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Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Rolling Stones-Satanic Sessions 8 CD Set and the brilliance of Brian Jones
It's the 40th Anniversary of Brian Jones mysterious death,and I just came across this set,and think it's fabulous sounding.Crisp clear studio outtakes, and several versions of songs we all know and love: versions of : Jigsaw Puzzle, 2000 Light Years From Home,Citadel, We Love You, Child Of The Moon, She's A Rainbow, The Lantern, Sing This All Together, Gomper, 2000 Man. Plus some working song titles: Gold Painted Nails, Majesties Honky Tonk, In Another Land Chorus, Soul Blues, Blues # 3, Five Part Jam, all of these are clearly songs they're still trying to work up into the album. A lot of critics thought maybe the band was just trying to compete with The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper,but from listening to this, this is just another record with a variety of ideas, and songs, perhaps it was an attempt at making a story or trying to string songs together to make a themed album. It was actually slated to be released before the Beatles album,but courts,drug busts and other things kept them out of the studio,and made it that harder to make cohesive album. Still, this is cool,and you feel like a fly on the wall getting a chance to hear how they make songs. Complete with artwork,fronts/backs with detailed take numbers, and song titles, enjoy! Volume 1 Disc 1