32 Songs, 1 Hour 23 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Collecting the Stones' BBC radio performances from 1963 to 1965, On Air captures a young band realizing and embracing its power. In keeping with the Stones' early approach, most of the tracks are blues or soul covers, and the band brings a scrappy, feral feel to Buster Brown's "Fannie Mae" and Tommy Tucker's "Hi Heel Sneakers." When they toss in an original song like "The Last Time" or "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,” the tunes bear an even more visceral feel than their now-classic studio versions.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Collecting the Stones' BBC radio performances from 1963 to 1965, On Air captures a young band realizing and embracing its power. In keeping with the Stones' early approach, most of the tracks are blues or soul covers, and the band brings a scrappy, feral feel to Buster Brown's "Fannie Mae" and Tommy Tucker's "Hi Heel Sneakers." When they toss in an original song like "The Last Time" or "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,” the tunes bear an even more visceral feel than their now-classic studio versions.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings
40 Ratings
Baddniss ,

1963!

For music recorded 54 years ago, the sound quality on this is remarkably good. Compared to this year's concert tour, the 2 promo tracks here show how little Mick's voice has changed in 5 decades! Its truly remarkable...

jagaimo17 ,

nice, nice

These BBC performances have been available on the bootleg market for year and itʻs great to hear them cleaned up, with uniform sound. MJ is not quite MJ yet, but on several numbers he manages to not sound like heʻs mimicing American blues singers. The band's playing is more mature, with Wyman and Watts locked in, and Brian and Keith weaving nicely. Since the early records were poorly produced, this just might be the best document of the Stones at their inception.

freakuency ,

Pure Stonesness

This not another Rolling Stone Rehash album. This is the original Live Hash.

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