The Compact Discs
Many of the Brussels '73 CD's are made from LP's. Clean recordings without the vinyl "pops" are now easily found on most Japanese unauthorized recordings. * denotes Wembley '73 source.
"The Rolling Stones: European Tour 1973"
Trade Mark of Quality/Vinyl Gang
Brown Sugar 3:50/Happy 3:00*/Dancing With Mr. D 4:23/Angie 4:36/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:53/Midnight Rambler 12:53/Rip This Joint 2:06/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:15/Street Fighting Man 5:25*/Gimme Shelter (Alternate Take) 4:19/Gimme Shelter (Keith Vocal) 4:33
Comment: Track list is the same as the original LP with two well known alternate studio versions of Gimme Shelter added. The cardboard CD sleeve is a faithful reproduction of the original LP jacket, and includes a color reproduction of the "pen in my heart" photo used on the original single color insert.
(CO 25113 01)
Gimme Shelter (Fades in) 5:39*/Tumbling Dice 4:58/Brown Sugar 3:21/Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 5:01*/Angie 4:29/Honky Tonk Women 3:04/Midnight Rambler 12:45/All Down The Line 3:37/Street Fighting Man (Fades in) 5:03*
Comment: Same track list as the LP. The Chapter One CD has a color 1975 shot of Jagger on the front inlay. There is no announcer commentary on this title (as there was on the LP version).
"Thrills In The Night"
Blue Eyes Records
Brown Sugar 3:23/Happy 3:09/Gimme Shelter 5:16/Tumbling Dice 4:50 The Rolling Stones Thrills In The Night Rock 1973
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 5:08*/Dancing With Mr. D (Complete) 4:23/Angie 4:35/("Just gonna have a drink 'ang on") You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:52/Honky Tonk Woman 3:06/Midnight Rambler 12:44/All Down The Line (Missing opening notes) 3:44/Rip This Joint 2:04/Jumpin' Jack Flash - Street Fighting Man 8:34*
Vinyl Gang Product
Kornyphone Intro-Gimme Shelter 7:02*/Tumbling Dice 4:55/Brown Sugar 3:20/Heartbreaker 5:10*/Angie 4:33/Honky Tonk Women 3:07/Midnight Rambler 12:54/All Down The Line 3:36/Street Fighting Man 5:14*
Comment: A faithful colorized reproduction of the original Kornyphone LP insert artwork. The original LP announcer introduction is restored from side-A, but the side-B announcement is missing (just before Honky Tonk Women).
Dr. Stones Records
KBFH Opening - Gimme Shelter 6:16*/Tumbling Dice 4:56/Brown Sugar 3:21/Heartbreaker 5:14*/Angie 4:34/Honky Tonk Woman 3:09/Midnight Rambler 12:59/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:39/Street Fighting Man 5:26*/Interview With Mick & Charlie 10:33
Comment: Music from "Headin' For An Overload" Disc 1. Interview spliced-in from last track of Disc 2.
"Bedspring Symphony Revisited"
Brown Sugar 3:25/Happy 3:08/Gimme Shelter 5:10/Tumbling Dice 4:46/Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 5:14*/Star Star 4:23 (Newcastle, Sept. 13, 1973 1st Show)/Dancing With Mr. D (Complete - Brussels) 4:23/Angie 4:38/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:45/Honky Tonk Women 3:09/Midnight Rambler 12:38/All Down The Line (Missing Opening Notes) 3:44/Rip This Joint 2:01/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:12/Street Fighting Man 5:22*
Cardboard Cover Edition
CD 1: Brown Sugar 3:49/Happy 3:07*/Gimme Shelter 5:56*/Tumbling Dice 4:52/Heartbreaker 5:03*/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:52/Dancing With Mister D 4:27/Angie 4:35
CD 2: Honky Tonk Women 3:14/Midnight Rambler 12:51/All Down The Line (MSG July 26, 1972) 3:55/Bye Bye Johnny (MSG July 26, 1972) 3:24/Love In Vain (MSG July 26, 1972) 6:11/Sweet Virginia (MSG July 26, 1972) 4:19/Rip This Joint 2:04/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:18/Street Fighting Man 5:20*
Comment: Same track list and venues as the LP title. There are no detectable "pops" on this recording, but there is some slight surface noise present on Dancing With Mr. D and Angie, so I have to conclude that this is made from an LP. Excellent clarity and deep bass response. Note: There are many variations to this title that include changes in CD silk-screen, matrix numbers and wide versus thin profile jewel cases. Song sources are consistently the same except for "Remixes".
Sound Quality: Excellent Stereo Soundboard Broadcast & Soundboard
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 1973 1st Show & Empire Pool, Wembley, London, September 9, 1973*, MSG, New York, July 26, 1972+ (Welcome To New York)
CD 1: Brown Sugar 3:51/Happy 3:10*/Gimme Shelter 5:59*/Tumbling Dice 4:51/Heartbreaker 5:05*/You Can't Always Get What You Want 11:00/Dancing With Mr. D 4:26/Angie 4:34
CD 2: Honky Tonk Women 3:09/Midnight Rambler 12:53/All Down The Line 3:56+/Bye Bye Johnny 3:27+/Love In Vain 6:18+/Sweet Virginia 4:10+/Rip This Joint 2:04/Jumping Jack Flash 3:18/Street Fighting Man 5:22*
Bonus CD-R (EP)
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 1973 1st Show
Street Fighting Man 4:54/Gimme Shelter 5:38/Happy 3:00
Comment: Bonus CD-R contains missing Brussels versions not included on the the original "Nasty Music" track concept.
Vinyl Gang Product
First issue VGP CD packaged in a cardboard sleeve left, and later jewel case reissue right.
Brown Sugar 3:51/Happy 3:08*/Gimme Shelter 5:56*/Tumbling Dice 4:48/Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 5:03*/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:50/Dancing With Mr. D. 4:24/Angie 4:33/Honky Tonk Women 3:06/Midnight Rambler 12:53/All Down The Line 3:43/Rip This Joint 2:03/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:16/Street Fighting Man 5:30*
Comment: A great cover reproduction of the rare Royal Sound 2LP of the same name. Made from a near pristine copy of the LP as evidenced only by single pops at 4:12 on YCAGWYW & Midnight Rambler at 1:02. The sound quality exceeds the "Brussels Affair" CD also made from the same LP source.
Sound Quality: Excellent Stereo Soundboard Broadcast
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 1973 1st Show & Empire Pool, Wembley, London, September 9, 1973*
Brown Sugar 3:50/Happy 3:09*/Gimme Shelter 6:00*/Tumbling Dice 4:52/Heartbreaker 5:09*/Dancing With Mr. D 4:25*/Angie 4:33/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:58/Honky Tonk Women 3:08/Midnight Rambler 12:55/All Down The Line 3:42 (has opening notes)/Rip This Joint 2:03/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:16/Street Fighting Man 5:22*
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 1973 2nd Show
Sound Quality: Very Good Mono Soundboard
Gimme Shelter 5:41/Happy 2:59/Tumbling Dice 4:51/Star Star 4:09/All Down The Line 4:23/Rip This Joint 2:08
Brown Sugar 3:45/Happy 3:08/Gimme Shelter 5:56/Tumbling Dice 4:55/Heartbreaker 5:15/Dancing With Mr. D 4:26/Angie 4:47/Honky Tonk Women 3:17/Midnight Rambler 12:56/Rip This Joint 2:04/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:17/Street Fighting Man 5:31
Comment: From the same source as the above (the "pop" is present at 1:02 on MR!) with added splices from the 1973 RTL Broadcast, including Jagger's reference to "throw-back from the amp" between Angie and Honky Tonk Women. The running order is the same except that it is missing You Can't Always Get What You Want and All Down The Line. The inlay cover is a grainy '72-'73 vintage close-up shot of Jagger.
Brown Sugar 3:17/Happy 3:10/Gimme Shelter 5:22/Tumbling Dice 4:49/(Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo) Heartbreaker 5:07*/Dancing With Mr D 4:2/Angie 4:36/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:53/Honky Tonk Women 3:04/Midnight Rambler 12:48/All Down The Line 3:42/Rip This Joint 2:05/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:13/Street Fighting Man 5:22*
Comment: This was made from a very clean "Europe '73" disc as evidenced by the fades in the CD that correspond to the sides of the LP. The only other indication of it's vinyl pedigree are a few "pops" that crop up at about 10:22 into You Can't Always Get What You Want. The first three tracks are taken from the KBFH CD including the remixed Brussels version of Brown Sugar. This has the same track list as "Europe '73" except that Happy and Gimme Shelter change to Brussels sources.
"Brussels Affair 1973"
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 1973 (Except as noted)
Sound Quality: Excellent Stereo Broadcast (From KBFH LP's)
Performance: Absolutely Mind Blowing
Brown Sugar 3:16/Happy 3:09 /Gimme Shelter 5:21/Tumbling Dice 4:49/(Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo) Heartbreaker 5:06*/Dancing With Mr D 4:25/Angie 4:35/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:52/Honky Tonk Women 3:04/Midnight Rambler 12:48/All Down The Line 3:41 ("Old" version with missing opening notes)/Rip This Joint 2:05/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:12/Street Fighting Man 5:22*
Comment: Well this one has to be reissued every so often, because it is imperative that the newer generation of fans who may have missed this one get a chance to hear the greatest live Stones performance ever recorded!
(GDRCD 8911 PHC)
Great Dane Records
Brown Sugar 3:53/Happy 3:13*/Gimme Shelter 6:05/Tumbling Dice 4:59/You Can't Always Get What You Want 11:11/Dancing With Mr. D. 4:32/Honky Tonk Women 3:10/Midnight Rambler 13:06/All Down The Line 3:30/Rip This Joint 2:05/Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 5:10*/Angie 4:40/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:21/Street Fighting Man 5:38*
Comment: The sound on this can be described as lacking in clarity and depth. There are two skips on the "Satellite Delayed" LP that was used to make this recording. On Brown Sugar at 1:07, Midnight Rambler at 2:58, and a couple of close calls on Happy. Additionally, the Munich source and date error has been passed on from the LP to this CD. So forget this poor production unless you can't possibly find the Brussels performance anywhere else.
"Rolling Stones: The King Biscuit Flower Hour"
(18 F 0200 A)
Miss You 5:31/Hang Fire 2:30/Beast Of Burden 5:00/She's So Cold 3:56/Honky Tonk Women 3:54/Shattered 5:00/Tumbling Dice 5:21/Jumping Jack Flash 6:14/Brown Sugar 3:26 Brussels '73 - This version is remixed and is distinguishable by horns that are "up top" in the mix)/Happy 3:17 (Brussels '73)/Gimme Shelter 5:31 (Brussels '73)
Comment: The unauthorized version does not include commercial breaks
Vinyl Gang Product
From the September 27, 1987 KBFH broadcast - Brown Sugar: Remixed "horn" version/Gimme Shelter/Happy - From the November 20, 1988 KBFH broadcast - In a rearranged order/Tumbling Dice: There is additional between track chatter in French by Jagger on this/Dancing With Mr. D: The opening chord is cut off/Star Star: Newcastle Sept. 13, 1973 1st Show. There is feedback at the close of the song, and it is lurking in the mix throughout the performance after Jagger asked for the stage monitors to be turned up early in the show. This is an added track from the Radio Luxembourg (RTL) broadcast, not to be confused with the KBFH. A mono soundboard track/Heartbreaker*/Angie/Honky Tonk Women/Midnight Rambler: There are two edits to the song. One at 2:42 and the other at 5:37 that result in nearly a 4 minute cut of the song. These were done by "The Biscuit"/Rip This Joint/Jumpin' Jack Flash/Street Fighting Man*/Brown Sugar #2: - Rotterdam Oct. 14, 1973. Traceable from audience recordings by the lack of a Bobby Keys saxophone solo in the middle instrumental section of the song and feedback at :15 seconds/Street Fighting Man #2 - The Brussels soundboard version!
Brown Sugar 3:39/Gimme Shelter 5:38/Happy 3:11/Tumbling Dice 5:04/Dancing With Mr. D 4:37 (Missing notes at the opeing bar)/Star Star 4:13/Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 5:11/Angie 4:36/Honky Tonk Women 3:31/Midnight Rambler 9:00/Rip This Joint 2:02/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:15/Street Fighting Man 5:52/Brown Sugar #2 3:20/Street Fighting Man #2 4:51
Comment: Same cover artwork as the "Nasty Music" LP, but there are different tracks and sources. Superb quality from non-LP sources.
"1973 European Tour"
Brown Sugar 3:31 (Rotterdam, October 14, 1973)/Gimme Shelter 5:38/Happy 3:11/Tumbling Dice 5:04/Dancing With Mr. D 4:41 (Missing notes at the opeing bar)/(Additional French spoken here) Angie 4:33/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:57/Midnight Rambler 12:48/Honky Tonk Women 3:02/All Down The Line 3:38/Rip This Joint 2:02/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:15/Street Fighting Man 5:38*
Comment: From Wolfgang's Vault web source minus sound gaps between tracks.
"Welcome To New York"
(SODD-022-SS & bonus CD-R)
Singer's Original (Double Disk)
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, July 26, 1972
Sound Quality: Excellent Soundboard
CD: Love In Vain 6:51/Sweet Virginia 4:41/You Can't Always Get What You Want 7:43/All Down The Line 3:58/Midnight Rambler 12:14/Band Introductions 0:47/Bye Bye Johnny 3:19/Rip This Joint 2:17/Jumping Jack Flash 3:14
Comment: The track listing is in the correct running order of 1972 shows, unlike both REI and non-REI versions of the Trade Mark of Quality LP releases. The Swingin' Pig recording is made from an TMoQ REI LP source. The splice at part 3 of Midnight Rambler has also been cleaned-up in the best possible way. The opening tracks on this one have too much noise reduction for my taste. The silent passages are somewhat "colored". Overall noise reduction leaves it a bit compressed. Less high end (treble) than The Swingin' Pig CD but also less overall impact with respect to color added to the sound by the NONOISE sound reprocessing used by TSP. You can best assess the sound impact with the guitar tuning bits in between the songs. Listen for pitch and color. Maybe this is the best effort yet at bringing the classic analog recording into the CD age. See this web site for the whole story on this one at:
Brussels & Wembley 1973
Sound Quality: Excellent Soundboard/Broadcast
CD-R: Brown Sugar 3:48/Happy 3:08/Gimme Shelter 5:57/Tumbling Dice 4:50/Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 5:02/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:52/Dancing With Mr. D. 4:26/Angie 4:33/Honky Tonk Women 3:08/Midnight Rambler 12:54/Rip This Joint 2:02/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:16/Street Fighting Man 5:20
Comment: There you have it. The best two Stones recordings and performances ever and always all in one package.
"The Lost Brussels"
Vinyl Gang Product
Brown Sugar 3:39/Gimme Shelter 5:38/Happy 3:11/Tumbling Dice 5:04/Dancing With Mr. D. 4:25/Angie 4:28/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:51/Midnight Rambler 12:47/Honky Tonk Women 3:03/All Down The Line 3:34/Rip This Joint 2:01/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:14/Street Fighting Man 4:56/Star Star 4:30
Comment: The cover inlay is crystal clear Richards and Watts on stage circa 1973. All the Brussels broadcast tracks on one CD (No Wembley sources). Add the audience version of Star Star from October 17, 1973 1st Show.
"Hot Stuff Vol. 1"
Box-Great Dane Records: Disc 2
Happy - Brussels 73 3:08/Tumbling Dice - Brussels '73 4:48/You Can't Always Get What You Want - Brussels '73 10:47/Midnight Rambler - Brussels '73 12:39/Jumping Jack Flash - Brussels '73 3:12/Street Fighting Man - Wembley '73 5:16/Angie - New York '75 5:19/Wild Horses - New York '75 6:30/Hand Of Fate - Paris '76 3:58/Star Star - Paris '76 4:06/It's Only Rock And Roll - Paris '76 4:27/Brown Sugar - Paris '76 3:12/Happy/Tumbling Dice/You Can't Always Get What You Want/Midnight Rambler/Jumpin' Jack Flash/Street Fighting Man*
Comment: "Brussels Affair" source used. The booklet included incorrectly lists JJF as Wembley.
"The First Decade"
(Big 4009 PHC)
Box-Big Music: Disc 4
Comment: Europe '73 Tracks: The booklet that is included with this lists two Newcastle (RTL Broadcast) tracks; Star Star and Dancing With Mr. D. Dancing With Mr. D are actually Wembley Sept. 9, 1973. Also Note: All Down The Line/Rip This Joint/Tumbling Dice/Heartbreaker* (incorrectly identified as a Brussels source in the booklet!)
CD 1: Brown Sugar 3:49/Happy 3:08/Gimme Shelter 5:57/Tumbling Dice 4:49/Heartbreaker 5:03/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:52/Dancing With Mister D. 4:27/Angie 4:34
CD 2: Honky Tonk Women 3:10/Midnight Rambler 12:55 The Rolling Stones Jump (Disc 2) Rock 1973
All Down The Line (MSG July 26, 1972) 3:55/Bye Bye Johnny (MSG July 26, 1972) 3:05/Love In Vain (MSG July 26, 1972) 6:38/Sweet Virginia (MSG July 26, 1972) 4:11/Rip This Joint 2:04/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:16/Street Fighting Man 5:21
Comment: See LP "Nasty Music" for sources. The cover has different colorized shots of Jumpin' Jack Jagger from the 1981 tour.
"The Rolling Stones"
Comment: An unauthorized copy of the DIR radio distribution disc minus commercials.
20Bit Master Recording
Brown Sugar 3:37/Gimme Shelter 5:36/Happy 3:09/Tumbling Dice 5:07/Dancing With Mr.D 4:31/Star Star 4:23/Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 5:08/Angie 4:34/Honky Tonk Women 3:14/Midnight Rambler 9:18/Rip This Joint 2:04/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:16/Street Fighting Man 5:50/Brown Sugar 3:18/Street Fighting Man 4:52
Comment: Same musical content and track list as "Nasty Remixes". Uses the same cover artwork as "Remixes" except that there is a blue "20Bit Master Recording" bar across the front inlay. Audiophiles will say that CD audio data is always 16-bits regardless of the resolution of the encoding process, but I would say that the overall sound has slightly more clarity and detail. Benchmarks: Crispness in the crowd clapping during the songs, and Charlie's random drum rolls.
Vinyl Gang Product
Empire Pool, Wembley, UK, September 9, 1973
Sound Quality: Fair to Good Audience
CD 1: Brown Sugar 3:55/Gimme Shelter 5:58/Happy 3:06/Tumbling Dice 5:17 (Ain't Security Show Version)/Star Star 4:26/Angie 5:07/You Can't Always Get What You Want 9:50/Dancing With Mr.D 4:23/Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 5:07/Midnight Rambler 13:33/Honky Tonk Women 3:15/All Down The Line 4:16/Rip This Joint 2:09/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:38/Street Fighting Man 5:36
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 1973
Sound Quality: Good Audience
CD 2: Brown Sugar 3:51/Gimme Shelter 5:44/Happy 3:14/Tumbling Dice 5:09/Star Star 4:22/Dancing With Mr. D 4:40/Angie 4:50/You Can't Always Get What You Want 10:49/Midnight Rambler 13:03/Honky Tonk Women 3:03/All Down The Line 3:49/Rip This Joint 2:03/Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:13/Street Fighting Man 5:02
Comment: The complete audience references to desiphering "Bedspring Symphony" tracks!
"headin' for an overload"
CD1: Gimme Shelter*/Tumbling Dice/Brown Sugar/Heartbreaker*/Angie/Honky Tonk Women/Midnight Rambler/All Down The Line/Street Fighting Man*
There is a significant note to make about the recording. There is a fade out after Midnight Rambler. This is an edit of a commercial break that occurred at this point in the broadcast. For the first time we hear the opening strums to All Down The Line, which is missing on all the old unauthorized recordings. Further proof that these CD's are indeed made from the original King Biscuit sources.
Broadcast Date (#2): November 24, 1974 = "Bedspring Symphony" on TAKRL!
Source: Reel-to-reel tape
CD2: Brown Sugar/Happy*/Dancing With Mr. D/Angie/You Can't Always Get What You Want/Midnight Rambler/Rip This Joint/Jumpin' Jack Flash/Street Fighting Man*/Jagger-Watts-Moore-Cooke Interview on the release of "It's Only Rock 'n Roll". A rare exception to the Biscuit's rule of no interviews.
Broadcast Date (#1): September 29, 1974 = "The Rolling Stones: European Tour 1973" on Trade Mark of Quality!
Source: LP as evidenced by "pops" on Happy at 2:09, YCAGWYW at 4:18, and Midnight Rambler at 1:03, 2:27, and 4:32.
Comment: This is most significant KBFH release since the original vinyl surfaced some 20 years ago! The problem is that the back cover inlay has errors in the track listings. The track list for CD1 is actually for CD2 and JJF is listed instead of All Down The Line on the set list that begins with Gimme Shelter. The only track marked correctly is the KBFH interview on CD2. The front inlay cover is taken from "Get Yer Ya-Yas Out" promotional poster. It comes with mini postcards with stage shots circa '72, an exact mini-reproduction of the '72 US Tour program "The Rolling Stones In Concert", a reproduction of the Rolling Stone magazine article on Taylor's departure dated January 30, 1975, and the rare "in concert" ('69) poster of the '72 US tour itinerary. The back CD inlay has photos of the original broadcast media packages! A riveted reel box, and an LP jacket with authentic "typed" labeling.
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