ROLLING STONES - CD
PHILADELPHIA SPECIALTIES PLUS

LABEL:
Acid Projects 057
SOURCE:
Disc One: Tracks 1-7,9,10: Spectrum Sports Arena. Philadelphia 21st July 1972 1st show, Track 10: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia 20th July 1972; Disc Two, Tracks 1-6: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia 21st July 1972 2nd show, Track 7: Spectrum Sports Arena, Philadelphia 20th July 1972, Tracks 10-13: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver 3rd June 1972, Tracks 8,14: Tarrant County, Ft. Worth 24th June 1972 1st show; Track 9: Tarrant County, Ft. Worth 24th June 1972 2nd show.
FORMAT:
2 downlioad cdrs
RUNNING TIME:
48.44/57.07
SOUND/SOURCE:
Disc One and Disc Two, Tracks 1-7: Soundboard stereo, Disc Two, Tracks 10-14: Audience mono, Tracks 8,9: Audience stereo. Sources for remaster: Philadelphia Special - Raw Files (V1), JEMS D & D Archives Master Series Vol. 3, Touring Party (Rattlesnake 048-54)
PACKAGING:
Double Slimline Jewel case
 


***image2***

SOUND 9.5 / PACKAGING 8.5 / PERFORMANCE 10

 
TRACK LIST:

Disc One: 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.

Disc Two: 1. Midnight Rambler, 2. Band Introduction, 3. Bye Bye Johnny, 4. Rip This Joint, 5. Jumping Jack Flash, 6. Street Fighting Man, 7. Uptight/(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, 8. Dead Flowers, 9. Don’t Lie To Me, 10. Honky Tonk Women, 11. Loving Cup, 12. Torn And Frayed, 13. Ventilator Blues, 14. Sweet Black Angel.

 
REVIEW:

This release from Cpt Acid presents a remastered version of the famous Philadelphia 72 recordings that have been pitch corrected where needed, phased and level corrected as well as newly equalized. These famous recordings were assembled in order to prepare the live album that never was released officially after the 72 US Tour, although broadcasted later allegedly by WMMS a Cleveland radio station; anyway, the first Philadelphia show was also recorded by Radio Luxembourg. The Stones themselves worked on the tapes in October 72 with Bill Wyman that overdubbed some of his bass works too. The first releases were on vinyl on titles like The Great Lost Live Album (The Swinging Pig 006), Jack Daniel’s On Tour (RSVP 006), Mick Taylor We Miss You (RSVP 001), Philadelphia Special 2 LP (RSGL 72), American Tour 72 3LP (Musichien SB 72), Cherry Oh Baby Vol.1 5 LP box (01-105), Command Raid (RS 90 8078), Commando Raid (ELJ A 7372), Good Time Women (WOM 12) London Mixes (OBR 305 014), Plug In, Flush Out 4 LP (Soundboard ISB 72).

On compact Apart from Touring Party Vol.1-3 (Rattlesnake 048-054), the 20th July show has come out on Deuces Still Wild (Sister Morphine 033), Keep Your Motor Running (VGP 243), Deuces Still Wild (S. Morphine 33), Wingless Angels (VGP 153) and later Plug In, Flush Out 4cd (VGP 259) and 3cd (SODD 056-058), Very Ancient, Thank You Kindly (Scorpio 030), London Mixes (PKO 9303), American Exile 3cd (Scorpio Am.Ex.72), The Philadelphia Project (no label) and More Philadelphia Special (no label) and as part of American Tour 1972 box (WLR 2119). The other shows of the 21st July were also released combined on many titles as Philadelphia Special 1 and 2 (TSP 050 and 060 and VGP 260), then on The Great Lost Live Album (SODD 016) with the vinyl version on bonus cdr, Love in Vain (G. Dane 9007), on the re-released Philadelphia Special (SODD 004) that had the Ft. Worth 2nd show on with the same title and the 1st show on a bonus cdr. This title came out again (Exile EX 004) mixing together compact and vinyl sources in order to get a better picture of all the gigs and the sound actually was very good with less hiss; notably also a mini LP paper sleeve edition (02080107) exists as well as a Japan box (FS 1-94101). Then a 2011 version called Philadelphia Special De Luxe (Moonchild 001) came out actually presenting the recording from a lower generation source with the total absence of hiss in comparison with what usually these songs present. Other titles where we can find recordings from both 21st July concerts are: The Best Of Live in Concert (L. Legend 070), Hot Stuff vol.1 (G. Dane 9416), Sympathy for the Devil (On Stage 12004), Sweet Virginia Rain (Oil Well 077), Brown Sugar (Allegra 9016), The First Decade (BB003), Unreleased Decca Live Album (Stonehenge 003 and Speed King RSVP 666), Gonna Bust Another Bottle (S. Morphine 35), Ladies & Gentlemen (MD 02), Touring Party Vol.5 (DAC 192) and a newly released Philadelphia Special (no label) with pitch corrected. Finally, this same label released one song (Uptight-Satisfaction) on Sticky, Beggars Bleed in Exile vol 2 (APCD 053). Coming to this release the original sound was already excellent, although with too much hiss which has been removed here without compromising the high frequencies, special mention for having split the 20th and 21st July recording in two discs, so we have all soundboard tracks on Disc One. Stereo separation is sharp here, never heard a better sounding version of Bitch like this one anywhere; the brass section is particular shines in full, possibly also thanks to a recording that does not mix them down using them as sound fatteners. Apart from this on Disc Two are also special bonus tracks from various other 72 Tour locations in audience shape.

Packaging is very nice, however there is a recurring problem since the back cover is offered as 100% ratio in a ready to be printed version, while the front cover is on 92% ratio, so if someone just prints it without checking will need to readjust the ratio (wasting precious ink….). This release however follows the motto: what is done well, can always be done better; shall we wait 2022 for the 50th anniversary of the 72 tour to get the official recording release that documented the Philly shows? Well, meanwhile this release will help.


The best toys are the ones that are both educational and multi-purposeful.
Great Toys For Tots

 

Don't miss our new Top Vinyl List of the Departed
you’ll find something to tickle your fancy and your ears

 

ROLLING STONES

Latest Reviews

STICKY BEGGARS BLEED IN EXILE- STUDIO OUTTAKES 1968-1972 WLR
ALL MEAT MUSIC WINTER TOUR 73 TARANTURA
THE INCREDIBLE ART COLLINS TAPES VOL.5
THE INCREDIBLE ART COLLINS TAPES VOL.4
PHILADELPHIA SPECIALTIES PLUS
BOSTON GARDENS 72 2ND NIGHT
BOSTON GARDENS 1969 1ST SHOW
THE INCREDIBLE ART COLLINS TAPES VOL.3
THE INCREDIBLE ART COLLINS TAPES VOL.2
THE INCREDIBLE ART COLLINS TAPES VOL.1

 

Nov 10, 2020 - 5:21:05 AM

Reviews Home 
 
  ARTIST R
  ROLLING STONES

RoboForm: Learn more...

Reviews Home 
 
  ARTIST A
 
  ARTIST B
 
  ARTIST C
 
  ARTIST D
 
  ARTIST E
 
  ARTIST F
 
  ARTIST G
 
  ARTIST H
 
  ARTIST I
 
  ARTIST J
 
  ARTIST K
 
  ARTIST L
 
  ARTIST M
 
  ARTIST N
 
  ARTIST O
 
  ARTIST P
 
  ARTIST Q
 
  ARTIST R
 
  ARTIST S
 
  ARTIST T
 
  ARTIST U
 
  ARTIST V
 
  ARTIST W
 
  ARTIST X
 
  ARTIST Y
 
  ARTIST Z

Copyright© HotWacks.com