CD Review: Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out (40th Anniversary Edition)
By David Chiu

Throughout their long career, the Rolling Stones have released numerous live albums. Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out, however, is probably considered their all-time best. Recorded from their shows at Madison Square Garden in November 1969 and released the following year, Ya-Ya’s captured the Stones at their creative zenith of the Beggar’s Banquet/Let It Bleed era. The performances were loose, raw and electrifying: from the raucous “Live With Me,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Midnight Rambler,” to the rockin’ finale of “Street Fighting Man.” This new edition includes five additional performances from those concerts including “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” a medley of “Under My Thumb/I’m Free” and a blues showcase of “Prodigal Son” and “You Gotta Move.” Adding to the completeness of the event are the fantastic blues-soul laden sets by opening acts B.B. King and Ike and Tina Turner (what a dream bill!). There’s also a short film directed by Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter) on the DVD featuring the performances of those previously unreleased live songs—and some offstage footage, including that of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out finally get the deluxe treatment and offers both old and young fans the opportunity to experiences those now-legendary Garden shows from 40 years ago.


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