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THE ROLLING STONES
She Liked the Way I Held the Microphone [Coast2Coast C2C 15, 1CD]
Live at the International Ampitheatre, Chicago, Illinois. June 20, 1972, second show. Good to very good audience recording.
Some shows are memorable not because of their sonic clarity but for sheer excitement, energy and performance. In many instances, a show was memorable because you were there. This show is like one of those. While Mick Jagger’s vocals are buried, one can easily feel the energy of the band and imagine what it must have been like to be there.
The Stones were hot off the release of Exile On Main Street (May 1972) and, by all accounts, this was the tour that cemented the Stones’ reputation as “The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” - here you can feel and believe it.
A reader kindly offered this recording to be shared among our readers. According to the CD notes, “28 years ago, a small cassette recorder was sneaked in by a brave soul to a prime balcony spot, where the mike could be pointed directly at the speakers. Drunken heretics enjoying the show were punched for talking or breathing too loud, lest they interfere with the Mission. It succeeded: this stunning recording was the background to a few great parties, and many beers. And then it was forgotten for a quarter of a century… until now…”
All we can say is, thanks for the memories…
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Track 01. Audience (894k)
Track 02. Brown Sugar (5.2MB)
Track 03. Bitch (5.9MB)
Track 04. Rocks Off (5.4MB)
Track 05. Gimme Shelter (7.4MB)
Track 06. Happy (4.3MB)
Track 07. Tumbling Dice (6.4MB)
Track 08. Love in Vain (7.8MB)
Track 09. Sweet Virginia (6.2MB)
Track 10. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (9.7MB)
Track 11. All Down the Line (5.6MB)
Track 12. Midnight Rambler (14.7MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 13. introductions (1.6MB)
Track 14. Bye Bye Johnny (4.5MB)
Track 15. Rip This Joint (3.6MB)
Track 16. Jumping Jack Flash (4.8MB)
Track 17. Street Fighting Man (6.8MB)
No live album was released from the tour, and according to the wikipedia, one was planned as far as having a front and back cover designed and studio touch-ups being made on several recorded tracks. Eventually, the album was shelved due to contractual disputes with Allen Klein.
Click here to order The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main Street.