Not satisfied, The Swingin’ Pig went and remastered the Get Your Leeds Lungs Out bootleg to issue a second pressing. Many others have since tried mastering these tapes, but here is that first attempt.
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THE ROLLING STONES
Get Your Leeds Lungs Out: Revisited [The Swingin’ Pig TSP-CD-215, 1CD]
Live at the University of Leeds, UK, March 13, 1971. Ex mono soundboard. This remaster by Swingin’ Pig states “20 bit digital mastering from the original analog master”.
“One of my all-time favorite Stones records happens to be a live boot - Live at Leeds, 1971. Recorded a month before the release of Sticky Fingers, the concert finds the band before Mick had shot for the jetset and Keith just began to shoot (well, do nothing but shoot, anyway), and long before their live show became nothing but a best-of act. It’s a loose and burning performance by a bluesy rock ‘n’ roll band at their absolute peak - when they truly were The Greatest Rock Band in the World. And, unlike the still-amazing Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! (1970), there are no in-studio overdubs or song-editing to be found here. Listening to shows like this almost allows you to forget the horrors of No Security (1998) and Live Licks (2004). Almost.” - webinfront.net
When did the Stones sell out? Was it when Brian Jones died? Or after Mick Taylor got booted for asserting he wrote some of those Mick n Keef tunes? It’s unclear. But as the writer from webinfront.net pointed out, it’s almost universal that from the ’90s onwards, the Rolling Stones was a nostalgia act unable to kick out the jams, create new exciting material or stay relevant.
The one document that stands to reflect on their creativity and power also continues to escape an official release. Live at Leeds in 1971 with Mick Taylor on lead guitar.
While the Stones did account for themselves live with the Get Your Ya-Yas Out album, that was compiled from two concerts in Maryland [Nov 26] and New York [Nov 27-28] in 1969. It was edited and “worked on” to sound like a seamless live concert experience. Mick’s lead vocals were dubbed in on half the tracks while Keith’s backing vocals were added.
This Leeds show is as is with no studio edits. It was part of a short UK tour where the Stones announced on their first night out that they would henceforth become tax exiles and live outside the UK. According to the wikipedia, this show was recorded for a BBC radio broadcast. Although clearly this bootleg comes from a soundboard or FM source, there has been no bootleg of this show that we know of that claims to have come from a BBC archive tape. Sadly no other quality recording of this British tour exists.
It remains much loved by Stones fans. A reminder of “the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world”.
- The Little Chicken
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Track 01. Dead Flowers (6.4MB)
Track 02. Stray Cat Blues (5.3MB)
Track 03. Love in Vain (9.1MB)
Track 04. Midnight Rambler (17.8MB)
Track 05. Bitch (5.8MB)
Track 06. Band Introductions (1.2MB)
Track 07. Honky Tonk Women (4.6MB)
Track 08. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (7.1MB)
Track 09. Little Queenie (6.4MB)
Track 10. Brown Sugar (5.8MB)
Track 11. Street Fighting Man (7.0MB)
Let It Rock [stereo b-side] (omitted)*
* The omitted track comes from a single and was officially released.
Mick Jagger - vocals
Keith Richard, Mick Taylor - guitars
Bill Wyman - bass
Charlie Watts - drums
Bobby Keys, Jim Price - horns
Nicky Hopkins - piano
By now, The Stones were already established as great performers and musicians. Sticky Fingers ratcheted up their hip value with a controversial album cover designed by Andy Warhol. This album contained songs that were banned in $heep City, $ingapore, Sister Morphine and Dead Flowers. For those on the other side of the border, you can buy it here.