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Rolling Stones Reveal Details for ‘Live at Leeds’ Release

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If you’re on the fence at all about whether to purchase the super deluxe edition of the Rolling Stones‘ upcoming Sticky Fingers reissue, the band is here to help you nudge open your wallet.

A post at the Universal Music website makes the case for picking up the most expensive version of the new remaster, specifically by delving into the history behind the long-traded 1971 Leeds bootleg that’s finally making its official debut as part of the box. Capturing the tax-exiled band in action as they were “saying farewell to the U.K. in the only way that makes any sense — a nine-date tour,” the 13-track set saw the Stones debuting Sticky Fingers material before it was even available in stores.

“The band were on exceptional form for these shows,” reads the post, which promises that Mick Jagger‘s vocals are at “his menacing best” and boasts that the guitar interplay between Keith Richards and Mick Taylor is “both telepathic and full of dynamics” while Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman “underpin everything with their trademark rock solid rhythm section.” Meanwhile, the group’s sidemen add another dash of seasoning: “Bobby Keys and Jim Price had settled into their roles as the group’s resident horn section, and best of all Nicky Hopkins was playing piano with them onstage for the first time ever on an entire tour.”

The Leeds show was recorded by the BBC, and that broadcast formed the basis of the Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out! bootleg that’s been a longtime fan favorite, but in addition to freshly scrubbed sound, this new version also boasts a pair of tracks (“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Live With Me”) that weren’t originally aired. Check out the complete Live at Leeds track listing below, and watch for the Sticky Fingers reissue to arrive in stores on June 9.

Live at Leeds Track Listing
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
“Live With Me”
“Dead Flowers”
“Stray Cat Blues”
“Love in Vain”
“Midnight Rambler”
“Bitch”
“Honky Tonk Women”
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
“Little Queenie”
“Brown Sugar”
“Street Fighting Man”
“Let It Rock”

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