ROLLING STONES – MEXICO CITY 2016
Mascara De Piedra
Mexico City 2016 [Xavel-SMS-089, 2CD]
Live at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico; March 17, 2016. Excellent IEM/audience matrix.
Thanks to original uploader Andrea82; and to ademotte for sharing the show at Dime.
This is a recording of the second of two nights of the Stones’ performance in Mexico City on their 2015-2016 greatest-hits tour. In terms of the performance, it’s remarkable to me that this band is still so entertaining live well into their sixth decade of touring. Granted, they have a top-notch touring band, but even the core members are still performing at a high level. Mick is still nailing the tough notes while performing a physically demanding set even at his advanced age. As with the other dates of this tour, this is a well-oiled production of a selection of their greatest hits.
The sound quality is, in a word, stunning. Apparently this draws from multiple IEM sources as well as at least one audience recording, and the mix is nearly perfect. It’s hard to imagine a pure soundboard surprassing this in terms of sound quality. For a label that has come out of nowhere in the last couple of years, Xavel has hit this one out of the park again.
If you are a Stones fan of any era, this one (as well as the other Mexico City date which will follow shortly) is essential. Even though the setlist doesn’t have any surprises, the sound quality and performance alone make this one a keeper.
Many thanks to Andrea82 for posting this on the ElectricLadyland tracker; I’m assuming this was a pricey set, so I really appreciate him taking one for the team and making it available to the masses. I was granted permission to post these to Dime with the thought that they could become available to a much wider audience.
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Silver CDs > XLD (secure and accurate ripper) > FLAC
Track 101. Opening 1:54
Track 102. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 4:12
Track 103. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) 4:48
Track 104. Tumbling Dice 5:22
Track 105. Out Of Control 7:05
Track 106. Let’s Spend The Night Together 4:44
Track 107. Angie 3:47
Track 108. Paint It Black 6:05
Track 109. Honky Tonk Women 4:18
Track 110. Band Introduction 3:29
Track 111. You Got The Silver 4:19
Track 112. Happy 6:02
Track 113. Midnight Rambler 14:49
Track 201. Miss You 9:25
Track 202. Gimme Shelter 7:35
Track 203. Sympathy For The Devil 4:38
Track 204. Start Me Up 8:20
Track 205. Brown Sugar 8:18
Track 206. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 8:17
Track 207. I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 10:15
Click here for the tracks.