Introduced at the beginning of their second live album as "the greatest rock & roll band in the world," the Stones come off instead as perhaps the world's sloppiest. Recorded at Madison Square Garden on the first dates of the 1969 tour that would end … see full wiki
.... This is the Rolling Stones at their absolute best, raw and agry. Mick Jagger is in strong voice and Mick Taylor and Keith Ricahrds' guitars work together like a well oiled machine. Most of the tracks are improvements or certainly interesting adaptations from the studio recordings. The solos on Sympathy For The Devil and Midnight Rambler are just stupendous. The backbeat drumming is just superb on Jumping Jack Flash, Honkey Tonk Women and most of the others. Yes, Charlie was really good that night in MSG. Truthfully the feedback issues just add to the raw, honest tone of the record. Not only is this a top quality live recording but also a one that approaches desert island levels.