Nasty Music (The Best Ever) (SODD 052/053)
* October 17th, 1973 1st show ** September 9th, 1973, *** July 26th 1972 Disc 1: (42:55) *Brown Sugar, **Happy, **Gimme Shelter, *Tumbling Dice, **Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker), *You Can’t Always Get What You Want, *Dancing With Mr. D, *Angie Disc 2: (44:36) *Honky Tonk Women, *Midnight Rambler, ***All Down The Line, ***Bye Bye Johnny, ***Love In Vain,***Sweet Virginia, *Rip This Joint, *Jumping Jack Flash, **Street Fighting Man I
‘ve read and heard many collectors praise the first edition of these sources from this label and when I heard the title was being reissued but possibly in better quality, I decided to purchase the latest edition since I’m a fan of “Taylor” era Stones and wasn’t disappointed. My Stones collection is quite small compared to others band I collect and I want to make it perfectly clear that I do not own any other versions of this compilation. I encourage someone that has both SODD editions to please submit a more detailed review. My assessment is more focused towards new collectors and whether or not this is a good title to begin a collection with.
These sources come from the famous KBFH recordings and are excellent performances in superb quality. Even though this is a assortment of several different shows, personally I like the way this collection flows which is very nicely done. Listening to this several times I can’t help but focus on how Mick Taylor added a different dimension to the early 70’s Stones with his amazing solos and sadly this was his last tour with the group.. I also noticed that these are some of the best performances I’ve heard of Jagger. Highlights for me are Brown Sugar, Heartbreaker, Midnight Rambler, and Street Fighting Man.
The artwork originated from the days of vinyl and this version consists of a two sided front and back cover designed for a jumbo case which are a very nice addition to what I think is a great start for a new and causal collector.
Nice review Ledman. I too – like many Stones fans – particularly value the live era when Mick Taylor was on board. His fine playing seemed to galvanise the band into tighter and stronger performances, and these recordings – especially those from 1973 – probably represent the peak of this process. I agree that drawing songs from several different shows here is an advantage – it gives a broader and more historic view of this brilliant Stones period. The band have quite simply never sounded better live! An essential title for all Stones fans.