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ROLLING STONES - Vinyl
A DESTRUCTIVE ELEMENT 2LP

LABEL:
Casino Records Entertainment 1973 & 2016 Distributed by The Family Affair Company. All trademarks and logos are protected. Made in USA. 506 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA.
SOURCE:
Odeon Theatre, Birmingham 19th September 1973 1st show.
FORMAT:
2 LPs yellow (Disc One) and red (Disc Two) vinyl
RUNNING TIME:
16.56/14.00/19.55/17.29
SOUND/SOURCE:
Audience stereo
PACKAGING:
Gatefold cover with inner colour sleeves, 400 numbered copies
 


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SOUND 9 / PACKAGING 10 / PERFORMANCE 10
 

TRACK LIST:

Side A: 1. Intro, 2. Brown Sugar, 3. Gimme Shelter, 4. Happy, 5. Tumbling Dice

Side B: 1. Star Star, 2. Dancing With Mr.D, 3. Angie

Side C: 1. You Can t Always Get What You Want, 2. Midnight Rambler

Side D: 1. Honky Tonk Women, 2. All Down The Line, 3. Rip This Joint, 4. Jumping Jack Flash, 5. Street Fighting Man.


 
REVIEW:

This show had been released some time ago on compact with the same title by Godfather Records (GFR 661) present a concert that came out some time ago remastered, re-pitted, un-bummed by IMP bringing up one of the best recordings of the 1973 tour, soon copied by DAC on Birmingham Odeon (DAC 067). However Birmingham 1 st show was released before as Birmingham Odeon 1973 (Oh Boy 1.9168 that released it on a 10 songs lp as well), British Tour 1973 (Stone Crazy 004) in worse sound, Rainy Days in Birmingham (Stonehenge 002), Birmingham Odeon 1973 (SOS and Phoenix); then lately Birmingham 1973 Remaster in stereo (IMP N 316), but let s get a look at the inner sleeve notes by Ian Iachimoe: In 1973 the Rolling Stones were still running under the sobriquets of both Greatest Rock n Roll band in the world and, what Randy Newman s father would call, The whitest people I ve ever seen. Their fondness for fast living, groupies, alcohol & other vices keeping them in the press but none of this dampened their enthusiasm & gusto on stage. lusty & lustful performances is usually attributed to their lead guitarist Mick Taylor who enlivened the bands sound as they move through their transition between long haired, girlfriend stealers to sweat soaked, grubby, wife swappers. The parts that the band played by this stage were becoming more defined - Previously Mick Taylor & Keith Richards had alternated their time as lead guitarist but now the form settled with Mick playing lead, stood to the left hand side of the stage & steadily looking more & more comfortable with his crowning status, Keith played rhythm guitar, swinging & swaying his way around the middle of the stage more than probably thanks to the hospitality laid in for the rider. Mick Jagger was still the peacock at the front of the show - strutting, preening & seducing the crowd, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts held the beat steady while the addition of Billy Preston completed the function & further electrified the shows. The European shows, while considered some of the bands best, were also to be among Mick Taylor s swansongs. Always reticent & shy it seemed he would prefer to hide behind his instrument & his music leaving the rest of the sticky debauchery to the rest of the band but this was apparently how he preferred things. Having previously jumped ship from his position in his first band 'John Mayall s Bluesbreakers for, dependent on who s opinion you believe, either boredom or because of Mayall s suggestion to Mick Jagger that if they needed a replacement for the dearly departed Brian Jones then Mr. Taylor would be the man to choose, Mick would never take centre stage prompting Stones bassist Bill Wyman to
quote Musically he (Mick Taylor) was a better musician than the other guys in the band.
Some of the things he did was amazing but he was incredibly boring onstage. He’d do the
most amazing licks, riffs and solos but he’d just stand there and look at his guitar. God, the
audience would see the top of his head all the time. I always thought he could’ve been a bit
more... but then I’m not a good one to talk. I don t leap about much. In 30 years with The Stones I ve probably made three steps on the stage. This Birmingham show is the perfect indicator
of what Mick could do - strikingly light to blazingly fast through studiedly bluesy
guitar work. Improvisational work is key to the success of the show something that he
brought to the band in spades. Packaging is really excellent, let alone the coloured vinyl LPs with picture labels, both housed in dedicated colour sleeves with track listing and lots of pictures, the gatefold cover holding the lot is itself wrapped in a clear plastic bag where a quite large sticker shows the limited edition number.

 

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