HAMPTON COLISEUM @ #1
Recorded Live: 12/18/1981 -
Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, VA)
If The Beatles catalog is the gospel of songwriting
and studio recording, the textbook for live performance
is the endless road paved by The Rolling Stones,
the quintessential live group.
HAMPTON 12/18/81 is truly a great addition to the collection, and better late than never. One would have thought with the success of the Grateful Dead and the crazed recording enthusiasts, the hit machine that is the Rolling Stones would have allowed for in-concert taping as well. The audience certainly indulges in that pleasure anyway - and the superb bootleg - Liver Than You'll Ever Be - most likely forced the release of the equally superb, but differently flavored, Get Your Ya Ya's Out (and looking at Wikipedia it is interesting that the collaborators on that site agree with me. See below*)
So the huge, largely untapped market, is there. And the Eagle Rock additions are immense. This collection has superb liner notes, photos, DVD, double CD and vinyl! It's a treat that Stones fans have deserved for years and the takes of "Just My Imagination," "Beast of Burden" are key points for discussion and study, beyond the entertainment. You see, if you listen to the CD first in the car, as I have - many, many, many times - and then watch the video, it is two different experiences. What the Stones offer is the music and the show, two separate entities.
A tune that leaves this critic/aficionado rather cold, "She's So Cold," works better as a live track, but how can it compete with "Let's Spend The Night Together," or "Under My Thumb" or "Can't Always Get What You Want." More is always better, of course, and though Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live (and the bootlegs from decades earlier, Hyde Park as well as Get Your Leeds Lungs Out) may be superior, this is still a prime cut, grade A material that is very enjoyable and a worthy addition.
With a mega band like our boys Mick, Keith, Charlie and company, the ceaseless touring brings reinvention of the material, a different perspective on the fabric, the artwork that we know and love so well. This tour's smooth, liquidy guitars provide a variation on the theme, and has wonderful high points, even if the renditions aren't (not to be redundant) as charging as the flavors found on Get Your Ya Ya's Out or the quintessential bootleg, Liver Than You'll Ever Be, or Some Girls Live. It's the addition to the library that purists and Rolling Stone fan/historians treasure, and this component does not disappoint.
Hear the HAMPTON CONCERT here
LIVE STONES ALBUMS
LIVER THAN YOU'LL EVER BE
Live'r Than You'll Ever Be is a bootleg recording of The Rolling Stones' concert in Oakland, California from 9 November 1969. It was one of the first live rock musicbootlegs and was made notorious as a document of their1969 tour of the United States. The popularity of the bootleg forced the Stones' label Decca Records to release the live album Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert in 1970. Live'r is also one of the earliest commercial bootleg recordings in rock history, released in December 1969, just two months after the Beatles' Kum Back and five months after Bob Dylan'sGreat White Wonder. Like the two earlier records,Live'r's outer sleeve is plain white, with its name stamped on in black ink.
#3 GET YOUR YA YA'S OUT
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!': The Rolling Stones in Concertis a live album by The Rolling Stones, released 4 September 1970 on Decca Records in the UK and onLondon Records in the US. It was recorded in New York and Maryland in November 1969, just before the release of Let It Bleed. It is the first live album to reach number 1 in the UK. It was reported to have been issued in response to the well known bootleg Live'r Than You'll Ever Be.
#4 GOT LIVE IF YOU WANT IT
Go to: 14:17 in to her the STUDIO version of FORTUNE TELLER with fake applause overdubbed smack dab in the middle of the album.
Love Potion #9
#5 FORTUNE TELLER
#6 SOME GIRLS LIVE
The Rolling Stones – Some Girls Live In Texas ’78
The Rolling Stones – Some Girls Live In Texas ’78
Joe Vig reviews SOME GIRLS LIVE
#7 JOE COCKER
ACROSS FROM MIDNIGHT TOUR
RIP Joe Cocker - Cocker has crossed over
Joe Cocker dies at 70https://www.yahoo.com/music/s/joe-cocker-dies-70-192107501.html
#8) ELEPHANT'S MEMORY
Review by Joe Viglione [-]\
#9 ISN'T SHE GREAT BURT BACHARACH / BETTE MIDLER
ISN'T SHE GREAT
Where the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls had a terrific Dionne Warwick classic in the title track (the biggest of her first 22 Top 40 hits), the reuniting of producer/arranger Burt Bacharach with lyricist Hal David and vocalist Warwick is about as memorable as this biographical film about Jacqueline Susanne, the author of Valley of the Dolls. One problem is failing to utilize the film's star, Bette Midler, on any of the songs here, proving how essential that diva is to both sides of the movie-making experience. Even dialogue from the motion picture would have given this endless middle-of-the-road loop something to hold onto. It sounds like all involved showed up to get their paychecks, manufactured the music off of an assembly line, and maybe had some fun reminiscing about the really great work they all did once upon a time
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#10 THE GREAT FATSBY LESLIE WEST