LiveR Than You'll Ever Be
November 9, 2009 6:59 AM Subscribe
posted by Joe Beese (13 comments total)
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years ago today, The Rolling Stones played two concerts at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. In the darkness of the audience was a man known to history only as "Dub"
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His recording of the later show was in stores by Christmas as LiveR Than You'll Ever Be
. Reviewing it in Rolling Stone
, Greil Marcus wrote:
It is the most exciting record I have heard all year, fully the equal, in its own way, of
Let It Bleed, and in some ways better. All qualifications aside, it is the ultimate Rolling Stones album.
In addition to its unprecedented audio fidelity, LiveR
made history by its influence on the Rolling Stones discography. Demand for the title pressured Decca into releasing an official live album from the tour - though some considered the eventual Get Yer Ya-Yas Out!
spoiled by excessive overdubbing.
Both the early and late shows can be heard in best-available sound here
. And an extensive history of rock bootlegging can be found in Clinton Heylin's Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry
. ( previously)