ROLLING STONES - CD
THE CIRCUS HIT TOWN

LABEL:
Tarantura TCDRS 23-1.2 RS MAY18
SOURCE:
Earls Court Arena, London 22 May 1976.
FORMAT:
2 picture cds
RUNNING TIME:
52.14/33.14
SOUND/SOURCE:
Soundboard stereo
PACKAGING:
Gatefold Cardboard sleeve with Obi, Lim. Edition 100 numbered copies
 


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SOUND 8.5 / PACKAGING 10 / PERFORMANCE 9
 

TRACK LIST:

Disc One: 1. Honky Tonk Women (fade in), 2. If You Can't Rock Me, 3. Get Off Of My Cloud, 4. Hand Of Fate, 5. Hey Negrita,  6. Ain t Too Proud To Beg, 7. Fool To Cry, 8. Hot Stuff, 9. Star Star, 10. You Gotta Move, 11. You Can t Always Get What You Want ,.

Disc Two: 1. Band Intro, 2. Happy, 3. Tumbling Dice, 3. Nothing From Nothing, 4. Outa Space.

5. Midnight Rambler, 6  It s Only Rock n Roll (But I Like It), 7. Brown Sugar (fade out).

 
REVIEW:

Another Stones release from Tarantura in order to celebrate their 25th anniversary: this time is the London concert held on May 22 nd 1976. This concert was released on tape as Down in the Court and Complete Show which had anyway a very poor recording, on vinyl in 1989 16 tracks on Liver Than You ll Ever Be 2 (Southern Records TRS 01 A-D)2LP issued in 300 numbered copies, in excellent audience stereo while on compact came out in 200 on Down In The Court (VGP 250) featuring 12 soundboard tracks mixed with average audience source, these same tracks can be found on Earls Court 1976 ( RS 90-10876) in 1990 in Japan which had the particular weird feature of having Midnight Rambler split in two songs. Earls Court 1976 (Scorpio RS 90-10876), Order in the Court (no label) and Live in London 1976 (SGRS 014), Sexual Healing (OTR 65501-2), London 1976 (VIP 007), Out of the Court (Eternal RSCDX 502/624 006-2) are other releases of this concert. In 2006 in Japan came out Europe 76 (SODD 017-18) a 3 cd set featuring 15 songs from this concert and in Earls Court 1976 (DAC 045) which again featured the 12 songs in soundboard, this time with the rest of the show in improved audience quality. Finally in 2010 Tour of Europe 1976 (WLR 2134) that presented songs in audience quality, mostly in stereo except the last tracks in mono. So here comes this release that is the first to offer parts of Hony Tonk Women plus some in between comments by Jagger (can someone fix this f….g microphone?) all this coming from a low generation copy of the original soundboard recording; however there is still hiss to be heard especially in between songs when Jagger speaks, the music output is good though and personally I do appreciate it this way instead of getting filters that will present a duller version. Certainly having this on a 2 cds is a bit discouraging, the second disc being just over 33 minutes in length, using a 90 minutes disc would have reduced overall costs, but of course the label would have not profited as well.



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