Rolling Stones' Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out Set for 40th Anniversary Box Sets
The late Lester Bangs reviewing the original album in the November 12, 1970 issue of Rolling Stone wrote, "It's still too soon to tell, but I'm beginning to think Ya-Ya's just might be the best album they ever made. I have no doubt that it's the best rock concert ever put on record."
The Deluxe Box Set comprises three audio CDs including a remastered disc of the original Ya-Ya's repertoire as well as a disc of five previously unreleased Stones tracks recorded at the same Madison Square Garden shows. The third CD encompasses unreleased performances by the shows' stellar openers: B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner, five songs from the former and seven songs from the latter. The Box Set also includes a 56-page Collectors Edition book featuring photos and an essay by Ethan Russell, the acclaimed photographer who accompanied the Stones on the '69 tour, as well as the original Rolling Stone Magazine review by Lester Bangs and a series of recollections from a cross-section of fans who attended the concerts and a replica of the original Stones '69 tour poster by David Byrd. There will be a code in a limited number of Box Sets enabling fans to download "I'm Free" for Guitar Hero 5.
Included as well is a bonus DVD by legendary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, also entitled Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The film includes brilliantly shot full-length performances of the five previously unreleased Stones songs -- "Prodigal Son, " "You Gotta Move," "Under My Thumb," "I'm Free" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Beyond the song performances – presented in 5.1 surround sound -- the film includes a sequence with Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Jack the donkey during the cover shoot for the Ya-Ya's album and backstage tête-à-têtes between Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Taylor. During "Satisfaction" Janis Joplin is seen doing an impromptu boogaloo at the side of the stage. There is also a sequence shot at Olympic Studios in London during a mixing session plus a heliport summit meeting with the Grateful Dead. The film will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 26.
The Super Deluxe edition of Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert includes all of the content of the Deluxe edition with the addition of three vinyl LPs, one of which has etched images featuring the cover art and the Rolling Stones' signatures. The accompanying Collectors Edition Book and poster in the Super Deluxe edition have also been expanded to 12 x 12.
ABKCO CEO Jody Klein, in announcing these releases, commented, "The 40th Anniversary Ya-Ya's Box Sets not only capture the entire musical performances of the Garden concerts for the first time ever but, with the addition of Ethan Russell's intimate photographs and the Maysles revealing film footage, recreate the magic and mystique of the shows for everyone to experience. It is clear now, 40 years later, that Lester Bangs had it right when he wrote that Ya-Yas was the best rock concert ever put on record."
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stone In Concert – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set track listing
Audio disc #1: original Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out album repertoire (remastered)
1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
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
Audio 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
Audio disc #2: B.B. King / Ike & Tina Turner sets
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
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