RATINGS: A = must own B = buy it C= average D = yawn F = puke

The Rolling Stones – From the Vault: The Marquee – Live in 1971 
Eagle Rock Entertainment

Rating: A

This CD/DVD release is a throwback to the days when The Rolling Stones were the bad boys of rock and roll! 

Eagle Rock Entertainment has hit a home run with this From the Vault release as this is, for Stones fans, is a near ‘Holy Grail club performance’ that has now been released on CD and DVD!

In 1971 the Stones played the famous Marquee Club and they put on a wonderful performance that summed up what rock and roll during that time was all about!  There is no glitz, dancers or smoke and mirrors.  The entertainment value comes from the musicians on stage and the noises coming out of the speakers.  The set list kicks major ass, and the band was on fire. 

The show was filmed for television in the United States shortly before their classic album Sticky Fingers was released.  The gig marked the fist time songs like “Brown Sugar,” “Dead Flowers,’ “Bitch” and I Got the Blues” were performed live.  Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman tore the performance up from start to finish. 

“Midnight Rambler” remains one of the greasiest and grimiest examples of Rolling Stone style blues to be created by this band while “Dead Flowers” and “Brown Sugar” demonstrates the direction the band was heading as they venture into the 1970s.  “Bitch” is a powerhouse example of the band’s strength and is one of the best tunes of that evening.  This was a short set, but a mighty one!

Put this one in, crank it up, sit back and be transported back to a time when The Rolling Stones were not Media, Entertainment superstars… instead, for this gig, during this period in time, they were simply rock stars who let the music do the talkin’! 


Live With Me
Dead Flowers
I Got The Blues
Let It Rock
Midnight Rambler
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Brown Sugar


I Got The Blues – Take 1
I Got The Blues – Take 2
Bitch – Take 1
Bitch – take 2
Brown Sugar (Top Of The Pops, 1971)

By Jeb Wright