Plug In Flush Out (SODD-056/57/58)
Disc 1: 1.Rocks Off (7 / 20) / 2.Sweet Virginia (7 / 21 1st) / 3.You Can’t Always Get What You Want (7 / 21 1st) / 4.Tumbling Dice (7 / 21 1st) / 5.Bitch (6 / 24 2nd) / 6.Love In Vain (7 / 21 1st) / 7.Midnight Rambler (7 / 21 2nd) / 8.Bitch (7 / 20) / 9.Midnight Rambler (6 / 24 1st) / 10.Love In Vain (7 / 21 2nd)
Disc 2: 1.Happy (7 / 21 2nd) / 2.Tumbling Dice (7 / 21 2nd) / 3.All Down The Line (7 / 21 2nd) / 4.Rip This Joint (7 / 21 2nd) / 5.Jumping Jack Flash (7 / 21 2nd) / 6.Street Fighting Man (7 / 21 2nd) / 7.Brown Sugar (7 / 21 1st) / 8.Bitch (7 / 21 1st) / 9.Rocks Off (7 / 21 1st ) / 10.Gimme Shelter (7 / 21 1st) / 11.Happy (7 / 21 1st) / 12.Love In Vain (6 / 24 1st) / 13.Sweet Virginia (6 / 24 1st) / 14.You Can ‘t Always Get What You Want (6 / 24 1st)
Disc 3: 1.Midnight Rambler (6 / 24 2nd) / 2.Tumbling Dice (6 / 24 1st) / 3.All Down The Line (7 / 21 1st) / 4.Don’t Lie To Me (6 / 24 2nd) / 5.Bye Bye Johnny (7 / 21 2nd) / 6.Brown Sugar (7 / 20) / 7.Rip This Joint (6 / 24 1st) / 8.Jumping Jack Flash (6 / 24 1st) / 9.Street Fighting Man (6 / 24 1st) / Satisfaction 10.Uptight (7 / 21 2nd)
Plug In Flush Out is a collection of soundboard material from 1972 that is claimed to be for an unrealized live album. It first surfaced on vinyl in the eighties on Plug In Flush Out (1SB72) containing tracks from the June 24th Fort Worth early show and material from the three shows in Philadelphia on July 20th and July 21st.
On compact disc Vinyl Gang released Plug In Flush Out (VGP-259) and Rattlesnake released Touring Party 1972 (RS 048/49/50), both of which expanded on the original concept by introducing supplemental soundboard material. Singer’s Original Double Disc return to the original concept of the vinyl release on this issue, and present the thirty four songs in their original sequence.
The sound quality varies from the different shows but is generally excellent quality.
The performances are also commendable. It is hard to see how this would have been edited into a live album, and one wishes there were more rarities from the tour. Since there are more complete versions of these shows available it’s difficult to see the where this might fit in one’s collection except to remember the days of vinyl.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)