This complete and thorough box set of the 'Stones' 1965 Ireland Tour is really exciting. The film (a little over an hour) is meticulously restored (there is an 'Extras' showing the difference by clips) and is tough to believe it is in such good shape. The content is a real slice of time, as the Stones were playing in smaller venues with little security, traveling by train, running from crazed fans, joking with each other - it's an intimate look at a very young group. It was shot right after, "(I Can t Get No) Satisfaction" went to #1. The vocals, guitar riffs; everything sounds perfect just as if today. It's amazing to remember that Mick Jagger was only 22-years old at the time. This is the first film of the Rolling Stones on a tour and it portrays a spark of the genius yet to come.
Included is the sturdy box set is are DVD and Blu-ray discs of the new 2012 version, the directors and producers cut, unseen footage, extras such as, interviews with each band member and two audio CD's. One is the film soundtrack and the other is a compilation of thirteen (13) live songs made from that 1965 tour. It is an excellent sounding live recording and placed on a period-like piece 10" vinyl disc (as well as on CD). If that isn't enough, there is an original replica poster for the concert on that September 4, 1965 date.
Also included is a slick 42 page Collector's Edition hardcover book with 14 never before seen, restored exclusive photographs. Color photos are included as well from Marc Sharatt, the Stones tour photographer. Great reprints of vintage newspaper and magazine articles from the Irish and UK press give accounts of the dates and attendant mayhem. Nothing is left untouched. This is a Rolling Stones Collector's item!