Wednesday, 22 August 2012

#77 THE ROLLING STONES - Leeds University 1971 (Flac)

This was reseeded recently on a torrent site. I missed the original upload but have compared this recently to Live In Leeds, Get Your Leeds Lungs Out, the fake stereo version and various remasters and can say that this has the edge over them all. It has less compression and clearer sound quality. One of the most famous Stones boots and a great performance, just listen to Midnight Rambler.

Cleaning the polluted waters with source material!

The Rolling Stones
March 13, 1971
Refectory @ University Of Leeds
Leeds, England

Source: Soundboard Analog Reel To Reel
Lineage: Reel To Reel Master>CDR>CDR>WAV(16 bit/44.1kHz)>
FLAC(16 bit/44.1kHz)

Mastering Information: CDR ripped to WAV with Exact Audio Copy. Wave Files
converted to FLAC (level 8) using FLAC Frontend.

Running Time: 54:30

1. Dead Flowers
2. Stray Cat Blues
3. Love In Vain
4. Midnight Rambler
5. Bitch
6. Band Introductions
7. Honky Tonk Women
8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
9. Little Queenie
10. Brown Sugar
11. Street Fighting Man
12. Let It Rock [omitted due to being officially released]

Original transfer from analog master reel to CDR was done circa 1997. This
conversion to FLAC was done in June 2009.
No equalization or sound manipulation has been done to this recording.

Link Removed: Officially released on 'Sticky Fingers' Super Deluxe Edition - May 25, 2015


  1. password for this is:

  2. Tnx but Part 2 is a repeat of Part 1!


  3. Thank you very much for sharing this gem! In my opinion, this is one of their most laid back performances of their career, which is a remarkable and interesting difference from their (latter) hyperactive rocking performances. Very nice recording as well. Replaced my somewhat compressed version with yours. Thanks again!

  4. Can anyone confirm if part 1 and part 2 have the same tracks. I know they are labelled the same (my mistake)

  5. no. they are different tracks to equal whole show. part 2 needs password. First part does not. After downloading my file indicated that both parts were duplicates of the same download, but its not the case. It is not the same songs in the downloads. they are different and together equal the complete show.

  6. I renamed the files 1 & 2 and extracted them both in one map. Worked fine, all the songs are there.

  7. part 1 - tracks 1-4 - 164 MB (172,027,039 bytes)
    part 2 - tracks 5-11 - 168 MB (176,389,648 bytes)

  8. Thanks everyone for replying, it was just a labelling mistake on my part. All music files are included, you can find "Let It Rock" on the Stones singles box set and the compilation album "Rarities 1971–2003"

  9. Wow, thanks so much! I've been looking for a good recording of some Taylor-era Stones forever, and this looks promising.

    This is a truly beautiful blog and I can't say enough how much I appreciate your work. Making the world a better place, without a doubt.

    Hey, was wondering if you have:

    a) any Who (particularly the Swansea show, 1976-06-12, or Largo, 1973-12-04)

    b) Dylan from the '78 tour, with his "grand ballad" version of "Tangled Up In Blue". (That was the same tour tour that "At Budokan" was from.)

    I'll post at the Cat Power Peel Sessions page with a suggestion for torrenting.


  10. It's more than promising I'm sure you'll like it.
    Thanks for your praise about the blog makes it all more worth-while.
    As for the Who I just have the Prof Stoned soundboards, the famous Fillmore and Amsterdam shows from the late 60's, one of which will appear here at a later date.
    Dylan '78 is a gap in my collection but you should be able to pick the Dylan track / shows up on the Hunger City tracker

  11. Hi, I've just discovered your great blog today and downloaded this cd! Quality is great and the links are still active, just great!
    Would like more Rolling Stones, maybe the Prof Stoned works or anything, please!

  12. Did anyone know that in Bill Wyman's book, he has listed all songs played at each concert and that Leeds had 15 songs, not 12 as everyone seems to think?

  13. Bill Wyman's book lists all songs played at each tour and 15 songs were played at Leeds. Anyone else know about this? We have the book here!

  14. I remember reading that some songs were cut from the broadcast Annette, some time ago.
    Radio shows often do this because they have to stick to strict time schedules.
    Felix Aeppli has 11 songs listed but says the soundboard recording was made by Glyn Johns and partly broadcast through BBC radio.

    Partly certainly suggests there were more and if I remember correctly Bill kept detailed notebooks/diaries from his time in the Stones

  15. Thank you Basement! Great music!