Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Rolling Stones 1973-02-11 Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

THE ROLLING STONES - "Winter Tour - Auckland 1973"
Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
February 11, 1973

Source: Vinyl Gang Products (VGP-015)

Sound Quality: Good to very Good Audience recording.
A lot of distorsion and speed problems at the beginning.
For the rest, it's cleary not a soundboard but a very nice audience.

Lineage: CDR received in a trade -> flac via TLH -> You

01. Brown Sugar
02. Bitch
03. Rocks Off
04. Gimme Shelter
05. Happy
06. Tumbling Dice
07. Love In Vain
08. Sweet Virginia
09. You Can't Always Get What You Want
10. All Down The Line
11. Midnight Rambler
12. Jumping Jack Flash *
13. Street Fighting Man *

*: JJF & SFM are from Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia, February 26, 1973

A great story about this show (according to
To cut a long story short - I got it from a guy in Auckland in 1994 who I was trading Dylan boots with, and who, when I mentioned I was a Stones collector, happened to mention that he had taped a Stones show in Auckland which had lain in his cupboard for over 20 years.
He'd never traded Stones shows before and didnt know that it was worth anything and that a recording of the gig wasnt in circulation.
Not being a Stones collector, he kindly traded me his master and was happy to have put it into circulation.
My copy of this show contains only the first eleven songs.
The guy told me that his batteries ran out which is why the final 3 songs (Rip this joint, JJF and SF Man) aren't recorded.
Honky Tonk Women WASN'T played at this show, hence its omission.
It's definitely NOT a soundboard as was first reported - the taper happened to be located very near the speakers I only sent copies to two people in about the first six months after I got it, but by that time the "Aukland 73" bootleg had circulated.
Basically, the booted versions of this concert come from my master tape.
Unless theres another recording of this show in circulation (which I genuinely doubt) the versions of JJF and SF Man on this bootleg are NOT from this show as they arent on the master tape."

Artwork included.



  1. I was at that show. I still have my ticket stub ($4.90 - can you believe it?) and a dried carnation that Mick handed me as he writhed on the stage during Midnight Rambler - I was hugging the stage. I was 14 years old.