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Taylor Swift performs with the Rolling Stones at the United Center
- Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune, June 3, 2013
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THE ROLLING STONES
Chicago, Third Night - June 3, 2013 [Iron Chef, 2CD]
Live at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois; June 3, 2013. Recorded from section 221 (Ronnie’s side) facing the side PA stack. Excellent show, great production, and the sound quality to match. I had a pretty quiet crowd around me, so that was a bonus. Enjoy! - ironchef. Ex AUD stereo.
If there is a shortcoming for this show, don’t blame the excellent recording. Sometimes the band sound a little under rehearsed, even (dare we say it?) out of tune (hey they don’t use autotune, do they?). The backing singer sounds great though. At others, Mick sounds overenthusiastic. Like an overgrown teenager in love. Look at the picture. No-no.
In his later years, Elvis had a hard time singing (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear. ‘Nuff said.
As for the music, hardcore fans are waiting for the miserly amount of tracks Mick Taylor is allowed to play. He gets three tonight. What do fans think?
“Many thanks for sharing this show. Sounds great I’m listening to it now as I’m writing this. I’m looking forward to seeing their Glastonbury Show… Let’s hope, for all of those that are not going, that the BBC are able to broadcast the whole show from Glastonbury?? and not just the piddling four songs the R.S are quibbling about [click here]. Come on Mick and the rest of you, loosen up man. You have made more money than you can ever spend now. I doubt if the Rolling Stones demand the $40 /£26 they demanded at the last full show that was broadcast, it may fall on deaf ears here in the UK.” - judderman, June 4, 2013
“Thank you IronChef for this! And, to the Rolling Stones: SCREW YOU and your $622 ticket prices. This is what you think of your fans, who put you where you are. I will never, ever spend a dime on any CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, concert ticket for the Rolling Stones after their attitude towards their fans.” - Trader Roy, June 5, 2013.
It would be interesting to see what fans think old rockers like The Stones should behave in their ’70s. Mick and Keef are 69, Charlie’s 72 and Ronnie’s the youngster at 66. What we are seeing is another major tour and this time with lots of younger superstar guests singing those old Stones chestnuts. The band have refused to do contemporary covers. The Stones rapping? To their credit, they did do a previous tour where bluesmen were invited to share the stage.
Wouldn’t it be great to see the Stones play smaller venues, charge less and play rhythm n blues? Fans won’t mind watching intimate shows which are streamed through the web. The internet has made it possible. Too bad there’s an ace accountant in the band. Want to bet, there’ll be a followup release with all their young superstar guests?
Huge thanks to taper ironchef who got in close, found the sweet spot and recorded quietly. One of the best we’ve heard with loud guitars and decent separation.
- Professor Red
Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.
Sound Professionals CMC-08s > SP-SB11(no bass roll-off) > Edirol R09HR > CoolEditPro > CD Wave > TLH
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Track 101. Intro (8.6MB)
Track 102. Get Off of My Cloud (6.3MB)
Track 103. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) (9.4MB)
Track 104. Paint It Black (9.4MB)
Track 105. Gimme Shelter (12.9MB)
Track 106. Sway (with Mick Taylor) (7.3MB)
Track 107. Live With Me (7.8MB)
Track 108. As Tears Go By (with Taylor Swift) (7.3MB)
Track 109. Emotional Rescue (12.0MB)
Track 110. Doom and Gloom (7.7MB)
Track 111. One More Shot (5.4MB)
Track 112. Honky Tonk Women * (7.7MB)
Track 113. Band introductions (4.6MB)
* The guitar part on ‘Honky Tonk Women’ stops at the 2:00m mark. Not a recording error. Keith’s guitar died and he had to get a new one.
Track 201. You Got the Silver (Keith on vox) (7.1MB)
Track 202. Before They Make Me Run (Keith on vox) (7.2MB)
Track 203. Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor) (21.6MB)
Track 204. Miss You (13.5MB)
Track 205. Start Me Up (7.5MB)
Track 206. Tumbling Dice (8.2MB)
Track 207. Brown Sugar (9.3MB)
Track 208. Sympathy for the Devil (12.4MB)
Track 209. encore break (4.2MB)
Track 210. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with Roosevelt University Conservatory Chorus) (14.8MB)
Track 211. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (9.0MB)
Track 212. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (with Mick Taylor) (11.2MB)
Total time: 138:19 m
Mick Jagger - vocals, harmonica, guitar
Keith Richards - vocals, guitar
Ron Wood - vocals, guitar
Charlie Watts - drums
Darryl Jones - bass
Mick Taylor - guitar
Chuck Leavell - keyboards
Tim Ries - alto sax
Bobby Keys - tenor sax
Lisa Fisher and Bernard Fowler - vocals, percussion
The Stones are pushing their latest compilation GRRR!. It could well reflect the sentiments of their fan base. Buy it here.
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