Now also available on vinyl (formerly as a download-only): The charity-EP in aid of Cancer Awareness Trust with Ronnie Wood on guitar on three of the four mixes. Lead-singer is Sinead O'Connor, Imelda May is on backing vocals, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd plays drums and Brian Eno provides some keyboard sounds. More info here.
12"-single by Evamore 'One More Yard' (Evamore Records EVEP002).
Keith Richards re-released his Christmas-single Run Rudolph Run (first released on a 7" in 1978) as a limited edition 12" for Black Friday. Its original B-side The Harder They Come and his collaboration with Toots & The Maytals Pressure Drop are the two other tracks on the vinyl. Pressure Drop gets its first (regular) physical release here. All songs are credited to be remixed by Steve Jordan, but it's hard to make out differences to the original mixes. More info here.
12"-single by Keith Richards 'Run Rudolph Run/The Harder They Come/Pressure Drop' (Mindless Records/BMG 4050538426830).
Newest edition in the From The Vaults-series is the complete video/audio of Miami 25.11.94. This was officially only available in parts by now (hence the title). The picture quality is disappointing, the audio is okay, but this time not remixed by Bob Clearmountain (for a change). DVD-bonus tracks are five songs from East Rutherford/New Jersey from August 14, 1994. Available here.
DVD (or bluray) + 2 CD's by The Rolling Stones 'Voodoo Lounge Uncut' (Eagle Vision EAGDV101).
A nicely packaged 2-CD compilation of blues standards with cover artwork by Ronnie Wood and tracks allegedly handpicked by The Rolling Stones themselves. Unfortunately the tracklist is a collection of the most well known blues standards, which are undoubtedly great, but probably already in everyone's collection. So this aims more on newbies. Good thing: 10% of the net receipts of the album will be donated to Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation. Available here.
2 CD's by Various Artists 'Confessin' The Blues' (BMG BMGCAT155CD).
The 6-CD Deluxe Edition of Dylan's new bootleg series (with Blood On The Tracks-outtakes) includes two takes (takes 2-3, remake 2) of Meet Me In The Morning with banter between Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger. MJ visited Dylan in the nearby studio on September 19, 1974 in New York City, after he supervised the mixing of some Stones live-tracks for an upcoming KBFH-broadcast. Available here.
6 CD's by Bob Dylan 'More Blood, More Tracks - The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Deluxe Edition)' (Columbia Records 19075858962).
A new boxset of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown's eponymous debut-album, released for its 50th anniversary, includes the complete BBC-session of April 8, 1968, with Ronnie Wood doing the bass duties. Two of the four tracks (Child Of My Kingdom and I Put A Spell On You) weren't officially released by now. More info here.
3 CD's & 1 LP by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown 'The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition' (Cherry Red Records CRUS001BX).
This new charity download-only EP in aid of Cancer Awareness Trust has Ronnie Wood on guitar on three of the four mixes. Lead-singer is Sinead O'Connor, Imelda May is on backing vocals, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd plays drums and Brian Eno provides some keyboard sounds. Available here.
Download-EP by Evamore 'One More Yard' (Evamore Records).
This book from late 2017, which I never covered here before, is a joint venture of two authors who already did Stones books on their own: Steve Appleford ("It's Only Rock'n Roll") and Glenn Crounch ("Treasures Of The Rolling Stones"). This book is like a merge of their two previous books, listing the Stones records chronologically and review every song on it up to A Bigger Bang. Hardcover, 192 pages. Available here.
Book by Glenn Crouch & Steve Appleford 'Kings Of Rock 'N' Roll' (Carlton Books Ltd. - ISBN: 978-1-78739-008-9).
This book was first advertised as coming with two additional DVD's, but the copy which I got came with a different cover and no DVD's. Maybe it's already second edition, although I never heard of anyone having the version with the DVD's. Maybe this project never came to light as first intended. The book itself is the average photo book with a basic Stones-story inbetween pics. It comes in a hardcover with 112 pages and is only recommended to completists. Available here.
Book by Michael O'Neill 'Rebellion's Children' (Danann Publishing Ltd. - ISBN: 978-0-9931813-5-1).
This CD was already released in Spring 2017 (see news entry of May 1, 2017) through the website of the makers. Now the album gets a wider distribution and the second edition includes another interesting track (besides MJ doing harmonica and backing vocals for Buddy Guy's version of Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo): KR added a guitar overdub to Jimmy Burns' version of Beast Of Burden. That's the good news. The bad news is that you might have to purchase the album again. Available here.
CD by Various Artists 'Chicago Plays The Stones' (Raisin' Music Records).
The Japansese version of the new From The Vault-release (two weeks in advance to worldwide distribution) was recorded live in San Jose, California, April 19, 1999 and comes with two Japan-only bonus tracks recorded on the day after (April 20, 1999): Gimme Shelter and Moonlight Mile. Available here.
DVD (or bluray) & CD-set by The Rolling Stones 'From The Vault - No Security San Jose 99' (Eagle Vision/Universal Music UIXY-75006 -Japan).
This heavy and expensive boxset comprises all Stones studio albums from Sticky Fingers to Blue And Lonesome. All but Blue & Lonesome were newly remastered and strangely the engineers used a slighly different version of the Steel Wheels-track Mixed Emotions (with an audible organ in the intro of the song). This version is only on the vinyl, not available via the downloading files, which come (via a personal code) with this boxset. Available here.
20 LP-boxset by The Rolling Stones 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016' (Polydor Records 0602557974867).
The new album of Buddy Guy has guest appearances by Mick Jagger (harmonica on You Did The Crime) and Keith Richards (together with Jeff Beck on guitars on Cognac). With or without Stones-participation - this is good music! Available here.
CD by Buddy Guy 'The Blues Is Alive And Well' (Silvertone Records 19075812472).
This DVD/bluray about the life and times of Jeff Beck includes a new Ronnie Wood-interview and some vintage Jeff Beck Group-footage. Available here.
DVD/bluray by Jeff Beck 'Still On The Run - The Jeff Beck Story' (Eagle Rock Entertainment).
Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor compiled a new 15-track Rhythm Kings studio album from leftovers ("previously overlooked and unheard gems"). Most interesting from a historical point of view are two tracks from March 1987 (with Nicky Hopkins on piano!) which preceed the formation of The Rhythm Kings and could therefore be considered as Willie And The Poor Boys-recordings (for a shelved second album?). Available here.
CD by Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings 'Studio Time' (Edsel Records EDSL0019).
When the Small Faces and the Faces were inducted into the Rock'n Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2012 Ronnie Wood played three tracks with Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones (with Mick Hucknall as singer) during the induction ceremony in Cleveland. Two of these (Ooh La La & Stay With Me) plus one song with RW participating in the closing jam (Higher Ground by The Red Hot Chili Peppers) were now released in the US as an official download. Available here.
Download-album by Various Artists 'Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame In Concert 2012 & 2013' (Time Life Music).
Also released on Record Store Day was this live recording of the Dickey Betts Band, who had a cast of guests on their show at NYC's Lonestar Roadhouse on November 1, 1988, incl. Mick Taylor on guitar on the two songs Spoonful and Southbound. Other guests are Rick Derringer, Jack Bruce and Warren Haynes. Available here.
LP by Dickey Betts 'Live At The Lone Star Roadhouse' (Rock Beat Records ROC-3420).
Record Store Day brought us a rare 7" by Led Zeppelin with yet another mix of Rock And Roll (with Stu on piano). Here he is unfortunately less audble than in the other two available mixes of this great track.
7" single by Led Zeppelin 'Rock And Roll (Sunset Sound Mix) b/w Friends (Olympic Studios Mix)' (Rhino/Atlantic R7-566332).