The Rolling Stones have just released their latest archival live collection as part of their ongoing "official" bootleg series via Google Play. The new 24-track set -- The Rolling Stones: Live At Leeds Roundhay Park - 1982 -- captures the band's July 25th, 1982 European tour closer and their last official concert in over seven years.
The band's 36-date European tour varied slightly from the band's 1981 North American trek the previous fall. Veteran keyboardist Ian Stewart and sax man Bobby Keys were still on board, but Faces co-founder Ian McLagan's four-year tenure with the band was over and was replaced by pianist -- and current musical director -- Chuck Leavell. Gene Barge replaced Ernie Watts on tenor saxophone.
The Stones' 1981 and 1982 tours in support of Tattoo You were really that last in which hard drugs and heavy partying played a substantial part in life on the road. Mick Jagger feels, ultimately, that hitting the stage sober works best for him and the fans: "I don't personally like performing (and) taking drugs. I always think its better to not be taking drugs or drinking, or anything. But that's not saying, I've never done it -- of course I have! But I sort of learned, I think, after a while . . . it didn't take me that long to realize that it wasn't a good thing. Y'know, taking drugs on a recreational level is one thing; but taking the while you're working on a stage, you really wanna feel that you're sort of in control a lot, I think, because it's not a place where you wanna be out of control."
The tracklist to The Rolling Stones: Live At Leeds Roundhay Park - 1982 is:
"Under My Thumb"
"When The Whip Comes Down"
"Let's Spend The Night Together"
"Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)"
"Twenty Flight Rock"
"Going To A Go-Go
"Let Me Go"
"Time Is On My Side"
"Beast Of Burden"
"You Can't Always Get What You Want"
"She's So Cold"
"Honky Tonk Women"
"Start Me Up"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
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