Monday, September 21, 2009

Sittin' Here La-La, Waiting For My Ya- Ya


In November 1969, the Rolling Stones’ staged an epic two-night stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden that provided tunes for the band’s first official Stones-approved live album, Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ya-Ya’s!, ABKCO will release a remastered deluxe and super-deluxe edition of the live album, a three-disc/one-DVD box set complete with five unreleased songs from the MSG shows and a DVD featuring the Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out film directed by the Maysles Brothers — the documentary team behind the Stones’ classic Gimme Shelter. In the film, the Stones hang out with Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, mess around during the Ya-Ya’s cover shoot, perform the five unreleased songs and much more.

Additionally, one disc in the set will be dedicated to the sets from the MSG shows’ two opening acts, B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner. The set will also include a replica poster and a 56-page booklet featuring photos, essays, Lester Bangs’ original Rolling Stone review of the album and much more (read Bangs’ full review here). The “super-deluxe” version of the box set will also house a three picture disc vinyl version of Ya-Ya’s, complete with etched cover images and the Stones’ signatures, as well as an enlarged version of the replica poster and 56-page booklet. To top it all off, the box set will come with a voucher allowing fans to download the Ya-Ya’s version of the Stones’ “I’m Free” for Guitar Hero 5.

The deluxe box will hit shelves November 3rd, while the super deluxe set arrives two weeks later on November 17th. Check out the track list below:

Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stone In Concert – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set
Disc 1: Get Yer Ya-Ya;s Out (remastered)
1. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
2. “Carol”
3. “Stray Cat Blues”
4. “Love In Vain”
5. “Midnight Rambler”
6. “Sympathy For The Devil”
7. “Live With Me”
8. “Little Queenie”
9. “Honky Tonk Women”
10. “Street Fighting Man”

Disc 2: unreleased Rolling Stones tracks
1. “Prodigal Son”
2. “You Gotta Move”
3 “Under My Thumb”
4. “I’m Free”
5. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

Disc 3:
1. “Everyday I Have The Blues”
2. “How Blue Can You Get”
3. “That’s Wrong Little Mama”
4. “Why I Sing The Blues”
5. “Please Accept My Love”
6. “Gimme Some Loving”
7. “Sweet Soul Music”
8. “Son Of A Preacher Man”
9. “Proud Mary”
10. “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”
11. “Come Together”
12. “Land Of 1000 Dances”
Tracks 1 – 5: B.B. King
Tracks 6 – 12: Ike & Tina Turner

DVD: Maysles Brothers’ Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out
1. “Prodigal Son”
2. “You Gotta Move”
3. “Under My Thumb”
4. “I’m Free”
5. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”


This is exciting...I think. The original album runs 48 minutes. The 5 bonus tracks could have easily fit on the same CD. Do we really need the B.B. King & Ike & Tina Turner sets? Wouldn't it have been nicer to have a CD/DVD package for $19.99 instead of having to shell out $45 for the extras that (I'm guessing) Stones fans could do without?


steve simels said...

This is exciting news up to a point; mostly, I think, because it means they're finally starting to treat the Stones catalogue with the care it deserves.

Incidentally, unless I was dreaming it, I think I found a Glyn Johns alternative original mix of the album on a torrent site the other day.

Not sure what that would mean -- without overdubs? Unedited?

BTW -- The thing I've always loved about that album is that it sounds EXACTLY like what it sounded like in person at the Garden (I was there -- although, alas, not at the show where Mick busts a button on his trousers).

Sal Nunziato said...

But, the Stones ABKCO releases were already treated with the care they deserve in 2003. Every single one of those CDs sounds amazing, including Ya Ya's.

Anonymous said...

The live version of Satisfaction is finally being released, hopefully complete. The movie version is cut as is Love in Vain, which is complete on the album.

This live version of Satisfaction contains possibly my all time favorite Mick Taylor guitar solo.


soundsource said...

ok not to turn this into a woodstock moment but I was at two of the three shows that thanksgiving weekend. For historical correctness and if my aging drug addled mind serves me right I'm pretty sure Terry Reid was also on the bill for these shows as well. Furthermore one of the first post Great White Wonder bootlegs was LIVEr Than You'll Ever Be, a raw gritty non overdubbed document of how great the stones once were. Not to sound too ornery but I've always felt those shows and that tour was the peak of the stones as a live band. Snarling nasty and not yet too rich or too full of themselves. In this wonderful age of the intramuralnets there is a page dedicated to the bootleg

Anonymous said...

I will NO LONGER support Mick & Keith's ravenous greed.

*** *** *** ***

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is virtually destitute.

Now living in a small, rundown house in Suffolk, apparently with mounting unpaid bills, the 61-year-old told the Mail On Sunday:

“In 1982 they stopped paying me [royalties]. They’d signed to a different record company and had new contracts and were advised they didn’t need to pay me any more. Read the article at

~Black Napkins

Anonymous said...

Re:the last post, Mick Taylor has been a coke fiend for the past 25 years and refuses to get his life in order. If he feels he deserves royalties he should sue (he wouldn't be the first)to get monies owed to him but Taylor's a loser like most drug addicts!

Andy Bastowe

mecormany said...

Re the last comment. So what does the fact Taylor does drugs have to do with screwing him out of what he's owed? Did you read the post above yours? The man is broke, how is he supposed to hire a lawyer and sue? And why should he have to? It's fairly well known and admitted by Jagger and Richard that he deserved more than the 1/3 writing credit he received the whole time he was with them. Sway, Moonlight Mile, Winter,and several other songs, Richards doesn't even appear on and had nothing to do with -- it was Taylor and Jagger. And of all bands in the world, the Stones should be ripping off someone because he's a drug user? Except for Wyman everybody that's ever been in that band has had addiction problems of one sort or another. You're as cold as the Grimmer Twins and I don't care how many drugs Taylor does and if you're Mr. Clean, you're a bigger loser than he'll ever be. Or are you the man who judges all of us as to what we're entitled to receive from life? You're a self-righteous bore.