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November 29, 2021

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Let The Airwaves Flow Volume 7: On Tour ’65 Germany and More

The Rolling Stones

Side A

  1. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Russell, Burke, Wexler)
  2. Pain In My Heart (Neville)
  3. Around And Around (Berry)
  4. Time Is On My Side (Meade)
  5. I’m Movin’ On (Snow)
  6. The Last Time (Jagger, Richard)
  7. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Jagger, Richard)
  8. I’m Alright (McDaniel)

Side B

  1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Jagger, Richard)
  2. She Said Yeah (Jackson, Christy)
  3. Get Off My Cloud (Jagger, Richard)
  4. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Jagger, Richard)
  5. I’m Alright (McDaniel)
  6. Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon)
  7. Get Off My Cloud (Jagger, Richard) / Satisfaction (Jagger, Richard) / I’m Movin’ On (Snow)

Side One

Tracks  1 – 8 recorded live in the Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany on September 13th (second show) and broadcast on German TV

Side Two

Tracks 1 – 3 Recorded for Hullabaloo US TV, New York, 11th November

Tracks 4 & 5 Recorded live at Halle Munsterland, Munster, Germany (first show) on September 11th and broadcast on German TV (ZDF) Schaufenster Deutschland and Deutsche Wochenschau

Track 6 Rehearsal recorded live and broadcast January 6th on UTV Belfast Six Five

Track 7 Recorded live in Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany on September 15th and broadcast on German TV SFB Berliner Abendschau on September 16th

Personnel

Mick Jagger – Vocals, harmonica, maracas

Keith Richard – Guitar, vocals

Brian Jones – Guitar, tambourine

Bill Wyman – Bass

Charlie Watts – Drums

Sleevenotes

The Rolling Stones first visit to Germany was a “riotous five city affair” (Bill Wyman) with thousands of screaming fans greeted by the police using water cannons. An Essen policeman claimed “I’ve seen nothing like this since the old days of a Nazi or Communist rally.” The Berlin date ended in a full-scale riot: the excerpts of Get Off My Cloud, Satisfaction and I’m Moving On included here come from a German TV news programme scandalised by the damage done to the venue. Equally seismic was Brian Jones meeting Anita Pallenberg for the first time after the Munich gig.  

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love makes for an impassioned opener to the Hamburg set, with Jagger testifying during Pain In My Heart. The recording is so clear you can hear Jagger’s handclaps on Around And Around before the guitars of Richard and Jones muscle in and take over. Time Is On My Side features Keith Richard’s languid backing vocals providing a charming if slightly ragged harmony. A rare live outing for I’m Moving On includes Brian Jones on slide duetting with Jagger’s harmonica whilst Richards holds down the rhythm. A very polite Charlie Watts introduces The Last Time – more joint Jagger/Richardvocals and chiming twin guitars. The band stomps through Satisfaction before finishing with I’m Alright, Bill Wyman’s bass carrying the rhythm as Jagger works the crowd into a frenzy. Two songs from Munster reveal Jagger making full use of a big stage to rouse a predominantly-seated audience during Satisfaction. Jones is in imperious form, shaking a tambourine to get the crowd going during the closing I’m Alright.

Three further songs from 1965 close our account. Mercifully the Hullabaloo Orchestra’s brief ‘interpretation’ of Satisfaction is overwhelmed by the Stones rocking out on inspired live versions of She Said Yeah and Get Off My Cloud, Jones and Richards sporting matching Gibson Firebirds. An added delight is a brief but charming rehearsal of the rarely-heard live Little Red Rooster, done for Irish TV. Sound quality on this release is excellent throughout, although the Berlin song fragments betray their origin as news footage.

And if you thought the Stones were busy in 1965, wait until we get to 1966…

Sleevenotes: Chel C Drugstore

Crosby, Nash & Young Live On TV1970 a

Tracklisting 

Side One

1. Simple Man (Nash)
2. Marrakesh Express (Nash)
3. Guinevere (Crosby) 
4. Tree With No Leaves (Crosby)
5. Teach Your Children (Nash)
6. Right Between The Eyes (Nash)

7. The Lee Shore (Crosby)
8. Traction In The Rain (Crosby)

Side Two.

  1. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Young)
  2. Everybody’s Alone (Young)
  3. Dance, Dance, Dance (Young)
  4. On The Way Home (Young)
  5. Wonderin’ (Young) /
  6. Instrumental Interlude
  7. Sugar Mountain (Young)


Recording Details

Side One Tracks 1-8 recorded for BBC TV In Concert, broadcast November 9th 1970

Side Two Tracks 1-7  recorded for KQED, San Francisco on February 19th 1970

Personnel

Graham Nash – vocals, piano, acoustic guitar (Side One Tracks 1 – 8)

David Crosby – vocals, acoustic guitar (Side One Tracks 1- 8)

Neil Young – vocals, acoustic guitar (Side Two Tracks 1 – 7 )

Sleevenotes

The Crosby, Stills & Nash LP was released in May 1969 to critical acclaim and commercial success: it reached number six on the Billboard charts and has been certified as four times platinum with over four million sales. In 2003 Rolling Stone ranked it number 262 on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Realising that three singer / guitarists would not be able to tour the album effectively the trio hired drummer Dallas Taylor and bass player Greg Reeves. Stills knew Neil Young from their time together in Buffalo Springfield and offered him a supporting role: Young agreed to join only if he was made a full member of the group, which changed its name to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. CSNY’s second ever gig was Woodstock in August 1969: despite a performance so poor that it had to be re-recorded, the band’s appearance in the resultant movie and on the soundtrack LP catapulted them to instant international stardom, cemented with the release of the similarly successful Déjà Vu in March 1970.

1970 found Crosby, Nash and Young reverting to a simpler, more acoustic format for solo television appearances, presented here in excellent audio quality. For Crosby and Nash In Concert Graham Nash starts seated at the piano with a solo performance of his Simple Man, with David Crosby casually strolling over to add a harmony. Thereafter the two perch on stools with their acoustic guitars, singing material from a variety of sources. Simple Man would appear on Nash’s Songs For Beginners in 1971. From Crosby, Stills & Nash there is the sprightly hit single Marrakesh Express and Crosby’s more contemplative Guinevere. Nash’s Teach Your Children is from Déjà Vu, performed here with the most delicate harmonies. Also recorded for Déjà Vu but not included on the LPare The Lee Shore and Right Between The Eyes: live versions would appear on CSNY’s 1971 Four Way StreetTree With No Leaves would appear more accurately titled as Song With No Words when it appeared on David Crosby’s If Only I Could Remember My Name LP in 1971, also the source of Traction In The Rain..

What is notable about the six songs that Neil Young recorded for San Francisco TV station KQED in early 1970 is how many came from his latest LP. The answer is precisely one, title track Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. The other five songs had either been recorded for the LP but not included (Everybody’s Alone and Wonderin’),donated to his backing band Crazy Horse’s first LP(Dance, Dance, Dance), revived from his time with Buffalo Springfield (On The Way Home) or issued repeatedly as a perennial single B-side (Sugar Mountain).The choice of songs suggests an artist hell-bent on following his muse rather than promoting the latest product, a trait that would become more apparent in later years.

In front of a small audience Young sounds relaxed and takes Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and Dance, Dance, Dance more slowly than the studio versions, thus revealing the dexterity of his guitar playing. Wonderin’ breaks down when Young hits a chord that “I’ve never hit before and it made me laugh”, a second version is more successful. There ensues a fascinating passage when Neil runs through short instrumental extracts from Out On The Weekend, Country Girl, Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It and Danny Whitten’s I Don’t Want to Talk About It

Final track Sugar Mountain was clearly a song Young held in high regard making its absence from any of his contemporary studio LPs baffling, the same could be said for Everybody’s Alone and Wonderin’ It is good to finally have such listenable versions of these overlooked songs.

After these recordings Crosby, Nash and Young would experience further commercial success, undermined by massive drug consumption and ego-driven intraband conflict. Never again would they sound as relaxed or as close to their acoustic roots.

Sleevenotes: Mr.Soul

With many thanks to Neil Parison for his invaluable assistance with this release

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