Xerjoff Magazine

The Rolling Stones On Air


There are some people who think that the Rolling Stones are still the greatest rock and roll band on the planet and others who consider them as a group of sprightly elders who still have fun strumming their old hits on different stages around the world.


“On air”, a recently released album helps the fans and detractors find an agreement. It collects live and studio recordings of the band aired on the BBC in the 60’s, hits like Saturday Club and The Joe Loss Pop Show that reveal the freshness of a young band, still in search of its own style, and deeply influenced by blues.
“On Air” contains many rarities and tracks, all recorded between 1963 and 1965, which have never been released on CD before, such as: the original versions of (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, The Last Time, Come On (the Stones’ debut single) and covers of classic songs like Roll Over Beethoven and Memphis, Tennessee.
The “On Air” album is available as a standard CD (18 tracks) and deluxe (double-CD edition and heavyweight 180 gr vinyl). The deluxe editions contain 32 tracks among which eight of the tracks have never been recorded or released commercially by the band. Worthy of note is the technological mixing to which the various tracks were submitted in the Abbey Road Studios in London. Here the technicians, using the “de-mix” system, were able to create new masters by working on the balancing and the levels of the instruments and voices, rebalancing and re-mixing the old recordings.