Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! (Dog N Cat)
(65:51): Introduction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Carol, Sympathy For The Devil, Stray Cat Blues, Love In Vain, Prodigal Son, You Gotta Move, Under My Thumb – I’m Free, Midnight Rambler, Live With Me, Little Queenie, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Honky Tonk Women, Street Fighting Man
Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out 40th Anniversary edition released November 2009 was a disappointment. The most desirable release would have been all three concerts used for the album (November 26th Baltimore and November 27th and 28th in New York) complete and unedited. It would have been great to hear the Baltimore “Sympathy For The Devil,” one of the longest and most dramatic versions, from a professional recording.
Even though the boxset contains 3CD and 1DVD, there are only five new Stones tracks and one disc devoted to BB King and Ike & Tina Turner, the opening acts. Reviews on Amazon are bitterly divided. The positive reviews point out the album’s importance while negative reviews point out the paucity of new material and another missed opportunity.
This release edits together all of the professional sources from the boxset and places them in correct running order. One of the niches occupied by unofficial releases like this is to correct the mistakes made by the record company and / or artist. This is an effort that should have been done by the record company. But since they dropped the ball Dog N Cat gives the collector close to what they want.
The sound quality goes without saying simply spectacular. Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out remains one of the most important live albums produced. Not only does it illustrate the destructive power of the Stones in the late sixties, but the album is important for stating that live albums can make a significant artistic statement and do not need to be catalogue filler.
Dog N Cat are supposedly behind this. There is nothing to actually indicate that on the artwork. There is no catalogue number and no mention of the label anywhere. The artwork does betray their work, however. They may have done this because it is technically a pirate since it contains official material. While the Stones seem lax about actual bootlegs, they are strict about pirated material and Dog N Cat probably want to avoid the situation Empress Valley encountered several years ago with their DVD Naked.
The street price is much below the regular asking price for boot releases and is comparable with official releases. Obtaining this one is a no-brainer for any Stones collectors.