On Air

Double LP Vinyl (Gatefold)


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The Rolling Stones - On Air is a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from the band's formative years. The songs, including eight the band have never recorded or released commercially, were originally broadcast on bygone UK BBC shows such as Saturday Club, Top Gear, Rhythm and Blues and The Joe Loss Pop Show between 1963 and 1965.

These flashbacks offer an insight into the band as a vital and constantly surprising live unit. Such was the frequency with which they visited BBC studios in the 60's, the group constantly set out to offer listeners something different. As well as songs that never appeared on singles or albums, there are seven tracks that were debuted over the airwaves before featuring on albums or EPs.

The group's take on familiar R&B staples like 'Roll Over Beethoven', 'Memphis, Tennessee' and 'Beautiful Delilah' (all originated by Chuck Berry) illustrate the verve and energy the Stones regularly brought to their live shows. The BBC would urge them to perform their current singles, and while happy to do so they also relished the opportunity to showcase a fuller picture of their prowess as Britain's foremost blues outfit, packing clubs and ballrooms night after night.


1. Come On Saturday Club, 1963
2. You Better Move On Blues in Rhythm, 1964
3. Mona Blues In Rhythm, 1964
4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Saturday Club, 1965
5. Roll Over Beethoven Saturday Club, 1963
6. The Spider And The Fly Yeah Yeah, 1965
7. Cops And Robbers Blues in Rhythm, 1964
8. It's All Over Now The Joe Loss Pop Show, 1964
9. Route 66 Blues in Rhythm, 1964
10. Memphis, Tennessee Saturday Club, 1963
11. Down The Road Apiece Top Gear, 1965
12. The Last Time Top Gear, 1965
13. Cry To Me Saturday Club, 1965
14. Mercy, Mercy Yeah Yeah, 1965
15. Oh! Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin') Saturday Club, 1965
16. Around And Around Top Gear, 1964
17. Hi Heel Sneakers Saturday Club, 1964
18. Fannie Mae Saturday Club, 1965

1. I Wanna Be Your Man Saturday Club, 1964
2. Carol Saturday Club, 1964
3. I'm moving On The Joe Loss Pop Show, 1964
4. If You Need Me The Joe Loss Pop Show, 1964
5. Walking The Dog Saturday Club, 1964
6. Confessin' The Blues The Joe Loss Pop Show, 1964
7. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Top Gear, 1965
8. Little By Little The Joe Loss Pop Show, 1964
9. Ain't That Loving You Baby Rhythm And Blues, 1964
10. Beautiful Delilah Saturday Club, 1964
11. Crackin' Up Top Gear, 1964
12. I Can't Be Satisfied Top Gear, 1964
13. I Just Want to Make Love To You Saturday Club, 1964
14. 2120 South Michigan Avenue Rhythm and Blues, 1964