'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!': The Rolling Stones in Concert is a live album by The Rolling Stones, released 4 September 1970 on Decca Records in the UK and on London Records in the US. It was recorded in New York and Maryland in November 1969, just before the release of Let It Bleed. It is the first live album to reach number 1 in the UK. It was reported to have been issued in response to the well known bootleg, Live'r Than You'll Ever Be.


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Having not toured since April 1967, The Rolling Stones were eager to hit the road by 1969. With their two most recent albums, Beggars Banquet and Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) being highly praised, audiences were anticipating their live return. Their 1969 American Tour's trek during November into December, with Terry ReidB.B. King (replaced on some dates by Chuck Berry) and Ike and Tina Turner as supporting acts, played to packed houses. The tour was the first for Mick Taylor with the Stones, having replaced Brian Jones shortly before Jones' death in July; this was also the first album where he appeared fully and prominently, having only featured on two songs on Let It Bleed.

The performances captured for this release were recorded on 27–28 November 1969 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, while "Love in Vain" was recorded in Baltimore, Maryland on 26 November 1969. Overdubbing was undertaken during January and February 1970 in London's Olympic Studios. No instruments were overdubbed, although on bootlegs, examples are known of Richards trying out different guitar parts (e.g. a guitar solo on "Jumpin' Jack Flash").[citation needed] The finished product featured new lead vocals on half the tracks, and added backing vocals by Richards on several others.[citation needed]

Some of the performances, as well as the photography session for the album cover featuring Charlie Watts and a donkey, are depicted in the documentary film Gimme Shelter, and shows Jagger and Watts on a road in Birmingham, UK in early December 1969 posing with the donkey. The actual cover photo however was taken in early February 1970 in London, and does not originate from the 1969 session. The photo, featuring Watts with guitars and bass drums hanging from the neck of a donkey, was inspired by the lyrics to Bob Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" (although these lyrics refer to a mule).

Release and reception[edit]Edit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[3]
Pitchfork Media (5.4/10)[4]

(Deluxe Edition)

Rolling Stone [5]

In the Rolling Stone review of the album, critic Lester Bangs said, "I have no doubt that it's the best rock concert ever put on record."

'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!': The Rolling Stones in Concert was released in September 1970, well into the sessions for their next studio album, Sticky Fingers, and was very well received critically and commercially, reaching No. 1 in the UK[6] and No. 6 in the US[citation needed] where it went platinum. Except for compilations, it was the last Rolling Stones album released through Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the US before launching their ownRolling Stones Records label.

The title of the album was adapted from the song "Get Yer Yas Yas Out" by Blind Boy Fuller. The phrase used in Fuller's song was "get your yas yas out the door".[7]

In August 2002, 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' The Rolling Stones in Concert was reissued in a new remastered album and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records.[8]

In November 2009, the album was reissued with unreleased songs by The Rolling Stones but also by opening acts B.B King and Ike & Tina Turner. It includes a DVD and a 56-page booklet.[9]

The songs on the second disc of this edition ["Prodigal Son", "You Gotta Move", "Under My Thumb", "I'm Free", and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"] are downloadable tracks for the video games Guitar Hero 5and Band Hero. Additionally, "Under My Thumb"" is included on the Nintendo DS version of the game Band Hero.

Track listing[edit]Edit

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash(27 November 1969: Madison Square Garden, New York City) 4:02
2. "Carol(Chuck Berry) – (28 November 1969: MSG (first show)) 3:47
3. "Stray Cat Blues(28 November 1969: MSG (first show)) 3:41
4. "Love in Vain(Robert Johnson†) – (26 November 1969: Civic Center, Baltimore) 4:57
5. "Midnight Rambler(28 November 1969: MSG (second show)) 9:05
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Sympathy for the Devil(28 November 1969: MSG (first show)) 6:52
7. "Live with Me(28 November 1969: MSG (second show)) 3:03
8. "Little Queenie(Chuck Berry) – (28 November 1969: MSG (first show)) 4:33
9. "Honky Tonk Women(27 November 1969: MSG) 3:35
10. "Street Fighting Man(28 November 1969: MSG (first show)) 4:03
† Originally credited as traditional with arrangement by Jagger, Richards.

Track listing (40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)[edit]Edit

Disc 1 – Original Release[edit]Edit

  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" – 4:03
  2. "Carol" – 3:46
  3. "Stray Cat Blues" – 3:47
  4. "Love in Vain" – 4:56
  5. "Midnight Rambler" – 9:04
  6. "Sympathy for the Devil" – 6:51
  7. "Live With Me" – 3:02
  8. "Little Queenie" – 4:33
  9. "Honky Tonk Women" – 3:34
  10. "Street Fighting Man" – 4:04

Disc 2 – Unreleased Tracks[edit]Edit

  1. "Prodigal Son" (Robert Wilkins) – 4:04
  2. "You Gotta Move" (Fred McDowellRev. Gary Davis) – 2:18
  3. "Under My Thumb" – 3:38
  4. "I'm Free" – 2:47
  5. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – 5:38
  • Released in 2009

Disc 3 – B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner Sets[edit]Edit

  1. "Everyday I Have the Blues" – 2:27
  2. "How Blue Can You Get" – 5:30
  3. "That's Wrong Little Mama" – 4:11
  4. "Why I Sing The Blues" – 5:16
  5. "Please Accept My Love" – 4:52
  6. "Gimme Some Loving" – 0:49
  7. "Sweet Soul Music" – 1:16
  8. "Son of a Preacher Man" – 2:49
  9. "Proud Mary" – 3:07
  10. "I've Been Loving You Too Long" – 5:40
  11. "Come Together" – 3:36
  12. "Land of a Thousand Dances" – 2:40

Disc 4 – Bonus DVD (2.0 and 5.1)[edit]Edit

  1. Introduction (Madison Square Garden)
  2. "Prodigal Son" – 2:40
  3. "You Gotta Move" – 1:58
  4. Photo shoot (of album cover) – 3:30
  5. Keith in studio – 1:40
  6. "Under My Thumb" / "I'm Free" / Backstage with Jimi Hendrix – 6:09
  7. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" / Outside waiting for transport – 10:45
  8. Credits
  • Backstage footage (shot by Albert & David Maysles) with in-studio footage from album cover shoot

Recording dates Bonus Tracks[edit]Edit

  1. "Prodigal Son" – 4:04 (28 November 1969: Madison Square Garden, New York City (second show))
  2. "You Gotta Move" – 2:18 (28 November 1969: MSG(second show))
  3. "Under My Thumb" – 3:38 (27 November 1969: MSG)
  4. "I'm Free" – 2:47 (27 November 1969: MSG)
  5. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – 5:38 (28 November 1969: MSG (first show))
  1. "Prodigal Son" – 2:40 (27 November 1969: MSG)
  2. "You Gotta Move" – 1:50 (27 November 1969: MSG)
  3. "Under My Thumb" – 3:30 (28 November 1969: MSG (first show))
  4. "I'm Free" – 1:30 (28 November 1969: MSG (first show))
  5. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – 6:00 (27 November 1969: MSG)


The Rolling Stones
Additional personnel

Chart positions[edit]Edit

Year Chart Position
1970 UK Albums Chart[10] 1
1970 Billboard Pop Albums[11] 6


Country Certification Sales
United States Platinum 1,000,000[citation needed]
Preceded by

Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival

UK Albums Chart number-one album

19 September – 3 October 1970

Succeeded by

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel

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