Hold On Tight (Dog N Cat DAC-083)
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – June 27th, 1975
1. FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN 2. HONKY TONK WOMEN 3. ALL DOWN THE LINE 4. IF YOU CAN’T ROCK ME – GET OFF OF MY CLOUD 5. STAR STAR 6. GIMME SHELTER 7. AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG 8. YOU GOTTA MOVE 9. YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
1. HAPPY 2. TUMBLING DICE 3. IT’S ONLY ROCK’N ROLL 4. BAND INTRODUCTIONS 5. DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO 6. FINGERPRINT FILE 7. CHERRY OH BABY 8. ANGIE 9. WILD HORSES
1. THAT’S LIFE 2. OUTA SPACE 3. BROWN SUGAR 4. MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 5. RIP THIS JOINT 6. STREET FIGHTING MAN 7. JUMPING JACK FLASH 8. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (ENCORE WITH CARLOS SANTANA ON GUITAR)
The latest Dog N Cat is another reheated leftover rehash release. This time it’s the June 27th, 1975 New York show. This was released in a much superior edition on The Original Hold On Tight several months ago and that is all that you need for this show. The DAC is much duller and, since it is unnecessarily spread over three CD’s higher priced. This is a pointless release that can be safely ignored.
I know sound quality on these releases is very subjective, but the DAC version of this show, to my ears, sounds much superior and better than the no label “The Original Hold on Tight”. Much like many SODD and Godfather titles, the no label version has been “brightened” on the higher end and sounds very tinny and bad to me. This DAC release sounds like an entirely different show, and in my opinion is the better version, as it sounds more natural and is really a great recording ; an opinion I didn’t get after listening to the no label CD.
Does this Dog N Cat release utilize the second tape source for some of the show, as The Original Hold On Tight does (see review)? Is this version “duller” than The Original… version because that version has been tweaked on the higher end (like SODD titles)? Thanks!