UNDERCOVER SESSIONS VOLUME 1
|Frankenstein Productions 062
|Discs One and Two, Tracks 1-8:mid October-7 November 82 unknown basement demos studio, Paris, Tracks 9-15: Pathe Marconi St. Paris 11 Nov.-15 Dec. 82.
|2 downlioad cdrs
|Soundboard Stereo except for Disc One, Two Tracks 2,3,4,7,8,13,14: Soundboard Mono
|double slimline jewel case
SOUND 9 / PACKAGING 9
/ PERFORMANCE 10
Disc One: 1.
Can t Find Love #1a , 2. Cookin Up #1a, 3. Cookin Up # 2a, 4. Gotta Know You #1a,
5. High School Girl a, 6. She Was Hot #1a, 7. Wanna Hold You #1a, 8. Wanna Hold
You #2a, 9. All The Way Down #1a, 10. All The Way Down (runthrough)a, 11. All
The Way Down #2a, 12. Brown Leaves #4a, 13. Can t Find Love #2a, 14. Can t Find
Love#3a, 15. Can t Find Love#4a.
Disc Two: 1. Can t Find Love #1b , 2. Cookin Up #1b, 3. Cookin Up # 2b, 4. Gotta
Know You #1b Part 1- Gotta Know You #1b Part 2, 5. High School Girl b, 6. She Was
Hot #1b, 7. Wanna Hold You #1b, 8. Wanna Hold You #2b, 9. All The Way Down #1b,
10. All The Way Down (runthrough) b, 11. All The Way Down #2b, 12. Brown Leaves
#4b, 13. Can t Find Love #2b, 14. Can t Find Love#3b1-Can t Find Love #3b2, 15.
Can t Find Love#4b.
of eight volumes represents an attempt to compile the Undercover sessions tracks
that are in circulation and to rework them; this project was initiated in
April/May 2019. In
this era parts of the Art Collins Tapes (aka ACT) appeared in circulation on
The Outsider Birds Vault volumes and also on DAC. Playing with them at first it
was noticed they often had speed problems. First attempt to correct them began
with the tracks that also appeared on official albums, making synchronization
mixes to find out the exact speed. Lots of the files from the Undercover
sessions on the Art Collins Tapes needed to be decelerated usually from
-3,863%, sometimes they were already decelerated in the publishing volumes…..
but not always at the correct speed.
So after having begun with OBR discs, then came DAC. Then it was decided to
make a compilation of all the circulated material from the Undercover sessions.
Finally it was decided to put all the
circulating versions in front of my reworked versions in order to let
listeners make their own idea and delete what they don’t like.
Recently (March 2020) more ACT tracks came circulating. So all had to be
checked to see what was allowed to be added to this compilation (in fact not
much except the
Too Much Blood takes)
Obviously a lot of time was spent on this project. It was decided to post the
lot it in 7 parts, with on each volume the first CD containing just the
untouched versions and the second the corrected ones. The many versions of Too
Much Blood on the last two cds without reworking them: they form the 8th
volume: in total there are 16 cds!
For this compilation the versions that were used for official releases (side b,
dub version ...) have not been kept.
So let s examine the first disc, here the line-ip consists only of Mick Jagger
on vocals, guitar, electric piano, drums and percussions, Keith Richards on guitar
and vocals and Charlie Watts on drums, but not from the very beginning of these
song writing-sessions); they gathered to prepare demos for the upcoming album
the first version of
Can t Find Love is
taken from Bird s Vault Vol. One (OBR 93 CD 037) and is the slow version with
guitar & electric piano, the second track is Cooking Up first take (aka
What I Am Sayin' Is True) that is the longer rehearsal take, followed by the
shorter rehearsal version, both taken from The Virchov Tape (DAC 181).
part1 which features Keith
Richards & Mick Jagger on drums. Then come High School Girl taken from Can
t Find Love (DAC 159). She Was Hot #1 I from The Virchov Tape (DAC 181) is the early
slower version with different lyrics. Wanna Hold You #1 from Bird s Vaults Vol.
Two (OBR 93 CD 039) followed by Wanna Hold You #2 from Can t Find Love (DAC181)
which is shorter and has Mick Jagger on backing vocals & probably on drums.
sessions held at Pathe Marconi saw the presence of Ron Wood on guitar and bass,
Bill Wyman on bass, Jim Barber on guitar and bass, Ian Stewart on piano and
Chuck Leavell on keyboards. From these sessions come All The Way Down #1 from
(DAC 110) early version, All The Way Down
runtrough from Chainsaw Massacre (DAC 182) All The Way Down #2 from
(ACT) -early version, more lyrics in the verses, Brown Leaves #4
(aka Dancing Girls) from The Pain Of Love (VGP
052) where is called Golden Caddy
#3, an instrumental track with more instruments, Can t Find Love #2 from Can t Find
Love (DAC 159) – with only drums, bass, guitar & vocals, then Can t Find
Love #3 from Too Much Blood (DAC 182) featuring Keith Richards on backing vocals,
two guitars, piano, drums (in two parts) and finally Can t Find Love #4 from Can
t Find Love (DAC 159) with bridge idea, this being the full band-version including
The second disc presents the reworked versions starting with Can t Find Love #1
#1, Cooking Up #2, then two
parts of Gotta Know You #1 which however are not the versions taken from Mr. D
Xmas gift from Uncirculated Bird s Vault tracks (FP 039). Wanna Hold You #1 was
decelerated by -2, 460% so here it was more decelerated -1,4% to get the same
speed of the other tracks. All The Way Down #2
was synchronised with the official version after a deceleration of -5,1%.
Can t Find Love #3a comes from Too Much Blood (DAC 182) and features Keith Richards
on backing vocals, two guitars, piano, drums (in two parts). Undoubtedly this
second disc sounds way better tan the first one with tracks running at their
correct speed and, due to the reworking thus also sounding better, most likely
the definitive version of these takes.
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