March 6, 2010 – 4:17 am

The soundtrack to the Rolling Stones’ Ladies And Gentlemen film.

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Keep Your Motor Running (The Lost Album) [Sister Morphine MORPH 45, 1CD]

Unreleased soundtrack of 1972 US Tour, released 2005. Live in Texas, June 24 and 25, 1972. Mastered by Cool Cool Hand. Ex SBD stereo.

The 1972 US tour in support of “Exile on Main Street” was successful both musically and financially. Not one but two movies were made, the unreleased behind-the-scenes “Cocksucker Blues” and the concert documentary “Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones.” Several concerts were recorded for a double LP live album but it remains unreleased due to Decca withholding the rights to songs. - Rolling Stones FAQ

If Ron Wood needs money to finance his lifestyle of booze and young girls, releasing this 1972 soundtrack won’t get him a cent but it will bring delight to fans of the ultimate Stones guitarist, Mick Taylor.

In fact, Taylor could earn heaps if only the Stones would release the many projects they ventured into in that fateful year. There were the two films that have still to see release on home video. Both can be released on DVD/ blu-ray with accompanying CD soundtracks. Decca, the Stones’ original record label, also commissioned a double live album of the 1972 tour. The Ft Worth, Houston and Philadelphia shows were recorded but remain unreleased officially. Taylor, who is going through a rough patch, could use the extra cash.

Over the years, bootleg copies of the two documentaries have circulated. This version of the Ladies And Gentlemen… film from Sister Morphine, a specialist Stones label, arrived in 2005 and is one of the best to offer the film’s soundtrack in stereo.

Wikipedia: “Ladies and Gentlemen…, in its initial U.S. theatrical release, utilized the four magnetic striped “Foxhole Perforation” 35 mm film format pioneered by Walt Disney’s Fantasia in 1939. However, unlike Fantasia the four magnetic tracks were used to create four discreet channels - one on either side of the screen, and one on either side of the rear of each theatre [as well as one on either side of each balcony in the theatre].

“The objective of the quadraphonic sound recording was to transform the 650-seat motion picture theatre auditorium into the auditory phenomenon of a 10,000 seat rock ‘n roll arena.”

This was a great year to see the Rolling Stones. They were sexy, badass and the music was belligerent. Every other tour since has copied the setlist of this tour in vain.

We’re still waiting to see if any entrepreneur can get the quad mix. It’s the noughties and many own a home theatre setup.
- Professor Red

The story of the film (click here).

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Brown Sugar [Houston 25.6.72, 2nd show] (4.9MB)
Track 02. Bitch [Fort Worth 24.6.72, 2nd] (6.1MB)
Track 03. Gimme Shelter [Fort Worth 24.6.72, 1st show] (6.3MB)
Track 04. Dead Flowers [Fort Worth 24.6.72, 1st] (5.2MB)
Track 05. Happy [Fort Worth 24.6.72, 1st] (4.1MB)
Track 06.Tumbling Dice [Houston 25.6.72, 1st] (6.1MB)
Track 07. Love In Vain (Robert Johnson) [Houston 25.6.72, 1st] (9.3MB)
Track 08. Sweet Virginia [Fort Worth 24.6.72, 1st] (5.8MB)
Track 09. You Can’t Always Get What You Want [Houston 25.6.72, 1st] (10.4MB)
Track 10. All Down The Line [Houston 25.6.72, 2nd] (5.5MB)
Track 11. Midnight Rambler [Houston 25.6.72, 2nd]
Track 12. Band introduction [Fort Worth 24.6.72, 2nd] (1.4MB)
Track 13. Bye Bye Johnny (Chuck Berry) [Houston 25.6.72, 1st] (4.1MB)
Track 14. Rip This Joint [Fort Worth 24.6.72, 2nd] (3.1MB)
Track 15. Jumping Jack Flash [Houston 25.6.72, 1st] (5.0MB)
Track 16. Street Fighting Man [Houston 25.6.72, 2nd] (5.7MB)
17. Don’t Lie To Me (was played as the credits rolled) [omitted. This 1964 recording is taken from Metamorphosis]

Mick Jagger - lead vocals, harmonica
Keith Richards - guitars, backing vocals
Mick Taylor - guitars
Bill Wyman - bass guitar
Charlie Watts - drums

Nicky Hopkins - piano
Bobby Keys - saxophones
Jim Price - horns

To promote Exile On Main Street, the Stones toured extensively in the U.S. The ‘72 tour built their legend. This is the album which brought them firmly into the mainstream. Click on the link to buy the Rolling Stones album.

  1. 21 Responses to “LOST”

  2. Exile reissue May 18th!! 10 bonus songs that Jagger and Richards touched up with producers Don Was and Jimmy Miller. DVD documentary (30 minutes, unfortunately) is going to feature CS Blues, Ladies and Gentlemen and footage from the Exile sessions. Also check out the Gram Parsons “Fallen Angel” documentary to see what influence he had over Keith at the time. More info in the Mar 3rd Rolling Stone with Shaun White on the cover.

    By Danny on Mar 6, 2010

  3. Many thanks for this quality post

    By shadreck on Mar 6, 2010

  4. I have a fairly crappy DVD version of this and have hoped for a good audio version for a long time. Thanks!

    By Nanker Fake on Mar 6, 2010

  5. Thanks for this fantastic concert.
    Are you sure about the places of recordings for each song ? I wonder why Mick Jagger is mentionning Philadelphia during Sweet Virginia.. … played in Fort Worth !
    Anyway this was definitely their best tour ever with Mick Taylor shining guitar Keef riffs fantastic drumming & bass and sidemen who became really involved into the band & Mick dynamite as usual.

    By Alberto on Mar 6, 2010

  6. Excellent!
    This tour from 1972 was simply fantastic!
    Thanks :-)

    By Rochacrimson on Mar 6, 2010

  7. YEP, easily the best time for the live Stones experience. I can do without seeing Keef nodding out though.

    By BLUEFOOD on Mar 6, 2010

  8. Great stuff! I don’t think all these songs are from the soundtrack; some are taken from other recordings of the 1972 shows. As mentioned above, this was live Stones at their best. Thanks!

    By Rafe on Mar 6, 2010

  9. Sometimes I forget just how good Mick Taylor was. I saw this tour at the Garden in NYC and man to hear him again cements the fact of how well he and Keith worked together. Listen to Midnight Rambler and St. Fighting Man. Cannot be beat. Although something seems a little inorganic about the editing of audience and performer it is undeniable how good the guitars were. Thx Big O!

    By lanzarishi on Mar 7, 2010

  10. Just goes to show you , that keith richards sucked after Mick Taylor left. Bill Wyman knew to get out of the grips of those to song stealing assholes mick jagger and keith richards. Never giving any credit to Taylor. They Have always sucked since Taylor left. keith richard always hid behind other guitar players( Jones , Taylor, Wood) because he always sucked .

    By Freddie Catala on Mar 7, 2010

  11. hey bigo, thanks! this is pretty good. i’m listening to it right now.

    it was a job fixing these tags. i keyed in the city, state, date, first, second show on all 16 tracks, took comments out as always, of 17 out, since it’s missing the last track, disc 1 of 1 out. looks good. i will double check em with you what you have then put genre on. work, work, but free still rules!!!


    By Ed Saad on Mar 7, 2010

  12. Yet another fine boot from you all! Thanks!

    By Diane on Mar 7, 2010

  13. Looks good. Thanks

    By Matt on Mar 8, 2010

  14. Original Keep Your Motor Running:

    01 Brown Sugar Philadelphia 7/20/72
    02 Bitch Philadelphia 7/20/72
    03 Gimmie Shelter Philadelphia 7/20/72
    04 Happy Fort Worth 6/24/72 1st Show
    05 Tumbling Dice Philadelphia 7/20/72
    06 Sweet Virginia Philadelphia 7/20/72
    07 You Can’t Always Get What You Want from Houston 6/25/72
    08 All Down The Line
    09 Bye Bye Johnny Philadelphia 7/20/72
    10 Rip This Joint Philadelphia 7/20/72
    11 Uptight/Satisfaction* Philadelphia 7/20/72
    12 Happy from Houston 6/25/72
    13 All Down The Line from Houston 6/25/72

    By Midnight Rambler on Mar 10, 2010

  15. Check out the Mick Taylor solo performance elsewhere on this site. Very good indeed! Saw Foreigner August 2009 in Lancaster California. Mick STILL ROCKS!

    By 2yrsnojob on Mar 10, 2010

  16. ‘69 to ‘73 were the golden years for the Rolling Stones playing live and Mick Taylor was a big part of it, along with the great song material. When Ron Wood fell off the wagon I was hoping Mick Taylor would be asked back. Those Mick Taylor leads are something else. Thank you BigO for this tasty selection. Any Stones boots are always appreciated.

    By Malcolm on Mar 11, 2010

  17. I agree that Mick Taylor was the best of the three “second fiddle” guitarists in the Stones, and it’s a shame that he was treated shabbily by Jagger and Richards, but he’s had more than 30 years to make a mark on his own, and he still hasn’t. His big breakthrough should have been the Bruce/Taylor/Bley band whom he joined right after the Stones, but that sunk almost without a trace. Since then, Taylor has seemingly been content to play the blues in small clubs all over the world, no doubt learning firsthand that the life of a blues journeyman is not always a bed of roses. But my point is that with his Stones credentials, he could easily have aimed for something “bigger” but chose not to. Therefore, I find it rediculous when his fans (of which I’m one) lay all the blame for his misforturnes on the Stones. Don’t forget, he QUIT the band. In any case, I hope he overcomes his rough patch and can still find the solo success his talents merit.

    By Jim Kneubuhl on Mar 12, 2010

  18. Excellent soundboard,thank you ! The best rock chaos ever.We want the Stones!

    By Enrico on Mar 7, 2011

  19. @ FReddie Catala - Keef has never , nor will he like as ever suck, he is pretty unique in the rock world in as much as its what he doesnt play that is just as important as what he does play, the guy is a legend please keep your dumbass opinions to yourself

    By bob on Jun 17, 2011

  20. Dear Big O;
    This is truly great! It’s out on blu ray. Anybody got “Mick’s Birthday Party” from Madison Square Garden from the last show of the tour? Also, read STP by Robert Greenfield, a great description of that tour.

    By Marc Du Bois on Jul 23, 2012

  21. please post again can keep your motor running the rolling stones!

    Thank you

    By fernando on Jul 19, 2016

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