GOAT S HEAD SOUP SESSIONS-MAYFLOWER
|Disc One, Track 1: Olympic St. London and Stargroves, Newbury 17-31 October 70, Tracks 2-9: Dynamic St. Kingston, Jamaica 25 Nov.-21 Dec.72 (on cover Track 2 : Villa Nellcote Villefranche sur Mer 10 July-23 November 71, Track 11: Village Recorders, Los Angeles 27 Jan.-5 Febr.73 (on cover 27-30 Jan.), Track 12: Olympic St., London 23-26 May (on cover 3 May-28 June) 73; Disc Two, Tracks 1-6 Island Rec. Studios London 28 May-20 June 73; Track 9: Newbury, Stargroves and Olympic St. London 17-31 October 70, Tracks 7,8,10-13: Island Rec. St. London 28 May- June 73 (on cover Acetate), Tracks 14-16: LWT Studio, London 30 June (on cover Unknown Studio 17 July) 73.
|2 Picture cds
|Soundboard stereo except for Disc One, Track 11, Disc Two, Tracks 3,5 15-16: Soundboard mono
|double slimline jewel case
SOUND 9.5 / PACKAGING 8
/ PERFORMANCE 10
Disc One: 1. Silver Train, 2. Fast Talking, 3. Criss Cross #1 (Save Me
on cover), 4. Through The Lonely Nights, 5. Tops#1, 6. Fast Talking Slow
Walking, 7. You Should Have Seen Her Ass,
8. Waiting On A Friend#1, 9. Separately, 10. Windmill
#1, 11. Windmill #2, 12. Hide Your Love#4.
Disc Two: 1. Silver Train#2, 2. Silver Train#3, 3. Criss Cross #2 (Save
Me), 4. Criss Cross #3 (Save Me), 5. Criss Cross #4 (Save Me), 6. Dancing With
Mr.D#3, 7. 100 Years Ago#2, 8. Angie#2, 9. Silver Train#1, 10. Silver Train#2, 11.
Winter#2, 12. Silver Train#4, 13. Hide Your Love#3, 14. Dancing With Mr.D, 15.
Silver Train, 16. Angie.
The lack of
consistent outtakes releases from the Stones has prompted many underground labels
to issue continues collections of unreleased studio tracks which arise the
interest of many collectors. The name of the
game has now turned more on quality rather than on
newly discovered tracks (OBR excluded) and Mayflower
label has re-entered the arena after taking a pause in issuing studio titles
(the latest was Exile on Main Street Sessions) and now proposes the Goat s Head
Soup Sessions we are reviewing here.
output is quite good, the selected tracks do sound good even if there are some
mistakes in the tracks sources, for instance it is not clear what the
difference is between Fast Talking (Track 2) and Fast Talking Slow Walking
(Track 5) on Disc One they are the same outtake but given different recording
dates and locations.
sessions produced songs that were used also on following albums like It s Only
Rock n Roll , like Through The Lonely Nights, whose version here is the
official single one, but also Tattoo You were we can find Tops, here is the
instrumental take and Waiting On A Friend, here in its first version with Jagger
singing Waiting On My Friend. Separately is an instrumental take with Hopkins
and Taylor painting great landscapes, unfortunately these ideas have been left
unused, the track only been issued officially by Mick Taylor in 1999 only in
Japan (credited to him and Keith Richards) as bonus track to the Japan version
of Stone Alone, his version recorded in 1997.
also known as Wind Call, an instrumental
track featuring Nicky Hopkins on piano, while the second take has an additional
slide guitar, Hide Your Love is the official version. Disc Two opens with 2
versions of Silver Train the first having no harmonica) replicated as Track 10
(which is 5 seconds shorter) , the second one with a different mix; one of the
best tracks is certainly the version of Dancing With Mr D that follows, from an
acetate, in excellent sound as well as the longer 100 Year Ago. Angie is the
official take and the last three songs are the soundtracks of the tv promos, in
mono but however in great quality..
this collection presents Goat s Head Soup outtakes in excellent quality, some
are different alternate mixes or rough mixes, others are versions coming from
acetates often showing long versions; unfortunately there is the inclusion of
many (unjustified) official tracks and 2 songs are repeated (Fast Talking on
Disc One and Silver Train#2 on Disc Two); it must also be said that the
unofficial tracks are well known to collectors. It should be remarked that the
audio quality is superb and maybe a casual fan would wonder what has been wrong
with said album: Goat s Head Soup went three times platinum but it still isn t
considered au pair to Sticky Fingers or Exile on Main Street as a seminal
Stones release, these tracks prove the basic ingredients are there and we can recognize
them in many songs that show their power and charm although subjected to
different production treatment.
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