December 27, 2011 – 4:44 am

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Dripping Away [VGP Vinyl Gang, 2CD]

Live at the Palace Grounds, Bangalore, India, April 4, 2003. Excellent TV broadcast stereo source.

Never a slouch when it comes to a paying gig, The Rolling Stones will deliver a show… come hail, shine or monsoon rain, which poured during the concert.

Blurry posted the following comments at

Rain started sprinkling shortly after the show began. Fittingly, the downpour really began during You Can’t Always Get What You Want. Keith and Mick really won the audience over when they stepped out into the rain from time to time. Keith even took his guitar out onto the side stage. The rain added to the energy of the crowd, and actually improved the show, according to many of the people around me. The two cameramen on the foot of the stage really deserve our sympathy - later in the show, huge sheets of water dumped off the roof of the stage. The cameramen looked like they were filming a documentary on waterfalls. Fittingly, Keith introduced Slipping Away as Dripping Away… All in all, fans from Europe were happy to see the band from up close, at give-away prices. And the locals had fun dancing in the rain.

Thanks to the person who shared the tracks on the net in 2005.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Brown Sugar (7.3MB)
Track 102. It’s Only Rock’n Roll (7.4MB)
Track 103. Start Me Up (7.6MB)
Track 104. Don’t Stop (8.0MB)
Track 105. Angie (5.7MB)
Track 106. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (11.7MB)
Track 107. Bitch (7.6MB)
Track 108. Miss You (10.1MB)
Track 109. Tumbling Dice (7.9MB)
Track 110. Band introduction (5.6MB)
Track 111. Slipping Away (9.3MB)
Track 112. Before They Make Me Run (6.3MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Sympathy For The Devil (12.1MB)
Track 202. Midnight Rambler (16.7MB)
Track 203. Gimme Shelter (10.2MB)
Track 204. Honky Tonk Women (7.0MB)
Track 205. Satisfaction (10.7MB)
Track 206. Jumping Jack Flash (11.6MB)

Downsview Park, Toronto, Canada; July 30, 2003
Track 207. Start Me Up (8.3MB)
Track 208. Honky Tonk Women (7.2MB)
Track 209. Satisfaction (15.9MB)
Track 210. Jumping Jack Flash (11.0MB)

In November 2011, The Rolling Stones reissued the remastered and expanded edition of Some Girls. Buy it here.

  1. 21 Responses to “THE ROLLING STONES - INDIA 2003”

  2. HOOO_EE! The crowd is partying, the singalong on Miss You is LOUD, great audience response to everything, even the band introductions. There is great sound recording going on, and everyone is out to have fun, despite the H2O!

    By 3yrsnojob on Dec 27, 2011

  3. hey bigo, will get. thanks.

    i just heard sam rivers died yesterday. that sucks. he was cool. i talked to him a few times on facebook. i gave him a link to get that max roach show you offered from hamburg. people should download it and, both miles japan shows and brussels. do searches on the top right. post something else he’s on, and i will get it.

    i’ve got a signed poster by sam in my garage. it’s a promo poster of shows somewhere in orlando for his rivbea orchetra. my friend, jamie saft, of john zorn fame played with him in orlando in 1989 at the holiday inn.

    if you can find herbie hancock-spring, sam is on it. it’s a good one. so is bobby hutcherson-dialogue. sam was the man. he predates coltrane two years on soprano sax. he played with grant green on into somthin’. that’s a good one too. larry young is on it. i had it on tape, but it got eaten. kind of unheard of but great rivers are sizzle and crystals. i have them on tape.


    By Ed Saad on Dec 27, 2011

  4. correction. tony williams-spring. herbie hancock does play on it, though. it’s on blue note. i have it on tape.

    By Ed Saad on Dec 27, 2011

  5. Piss off, Ed

    By jackfan on Dec 27, 2011

  6. you piss off, jackfan. you’re a party pooper. i keep it music. as always, if you don’t like what i have to say, don’t read it. others like what i have to say.

    btw, into somethin’ is larry young’s album, but grant green, sam rivers and elvin jones are all on it.

    By Ed Saad on Dec 27, 2011

  7. RIP- Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood
    May 8, 1942-Dec. 25, 2011

    By Sking on Dec 28, 2011

  8. I heard about Sam but not about sherwood. Used to be i could put yahoo obituaries in a search bar and pull up the latest.Thankx sking
    You keep posting ed.Makes things even more interesting here.

    By matt_the_cat on Dec 28, 2011

  9. hey matt, alan silva posted this link on facebook, if you’d like to check it out.

    the above comment set me off cause it’s uncalled or. i’m nothing bothering anybody. is bigo going to be better next year? i sure hope so.

    sam rivers did it for six decades and played with everybody from miles davis to cecil taylor. it’s a little disrespectful. the guy paid his dues. i’m sure stones fans like sam rivers. bobby keys played with grant green. he’s on live at the lighthouse. check it out. it’s funky.

    if you ever want to hear one of the heaviest albums ever recorded, listen to alan silva-luna surface, skillfulness and dave burrell-echo. man, too heavy.

    if you like free jazz, download that david murray and milford graves show from italy. silva plays on it. there’s another murray and graves on here too from guelph jazz festival. it’s good too. i think, i got every jazz and free jazz show bigo ever offered.


    By Ed Saad on Dec 28, 2011

  10. sorry matt. my mistake, and i’ve made a few today. i will correct myself, if i do make one. bobbye hall plays on live at the lighthouse. still check it out and matador. grant green also plays on my favorite lee morgan album called search for the new land. if you only get one lee morgan album, get that one. it’s the best.

    i wish bigo would post some lee morgan. i’m sure there is some jazz messengers shows out there with lee on trumpet.


    By Ed Saad on Dec 28, 2011

  11. Ed - you keep on posting. You share a great wealth of musical knowledge with us!
    And a better phrasing of your BigO question could be,”How can BigO possibly top this year in 2012?” I don’t know how but I know they will.

    By TDC on Dec 28, 2011

  12. hey tdc, thanks. be nice if bigo would post some marillion shows with fish aka derek dick on vocals. i have one on my ipod right now called garden party, mannheim, germany 1985. it’s from the old napster days and good quality. the other shows i have seen are flac.

    if you like peter gabriel era genesis, you’d probably like marillion. fish even painted his face. i’ve been listening to them since my brother bought script for a jesters tear on lp used for $3 in 7th grade. it’s a good one. my favorite is probably fugazi. she chameleon rules.


    By Ed Saad on Dec 28, 2011

  13. RIP - Cheetah

    Died Dec. 24, 2011
    Age 80 years.

    Cheetah, a chimpanzee said to have performed in the “Tarzan” films of the 1930s, has died at the age of 80, according to the Florida sanctuary where he lived.

    “When he didn’t like somebody or something that was going on, he would pick up some poop and throw it at them. He could get you at 30 feet with bars in between,” Priest said.

    By Sking on Dec 29, 2011

  14. BigO, as always, thank you for the music.
    Today especially for Patti Smith, David Bowie, Graham Parker and Springsteen, but also this one here.

    The only “problem” I have with the Stones-recording (it’s a personal problem and not your fault) are the bonus tracks. If I could choose four songs the Stones should NOT perform, my choice would be: “Start Me Up”, “Honky Tonk Women”, “Satisfaction” and “Brown Sugar”. Not because these are bad songs, I only heard them much too often and would prefer real rarities.
    By the way: Do you have any live recording of “Laugh, I Nearly Died” (one of the best Stones songs ever)?

    @Ed: Maybe the thing that pisses some people off is that you are often very off-topic. I’m sure some people like to read your stories of bands you’ve seen, or how you “review” the recordings, but I’m also sure that much less people are interested if you “will get” a recording or not and “will listen to it when walking” or whatever you do. Get it, and then talk about it. ;-)

    You asked if BigO will be better next year - I almost can’t imagine (a little bit more “newer” music, like Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, would be nice, but there are also other fine sites).

    The only thing I have to criticize is the average sample rate. I thought it was at least a small step in the right direction, when a lot of ROIOs were offered with 224 kbps in the last months, but then BigO went back to 192, which was high quality some years ago. Nowadays, it’s average, not more.
    It really should be 256 or 320 (there are studies which more or less prove that you almost cannot hear any difference between a 320- or even 256-kbps-mp3 and the original CD/LP, but 192 is the border where you can hear the difference). The problem is: You cannot rely anymore that BigO offers the best possible version of the recordings (I found quite a lot in 320 kbps or even FLAC [which is not really necessary, but if I can have it, I’ll take it]).
    So if I could make a new year’s resolution for BigO, it would be: Change to 256 or 320 kbps.

    By Walter on Dec 29, 2011

  15. Walter, I will only say that people usually make resolutions for themselves, not suggest them to others.

    By 3yrsnojob on Dec 30, 2011

  16. 3yrsnojob, then let’s call it a new year’s wish

    By Walter on Jan 1, 2012

  17. Walter’s right, at least use 224 kbps or higher……we’ve all got the storage space…downloads take longer but o well….

    By bud on Jan 9, 2012

  18. Sounds like an interesting show. Thanks

    By Matt on Jan 24, 2012

  19. My thanks BigO for posting this show.

    As for other matters… I think the point here is Mr. Ed coming into this and taking over the comment section where out of 17 Responses to “THE ROLLING STONES - INDIA 2003” only Two, I repeat Two, comments was about this Stones recording (mine makes Three) and then it goes into Jazz which has nothing to do with the Stones or this Stones show.

    Ed, start a dialog about whatever you want on a different avenue here at Big O rather than where it doesn’t have anything to do with what you’re yattering about. True enough? Even Cheetah would had agreed.

    By datdemdar on Mar 8, 2012

  20. Hey datemdar. If you would look at the dates of Ed’s postings you will see they are not current but from 2011.Someone else trying to start smack on this site.

    By Bill H. on Aug 23, 2012

  21. Thank you only for which great post! I’m going to bookmark your web site and verify but again below generally

    By freekeylogger on Apr 27, 2013

  22. Big O,
    Of course, thank you very much for this terrific show. What can I say? Great sound, great band, great show! As usual.
    Dubious 141

    By Dubious141 on Apr 29, 2013

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