ROLLING STONES - CD
WE DIDN’T REALLY GET IT ON UNTIL DETROIT

LABEL:
No Label (Matrix IC31800935 IFPI LT030)
SOURCE:
Olympia Stadium, Detroit 24 November 1969
FORMAT:
1 picture cd
RUNNING TIME:
67.57
SOUND/SOURCE:
Audience stereo, remastered with pitch adjustment, equalization left/right balance adjustment, sound adjustment, needle cracks removal.
PACKAGING:
single slimline jewel case
 


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SOUND 9 / PACKAGING 10 / PERFORMANCE 9

 

TRACK LIST:

1. Jumping Jack Flash, 2. Carol, 3. Sympathy For The Devil, 4. Stray Cat Blues , 5. Love In Vain, 6. Prodigal Son, 7 . You Gotta Move, 8. Under My Thumb, 9. Midnight Rambler, 10. Live With Me, 11. Little Queenie, 12. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction, 13. Honky Tonk Women, 14. Street Fighting Man.

 
REVIEW:

Here is an upgraded version of this 1969 Detroit recording. Back in 1969 there was the first audience recording bootleg in rock history, Liver Than You ll Ever Be, that was recorded on November 9th in Oakland, it was a sensation that proposed a tremendous quality album for those times. Due to the impact of the Oakland performance or because there were no other show that the bootleggers could release, other sources from the 1969 tour immediately became available. It was not long after that the TMOQ team that recorded Liver released another performance, San Diego, and Stoned M.S.G came out in 1971. Surprisingly there was another recording of the 69 tour that was recorded on November 24th and that was the Detroit performance. This Detroit performance was one of the first boots of the Stones after Liver to be released and was entitled We Didn t Rally Get It On Until Detroit, sporting a purple label. After that, soon a copy came out just called RS without a proper label name and then We Never Really Got It On Till Detroit which was produced by a different label, its great success was due to the fact that it was recorded in very unusual stereo for the times, but the problem was that the source was downgraded to mono.
Moreover We Didn t Really Get It On Until Detroit LP is the only source for the Detroit 1969 performance until now, but the original source that circulated between traders did sound like Liver and it is rumoured that its quality has not faded away.
For that reason, some CD have been released based on this LP and among them Some Satanic Tour Vol.2 seems to have been the best. Nonetheless, there was too much hiss on the original recording, plus some of the songs were mono and above all the audience was too much upfront, in addition to that Little Queenie was cut and the reverberation at the end of some performances was too great. So, this time from a collector who supplied the rare We Didn t Really Get It On Until Detroit LP, a careful transfer on cd was done. However, after all this being one of the first bootleg albums, the sound quality itself was not that great and a clean transfer from it was extremely difficult. To support that, noise processing was used in order to have scratches noises removed using the latest technology that makes everything feel so natural, while the switch into stereo from Prodigal Son on has also been adjusted. Needless to say the pitch was adjusted as well. Most of all this time the entire LP was recorded in original stereo and it is here revived. Certainly the excitement of the surrounding audience between songs is conspicuous, but it also is sufficient to be interesting enough as a real document of the times. In 1969, when the act of recording a concert itself was rare, it is remarkable that there was a taper who attempted to record the show in stereo. Of course, compared to Liver that was a super-high-quality audience recording, there is here some roughness including hiss, but still for 1969 a miraculous stereo recording was done. Compared to Liver which presented a complete version of the early 69 tour dates, this is also worthy because it captured the moment when the band s playing ability began to rise, in view of the famous Madison Square Garden performances. This release presents a great sounding output that, although not comparable to the better defined recording of Oakland still captures listeners attention thanks to the involvement the audience is clearly experiencing. After some rumble created by Wyman s bass that affects Carol (but Stu piano can be easily discerned on the right channel) from here on we get a better sound; Sympathy For The Devil has evolved into a complex arrangement with Taylor s guitar solo matching Richards efforts: the sound on Love In Vain and on the acoustic numbers is crystal clear and Midnight Rambler had a different pattern with regards to other shows thanks to Richards and Taylor guitar proficiency. Jagger also seemed more confident when the tour had reached its middle stage and the audience during Honky Tonk Women that had become popular was delighted o hear Jagger singing about Detroit city. The excitement that is growing explodes on Satisfaction creating a full texture that stands out, because this is a stereo recording.

This concert came out on tape as Thank You Detroit City, then it was released on vinyl as We Never Got It On Till Detroit (incomplete single album from Contraband Records 3712 missing Midnight Rambler and Live With Me), We Didn t Really Get It On Till Detroit (2LP complete) also released as Live in Detroit 2 LP (no label RS (1/2), Live From Detroit (Bash Rec.), 8 stereo tracks on Stoned Again (no label 2A-B)a Sweden bootleg LP and on Live At The Roundhouse 1971 (S1-2); three tracks were released on Mick Taylor We Thank You (RS MT 1-2) then repackaged by Space Monkey Rec. with a different cover; on compact came out Live From Detroit 69 (Minotauro Rec.) that was also released on LP and on a cd with the same name and 3 tracks on Hawaiian Top the Second show (WG 25-26). Some Satanic Tour Vol.2 (DAC 098), three soundboard tracks were released on American Tour 1969 Soundboard Compilation cdr (Copyright Rec.) while Detroit City (MD 22 Midnight Dreamer) came out some years ago and again replicated on Dallas and Detroit (Midnight Dreamer MD 328). This concert is also on Oakland Coliseum Arena 1969 (SODDS 029) and some time ago came also out as Bane Rendition (Dasuje/Odeon) and as Storm America (Belzeebub BSD 361-2) which reproduced and reworked   Live From Detroit (Bash Rec.) and was included into In Concert 1969 (WLR 2160) box., recently 3 soundboard tracks have appeared on 1969 (no label) cd. This is a nice release offering another good sounding recording from the Stones 1969 Tour on its 50th Anniversary, since the band officially ignored one of the most loved tour ever we have to rely on bootleggers for some nice mementos.


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