November 6, 2013 – 4:21 pm

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Out On Bail [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey; June 14, 1978. Very good soundboard. Includes Philadelphia 1978; speed corrected.

Reviewing the double-LP bootleg version of this show, Garden State 78, David Fricke of Rolling Stone wrote:

This show was a rare intimate stop at the dawn of the juggernaut: the Stones as a stadium-touring machine… on some tracks, Charlie Watts’ unflappable drumming and the keyboards - played by Ian McLagan of the Small Faces and Ian Stewart, the Stones’ original pianist - overwhelm the wolf play of Keith Richards and Ron Wood’s guitars. But the rough-soundboard quality beats the Stones’ later, officlal stadium-gig albums for intensity, and there is a bullish pride in new work.

Some Girls was just out, and the Stones play eight of its 10 songs, including hot tears through “Lies” and “Respectable” and a version of the white-trash-country ballad “Far Away Eyes” in which Jagger makes up for the exaggerated corn of his spoken drawl with a vocal of growling despair. There is more fun later, just before the closing rush of hits. “This is an old Rod Stewart number,” Jagger announces in a rubber-Cockney accent, “that he taught me years ago when I was still in kindergarden.” The song: Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen,” whipped into an Exile-style frenzy. Those were the days.

Thanks to Doinker for all the efforts and for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Doinker noted:

This torrent is from the “Out On Bail” LP complete with 45, which supposedly is the original and better sounding… Ever want a Stones show so good it will blow your socks off? That’s the quote from the venerated Hot Wacks discography. They are not far wrong. This show needs to be played loud enough to fry your cat (you can always stuff it and put it on a shelf over your records. Is it real?? I don’t know. Will it jump on me? I don’t know). Seriously YOU NEED THIS FUCKER, GRAB IT.

Vinyl (mega-rare restored LP) > speed-correction on turntable (different for 45rpm) > Sound Forge > Click and Crackle removal > FLAC via TLH, level 6, sectors aligned and verified, FLAC integrity checked

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.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

LP (Lurch Records)
Track 01. Let It Rock 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 02. All Down The Line 4:43 (7.9MB)
Track 03. When The Whip Comes Down 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 04. Just My Imagination 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 05. Beast Of Burden 6:00 (10.1MB)
Track 06. Respectable 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 07. Far Away Eyes 5:55 (9.9MB)
Track 08. Love In Vain 6:32 (11.0MB)
Track 09. Happy 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 10. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 4:50 (8.1MB)

45 (Pugsley Records)
Track 11. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 12. Satisfaction (Philadelphia 1978-xx-xx AUD) 3:38 (6.1MB)
57 mins

The Stones are pushing their latest compilation GRRR! It could well reflect the sentiments of their fan base. Buy it here.

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  1. 48 Responses to “THE ROLLING STONES - NEW JERSEY 1978”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Nov 6, 2013

  3. hey bigo, the date on satisfaction should be june 17, 1978, and it’s from jfk stadium, according to wikipedia.

    i’ll try to get this tomorrow. i’m tired from working on another ufo schenker show.


    By Ed Saad on Nov 6, 2013

  4. I was at the Philadelphia show in 1978 at JFK Stadium, it was a horrible experience. It was an open arena that held 100,000, mostly on benches. It rained most of the day, the sound was bad, and the Stones sucked. I read later Jagger was sick, it wouldn’t have mattered if he was healthy.

    This show looks much better. Thanks bigO!

    By Dingus on Nov 6, 2013

  5. Thank you very much.
    Haven´t got the lineage clear. So the complete vinyl was speed corrected?
    Here´s why i ask: a great Springsteen set, 78 Passaic… was born to run false too… Couldn´t have been same taper or same machine, could it? Just a thought.

    By Kint on Nov 6, 2013

  6. I have a 2CD soundboard set from Swinging Pig that is of the whole show and also called “Out On Bail”. It omits the ‘Satisfaction’ audience cut from Philly/JFK. CD’s are dated 1990. One of my favorite Stones live sets. Mick is very involved with the crowd compared to the stadium shows. The last great Stones tour IMHO.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Nov 7, 2013

  7. I also found a 2CD soundboard set from “Masonic Hall, Detroit, 7-6-78″ that has a better sound mix and some very hot playing. I just found a YouTube of the whole show. Before Darth posted the link!

    Let It Rock, Chuck’s Children!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Nov 7, 2013

  8. Not my favourite era but 10 times better than now when they feel they have to drag winners of american idol up on stage with them.
    The live shows from early 70`s are probably my favourite.
    The four lps released in a row,beggars banquet,let it bleed ,exile and sticky fingers continue to remind me what a great rock and roll band the Stones always were.
    thanks big o.

    By sluggo on Nov 7, 2013

  9. I saw a lot of great shows at the Capitol Theater…including this one. Thanks BigO!

    By JB on Nov 7, 2013

  10. One of my first bootlegs I ever owned. The version I have is 2 LPs. Fantastic show that should be in every Stones fans collection.

    By will on Nov 7, 2013

  11. i didnt know its a contest to see who posts things first. but since u posted the detroit show that u say is 7-6-78 and its really 6-6-78 ill post the cap th passaic show with all 19 songs from 6-14…

    maybe people would like that one. who knows?

    By darth on Nov 7, 2013

  12. i prefer the detroit show. thanks johnny!

    By barth on Nov 7, 2013

  13. if he had posted the passaic yt clip and i posted the detroit one u would have prefered the nj one. duh.

    the detroit show has 16 songs btw.
    and also.. according to various sources including wikipedia -
    it seems that the detroit show is july 6th not june 6th as it is listed in one place (and not the other) on the youtube link. the passaic show is the earlier show and was fm’d and close circuited in a few theaters in nyc as well. thats how video of it got out.

    By darth on Nov 7, 2013

  14. i prefer the detroit show. the audio is cleaner and better balanced. the bass is low but can easily be boosted during playback.

    By barth on Nov 7, 2013

  15. what he said.

    By music for like minded darths on Nov 7, 2013

  16. i didnt know its a contest to see who posts things first

    try and stay awake.

    By music for like minded darths on Nov 7, 2013

  17. im completely awake. what does that have to do with it being a contest about who posts things first? why is it a race?

    incidentally recent performances that i got from the computer that were done on tv shows include -
    hugh laurie - queen mary long beach ca 3-26-13 84mins.mp3 (i also got the video of this and its nearly 7gig in size)
    pearl jam - sirens & lightning bolt (jimmy fallon ny 10-24&25-13).mp3
    my morning jacket (w brittany howard & merrill garbus & the roots) - trouble sleep (jimmy fallon ny 10-11-13).mp3
    Imagine Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin BBC (2013) 90mins.mp4 (i dl’d the video but i didnt bother making it into an audio)
    sting - practical arrangement (jay leno la ca 11-4-13).mp3
    janes addiction - stop(?) (jimmy kimmel la ca 11-4-13).mp3 (i dont know the title of this)
    rob zombie - we’re an american band & (jimmy kimmel la ca 10-31-13).mp3 (he went into another song but i dont know the title)
    rides (stephen stills kenny wayne sheperd) - dont want lies (jay leno la ca 11-5-13).mp3
    sting - and yet (ellen degeneres la ca 11-6-13).mp3

    this is just the last couple of days worth. still to come are gary clark jr on letterman on thurs nite and same nite nine inch nails on kimmel. goo goo dolls that nite too on leno.
    the killers on kimmel on the 12th and 13th. sheryl crow on the 14th on fallon. avril lavigne on conan on the 11th.

    By darth on Nov 7, 2013

  18. WOW! I give Darth a complement, by saying he quickly posts interesting links and I can’t believe I got one up first, and he trashes me! First, by thinking I am competing with him (ridiculous) and second by claiming I got the date of the show wrong (dummy). Then, when he realizes that I had the RIGHT DATE, does he apologize? NOOOOOO! I am always amused by how much vitriol is spewed your direction, Darth. After this little episode, I am beginning to understand why!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Nov 7, 2013

  19. “does he apologize?”

    he moved on to avril lavigne hugh laurie and ellen.

    By barth on Nov 8, 2013


    By dropkick sarge on Nov 8, 2013


    By canuck yuck yuck on Nov 8, 2013

  22. i didnt trash u. and u didnt compliment me. when u said ‘before darth posted it’ that turned it into a competition. i commented and said i didnt know it was a competition. some other idiot agreed that it was one and told me to wake up. so evidently it is one.
    and im sorry but i didnt see u giving me a compliment and say anything about me posting interesting links. u may wanna scroll up and reread your posting. i didnt say u were competing with me. i said i didnt know that this was a competition. the reason i thought at first that u had the date wrong was that the date on the clip that u sent thru actually says 6/6/78. lower down it says july 6th. i checked a few sources incl wiki and found that it was in fact july. it hardly makes me a dummy. if u look at the clip itself it has both dates. if u can claim u said things u didnt i can certainly apologize in my own way without using that word. after all youre misquoting me and even misquoting yourself saying u said this or that when u never did. u failed to notice that i did a follow up posting where i did fix the mistake.
    your lack of understanding isnt surprising to me. if u think that what these idiots do is fair and just then so be it. youre no better than they are. perhaps u never were.

    By darth on Nov 8, 2013

  23. “if u think that what these idiots do is fair and just then so be it.”
    said the entity who claims he never attacks anyone.

    “youre no better than they are. perhaps u never were.”
    welcome johnny! you’re in good company!

    By barth on Nov 8, 2013


    By dropkick sarge on Nov 8, 2013

  25. Thank you for the music.
    Good to hear of “Detroit”. Found it, uncomplete, plus Houston, will compare. Changed set list.

    Very welcome. Sluggo got it.

    By Kint on Nov 8, 2013

  26. Seems like i prefer Passaic. Even when it would have had deserved multi track and a descent mix.
    Love Love in Vain anyway. :-)

    By Kint on Nov 8, 2013

  27. passaic was brdcst on fm in beautiful fabulous stereo. it exists on several different boots as superb quality. some are more complete than others. keep in mind what u find on youtube isnt going to be extremely high end sounding. and remember the source that someone is using to post it might not be the best either. but whatever theyre using it lowers it down a bunch of notches once it hits youtube. the absolute last resort to find anything if u are a sound quality enthusiast would be youtube and sugarmegs. use these two sites only . i repeat only when u have exhausted all other avenues.

    By darth on Nov 9, 2013

  28. btw… the stand up for heroes benefit concert from the theater at madison square garden in nyc from nov 6th is still being streamed on youtube. u can catch the full 3 hour version of it and there is someone who posted the 22mins of bruce’s set as well. rogers 31min set isnt posted as far as i can tell. however his 31min set from last year is there. oddly he did exactly the same length set last year so dont let that confuse u.
    i tried a moment ago to post links to both of these items but the entire posting i put up didnt take and i didnt copy it before hitting submit so i am retyping my entire paragraph. sigh.
    ill try this again.
    for the entire 3 hour show.. which is missing the end of bruces set btw.. he picks up an electric set after dream baby dream but the stream cuts off.. u can go to -

    for the full 3 hour stream u can go to -

    perhaps someone will have more of the bruce set and the finale if there was one.
    i made my audio of the roger set so im happy with my copy of that. and thats how i know it was 31mins.

    By darth on Nov 9, 2013

  29. oops that first link should say for the 22min bruce set u can go to. sorry.

    By darth on Nov 9, 2013

  30. This looks great, but where do i find the d/l links? Are they hidden somewhere?

    All i get when i click on track links is audio playback.


    By mick on Nov 9, 2013

  31. mick - to dl from youtube u need a program that does this. u can find these online if u do a search. theyre free. look for youtube downloaders. if u only wish to own mp3’s of youtube videos then u can find one by searching for youtube to mp3 programs or converters. if u want to actually own the videos themselves those exist too. many of the programs will convert to other formats like avi or mkv etc. the format that videos on youtube exist in are flv. there are only 2 players that will actually play this format without any problems. u should actually own one of them just because. one of them is vlc player. its not a great media player other than for the fact that it makes playing everything very easy without downloading something called codec’s. codec’s are files that most programs dont have til u look for them and incorporate them. for example.. windows media player. this is a fine program that comes with windows but it wont work for a lot of things u may want to play.
    in the course of online fun.. u may find u wish to play many different kinds of audio and video files. not all players play all types of files. vlc player and another player called gom will play most files.
    the best player there is is winamp. altho this will often need codecs to be downloaded to make files play. there is still no better player however. dont let anyone tell u any different.. theyre lying to u.
    good luck.

    By darth on Nov 9, 2013

  32. mick - i might have jumped to an assumption here. when u asked where do u find the dl links did u mean here on this page or the youtube links that i provided? if u meant on this page for the stones nj 78 concert.. i am sorry. if u wish to dl the performances on this page.. as i told u on another page i believe.. u have to right click the link then pick the 3rd choice down in the drop down menu. of course i am not positive how your system works but usually it is the 3rd option.. it says save target as. when u do this it will open up a new screen on your computer and offer u the option of putting the file where ever u wish.
    if u need help.. write to [email protected] and ask him to help u. he is pretty patient and understanding of newbies. he will make time for u so u can learn to use the site.

    By darth on Nov 9, 2013

  33. “the best player there is is winamp.” 50,000,000,000,000,000 iTunes users disagree.

    “dont let anyone tell u any different.. theyre lying to u.” I’ll pass on this one lmfao!

    Hi mick- if you’re on a Windows machine, put your cursor on the blue track number and right click, then follow the menu that pops up in the dialog box and choose the location where you want to save the file. On a Mac, hold down the Option key, put your cursor on the blue track number and click, and the file will download to your desktop. Personally, I find it easy to create a folder for the concert on my desktop, then download each track to my desktop, then drag the files to the folder. Enjoy!

    By Dingus on Nov 9, 2013

  34. thats 50million more ppl than are on the planet. amazing. trust me mick. just do what i suggested. youll be fine.

    By darth on Nov 9, 2013

  35. “trust me mick.”

    Lance Armstrong said that too, so did Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford lmfao!! Everyone I know on a Windows machine uses iTunes. Everyone. It’s free, it’s easy, you can set it up any way you need to.

    By Dingus on Nov 9, 2013

  36. Thanks darth and Dingus!

    It was the mp3 audio i was trying to d/l. I must always remember, when in doubt, always right click.

    By mick on Nov 9, 2013

  37. go to and type in the words ‘is itunes free?’ hit enter. look anywhere on the page u wish to look. i dont care what u wish to believe. it doesnt affect me. yes i know a few people who use itunes. no i dont use it. no i have never in my 20 yrs on computers have ever used it. i prefer complete control and power over what i download and have the ability to own play and listen to without any program determining what i have and in what capacity. i have heard all sorts of stories about itunes and none of them are good. when i download music i want it to be mine and i dont want a program like itunes deciding whats mine and if i can move my files from one place to another. i dont wanna have to sign up for anything. i want to be able to take my mp3’s from my computer to another and i dont want any site telling me whats mine. i dont wanna have to pay if i dont want to. u may disagree with what i believe but this is how i feel and how i am. mick may or may not feel the same way. thats not the point or topic here. this site here and itunes arent related and have nothing whatsoever to do with one another. one need not use itunes to listen to anything. itunes might have a program / player to listen to music but it is absolutely not the best one there is. i can absolutely positively assure u that winamp is if not the best.. one of the best. i have many many reasons for what i am saying. u dont have to agree. the facts are the facts. im not going to explain them all to u. u tend to argue even when youre wrong just to see your words in print. u enjoy it just for the sake of harassing and offending and trying to get other peoples especially my fur up. i will not go back and forth with u on this topic any more than i am right now. this posting will end my side of it. i only attempted to help mick download the songs here since he was clearly new.
    and no.. i do not believe anything u say. u are a liar. id say it to your face. when u say that everyone who has windows uses itunes thats the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard in my life. nothing is worse than a liar. well of course rapists child molesters and murderers but liars are right behind those.

    By darth on Nov 11, 2013

  38. okay ?

    By ignore the darth on Nov 11, 2013

  39. darth, did your team lose today? Is that why you’re such a whiny petulant child? Or is it the wrong time of the month again for you? Awww.

    Go to, iTunes is a free download. You have to sign up only to make purchases in the iTunes store. 50,000,000,000,000,000 people use it. It’s the 21st century, Paleolithic darth.

    “thats not the point or topic here.”
    Then don’t spew your rambling claptrap about it here.

    “when u say that everyone who has windows uses iTunes…”
    I didn’t say that. I wrote: “Everyone I know on a Windows machine uses iTunes.”
    Say the first three words out loud while you read them, darthyboy: “Everyone I know”…

    Are you choking on so much bile that you can’t read what I clearly wrote?

    “trying to get other peoples especially my fur up.”
    So you admit that you’re a knuckle-dragging troglodyte.

    darth, you’ve been repeatedly exposed here as a liar, so why would anyone believe a liar who says “trust me”? Who would trust YOU? You’re the IDIOT who said three ELECTRIC guitars were ACOUSTIC! AND THEY WERE BEING PLAYED IN A VIDEO!!

    “i will not go back and forth with u on this topic any more than i am right now.”
    Too late darth, you’ve already made yourself look like a horse’s ass. Again.

    By Dingus on Nov 11, 2013

  40. go to and type in the words ‘is itunes free?’

    that`s the same as wiki your other favourite site written by dummies for dummies

    By darth school for trolls on Nov 11, 2013

  41. darth, did your team lose today?
    darth , a team player ?
    thats rich

    By darth school for trolls on Nov 11, 2013

  42. Go to and type in “Is darth an idiot?” The first video result is “Darth Idiot”, the second is “Darth Idiot II”

    By Dingus on Nov 11, 2013

  43. i just saw the pharmacy delivery car out front of darths house, things should settle down for a few days..{sigh}

    By darth school for trolls on Nov 11, 2013

  44. heres a fun one
    the early days.Brian Jones.

    By trollbitch on Nov 12, 2013

  45. id love to get one or two of these gigs -

    By darth on Nov 14, 2013

  46. id love to get one or two of these gigs -

    your greed is almost as large as your ego

    By dr drew on Nov 14, 2013

  47. to judge me without knowing me says more about u than it does me. i dont have a big ego. and im not greedy at all. i enjoy collecting and listening to music. some of us have more than others. some find pleasure in simple things. i find mine in having the chance to hear performances like the one i linked everyone to above. your pleasure is clearly to harass me about it. ironic.

    By darth on Nov 14, 2013


    By darth on Nov 21, 2013

  49. I was fifth row center in Passaic I paid 50 bucks through an add in daily record___I was offered. 250.00i was 21 years old___shit now I’m offered. 100 bucks for the programs..Etta James warmed up the crowd.

    By brian o. on Mar 20, 2015

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