THE ROLLING STONES - LEEDS 1971

January 30, 2015 – 3:23 pm

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THE ROLLING STONES
Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out [Mighty Diamonds MD 2004, 1CD]

Live at the University Of Leeds, Leeds, UK; March 13, 1971. Very good BBC radio.

Here is another version of a popular show.

Thanks to godxofxrock9 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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Some background and other notes:

alimente commented at iorr.org:

Swingin’ Pig used a reel-to-reel copy of the original BBC archive tape for their releases of this show (Get Your Leeds Lungs Out and Get Your Leeds Lungs Out Revisited [click here]). What’s on these releases is all there is in the BBC vaults. There’s no more material and, in particular, no stereo mix in the BBC vaults - otherwise TSP would have put it out. The mono mix of the material we know is all he Stones gave the BBC for the broadcast…

Of course, they did not open the show with Dead Flowers but it was the Stones’ decision to have Dead Flowers at the start of the broadcast tape, for whatever reasons that only the Stones or people from the Stones’ camp could explain. I would think that the missing songs had technicals flaws which could not be repaired - could be anything, microphone misfunctions resulting in missing lead vocals, guitars or any other instruments, distortion or whatever. Or performing flaws, fuckups - whatever. It’s also possible that there were tight time restrictions and therefore some songs had to go, and the Stones decided to drop the opening songs. Nowadays, in case of shortened/incomplete broadcasts of Stones shows, the songs that get dropped are usually from the middle of a show, leaving the opening and finale of the shows intact. However, starting a Stones concert broadcast with a country tune like Dead Flowers seems a rather bizarre decision but it has a certain charm. I can imagine that it sounded “fresh” at the time in contrast to Jumping Jack Flash which already was featured on the GYYYO album as the opener.

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There is another version of this show - sourced from “soundboard analog reel to reel” - that is being shared. However, this soundboard master version cannot be shared lossy. Those interested can torrent the lossless flacs here.

This is what uploader Spider_Web wrote of the soundboard master version:

Although not an uncommon show, it is taken from the master reel to reel with verified lineage, not from a bootleg or radio broadcast. As the text file says, no equalization or sound manipulation has been done to this recording - the original recorded sound is what you get. I’m sure a ton of folks already have this show in some form or another; hopefully this will be some sort of upgrade.

Some of you may ask if there is any difference in sound between this and the version that was pressed on numerous bootleg records and CDs. The answer is not really. Most of the vinyl bootlegs were taken from this same source, and most of the CD bootlegs were taken from this exact transfer somewhere down the CDR chain. I also believe that many of the CD bootlegs underwent a bit of equalization and/or level normalization. Again, this copy is raw with verified lineage.

I knew someone back in the mid 1990s who had access to the master reel to reel recording. The reel was carefully recorded directly to stand-alone CDR, and then a copy was made for me. Supposably this same reel to reel was transferred to analog cassette in the 1970s, and transferred to DAT in the early 1990s. I do have a DAT clone of the transfer done in the early ’90s; the sound is about the same but a tad duller.

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Dead Flowers 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 02. Stray Cat Blues 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 03. Love In Vain 6:17 (10.6MB)
Track 04. Midnight Rambler 12:59 (21.8MB)
Track 05. Bitch 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 06. Band intro 0:54 (1.5MB)
Track 07. Honky Tonk Women 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 08. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 09. Little Queenie 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 10. Brown Sugar 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 11. Street Fighting Man 5:09 (8.6MB)
12. Let It Rock [02:39] - Omitted (Official Content)
Track 13. Roll Over Beethoven (Palais Des Sports, Paris, France; September 22, 1970) 2:14 (3.8MB)
58 mins

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  1. 22 Responses to “THE ROLLING STONES - LEEDS 1971”

  2. rod mckuen died of pneumonia at age 81 last nite.

    By darth on Jan 30, 2015

  3. a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community

    By swappers on Jan 30, 2015

  4. I shall have to listen carefully to see if I can tell the difference.

    and Swappers beat me to it… wtf? how is that in any way relevant? It’s just an insult to the Stones :p

    By tony on Jan 30, 2015

  5. track 6 band intro.
    “On saxophone,Bobby Keys!”
    r.i.p.

    By sluggo on Jan 30, 2015

  6. Hey swappers and tony: you may not like darth, but give the guy a break. He’s providing information to us music-loving fans - what the hell is so wrong about that? And Tony, how is that the LEAST bit disrespectful of the Stones????? (ps. swappers, by your own definition [a person who sows discord on the Internet] it seems to me that describes you perfectly]. Now, on to the REAL business: great Stones at their prime - thanks BigO!

    By rick on Jan 30, 2015

  7. If you want to hear let it rock. Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWEW8h3FNSg

    Enjoy

    By Lorton on Jan 30, 2015

  8. Rick just stick around or go back and read some archived posts.Darth has been given more breaks than anyone, he is a class A shit troll.

    By gold medal on Jan 30, 2015

  9. “(ps. swappers, by your own definition [a person who sows discord on the Internet] it seems to me that describes you perfectly].”
    thanks Rick like I’m the one who started a thread on the Stones with a piece about Rod McKuen passing away!?

    pot kettle kettle pot

    By swappers on Jan 30, 2015

  10. ignore`im swappers it`s probably darth under a different name

    By gold medal on Jan 30, 2015

  11. Thanks GM not gonna lose any sleep even if the darthman does have apologists, they’re only allowed out on day release and they do get to play with the wax crayons so they’re welcome to their misguided opinions and if they behave nicely and don’t swear like the foul mouthed troll hisself they get a balloon on a stick

    By swappers on Jan 30, 2015

  12. A successful troll is one who becomes a center of attention and tends to be the topic of conversation instead of the purpose of the message boards. In this thread, for example, fully 7 of the 10 (and now, unfortunately 8 of 11) posts concern said troll in one way or another.

    This does not mean a successful troll is in any way admirable.

    It does, however, mean there are people on the message board with very, very thin skin.

    A successful message board is one that contains members sensible enough not to let the troll(s) succeed.

    Too bad your troll isn’t at least funny or amusing.

    By Rate Your Music on Jan 31, 2015

  13. wow..they talk about me even when im not even there. all i did was post a death notice on the most recent item on here so ppl would see it. rod doesnt have a page or id post it there. i felt that it was ok to post a small notice of his passing here. it shouldnt bother anyone so much that they get their panties in a bunch but alas it did. and look at how many comments after the fact are about me. such anger and hatred and animosity for what??
    and as i have said many many times.. i dont use other names on this site or any other site. i am never a hider and i never try to trick people into thinking i am someone other than who i am. i use one id and only one id.
    i am not asking for any breaks nor am i expecting someone who is using an alternative name from one he is known under to give me one. i dont care what your opinion is of me. if u dont like what i say here… dont read it. plain n simple.
    i am not looking for ppl to agree with me.. in fact i prefer that people dont. if everyone did.. how boring would that be? but if u dont.. have a valid reason for not. grow the fuck up people.

    By darth on Jan 31, 2015

  14. ^exihibit A…glen the mindless convicted trooooll…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Jan 31, 2015

  15. attention seeking whore good or bad its all about the attention right darth

    By gold medal on Jan 31, 2015

  16. and now back to the matter at hand sans the circus troll clown boy glen…

    taken from dime on this recording by spider_web in the description

    Source: Soundboard Analog Reel To Reel

    Lineage: Reel To Reel Master>CDR>CDR>WAV(16 bit/44.1kHz)>
    FLAC(16 bit/44.1kHz)

    Mastering Information: CDR ripped to WAV with Exact Audio Copy. Wave Files
    converted to FLAC (level 8) using FLAC Frontend.

    By Jerry's Finger on Jan 31, 2015

  17. Troll over Beethoven..

    By George Martini on Jan 31, 2015

  18. BAAAAAAAAD Darth! Now you’ve so distressed swappers (again), that he may never recover from the trauma. To save him the future agony, please consider the suggested revision to your original post: “What a nice day it is to listen to “Leeds Lungs..”, but what a sad day it is that Rod McKuen kicked the bucket. O well, we can still play “Dead Flowers” to console ourselves.”

    By Happy Camper on Jan 31, 2015

  19. attention seeking whore good or bad its all about the attention right darth”’what have you had to say that’s good maybe brass by some other name gold medal not

    By bronze medal on Jan 31, 2015

  20. SNL Stones rehearsals…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5-atqR2K50#t=1313

    By sluggo on Feb 17, 2015

  21. SNL stone rehearsals ..a bit more..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krBmPtpkIGI

    By sluggo on Feb 17, 2015

  22. Just found this page, tell me what is wrong with DARTH mentioning Rod McKuen died on January 29, 2015. What is wrong with you people have you never heard of Free Speech. Thanks Darth at least you cared enough to mention the most prolific Poet and Song Writer Rod McKuen. To the rest of you GROW UP.

    By Anna Cottage on Sep 26, 2015

  23. Any chance of a post of the complete show with 1st two songs JJF LWM, It is on the Delux Sticky Fingers box set way overpriced though just to get the leeds show

    By Fritz on May 17, 2016

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