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Brussels Affair (Live 1973)

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Recorded  17 October 1973
Language  English
Release date  18 October 2011
Genre  Rock music
Length  79:33
Artist  The Rolling Stones
Label  Promotone B.V.
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Released  18 October 2011 (2011-10-18)
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Similar  The Rolling Stones albums, Rock music albums

Brussels Affair (Live 1973) is a live album by The Rolling Stones, released in 2011. It is compiled from two shows recorded in Brussels on 17 October 1973 in the Forest National Arena, during their European Tour. The album was released exclusively as a digital download through Google Play Music on 18 October 2011 in the US and through The Rolling Stones Archive website for the rest of the world in both lossy MP3 and lossless FLAC format. The 2011 digital edition has been bootlegged on physical CD. On 29 August 2012, an official announcement was made, stating its physical release as a high-priced boxset (from $750 to $1,500 depending on the edition). All three releases include a triple LP and double CD.


The title of the release is the same title as several famous and widely known bootleg recordings. The most famous iteration consists principally of the early show as broadcast by the King Biscuit Flower Hour (with "Starfucker" omitted due to its lyrical content) and several bonus tracks ("Gimme Shelter", "Happy", "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" and "Street Fighting Man") added from the 9 September 1973 London show. The official 2011 release is mainly culled from the late show; however, "Brown Sugar", "Midnight Rambler" and a transposed guitar solo on "All Down the Line" were taken from the early show.


The album was recorded during their 1973 European Tour, promoting their latest album Goats Head Soup.

In 1973, The Rolling Stones were banned from entering France due to pending drug cases against Keith Richards, Bobby Keys and Anita Pallenberg. The band decided to organise a concert in Brussels for the French audience; RTL Radio chartered a train for French fans.

Track list

All tracks written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards.


The Rolling Stones
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Keith Richards – guitar, vocals
  • Mick Taylor – guitar
  • Charlie Watts – drums
  • Bill Wyman – bass guitar
  • Additional musicians
  • Billy Preston – piano, organ, clavinet, vocals
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Trevor Lawrence – saxophone
  • Technical personnel
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Songs

    1Brown Sugar (live 1973)3:56
    2Gimme Shelter5:32


    Brussels Affair (Live 1973) Wikipedia

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