Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert
|'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!'
The Rolling Stones in Concert
|Live album by The Rolling Stones|
|Released||4 September 1970|
|Recorded||26 November 1969, Baltimore and
27–28 November 1969, New York City, New York, United States
January–February 1970 (vocal overdubs)
|Genre||Hard rock, blues-rock|
|Label||London (US), Decca (UK)|
|Producer||The Rolling Stones, Glyn Johns|
|The Rolling Stones Live chronology|
'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' The Rolling Stones in Concert is a live album by The Rolling Stones, released 4 September 1970 on Decca Records in the UK and on London Records in the US. It was recorded in New York and Maryland in November 1969, just before the release of Let It Bleed. It is the first live album to reach number 1 in the UK.
Many[who?], including The Rolling Stones, consider this their first official full-length live release, despite the appearance of the US-only Got Live If You Want It! in 1966 as a contractual obligation product. One reason for releasing a live album was to counter the release of the Live'r Than You'll Ever Be bootleg recording of an Oakland performance on the same tour, a recording which was even reviewed in Rolling Stone magazine.
Having not toured since April 1967, The Rolling Stones were eager to hit the road by 1969. With their two most recent albums, Beggars Banquet and Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) being highly praised, audiences were anticipating their live return. Their 1969 American Tour's trek during November into December, with Terry Reid, B.B. King (replaced on some dates by Chuck Berry) and Ike and Tina Turner as supporting acts, played to packed houses. The tour was the first for Mick Taylor with the Stones, having replaced Brian Jones shortly before Jones' death in July; the performances prominently showcased the guitar interplay of Taylor with Keith Richards. While featured on only two tracks from Let it Bleed, this was the first album in which Taylor's abilities were fully represented.
The performances captured for this release were recorded on 27–28 November 1969 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, while "Love in Vain" was recorded in Baltimore, Maryland on 26 November 1969. Overdubbing was undertaken during January and February 1970 in London's Olympic Studios. No instruments were overdubbed, although on bootlegs, examples are known of Richards trying out different guitar parts (e.g. a guitar solo on "Jumpin' Jack Flash"). The finished product featured new lead vocals on half the tracks, and added backing vocals by Richards on several others.
Some of the performances, as well as the photography session for the album cover featuring Charlie Watts and a donkey, are depicted in the documentary film Gimme Shelter, and shows Jagger and Watts on a road in Birmingham, UK in early December 1969 posing with the donkey. The actual cover photo however was taken in early February 1970 in London, and does not originate from the 1969 session. The photo, featuring Watts with guitars and bass drums hanging from the neck of a donkey, was inspired by the lyrics to Bob Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" (although these lyrics refer to a mule).
Release and reception
|Robert Christgau||(B) |
|Pitchfork Media||(5.4/10) 
'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!': The Rolling Stones in Concert was released in September 1970, well into the sessions for their next studio album, Sticky Fingers, and was very well received critically and commercially, reaching #1 in the UK and #6 in the US where it went platinum. Except for compilations, it was the last Rolling Stones album released through Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the US before launching their own Rolling Stones Records label.
In November 2009, the album was reissued with unreleased songs by The Rolling Stones but also by opening acts B.B King and Ike & Tina Turner. It includes a DVD and a 56-page booklet.
The songs on the second disc of this edition ["Prodigal Son", "You Gotta Move", "Under My Thumb", "I'm Free", and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"] are downloadable tracks for the video games Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero. Additionally, "Under My Thumb"" is included on the Nintendo DS version of the game Band Hero.
All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.
|1.||"Jumpin' Jack Flash" (November 27, 1969: Madison Square Garden, New York City)||4:02|
|2.||"Carol" (Chuck Berry) - (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show))||3:47|
|3.||"Stray Cat Blues" (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show))||3:41|
|4.||"Love in Vain" (Robert Johnson†) - (November 26, 1969: Civic Center, Baltimore)||4:57|
|5.||"Midnight Rambler" (November 28, 1969: MSG (second show))||9:05|
|6.||"Sympathy for the Devil" (November 28, 1969: MSGarden (first show))||6:52|
|7.||"Live with Me" (November 28, 1969: MSG (second show))||3:03|
|8.||"Little Queenie" (Chuck Berry) - (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show))||4:33|
|9.||"Honky Tonk Women" (November 27, 1969: MSG)||3:35|
|10.||"Street Fighting Man" (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show))||4:03|
Track listing (40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)
Disc 1 - Original Release
- "Jumpin' Jack Flash" - 4:03
- "Carol" - 3:46
- "Stray Cat Blues" - 3:47
- "Love In Vain" - 4:56
- "Midnight Rambler" - 9:04
- "Sympathy For The Devil" - 6:51
- "Live With Me" - 3:02
- "Little Queenie" - 4:33
- "Honky Tonk Women" - 3:34
- "Street Fighting Man" - 4:04
Disc 2 - Unreleased Tracks
- "Prodigal Son" (Robert Wilkins) - 4:04
- "You Gotta Move" (Fred McDowell, Rev. Gary Davis) - 2:18
- "Under My Thumb" - 3:38
- "I'm Free" - 2:47
- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - 5:38
- Released in 2009
Disc 3 - B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner Sets
- "Everyday I Have the Blues" - 2:27
- "How Blue Can You Get" - 5:30
- "That's Wrong Little Mama" - 4:11
- "Why I Sing The Blues" - 5:16
- "Please Accept My Love" - 4:52
- "Gimme Some Loving" - 0:49
- "Sweet Soul Music" - 1:16
- "Son Of A Preacher Man" - 2:49
- "Proud Mary" - 3:07
- "I've Been Loving You Too Long" - 5:40
- "Come Together" - 3:36
- "Land Of A Thousand Dances" - 2:40
- B.B. King: Tracks 1-5. Ike & Tina Turner: Tracks 6-12
- 1970 mixing and editing by Andy Johns and Roy Thomas Baker
Disc 4 - Bonus DVD (2.0 and 5.1)
- Introduction (Madison Square Garden)
- "Prodigal Son" - 2:40
- "You Gotta Move" - 1:58
- Photo shoot (of album cover) - 3:30
- Keith in studio - 1:40
- "Under My Thumb" / "I'm Free" / Backstage with Jimi Hendrix - 6:09
- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" / Outside waiting for transport - 10:45
- Backstage footage (shot by Albert & David Maysles) with in-studio footage from album cover shoot
Recording dates Bonus Tracks
- "Prodigal Son" - 4:04 (November 28, 1969: Madison Square Garden, New York City (second show))
- "You Gotta Move" - 2:18 (November 28, 1969: MSG(second show))
- "Under My Thumb" - 3:38 (November 27, 1969: MSG)
- "I'm Free" - 2:47 (November 27, 1969: MSG)
- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - 5:38 (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show))
- "Prodigal Son" - 2:40 (November 27, 1969: MSG)
- "You Gotta Move" - 1:50 (November 27, 1969: MSG)
- "Under My Thumb" - 3:30 (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show))
- "I'm Free" - 1:30 (November 28, 1969: MSG (first show))
- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - 6:00 (November 27, 1969: MSG)
- The Rolling Stones
- Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica on "Midnight Rambler"
- Keith Richards – lead, rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Resonator guitar on "You Gotta Move" and "Prodigal Son"
- Mick Taylor – lead, rhythm and slide guitar
- Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
- Bill Wyman – bass guitar
- Additional personnel
- Recording and mixing engineer - Glyn Johns
- Recording by Wally Heider Mobile
- Front cover photograph by David Bailey
|1970||UK Albums Chart||1|
|1970||Billboard Pop Albums ||6|
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|UK Albums Chart number-one album
19 September 1970 - 3 October 1970
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- Billboard Pop Albums Chart