Happy Birthday to me!
Stones birthday gifts to me from my Mom and Dad go waaaay back to high school. So many wonderful things for the collection, over the years, and I love them all. They know I’m a ‘bit of a Stones fan’ (understatement), though my Mom more recently says things like ‘don’t you have enough of their stuff by now?” Haha no, Mom. Never.
Series: From The Vault
From: Steel Wheels tour, 1990, Tokyo, Japan
This Set: SD Blu-ray/2CD
Total Length: 132:22
The full track list is below. So many great tunes, of course, and they sounded huge. So much energy, too. Remember, this tour was a return, of sorts, after so many years not working together. I loved the Honky Tonk Women / Midnight Rambler / Can’t Always Get What You Want run at the tail end of CD1, and seeing 2000 Light years From Home in the setlist was stellar. 5 tracks off the current (Steel Wheels) album in a 24 song set, here, represents 21% of the show. My bias is showing but this was all kinds of awesome, top to bottom!
I am also happy to get this because I was lucky enough to see the Stones At The Max film presentation in the iMax Theater at Ontario Place in its year of release (from this same tour). I was in high school, and we saw it during a school band trip to the city – our concert band played the wee stage at ON Place that day too. I loved that film, too, such an over-the-top tour. Four years later, I’d see the band in concert myself, at Exhibition Stadium, on the Voodoo Lounge tour…
Stellar addition to the collection. Thanks Mom and Dad!
CD1: Continental Drift / Start Me Up / Bitch / Sad Sad Sad / Harlem Shuffle / Tumbling Dice / Miss You / Ruby Tuesday / Almost Hear You Sigh / Rock And A Hard Place / Mixed Emotions / Honky Tonk Women / Midnight Rambler / You Can’t Always Get What You Want
CD2: Can’t Be Seen / Happy / Paint It Black / 2000 Light Years From Home / Sympathy For The Devil / Gimme Shelter / -band introductions- / It’s Only Rock ’n Roll / Brown Sugar / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction / Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Youtube has the whole show! Hot damn! Look at the short hair!