The Rolling Stones Get Your Leeds Lungs Out on Sticky Fingers Super Deluxe 1971

The classic studio album Sticky Fingers has been re-released in June 2015 in several different versions with various extra goodies.

I’m not going to write about the studio album. It’s one of my very favourites and this version has the 2009 remastering that has been criticised by audiophiles but I can’t hear any problems.

The Deluxe Version has the following extras:

1. Brown Sugar (Alternate Version with Eric Clapton)
2. Wild Horses (Acoustic Version)
3. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (Alternate Version)
4. Bitch (Extended Version)
5. Dead Flowers (Alternate Version)
6. Live With Me (Live At The Roundhouse, 14 March 1971)
7. Stray Cat Blues (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
8. Love In Vain (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
9. Midnight Rambler (Live At The Roundhouse, 1971)
10. Honky Tonk Women (Live The Roundhouse, 1971)

While the Super Deluxe version adds the famous bootleg recorded at Leeds University on 13 March 1971 called Get Your Leeds Lungs Out plus a DVD with two songs from the Roundhouse gig and two 7″ singles, Brown Sugar and Wild Horses.

Obviously it’s the live tracks that most interest me. We have plenty of late period live albums from the Stones when they played with Ronnie Wood, and, let’s be honest, they were past their best. What we don’t have is enough live recordings with their earlier lead guitarists, Brian Jones and, in particular, Mick Taylor.

The big question is “how well do these new 1971 live recordings stand up to comparison with their great live albums Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out from 1969 and The Brussels Affair from 1973. These are the leading albums in my poll top find the best legal live recordings by the Stones.

Sticky Fingers Deluxe And Super Deluxe Get Your Live Lungs Out

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These five tracks were recorded at The Roundhouse in London on 14 March 1971:

  1. Live With Me – 4:21 (originally on the studio album Let It Bleed)
  2. Stray Cat Blues – 3:47 (Beggars Banquet)
  3. Love In Vain – 6:41 (Let It Bleed)
  4. Midnight Rambler – 11:26 (Let It Bleed)
  5. Honky Tonk Women – 4:14 (released as a single)

First, there’s nothing from Sticky Fingers and second, all five songs were on the original version of Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out so there is nothing we haven’t heard live before.

The Leeds University songs from the day before have been available as a famous bootleg, Get Your Live Lungs Out.

  1. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – 3:59 (the single)
  2. Live With Me – 4:21 (originally on the studio album Let It Bleed)
  3. Dead Flowers – 4:02 (Sticky Fingers)
  4. Stray Cat Blues – 4:13 (Beggars Banquet)
  5. Love In Vain – 6:28 (Let It Bleed)
  6. Midnight Rambler – 13:09 (Let It Bleed)
  7. Bitch – 5:24 (Sticky Fingers)
  8. Honky Tonk Women – 3:20 (the single)
  9. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – 5:30 (the single)
  10. Little Queenie – 4:26 (Chuck Berry cover)
  11. Brown Sugar – 4:43 (Sticky Fingers)
  12. Street Fighting Man – 4:52 (Beggars Banquet)
  13. Let It Rock – 3:13 (Chuck Berry cover and this live at Leeds version was the B-side to the Brown Sugar single)

Eight tracks are repeated from the standard version of Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out – Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Live With Me, Stray Cat Blues, Love In Vain, Midnight Rambler, Honky Tonk Women, Little Queenie and Street Fighting Man. Satisfaction is on the deluxe version of Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out.

Five tracks are repeated from the 1973 concert The Brussels Affair available from the Stones own website – Brown Sugar, Midnight Rambler, Honky Tonk Women, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Street Fighting Man.

This leaves just Dead Flowers, Bitch and Let It Rock that aren’t on either.

I’m torn.

More live Mick Taylor with the Rolling Stones can never be a bad thing but the band have made it hard to justify buying the Sticky Fingers Super Deluxe box set because of the price. It would be easier to recommend Get Your Live Lungs Out if it was sold as a separate live album and you could get it for a sensible price.

I bought and downloaded the three new tracks – Dead Flowers, Bitch and Let It Rock – and I’m thinking about the rest.

My big problem is that the set list is far too close to Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out and I don’t see a separate identity for the Leeds recording. It just doesn’t have enough from Sticky Fingers for me to say that it’s a must-have.

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