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OK for Nostalgia Fans, Buy the DVD instead not the CD,
This review is from: Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live (DVD)
Lets get one thing straight, this Live Album will never be in the same class as the "Get Your Ya Ya's Out" Live Album which to me is The Stones at the peak of their powers.
I have to admit that for their age the Rolling Stones did put on a Bloody Good Show and there is absolutely no way you can ever take that from them performing hit after hit.
OK it was not The Stones of yesteryear but who cares this was always going to be about Nostalgia and no matter what The Rolling Stones do know how to entertain and give it there all.
If i was to buy this i would plump for the Blue Ray DVD instead of the CD as you really need to feel part of History if you are going to experience this concert you need to see the Band as a whole as the CD will be easily forgettable as it would be no different to all there other below average Live Albums such as Shine A Light,Flashpoint etc.
If ever there was a Band that shows you how to go about it's business and really put on a Great Show then The Stones do not disappoint here.
Although Mick Jaggers Voice is now Shot understandably as he is nearing his 70's he can still WOW!!! the crowd like no other artist could ever do and Keith and Ronnie's Guitar work is fantastic and seem to be better than there previous Live Albums with Mick Taylor reuniting for a few of the songs.
But deep down i couldn't care less as this is The Rolling Stones and no matter what, for this once i am willing to let them get away with it and enjoy the moment.
For me this album is all about being part of an Event and Events don't come much bigger than The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park and as i say BUY THE BLUE RAY DVD!!!! Instead you will not regret it.