The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Keith Richards (vocals, guitar); Ron Wood (vocals, guitar, bass); Bill Wyman (bass); Charlie Watts (drums).
Additional personnel: Ian Stewart (piano); Billy Preston (keyboards); Ollie Brown (percussion).
Engineers: Eddie Kramer, Keith Harwood, Ron Nevison.
Recorded live in Paris, France and Toronto, Canada in 1976-1977.
All tracks digitally remastered.
By the time the Rolling Stones got around to issuing the third live album of their career, 1977's LOVE YOU LIVE, the legendary band had reinvented itself from a dangerous and sleazy rock & roll group to a more polished arena rock outfit. That said, the group was going through one of the rockiest and most uncertain periods of its lengthy career; Keith Richards had just been busted for heroin possession in Canada with the threat of a long prison sentence hanging over his head, new member Ron Wood was still finding his niche in the band, and Mick Jagger appeared more concerned with jet-setting.
So it's a pretty impressive accomplishment that the Stones could present such a fun and spirited performance as the one featured on LOVE YOU LIVE (taped at a rare club appearance at Toronto's famed El Macombo). Though not exactly in league with one of rock's all-time great live sets, 1969's GET YER YA YA'S OUT, LOVE YOU LIVE contains many highlights, such as the funky "Hot Stuff," the Richards-sung "Happy," several blues covers that kick off disc two ("Mannish Boy," Chuck Berry's "Around and Around," etc.) and an awesome, album-closing triple punch of "Brown Sugar," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and "Sympathy for the Devil."
- Intro: Fanfare For The Common Man
- Honky Tonk Woman (Live)
- If You Can't Rock Me/ Get Off of My Cloud
- Hot Stuff
- Star, Star
- Tumbling Dice
- Fingerprint File
- You Gotta Move
- You Can't Always Get What You Want
- Mannish Boy
- Crackin' Up
- Little Red Rooster
- Around And Around
- It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
- Brown Sugar
- Jumpin' Jack Flash