December 14, 2013 – 4:54 am

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Madison Square Garden 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Live in New York, NY; December 9, 2013. Very good to excellent audience recording. A Mr. Railing recording.

Thanks to Mr. Railing who recorded the show and to seaweed1010 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

uploader’s notes:

The Mr. Railing series was started to produce recordings without any crowd distractions. The hope is to try to capture a definitive recording, beginning with eliminating all up close crowd presence. Going against all logic, I put the mics out in the open. Give me a wad of putty, mic clips and with some MacGuyver ingenuity, I’ll find a way to attach the mics. Although this can increase the chance of getting caught, it drastically reduces the wildcard factor of the revolving cast of lame characters out there with nothing better to do than disrupt an otherwise sweet recording.

I applaud your never ending buzz kill efforts drunk singer, but you’ve been outfoxed. Or you out of synch clapper standing right next to me. I do appreciate though, that through your actions person who screams every song for no reason, you motivated me to become a better taper and remove you from the equation altogether. As Arnold said in his movie Eraser: You have just been erased.

So for your listening pleasure, the finest recording I could make from my location - free of almost all up close clapping, talking, singing, screaming and certainly void of “that person” resulting in nothing but the music - Rod Stewart’s 36th show at Madison Square Garden.

Thanks also to gimphead for the artwork.

Recorded by: Mr. Railing
Source: AT943cards > SP-SPSB-10 > MM-AT-1 > H2n[24/48]
Transfer: wavelab > r8b > cdwav > TLH [8] > flac
Location: First row upper level, mics split 3ft placed on top of signage over plexiglass barrier on ledge

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. start 0:12 (328k)
Track 102. Intro 1:15 (2.1MB)
Track 103. This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 104. Having a Party 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 105. talking  0:41 (1.2MB)
Track 106. You Wear It Well 3:43 (6.2MB)
Track 107. Stay With Me 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 108. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 109. Some Guys Have All the Luck 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 110. Rhythm of My Heart 6:09 (10.3MB)
Track 111. talking 0:53 (1.5MB)
Track 112. Ruby Introduction 1:16 (2.1MB)
Track 113. Just One More Day (Ruby Stewart) 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 114. Forever Young (with Ruby Stewart) 8:08 (13.7MB)
Track 115. talking 1:13 (2.1MB)
Track 116. The First Cut Is the Deepest 4:59 (8.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. talking 1:01 (1.7MB)
Track 202. Brighton Beach 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 203. Have I Told You Lately 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 204. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 205. talking 0:57 (1.6MB)
Track 206. Can’t Stop Me Now 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 207. Sweet Little Rock & Roller 5:17 (8.9MB)
Track 208. I’d Rather Go Blind 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 209. Proud Mary 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 210. You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 211. talking 1:15 (2.1MB)
Track 212. Hot Legs 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 213. Maggie May 4:44 (8.0MB)
Track 214. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy 5:29 (9.2MB)
1 hour 46 mins

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  1. 10 Responses to “ROD STEWART - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 2013”

  2. Thanks, bigO! And thanks, Mr Railing. Many a beautiful set has been ruined by some moron hooting and hollering the entire time, not just disrupting the recording, but ruining it for those who came (and PAID) for the show.

    By NAMoosedog on Dec 14, 2013

  3. A very good audience recording indeed.

    Saw Rod earlier in the year and had a blast. He may be a bit of an oldies act, but he’s definitely got a sh*tload of great songs. The setlist was a little different. He opened with “Love Train” and later did a great version of “Rainy Night in Georgia” which is one of my favorite songs (I was totally unfamiliar with his Soulbook LP.) My wife, on the other hand, had a crummy time because some teenage (?) girls behind us literally SCREAMED throughout the entirety of Stevie Nicks’ opening set. F*ckin’ screamed the whole time! (I don’t get it !? The whole set?) Talk about a headache. So, yeah, morons can ruin a good night out.

    Thanks for the post.

    By Dave C. on Dec 14, 2013

  4. Surprised he has a new album out and I can only see one song he played from it. And also nothing from his long string of standards albums. Still, the man is a master performer who seems to some degree either imprisoned by his hits or content to perform them over and over again.

    By Tony on Dec 14, 2013

  5. My man Tony- he’s imprisoned by his lavish lifestyle and massive alimony checks, the hits are what fills the seats and it’s all about the second word in the phrase “music business”
    Big O - this is an awesome post, hope you don’t mind I gave you a link-back on my site. Peace y’all.

    By Tommy on Dec 17, 2013

  6. rod the much talent and such a catalog

    you gotta love the guy for his ” every picture” and “gasoline alley” albums alone..
    he can do exactly what he wants now //at his age he doesn`t have pretend to be rock and roller anymore…
    some of the rod/faces shows were the best rock and roll shows of their time…

    By sluggo on Dec 18, 2013

  7. Wow. The quality of this is amazing! Especially for it being an audience recording.

    By datdemdar on Dec 20, 2013

  8. darth you got any pictures of rod and the faces ?

    By dropkick sarge on Dec 20, 2013

  9. Datdemdar’s comments are absolutely spot on; the quality of this is stunning…great show captured beautifully. Mr. Railing is a master!

    By Mister Jimmy on Dec 22, 2013

  10. True sluggo. He has a great history. I wish that he had Jeff Beck completed the recordings that they had been doing recently.

    By JB on Dec 25, 2013

  11. “girls behind us literally SCREAMED throughout the entirety of Stevie Nicks’ opening set. F*ckin’ screamed the whole time! (I don’t get it !? The whole set?)”

    They must began doing it at Beatles shows and never stopped since

    By mrbelette on Dec 26, 2016

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