Offered for sale is a limited edition blue vinyl pressing of Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out by the Rolling Stones, issued in Holland in 1978.
In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl LPs, so record companies around the world began issuing limited edition colored vinyl pressings of both then-new titles and older ones. Many of the titles issued in Europe were heavily exported to the United States, and a few issues were issued only for export.
Among the titles issued in 1978 were a number of titles by the Rolling Stones, pressed by Decca Records in the Netherlands, including the 1970 live album Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out, which had been recorded on the band’s 1969 tour.
Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out is widely regarded as one of the best live albums of all time and one of the first “modern” live recordings.
Recorded during their American tour in late 1969, and centered around live versions of material from the Beggars Banquet-Let It Bleed era. Often acclaimed as one of the top live rock albums of all time, its appeal has dimmed a little today. The live versions are reasonably different from the studio ones, but ultimately not as good, a notable exception being the long workout of “Midnight Rambler,” with extended harmonica solos and the unforgettable section where the pace slows to a bump-and-grind crawl. Fans who are unconcerned with picky comparisons such as these will still find Ya-Ya’s an outstanding album, and it’s certainly the Stones’ best official live recording.
About this copy: This copy of Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out is a limited edition blue vinyl pressing, issued in 1978 in Holland. The cover is M-, and still retains its original shrink wrap. There is a sticker for Jem Records, an import company, attached to the cover under the shrink wrap.
The blue vinyl disc is VG++. It’s close to M-, and appears to have had very little play, but it does have a few minor scuffs from the paper sleeve.
A nice copy of a terrific LP.