Rolling Stones "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones" Set for Screenings
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:47:48
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Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Rolling Stones, which was filmed on the band's 1972 Exile on Main Street tour, will be screened at over 800 movie theaters this Fall. The concert document will be released on DVD and Blu-ray formats in November.
The original footage was captured on 16mm film over four nights at concerts in Fort Worth and Houston, Texas and was originally released in 1974 via Quadrasound, a special surround system that was intended to create intimacy. Such a method required its own sound system, which was transported between venues on a flat-bed truck. Due to the desire to recreate the 'feel' of a rock concert, it also needed sound engineers to mix the sound to venue and audience requirements. Can anyone say high maintenance? However, the modern version will not be quite so labor intensive and won't require a convoy of trucks at the cinemas, as it has been remastered with modern amenities. This new screening version adds an interview with Mick Jagger that was filmed in London, at the Dorchester Hotel.
As for the set list? It's 15 songs strong and includes "Brown Sugar," "Street Fighting Man," "Tumbling Dice," "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Jagger told NME that "it's a full-on performance and energy levels are really high... everyone's very together."
Will you hit one of the screenings this Fall? Or will you just wait for the DVD?