In celebration of the 50th anniversary today (July 12th) the Rolling Stones have just released their latest archival live collection as part of their ongoing "official" bootleg series via Google Play. The new 23-track set -- Rolling Stones Tokyo Dome (Live 1990) -- chronicles the band's Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour and collects tracks from their February 26th show -- which was their ninth in a 10-night-stand. Tokyo Dome features an expanded and more rounded set than Flashpoint -- the band's 1991 official live album from the tour. Tokyo Dome features newly remastered sound by Bob Clearmountain.
In addition to the tour serving as bassist Bill Wyman's last before quitting the band, the tour -- which was the Stones' first in seven years -- featured the largest group of supplemental musicians to tour with the band -- including sax player Bobby Keys, keyboardists Chuck Leavell and Matt Clifford, backing vocalists Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle, and Bernard Fowler, along with the Uptown Horns.
- The tracklist to The Rolling Stones Tokyo Dome (Live 1990) is: "Start Me Up," "Bitch," "Sad Sad Sad," Harlem Shuffle," "Tumbling Dice," "Miss You," "Ruby Tuesday," "Almost Hear You Sigh," "Rock And A Hard Place," "Mixed Emotions," "Honky Tonk Women," "Midnight Rambler," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Can't Be Seen With You," "Happy," "Paint It Black," "2000 Light Years From Home," "Sympathy For The Devil," "Gimme Shelter," Band Intros, "It's Only Rock N Roll," "Brown Sugar," and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," and "Jumping Jack Flash."
- Keith Richards was asked if after all these years he gets nervous just before jumping on stage -- especially playing venues like the 55,000 Tokyo Dome: "No -- but there is. . . it depends what you mean by nerves. I mean, some people (get) nerves, or butterflies -- no, that don't come into it. But there is at the same time a sense of excitement. You really, gotta, like, fly. Y'know, that's what you try and do, y'know; and I got some fliers in this band."
- The Tokyo Dome show marks the ninth vault release by the Rolling Stones in only two years.
- Since 2010, the band has released the archival documentary Stones In Exile chronicling the making of their 1972 Exile On Main Street sessions; Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones -- the movie capturing their 1972 North American tour; the Brussels Affair live collection featuring one of their final shows with Mick Taylor from their 1973 European tour; The CD/DVD of Some Girls - Live in Texas '78; Hampton Coliseum (Live, 1981); L.A. Friday (July 1975); and the 6 Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Rolling Stones DVD set.
- Released on Tuesday (July 10th) is the DVD and special two-disc DVD/CD package of Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Live At The Checkerboard Lounge - Chicago 1981. The legendary show, which took place on November 22nd, 1981 during an off-night on the Stones' massive North American tour behind their Tattoo You album, featured the blues legend joined by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, their longtime pianist and co-founder Ian Stewart -- along with the great Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. The 90-minute show was mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, with a DVD/two-LP vinyl set to be released on September 11th.
CHECK IT OUT: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards recalling the 1990 Tokyo dates:
Keith Richards On Performing Live
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