Recorded during their American tour in late 1969 and centered around live versions of material from the Beggars Banquet-Let It Bleed era, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! is often acclaimed as one of the top live rock albums of all time, although its appeal has dimmed a little today. The live versions are reasonably different from the studio ones, but ultimately not as good, a notable exception being the long workout of "Midnight Rambler," with extended harmonica solos and the unforgettable section where the pace slows to a bump-and-grind crawl. Some Stones aficionados, in fact, prefer a bootleg from the same tour (Liver Than You'll Ever Be, to which this album was unleashed in response), or their amazing the-show-must-go-on performance in the jaws of hell at Altamont (preserved in the Gimme Shelter film). Fans who are unconcerned with picky comparisons such as these will still find Ya-Ya's an outstanding album, and it's certainly the Stones' best official live recording.
Performance CreditsRolling Stones Primary Artist
Mick Jagger Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Mick Taylor Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Watts Drums
Bill Wyman Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Keith Richards Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Ian Stewart Piano,Keyboards
Technical CreditsRolling Stones Producer,Audio Production
David P. Bailey Cover Photo
Glyn Johns Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Robert "P-Nut" Johnson Composer
Iris Keitel Repackaging Art Direction
Mick McKenna Tape Archivist
Steve Rosenthal Archives Coordinator
Gus Skinas Engineer
Alisa Ritz Repackaging Art Direction
Lenne Allik Concept
Nicole Monea Design Production Assistant
Jody H. Klein Reissue Producer
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Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (Remastered) based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
"Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out" is the absolute definitive Rolling Stones live album. It features 10 great songs culled from a Madison Square Garden concert from the tumultous 1969 concert tour that culminated with the infamous Altamont. Among the best performances on the album are "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Love In Vain" and "Carol". "Sympathy For The Devil" has a makeover here, with the samba beat on the original replaced loud guitars with two scorching solos by Mick Taylor and Keith Richards. Their performance of "Midnight Rambler" is 9 minutes and 4 seconds long, and it doesnt't lose heat for a second. Berry's "Little queenie" is performed superbly, with a chugging melody that reminds me of The Beatles' "Get Back". "Honky Tonk Women" grooves thanks to funky guitar riffs. The flame-enveloped "Street Fighting Man" closes the album. Now's the time to get yer ya-ya's out once again.
This is a classic Stones live album. It has some Great cuts. The only problem is that it feels short as there are only 10 songs and in this CD age they really need to add another 10. But it is what it is and it's certainly worth owning.
This set is clearly a key piece of music history and soon will become a very sought after collectors set. many who heard them know the great songs and all of the fun to be had with them . The songs bring back memories and it is a great time in music . Enjoy it now like you are hearing it for the first time again.