UNDERCOVER COMPLETE RECORSING SESSIONS
|Sweet Black Angels 017
|Disc One, Tracks 1-3: Pathe Marconi St. Paris 15 October 82; Tracks 4-12 and Discs Two, Three and Disc Four Tracks 1.9: Pathe Marconi St. Paris 11 November 82, Disc Four, Tracks 10-13: Compass Point St. Nassau 30 January 83, Tracks 14-20: Hit Factory New York 2 May 83. Disc Five: Hit Factory New York 20 June 83; Disc Six, Track 1: Bain Douches Club, Paris 18 October 83, Track 2: Holiday Inn Aeropuerto Hotel, Naucalpan, Aculco & Coyoacan, Mexico City 26-30 October 83, Track 3:Churubisco St. Mexico City 18.23 January 84, Track 4: Mexico City outskirts 24 January 84.
|5 black coated cdrs plus bonus picture DVD-R .
|: 70.46/64.04/63.44/77.26/78.07/20.29 (4,53+4.27+4.54+6.55)
|: Soundboard Stereo except for Disc One, Track 2: soundboard mono, Disc Six: Dolby Digital 2.0
|6 Discs Fatboy case Lim.Edition 50 numbered copies with two 4 pages booklets.
SOUND 10 / PACKAGING 10
/ PERFORMANCE 10
1. High School Girl, 2. She Was Hot I, 3. Can t Find Love I, 4. Still In Love,
5. Instrumental Reggae, 6. Munich Hilton V, 7. I Love You Too Much V, 8. Still
In Love IV, 9. Still In Love V, 10. I Think I m Going Mad IV, 11. Golden Caddy
III , 12. Golden Caddy IV.
1. Cooking Up II, 2. Too Tough I, 3. Flirty, 4. Pretty Beat Up I, 5. Pretty
Beat Up II, 6. Tie You Up (The Pain Of Love) I, 7. Tie You Up (The Pain Of
Love) II, 8. All The Way Down I , 9.All The Way Down II, 10. Wanna Hold You III,
11. Wanna Hold You IV, 12. Wanna Hold You V.
1. Blues Jam I, 2. Blues Jam II, 3. Blues Jam III (on cover The Stumble/Hide
Away), 4. Cook Cook Blues I, 5. Looking For Trouble, 6. Heartbeat, 7. Crazy
Arms, 8. Christine. 9. I Tried To Talk Her Into It, 10. Can t Find Love II, 11.
Can t Find Love III, 12. In
Your Hand, 13. Keep It Cool I, 14. Keep It Cool II.
1. She Was Hot II, 2. Identification, 3. It Must Be Hell I, 4. Stop That, 5.
Stop That, 6. Eliza Upchink I, 7. Tie You Up (The Pain Of Love)III, 8. Too Much
Blood I, 9. Too Much Blood II, 10. I m A Little Mixed Up I, 11. I m
A Little Mixed Up II, 12. I m A Little Mixed
Up III, 13. Feel On Baby I, 14. Too Much Blood III, 15. Undercover Of The Night
II, 16. Undercover Of The Night III, 17. Undercover Of The Night IV, 18.
Undercover Of The Night V, 19. Undercover Of The Night VI, 20.
Undercover Of The Night VII.
1. She Was Hot III, 2. She Was Hot III, 3. She Was Hot VI, 4. She Was Hot VII, 5.
Too Much Blood V, 6. Too Much Blood VI, 7. Wanna Hold You VII, 8. I Think I m
Going Mad V, 9. Undercover Of The Night X, 10. Feel On Baby II, 11. Too Much
Blood VI, 12. Too Much Blood VII, 13. Too Much Blood VIII.
1. Undercover Of The Night #1, 2. Undercover Of The Night#2, 3. She Was Hot, 4.
Too Much Blood.
previous underground that covered these sessions we have to remember on vinyl
Undercover Outtakes, Goin Mad & Wild, All Mixed Up, Think You Like It,
Still on the Road ep, Learning the Game and on compact Play the Tattoo,
Censored, In the Eighties, The Pain of Love,Chainsaw Massacre, Jamming with
Stu, All Mixed Up etc
first page of Booklet one: This album is the first attempt ever of presenting
the complete recording sessions of the Undercover. Each song has been re-mastered,
runs at the right speed and it's in the right key, uses the best and more
complete sources available (we checked them all: ABC Records, Outsider Bird
Records, Rabbit Records, VGP, Rogue, Gemstones, RMP, DAC, JEMS, the bkeys
samples, etc.) and also some never before released masters with upgraded
sources and even a never before released demo of She Was Hot I! For the
hardcore collectors we have used Complete Works (Rolling Stones collectors
site) nomenclature (a latin number after the name of each song, in case than
more than one version exists) as of March 2017.
Undercover sessions started in mid-October through November 7th 1982 in an unidentified
8-track basement demo studio in Paris,
Jagger explains: When we started off writing [Undercover], Keith and I got in a
bit early and we rented an 8-track demo studio here in Paris. And I said: Well, have you got some,
Keith? and we took turns at playing the drums and - well, we played guitar and
we got to know the material each of us had written in the past few months, you
know. So when we actually got the band into the studio, we had sort of a hard-core
bunch of songs, which is actually most of the songs on the album. Mick also
added in another interview: This time I decided that I wasn't going to rely on
studio composing. So before recording Undercover, Keith and I went into a
little studio with 4 or 5 songs I'd done and some he'd worked up, and we played
them to each other and he suggested tempos and various adjustments. After a
week we had 6 or 7 things to start with. I hate having to go in and teach the
whole band in the studio. I d much rather do it in rehearsal time. For the last
part of this intimate recording sessions Charlie Watts joins them, and the demo
recording / songwriting exploration of High School Girl might feature him on
drums, with only Mick Jagger singing and playing guitar, but unfortunately
kinda goes nowhere. The demo of She Was Hot I has never before seen the light
of day, it starts directly with the main chord progression and features both
Jagger and Richards on guitar, it has a slower tempo and country feeling -seems
a little bit more of a ballad than the rocker which it will latter become- and
also a different set of lyrics, Richards sings background vocals and clearly
enjoys the song so much that he improvises some lines before the song ends!
From the never properly finished Can t Find Love I we have this great demo with
Jagger playing electric piano -might be him, might be not-, with two guitars
and again some background vocals by Richards.
disc presents the earliest recordings for Undercover that happened in France
in mid October 1982 that include the very
first slower version of She Was Hot with different lyrics that although in mono
is a real embryo of the songs we know. Other highlights are all versions of
poignant instrumental Still In Love and a 14.16 minutes version of I Think I m
Going Mad sung by Richards; the 2 versions of Golden Caddy differ since the
first has screams and the second spoken words, both being over 9 minutes long.
Disc Two opens with a raunchy take of Cooking Up plus a bunch on instrumental
versions of Pretty Beat Up. And three versions of Wanna Hold You. Disc Three
opens up with a stunning slow blues that lasts 6 minutes and is incorrectly
called The Stumble/Hideaway, out of some riffs played on piano by Stu of these
Freddie King songs; disc ends with both versions of Keep It Cool that run for
more than 10 minutes combined with Kim Barber on guitar, Chuck Leavell on piano
and Keith Richards or Ron Wood on bass.
Four has a couple of rocking tracks called Stop That which are really superb both
as musical consistency and recording sound output; then there are a number of
versions of Undercover Of The Night, with number two starting with over 3
minutes of drums and percussions alone. Disc Five is dedicated mostly to
official alternate versions ( 12
inch mixes, promo videos soundtracks etc.)
is spectacular with the discs that are housed in a 6 discs Fatboy case, two 3
pages booklets with detailed information on each track and those vinyl looking
cdrs (with grooves) that are a real treat, make this release a precious gem for
collectors and fans, although there are some mistakes on back cover s latin
numbers. The sound is excellent, generally with no hiss and the correct pitch which
let the music output be appreciated in full.
Apr 29, 2017 - 5:58:09 PM