For months I’ve been think­ing about which Rolling Stones album I should present first. There are a lot to choose from. I was lying in bed the oth­er day lis­ten­ing to my RS col­lec­tion and this one start­ed play­ing. I nev­er real­ly liked it much before but the clar­i­ty and sim­plic­i­ty of the dual gui­tars sound­ed real­ly good. I have always pre­ferred well-played, well-record­ed con­cert music over stu­dio work, and this is a rea­son why. Although the vocals have been over-dubbed, the live gui­tar work is great.

Album Information

All tracks are writ­ten by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

1. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (27 November 1969: Madison Square Garden, New York City) 4:02
2.  “Carol” (28 November 1969: MSG – first show) Chuck Berry 3:47
3.  “Stray Cat Blues” (28 November 1969: MSG – first show) 3:41
4.  “Love in Vain” (26 November 1969: Civic Center, Baltimore) Robert Johnson 4:57
5.  “Midnight Rambler” (28 November 1969: MSG – sec­ond show) 9:05
6.  “Sympathy for the Devil” (28 November 1969: MSG – first show) 6:52
7.  “Live with Me” (28 November 1969: MSG – sec­ond show) 3:03
8.  “Little Queenie” (28 November 1969: MSG – first show) Chuck Berry 4:33
9.  “Honky Tonk Women” (27 November 1969: MSG and 28 November 1969: MSG — sec­ond show) 3:35
10. “Street Fighting Man” (28 November 1969: MSG – first show) 4:03

Mick Jagger – vocals; har­mon­i­ca on “Midnight Rambler“
Keith Richards – gui­tar, back­ing vocals
Mick Taylor – gui­tar
Bill Wyman – bass gui­tar
Charlie Watts – drums
Ian Stewart – piano on “Carol”, “Little Queenie” and “Honky Tonk Women“
Recording and mix­ing engi­neer – Glyn Johns
Mixing and edit­ing – Andy Johns and Roy Thomas Baker
Tape oper­a­tor — Chris Kimsey
Photography – David Bailey
Recording by Wally Heider Mobile

Released   September 4, 1970
Recorded   Baltimore Civic Center November 26, 1969
Madison Square Gardens New York City November 27 — 28, 1969
Olympic Studios London (vocal over­dubs) January — February 1970

Length       47:36
Label         Decca (UK), London (USA)
Producer   The Rolling Stones, Glyn Johns

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.