Monday, January 07, 2008


Rolling Stones - 12x5 (Twelve by five)

ABCKO acquired the Rolling Stones' catalog after Allen Klein became their manager in 1965. The legal battles during the 70s produced releases that the Stones opposed (they took out full page adds asking fans not to buy them), including the controversial Metamorphosis releases (which are now available on CD for the 1st time ever). But the sad fact is that the Stones lost control of their great early material. With these remastered SACD releases, we at last have some idea of what they really sounded like in the studio. If we had these 40 years ago they would have ended up Greatest Rock And Roll Band in the Universe instead of just our tiny little World.

This is the Stones 2nd US album, released Oct 23, 1964. It cemented the early blues band legend with tracks from their famous Chess Studios session in Chicago during the 1st American tour (Muddy Waters helped carry their gear into the studio) and tracks recorded at Regent Sound in London. Essentially, this is the album that finalized their status as champions of Chicago blues.

The album starts with Chuck Berry's Around And Around, which the Stones had been doing as a show stopper in the UK, the big hits Time Is On My Side and It's All Over Now, the great Around and Around (my personal favorite) and the great slow blues numbers Confessin' The Blues & Good Times Bad Times. Although they used to do a lot of instrumentals, 2120 South Michigan seems to have survived as the only memory of this part of the early Stones familiar to most fans.

Rolling Stones - 12x5 (Twelve by five) (SACD Remastered). SACD=Super audio CD.
01-Around and Around
02-Confessin' the Blues
03-Empty Heart
04-Time Is On My Side version 1
05-Good Times Bad Times
06-It's All over Now
07-2120 South Michigan Avenue version 2
08-Under the Boardwalk
10-Grown up Wrong
11-If You Need Me

Bonus Tracks
13-Not Fade Away (10-01-1964)
14-Andrew's Blues (04-02-1964)
15-Hi Heel Sneakers (10-06-1964)
16-Look What You've Done (10-06-1964)
17-Tell Me Baby_How Many More Times (10-06-1964)
18-Down In the Bottom (10-06-1964)
19-We're Wastin' Time (July_Sept 1964)
20-Sleepy City (July_Sept 1964)
21-Try a Little Harder (July_Sept 1964)
22-Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind (July_Sept 1964)
23-As Tears Go By (11-07-1964)
24-Blue Turns to Grey (11-01-1965)
25-Looking Tired (05-09-1965)
26-Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In the Shadow (#2-Aug 1966)


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'Clickable' links are for you downloaders soooo convienent but the disadvantage is they don't seem to 'last' long.
The Blogger gets a lot of comments 'please re-up'...... Other, more appropriate/interesting comments, they don't get.... :(
So you will have to do a little work to get the link.
This seems, in my opinion, the best deal between 'protecting' my links and the least effort for you.

Link :
Of course you understand to replace in r#pidsh#re twice the # in an a otherwise you don't have a 'valid' link !!
Paste this valid link in your browser-url and hit RETURN. You can also copy/paste the link into your 'downloadmanager'.

Pass to extract this file : 080107
The file is a small 60MB, 'cause the songs are only in 128kbits

When you see this in Google or Yahoo cache or by my Blog's search function read first the RED instructions at the top left of my Blog !
Direct link (after that go to the plain comment of this 2008_january article !) :
Thanks for the Rolling Stones - much appreciated.
Please don't give up ther blog Jean
Thanks Jean, by the way some of us do read your blog and not just take the music and run.

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