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You Can Sometimes Get What You Want
on 15 October 2010
Awesome to see this released officially at last, having owned a soundtrack recording for some time.
Track list is:
Love in Vain
You Can't Always Get What You Want
All Down the Line
Bye Bye Johnny
Rip This Joint
Jumping Jack Flash
Street Fighting Man
There's also rehearsal footage of Shake Your Hips, an early version of Tumbling Dice (with Mick not yet sure which melody line he's going to use for the 'Baby' lines in the absence of backing vocalists) and a lacklustre blues jam which relegates Mick Taylor to bored rhythm guitar while Keith repeats the same Chuck Berry licks over and over.
The set is completed with 2 excellent Mick J interviews - one from the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972 and one in 2010. The former features a none-more-cockney Mick with a twinkle in his eye talking about Exile (full of danceable, more commercial songs apparently) and the upcoming tour. The latter is very informative, albeit Mick's memory fails him at times.
The concert is an absolute must-see. The band is on fire. Mick Taylor's soloing is blistering and, whilst he's never been the most entertaining musician to watch, even he starts to lose himself in the music by the climax of Midnight Rambler. Keith's rhythm playing is superb throughout, whilst Charlie's inventive, slightly behind-the-beat swing perfectly matches the music's loucheness - in huge contrast to the more clinical clicktrack approach he's often resorted to since - I don't think Tumbling Dice has ever sounded more raunchy than this period, for instance. The band manages to sound loose and spontaneous whilst never missing a beat or otherwise losing it - barring the odd shambolic song ending.
A stunning offering from the vault. Now can we have a 1972/73 live CD please? The Fort Worth/Brussels recordings will do just fine.
UPDATE 17 Nov 2011 - and so it came to pass - stonesarchive.com has just released the fabulous Brussels Affair on download - well worth checking out!