In honor of Alan Miskin-Garside aka Alan Alan Iorr aka Deltics i post one of his great projects / masterpieces.
"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"
Mick Jagger quoted in the sleeve notes of “Rarities 1971 - 2003” released November 22, 2005.
“Too bloody right it can!”
Alan Garside quoted upon reading said sleeve notes, November 22, 2005.
The release of “Rarities 1971 – 2003” was, for me, like many others, a major disappointment as well as a great opportunity missed.
Yes, it was very nice to have for the first time on CD “Let It Rock”, “Through The Lonely Nights” and the live version of “Beast Of Burden”, and it was also nice to have some of the tracks issued on CD singles such as “Fancyman Blues” and “Anyway You look At It”.
But did I really need “Mannish Boy” (from “Love You Live” and “Sucking In The Seventies”), “Live With Me” (from “No Security”) or “Wild Horses” (from “Stripped”) again?
I think not.
I also didn’t actually need “If I Was A Dancer” either, as “Sucking In The Seventies” had been reissued only a couple of months previously!
I certainly didn’t need an edited version of the “Miss You” 12 inch single, particularly as the full length version had been included on the CD single of “Don’t Stop”.
As for “Thru And Thru (Live)” – so rare it had never been issued before! (Apart from on DVD)
Not to mention the crappy, incorrect sleeve notes and the disgraceful airbrushing out of Bill Wyman on the front cover.
And where was “I Think I’m Going Mad”?
To try and counter my disappointment, I set about compiling my own “Real Rarities” collection which would attempt to gather all tracks released officially since 1971 that weren’t available to buy on regular Stones CD albums using my own vinyl, CD and DVD collection as well as anything that I’ve been able to find online.
To this end, I imagined that “Rarities” hadn’t been issued, that “Sucking In The Seventies” hadn’t been reissued and, because the only reason I bought “Forty Licks” was to get the four new songs included, I included those songs as well. I haven’t included any 12 inch or extended “dance” versions or anything from promo discs either.
I’ve tried to compile this set in chronological order as to the original release date using the best quality versions at my disposal. All catalogue numbers and release dates refer to the UK unless otherwise indicated.
Addendum to the original sleeve notes
Since I wrote my original sleeve notes, some changes have occurred within the Stones’ discography due to a change of distribution.
After the end of their deal with EMI/Virgin the band signed with Universal and all of their album back catalogue was reissued via Universal’s Polydor and A&M imprints.
All, that is, except for “Sucking In The Seventies”, “Rarities”, “Forty Licks” and, oddly, “No Security”.
Whether these will be reissued in the future, only time will tell.
The non reissue of “Sucking”, Rarities” and “Forty Licks” only validates my compilation, and I won’t be adding the “No Security” album. Nor will I add any of the edit versions from “Sucking” or “Forty Licks”.
I’ll wait and see if they do get reissued.
What has been issued is a (nearly) complete singles collection box set comprising of facsimiles of original 45s on compact disc, but seeing as the premise of my collection is to only include tracks not issued on CD albums, all of the tracks included still make it into my compilation although I have used some of the tracks to replace my vinyl rips.
“Forty Licks” was replaced by a new compilation entitled “Grrr!” which came in a variety of formats, a two disc forty track version, a three disc fifty track version and a four disc eighty track version as well as Blu-Ray and vinyl. Many of the edit versions featured on “Forty Licks” and “Sucking” were used again and only two new songs, “Doom And Gloom” and “One More Shot”, were included. These new songs are the only ones that make it into this collection.
I’ve also made the decision to include some of the various “video versions” of songs which, although most of them feature the same basic backing track as the released version, have a new vocal sung live by Mick Jagger.
Some of these were featured on the VHS “Video Rewind” (Vestron Video 11016) released on November 14, 1984.
Between November 2011 and November 2012 the Stones made available via Google Play and Bravado six previously unreleased live albums recorded in 1973, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1990 and 2005 for download only.
None of these have been included!
1: Brown Sugar (Vinyl Mono)
2: Bitch (Vinyl Mono)
3: Let It Rock (Vinyl Mono)
Rolling Stones Records 45 RS 19100, April 16 1971
The first record issued on The Rolling Stones’ own bespoke label, the UK release differed from other worldwide versions in that it also included the live at Leeds (March 13, 1971) recording of Chuck Berry’s “Let It Rock”.
It was also their last single to be released in mono in the UK.
“Brown Sugar” and “Bitch” are mono mixes of the versions issued on “Sticky Fingers”, although “Brown Sugar” does feature the extra “I like it!” exclamation at the end of the song.
“Let It Rock” replaced “Sister Morphine” on the Spanish version of “Sticky Fingers”, but otherwise remained unissued elsewhere until the release of “Rarities”, where it appeared in stereo.
4: Sway (US 'b' side)
Rolling Stones Records 45 (US) RS 19101, 11 June, 1971
Issued as the “B” side of “Wild Horses”.
Mono version with a different vocal track.
5: Brown Sugar (Hot Rocks version)
6: Wild Horses (Hot Rocks version)
London Records Vinyl LP (US) –Hot Rocks - 2PS 606/607, 11 January 1972
“Upon its initial pressing (Nov. 18, 1971), alternative versions of Brown Sugar and Wild Horses were included on the Hot Rocks master plate. These versions first appeared in the brilliant 1970 documentary Gimme Shelter. Since there was no clear reference to their origin on the album cover, sleeve or label, one must look at the trail-off vinyl (the smooth vinyl located nearest the disc label) and look for the word Shelleyand the date 11-18-71.”
These versions were quickly removed from the second pressings, being replaced by the regularly released versions.
“Brown Sugar” sounds like the same basic backing track as the regularly released version, but has a different vocal track and lacks any guitar overdubs or Bobby Keys’ sax.
“Wild Horses” is a different mix and similarly, has no additional overdubs.
Both tracks are in mono.
Further reading here:
The Rolling Stones: U.S. LP Label History
Hot Rocks (IORR page)
7: Tumbling Dice (US Vinyl Mono)
Rolling Stones Records 45 (US) RS 19103, 5 April 1972
This single had the same catalogue number and ‘b’side (“Sweet Black Angel”) as the UK release but for
some reason the ‘a’ side was issued in mono, the ‘b’ side was the standard stereo mix.
8: All Down The Line (US 'b' side)
Rolling Stones Records 45 (US) RS 19104, 14 July 1972
Issued as the “B” side of “Happy”
Mono version with a different vocal track.
9: Star Star (Censored US Vinyl)
Rolling Stones Records Vinyl LP (US) – Goats Head Soup - COC 59101, August 31 1973
When the executives at Atlantic Records in the USA heard the first test pressing of “Goats Head Soup”, they insisted that there was no way they could manufacture and distribute the album if it contained a song called “@#$%&”, particularly as it made references to Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw, John Wayne as well as feminine hygiene!
After some wrangling, a compromise was reached whereby the title of the song was amended to “Star Star” and a rather clumsy overdub was used to try and mask the reference to John Wayne. Apparently, Mick Jagger even wrote to Steve McQueen to secure an undertaking from him that he wouldn’t sue!
This censored version was then issued on American versions of the album, but not elsewhere.
10: Silver Train (video version)
11: Dancing With Mr. D (video version)
12: Angie (video version 2)
“Goats Head Soup” promo videos
Directed by Michael Lyndsay-Hogg and filmed on July 17 1973.
These feature Mick Jagger singing live over a prepared backing track.
Two versions of “Angie” were filmed, the first one has Mick miming to the vocals from the released version but neither featured the string arrangement from the original.
They were broadcast on “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” on September 27 1973.
13: Star Star (South African censored version)
Rolling Stones Records Vinyl LP (South Africa) – Goats Head Soup - COC 59101, 1973
South African sensibilities were protected by overdubbing all swearing in the chorus with a percussive sound effect – with hilarious results!
14: Through The Lonely Nights
Rolling Stones Records 45 RS 19114, July 26 1974
Issued as the “B” Side of “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It).
Remained unissued in any form until the release of “Rarities” in 2005.
15: Luxury (vinyl version)
Rolling Stones Records Vinyl LP – It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll – COC 59103, October 18 1974
Included because versions now available on CD are some thirty seconds longer than the original album cut.
16: It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) (video version)
17: Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (video version)
18: Till The Next Goodbye (video version)
“It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” promo videos
Directed by Michael Lyndsay-Hogg and filmed at LWT studios, London on June 1 1974.
“Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” and “Till The Next Goodbye” are straight “performance” videos with Mick singing live over a prepared backing track but “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” is very different to the released version.
They were broadcast on “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” on October 19 1974.
1: Cherry Oh Baby (8 track edit)
Rolling Stones Records 8-track cartridge – Black And Blue - CO8 59106, April 1976
Edited by about 50 seconds in order to fit the programming requirements of 8-track cartridges.
2: Fool To Cry (video version)
Directed by Michael Lyndsay-Hogg and filmed at Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany on May 1 1976
Promo films were also made for “Hey Negrita”, “Crazy Mama” and “Hot Stuff” but they were mimed to a playback whereas this had a live vocal over a prepared backing track.
3: Miss You (45 edit)
4: Faraway Eyes (45 edit)
EMI/Rolling Stones Records 45 EMI 2802, May 19 1978
These are the single edits, “Miss You” is 3:29 and “Faraway Eyes” is 3:40, both shorter than the album versions.
This version of “Faraway Eyes” is the same one issued on the 8-track cartridge release of “Some Girls”
5: Respectable (Video version)
6: Miss You (Video version)
7: Far Away Eyes (Video version)
“Some Girls” promo videos
Directed by Michael Lyndsay-Hogg and filmed in New York on May 2 1978.
These all featured a new vocal by Mick over a prepared backing track.
8: Beast Of Burden (8 Track)
9: Shattered (8 Track)
10: Miss You (8 Track)
Rolling Stones Records 8-Track cartridge – Some Girls – 8X CUN 39108, June 9 1978
The three versions here are substantially different to the ones issued on the vinyl of “Some Girls”,
“Beast Of Burden” and “Miss You” are roughly a minute longer and “Shattered” about a minute shorter.
11: Everything Is Turning To Gold
Rolling Stones Records 45 RS 19310 (US), November 28, 1978
Issued as the “B” side of “Shattered”
This was also featured on “Sucking In The Seventies” released in 1981, which was belatedly reissued on CD in 2005.
12: Time Waits For No One (extended)
Rolling Stones Records Vinyl LP (UK) – Time Waits For No One - COC 59107, June 1 1979
When the Stones’ worldwide contract with Atlantic expired, they signed to EMI for Britain and the rest of the world, but opted to stay with Atlantic (now part of the WEA group) for the USA.
This album was issued by WEA in the UK and Europe after the release of Some Girls, presumably as some kind of contract filler. Subtitled “Anthology 1971-1977”, it contained no new material and is only of any real interest to sad completists like me! Apart from, that is, the title track – which for some reason is about twelve seconds longer than the one available on “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” due to an extended fade on Charlie’s rim - taps at the end.
This did finally receive a CD release in 2011, but only on the Japanese SACD of “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Polydor UIGY 9069).
13: When The Whip Comes Down (Live)
14: If I Was A Dancer (Dance Pt. 2)
Rolling Stones Records Vinyl LP - Sucking In The Seventies – COC 16028, March 12, 1981
This compilation, first issued in the US, was a strange collection of edits and unreleased tracks.
Apart from “Shattered”, all of the previously released material were edited in one form or another and had the album not been reissued on CD in 2005, I would probably have included them all in this collection.
As it is, I’ve elected to only include the tracks that were previously unreleased.
“If I Was A Dancer” is an extended version of “Dance” with additional lyrics and a different mix and “When The Whip Comes Down” is a live version recorded on June 28, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee.
15: Slave (Vinyl version)
Rolling Stones Records Vinyl LP – Tattoo You – CUNS 39114, August 28, 1981
Another track where a longer version has been released on CD. The original vinyl cut is some 1 minute 40 seconds shorter than the one currently available.
16: Beast Of Burden (Live)
Rolling Stones Records 45 RSR 110, June 1, 1982
Issued as the “B” side of “Going To A Go-Go”.
Recorded live on November 25, 1981 in Chicago on the “Still Life” tour but not issued on the live album of the same name.
This remained unavailable until 1991 where it appeared on the limited edition “Collectibles” compilation.
It then had to wait until 2005 where it was featured on the “Rarities” album.
17: Wanna Hold You (Vinyl version)
Rolling Stones Records Vinyl LP – Undercover – CUN 1654361, November 7, 1983
This is approximately forty seconds shorter than the version currently available on CD.
The longer version had previously been available on the cassette releases of the album.
18. She Was Hot (Video version)
Directed by Julien Temple and filmed at Churubusco Studios, Mexico City in January 1984.
Included only because it has an extra verse (“Call me on the telephone...”) not featured on the released version.
1: I Think I'm Going Mad
Rolling Stones Records 45 RSR 114, January 24, 1984
Issued as the “B” side of “She Was Hot”.
A genuine rarity! Not available on any CD album anywhere.
2: One Hit (To The Body) 45
CBS/Rolling Stones Records 45 7160, May 20, 1986
Single edit of the “Dirty Work” album track.
3: Mixed Emotions (7” version)
4: Fancy Man Blues
CBS/Rolling Stones Records 45 655193 7, August 18 1989
This edited version of “Mixed Emotions” is probably the same one that appeared on “Forty Licks”.
It was also issued as one of the two “B” side tracks on the “Almost Hear You Sigh” 45.
“Fancy Man Blues” later appeared on “Rarities”, but it was also featured on the George Martin compilation “After The Hurricane – Songs For Montserrat” (Chrysalis Records, CCD 1750) in 1989.
5: Rock And A Hard Place (7” version)
6: Cook Cook Blues
CBS/Rolling Stones Records CD Single 655422 2, October 24, 1989
“Rock And A Hard Place” is some 1 minute 20 seconds shorter than the version issued on “Steel Wheels”
“Cook Cook Blues” was featured on “Collectibles” in 1991, but has otherwise remained unavailable.
7: Wish I'd Never Met You
CBS/Rolling Stones Records 45 656065, 7 June18, 1990
Issued as The “B” Side of “Almost Hear You Sigh”.
Eventually included on “Rarities” in 2005.
8: Terrifying (7” version)
CBS/Rolling Stones Records 45 656122 7, July 30 1990
The single edit of the “Steel Wheels” album track.
9: Highwire (7” version)
10: 2000 Light Years From Home (Live)
11: I Just Want To Make Love To You (Live)
Sony/Rolling Stones Records CD Single 656756 2, March 11, 1991
The first of two CD singles issued of “Highwire”.
This one featured the single edit plus three tracks from the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour.
“2000 Light Years From Home” was recorded on June 14, 1990 in Barcelona.
“I Just Want To Make Love To You”, recorded on July 6, 1991 at Wembley Stadium, London, was included on “Rarities” where it was erroneously credited as coming from the “No Security” album.
The third track was “Sympathy For The Devil” which was featured on the “Flashpoint” album.
12: Play With Fire (Live)
Sony/Rolling Stones Records CD Single 656756 5, March 21, 1991
The second edition of the single featured the full-length version of “Highwire” and “Factory Girl” both from “Flashpoint”, plus “Play With Fire” recorded on November 26, 1989 in Clemson, South Carolina.
13: Undercover Of The Night (Live)
Sony/Rolling Stones Records CD Single 656892 2, May 24, 1991
From the first CD single of “Ruby Tuesday”, recorded live on December 19, 1989 in Atlantic City,
Other tracks on the disc were “Play With Fire” (again!) and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” from “Flashpoint”.
14: Harlem Shuffle (Live)
Sony/Rolling Stones Records CD Single 656892 5, May 31, 1991
From the second CD single of “Ruby Tuesday”, recorded live on February 27, in Tokyo, Japan.
The other track featured was “Winning Ugly VI (London Mix).
15: Sexdrive (single edit)
Sony/Rolling Stones Records CD Single (Holland) 657334 2, July 18, 1991
This single also featured the “Dirty Hands Mix” and “Club Version” of “Sexdrive”.
16: Tumbling Dice (Live)
17: Street Fighting Man (Live)
Sony/Rolling Stones Records CD Single (Holland) 657597 2, November 29, 1991
This was released as “Jumpin’ Jack Flash At The Max”, but in reality, the title track was the one recorded in Tokyo featured on “Flashpoint”.
The other two tracks, however, were from the “At The Max” soundtrack and were recorded at Wembley Stadium, London. “Tumbling Dice” on August 24, 1990 and “Street Fighting Man” the following day.
18: Gimme Shelter (charity)
EMI/Food Records Cassette (UK) TCORDER 1, 13 April, 1993
Recorded at The Death Valley Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina on November 26, 1989, this was released as part of a charity fundraiser for the homeless.
Under the banner of “Putting Our House In Order”, twelve different versions of “Gimme Shelter” by twelve different artists were issued over four different formats: “Alternative” and “Rock” CD singles, a “Dance” 12 inch and a “Pop” cassette.
A non-musical interview track also titled “Gimme Shelter” was common to all the formats.
19: Love Is Strong (Bob Clearmountain Re-Mix)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDT1503, July 5 1994
1: The Storm
2: So Young
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDT1503, July 5 1994
Once again, this was issued as two CD singles. The first featured the album version of “Love Is Strong” as the lead track plus this Bob Clearmountain remix and the two “new” songs, “The Storm” and “So Young”.
“So Young” was in fact originally recorded during the “Some Girls” sessions in 1978.
The second CD (VSCDTX1503) featured no less than six remixes of “Love is Strong”!
3: Out Of Tears (Don Was Edit)
4: I'm Gonna Drive
5: Sparks Will Fly (Radio Clean)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDT 1524, November 28, 1994
The Don Was edit was the first track on this single. The other tracks were “I’m Gonna Drive”, the censored version of “Sparks Will Fly” and the Bob Clearmountain “remix edit” of “Out Of Tears”.
6: Jump On Top Of Me (Pret-A-Porter)
Sony/Columbia CD – Prêt -A –Porter Soundtrack, 478226 2, December 6, 1994
This was originally released as one of the “B” side tracks on the “You Got Me Rocking” CD single.
(Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDG 1518, September 26, 1994)
This version was featured on the soundtrack of Robert Altman’s film and is supposed to be a different mix to the one issued as a single, but I can’t spot the difference!
7: The Rocky Road To Dublin (with The Chieftains)
BMG/RCA CD – The Chieftains - The Long Black Veil – 74321 25167 2, January 23, 1995
Not really a rarity but as it doesn’t appear on any regular Stones release, I’ve included it in this collection.
Recorded during the Stones’ stay in Dublin during the “Voodoo Lounge” sessions, this album also features Mick Jagger singing the title track.
8: I Go Wild (Scott Litt remix)
9: I Go Wild (Live)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDX 1539, July 3, 1995
This single featured four versions of “I Go Wild”. The album version was the lead track and this “Scott Litt” version was track two. Track three was this live version recorded live in Florida, November 25, 1994 and the fourth was the “Luis Resto Straight Vocal Mix”.
10: Like A Rolling Stone (Live Single Edit)
12: Black Limousine (Live)
12: All Down the Line (Live)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDT 1562, October 30, 1995
This single featured the full-length version of “Like A Rolling Stone” as the first track, this single edit was track four. Both “Like A Rolling Stone” and “Black Limousine” were recorded at the Brixton Academy, London on July 19, 1995, while “All Down The Line” was recorded at the Paradiso, Amsterdam on
May 26, 1995.
13: Who Do You Love (Live with Bo Diddley)
Castle Music VHS, -Voodoo Lounge - G1008, December 5, 1995
Recorded live at the Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida, November 25, 1994.
14: Live With Me (Live)
15: Tumbling Dice (Live)
16: Gimme Shelter (Live)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDT 1578, March 11, 1996
From the “Wild Horses” single, “Live With Me” was recorded at Brixton Academy, London on July 19, 1995,
“Tumbling Dice” at L’Olympia, Paris on July 3, 1995 and “Gimme Shelter” at the Paradiso, Amsterdam on May 26, 1995.
17: Anybody Seen My Baby (LP Edit)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDT 1653, September 19, 1997
Four versions of “Anybody Seen my Baby” were featured on this release, this “LP edit”, the full-length album version and two remixes – “Armand’s Rolling Steelo Mix” and “Soul Solution Remix”.
18: Angie (Live)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD (Japan) – Bridges To Babylon - VJCP 25333 September 26, 1997
Recorded at the Tokyo Dome, March 6, 1995, this was bizarrely tacked onto the end of the Japanese version of “Bridges To Babylon”.
1: Paying The Cost To Be The Boss (with BB King)
MCA Records CD – BB King - Deuces Wild- MCD 11722 ,November 4, 1997
Again, not really a rarity, but included for the same reason as the Chieftains track.
2: Saint Of Me (Radio Edit)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDT 1667, January 26, 1998
Another two-disc release, disc one featured this “radio edit”, the same “Gimme Shelter” that was issued on the “Wild Horses” single, a Phil Jones remix of “Anybody Seen My Baby” and the “Deep Dish Grunge Garage Dub” mix of “Saint Of Me”. Disc two (VSCDX 1667) included the same radio edit, “Anyway You Look At It” (see next) and the “Deep Dish Grunge Garage Remix Parts 1&2”.
3: Anyway You Look At It
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDX 1667, January 26, 1998
4: Honest I Do
Capitol Records CD– Hope Floats Soundtrack – CDP 93402, April 7, 1998
Recorded at Toshiba Studios, Tokyo in March 1995, this really ought to have featured on “Stripped”, or at least on one of the associated singles, but instead turned up on the soundtrack to the movie “Hope Floats” three years later.
5: Out Of Control (Album Radio Edit)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDF 1700, May 17, 1998
Yet another two-disc release, together featuring no less than seven versions of “Out Of Control”.
Disc one featured this radio edit plus “In Hand With Fluke”, “In Hand With Fluke Instrumental” and “Bi-PolarAt The Controls” remixes. Disc two (VSCDX 1700) had “Saber Final Mix”, “Bi-Polar’s Fat Controller Mix” and “Bi-Polar At The Controls” (again!).
6: I Just Want To Make Love To You (Live)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD (Japan) – No Security - VJCP-25426, November 21, 1998
Once again, the Japanese get a bonus track, but at least this one made sense.
Recorded at the Amsterdam Arena on July 1, 1998.
7: Miss You (Dr. Dre Remix 2002)
Maverick Records CD – Austin Powers – Goldmember Soundtrack , 48310, July 15, 2002
Whether this can be called a Rolling Stones track is debatable.
This from Nico Zentgraf’s website: Musicians: MJ (voc, bvoc)/KR (bvoc)/RW (bvoc)/Dr. Dre (all other instruments) Note: Dr. Dre used tapes with some alternative vocal parts of MJ for his remix.
The Complete Works of the Rolling Stones 1962 - 2009
8: Don't Stop
9: Keys To Your Love
10: Stealing My Heart
11: Losing My Touch
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records/Abkco CD – Forty Licks – CDVD 2964, 30 September, 2002
These, of course, can hardly be described as rarities as they were included on “Forty Licks”, probably one of the biggest selling albums in the Stones’ catalogue. I’ve included them purely because, probably like many others, the only reason I bought that album was to get them!
12: Don't Stop (New Rock Mix)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSCDT 1838, October 14, 2002
This was released as a single which also featured a single edit of “Don’t Stop” and the original 12 inch mix of “Miss You”.
13: I Can't Turn You Loose (Live) Munich, June 8, 2003
14: Extreme Western Grip (Studio Jam) Paris, Guillaume Tell Studios, May 13 – June 7, 2002
15: Well Well (Studio Jam) Paris, Guillaume Tell Studios, May 13 – June 7, 2002
16: Love Train (Live) Paris July 11, 2003
TGA DVD – Four Flicks – 7479700122, November 11, 2003
These are the songs that are unique to this DVD release, i.e. new to the Stones’ catalogue..
17: It's All Over Now (Live)
Apple iTunes download November, 2003
The shape of things to come? This was an exclusive M4a download made available to iTunes customers to tie in with the release of “Four Flicks”. Recorded at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, May 27, 1995.
18: Boogie Chillen (Live with John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton)
Eagle Vision DVD - John Lee Hooker - Come And See About Me – EREDV341, June 1, 2004
Recorded live at Atlantic City, December 19, 1989.
1: Start Me Up
2: Ruby Tuesday
3: Miss You (with Justin Timberlake)
4: Rock Me Baby (with AC DC)
5: (I Can’t Get No Satisfaction)
6: Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Warner Vision DVD - Toronto Rocks – 961714, June 29, 2004
Recorded at the “Molson Canadian Rocks For Toronto” SARS benefit concert at Downsview Park,
Toronto on July 30, 2003.
7: If You Can't Rock Me (Live)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD (Japan) - Live Licks -VJCP-68700, November 3, 2004
Another Japanese bonus track, recorded in New York, January 18, 2003
8: Neighbours (Live iTunes)
Apple iTunes download November, 2004
Recorded at the Olympia, Paris July 11, 2003, this is the unedited version of the song that appeared on “Live Licks”. The complete version was on “Four Flicks”
9: Streets Of Love (Radio Edit)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single (Holland), 0094634002929, August 28, 2005
This single edit was issued in Holland and Germany, but not in the UK.
10: Under The Radar
11: Don't Wanna Go Home
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records DVD - A Bigger Bang (Special Edition) - CDVX 3012, November 18, 2005
Just in time for Christmas came the “Special Edition” of “A Bigger Bang”.
This time it came with an extra DVD and packaged in a slip-case.
The DVD contained promo films of “Streets Of Love” and “Rough Justice” and these two new songs plus
“Ashley Beedle’s ‘Heavy Disco’ Vocal Re-edit” of “Rain Fall Down”
12: Thru & Thru (Live)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD – Rarities 1971-2003 - CDVX 3015, November 25, 2005
This is where we came in!
This was the one song on “Rarities” that hadn’t previously been released on record or CD, although it was
included on the “Four Flicks” DVD box-set.
Recorded at Madison Square Garden, January 18, 2003
13: Rain Fall Down (Will. I. Am Remix)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSDX 1907, December 5, 2005
Three versions of this song appeared on this single, the will. i. am (Black Eyed Peas) mix was the first track, the others being a radio edit and “Ashley Beedle’s ‘Heavy Disco’ Edit”
14: Start Me Up (Super Bowl)
15: Rough Justice (Super Bowl)
16: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Super Bowl)
Warner Vision DVD – NFL Super Bowl XL (US) - 80199, February 28, 2006
The Stones’ half time performance recorded at Ford Field, Detroit on February 6, 2006.
1: Dance (Pt. 1) (Live)
2: Before They Make Me Run (Live)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records CD Single VSDX 1914, July 17, 2006
From the CD single release of “Biggest Mistake”, these two songs were featured on the DVD box-set
“The Biggest Bang”. Both were recorded a L’Olympia, Paris on July 11, 2003
3: Hand Of Fate (Live vinyl 45)
Virgin/Rolling Stone Records 45 VS 1914, July 17, 2006
The “B” side to the vinyl release of “Biggest Mistake”, this song also appeared on “The Biggest Bang” DVD and was also recorded a L’Olympia, Paris on July 11, 2003.
4: Bob Wills Is Still The King (Live) Austin, Texas, October 22, 2006
5: Learning The Game (Live) Austin, Texas, October 22, 2006
6: I Can't Be Satisfied (Rehearsal) Milan, Italy, July, 2006
7: Night Time Is The Right Time (Live) Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, February 18, 2006
RST DVD – The Biggest Bang- 06025 174 16307, June 12, 2007
8: Get Up, Stand Up (Live) Toronto, Canada, August 10, 2005
9: Mr. Pitiful (Live) , Toronto, Canada, August 10, 2005
RST DVD – The Biggest Bang- 06025 174 16307, June 12, 2007
These two songs were released on the download only album “Light The Fuse” in October 2012.
10: Rock Me Baby (with ACDC)
Sony DVD – AC DC – Plug Me In – 88697 17618 9, October 16, 2007
Recorded at The Festweise, Leipzig, Germany, June 20, 2003.
11: Undercover Of The Night (Live)
Universal Music/Rolling Stones Records CD (Japan) – Shine A Light OST - UICY-90794, April 9, 2008
The extra track on the Japanese “Shine A Light” CD release.
12: Wild Horses (Live at Knebworth)
Apple iTunes video download November 23, 2009
Issued as a download only EP along with the original track from “Sticky Fingers” and the live version from “Stripped”, this is, so far, the only official release of anything from the Knebworth Fair performance from August 21, 1976.
13: Plundered My Soul (Alternative Mix)
Amazon download April 17, 2010
“Plundered My Soul” was one of the tracks featured on the “Deluxe edition” of “Exile On Main St.” and was released as a single (Universal 2735477) to mark “Record Store Day” 2010. This version, however, features a different mix to the regularly released version.
14: All Down The Line (Alternative version)
Universal/Polydor/Rolling Stones Records CD (Japan) – Exile On Main St. (Deluxe Edition) –
UICY-1479, May 14, 2010
The extra track on the Japanese “Exile On Main St. Deluxe Edition” CD release, this was also made available to Amazon UK customers as a free MP3 download.
15: Shake Your Hips
16: Tumbling Dice
17: Bluesberry Jam
Eagle Vision DVD – Ladies And Gentlemen - EREDV815, October 8, 2010
Recorded at Montreux, Switzerland on May 18, 1972 during rehearsals for the upcoming tour.
These are the ‘bonus tracks’ on the “Ladies And Gentlemen” DVD
Mindless Records CD – Keith Richards - Vintage Vinos – 59704 53719, October 25, 2010
Featuring only Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, this was recorded during the sessions for the new tracks included on “Forty Licks” at Guillaume Tell Studios, Paris in May and June 2002. It was originally only given out as a promo disc to concert goers on the American leg of the “Bigger Bang” tour from November 2005 on in return for donations to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund to help victims of the hurricane that devastated New Orleans in August 2005. It finally reached a wider audience when it was included on Keith’s first compilation album released to tie in with his autobiography “Life”.
1: Watching The River Flow
Eagle Rock CD – Ben Waters - Boogie 4 Stu - EAGCD441, April 18, 2011
Ben Waters is a renowned Boogie-Woogie piano player and a cousin of PJ Harvey whose parents were personal friends of Ian Stewart, the Stones’ original pianist and road manager who died in 1985.
He has toured extensively with the band The ABC & D OF Boogie Woogie, with Charlie Watts on drums
and recorded the album “Boogie 4 Stu” as a tribute to Ian Stewart.
On his website he says:
“When I decided to make this album for Stu I hadn't got any big plans and just wanted to say thanks to him. It felt wrong making money out of such a project so I decided to give the money to the British Heart Foundation. I then booked my friend’s studio in Weymouth to embark on my solo tribute album.
I wasn't prepared for what happened next. I told Charlie Watts what was happening and he thought it was a great idea and offered to play on it. This changed things a lot! I could no longer go into the small Dorset studio, because if there was now a drummer I needed a bass player, so I asked Charlie's oldest friend and jazz stalwart Dave Green who also was very keen to play. I then thought that as we now had a rhythm section it would be nice to do some of the tunes Stu and I did with Rocket 88,so I got in touch with Willy Garnet and Don Weller and asked them down. Again they were over the moon to be involved. This led to a slight problem though. We now needed a big studio and as I was funding this myself we needed a big studio on a budget! I phoned Jools Holland and asked if we could hire his studio, he said NO but we could have it for free and said he would also like to play on the album. He had met Stu a few times and really struck up a good friendship, they both loved Jimmy Yancey (hence Jools’ choice of song on the album). Jools wanted to be there for Stu as well.
The next day I phoned Sherry Daly (my friend and executive producer of the album) to tell her what had transpired. She was sitting with Ronnie Wood and she in turn told Ronnie what was happening. I heard a voice in the background saying "You don't want guitar on there to do ya? Stu was my best mate!"
So everything was set, we went into Helicon Mountain (Jools’ studio) and did 2 days of recording of stuff we thought Stu would have liked. We had a great time - it was a party like atmosphere and everyone regaled me with stories of Stu.
I was really pleased with the results and was preparing to get the album mixed and mastered. I then popped into the Stones office to let Sherry hear what we had done. She then mentioned that as I was doing a tribute to the Rolling Stones piano player and half the Rolling Stones were on it that we should let the other guys know what I had been doing out of courtesy, because they might want to write something on the cover. So I sent a note to Mick, Keith and Bill, they all came back and said "We would love to play on it!"
Next thing I found myself on a plane to New York heading to One East to record with Keith. We went into the studio had a jam, talked about Stu and then he put his guitar onto 3 existing tracks. He told me that there were only two people in the world that he has never heard a bad word about - Stu and Charlie Watts
I then e-mailed "Watching the River Flow" to Mick in France. He got the track, sang his part and it was
e-mailed back to me within the hour. His vocals sound amazing and to think he must have done it all in one take! I really feel it must be one of his best ever vocals.
Bill Wyman was the last musician to add to the pot. It’s a bit strange for a bass player to come and overdub a part that has already been done, but we never knew the album was going to take on a life of its own and everyone was going to play on it. Had I known I could have asked Bill down for the original session.”
So Ben had managed to get a full complement of Stones, including their original bass player, without even trying! Although billed as Ben Waters and Friends this track still counts as a Rolling Stones recording even if they weren’t all in the same studio at the same time!
Keith Richards – Guitar
Mick Jagger – Vocals, Harmonica
Charlie Watts – Drums
Ronnie Wood – Guitar
Bill Wyman – Bass
Ben Waters – Piano
Tom Waters – Alto Sax
Willy Garnet – Sax
Don Wellor – Sax
Alex Garnet – Baritone Sax
Dave Swift – Tambourine
2: Fingerprint File (Slow Version)
Universal/Polydor/Rolling Stones Records SACD (Japan) – It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll - UIGY-9069, June 28, 2011
It would appear that the version that originally appeared on “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 1974 was sped up for some reason. This correct speed version was issued on the Japanese SACD version issued in 2011
3: Beast Of Burden
Eagle Vision DVD – Some Girls Live In Texas – ERDVCD065, November 21, 2011
Recorded on “Saturday Night Live” October 7, 1978.
These are the bonus tracks on the “Some Girls Live In Texas” DVD.
6: So Young (Piano Version)
Universal/A&M/Rolling Stones Records CD (Japan) - Some Girls (Deluxe Edition) - UICY-10027, December 7, 2011
The bonus track on the Japanese "Some Girls" reissue, also an iTunes exclusive
7: Doom And Gloom (Jeff Bhasker radio remix)
Apple iTunes download October 11, 2012
This “radio remix” was also issued on 10 inch vinyl on November 23, 2013 (Universal 372 32 78)
A “Jeff Bhasker radio remix” of “One More Shot” was also issued as a download only track on June 14, 2003 but you’ll need better ears than I to hear the difference!
There also exists a “Benny Benassi remix” of “Doom And Gloom” issued, yet again, as a download only track on December 9, 2012 but it falls into the “Dance remix” category and, as such, I haven’t included it.
8: Doom And Gloom
9: One More Shot
Universal/ Polydor/Rolling Stones/Abkco CD – Grrr! – 3710914, November 9, 2012
As with “Forty Licks”, the newest hits compilation also came with some brand new songs but this time only two.
10: You Got Me Rocking (Live at Sandy Relief)
11: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Live at Sandy Relief)
Sony/Columbia download album – 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief – December 18, 2012
CD released on January 24, 2013 (Sony 88765 44889 2)
Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York on December 12, 2012
A multi-artist concert staged to raise funds to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy that devastated the Caribbean and Northwest United States in October 2012.
12: Angie (Live)
Rolling Stones “App” download via iTunes and Google Play, April 10, 2013
Available only to people who have “smart phones”, this is yet another example of the way things are going. Recorded at the Korakuen Dome, Tokyo, February 27, 1990
13: Tumbling Dice (Live at Hyde Park)
14: Happy (Live at Hyde Park)
Columbia Music Entertainment DVD/CD (Japan) – Sweet Summer Sun – VQBD-10161, November 12, 2013
Recorded at Hyde Park, July 13, 2013, these are the bonus tracks on the Japanese edition of “Sweet Summer Sun”. “Tumbling Dice” was on the DVD and Happy on the CD.
15: All Down The Line (Live at Hyde Park)
16: Bitch (with Gary Clark Jr.) (Live at Hyde Park)
17: Beast Of Burden (Live at Hyde Park)
Ward Records CD (Japan) – Sweet Summer Sun “Extra Bonus” CD – WRDZZ-073, February 14, 2014
Recorded at Hyde Park, July 6, 2013, this disc was given exclusively to Japanese purchasers of the “Special Edition” of “Sweet Summer Sun”.
My own record, CD and DVD collection
The Rolling Stones An Illustrated Record by Roy Carr (New English Library, 1976)
The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions by Martin Elliott (Cherry Red, 2012)
The Complete Recording Guide To The Rolling Stones by James Karnbach and Carol Bernson
(Aurum Press, 1997)
Nico Zentgraf’s The Complete Works website: The Complete Works
Too Tough, the Rolling Stones’ UK/US Discography: Rolling Stones UK / US Discography (Japanese)
The Rolling Stones Discography: The Rolling Stones Discography
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll – The Rolling Stones Fan Club: The Rolling Stones Fan Club - It's Only Rock'n Roll
All Music Guide: AMG
45cat Vinyl Database: 45cat
Particular thanks to Blake Eikenberry (blakeeik) for his Rarities Done Right
and to Jos Lemmers (UrbanSteel) for his many contributions to this project.