KEITH RICHARDS – ” The X-Pensive Winos – Live Hollywood Palladium “(Deluxe Boxset)

Posted: November 9, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Keith Richards has done a lot of great stuff over the last several decades and one of the most memorable solo projects is his work with The X-Pensive Winos. It’s been over 30 years since The X-Pensive Winos released their iconic “Live At The Hollywood Palladium” album and it seems like Keith is feeling a bit nostalgic because he’s re-releasing a special deluxe box set of that very record.

The restoration and reissuing of the storied solo album release catalogue from main guitar slinger Rolling Stone Keith Richards continues with this set featuring the solo hit “Take It So Hard”, Richards-led Stones classic “Happy” and previously unreleased performances of “You Don’t Move Me, Little T&A” and the Lennon/McCartney penned “I Wanna Be Your Man“.

For those wondering what exactly is in this special deluxe box set, it comes packed full of goodies including the remastered album on two 180g vinyl records and on CD, three unreleased bonus tracks exclusive to this box set, a DVD of the original concert film, a 40-page hard book featuring an essay written by David Fricke.

Recorded on December 15th, 1988, during the tour for Talk Is Cheap, “Live at the Hollywood Palladium” is a loose, groove-laden affair, featuring the best from Keith Richards’ first solo album as well as some Stones classics — mostly tunes he took lead vocals on. Opening with “Take It So Hard,” the first thing that hits the listener is the lack of the gloss that was probably the only drawback to Talk Is Cheap, which is a very good thing, because while the album was still leaps and bounds more real than, say, Dirty Work, this live collection is loose without ever getting away from the band, and has an organic feel not present in the Stones’ work since the early ’70s. Rockers like “Whip It Up” and “Struggle” swagger, while Sarah Dash shines on “Make No Mistake” and “Time Is On My Side.” Richards even manages to get into the reggae groove without sounding too clichéd on “Too Rude.” Live at the Hollywood Palladium is a solid live album that stands head and shoulders above most of the Stones‘ live records, and is easily a must-have for any serious Rolling Stones or Keith Richards fan.

Deluxe packaging. Remastered sound. Restored DVD video.

Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos – Live At The Hollywood Palladium tracklist:

LP:
1. ‘Take It So Hard’
2. ‘How I Wish’
3. ‘I Could Have Stood You Up’
4. ‘Too Rude’
5. ‘Make No Mistake’
6. ‘Time Is On My Side’
7. ‘Big Enough’
8. ‘Whip It Up’
9. ‘Locked Away’
10. ‘Struggle’
11. ‘Happy’
12. ‘Connection’
13. ‘Rockawhile’

10″:
1. ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ (Box Set Only)
2. ‘Little T&A’ (Box Set Only)
3. ‘You Don’t Move Me’ (Box Set Only)

Box Set Includes:
– The remastered album on 2 180g LPs
– 10” vinyl of 3 unreleased bonus tracks (I Wanna Be Your Man, Little T&A, You Don’t Move Me) exclusive to this box set only
– Remastered CD of original album
– DVD of original concert film
– 40 page, hardback book with David Fricke essay featuring a new interview with Keith, plus extensive rare and unseen photos from Keith’s archives

Reproductions of archival materials from the tour including:
– Tour press release
Keith’s handwritten setlist
– Hand-drawn band dressing room sign
– Tour itinerary
– Press photos
– Ticket stub
– VIP & backstage passes
Keith’s custom Hollywood Palladium plectrum
– Promotional wine label & bag given away at the show
… and more!

Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos – “Live At The Hollywood Palladium“. Released in 2020 via BMG Records.

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