First of all, the concert film is excellent. 100% Rock n' Roll!! I had this disc on boootleg, and although it was quite good and I watched it alot, the sound quality wasn't great, nor the picture, but still I thought it was very good.
I have been waiting for the release of this re-mastered film for quite a while and pre ordered 2 of them as soon as it became possible to do so. (one was for a present for another stones fan I know)
I couldn't wait to get my hands on the new one and when I did I wasn't disapointed at all with it's quality.
I'm giving it 5 stars because quite simply it deserves it.
The film itself isn't quite original though. I had been listening to the sound track on my iPOD when I heard some differences in Mick Jaggers singing styles, which at the time sounded great, really great, like he had to sets of lungs and when he had finished singing a line, he was able to carry it on with second breath. I looked then at the film and discovered that the re-mastered film has been infact overbudded by Mick in mostly all of the songs. Its not very noticealbe at all, there are a few times when he isnt sining into the mic, and looking away from it but there are still vocals on the sound track. But you would have to look really really hard to notice the difference and compared to the bootlegged origninal it is a thousand times better in sound quality.
Keiths guitar playing is a constant Rocking and Swinging Powerful Rythm that is quite unlike anything released by the stones live before and he plays the part very well. Even if he does find it difficult to stand up straight in his platform boots.
There are rare sights of Bill Wyman but the Bass is great, always thumping away and tight, which also makes me think that thee may have been some overdubbing on the music as well.
The outtakes in the extras aren't anything that you havent seen before but its worth watching to see a very dirty and grimey Keith playing away, and I dont mean his guitar sound style. He looks like he is very well into his junk here, an if you read his book - Life - he confirms that he indeed was.
The camera angles are mainly from the sides and there are no shots from looking at the front of the stage but this doesnt really matter at all because the music is second to none.
Gimme shelter, a strangely arranged Bitch and tumbling dice are the stand out tracks that will have you wanting more and more, also midnight rambler is awesome, but doesnt quite sound as dark as the Get your ya yas out version.
Buy it now!