The Rolling Stones – Fully Finished Studio Outtakes


A wealth of previously uncirculated Rolling Stones outtakes has recently surfaced, perhaps being prepped for some rumoured upcoming box set package (or Tattoo You II), either way its a pristine-sounding, super cool, unexpected discovery, capturing the Stones creatively alive and in great shape. 

Like a kid in a Stones-related candy store, this is a hugely interesting listen with hidden gems all over the place, consisting of an incredible 50 completed licks dating back to the late 60’s, however many of the dates below are questionable as some have clearly been reworked over time, and some have wound up as retitled tracks on albums, and others lost in the sands of time…until now! Simply put it’s one of the best Stones bootlegs going around, and pleasingly the sound quality is excellent.

No one ever did loose, ramshackle, sexy as hell rock ‘n roll quite as well as the Stones. Can you hear Bowie on backing vocals on It’s Only Rock n Roll (But I Like It)? He’s definitely in there.

Ron Wood described it in 1982:
Two guitars – Mick and I – and Mick singing lead vocal and David Bowie and myself on backup vocals. Then I overdubbed the rest of the instruments last and it sounded like a good demo. So the next night, we wanted to put it in a more presentable shape so we got hold of Kenny Jones who plays the drums on the actual record. Ah… I ended up with just my acoustic guitar that I laid originally. Keith replaced – rightly so – the guitars that I’d done electrically.


The Rolling StonesFully Finished Studio Outtakes mp3 or FLAC

Volume 1 (time 79:20)
1. nobody perfect, 1975
2. trouble’s a coming, 1972
3. dreams to remember, 1983
4. don’t lie to me, 1972
5. fli jim, 1978
6. eliza lipchink, 1983
7. deep love, 1985
8. she’s doing her thing, 1967
9. putty in your hands, 1962
10. dog shit, 1983
11. 20 nil 1991
12. tell her how it is, 1971
13. you better stop that, 1983
14. scarlet, 1975
15. walk with me wendy, 1974
16. never make you cry, 1977
17. part of the night, 1976
18. low down, 1997

Volume 2 (time 74:32)
1. it’s a lie, 1978
2. i can’t see no one else, 1985
3. not the way to go, 1977
4. giving it up, 1989
5. hands off, 1986
6. built that way, 1984
7. keep it cool, 1982
8. can’t find love, 1983
9. you win again, 1977
10. blood red wine, 1968
11. fast talking slow walking, 1972
12. cooking up, 1982
13. every time i break her heart, 1977
14. dream about, 1992
15. flip the switch, 1998

Volume 3 (time 78:17)
1. sanctuary, 1994
2. desperate man, 1973
3. prairie love, 1993
4. living the heart of love, 1974
5. still in love with you, 1982
6. i tried to talk her into it, 1982
7. might as well get juiced, 1998
8. too many cooks, 1973
9. curtis meets monkey, 1966
10. covered in bruises, 1981
11. ny league, 1994
12. too tight, 1998
13. criss cross, 1972
14. strictly memphis, 1995
15. it’s only rock’n’roll, 1973
16. studio jam session
17. studio jam session

Further Reading:

The Rolling Stones – Top 5 Modern-Era Tracks

The Rolling Stones – Still Life

The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue

The Rolling Stones – Welcome to New York

Stones Alone

The Stones – Deep Cuts

The Stones – Deep Cuts II

Look Closely: The Stones’ ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!’

Look Closely: The Stones’ Satanic Majesties

Look Closely: The Stones’ Tattoo You

#16: Rolling Stones – Dirty Work (1986)

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8 Responses to The Rolling Stones – Fully Finished Studio Outtakes

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