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Mascara De Piedra
Mexico City 2016 [Xavel-SMS-089, 2CD]

Live at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico; March 17, 2016. Excellent IEM/audience matrix.

Thanks to original uploader Andrea82; and to ademotte for sharing the show at Dime.

ademotte noted:

This is a recording of the second of two nights of the Stones’ performance in Mexico City on their 2015-2016 greatest-hits tour. In terms of the performance, it’s remarkable to me that this band is still so entertaining live well into their sixth decade of touring. Granted, they have a top-notch touring band, but even the core members are still performing at a high level. Mick is still nailing the tough notes while performing a physically demanding set even at his advanced age. As with the other dates of this tour, this is a well-oiled production of a selection of their greatest hits.

The sound quality is, in a word, stunning. Apparently this draws from multiple IEM sources as well as at least one audience recording, and the mix is nearly perfect. It’s hard to imagine a pure soundboard surprassing this in terms of sound quality. For a label that has come out of nowhere in the last couple of years, Xavel has hit this one out of the park again.

If you are a Stones fan of any era, this one (as well as the other Mexico City date which will follow shortly) is essential. Even though the setlist doesn’t have any surprises, the sound quality and performance alone make this one a keeper.

Many thanks to Andrea82 for posting this on the ElectricLadyland tracker; I’m assuming this was a pricey set, so I really appreciate him taking one for the team and making it available to the masses. I was granted permission to post these to Dime with the thought that they could become available to a much wider audience.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Opening 1:54 (3.2MB)
Track 102. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 103. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 104. Tumbling Dice 5:22 (9.0MB)
Track 105. Out Of Control 7:05 (11.9MB)
Track 106. Let’s Spend The Night Together 4:44 (7.9MB)
Track 107. Angie 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 108. Paint It Black 6:05 (10.2MB)
Track 109. Honky Tonk Women 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 110. Band Introduction 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 111. You Got The Silver 4:19 (7.3MB)
Track 112. Happy 6:02 (10.1MB)
Track 113. Midnight Rambler 14:49 (24.9MB)
71 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Miss You 9:25 (15.8MB)
Track 202. Gimme Shelter 7:35 (12.7MB)
Track 203. Sympathy For The Devil 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 204. Start Me Up 8:20 (14.0MB)
Track 205. Brown Sugar 8:18 (13.9MB)
Track 206. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 8:17 (13.9MB)
Track 207. I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 10:15 (17.2MB)
57 mins

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  1. 56 Responses to “ROLLING STONES - MEXICO CITY 2016”

  2. Thanks bigO, this is excellent, one of the best Stones boots of recent years IMO.

    By Grum on Aug 17, 2016

  3. Sympathy and Start Me Up are reversed.

    By Jay on Aug 17, 2016

  4. Thanks a lot for this gem, hats off to everyone involved in recording and mixing it !

    By Lodger on Aug 17, 2016

  5. Excellent sound on this, the matrix soundboard/HQ Aud are best. Yes, the RS shows are pro forma but the music holds up.

    By Tony Pizza on Aug 17, 2016

  6. Bigo-
    Love your website!

    Do you have any Leonard Cohen to share? A while back you had some poetry readings he did. Any music shows you can dig up? (and no, unlike boom boom I’m not begging for 60’s or 70’s. Any show, any decade would suit me fine, although the excellent Live in Dublin and Live in London releases cover his most recent tour.

    By Rick on Aug 18, 2016

  7. great show and sound ,Treasure all of these legends because when there gone they wont be replaced .while i also prefer them in the 60s and early 70s The Mick Taylor years, The fact that Mick,Keith and Charlie are still at it at this age is amazing,Thanks

    By COREY M on Aug 18, 2016

  8. Why more Geezer rock ? Dudes hows bout some early 70s from da 70 or 71 UK tours or da 72 STP US tour or da 73 Australia or 73 Uk tours sted of dis geezer musak also Mick Taylor aint dare no more Bill Wyman too.Mick and Keef are old as dirt, 70s only please 70s rock 70s roll 70s rule

    By Boom Boom Mancini on Aug 18, 2016

  9. It’s great to hear the old guard still rockin’ out! Thanks bigO!

    By everyone else on bigO on Aug 18, 2016

  10. Present day Rolling Stones are the best! Never mind the same old tired songs we’re heard a million times already, these are like fresh new versions!

    By Chris on Aug 18, 2016

  11. old dudes should hang it up bro.cant cut the mustard no more.pretty soon theyll need canes to stand up,so how they gonna play then ? were great when they was young though

    By Carlos,Cuevas on Aug 18, 2016

  12. jagger and co fiendishly amassed massive personal fortunes over 6 crass decades in order to finance the acceleration of forbidden and macabre research into everlasting life…all of the stones passed away years ago and were reanimated in total secrecy at unthinkable cost-what we’re seeing and hearing now is a band of undead zombies who wont ever stop hammering the willing public with their hits in intimate stadium gatherings. whats sad is that the stones have been able to do whatever they want for some many years and 1 thing has been made very clear-these guys have no love for the blues, the only color they’re interested in is green

    By loma prieta on Aug 18, 2016

  13. so much petty jealousy.
    people have the right to work as long as they wish.

    By sluggo on Aug 18, 2016

  14. I guess for me, the thrill is gone

    By loma prieta on Aug 18, 2016

  15. if thinking people must be jealous in order to be critical of the stones is what you have to do so be it, but I assure you its not my motivation in any way. I think their right to work is undeniable, therefore a non issue..

    By loma prieta on Aug 19, 2016

  16. Great recording, I was pleasantly surprised how fresh they sound. Plenty of life left in these road dogs yet.
    Many thanks Big O.

    By Crack on Aug 19, 2016

  17. Boom Boom keep asking for music from the 70’s….. Well aren’t Mick, Keith and Charlie in their 70’s?? Seems to fit the bill. This show has great sound quality. Nice job!

    By Webwar on Aug 19, 2016

  18. Agree that they are old geezers and look like zombies on stage so why are they still at it ? Do they really need the money at this point ? The sad thing is that young people today will remember them as they are now instead of how they were in the 60s and early 70s when they were wicked , nasty and as awesome a band that ever was , as far as I’m concerned they were never the same band once Mick Taylor left , although I also loved Brian Jones , They’ve been just going through the motions with Ron Wood for the last 41 years and although some of their songs are good and some albums are respectable like Tatoo You and Black and Blue , they haven’t had a great album since Goats Head Soup and that was 1973 , which is also the last year Taylor toured with them , an interesting coincidence and of course their five year run with him also produced 4 of the best rock albums of all time another interesting coincidence ? I think not

    By John Dahl on Aug 19, 2016

  19. Awhile back someone asked Robert Plant why he kept refusing offers for Led Zeppelin reunions , He laughed and said that he didn’t want to become like Mick Jagger and that he wanted Zep to be remembered as a band that went out on top unlike the stones

    By Tommy on Aug 19, 2016

  20. don`t think some of you get it. the Stones are musicians, artists, they don`t work 9 to 5 for 30 years and then call it a is a way of life and artists sometimes can`t sit still when the muse hits. I would bet keith alone will be playing till his dying day .

    By sluggo on Aug 19, 2016

  21. I agree 100%, a residency at Ronnie scotts with the songbook wide open including all those delightful r&b covers from the early days would be a mature dignified stones working their craft. Playing the hits for decades at lucrative stadium gigs is neither artistically or musically rewarding for the performers or the attendees-this is clearly about cash imo

    By loma prieta on Aug 19, 2016

  22. First of all, you are only guessing that it is only about money, secondly and we don`t know but maybe there is one guy in the band that is in financial straits and this helps him out.
    whatever the case may be if they are playing they are entitled to be paid ,you have the choice whether or not to attend.

    By sluggo on Aug 19, 2016

  23. don’t know if you’re talking to me, if you are-I agree they should get paid for playing gigs has anyone said otherwise? Again, Im sure everyones aware they can choose to attend or not attend a show, but it doesn’t preempt having an opinion.

    By loma prieta on Aug 20, 2016

  24. agree with Ioma, its all about the cash,also agree that doing small clubs and other venues instead of these massive stadium gigs would be a way to get back some self respect and long lost dignity especially if they did some great blues/chuck berry covers like in the early days instead of the same old tired hits,really how can mick not be bored doing satisfaction or JJF for the zillionth time

    By John,Dahl on Aug 20, 2016

  25. Facts are facts ,They are Geezers .old men who should have retired long ago,They continue to embarrass themselves ,Rock and Roll is a young mans game ,agree with other comments though that it would be nice to hear them in smaller arenas doing blues, also would be more age appropriate music because of their ages

    By Carl on Aug 20, 2016

  26. Guys,all the negativity is a bit too much,dont worry one day they will be gone just like David Bowie,Glenn Frey ,Lou Reed,Paul Kantner and other legends we have lost in recent years,McCartney is old also as is Dylan,Petty,Springsteen.Neil Young, Geezers all as you people like to call them,When they are gone who replaces them ? Not a pleasant thought is it.These legends should be treasured and appreciated not ridiculed and put down,Show some respect people

    By COREY M on Aug 20, 2016

  27. none of the attendees is forced to buy a ticket for a Stones show. i have yet to read that even a small number of attendees did not feel rewarded by the Stones arena shows in the last several years.

    Robert Plant has never slagged off the Stones for their touring. he wont do a Led Zep tour because he prefers touring with his new music and band.

    judging by the comments, none of you negative nellies are professional musicians and have no idea why any musician would still tour after 50 years of performing. a few might need the money, most thrive on just playing their music to an appreciative audience. the creative urge doesnt come with a time clock or mandatory retirement age.

    while it would be amazing to see the Stones in a small club, or even a 3000 seat hall, theyre just too big a draw for that. the security itself would be a nightmare. the arenas satisfy the demand for tickets, plain and simple. it is the nature of the beast.

    speaking of “Geezers” and “age appropriate” music… has any of u listened to the first cd of the John Hammond tribute that bigO graciously offered yesterday? there are some wonderful performances by famous musicians in their waning years. its not rock n roll, but if the fan base were there, they too probably would have been playing the arenas at their advanced ages.

    By barth on Aug 20, 2016

  28. ive been to a few stones concerts over the years Sydney 1973 Brisbane 1995 and Sydney 2014,i never was a attendee at any of these outstanding shows i was part of some of the greatest shows by the greatest rock and roll band in the world and they were musically rewarding both for the audience and musican’s,just like this show listen to some of the intros this is a band playing like they mean it

    By skinned knees on Aug 20, 2016

  29. Of those above mentioned shows Sidney , 73 would’ve the obvious choice , the stones in their wicked , snarling prime , the dueling contrasting styles and interplay of Mick Taylor’s precise clean bluesy licks against Keith’s grungy rhythmy riffs were a thing of rock and roll heaven , No way the other two shows could compare , That’s what makes it so sad to see what they have become , they set such an awesome standard in the Taylor years that it wood be impossible to measure up to

    By Carl on Aug 20, 2016

  30. It was the same when Keith Moon died , although The Who continued with Kenny Jones , it just wasn’t the same , They weren’t the Who anymore , At least Led Zep packed it in when John Bonham passed knowing he could never be replaced

    By Carl on Aug 20, 2016

  31. I do remember Robert Plant making that statement about Jagger and the stones and implying that they were becoming parodies of their former selves and that he had no desire to do likewise,He did also indicate that he liked the music that he was doing now and was comfortable in his skin and didnt need to try to relive the past like Mick and company obviously do

    By Tommy on Aug 20, 2016

  32. He may have said it half jokingly and in jest but he was right on.Are you listening Mick ?

    By Tommy on Aug 20, 2016

  33. I think you can play music as long as you like, but rock n roll is a young mans game. aging rockers don’t seem like elder statesman, they just appear ridiculous and I’m quite certain you don’t need to be a professional musician to recognize greed…ive also never heard a musician or band say anything positive about stadium shows other than the payday. I wonder what would zappa say if he was still alive about the current sorry state of affairs?

    By liquid199 on Aug 20, 2016

  34. keith richards latest solo release is awesome.
    I for one am glad he still wants to play record and entertain.

    By dropkick sarge on Aug 20, 2016

  35. I’m listening to the cash roll in, Tommy. Jealous much? Now bugger off you bloody wanker, there’s a 26 year old model who wants me to fuck her.

    By Mick J. on Aug 20, 2016

  36. I’m sure it’s probably better than anything the stones have put out in 40 years, he probably doesn’t feel the boredom of having to do Start me up Brown Sugar , Satusfaction ecc for the zillion th time , actually liked Talk is Cheap , and Main Offender back in the 80s , also better than anything the stones have put out since Goats Head , Actually like Keith better at this point better than the Stones

    By Carl on Aug 20, 2016

  37. Actually like Keith’s solo work better than the stones post GHS , loved both talk is cheap and Main offender , you can tell he feels invigorated , just to get away from the shackels of the Stones conglomerate . Haven’t heard his new album but will try to check it out

    By Carl on Aug 21, 2016

  38. Actually like Keiths solo work better than his work within the stones post GHS Loved both talk is cheap and main offender, He seems invigorated when he ventures away from the shackles of the stones conglomerate Ill try to check out his new album

    By Tommy on Aug 21, 2016

  39. too bad I’m a walking corpse, all my cash and all the models in the world wont prevent my date with the reaper…..coming soon!

    By mick j. on Aug 21, 2016

  40. Too bad you can’t afford my doctors and drugs, mick, you’d live a lot longer and be much happier. Instead, you’re a miserable twit, ‘ow about you do us all a favour and go take a leap off the bloody London Bridge? Bloody poof.

    By Mick J. on Aug 21, 2016

  41. Too bad you’re just another sad, jealous loser on a blog who hasn’t lived a life anywhere near as fulfilling or exhilarating as mine, mick. Remember that when the reaper comes for your pathetic emaciated corpse, won’t you luv?

    By Mick J. on Aug 21, 2016

  42. no carl or who ever you are i have to say brisbane did it for me ,and i’m sure a reformed Led Zep have played quite a few times since and buy the way have you ever seen the stones live,and the stones show in 73 was way better than Led Zeppelin was in 72

    By skinned knees on Aug 21, 2016

  43. Hey Tommy QUOTE from Robert Plant: ‘There’s only me, Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart left’
    The ex-Led Zeppelin star talks to Neil McCormick about the demise of great frontmen“There are only three or four frontmen left, from our time, who actually just kick the mic stand up and do it, and that’s me, Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger,” he says, thoughtfully rather than with arrogance. Look it Up Cut the bullshit, see how all you Knockers are going at 70

    By skinned knees on Aug 21, 2016

  44. Mick’s intro for Paint It Black: “It’s great to be here in Foro Sol. I’ve just been informed that next week you will have another big event here in this very same venue: Roger Waters’ “The Wall”, featuring Donald Trump…”

    By Lobo on Aug 21, 2016

  45. I just said that the stones were great in 73,all of the aussie shows were great that year,Have several,Sidney and Perth being the best sounding boots.The were on another level back the after all Mick Taylor was still with them and on fire

    By Carl on Aug 21, 2016

  46. I never said Plant hated Jagger and the stones ,he was asked in an interview a few years ago about a Zep reunion and made his comments about Jagger an the stones in a joking manner , im sure he meant it though .also Led Zep was awesome in 72,73 was when Roberts voice started to goand he could barely sing at times

    By Tommy on Aug 21, 2016

  47. haha! what a venomous thread Mick J. have a cup of tea or something and relax, its just a band

    By anders on Aug 21, 2016

  48. also carl and tommy you are obviously the same person…

    By anders on Aug 21, 2016

  49. Mick Jagger is fucking hot 19 and 20 year old babes and supermodels while his critics are stuck with their fat wives and shitty lives , Sucessful people are always envied

    By Tony C on Aug 22, 2016

  50. All of this with a small Dick according to Keith Richards in his book HaHA

    By Tony C on Aug 22, 2016

  51. jerry Hall said Mick had a big dick long and thick and she should know.may want to ask Lori Maddox and other famous groupies who bedded down with The Mickster as well.Should know more than Keith although with these drugged out rockers you never know ,it was the 70s after all

    By GW on Aug 24, 2016

  52. This discussion has taken a weird perverted turn

    By Carl on Aug 24, 2016

  53. Boom boom…go away.

    By Dubious141 on Sep 19, 2016

  54. good review of dylan and the rolling stones recent shows at the Desert Trip music festival.

    it looks like the geezers are doing very well by not acting their ages.

    By barth on Oct 9, 2016

  55. Gracias! Muchísimas gracias!

    By Héctor on Oct 12, 2016

  56. Thanks bigO…..terima kasih full

    By HERI on Dec 14, 2016

  57. Please send me a link for download mp3 concert ROLLING STONES - MEXICO CITY 2016

    Best Regards

    By Domingo M on Sep 30, 2018

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