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Love You Live Live
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|1. Intro: Excerpt From 'Fanfare For The Common Man'|
|2. Honky Tonk Women|
|3. If You Can't Rock Me/Get Off Of My Cloud|
|5. Hot Stuff|
|6. Star Star|
|7. Tumbling Dice|
|8. Fingerprint File|
|9. You Gotta Move|
|10. You Can't Always Get What You Want|
|1. Mannish Boy|
|2. Crackin' Up|
|3. Little Red Rooster|
|4. Around And Around|
|5. It's Only Rock 'N Roll|
|6. Brown Sugar|
|7. Jumpin' Jack Flash|
|8. Sympathy For The Devil|
Digitally remastered reissue of The Rolling Stones 1977 live album.
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"Honky Tonk Women" starts the proceedings off nice on disc one. Next, they stormtroop their way through a medley "If You Can't Rock Me" and "Get Off My Cloud", followed by blazing version of "Happy", sung by a maniacal Keith. "Hot Stuff" comes off pretty well, and "Star Star" is excellent. "Tumbling Dice" is taken at a slower, bluesier pace than usual, but they pull it off well. "Fingerprint File" is grooves thanks to some keyboard solos by Billy Preston. "You Gotta Move" comes off nicely. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is also very good, but I'm disappointed that they cut off the tag featuring Keith's standard speed guitar solo.
Disc 2 kicks off with mini - blues set. Starting off with a sweltering "Mannish Boy", they seem to know the material very well. "Crackin' Up" is nice and cheery, and "Little Red Rooster" is flawless. They cover Chuck Berry "Around And Around" with panache. Next comes the hits. "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" features eloquent licks played by Kieth and Ronnie. "Brown Sugar" features the boogie - woogie piano stylings of Ian Stewart. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is done with flare, although it is very hard to understand what Mick is singing. Closing the album is a fiery eight - minute version of "Sympathy For The Devil" that bests any other version of the song.
In conclusion, this truly is a great live album. The band proves that they are really "The Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Band" and that they are legends.
It features several classics and some well-chosen lesser-known tracks as well, and the sound is excellent, as is the material.
(I could have done without the "disco-rock" of "Hot Stuff", but almost eveything else is great.)
Keith Richards' bluesy rhythm guitar playing is rock-steady all the way through, and the Stones do a killer rendition of the mean, sleazy blues-rocker "Star Star" (which isn't the song's actual title, but they weren't allowed to put "Starf**ker" on the cover of "Goat's Head Soup", the album where it originally appeared).
They groove on the slow blues "You Gotta Move" and perform excellent live versions of "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" and the irresistable "Brown Sugar", and the seven-minute epic "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is raw and menacing.
New lead guitarist Ron Wood fills Mick Taylor's shoes with no problem, and the band's sound is fleshed out by keyboardist/organist Billy Preston (who played with the Beatles) and pianist Ian Steward, the original sixth Stone. Stewart in particular plays some wonderful boogie piano.
The band tackles the classics during a little "blues set" on disc two, performing a surprisingly authentic-sounding "Mannish Boy" (the Muddy Waters classic), a superbly groovy "Crackin' Up" (I'm not sure that's what he sings during the chorus, though), and a fine take on Howlin' Wolf's "The Little Red Rooster" with some great slide guitar. Okay, so Jagger isn't the Wolf, but he does a good job.
This fine album can be enjoyed by hardcore fans and more casual ones alike, since it boasts a strong song selection as well as showcasing some lesser-known gems that don't usually show up on various Stones compilations.
Disc 1 kicks off with the best first four songs on any Stones album. Blasting off with blistering performances of "Honky Tonk Women", If You Can't Rock Me", "Get Off Of My Cloud" and my favorite of the four, "Happy". "Hot Stuff" and "Star Star" are done well in their respective versions, while "Tumbling Dice" could've been better and faster. (Emphasis on faster). "You Gotta Move" sounds better here than on the 1971 studio version. Whereas the one "Sticky Fingers" was a drawling, repetitive acoustic country tune, the version here is a scorching blues. "Fingerprint File" grooves thanks to funky afro organ solos by Billy Preston. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" could've been better. The song loses syteam when we realize that the climax that culminates with Keith's signature speed guitar solo is not on it.
Disc 2 is culled from a performance at Toronto's El Mocombo club, where the band first met Maggie Tradeau, who caused controversy after it became public that she partied with the Stones. The album kicks off with a scalding cover of the blues classic "Mannish Boy". This is followed by "Cracking Up". I don't like this one too much, but the Stones' playing make it easily listenable. Next is a scorching performance of "Little Red Rooster", and Mick's singing and the slow, bluesy melody feature everything the band is about: S-E-X. "Around And Around" is wildly done with a great guitar solo makes Chuck Berry look like a beginner's guitar player. "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" kicks off with a Berry-style guitar intro and it is sped up by 2x the studio version's tempo.Read more ›
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This album didn't get much acclaim when it was released but to me it is a great album. Rumoured to be recorded the day after one of Keith's children died( and maybe because of... Read morePublished on April 6 2006 by Dwayne Nietzche
Keith Richards takes this album where it's going - all the rest is commentary. The commentary is of course all-out brilliant, the perfect setting for a man intent on wresting... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by clio
After purchasing Flashpoint and Get yer ya yas out, I made the trip to my local CD store and picked up Love You Live and compared to the other 2, I was kind of disappointed. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2002 by Joseph A Jones
Love You Live was recorded and released in 1977, reaching number 4 in England and number 5 in America. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2002 by Anthony Nasti
This 1977 live album was recorded during their 1976 - 77 world tour to support " Black & Blue ". ... Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2002
This 1977 live album recorded in Toronto and ( if I'm not mistaken ) France is one of the best Stones album. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2002
Love You Live was originally released Sep 23, 1977. It was recorded at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto (6-17-75), Earl's Court, London (5-21/26-76), Les Abattoirs, Paris (6-5/7-76),... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2002 by Richard R. Carlton
I really like to hear Keith Richards do that faster live version of "Happy" in concerts. This Stones standout represents one of those instances in which a great song is slightly... Read morePublished on April 26 2002 by Jinkyu