ROLLING STONES - CD
BOSTON 1969 2nd SHOW

LABEL:
Boston 1969
SOURCE:
Boston Garden, Boston November 29th 1969 2nd show
FORMAT:
1 picture cd
RUNNING TIME:
66.34
SOUND/SOURCE:
Audience stereo
PACKAGING:
single slimline jewel case
 


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SOUND 8.5 / PACKAGING 9 / PERFORMANCE 9

 

TRACK LIST:

 1. Intro, 2. Jumping Jack Flash, 3. Carol, 4. Sympathy For The Devil, 5. Stray Cat Blues, 6. Love In Vain, 7. Prodigal Son, 8. You Gotta Move, 9. Under My Thumb, 10. Midnight Rambler, 11. Live With Me, 12. Little Queenie, 13. Satisfaction, 14. Honky Tonk Women, 15. Street Fighting Man.

 

 
REVIEW:

Here comes another recording from Boston 69 2nd show from the Joe Maloney source, the sound quality is excellent for this source well-known by collectors of the Stones 69 American Tour. This source was first used   by DAC label   on Some Satanic Tour. More than a decade has passed since that release and last year saw the release of first generation copy of the Maloney source. It was recently uploaded by Krw_co  and in terms of quality, while the previous version had sufficiently high quality, we can say that this version does not necessarily presents any dramatic improvement, however there is some kind of a natural feeling that comes out which proves this can be referred as an upgrade. The original sound source had a major drawback since the pitch was extremely high when dubbed from the master, but now it has been precisely adjusted when released. However, in order to respect the high sound quality unique to Maloney, no extra equalization etc. has been added to this new transfer.

Still this is a recording that can be listened on ends, many collectors say that the 69 Stones tour is divided into   before MSG and   after MSG with regards to the atmosphere of the performance that recorded for the live album, for this show it is a complete performance just after MSG. However, one third into Sympathy For The Devil, Mick sang the melody in an unstable manner, whether it was messed up with the melody or the monitor was out of order; because of that, as usual his shouts were few and the song was finished without reaching its apex. However, it was Taylor who knocked down everyone with his great playing; unlike the first half of the tour, he was able to play his solo freely as only happened at MSG.

Mick and Keith play the acoustic tracks, but for some reason, it seems a pickup was added to Richards 12-string acoustic guitar only at this date. This type of performance became regular in the 1970 European tour, but it was still experimented in Boston in  1969; in addition to that at the end of Prodigal Son Jagger screams loudly like an Indian as he never did before or later.

Then Mick starts to blow the harmonica to begin Midnight Rambler, but the trouble is that every time he plays a sound, howling sounds come out and the performance can not start. It is an unforeseeable problem, but it is one of the PA problems that did happen in the 60s. Anyway, the performance itself is wonderful and here the power of the MSG performance uniqueness is overcome; equally inspiring is Charlie Watts playing on Live With Me. This is a real nice document from Maloney s famous recording proving the band itself was in excellent shape in Boston and this could be called the new definitive edition of Boston 69 2nd show, due to the fact that it comes from a 1st Generation tape and that the pitch has been properly adjusted (by the label) having about 50% higher pitch for semitones; it would seem that the recording had to be slowed down by 2 .7% (but some claim 4%) in order to get the right pitch. It is however quite evident the power of this recording that comes up as a real strong performance; after Prodigal Son this source shows to be just slightly longer than what was released previously.

The second Boston  69 show was released as That s No Way To Get Along (Morganfield 004), a poor quality recording enhanced by DAC some years ago as Some Satanic Tour 1969 (DAC 015); then as Have You Heard About Boston? (Exile 038), and Well You Heard About Boston (Bad Wizard STH 7- Scorpio) that missed the introduction some years ago but included the missing last song which came from a different source on the Morganfield release. Then it was released together with the 1972 concert as Boston Gardens   (Palladium/Aragawa) presenting however the same mono recording but with no hiss and a slightly better sounding output with Watts drums which could be heard a bit more along with Wyman s work. Midnight Rambler and Sympathy For he Devil can be found on Broadway (DAC 092). In 2013 Let the Garden Bleed (Tarantura TCE 2707 TCDRS 26) came out offering again the Joe Maloney recording in stereo.

 


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