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Historic concert, poor performance and DVD,
This review is from: The Rolling Stones: The Stones In The Park [DVD] (DVD)
The '69 Hyde Park concert is historic for several reasons: it was the first one after Brian Jones death and the debut of Mick Taylor with the Stones, and over 250.000 fans assisted (some sources even talk about 500.000). However, it wasn't a good show: the band didn't play well, the guitars were out of tune and most songs were still taking shape. The Stones hadn't played live for years, so the gig was a warm-up for the tour that was about to come (and excellently documented in The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter [DVD] ).
The original set list of the Stones show was as follows:
1-Eulogy for Brian Jones (a Shelley poem read by Mick Jagger, in his infamous Marianne Faithfull dress)
2-I'm Yours, She's Mine (a raw rendition of the Johnny Winter number)
3- Jumpin Jack Flash
4- No Expectations
5- Mercy, Mercy
6- Stray Cat Blues
7- I'm Free
8- Down Home Girl
9- Love in Vain
10- Loving Cup (debut of a song that wouldn't be officially released until 1972)
11- Midnight Rambler
13- Honky Tonk Woman
14- Street Fighting Man
15- Sympathy for the Devil (the highlight of the show)
The concert was filmed by Granada Television and shown in British television, and that footage is what you can find in this DVD. The film skips some songs and doesn't follows a chronological order. It includes the eulogy, 'Midnight Rambler', 'Satisfaction', 'I'm Free', 'I'm Yours', 'JJF', 'HTW', 'Love in Vain' and 'SFTD', and bits of an interview with Jagger.
The image is quite poor, very grainy, and there isn't any extra stuff worth of mention. For die hard fans only.