STEEL WHEELS Sessions - Vol 01 (FP 102) - 2CDr

SAD SAD SAD
1a. Sad Sad Sad #1 (3’55) (TW) - very early version with early lyrics

Montserrat , Air Studios, 29.3-5.5 1989. Mixed at Olympic Sound Studios, London 15.5 - 29.6 1989

1b. Sad Sad Sad #1 (3’53) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,755%)

 

2a. Sad Sad Sad #2 (3’51) (DAC 057) - early version with finished lyrics

 

2b. Sad Sad Sad #2 (3’42) (reworked) minor sound reduction, increased the end by reworking the fade out

 

Note: Sad Sad Sad #3 - Steel Wheels-version

 

MIXED EMOTIONS

 

3a. Mixed Emotions #1 (3’12) (25x5) - video rehearsal-version, partial

 

3b. Mixed Emotions #1 (2’11) (reworked) only the musical snippets kept

 

4a. Mixed Emotions #2 (6’45) (TW) - very early version, with count-in by KR and early lyrics

 

4b. Mixed Emotions #2 (6’46) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,755%), the intro is from SODD

 

5a. Mixed Emotions #3 (6’29) (DAC 057) - early version, with finished lyrics and backing vocals

 

5b. Mixed Emotions #3 (6’29) (reworked)increased the end by reworking the fade out

 

Mixed Emotions #4 - different, slightly longer, mix with additional organ in intro; The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016-version
Mixed Emotions #5 - Steel Wheels-version
Mixed Emotions #6 - Edit version from #5
Mixed Emotions #7 - Chris Kimsey’s 12” Remix

 

TERRIFYING
6a. Terrifying #1 (5’09) (TW) - very early version with early lyrics, without trumpet, percussion and backing vocals

 

6b. Terrifying #1 (5’19) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,761% and a minor sound reduction), the intro is from SODD

 

7a. Terrifying #2 (5’44) (DAC 057) - early version with finished lyrics, trumpet, percussion and backing vocals

 

7b. Terrifying #2 (5’49) (reworked) decelerated by -2,375%, increased the end by reworking the fade out

 

Terrifying #3 - Steel Wheels-version
Terrifying #4 - 7" Remix Edit
Terrifying #5 - 12" Remix

 

HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT
8a. Hold On To Your Hat #1 (4’07) (TW) - early version, re-started twice

 

8b. Hold On To Your Hat #1 (4’06) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,755%)

 

9a. Hold On To Your Hat #2 (4’05) (DAC 057) - version I with additional piano

 

9b. Hold On To Your Hat #2 (4’06) (reworked) decelerated by -0,25%

 

Hold On To Your Hat #3 - Steel Wheels-version

 

HEARTS FOR SALE
10a. Hearts For Sale #1 (4’27) (SODD 095) - very early version, with count-in and very early lyrics

 

10b. Hearts For Sale #1 (4’32) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,755%), the intro is from SODD

 

11a. Hearts For Sale #2 (4’36) (DAC 057) - early version, with finished lyrics but without harmonica and backing vocals, different count-in

 

11b. Hearts For Sale #2 (4’36) (reworked) decelerated by -0,15%, increased the end by reworking the fade out

 

Hearts For Sale #3 - Steel Wheels-version

 

BLINDED BY LOVE
12a. Blinded By Love #1 (5’15) (SODD 095) - very early version, longer count-in, very early lyrics

 

12b. Blinded By Love #1 (5’15) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,75%)

 

13a. Blinded By Love #2 (5’12) (DAC 057) - early version, same backing instrumentation as #1 with new vocals and more finished lyrics and additional fiddle, organ and piano

 

13b. Blinded By Love #2 (5’14) (reworked) decelerated by -0,25%

 

Blinded By Love #3 - Steel Wheels-version

 

 

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STEEL WHEELS Sessions - Vol 02 (FP 103) - 2CDr

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
14a. Rock And A Hard Place #1 (3’31) (IU) - short early version, with count-in and very early lyrics; filmed for 25x5

Montserrat , Air Studios, 29.3-5.5 1989. Mixed at Olympic Sound Studios, London 15.5 - 29.6 1989

14b. Rock And A Hard Place #1 (3’33) (reworked) accelerated by 2,5%, treble added, last 10 seconds from OBR (after speed correction and sound upgrade)

 

15a. Rock And A Hard Place #2 (5’46) (SODD 095) - long early version, with count-in and very early lyrics

 

15b. Rock And A Hard Place #1a (5’45) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,75%)

 

16a. Rock And A Hard Place #3 (5’40) (DAC 057) - early version, with additional brass and backing vocals; under the working title 'Steel Wheels'

 

16b. Rock And A Hard Place #3 (5’39) (reworked) decelerated by -0,1%, minor noise reduction, increased the end by reworking the fade out

 

Rock And A Hard Place #4 - Steel Wheels-version
Rock And A Hard Place #5 - Edit
Rock And A Hard Place #6 - Dance Mix
Rock And A Hard Place #7 - Oh-Oh Hard Dub Mix
Rock And A Hard Place #8 - Michael Brauer Mix
Rock And A Hard Place #9 - Bonus Beats Mix
Rock And A Hard Place #10 - Rock Mix Edit

 

CAN’T BE SEEN
17a. Can’t Be Seen #1 (5’08) (SODD 095) - very early version with unfinished lyrics

 

17b .Can’t Be Seen #1 (5’08) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,775%), first second only from SODD

 

18a. Can’t Be Seen #2 (5’25) (DAC 057) - early version, with count-in and much more organ

 

18b. Can’t Be Seen #2 (5’25) (reworked) accelerated by +0,05%, minor noise reduction for the count-in

 

Can’t Be Seen #3 - Steel Wheels-version

 

ALMOST HEAR YOU SIGH
19a. Almost Hear You Sigh #3 (5’18) (SODD 095) - first known Stones-version, KR on lead vocals, very early lyrics

 

19b. Almost Hear You Sigh #3 (5’17) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,775%), first second only from SODD

 

20a. Almost Hear You Sigh #4 (4’50) (DAC 057) - KR on lead vocals, early lyrics, with additional acoustic guitar

 

20b. Almost Hear You Sigh #4 (4’48) (reworked) decelerated by -0,14%

 

Almost Hear You Sigh #1 & #2 are very early sessions from KR & Winos in Montreal (Summer 1987): because they aren’t Stones sessions I only added them to complete the «bonus tracks». See Part IV.
Almost Hear You Sigh #5 - Steel Wheels-version
Almost Hear You Sigh #6 - Radio Edit

 

CONTINENTAL DRIFT
21a. Continental Drift #1 (6’01) (SODD 095) - early instrumental version, without Moroccan overdubs, more percussion

 

21b. Continental Drift #1 (6’04) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel (decelerated by -0,25%) and TW in the right (accelerated by 0,5%)

 

22a. Continental Drift #2 (6’05) (DAC 057) - early version, with more keyboard, but less other overdubs (e.g. lacking the scratching bicycle sounds)

 

22b. Continental Drift #2 (6’06) (reworked) decelerated by -0,25%

 

Continental Drift #3 - Steel Wheels-version. Working sequences in Morocco can be found on the bonus (see Part IV, track n° 39b)

 

BREAK THE SPELL
23a. Break The Spell #1 (3’49) (SODD 095) - early version, with count-in, vocals buried in the mix, without dobro, organ or piano; under the working title 'Call Girl Blues'

 

23b. Break The Spell #1 (3’50) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,756%), 15 seconds intro from SODD

 

24a. Break The Spell #2 (3’51) (DAC 057) - early version with dobro, organ and piano, under the working title 'Call Girl Blues'

 

24b. Break The Spell #2 (3’52) (reworked) decelerated by -0,23%

 

Break The Spell #3 - Steel Wheels-version

 

SLIPPING AWAY
25a. Slipping Away #1 (5’22) (SODD 095) - early instrumental version, without horns

 

25b. Slipping Away #1 (5’23) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,75%), 5 last seconds from SODD

 

26a. Slipping Away #2 (5’36) (SODD 095) - early version with vocals by KR and backing singers only

 

26b. Slipping Away #2 (5’36) (reworked) minor noise reduction

 

Slipping Away #3 - Steel Wheels-version

 

 

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STEEL WHEELS Sessions - Vol 03 (FP 104) - 2CDr

FANCY MAN BLUES (B side from ‘Mixed Emotions’ EP)
27a. Fancy Man Blues #1 (5’46) (SODD 095) - early version, with less piano (which comes in later at 1’06)

Montserrat , Air Studios, 29.3-5.5 1989. Mixed at Olympic Sound Studios, London 15.5 - 29.6 1989

27b. Fancy Man Blues #1 (5’48) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,75%)

 

28a. Fancy Man Blues #2 (6’43) (DAC 057) - very similar to the released version, with early vocals

 

28b. Fancy Man Blues #2 (6’44) (reworked) decelerated by -0,25%, minor sound reduction in the intro

 

28c. Fancy Man Blues #3* (4’54) (reworked) GS 8 version decelerated by -0,08% (to be synchronized with the official version), fade out improved (4 more seconds as on the official version)

 

Fancy Man Blues #3 - Single-version
* this GS 8 version is the same recording as the official (#3) but the mix is a little different and the fade out is longer (4 more seconds)

 

COOK COOK BLUES (B side from ‘Rock And A Hard Place’ EP)
29a. Cook Cook Blues #1 (5’35) (DAC 111)- STU on piano, same as FP 063 (cf. Undercover sessions)

 

29b. Cook Cook Blues #1 (5’40) (reworked) decelerated by -1,58%, same as on FP 063

 

Cook Cook Blues #2 - Edit of version #1; Single-version

 

WISH I’D NEVER MET YOU (B side from ‘Terrifying’ EP)
30a. Wish I’d Never Met You (4’42) (GS 8) - same as the official version but with longer fade out.

 

30b. Wish I’d Never Met You (4’45) (reworked) GS 8 version accelerated by +0,27% (to be synchronized with the official version), fade out improved (5 more seconds as on the official version)

 

FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE
31a. For Your Precious Love#1 (6’24) (SODD 095) - a Jerry Butler, Arthur and Richard Brooks song; early version without piano and backing vocals

 

31b. For Your Precious Love#1 (6’24) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,75%), intro from SODD

 

32a. For Your Precious Love#2 (6’24) (DAC 057) - with additional piano and backing vocals

 

32b. For Your Precious Love#2 (6’25) (reworked), fade out reworked, minor noise reduction in the intro

 

GIVING IT UP
33a. Giving It Up#1 (5’26) (SODD 095) - ballad with MJ on vocals

 

33b. Giving It Up#1 (5’28) (reworked) mix of SODD in left channel (after accelerated by 0,76%), and TW in the right), intro from SODD, 5 last seconds from TW

 

See Part IV for Giving It up #2

 

HELLBOUND ON MY TRAIL
34a. Hellhound On My Trail (1’12) (OBR) - a Robert Johnson song; rehearsal

 

34b. Hellhound On My Trail (1’16) (reworked) decelerated by 6,5%, minor noise reduction

 

READY YOURSELF
35a. Ready Yourself #1 (3’36) (SODD 095) - KR on vocals

35b. Ready Yourself #1 (3’36) (reworked) mix of SODD 095 in left channel and TW in the right (after accelerated by 0,77% and a minor noise reduction), intro from SODD

36a. Ready Yourself #2 (3’37) (DAC 057) - instrumental backing track with additional piano and percussion

36b. Ready Yourself #2 (3’38) (reworked) decelerated by 0,126% to be synchronized with #1

ALMOST HEAR YOU SIGH (KR solo versions)
37a. Almost Hear You Sigh #1 (8’00) (GUD) - KR on vocals, very early version,

Summer 1987 sessions in Montreal

37b. Almost Hear You Sigh #1 (8’10) (reworked) vinyl crackles deleted, accelerated by 0,9% to be synchronized with TR 201, channel rebalanced (+20% to the right) and 19 first seconds from TR 201 (after a minor noise reduction)

 

38a. Almost Hear You Sigh #2 (8’37) (GUD)

 

38b. Almost Hear You Sigh #2 (8’41) (reworked) vinyl crackles deleted, channel rebalanced (+20% to the right), first second and 4 last seconds from TR 201 (after a minor noise reduction)

 

CONTINENTAL DRIFT (‘The Stones In Morocco’)
Recording of overdubs of Moroccan instruments (pipes, perc, dr) with the Master Musicians Of Joujouka feat. Bachir Attar.

Tangier, The Palace Of Ben Abbou 16-17.6 1989

39b - ‘The Stones In Morocco’ (6’38) (see below)
To finish this project, here is a selection of sequences taken from the BBC report 'The Stones in Morocco'.
This report can be found on the internet; especially the version posted by Deltics (R.I.P.) is a way of paying homage to him.

 

I have only kept the sequences where the Stones appear; where they are associated with the music and which differ from the official version.

 

Seq 1 (0 - 1'12): interview with MJ who presents the project

 

Seq 2 (1'12 - 3'25): percussion conducted by MJ

 

Seq 3 (3'25 - 4'00): excerpt with “bicycle bells sounds”

 

Seq 4 (4'00 - end): in the studio, mixing snippets, MJ playing with the percussionists and ending.

 

the recently appeared "Fully Finished" collection contains a title that matches these sessions. It's called "Giving It Up". As the "reworked" Vol. 3 cd is almost full and I don't want to remake all the covers, I decided to add this title at the end. I made a slightly improved version (40b) that you can place in the Vol 03a (original version)... if you want to keep it on cd-r!

 

40a. Giving It Up#2 (4’18) (Fully Finished) - more keyboards, shortened version

 

40b. Giving It up #2 (4’18) (reworked) channel equilibration (5% for left channel), minor treble addition, duplicated.*

 

* Because of the lack of space on cd n°2, this reworked version is added on cd n°1.

 

Hiding track #2 Almost Hear You Sigh (mix KR#4 & MJ version) 4'36

 

 

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