I chose The Rolling Stones Live at Leeds in 1971 as my first post because it captures the Stones at the height of their talent and career. It was recorded March 13, 1971 one month before the release of Sticky Fingers. The highlight of the show comes in the first couple seconds of the recording. Mick Jagger approaches the mic and says, "We'd like to do a new song for you it's called Dead Flowers."
By the time I was born the Rolling Stones were already aging rock stars well past their prime, but when I heard this bootleg the first time I felt like I was back in the 1971 experiencing the Stones at the peak of their career. This show captures a peak that would never come again where the Artistic community, the counter culture, and the music industry put aside their differences for a few years and decided to make something beautiful.
This show was captured from the soundboard and so the recording quality is excellent.
The Rolling Stones Live at Leeds University, England (1st Show)
Bitrate: 192 kbps