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ROLLING STONES - CD
ZIPPING THROUGH THE DAYS

LABEL:
Glden Eggs 44
SOURCE:
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto 15 July 1972 1st show (cover says Rubber Bowl, Akron 11th July 1972).
FORMAT:
1 picture cd
RUNNING TIME:
78.19
SOUND/SOURCE:
Audience stereo
PACKAGING:
Trifold digipack with 4 pages booklet
 


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SOUND 6.5 / PACKAGING 8 / PERFORMANCE 9
 

TRACK LIST:

1. Brown Sugar, 2. Bitch, 3. Rocks Off, 4. Gimme Shelter, 5. Happy, 6.Tumbling Dice, 7. Love In Vain, 8. Sweet Virginia, 9. You Can t Always Get What You Want, 10. All Down The Line, 11. Midnight Rambler, 12. Bye Bye Johnny, 13. Rip This Joint, 14. Jumping Jack Flash, 15. Street Fighting Man.


 

 
REVIEW:

Let s start at first with the title of this release, many have been over the years bootleg titles who had been taken from the lyrics of Stones songs, in this case Rocks Off, out of which we can just mention some well known 1972 bootlegs ( Plug in, Flush out, Heading for an Overload and Rock off itself) so this one adds to that list. Packaging is good with the trifold digipack showing nice pictures and a 4 pages booklet with an essay dedicated to Roy Carr (here too talking about the fantastic quality of the recording they are referring to the famous Mobile excellent recording and not –unfortunately- to this one); too bad that its back cover attributes this recording to Mobile, Alabama instead of the real source of Toronto first concert. It seems the label insists on being Mobile recording, supported by some Jagger remarks about heat, what would the label know about it, they just copied the uploaded file that stated Mobile as the recording source, just hubris from their side. For the sake of precision let s just remember what Jagger said on the 2nd Toronto show according to the Weekend Magazine: this is the hottest night in the history of the world with 150 degrees   in Maple Leaf Gardens…it was hardly cooler the evening before, Richards even collapsed at the end of Street Fighting Man as he reached backstage, so much for Toronto heat. Anyway this is a nice recording of that show with a much cleaner and new source (the so called Coulson tape) than any of the previous available ones that could be found on cdr like Canadian Showdown (STP 2001), P. Gingers Pig Fried Chicken and Toronto Press Box Fried Matinee, in 2002 came out on silver Standing at the Kitchen Door (VGP 304) which presented the 1st together with 2nd show in good quality, however the first show was in fair quality, distant with too much echo. This recording seems to be in mono but on occasion it is possible to hear clapping coming from the left as well as some music (the beginning of Love in Vain for instance) not taking into consideration the frequency scans posted for many songs on the original trading board version, this just being the outcome of the position the taper was probably recording from, quite distant and possibly amid many jumping onlookers or the decision of the uploader/label to homogenize the unbalanced sound especially on the first 6 tracks. All songs are complete except for You Can t Always Get What You Want that fades away at the end and there are also cuts in between songs. Regarding the famous Jagger comment before band s introduction that has intrigued so many about the origin of this recording,   to my ears he simply says: It s hotter than Alabama. All in all this is a nice release which presents an update of the recordings available from this concert, nice find.


 



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Oct 26, 2018 - 2:09:06 PM

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