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Got Live If You Want It! (album)

Got Live If You Want It! is the first live album by British rock band The Rolling Stones. It was released in the US in late 1966. At the time, it was not released officially in the UK; instead, the British market had the 1965 EP release Got Live If You Want It!, from which the album's name derived. The album had been compiled as a result of a contractual obligation with US distributor London Records, and the band themselves were not happy with it. They consequently disowned it, arguing that Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1970) was their true live album debut.

The performances captured for Got Live If You Want It reportedly occurred on October 1 and 7, 1966 in Newcastle upon Tyne and Bristol while on their last UK tour for three years, despite the album's assertion that the recording hailed from the Royal Albert Hall. Although the band went into the studio later in October 1966 to correct audio imperfections, Got Live If You Want It! was deemed a lacklustre and ragged live document upon release. Furthermore, to fill out the album, both "Fortune Teller" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (which had an organ overdubbed) were unissued studio recordings overdubbed with screaming girls.

The album was issued in December, as the group were nearing the end of Between the Buttons' sessions. It reached #6 in the US in early 1967 and went gold. Decca Records UK released the LP as Have You Seen Your Mother Live! for import purposes, while King Records Japan released the same LP under the title Hits LIVE.

In August 2002 Got Live If You Want It! was reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records, for all markets.

Track listing

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Recording

  • Introduction by Long John Baldry
  • "Under My Thumb" – 2:54
    • October 1, 1966: City Hall, Newcastle upon tyne
  • "Get Off Of My Cloud" – 2:54
    • October 1, 1966: City Hall, Newcastle upon tyne
  • "Lady Jane" – 3:08
    • October 7, 1966: Colston Hall, Bristol
  • "Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly/Norman Petty) – 2:04
    • October 7, 1966: Colston Hall, Bristol
  • "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (Otis Redding/Jerry Butler) – 2:55
  • "Fortune Teller" (Naomi Neville) – 1:57
  • "The Last Time" – 3:08
    • October 1, 1966: City Hall, Newcastle upon tyne
  • "19th Nervous Breakdown" – 3:31
    • October 1, 1966: City Hall, Newcastle upon tyne
  • "Time Is on My Side" (Norman Meade) – 2:49
    • October 1, 1966: City Hall, Newcastle upon tyne
  • "I'm Alright" (Nanker Phelge) – 2:27
    • March 5-7, 1965, October 7, 1966: Regal Theatre, London, Empire Theatre, Liverpool, or Palace Theatre, Manchester; Colston Hall, Bristol
  • "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow?" – 2:19
    • October 7, 1966: Colston Hall, Bristol
  • "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – 3:05
    • October 7, 1966: Colston Hall, Bristol

Personnel

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1967 Billboard Pop Albums 6

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