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From the Vault: No Security—San Jose ’99

Studio: Eagle Vision

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Eagle Rock Entertainment has been doing a fantastic job of chronicling important moments in Rolling Stones live history with its From the Vault series. Releases from Hyde Park Live 1969 and The Marquee Club 1971, to Hampton Coliseum (Live in 1981) and Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990 are spectacular documents of the greatest rock and roll band on earth at various points in its history.

The latest From the Vault release finds the Stones playing a rescheduled date at the San Jose Arena in April of 1999. The show is taken from the final leg of the band’s No Security tour in America, its first jaunt since the giant productions of its Bridges to Babylon tour the two years prior.

No Security-San Jose ‘99 shows the Stones loose but in fine form. No one would argue that a Rolling Stones concert from 1999 has the same excitement or musical import as late ‘60s or 1970s Stones, but for the dedicated Stones fan, there is much here to sink one’s teeth into.

“Bitch” is rendered more R&B soulful than the immediate rock and roll of its studio version. Keith Richards and Ron Wood’s guitars alternate in a complete takeover of “Respectable,” from the band’s 1978 Some Girls album. Mick Jagger performs an “I Got the Blues” for the ages.

Also, a close watching finds joy in the nuance-Richards taking over Chuck Leavell’s keyboards on “Honky Tonk Woman,” the face Jagger makes to the camera after his introduction of Wood to the audience gets an extended round of applause, Richards telling Wood to “Be quiet” before starting (and then restarting) “You Got the Silver.”

What is clear from No Security-San Jose ‘99 is that The Rolling Stones, even 37 odd years into its history never go through the motions. And this fact is readily apparent in its live set. The opening montage of this concert shows the band stalking through the bowels of the San Jose Arena toward the stage like gangsters. It’s the perfect image for what’s to come. (www.rollingstones.com) (www.eagle-rock.com)

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fireboy and watergirl
July 24th 2018
3:41am

No one would argue that a Rolling Stones concert from 1999 has the same excitement or musical import as late ‘60s or 1970s Stones, but for the dedicated Stones fan, there is much here to sink one’s teeth into.!