MORE PHILADELPHIA SPECIAL
|More Philadelphia Special
|all 1972 1: Disc One, Tracks 1-4, 12: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia 20 July; Tracks 5-7, 10,11,13-16: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia 21 July 2nd show. Tracks 8,9: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia 21 July 1st show. Disc Two, Tracks 1,2: MSG, New York 25 July 1st show; Tracks 3,7,15: Hofheinz Pavillon, Houston 25 June 1st show, Tracks 4,9: Ft.Worth Tarrant County 24 June 1st show; Tracks 5,6,17: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia 21 July 1st show; Track 8: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia 21 July 2nd show; Tracks 10,13,14: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia 20 July, Track 11: Forum, Montreal 17 July; Track 12: MSG New York 25 July 1st show, Track 15: Hofheinz Pavillon, Houston 5 June 1st show; Track 16: MSG New York 25 July 2nd show.
|2 Picture cds
|Soundboard stereo except for Disc One, Track 2, Disc Two, Tracks 6,7: Soundboard mono.
|double slimline jewel case
SOUND 10 / PACKAGING 10
/ PERFORMANCE 10
1.Brown Sugar, 2. Bitch, 3. Rocks Off, 4. Gimme Shelter, 5. Happy, 6.Tumbling
Dice, 7. Love In Vain, 8. Sweet Virginia,
9. You Can’t Always Get What You Want, 10. All Down The Line, 11. Midnight
Rambler, 12. Bye Bye Johnny, 13. Rip This Joint, 14. Jumping Jack Flash, 15.
Street Fighting Man, 16. Uptight/Satisfaction.
1. Intro, 2. Brown Sugar, 3. Happy, 4. Tumbling Dice, 5. Love In Vain, 6. Sweet
Virginia, 7. You Can t Always Get What You Want, 8. All Down The Line, 9. Midnight
Rambler, 10. Rip This Joint, 11. Jumping Jack Flash, 12. Street Fighting Man,
13.Uptight-Satisfaction, 14. Tumbling Dice, 15. All Down The Line, 16. Street
Fighting Man, 17. Uptight-Satisfaction.
After the release of 1969,
which proved to be a remarkable disc, this time we get another no label release
which is a compilation album presenting soundboard recordings from the 1972 US
tour. The sources are famous vinyl releases called Philadelphia Special and Welcome
To New York City well know treasure troves of soundboard tracks as well as the
classic bootleg called Welcome To New York. All concerts from this tour were
originally recorded on a multi-track stereo soundboard recording, allegedly for
the release of a live album which however, due to the contract problem
regarding the use of songs from the Decca years, the album never happened although
broadcasted later allegedly by a Cleveland radio (WMMS); anyway a recording of
the first Philadelphia show was also done by Radio Luxembourg. The Stones
themselves worked on the tapes in October 72 and Bill Wyman overdubbed some of
his bass works. There has been a broadcast that used part of it that became the
source for Philadelphia Special bootleg and many rough mix songs leaked.
These songs were not the only soundboard ones though, but there were other ones
and a compilation of all of them has appeared under the name of Plug In Flush Out
in the vinyl era, subsequently released on CD. Like 1969, this time all tracks
are released on a limited double set. Among the two discs, the first disc is More
Philadelphia Special as the title claims presents materials that is not found
on the bootleg Philadelphia Special. In the old days, we got TSP s Philadelphia
Special II and
Plug In Flush Out LP.
However, this time there has been a thorough review of
pitch and equalization. Even the slightest sound
distortion has been deleted as well as the space between songs that often is found
in all other sources, having added the audience cheers that were present in the
previous live boots. Basically what we have here are rough mixes, so the stereo
soundboard recording sounds a little different from the official one. However, thanks
to the various adjustments made in this release, it is possible to enjoy a
sense of sound stability that is not comparable to any previous release. Disc
Two sounds slightly better than Disc One. The second disc includes
video-related soundboard recordings in the first half, as can be heard from the
fact that the opening track is Brown Sugar from MSG broadcasted on the American
television program, Dick Cavett Show. Since it is a performance with the band at
its peak, it is easy to appreciate the sound quality that the punching power of
the performance that gets amplified by the mono source. It s great to listen to
the Intro with Satanic Majesties music as well then, for example, Sweet
Virginia is the same performance as on the first disc, but this is also in mono
and sounds completely different and can be enjoyed as a different mix.
Furthermore, everything here like Jumping Jack Flash in Canada, which was broadcasted on a
news program (despite being shortened) definitely has a sound that will make
listeners feel enthusiastic. Songs like You Can t Always Get What You Want
and All Down The Line on Disc Two have been remixed.
Midnight Rambler can be heard here from the first show instead of the familiar
second show in Fort Worth;
this extraordinary performance is a symbol of a tour that was called Rock and
Roll Dynamite. This is an incandescent appearance that makes you want to call
it a godly performance. Fans can rightly be overwhelmed by the intensity of the
performance, especially those who hear it for the first time. In the second
half of the second disc here are the takes that were in progress for the live
album that was supposed to be released. For example, Tumbling Dice is a
powerful tune with overdubs on Mick singing, and Keith had added harmony vocals
there, re-recording with a vocal arrangement that was not on stage. In other
words, the work for the release that was carried out in the Get Yer Ya-Ya s Out!
from the 1969 tour has been redone.
The soundboard source that used this live album was released under the name
Keep Your Motor Running, but this
time we get a most natural version, This also thanks to a thorough adjustment
of pitch. Natural sound quality versions so far have often been overlooked in
recent years and for all enthusiasts who listened to the soundboard of the 72-years
tour, it has never been possible before to locate them all in such a useful
two-disc compilation. Classic artwork grace front cover with a well known 72
live shot. It is hard to imagine that an official 72 live album would
eventually come out even after the 50 years copyright will expire in 2022,
since then this may as well be called the definitive 1972 tour portfolio.
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