ROLLING STONES, THE-SOME GIRLS LIVE IN T(BR+CD
Welche anderen Artikel kaufen Kunden, nachdem sie diesen Artikel angesehen haben?
Kunden, die diesen Artikel angesehen haben, haben auch angesehen
Möchten Sie die uns über einen günstigeren Preis informieren?
Wenn Sie dieses Produkt verkaufen, möchten Sie über Seller Support Updates vorschlagen?
The Rolling Stones 1978 tour of the USA in support of that year s Some Girls album is considered by fans to be one of their very best. The tour followed immediately on the release of the Some Girls album and by the time the band arrived in Texas in mid-July the album had hit the No.1 spot on the US charts. The tour took a back to basics approach, with the band and their music very much at the forefront and little or no elaborate staging. Filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on 18 July 1978, this concert is typical of the tour with the Rolling Stones delivering a raw, energetic performance in front of a crowd who are clearly loving the show. Many of the tracks from Some Girls are included in the live set with a sprinkling of Stones classics from earlier albums. Originally shot on 16mm film, the footage has been carefully restored and the sound remixed and remastered by Bob Clearmountain from the original multitrack tapes. This is undeniably the Rolling Stones at the peak of their form. Bonus Features Newly filmed interview with Mick Jagger.
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta) (Kann Kundenrezensionen aus dem "Early Reviewer Rewards"-Programm beinhalten)
The DVD also includes the band's scrappy performance, later that same year, on "Saturday Night Live" (Jagger has a sore throat), and you get a CD of the entire Fort Worth concert. An absolute must for Stones fans, of course, but the casual observer will enjoy this release, too.
I first saw the movie via bootleg and then in a theater this fall, and it is phenomenal. With the CD, this rivals "Gimme Shelter" and "Get Yer Ya Yas" as their best live product. Throw in "Ladies and Gentlemen," and there is no doubt who had the best band in the land from '69 to '78. Add their output from '62 on, and only the Beatles are as good. This is gargantuan. No other band comes even close to this accomplishment, and no one else came close over this span of time -- from the early days of 60s rock to the full flowering of punk, standing proud amongst the avatars.
I don't want to spoil any surprises, but about halfway through the lads really start to cook. While it may not be their most spectacular moment, I cannot imagine they were ever tighter or surer (comes with age, I suppose). I found myself thinking that this is how real men rock -- this despite what has to be Mick's most well-documented alpha-dog moment; i suppose it comes with the territory. He is the luckiest front man ever....what a great band, I stand in awe.
Think about it: you have five of the original Stones here (including Ian Stewart, founding member, on the keys), plus two Faces. I'll take this lineup into battle any day. Add in the fact that this is a single concert vs an amalgam of performances, and we may have the winner.
Historical note and another great thing about the video: In the movie, Keef's hair is still '70s elegance, and with his legitimate '70s getup he almost looks beautiful. Cut to the Saturday Night Live performances, and we see the latter-day Keef hairdo, missing only the fishing hooks and other gew-gaws that eventually made their way into his tangled locks. An intriguing transition, and I'm sure I'll glean more bits as I marvel at this amalgam.
The concert depicted here begins with "Let It Rock" and ends with "Jumpin' Jack Flash," with many songs in between. A few words about some of the songs: "Let It Rock." Good old-fashioned rock and roll, good guitar work by Richards and Wood. "All Down the Line": A little rough, but good rock and roll. "Honky Tonk Women": As raunchy as ever. Well done. "Star Star": The words would offend many, but the band seems to enjoy playing this. The reference to Steve McQueen always brings a smile! The rhythm section is rock solid, with Wyman and Watts doing well.
"When the Whip Comes Down": Mick Jagger plays a bit of guitar here, but it is Wood's and Richards' riffing that makes the song. "Miss You": An energetic version. "Imagination": I think that this old Temptations' song represents one of their better covers of the work of others. There is a wistful tone to the song and the band plays well. "Shattered": I like to think of this song in juxtaposition with "Hot Stuff." "Shattered" is a cool tune! Then, the classic blues song, "Love in Vain." Played well as blues. "Jumpin' Jack Flash": One of the best rock riffs starts this off. The band plays energetically and Jagger swaggers through the song.
A fine concert album!
I passed on a chance to see them on the 1978 tour, and I'm now sorry I didn't get to see them live then. I had seen the bloated 1975 stadium tour and didn't imagine they would be able to refocus and nail a solid rock and roll set in the way that this DVD shows they did.
The year 1978 saw chart domination of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, a career-breakout Springsteen tour, 300,000 fans at California Jam II, and the peculiar proto-social media phenomenon of CB radios, among other things -- and the Stones seemed intent on reasserting their claim to their piece of pop culture turf.
The band plays well, and it's nice to see them supported by Ian Stewart and Ian McLagan, even if the tall and short keyboard players are barely glimpsed in the background. As others have mentioned, this DVD is a good reminder of how much Ron Wood brought to the band. Bill Wyman appears to auditioning as an especially good bass-playing Easter Island statue, and Charlie Watts mans the drum kit in a way that we have long taken for granted. Oh, and the other two were pretty good, too ... a certain lead singer doesn't rush through perfunctory versions of songs to the extent he may have done on subsequent tours.
The audio portion of the concert on CD is a nice complement to the DVD, as well. Realistically, I'll play the audio more than the DVD over the long run, but the two discs really do complement one another.
Finally, when I saw them in '75, I thought they were old, but as they slog around on tour in 2013, it's funny to see how young they looked in 1978!
The transfer is wonder considering the source. Still lots of streaking in the blacks but the colors are vibrant. Sound is top notch. I've had this bootleg for years on CD (and it was considered an amazing bootleg in its time) and this Blu Ray sounds every bit as good as my boot. Turn it up, tip it back and watch the Stones at their peak! If you are considering picking this up, don't worry, just get it and thank me later. It's an amazing piece of history!