        Call Out Hook(0:17)          (USA Promo CD DPRO 7087-6-13159-2-9)
        Don Was Live Remix (6:54)    (all three versions on both promo discs)

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