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The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live In Texas '78 (DVD / CD) [2011]


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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Eagle Vision
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Nov 2011
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005LBPJUY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,770 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard Nelson on 9 Dec 2011
Format: Blu-ray
I've got mixed feelings about the Some Girls material from the album but generally like it and was curious enough to buy the Blu-ray. If you like the album, I believe you'll really like the Blu-ray concert. The band was tight, Mick's vocals were especially strong in my opinion and the performance was very spirited and enjoyable to watch. There was a lot of passion put into the Some Girls material and was played very well. I enjoyed the Some Girls material on the Blu-ray even more than the studio album. The audio was clear and you could hear all the guitars even when Mick was playing. The video is more than serviceable. A little grainy? Sure, but so what. It was 1978.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By freewheeling frankie TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Feb 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It never ceases to amaze me how variable the Stones can be within a single set. On parts of this, they really are firing on all cylinders, elsewhere it's little short of embarrassing.

I think it's fair to say that the lows are more obvious on the video than on the cd, which I would venture to suggest is a different (and superior) mix. As far as the video quality goes, it's perfectly Respectable, though to a degree the whole experience is somewhat diminished by Jagger's ill-fitting and far too revealing legwear. However, once he gets warmed up (takes a couple of songs, he initially sings very flat) Jagger is in fine and very hard working vocal form throughout. Keith, especially on the video, seems to be mixed way higher than Ronnie, which is unfortunate as at times his playing is far from inspired - e.g. compare the version of Let It Rock here with the one available on Rarities 1971 - 2003 recorded in Leeds in March 1971. No contest. Several of Keith's solos sound alarmingly cack-handed - he was clearly having an off night because there's plenty of evidence of him playing far better on later recordings.

But what's really interesting about this performance is how they turn into a different and far better band when they start playing their new album. They play 7 of the 10 songs from Some Girls in a block in the middle of the set, and frankly apart from slight problems getting any sound out of Ronnie's steel guitar on Far Away Eyes (which also features the rare sight of Mick Jagger playing piano, plus a guest spot from local boy Doug Kershaw on fiddle) they're all excellent. Just check out Jagger's vocal on Shattered, where his rhythmic dexterity is stunning.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By ged feerick on 6 Oct 2011
Format: Blu-ray
It seems the Stones are agreeing to document in High Def,all major filmed landmark gigs of their amazing career. I suspect this is not just for the money (and yet how their cash must roll in!) No..They are now at a late career stage where there is a need to ensure their posterity is preserved. The Stones have nothing after all like the Beatles definitive anthology.The 25x5 documentary twenty five years ago is only half their career to date!!!! I ramble....

This is a great concert.Saw it in Vue cinema, Hull on Oct 4th 2011. Apart from the great performance musically, you get most of the "Some girls" album live onstage. Shattered, Beast of burden and especially,When the whip comes down are all first rate.

Pity it wasnt filmed in 35 mm as these 16mm films, even when cleaned up to HD still have a "misty" look comparitively. However, it is of its time and we must savour it. On the cinema showing, I was amazed at how well Bill Wymans bass was put at the front of the soundmix. Thank you Mr Clearmountain, you have shown how fundamental his basslines were to the Stones.

Enjoy this gig folks and I hope the blu ray is as good as the cinema release. Roll on further filmed gigs in Blu ray. Lets have Paris 76, Hampton Roads 81 and maybe Marquee London 71 if this could scrub up well enough from the old LTV tapes
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. A. Evans on 6 Dec 2011
Format: DVD
Great dvd of a great band in their late prime, quality visual
and audio. Mick, Keef and the rest of the band were blinding.
Well worth buying and as usual good service from Amazon.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bring_back_the_60s on 16 Jan 2012
Format: DVD
This is a great Rolling Stones concert from the late 1970s. The band is really together and the hits are played with a lot of enthusiasm and power.
The sound is superb on this DVD, Micks vocals bounce from the rear speakers and really makes this sound mix work brilliantly.
The extras are also very entertaining with Mick obviously enjoying remenicing his past in a great interview.
Well put together and well worth getting, can't wait for what's next.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By si on 12 Jan 2012
Format: Blu-ray
If you are a Stones fan like me then this is a must. If you are not a Stones fan this is a must see to understand why the rest of us are. The period between 1969 and 1978 saw the Stones at their very best live whether with Mick Taylor or Ronnie Wood. In this DVD they are still raw, decadent, arrogant, living the real rock and roll lifestyle yet delivering their best performances musically, Keef is great, how did he do it all?. Since then they have become "respectable", established, knighted, more polished, professional, clean, sober (most of them)and very rich yet still the worlds greatest rock and roll band. This DVD captures them at the height and towards the end of the period they truly earned the title and had the world at their feet. I've been to many of their gigs around the world but would love to have been at this one, now I can and for much less than the cost of a ticket!
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