Early Stones lps -US vs UK?
- After picking up a copy of the Crawdaddy Book last weekend and reading
through its contemporary reviews I wound up buying the Rolling Stones
Got Live If You WAnt It, (think I'd had this before and not really
listened to it since I had it as a 2fer with Get Yer Yayas) which was
Having bought that I'd like to get the rest of the early stuff by the
band. I'm just wondering how the US lps (which are available locally in
HMV) compare to the original UK versions(which aren't).
Has occurred to me that most garage rock bands would be more influenced
by the US versions though it was the UK ones that were put together as
lps originally. (though not neccessarily by the Stones themselves which
complicates things a bit further).
Do the US lps hang together well as lps? Should I grab the copies that
are available locally? Or wait for the full UK versions t0o turn up?
Np Spoils of WAr Walk In, Walk Out
- As of late, both US and UK versions are availabe in updated CD/SACD versions, and all sound
prtety good. Personally, I find a mix of the early Stones US vs UK does it; the UK versions are
usually better--something like Aftermath, for instance--but then, there ARE those US only
LPs like "12x5" and they're the only way to get those familiar music combos.
The other thing is,on many of the eariiest records you're better off with well-mixed, vital
mono than with badly-conceived stereo, which says something for the "Singles Collection:
The London Years" set of hits and B-sides as part of your early Stones mix.