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2.0 out of 5 stars Are you sure you were there?, 7 Sep 2013
This review is from: Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live [Blu-ray] [2013] (Blu-ray)
The first night the Stones played at Hard Park, Keith did a shocking wrong chord on the intro to Start me up,so this has to be the second night.

It was a real shame Mick Taylor did not play for the whole gig,Ronnie seems a lovely guy but as far as a great Stones sound,well that has to be MT and Keith.

When this was put up on iTunes to get the Mick Taylor played on you had to buy the whole album,enough said?

If you saw the Stones prior to 1973, this is a sad reflection on a great band.
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Initial post: 8 Sep 2013 12:54:07 BDT
To be quite frank, Tickymicky, it's YOU that offers a sad reflection to a great band.
In your aim (as most Taylor-fans constantly do) to rewrite - or, putting it better: to REDUCE - history, you're deliberately neglect the fact that the Stones have mastered about a gazillion of popmusical styles, all transferred into their signature 'Stones sound', in their "50 & counting" years-old career, with three (completely) different incarnations... all sounding worthy, all very much unique; all relevant, and all part of this impressive musical adventure that is called "The Rolling Stones".
You may prefer Love in Vain live 1972 (or whenever) overandoverandoverandover again, but that's no reason to put down what the Stones did & how they've sounded like from 1975 onwards; something you DO imply, here.

By limiting yourself to the 'not-even 5 years' of Mick T, beautiful as they may have been, you're not only depriving yourself (if that suits yo: go right ahead...) but also the masses reading this forum (and THAT's where I'm stepping in!) from almost 40 years of great music; tons of songs/albums/ concerts that are an essential part of our collective awareness & memory, as well as R'n'R musical history. (And the Stones are still History in the Making; enjoy it while it last... Because they DO still DELIVER. Just check this box set...)

And to get back on topic: Keith scr**wed up the intro of Start me Up TWICE; so on both nights. Surely one has to debate whether a Keith Richards' scr***w-up IS, in fact, a BAD thing... - but apart from that, at least the first Hyde Park night (the one I attended) sounded beautifuly as it was. No need for Mick Taylor (who mostly played rather POORLY throughout this whole anniversary, nov '12 to july '13; one or two nights in LA notwithstanding...) AT ALL. And so say MANY of us!!

People: if you're unaware of the "latter-day" Rolling Stones' live sound anno 2000 & onwards, this is one of the many good places to start. If you're interested in how they sounded like on their 50th anniversary, consider this a more then worthy document (although their Glastonbury gig would have been better), and enjoy One of the Greatest Rock'n'Roll Bands Ever - to this day. If you're only interested in the '69-'74 erea & sound: go and buy "Ladies & Gentlemen..." - something you probably already have done. Then go & play tht once more. Enjoy!

Just BEWARE of people that are always stressing the 'Mick T'-factor... They mostly suffer from tunnel vision, close-to-religious fanaticism; they are musical fetishists, and have almost nothing to do with what the Stones are (REALLY) all about.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2013 13:52:23 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2013 14:13:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Sep 2013 14:13:56 BDT
...Oeps - did I strike a nerve there, underLeveller!?
That's MISTER Idiot, to you -
and for your information: English is NOT my mother tongue - so I guess I'm doing a PRETTY GOOD job, am I not?! (I could even have corrected some minor mistakes YOU made... But since I don't suffer from the so-called "teacher's deflection", as some of us obviously do, I choose not to.)
But if my English is not to your liking, I could rewrite my reaction to your post in Flemish (Dutch), German, French, or Spanish; just take your pick, and let me know.
Now go and enjoy a Mick Taylor album...

Posted on 9 Sep 2013 20:01:05 BDT
I to would have liked to see more Mick T and More Bill W on the 50th tour. The songs Mick T played on were amazing and I started to remember how good he really was.
I remember being extremely upset when it was announced Brian J was leaving the band and being replaced by Mick T and it was an entirely new band with Mick T in it but at the time never as good as with Brian J. A very different sound, a different time! I listen to all three Stones Era's and enjoy each for what they were. But it was so very nice having Mick T back to revisit or remember how it was with him in the band! Bill should have been much more included, Bill has even been PhotoShopped out of the 1969 Hyde park retro T shirts, I hear it was about a few dollars they would have had to pay him!

Posted on 18 Sep 2013 22:52:14 BDT
N. Hopkins says:
This is a silly review really. I love Mick Taylor Stones most of all, but I've also seen the band on several occasions and they are consistently better each time. They get better with age and that's what the Hyde Park gigs showed. The live album was a mix of the two nights as I imagine the DVD will be. As for Leveller's pedantry, he just made himself look like an idiot.

Posted on 8 Oct 2013 20:21:49 BDT
K. PETERS says:
I was at both the Hyde Park shows and Keith did the "shocking wrong chord" in the opening of SMU BOTH shows!!! I noticed that they fixed this for the iTunes audio release and no doubt they've doctored this up as made me laugh at the time.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2013 21:52:49 BDT
Throughout the years at Live Rolling Stones Concerts I have caught so many gaffes but that was what made the Rolling Stones what they were. Real and raw and raunchy.
I hope when released on CD and video Keith's FU's are left as recorded as that's what LIVE is all about

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2013 11:06:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Oct 2013 11:07:48 BDT
Simon1980 says:
Dear Mr. Janssens - your English is SIMPLY WONDERFUL AND REALLY GREAT! NO matter what other people may say about it !(A Rolling Stones fan and former student of Shakespeare's beautiful language from Germany)
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