Mannheim On Ice (SODD-060/61)
Eisstadion, Mannheim, Germany – September 3rd, 1973
Disc 1: Introduction, Brown Sugar, Bitch, Gimme Shelter, Happy, Tumbling Dice, 100 Years Ago, Star Star, Angie, Sweet Virginia, You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Disc 2: Dancing With Mr. D, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker), Midnight Rambler, band introduction, Honky Tonk Women, All Down The Line, Rip This Joint, Jumping Jack Flash, Street Fighting Man
Mannheim On Ice is the second recent release of the September 3rd, 1973 show at the Eisstadion, the second show on The Rolling Stones’ final tour with Mick Taylor. This comes from the same tape source utilized by Dog N Cat on Germany 1973. It is a fair to good recording that is clear enough to be enjoyed. But whereas DAC used heavy amounts of remastering on the tape to make the bottom end sound fatter and cut out much of the upper frequency hiss, it sounds as if SODD pretty much left the tape alone. It is thinner sounding but the high end is a bit more dynamic. Whether it is an improvement over the work DAC did on the tape is due to personal preference, but this is another afforable way to obtain this interesting show.