Monday, January 30, 2017

The Rolling Stones - 2003-03-12 - Kanagawa, JP (ALD/AUD/FLAC)



 
(ALD/Audience Matrix)

Yokohama Arena

"Yokohama Forty Licks" (VGP 345) -- DISCS 3 & 4 ONLY

Lineage:
Original Silvers => EAC => WAV => FLAC front-end (level 8)

DISC ONE (61:24):

01) Intro (1:43)
02) Street Fighting Man (4:11)
03) It's Only Rock And Roll (4:58)
04) If You Can't Rock Me (4:29)
05) Don't Stop (5:17)
06) Monkey Man (4:27)
07) You Got Me Rocking (3:46)
08) Ruby Tuesday (4:09)
09) Loving Cup (4:49)
10) All Down The Line (4:36)
11) Tumbling Dice (5:13)
12) Band Introductions (4:13)
13) Slipping Away (5:43)
14) Happy (3:43)


DISC TWO (50:02):
01) Sympathy For The Devil (7:00)
02) Start Me Up (4:25)
03) Honky Tonk Women (4:27)
04) Satisfaction (8:07)
05) Mannish Boy (5:46)
06) When The Whip Comes Down (4:54)
07) Brown Sugar (7:35)
08) Jumping Jack Flash (7:44)


Artwork (for the 4-CD set, unfortunately, not custom artwork for just discs 1 & 2) and checksum files are included.

Comments:
VGP released a 4-CD set with two completely mixes of the same show -- from Yokohama, Japan March 12, 2003. The first two discs consisted only of a remastered recording of Mick's IEM feed; anyone who is familiar with IEM knows that these are frequently a very "imperfect" mix, to say the least. Discs 3 and 4 were a matrix of a good audience recording and the arena's ALD feed (who knew they had ALD in Japan????), a version which (in my opinion) was dramatically better. This torrent consists of ONLY discs 3 & 4 from the set -- to be honest, I didn't even keep the IEM (which means I can't torrent it, unfortunately).

Sound quality is great, particularly during the quiet parts. It's evident that the raw ALD recording is pretty good and relatively free of dropouts (or if there are any, they were covered up nicely during the editing process). There aren't really any big surprises in the setlist, but it's always nice to hear less-frequently played tracks like "Loving Cup" and "Mannish Boy." This is a good one to pick up if you're a Stones fan but not necessarily a completist; hardcore fans probably already have this (or if they don't, I imagine they will be posting requests for discs 1 & 2 in the comments).

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