Still A Fool - The Rolling Stones - Black Box: Special Millennium Edition
Label: Yellow Dog Records - YD 046/47/48/2000 • Format: 4x, CD Unofficial Release, Compilation • Genre: Rock •
The Black Box. The "Black Box" title dates back to the working title and concept of "Metamorphosis" and Bill Wyman's original picks for the record which were:. This information is from the book: "The Rolling Stones an illustrated record Tu Sei Di Me - Various - Love Songs Roy Carr", two of the titles have been corrected.
Gold Painted Nails is an instrumental from the Satanic Majesties sessions. The Black Box title was picked-up by some enterprising types who used it on 70's vinyl releases that consisted of three LP's in none other than a black box. Arguably a stronger release than the Abkco issue. No Oldham orchestra tracks on these discs! The title surfaced again recently on a three CD issue in a black box. General information as follows:. This version is the millennium edition with bonus CD.
Comes with a simple booklet that only lists song titles and recording dates. Inlay photos on the CD's are great early shots of the band. The first CD of the set takes a look at the early Tellurium - Gas - Gas 0095 of the band with a retrospective of alternate takes and unreleased titles in excellent sound quality.
Spector and Mr. Gene Pitney. He says thank you at when Jagger mentions his name during his vocal piece of the song. Supposedly, rare acetates of this song were made for members of the band with "Between The Buttons" like cartoons on the labels drawn by Charlie Watts! Also covered live by the band on the BBC inand Still A Fool - The Rolling Stones - Black Box: Special Millennium Edition Ft. Worth, Texas, June 24, These songs were recorded at Chess Studios, Chicago, June, Recording session date: July-Sept.
Sort of a country feel to this, which didn't surface on record until High and Dry on "Aftermath" in Cabrio House - DJ ZigZag - The Beach Vol.One Recording date: July-Sept. A vocal demo recorded with session musicians. Recording date: Nov. The earliest Johnson influenced Stones song I have come across. Recorded in March, Out of place for a track.
It might have worked on "Between The Buttons". Only the backing vocals are present. Recorded in January, The second CD of the set covers the unreleased work of the late sixties. These are interesting tracks despite being instrumentals, because there is a great deal of production to be heard on these Pop efforts by a Rock 'n Roll band.
Vocal version on CD Keith's put a couple of pick slides on this that I hadn't noticed before. Play it backwards and see what happens! Recorded at Olympic studios, Spring, A Beggars Banquet session. Recorded at Elektra, Hollywood, Nov. Somewhere between the "Metamorphosis" version, and the Still A Fool - The Rolling Stones - Black Box: Special Millennium Edition Cooder "Performance" movie take.
This is probably the Olympic, take. A groove track! Some surface noise. This is the studio version of the Muddy Waters classic. Distorted vocal maybe through a harp mic.
Two of the songs are recorded from vinyl, but these tracks represent the early roots of The Rolling Return To Paradise (Mark De Clive-Lowe Remix) - Various - Verve // Remixed. Played live for the first time on the '95 European Tour. A jam with Keith experimenting with chord changes. At one point it starts sounding like the old. Best sounding version. There are also a few bars edited from Keith's solo.
Recorded at Olympic studios in June, A transitional song that reveals the influences of the Still A Fool - The Rolling Stones - Black Box: Special Millennium Edition . Gram Parsons' turning Keith on to the soul of country music, and open tunings that were prevalent in the Country Delta Blues. Even the Rock version of the song reflects the impact of working with Ry Cooder during the "Let It Bleed" sessions, and Keith's enduring preference for Open G tuning that followed.
Lot's of bass in the opening bars of the song. Minus the Merry Clayton vocal. Recorded at Olympic Studios in May-June, First surfaced on "Time Trip Vol. Possibly from a May-June session at Olympic in Taylor burns it up.
Also missing horn arrangements. Slow acoustic guitar version. First surfaced in the late 70's, but this has excellent clarity and corrected speed.
Recorded at Elektra studios in LA, Oct. Different mix, and harp solo at An Olympic Oct. A shorter version of the song. It's the familiar guitar restart album version. Hard to say whether this is a production error or a retake by Keith. There is a lot of vocal reverb at the beginning, and the slide guitar goes into a "wah" effect at the end.
A Muscle Shoals, Dec. Part of the work at this studio is documented in the "Gimme Shelter" movie. Order no. F Some of the fundamental tracks are inherited by later takes. Muscle Shoals, Dec. Sloppy production by the manufacturer of a take that is very similar to the album.
An Olympic, Oct. A different mix and take. Blues: The infamous let's make the last song we owe Decca a real good one! Recorded at Olympic in May, The origins and inspiration are explained by Marshall Chess in the opening 10 minutes of the movie with the same title.
Interestingly, the song was rehearsed at the Woodstock rehearsals in preparation of the US Tour. Was Jagger reminded of this song by a copy of an unauthorized recording purchased while in New York? He commented on unauthorized recordings at some length in an interview from the early 70's. That Mick Jagger blows a real mean harp man. It has a percussive scrape added during the chorus.
It is also found on several import re-issue LP's put out by Decca in the Seventies. Officially released in the Sixties on a 7" single with Picture Sleeve. Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Blue. There is an arpeggio versus strummed guitar accompaniment in the opening bars of the song. Ry Cooder shows up at with the alternate slide arrangement. This is closer to the demo version heard in the hotel room scene in the movie "Gimme Shelter".
There is noticeable vocal reverb added on this take. Complete with the Cooder slide and organ. One of the most compelling vocals she has ever recorded.
Maybe only second to Why D'ya Do It! This was Still A Fool - The Rolling Stones - Black Box: Special Millennium Edition included in early rare versions of "Beggars Banquet" issued in Japan.