Tuesday, 25 June 2019

The Rolling Stones - Bridges To Bremen (1998)

Anybody seen my baby?....


Recorded live in Bremen, Germany in September 1998

Another year, another Stones live album that fans such as myself get, despite there being nothing much new! This one dates from The Stones' tour of 1998 and, as usual, features many of the usual tracks that appear in all Stones live sets. So, I will concentrate on those that are more unique to this period. There are five tracks from the Bridges To Babylon album - the rocking Flip The Switch, Saint Of Me, Out Of Control, Keith's evocative Thief In The Night and Anybody Seen My Baby?. The first four all feature on the previously available No Security live compilation from the same tour. Anybody Seen My Baby? is the only one not available on an official live album thus far, along with Keith's "Wanna Hold You" from 1983's Undercover album.

Also making a rare appearance is the group's cover of Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone, which had appeared on the 1995 Stripped live material. It is nice to hear Memory Motel given a run-out, although this is also available on No Security. Paint It Black makes an appearance, although it has done so on many other live albums.

So there you go, nothing new here. If you are a fan you will get it anyway, if you haven't got many Stones live albums, this isn't a bad one to get. The sound quality I have to say, is excellent - full, powerful and muscular and the band's performance similar. It goes without saying that I like it, but it is in no way essential.


1. Satisfaction
2. Let's Spend The Night Together
3. Flip The Switch
4. Gimme Shelter
5. Anybody Seen My Baby?
6. Paint It Black
7. Saint Of Me
8. Out Of Control
9. Memory Motel
10. Miss You
11. Thief In The Night
12. Wanna Hold You
13. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
14. You Got Me Rocking
15. Like A Rolling Stone
16. Sympathy For The Devil
17. Tumbling Dice
18. Honky Tonk Women
19. Start Me Up
20. Jumpin' Jack Flash
21. You Can't Always Get What You Want
22. Brown Sugar


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