In celebration of the 50th anniversary today (July 12th) the Rolling Stones have just released their latest archival live collection as part of their ongoing "official" bootleg series via Google Play. The new 23-track set -- Rolling Stones Tokyo Dome (Live 1990) -- chronicles the band's Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour and collects tracks from their February 26th show -- which was their ninth in a 10-night-stand. Tokyo Dome features an expanded and more rounded set than Flashpoint -- the band's 1991 official live album from the tour. Tokyo Dome features newly remastered sound by Bob Clearmountain.
In addition to the tour serving as bassist Bill Wyman's last before quitting the band, the tour -- which was the Stones' first in seven years -- featured the largest group of supplemental musicians to tour with the band -- including sax player Bobby Keys, keyboardists Chuck Leavell and Matt Clifford, backing vocalists Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle, and Bernard Fowler, along with the Uptown Horns.
The tracklist to The Rolling Stones Tokyo Dome (Live 1990) is: "Start Me Up," "Bitch," "Sad Sad Sad," Harlem Shuffle," "Tumbling Dice," "Miss You," "Ruby Tuesday," "Almost Hear You Sigh," "Rock And A Hard Place," "Mixed Emotions," "Honky Tonk Women," "Midnight Rambler," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Can't Be Seen With You," "Happy," "Paint It Black," "2000 Light Years From Home," "Sympathy For The Devil," "Gimme Shelter," Band Intros, "It's Only Rock N Roll," "Brown Sugar," and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," and "Jumping Jack Flash."
Keith Richards was asked if after all these years he gets nervous just before jumping on stage -- especially playing venues like the 55,000 Tokyo Dome: "No -- but there is. . . it depends what you mean by nerves. I mean, some people (get) nerves, or butterflies -- no, that don't come into it. But there is at the same time a sense of excitement. You really, gotta, like, fly. Y'know, that's what you try and do, y'know; and I got some fliers in this band."