October 23, 2013 – 5:07 pm

A murky blast.

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Complete ‘73 Affair [The Godfatherecords G.R. 334/335, 2CD]

Live at the Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria; September 1, 1973, the opening show of the 1973 Tour of Europe. Very good audience mono. From CD-R rip.

When the Stones finally gave their blessings to release the often bootlegged Brussels’ show, The Guardian’s John Harris, poured out a loving review.

“This was late 1973, when Goat’s Head Soup had just been released - and, according to retrospective received opinion, the Stones had exited the run of form that stretched from 1968 to 1972. To my mind, this view of things omits how good large swathes of GHS actually were, a point underlined here by versions of Dancing With Mr D, Star Star (or, if you prefer, Starfucker), Angie and Doo Doo Doo Dooo (Heartbreaker).”

Harris also was pleased as punch with the swift, inventive and melodic guitar pickings of Mick Taylor. He said: Mick Taylor’s soloing threads itself through the rest of the music with grace and understatement” and praised Taylor’s “11-minute reading of You Can’t Always Get What You Want, so all is well”. On this Austrian show, Taylor trims it back to seven minutes.

While all the energy is captured here, one would have wished for a better recording. The mix is very loud with the guitars up front and always fighting with Jagger’s vocals for presence. The first two tracks are a murky start but by Gimme Shelter, it’s guitars vs vocals. The highlight though are how the Stones tackle Goats Head Soup songs in a live setting. This is before all that sound-shaping, high tech gear arrived and it’s just a stage with speaker and amps all around. The band generate their own energy with Jagger an animal on stage. Ah, Jagger unambiguously singing Starfucker. “Yes you are, yes you are!”

So sit back, relax and enjoy the vintage twin-guitar attack of ‘73 Stones. This was the tour’s opening show. Better sound quality can be found on the bonus tracks on Disc Two, taken from soundboard recordings.
- The Little Chicken

Thanks to godxofxrock9 for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den. godxofxrock9 also noted: “Many mistakes on the cover-artwork’s info.” (Corrected below)

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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Disc 1
Track 101. Brown Sugar [03:35] (6.7MB)
Track 102. Bitch [04:27] (7.5MB)
Track 103. Gimme Shelter [05:36] (9.4MB)
Track 104. Happy [03:15] (5.5MB)
Track 105. Tumbling Dice [04:02] (6.8MB)
Track 106. 100 Years Ago [05:00] (8.4MB)
Track 107. Starfucker [04:30] (7.6MB)
Track 108. Angie [05:14] (8.8MB)
Track 109. Sweet Virginia [04:49] (8.1MB)
Track 110. You Can’t Always Get What You Want [07:38] (12.8MB)
Track 111. Dancing With Mr.D [05:32] (9.3MB)
Track 112. Midnight Rambler [10:13] (17.2MB)
Track 113. Silver Train [04:15] (7.2MB)
Track 114. Honky Tonk Women [03:33] (6.0MB)
Track 115. All Down The Line [04:21] (7.3MB)
Track 116. Rip This Joint [02:13] (3.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Jumping Jack Flash [03:39] (6.1MB)
Track 202. Street Fighting Man [04:09] (7.0MB)
Track 203. Rocks Off [03:41] Feb 26 1973 Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia (6.2MB)
Track 204. Love In Vain [05:09] Feb 26 1973 Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia (8.7MB)
Track 205. Little Queenie [03:26] Feb 26 1973 Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia (5.8MB)
Track 206. It’s All Over Now [02:35] Jan 21 1973 Honolulu, International Sports Center (4.4MB)
Track 207. Route 66 [02:46] Jan 18 1973 Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, CA (4.7MB)
Track 208. It’s All Over Now [04:51] Jan 18 1973 Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, CA (8.2MB)
Track 209. Dead Flowers [03:59] Jan 18 1973 Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, CA (6.7MB)
Track 210. No Expectations [04:27] Jan 18 1973 Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, CA (7.5MB)
Track 211. Stray Cat Blues [04:03] Jan 18 1973 Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, CA (6.8MB)
Track 212. Live With Me [03:45] Jan 18 1973 Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, CA (6.3MB)
Track 213. Can You Hear The Music? [09:29] Aug 18-23 1973 Tour Rehearsal Mobile Recording Unit Rotterdam, Netherlands (16.0MB)
Track 214. Gimme Shelter [05:14] Oct 17 1973 Forest Nationale (1st show), Brussels, Belgium (8.8MB)
Track 215. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) [05:03] Sept 9 1973 Empire Pool, Wembley, UK (8.5MB)
Track 216. Dancing With Mr.D [04:26] 1Oct 17 1973 Forest Nationale (1st show), Brussels, Belgium (7.5MB)

Details Bonus Tracks

Disc-2 Tracks 3-5
February 26, 1973 - Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia (Stereo Soundboard Recording)

Disc-2 Track 6
January 21, 1973 - Honolulu,International Sports Center (Stereo Audience Recording)

Disc-2 Tracks 7-12
January 18, 1973 - Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, CA (Mono Audience Recording)

Disc-2 Track 13
August 18-23, 1973 - Tour Rehearsal Mobile Recording Unit Rotterdam, Netherlands (Mono Audience Recording)

Disc-2 Tracks 14,16
October 17, 1973 - Foret Nationale, Brussels, Belgium (1st Show) (Stereo Soundboard Recording)

Disc-2 Track 15
September 9, 1973 - Empire Pool, Wembley, UK (Stereo Soundboard Recording)

The only official recording of the 1973 Europe Tour is Brussels Affair, recorded live on October 17, 1973 at the Forest National in Brussels, Belgium. Released by the Rolling Stones bootleg label in late 2011. Buy it here.

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  2. Track 110 You Can’t Always Get What You Want errors.

    By Joseph on Oct 23, 2013

  3. Thank you, error corrected!

    By Joseph on Oct 23, 2013

  4. Not to complain, Big-O, but… so much wonderful music, so little time alive in this little life to enjoy it all to it’s fullest.
    What a treat this is, can’t wait to hear it! Man, you sure know how to get the juices flowing on a dead morning.

    By lowendbill on Oct 23, 2013

  5. this is the stones we all loved when they really mattered, not now when they drag up pop tarts like taylor swift onto the stage with them.

    By sluggo on Oct 23, 2013

  6. Thanks for the upload.

    I really don’t understand why this isn’t available as a FLAC in United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France or Germany….

    By Pete on Oct 23, 2013

  7. Agreed Tony. They were great then. But they also recently dragged out Jeff Beck too.

    By JB on Oct 23, 2013

  8. Thanks, Big O;
    Disc 1 is pretty good quality for an “audience” recording!

    By Dubious141 on Oct 23, 2013

  9. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gregg-allman-tribute-concert-will-feature-all-star-lineup-20131023?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

    By darth on Oct 24, 2013

  10. pete - if u really dont understand that this site makes things available in mp3 and not flac its kinda hard to explain this to u. however this item is available in flac on another site in most countries. try this -


    By darth on Oct 24, 2013

  11. darth, he said he didn’t understand WHY, not that he didn’t understand. Stop being a dick. Get a life. Shut the fuck up.

    By Constructive Criticism and Friendly Advice on Oct 24, 2013

  12. as i said.. what youre doing isnt friendly. i didnt ask for it. its not constructive at all. what u call criticism is worthless. telling anyone to shut the fuck up is not going to work. youre wasting your time. i understood completely what he said. i didnt need u to repeat it for me. i explained that this site makes things available in mp3 format and not flac. and i did what u dont do even tho your id claims otherwise. idiot.

    By darth on Oct 24, 2013

  13. Ahhh, The Stones back in the day when they still had full swagger and boogie. They also still had Mick Taylor for their bad boy double AXX rip the ears off rockin’ power! If only there were soundboard for the Vienna and Los Angeles Forum concerts. The bonus soundboard tracks are so good to enjoy. Thanks BigO!!

    By 5yrsnojob on Oct 24, 2013

  14. Thanks again, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Oct 24, 2013

  15. Wow, Thanks a lot Big O more of my favourite era Stones. Gotta be worth a punt!
    As for the chat boys? Well still PMSL!!

    Keep it up

    By swappers on Oct 24, 2013

  16. Actually having had a good listen now I’ll prolly delete this, thanks Big O.
    Muddy and pretty poor quality it’s hardly worth wrestling with there’s so MUCH good Stones stuff out there
    Shame but as has been noted there aren’t enough hours in the day!

    By swappers on Oct 24, 2013

  17. I `m with you on that swappers,already deleted it myself, there are many much better sounding shows to listen to.

    By sluggo on Oct 24, 2013

  18. After listening to some of the songs missing from the Stones official release, I went back and listened to Johnny Winter’s version of Silver Train. Still the best IMHO. Thanks, as always, for the listen to BigO and godxofxrock9.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Oct 25, 2013

  19. Love this!!! Great post!! Thanks, BigO

    By DanC on Oct 25, 2013

  20. silver train yeeow! the stones rock the joint with silver train, johnny did too
    but give creds where there doooo !!!!
    cuz the glimmin` twins wrote it as well.
    funny how johnny does covers so well as hwy 61 nearly tears the ass off zimmy boy. nearly i said. nearly.
    little willie john is on and i`m gone gone gone.

    By gee ho shes phat on Oct 30, 2013

  21. gary clark jr on letterman last nite solo acoustic -



    By darth on Nov 9, 2013

  22. darth, your incessant thread jacking is annoying. Can it.

    By soldout in SF on Nov 14, 2013

  23. sold - im not here for u. are u here for me? i find it odd that with all the ridiculous stupid shit that u have to be seeing on here u chose to harass me about my postings. i have not seen u say one word to anyone else about their postings but this one comment to me about mine. youre a fucking idiot. u can it!!

    By darth on Nov 14, 2013


    By Tony de New York on May 2, 2014

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