More rarities from the 1972 STP tour, simply the best Rolling Stones tour hands down.

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This is an original concert tour handbill flyer for the Rolling Stones 1972 American Tour live LP that was never released.
The artist was Don Wilson.
The artwork is stunning. Reminiscent of the art deco style seen in the early jazz posters from the 1920’s-30’s.
Often referred to as “The Great Lost Live Album.”
There was also a flyer of Stevie Wonder from the back cover.
This is from the few ever printed only to be used in the photograph on the front cover of the LP.
Measures 10″ x 6.75″ printed in black on thin newsprint.

*from the collection of Gary Rocks

…..fast forward two years in 1974 and this concert and tour can be seen on the big screen in “Ladies and Gentleman: The Rolling Stones.”
Recently released on DVD.

The Stones being the ultimate showmen promoted the film in typical flashy Stones style.
With elaborate posters and giveaways at the theaters.

The concert film is Mick and the boys at their dirty and grittiest best.
Mick Taylor’s solos and slide guitar is nothing short of inspired and the band couldn’t be any tighter.
Full horn section with Bobby Keys and Jim Price…
“Midnight Rambler” is worth the price of the DVD if you haven’t already picked it up.
Mick slithering and squirming around like a snake, whipping the stage with his silk scarf.

IMG_0130 IMG_0129 IMG_0127A note to Exile designer John Van Hamersveld, from photographer Norman Seeff who shot the postcards for the album, on the back of a printer’s proof of the cards. He was less than pleased with the printing.

photo 4Navy blue scarf.

Check out this link too, interesting cuts and info on this infamous never to be released album.

http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/StonesOfficial72Live.html

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