sabato 28 dicembre 2019

The Rolling Stones - 1989-09-09 - East Troy, WI (SBD/FLAC) "Wisconsin Flats"

(Soundboard FLAC)

Rolling Stones
Alpine Valley Music Theater
East Troy, Wisconsin
September 9, 1989

"Wisconsin Flats" (Shaved Disc TSD 007/008)

Soundboard recording

Lineage: Silver Discs > EAC > Flac Frontend Level 6 > WAV

Disc 1 (55:32):
(1) Continental Drift (1:21)
(2) Start Me Up (4:11)
(3) Bitch (3:44)
(4) Sad Sad Sad (4:00)
(5) Undercover Of The Night (4:34)
(6) Harlem Shuffle (4:41)
(7) Tumbling Dice (5:05)
(8) Miss You (6:23)
(9) Ruby Tuesday (3:38)
(10) Play With Fire (3:27)
(11) Dead Flowers (4:24)
(12) Mixed Emotions (5:18)
(13) Honky Tonk Women (4:40)

Disc 2 (67:46):
(1) Midnight Rambler (9:18)
(2) You Can't Always Get What You Want (8:17)
(3) Little Red Rooster (5:25)
(4) Before They Make Me Run (4:01)
(5) Happy (4:10)
(6) Paint It Black (3:57)
(7) Sympathy For The Devil (6:25)
(8) Gimme Shelter (6:27)
(9) It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (4:30)
(10) Brown Sugar (4:10)
(11) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (6:22)
(12) Jumping Jack Flash (cut) (4:38)

Info file, artwork, and md5 signature file are included.

The Rolling Stones' 1989-90 "Steel Wheels" tour represented somewhat of a "comeback" for the band, given that they hadn't performed since 1982 and released only one lackluster album in the interim. The tour kicked off in late August and picked up steam with three sold-out (in fact, considerably oversold) shows at Alpine Valley outside Milwaukee. This recording captures the middle show (incidentally, a special one for me because it was my first Stones show).

This recording captures *almost* the complete performance -- "Rock and a Hard Place," "One Hit (To The Body") and "2000 Light Years From Home" are missing, and "Jumping Jack Flash" is cut about halfway through. Most of the show (slightly more than two hours of a 135-minute set) are here, and the sound is overall pretty good. It sounds to me as though it may have been sourced from a video (VHS) soundtrack, though a pro shot has never circulated. The mix is a cut above a typical raw soundboard mix -- sounds like some processing has been done, and the overall sound is pretty good (if lacking in punch and dynamics).

This particular torrent was shared by "alienhelli" way back in April 2005, and strangely enough I don't believe it has been back since. Hopefully this will fill a gap for some collectors.

As an aside, the info file indicates that Guns and Roses were a support act -- I don't believe they appeared on this part of the tour (I think they only appeared on the West Coast dates). If they did, I feel silly that I am finding out 25 years later that I arrived late and missed them. (I do remember seeing Living Colour, however.)

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