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Some Girls - Live In Texas '78 [Blu-ray] [2011]
Some Girls - Live In Texas '78 [Blu-ray] [2011]
Dvd ~ The Rolling Stones
Offered by FLASH
Price: 11.06

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb performance from the Stones, 6 Oct 2011
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

The Rolling Stones: Ladies & Gentlemen [Blu-ray] [2010]
The Rolling Stones: Ladies & Gentlemen [Blu-ray] [2010]
Dvd ~ Rolling Stones
Offered by themediamerchants
Price: 9.88

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb stones peak period, 11 Oct 2010
Just watched on blu ray. Superb show with best possible image that technology can currently provide. They would never be this good again. Watchin the glimmer twins on Dead flowers is classic "old" stones. They never shared the mic much after this. What we need now is something from 75/76 tour with the same treatment. Maybe Les Abattoirs,Paris, as this was pro shot! .Show us Eagle vision that we can always get what we want!!!!!
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The Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang [DVD] [2007]
The Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Mick Jagger
Price: 24.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars STILL GREAT BUT FADING OH SO SLIGHTLY, 18 Aug 2007
I awaited this release with eager anticipation. Saw them in Sheffield and they were excellent despite the torrent of rain. By any other rock band this would warrant 5 stars but I keep comparing to Four Flicks and the 2002 licks tour. If you have both you may see what I mean. There just somehow appears to be an element of going through the motions and the Austin show to my mind is fairly lacklustre and not a good representation of the tour (unlike the Rio show which is excellent)
I think that Four Flicks with its 3 different type of shows is more interesting and dynamic (the Paris theatre show in particular.) As stated in the title I do feel there is a slight element of Mick fading in his vocals and generally the rest of the band in their playing. Maybe time will tell that this mega band peaked in the Licks tour. But hey it's still the Stones!

Kind Of Blue
Kind Of Blue
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 5.74

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, 18 Aug 2007
This review is from: Kind Of Blue (Audio CD)
This recording is deserving of all accolades. Miles, Coltrane and Adderley have never played better and this is no doubt due in part to the glorious yet understated chordings of the great Bill Evans. Also try to hear Evans on a George Russell big band album from 1959 called "New York-NY" to hear another facet of the greatest pianist in jazz

At the Copa
At the Copa
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 17.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GET YOUR FRONT ROW SEAT AT THE COPA!, 9 Jun 2005
This review is from: At the Copa (Audio CD)
This is by far the greatest live "cabaret" set and believe me I have them all including Jackie Wilson,Darin,Deano,and Sammy D. It even surpasses anything by old blue eyes himself.
Cooke goes off after Sammy Davis' introduction into a stomping vegas version of "best things in life are free" and the show takes off. He has a way of injecting beautiful life and verve into what could beseen as old,hackneyed material. Sam sings Frankie and Johnny, Bill Bailey and If I had a Hammer and makes his the definitive versions. You really feel that you are in a front row seat in this legendary club back in 1964. What a shame Sam was not to live out the year.He was gunned down months later in a Hollywood motel. he lives on in performances such as this and "Live at the Harlem Square Club" which is every bit as good but rawer and more "gutbucket,down home" in style. ESSENTIAL

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