The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Blu-ray
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Blu-ray
Newly Expanded and Restored 1968 Film Available on Blu-ray for the First Time!
Filmed over two days in December 1968, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus starred the '60s line-up of the Stones, complete with Brian Jones. They were joined by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, Yoko Ono and the remarkable, impromptu supergroup known as The Dirty Mac, comprising John Lennon, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Eric Clapton.
Available on Blu-ray for the first time ever, the newly-expanded and restored special has been produced by the Grammy-winning team at ABKCO, using immersive Dolby Atmos Technology and Dolby Vision for the first time on an archival concert film. The enhanced viewing experience can be enjoyed by viewers in their own homes in both original 4×3 and widescreen 16:9 aspect ratios.
There are commentary tracks by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tony Richmond, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Yoko Ono and Marianne Faithfull as well as an on-camera interview with The Who's Pete Townshend. Bonus material includes music by the late American concert pianist Julius Katchen; three additional songs by blues titan Taj Mahal; and a previously unheard recording by The Dirty Mac.
The film, originally intended as a BBC special and shot in north London by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and cinematographer Tony Richmond, used a Felliniesque circus backdrop for a unique live happening. The Stones were seen performing six songs ("Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Parachute Woman," "No Expectations," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Salt of The Earth") in front of an audience for the first time. The lucky witnesses to the event were fan club members, contest winners and friends; plans for the film to air to promote the band's Beggars Banquet album, released in the week it was shot, were abandoned in the wake of Jones' departure and subsequent death. It was not officially released until 1996.
"It was an incredible shoot, I think, 36 hours or something," says Richards "I remember not remembering everything towards the end...but it was fun...we went through two audiences...wore one out...it was great!"
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Track Listing:
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (4K FILM)
1. Song For Jeffrey – Jethro Tull
2. A Quick One While He’s Away – The Who
3. Ain’t That A Lot Of Love – Taj Mahal
4. Something Better – Marianne Faithfull
5. Yer Blues – The Dirty Mac
6. Whole Lotta Yoko – Yoko Ono & Ivry Gitlis, and The Dirty Mac
7. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
8. Parachute Woman – The Rolling Stones
9. No Expectations – The Rolling Stones
10. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
11. Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
12. Salt Of The Earth – The Rolling Stones
1. Widescreen Feature, Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (65 min)
2. Pete Townshend Interview, Aspect Ratio: 4×3 (18 min)
The Dirty Mac:
3. Yer Blues Tk2 Quad Split, Aspect Ratio: 4×3 (5:43)
4. Checkin’ Up On My Baby, Aspect Ratio: 4×3 (5:37)
5. Leaving Trunk, Aspect Ratio: 4×3 (6:20)
6. Corinna, Aspect Ratio: 4×3 (3:49)
7. de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance, Aspect Ratio: 4×3 (6:30)
8. Mozart: Sonata In C Major-1st Movement, Aspect Ratio: 4×3 (2:27)
9. Mick & The Tiger/ Luna & The Tiger, Ratio: 4×3 (1:35)
10. Bill Wyman & The Clowns, Aspect Ratio: 4×3 (2:00)
11. Lennon, Jagger, & Yoko backstage, Aspect Ratio: 4×3 (45sec)
FILM COMMENTARY TRACKS:
1. Life Under The Big Top (Artists) Featuring: Mick Jagger, Ian Anderson, Taj Mahal, Yoko Ono, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards (65 min)
2. Framing The Show (Director & Cinematographer) Featuring: Michael Lindsay Hogg, Tony Richmond (65 min)
3. Musings (artists, writer, fan who was there) Featuring: Marianne Faithfull, David Dalton, David Stark (50 min)
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