VARIOUS ARTISTS - CD
ROCK 'N' ROLL CIRCUS SESSIONS

LABEL:
Misterclaudel MCCD 485-8 MCDVD-37
SOURCE:
Discs 1-4: Intertel Studios, Wycombe Road, Wembley, Middlesex London 10-12 December 1968 except for Disc Three Tracks 10,11: Winterland Arena, San Francisco 11 October 1968 2nd show.
FORMAT:
3 picture cds and 1 picture DVD
RUNNING TIME:
65.02/71.43/51.03/1.55.26
SOUND/SOURCE:
Discs 1-3: Soundboard stereo and mono (Disc Two, Tracks 2-4,9,10,13-16 until 4.45 and Disc Three), Disc Four: Dolby 2.0
PACKAGING:
Fatboy case with OBI strip and promo paper.
 


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SOUND 10 / PACKAGING 10 / PERFORMANCE 10

 

TRACK LIST:

Disc One: 1. Entry Of The Gladiators, JETHRO TULL 2. Song For Jeffrey, THE WHO 3. A Quick One, TRAPEZE ARTISTS   4. Over The Waves, TAJ MAHAL 5. Ain t That A Lot Of Love, MARIANNE FAITHFULL 6. Something Better PERFORMANCE 7. Fire Eater And LUNA, THE DIRTY MAC 8. John And Mick, 9. Yer Blues, YOKO ONO & IVRY GITLIS 10. Whole Lotta Yoko, THE ROLLING STONES   11. Jumping Jack Flash, 12. Parachute Woman, 13. No Expectations, 14. You Can t Always Get What You Want, 15. Sympathy For The Devil, 16. Salt Of The Earth, 17. Ending Parade.

Disc Two: THE ROLLING STONES 1. Parachute Woman #1, 2. Parachute Woman #2, 3. You Can t Always Get What You Want #1, 4. You Can t Always Get What You Want #2, THE DIRTY MAC 5. Yer Blues a capella #1, 6. Yer Blues a capella #2, 7. Yer Blues rehearsal take from Nagra reel, 8. Blues Jam, 9. Yer Blues take 1 from Nagra reel, 10. Yer Blues take 1 vocal track, 11. Yer Blues take 2, stereo mix, 12. Whole Lotta Yoko stereo mix, 13. Yer Blues take 2 mono mix 1, 14. Yer Blues take 2 mono mix 2, THE WHO 15. A Quick One take 1, 16. A Quick One take 2, 17. A Quick One take 3 stereo mix “The Kids Are Allright” soundtrack.

Disc Three: Outtakes & IBC Acetates Taj Mahal 1. Checkin Up On My Baby, 2. Leavin Trunk, 3. Corina, Julius Katchen 4. Sonata In C, First Movement; IBC Acetates, Dirty Mac 5. Yer Blues, 6. Whola Lotta Yoko, The Who 7. A Quick One, Jimi Hendrix 8. Purple Haze, 9. Wild Thing.

Disc Four, Rough Edition: 1. Entry Of The Gladiators, Jethro Tull 2. Song For Jeffrey, 3. Performance Fire Eater and Luna, The Who 4. A Quick One, Taj Mahal 5. Ain t That A Lot Of Love, Marianne Faithfull 6. Something Better, Dirty Mac 7. John And Mick 8. Yer Blues Yoko Ono And Ivry Gitlis 9. Whola Lotta Yoko, Rolling Stones 10. You Can t Always Get What You Want, 11. Sympathy For The Devil, 12. Salt Of The Earth; Rough Cut vs Final Cut: 1. Entry Of The Galdiators,   Jethro Tull 2. Song For Jeffrey Performance 3. Fire Eater And Luna, The Who 4. A Quick One, Taj Mahal Ain t That A Lot Of Love, M.Faithfull 5. Something Better, The Dirty Mac 7. Yer Blues Yoko Ono & Ivris Gitlis 8. Whola Lotta Yoko, Dirty Mac Outtakes 9. Yes Blues take 2 in colour, 10. Yer Blues German TV Doc. Piece of His Mind, 11. Yer Blues John and Yoko, 12. Yer Blues Austria TV, Archive B&W Video version RS 13. Jumping Jack Flash, 13. Parachute Woman, 14. No Expectations, 15. You Can t Always Get What You Want, The Who Multiangle 16. A Quick One, Dirty Mac Multiangle 17. Yer Blues.



 
REVIEW:

This 4 discs from Misterclaudel (a label dedicated to Beatles stuff) presents probably the definitive bootleg from the Stones Rock n Roll Circus. Another Japan label (MidValley) released its own version with the same title last year which focussed on the Rock and Roll Circus extravaganza that happened at the end of 1968 in London. Disc One presents a genuine stereo mix with incredible stereo separation of all tracks (even more pronounced than the official release) and absolutely no hiss at all. It also offers a surprising mix, at times there are some comments on the right channel unheard on the official release, as well as some never heard before comments by Jagger or Lennon that mark this source as an original un-doctored one. Disc Two presents rehearsals and outtakes either in stereo or mono, including 2 takes of You Can t Always Get What You Want and of Parachute Woman one of which features the only take of this song with harmonica introduction plus a jam called Whole Lotta Yoko, some vocal mixes of Yer Blues and three versions of the Who s A Quick One, the second one being in mono until 4.45 when then turns into stereo. Disc Three presents more outtakes from Taj Mahal, Julius Katchen playing piano introduced by Brian Jones, Dirty Mac, The Who and then the IBC Acetates that include two Jimi Hendrix tracks recorded at Winterland earlier that year. There have been rumours of a bootleg LP just called Rock & Roll Circus that contained only the Stones parts including Route 66 and Confessin The Blues, taken from a video recording but to my knowledge it hasn t been located nowhere and it seems these rehearsals happened on December 10th when no filming took place. The DVD presents 6 different chapters starting with the film rough cut version in black and white; the second chapter is very interesting as it presents on the left of the screen the colour official version and on the right the black and white rough cut, so that all different angles can be spotted instantly as well as the differences from the first edit; Chapter Three presents the second take of Yer Blues in colour plus another take from a Germany tv documentary called In His Presence then a black and white version taken from the John and Yoko film which is followed by a coloured outtake version from the Austrian tv archive with time strip that has the same angle as the German tv film but more complete. Chapter Four present 4 of the Stones songs in black and white. Chapter Five presents a 16:9 screen divided in two showing different angles of the Who s performance. (both in colour) that were shot in 4:3 and in 16:9 ratios, finally Chapter Six gives the same treatment to Dirty Mac s Yer Blues which is shown in 6 different takes, all in colour but for one.

This is a fantastic release that can only be surpassed if something new pops up, maybe from Michael Lindsay Hogg or Glyn John archives in the future, for now we can enjoy this great set.


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