October 19, 2019 – 5:16 am


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Jersey Devil [Empress Valley EVSD-119/120, CD 5/6 of 6]

Live at the Brendan Byrne Arena, Meadowlands, NJ; November 7, 1981. Very good soundboard.


The final New Jersey show exists only from the beginning through to “Little T & A.” Both Empress Valley and Rattle Snake on Jersey Devil: American Tour 1981 – November 7th (RS 100/101) finish the show by editing the latter fourth of the Seattle soundboard from October 15, from “Tumbling Dice” to the ending “Star Spangled Banner.” Some think such a practice is acceptable since it keeps the sound on an even keel. But Vinyl Gang on Too Tired To Rock (Vinyl Gang VGP-318) use an audience tape from the same show to complete it which presents a more authentic representation of the event.

November 7 has the best sound of the three. It is very lively and well balanced (although still not perfect) and sucks the listener in at the beginning. Like the others Bill Graham introduces the Stones before a very energetic “Under My Thumb.” Mick’s microphone isn’t working at first and they keep playing until he can join in. Keith even plays the melody on guitar before the vocals start.

Before “Shattered” Jagger jokes, “ah shidoobee. I feel like I’m shitting all over the stage” and sings “to live in New Jersey you must be tough tough tough tough.” At the and he says “we’re all New Jersey bums alright? Just for one night.”

The early in the set cover songs all are grouped together as is the norm and again includes “Twenty Flight Rock” again. Jagger has fun introducing “Beast Of Burden,” proudly whining “I don’t want to be anybody’s toerag. I don’t want to be anybody’s doormat neither… nobody’s beast of burden.” The second side begins with the best “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” out of the three Jersey shows. Watt’s saxophone is clearly heard with Wood’s guitar. The tape unfortunately ends after a great “Little T & A.”

The rest of the disc is the October 15 Seattle soundboard recording and while there is the same excellent sound the mood is much different. There is much more excitement in the New Jersey show compared to the still atmosphere of the Kingdome. It would have been better if Empress Valley followed Vinyl Gang’s lead and spliced in the audience recording. Despite that Jersey Devils is a very good release by Empress Valley when they were interested in producing quality Rolling Stones release, something they have completely abandoned.

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Disc 5
Track 501. Under My Thumb 4:46
Track 502. When The Whip Comes Down 5:05
Track 503. Let’s Spend the Night Together 4:50
Track 504. Shattered 4:57
Track 505. Neighbours 4:04
Track 506. Black Limousine 4:17
Track 507. Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) 7:39
Track 508. Twenty Flight Rock 1:54
Track 509. Going to a Go-Go 3:52
Track 510. Let Me Go 4:44
Track 511. Time Is on My Side 3:47
Track 512. Beast of Burden 7:15
Track 513. Waiting On A Friend 5:12
Track 514. Let It Bleed 6:32
69 mins

Disc 6
Track 601. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 9:40
Track 602. Band intro 0:58
Track 603. Little T&A 3:17

Kingdome, Seattle, WA; October 15, 1981
Track 604. Tumbling Dice 4:04
Track 605. She’s So Cold 4:01
Track 606. All Down The Line 4:10
Track 607. Hang Fire 2:51
Track 608. Miss You 6:16
Track 609. Start Me Up 4:17
Track 610. Honky Tonk Women 3:21
Track 611. Brown Sugar 3:37
Track 612. Jumping Jack Flash 9:19
Track 613. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 5:37
Track 614. Outro Star Spangled Banner 2:28
64 mins

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  1. 8 Responses to “THE ROLLING STONES - NEW JERSEY 1981 [CD 5/6 OF 6]”

  2. Rumor has it Mick gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Oct 19, 2019

  3. Rumor has it Keef gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Oct 19, 2019

  4. The Glimmer Twins

    By U L E on Oct 19, 2019

  5. Thank you for remembering it. I began to despair of seeing this page.

    By gagliaudo on Oct 20, 2019

  6. Suite et (enfin) fin du périple New Jersey.
    Thanks Big O.

    By Bernard (France) on Oct 20, 2019

  7. Rumor has it U L E gots a very Lil brain, no Un, and such an Asshole as we can see the light through his mouth !

    By The Crow on Oct 20, 2019

  8. The Rolling Stones are among my favorites. Some critics say the band is a shell of its former self, even to the point of parody. I disagree. Seeing them live is one of the things on my Bucket List. So is seeing Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. Alas, Leonard Cohen was on my list also but that ship has sailed. At least I’ve seen Dylan about 20 times, Van Morrison twice, Joni Mitchell once, Joan Baez once, Johnny Cash once, Willie Nelson twice, and John Mellencamp twice.

    By Mark on Oct 22, 2019

  9. I’m glad someone mentioned John Cougar Mellencamp . The greatest singer and songwriter of all time .

    By G W on Oct 22, 2019

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