Rolling Stones’ ‘Ya-Yas’ gets deluxe treatment in reissue packages

ABKCO Records’ “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert” 40th Anniversary deluxe box set and super deluxe box set give fans a front-row seat to the performance like never before.

The deluxe set features three audio CDs: a remastered disc of the original Ya-Ya’s repertoire; a disc of five previously unreleased Stones tracks recorded at the Madison Square Garden shows; and unreleased performances by the shows’ opening acts: five songs from B.B. King and seven selections by Ike and Tina Turner.

The deluxe set also includes a 56-page collector’s edition book featuring photos and an essay by acclaimed photographer Ethan Russell, who accompanied the Stones on the 1969 tour; the original Rolling Stone Magazine review by former San Diego State student Lester Bangs; a series of recollections from a cross-section of fans who attended the concerts; and a replica of the original Stones ’69 tour poster by artist David Byrd.

A bonus DVD by legendary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, titled “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out” includes revealing full-length performances of the five previously unreleased Stones songs — “Prodigal Son,” “You Gotta Move,” “Under My Thumb,” “I’m Free” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

The songs are presented in 5.1 surround sound. The film incorporates a sequence with Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Jack the donkey during the cover shoot for the Ya-Ya’s album and backstage tête-à-têtes among Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Taylor. During “Satisfaction,” Janis Joplin is seen doing an impromptu boogaloo dance at the side of the stage. There is also a sequence shot at Olympic Studios in London during a mixing session, plus a heliport summit meeting with the Grateful Dead.

Serious record collectors will want the super deluxe edition, which includes all of the content of the deluxe edition plus three vinyl LPs, one of which has etched images featuring the cover art and the Rolling Stones’ signatures. The accompanying collector’s-edition book and poster in the super deluxe edition have also been expanded to 12” x 12”. (www.abkco.com)

The original “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out” vinyl album released in 1970 was produced by the Rolling Stones and Glyn Johns.

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