A new Rolling Stones compilation titled On Air is on its way, and it promises to include many performances from the BBC in the early-to-mid Sixties. A version of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, recorded on September 18, 1965, is one of the album’s highlights. This rendition of the song was performed for the Saturday Club program months before the single was even released.
On Air features recordings of The Rolling Stones between 1963 and 1965, including “Come On”, “The Last Time” and the Lennon/McCartney-penned “I Wanna Be Your Man”, as well as a selection of Chuck Berry covers. There are eight previously-unreleased songs on the compilation, as well as several debut performances that preceded the official studio versions.
According to Rolling Stone, the recordings’ sound is improved, as the album’s producers “put the tapes through an audio source separation process,” as to de-mix them for the Abbey Road engineers to treat the instrumentation and vocals as unique stem tracks. Ultimately, this process led to a modernized mix of these old recordings.
On Air is set to release on December 1st in both digital and physical formats (CD and vinyl)–as well as in a two-disc deluxe edition and colored vinyl version–available for pre-order here.
Listen to the 1965 “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” recording below: