Live 1965: Music From Charlie Is My Darling (Soundtrack)
Released: Jan 2014
Label: Abkco Music & Records, Inc.
What makes Live 1965 a notable release is the fact that very few concert recordings exist of the Brian Jones-era Rolling Stones. There is, of course, 1966's Got Live If You Want It!, but to be frank, that set is a sonic mess (plus, the audience screams were overdubbed). Live 1965 certainly received its own version of in-studio refurbishing, yet the performances are just plain superior. Dig how the group turns calling-card ballad "Time Is on My Side" into a real smoker. Even better is their rendition of the honky-tonk classic "I'm Moving On," which they transform into a garage-rock rave-up.