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ROLLING STONES - Vinyl
BIRD'S VAULTS VOLUME THREE

LABEL:
OBR 9303
SOURCE:
Source: Side A, Tracks 1-2: Pathe Marconi St. Paris Nov.11.-Dec. 17,82; Tracks 3-5: Pathe Marconi St., Paris 11 Nov.-19 Dec.82; Side B, Tracks 1-4: Pathe Marconi St., Paris Nov.11-Dec.19, 82.
FORMAT:
1 LP yellow or black vinyl.
RUNNING TIME:
20.59/25.59
SOUND/SOURCE:
Soundboard Stereo
PACKAGING:
Foldout cover, 150 numbered copies with 2 inserts (Recording Index and OBR Catalogue), 1-115: yellow vinyl, 116-150: black vinyl with special “growing” black and white gallery artwork
 


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SOUND 9 / PACKAGING 10 / PERFORMANCE 9
 

TRACK LIST:

Side A: 1. It Must be Hell (Version I), Too Tough (Triple xxx), 3. Pink Pick, 4. Stop That (Version II), 5. Chris Song.

Side B: 1. Melobar, 2. Stop That (Version III), 3. All Mixed Up (Instrumental), 4. Cookin Up (Version I).

 
REVIEW:

The third and possibly final volume from OBR presents once more great unknown tracks and fine instrumentals that will delight fans and collectors; as usual the cd version will come later and present some tracks that are not on the vinyl version. Let’s start from Side A then, which opens with Version I of It Must Be Hell that features Chuck Leavell on piano, this is a 5 minutes track

Then we have Version II of Too Tough, a song I always wondered why was never even tried live; too bad some parts were edited here due to space constraints. This is the extended official version which features Ron Wood slide guitar which stays much longer in the mix and final lead vocals. After that comes Pink Pick an instrumental jam with only one electric guitar that is close to 3 minutes in length. Version II of Stop That follows   which has a different guitar intro from Version I, which is also known as Chain Saw Rocker, but is also a fast number. This side closes with Chris Song (Kimsey?) that is a 3 minute ballad with Jagger on piano and vocals.

Side B opens up with a track called Melobar a 6.30 instrumental uptempo with slide guitar and piano, this is not a typical outcome from the Paris session, it Hs some delicate licks and an atmosphere that at times reminds Anyway You Look At It one of the most unusual Stones tracks, anyway this has however never surfaced before. Then we have Version III of Stop That, another retake with yet another different guitar intro. All Mixed Up Version I comes after, an instrumental that was also listed as Discovery Bar that is over 8 minutes long, but where it is possible to hear Stu on piano. The Version I of Cookin Up comes next, this is just a demo with two guitars on which is close to 7 minutes in length.

In the inlay that has all these precious information are also listed   the extra tracks that will be featured on the forthcoming cd: Part of the Night, this is the full band version with vocals of Golden Caddy 4 minutes long, Pretty Beat Up Version I, an instrumental basic track with a strange but charming under water effect on lead guitar (6 minutes).

One strange thing though is that timing seems not to be accurate, many songs listed having a certain duration are in fact longer or shorter, possibly timing was taken listening to the tape version that could have been remastered changing its actual tempo and duration (just guessing). Packaging is intriguing, the black vinyl version featuring a back cover with a black and white picture with special “growing” black and white gallery artwork from back cover info) while the yellow vinyl version has song titles in red and a yellow rectangle beneath the girl’s cartoon; on the black and white cover the girl has also no tattoo on her leg. Yet another masterpiece from one of the few still existing historical Stones only label.

Actual Track Length/Reported Length on the Inlay

It Must be Hell 5-20/5.09

Too Tough   4.18   /4.28

Pink Pick   2.58   /2.51

Stop That 5.11/ 5.51

Chris Song 2.50/2.51

Melobar   6.32    /6.30

Stop That   4.15   /4.12

All Mixed Up   8.13   /8.11

Cookin Up   6.50   /6.53



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