ROLLING STONES ‘Steel Wheels Live’ 2CD/Bray


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The Stones hadn’t toured since 1981 and having recently released their “make or break” album “Steel Wheels”, they hit the road in 1989 for their Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tours.

This show was filmed in December at New Jersey’s Atlantic City Convention Centre and features several notable guest appearances – Eric Clapton on “Little Red Rooster”, blues legend John Lee Hooker on “Boogie Chillen” and GnR’s Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin on the Stones first ever live performance of 1968’s “Salt of The Earth”.

The setlist here is, to be honest, immense.  The band’s songs from the ‘60’s have an authentic “‘60’s Stones” feel to them that kind of got lost as the tours got bigger and more extravagant, and you won’t hear a better version of “Paint It Black” on any of their subsequent tours. This could be, in part, the fact that Bill Wyman left the group shortly after the tour.  There are also a number of songs here that you don’t hear the Stones play live very often and “Bitch”, “Undercover Of The Night”, “Harlem Shuffle”, “2,000 Light Years From Home” and the afore mentioned “Salt of The Earth” are all fine examples of this.

The remainder of the nights 28 song set is made up of the usual tracks you would expect to hear, including “Gimme Shelter”, Brown Sugar”, “Start Me Up”, “Tumbling Dice”, “Miss You”, “It’s Only Rock n Roll”, “Tumbling Dice” , “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”.