THE ROLLING STONES - THE GENUINE BLACK BOX 1961 - 1974
(Scorpio)

LINEAGE:
Original Scorpio CDs -> WAV (EAC v. 0.95 beta 4 - secure, Offset "actual") -> FLAC (flacfrontend, level 6) -> You

DATE:
Various studio outtakes and radio performances from 1961 to 1974.

QUALITY:
For the most; Excellent Stereo soundboard. Of course there's a couple of excepetions.

PERFORMANCE:
Performance? What a silly question!
The best R&R band on the peak of their game.....? Good grief - of course there's no "performance" rating. This is what R&R was made of....after Elvis and Chuck Berry.

COMMENTS:
This is a MUST-HAVE! It features some nuggests, never available before, like "Johnny B. Goode" from 1962 - and also some other gems, which you can discover for yourself. Anyway....this compilation is real awesome for even the "common fan" as it features the BEST outtakes of the Rolling Stones of their first 13 years.
I'm not saying that ALL songs comes from best possible sources, but most of them do.

COMMENTS #2:
I'm sharing this expensive box-set. Hope there's someone who will appreciate it.
Please don't put it up elsewhere, unless you keep ALL the files intact.

COMMENTS #3:
I haven't cross-checked all the "dates" listed in the tracklisting below (and also the booklet(s). Most of them appear to be correct though. A couple of exceptions of course.....for instance "Loving Cup" on the last disc is the "Montreux promo video version", not a real "outtake". Of course only the vocals are different, compared to the studio version.

COMMENTS #4:
The last track on disc 5; that exact version of "Silver Train" is one of the greatest RS outtakes I know.


TRACKLIST: (obs: haven't cross-checked the dates listed in the booklet, but most of them appear to be correct)

DISC 1 (THE REBELS ARRIVE) :

01. ON YOUR WAY TO SCHOOL [aka "WEE BABY BLUES"] (1961.12 Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys first demo session)
02. JOHNNY B. GOODE (1962.1 Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys second demo session)
03. LITTLE QUEENIE (1962.1 Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys second demo session)
04. BEAUTIFUL DELILAH (1962.1 Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys second demo session)
05. YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY THE COVER (1962.10.27 first Rolling stones studio recording session)
06. BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY (1963.3.11 IBC Studios)
07. DIDDLEY DADDY (1963.3.11 IBC Studios)
08. HONEY, WHATíS WRONG? (1963.3.11 IBC Studios)
09. ROADRUNNER (1963.3.11 IBC Studios)
10. I WANT TO BE LOVED (1963.3.11 IBC Studios)
11. FORTUNE TELLER (take 1) (1963.7.9 Decca Studios from Saturday Club)
12. POISON IVY (1963.7.16 Decca Studios with guiro)
13. FORTUNE TELLER (take 2) (1963.7.9 Decca Studios without harmonica)
14. GO HOME, GIRL (1963.11.14 De Lane Lea Studios)
15. COME ON (1963.9.23 BBC Saturday Club)
16. MEMPHIS TENNESSEE (1963.9.23 BBC Saturday Club)
17. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN (1963.9.23 BBC Saturday Club)
18. IT SSHOULD BE YOU (1963.11.20-21 Regent Sound Studios)
19. LEAVE ME ALONE (1963.11.20-21 Regent Sound Studios)
20. MY ONLY GIRL [aka "THAT GIRL BELONGS TO YESTERDAY] (1963.11.20-21 Regent Sound Studios)
21. NOT FADE AWAY (1964.1.10 Regent Sound Studios)
22. ANDREW'S BLUES (1964.2.3-4 Regent Sound Studios)
23. MR. SPECTOR & MR. PITNEY CAME TOO (1964.2.3-4 Regent Sound Studios)
24. WAKE UP IN THE MORNING [aka "RICE KRISPIES JINGLE"] (1964.2.6 PYE Studios)
25. TELL ME (YOU'RE COMING BACK) (1964.2.24-25 Regent Sound Studios 2.52 version)
26. AS TIME GOES BY (1964.3.11 De Lane Lea Studios)
27. AINíT THAT LOVING YOU BABY (1964.10.8 BBC Rhythm & Blues)
28. COPS & ROBBERS (1964.3.19 Blues In Rhythm)
29. IíM MOVING ON (1964.4.10 The Joe Loss Pop Show)
30. BEAUTIFUL DELILAH (1964.4.13 BBC Saturday Club)
31. DONíT LIE TO ME (1964.5.12 Regent Sound Studios)
32. REELINí & ROCKINí (1964.6.11 Chess Studios)
33. 2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE (1964.6.11 Chess Studios Long version from Around And Around)


DISC 2 (SHAKE, HOLLER & RUN) :

01. HIGH HEELED SNEAKERS (1964.6.11 Chess Studios)
02. STEWED & KEEFED (1964.6.10 Chess Studios)
03. LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE (1964.6.11 Chess Studios from Decemberís Children)
04. TELL ME BABY, HOW MANY TIMES? (1964.6.11 Chess Studios)
05. MEET ME IN THE BOTTOM (1964.6.11 Chess Studios)
06. CRACKIN' UP (1964.7.17 BBC Top Gear))
07. CONGRATULATIONS (1964.5.12 Regent Sound Studios from 12X5)
08. TIME IS ON MY SIDE (1964.6.24-26 Regent Sound Studios with organ intro from 12X5)
09. TRY A LITTLE HARDER (1964.6.29-7.7? Regent Sound Studios and Decca Studios)
10. SOME THINGS JUST STICK IN YOUR MIND (1964.6.29-7.7 Regent Sound Studios and Decca Studios)
11. HEART OF STONE (1964.7.21-23 Regent Sound Studios)
12. BLUE TURNS TO GREY (1964.8.31-9.4 Regent Sound Studios and Decca Studios with female backing vocals)
13. WEíRE WASTING TIME (1964.8.31-9.4 Regent Sound Studios and Decca Studios with guitar solo)
14. (WALKING THRU' THE) SLEEPY CITY (1964.8.31-9.4 Regent Sound Studios and Decca Studios)
15. EACH AND EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR (1964.8.31-9.4 Regent Sound Studios and Decca Studios with female backing vocals)
16. IíD MUCH RATHER BE WITH THE BOYS (1965.2 Decca Studios with guitar solo)
17. WE WERE FALLING IN LOVE (1964.9.28-29 Regent Sound Studios)
18. SURPRISE, SURPRISE (1964.9.28-29 Regent Sound Studios from Fourteen)
19. SUZIE Q (1964.9.28-29 Regent Sound Studios from The Rolling Stones No.2)
20. EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE I (1964.11.2 RCA Studios from The Rolling Stones, Now!)
21. GOODBYE GIRL (1964.11.8 Chess Studios)
22. MERCY, MERCY (1964.11.8 Chess Studios)
23. KEY TO THE HIGHWAY (1964.11.8 Chess Studios)
24. IíVE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG (1965.5.11-12 RCA Studios from More Hot Rocks)
25. OH BABY (WE GOT A GOOD THING GOINí) (1965.8.20 BBC Saturday Club)
26. THE SPIDER AND THE FLY (1965.8.20 BBC Saturday Club)
27. FANNY MAE (1965.8.20 BBC Saturday Club)
28. LOOKING TIRED (1965.9.6 RCA Studios)
29. CON LE MIE LACRIME (1966.3.15 Regent Sound Studios without harpsichord)
30. OUT OF TIME (1966.4.27-30 PYE Studios)


DISC 3 (LIVING IN THE STONE AGE) :

01. 19th NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (1965.12.3-8 RCA Studios)
02. HAVE YOU SEEN Your MOTHER, BABY, STANDING IN THE SHADOW? I (1966.8.31-9.2 IBC Studios backing track)
03. GET YOURSELF TOGETHER I (1966.8.3-8.11 RCA Studios)
04. HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR MOTHER, BABY, STANDING IN THE SHADOW? II (1966.8.31-9.2 IBC Studios piano intro)
05. IF YOU LET ME (1966.3.6-9 RCA Studios)
06. YESTERDAYíS PAPERS (1966.8.3-11 RCA Studios)
07. SOMETIMES HAPPY, SOMETIMES BLUE (aka "DANDELION") (1966.11.8-26 Olympic Sound Studios and PYE Studios)
08. GET YOURSELF TOGETHER II (1966.11.8-26 Olympic Sound Studios and PYE Studios)
09. WE LOVE YOU (1967.6.12-13 Olympic Sound Studios)
10. COSMIC CHRISTMAS (1967.10.16,21,23 Olympic Sound Studios)
11. 2000 LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME (1967.8.10-9.7 Olympic Sound Studios)
12. GOLD PAINTED NAILS (1967.10.16,21,23 Olympic Sound Studios)
13. DID EVERYBODY PAY THEIR DUES? (1968.3.17-4.3 Olympic Sound Studios)
14. CHILD OF THE MOON I (1968.3.17-4.3 Olympic Sound Studios from More Hot Rocks?)
15. JIGSAW PUZZLE (1968.7.7-25 Olympic Sound Studios)
16. PARACHUTE WOMAN (1968.3.17-4.3 Olympic Sound Studios)
17. JUMPING JACK FLASH (1968.4.20 Olympic Sound Studios)
18. HIGHWAY CHILD (1968.2 Redlands?)
19. STRAY CAT BLUES (1968.3.17-4.3 Olympic Sound Studios)
20. FAMILY I (1968.5.13-23 Olympic Sound Studios)
21. BLOOD RED WINE (1968.5.13-23 Olympic Sound Studios)
22. NO EXPECTATIONS (1968.5.13-23 Olympic Sound Studios)
23. DEAR DOCTOR (take 1) (1968.5.13-23 Olympic Sound Studios)
24. MEMO FROM TURNER I (1968.11.17 Olympic Sound Studio)


DISC 4 (IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE DEVIL) :

01. CHILD OF THE MOON II (1968.3.17-4.3 Olympic Sound Studios backing track)
02. PRODIGAL SON (1968.5.13-23 Olympic Sound Studios)
03. FAMILY II (1968.6.28 Olympic Sound Studios)
04. STILL A FOOL (1968.5.13-23 Olympic Sound Studios)
05. GIVE ME A HAMBURGER TO GO (aka "STUCK OUT ALL ALONE") (1968.5.13-23 Olympic Sound Studios)
06. MEMO FROM TURNER II (1968.11.17 Olympic Sound Studios)
07. AND I WAS A COUNTRY BOY (1969.2.10-3.31 Olympic Sound Studios)
08. SISTER MORPHINE I (1968.5.13-23 Olympic Sound Studios)
09. YOU GOT THE SILVER (1969.2.10-3.31 Olympic Sound Studios Mick Jagger on lead vocals)
10. GIMME SHELTER (1969.2.10-3.31 Olympic Sound Studios Keith Richards on lead vocals)
11. HONKY TONK WOMEN (1969.2.10-3.31 Olympic Sound Studios)
12. SISTER MORPHINE II (1969.2.10-3.31 Olympic Sound Studios)
13. LOVING CUP I (1969.4.17-7.2 Olympic Sound Studios)
14. JIVING SISTER FANNY (1969.4.17-7.2 Olympic Sound Studios)
15. DOWNTOWN SUZIE (1969.4.17-7.2 Olympic Sound Studios)
16. IíM GOING DOWN (1969.10.17-26 Sunset Studios & 10.28-11.2 Elektra Studios)
17. I DONíT KNOW WHY (1969.4.17-7.2 Olympic Sound Studios)
18. COUNTRY HONK (1969.4.17-7.2 Olympic Sound Studios)
19. ALL DOWN THE LINE I (1969.10.17-26 Sunset Studios & 10.28-11.2 Elektra Studios acoustic version)


DISC 5 (LIFE ON THE RUN) :

01. GET A LINE ON YOU (1970.8.7 Olympic Sound Studios)
02. HILLSIDE BLUES [aka "I DON'T KNOW THE REASON WHY"] (1969.10.17-26 Sunset Studios & 10.28-11.2 Elektra Studios)
03. WILD HORSES (1969.12.4? Olympic Sound Studios)
04. COCKSUCKER BLUES (1970.3-5 Olympic Sound Studios & Newbury, Stargroves)
05. DEAD FLOWERS (1969.12.9 Olympic Sound Studios)
06. DANCING IN THE LIGHT (1970.3-5 Olympic Sound Studios & Newbury, Stargroves)
07. SHAKE YOUR HIPS (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)
08. LEATHER JACKET (1970.6.16-7.27 Olympic Sound Studios)
09. STOP BREAKING DOWN (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)
10. SHINE A LIGHT (1970.6.16-7.27 Olympic Sound Studios)
11. SWEET VIRGINIA (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)
12. WHO AM I? (1970.6.16-7.27 Olympic Sound Studios)
13. GOOD TIME WOMAN (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)
14. SWAY (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)
15. BITCH (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)
16. TRAVELIN' MAN (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)
17. BROWN SUGAR (1970.12.18 Olympic Sound Studios with Eric Clapton)
18. SILVER TRAIN (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)


DISC 6 (FOR NOW, SO LONG) :

01. LET IT ROCK (1971.3.13 Live at Leeds University, Stereo)
02. I'M NOT SIGNIFYING (1971.7 & 10.14-11.2 Villefranche, France, Villa Nellcote)
03. POTTED SHRIMP (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)
04. SO DIVINE [aka "ALADDIN STORY"] (1970.10.17-31 Newbury, Stargloves & Olympic Sound Studios)
05. LOVING CUP II (1971.12.4-19 Sunset Studios)
06. ALL DOWN THE LINE II (1971.12.4-19 Sunset Studios)
07. I DON'T CARE (1972.3.28 Sunset Studios)
08. EXILE ON MAIN STREET BLUES (1972.3.28 Sunset Studios)
09. WINTER (1972.11.25-30 & 12.6-21 Dynamic Sound Studios
10. CRISS-CROSS MAN (1972.11.25-30 & 12.6-21 Dynamic Sound Studios)
11. SEPERATELY (1972.11.25-30 & 12.6-21 Dynamic Sound Studios)
12. THROUGH THE LONELY NIGHTS (1972.11.25-30 &12.6-21 Dynamic Sound Studios)
13. DANCING WITH MR. D. (1973.4.28-5 Island Recording Studios)
14. 100 YEARS AGO (1973.4.28-5 Island Recording Studios)
15. HIDE YOUR LOVE (1973.4.28-5 Island Recording Studios)
16. TOO MANY COOKS (1973.12 The Record Plant)
17. DRIFT AWAY (1974.1.14-28 Musicland Studios)
18. LIVING IN THE HEART OF LOVE (1974.1.14-28 Musicland Studios)
19. IF YOU CAN'T ROCK ME (1974.4.10-15 Newbury, Stargloves, Mobile Studio & 5.20-25 Island Recording Studios)
20. ĎTILL THE NEXT GOODBYE (1974.4.10-15 Newbury, Stargloves, Mobile Studio & 5.20-25 Island Recording Studios)