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Terrific Live Stones
June 16, 2015
From the time Sticky Fingers was first released in 1971, it's been one of the Stones best efforts. It has handled the passing of time well, and still rocks. It's the 2nd "Bonus" disc I find captivating on this release. The alternate takes of "Brown Sugar", Wild Horses", Can't You Hear Me Knocking"", "Bitch" and Dead Flowers" are all very well done. I especially like the addition of slide guitar to "Brown Sugar". It adds a whole new dimension and texture to the tune.
To me, it's the live material from The Roadhouse in London that make the album. I am of the opinion that the band with Mick Taylor was the Stones at their best. Neither Brian Jones or Ron Wood can sustain an inventive solo as well as Taylor. This becomes more evident on live tracks. In addition to the five core band members, Bobby Keys, Jim Price and Nicky Hopkins join on most of the live material. And, it all wails, especially "Midnight Rambler". It's even better than the version on "Ya Yas".
Overall, this is a worthy re-release. The new material makes an outstanding album even better.