Note: this collection was done in September/October so the new DAC numbers are not used here:
SOME GIRLS sessions
Presentation, objectives and thanks:
After “Undercover” and “Tattoo You” here you’ll find the “Some Girls”-sessions.
The original idea was to collect all circulating versions of the tracks used for “Some Girls”, the sessions from this era (10th October 1977 to 2nd March 1978) and I also added the alternate versions of the tracks used on the “Some Girls” deluxe version release.
As for the previous project I did two versions: one with the untouched tracks and another one with my DIY... always with the idea in mind that you can keep only what you prefer. For this compilation I left out all the versions that were used for official releases.
I decided to post this project in volumes of two CDs: the first CD of each volume containing the untouched versions and the second CD my DIY.
I used Nico Zentgraf's Rolling Stones Complete Works Database a lot: [www.nzentgraf.de
] which I tried to respect its chronology and the order for the proposed versions. It was not always easy to spot the different versions; the result is not perfect and surely may be criticized. It's possible that I made (I certainly did!) mistakes... I thank you in advance for helping me to find and correct them. Don’t forget that all this is done for pleasure and passion...
I also used the Rolling Stones Bootleg Database: [www.dbboots.com
I thank them warmly and also my partners in crime Enrique, Jaap and nzb, for their advice and revisions!
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- « ACT » refers to the Art Collins tapes.
- When I write only « reworked » it means it’s just duplicated and the difference is minor.
- Concerning the speed : I only checked and corrected the speed for the tracks existing as official (parts I & II of this collection). Of course it’s possible that the speed of the recordings was changed in the post production !
- Infos about the sessions: except for « Tallahassee Lassie » and « We Had It All »
Dates : 10th October to 29th November and 6th to15th December 1977 then 05th to 29th January & early February to 2nd March 1978.
Studios : Boulogne Billancourt (near Paris), France, Pathé Marconi Studios.
Producers: The Glimmer Twins.
Sound engineer: Chris Kimsey (and Dave Jordan for Before They Make Me Run).
Additional musicians: Ian McLagan (piano on Miss You) Sugar Blue [James Whiting] (harm)/Mel Collins (sax)/1 Moroccan [=Hassan], 1 Jew (=Simon Kirke?), 1 WASP (perc)/Simon Kirke (perc) and for the 1978 sessions: STU (p)/Bobby Keys (sax)
SOME GIRLS sessions (FP 077)
PART I: The sessions for the tracks of the original album
01 – MISS YOU
01a - Miss You #1 (1’53) (OBR) - instrumental
01b - Miss You #1 (reworked) decelerated by 2,8%, slightly different from FP 052
02a - Miss You #2 (11’57) (DAC 117) - very long, early vocals
02b - Miss You #2 (11’53) (reworked) accelerated by 0,6%, count in from DAC 097
03a - Miss You #3 (7’35) (DAC 106) - without sax and harmonica
03b - Miss You #3 (7’32) (reworked) accelerated by +0,58%
04a - Miss You #4 (8’51) (DAC 097) - extended version of III, with sax and harmonica
04b - Miss You #4 (8’46) (reworked) accelerated by 1%
Miss You V to XI appeared on official releases
Miss You V -12"-version,
Miss You VI -’Some Girls’-8-track-version
Miss You VII -’Some Girls’-LP-version
Miss You VIII -7" single-edit
Miss You IX -backing track, used for promovideo
Miss You X -Remix; see 021014A
Miss You XI -Dance Version; see 051125A
02 – WHEN THE WHIP COMES DOWN
05a - When The Whip Comes Down #1 (10’07) (DAC 114) - early lyrics, no backing vocals
05b - When The Whip Comes Down #1 (10’07) (reworked) and intro from Vigotone 12 (decelerated by -1,9%)
06a - When The Whip Comes Down #2 (10’05) (DAC 097) - additional backing vocals and pedal steel guitar
06b - When The Whip Comes Down #2 (10’05) (reworked)
07a - When The Whip Comes Down #3 (6’17) (DAC 097) - shortened version II
07b - When The Whip Comes Down #3 (6’17) decelerated by -0,15%
Note: When The Whip Comes Down #4 is the version kept for ‘Some Girls’
03 – JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me)
08a - Just My Imagination #1 (6’21) (ACT 17-01) - run-through, without organ
08b - Just My Imagination #1 (6’21) (reworked)
09a - Just My Imagination #2 (2’51) (OBR) - run-through, with hammond organ and lots of improvised lyrics
09b - Just My Imagination #2 (2’50) (reworked)
10a - Just My Imagination #3 (6’51) (DAC 097) - basic track with all instruments & backing vocals; "look through my window" version
10b - Just My Imagination #3 (6’53) (reworked) accelerated by +0,4% count in from «Genius Is Pain» (after accelerating by 8%)
11a - Just My Imagination #4 (6’44) (DAC 097) - final unedited track
11b - Just My Imagination #4 (6’40) (reworked) accelerated by 1%
Note: Just My Imagination #5 is the version kept for ‘Some Girls’
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