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From The Vault - Hampton Coliseum - Live In 1981 [DVD+ 2CD]  [NTSC]
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DVD+2CD set. From The Vault is a new series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. Hampton Coliseum Live In 1981 is the first title in this series. The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 was the most successful tour of that year taking a then record $50 million dollars in ticket sales. The tour was in support of the critically and commercially successful Tattoo You album. There were fifty dates on the tour which ran from Philadelphia at the end of September through to Hampton, Virginia on the 18th and 19th of December. The show on December 18th, which was also Keith Richards birthday, was the first ever music concert to be broadcast on television as a pay-per-view event. The footage has now been carefully restored and the sound has been newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show. TRACKLISTING: (CD Disc One): 1) Under My Thumb 2) When The Whip Comes Down 3) Let s Spend The Night Together 4) Shattered 5) Neighbours 6) Black Limousine 7) Just My Imagination 8) Twenty Flight Rock 9) Going To A Go Go 10) Let Me Go 11) Time Is On My Side 12) Beast Of Burden 13) Waiting On A Friend 14) Let It Bleed (CD Disc Two): 15) You Can t Always Get What You Want 16) Band Introductions 17) Happy Birthday Keith 18) Little T & A 19) Tumbling Dice 20) She s So Cold 21) Hang Fire 22) Miss You 23) Honky Tonk Women 24) Brown Sugar 25) Start Me Up 26) Jumping Jack Flash 27) (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction. DVD contains all 27 tracks.
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At the end of a long tour the Stones are a really tight band here. The whole band is superb and Keith and Ronnie are brilliant as always but Keith I would say especially so.
If you’re a fan you shouldn’t need convincing how good this is – or even if not a fan you might not need convincing.Read more ›
There is also a few minutes of backstage footage which has been slightly edited from the original broadcast.
You get to see the late great promoter Bill Graham playing ping-pong with Bill Wyman, Keith warming up with his Telecaster and numerous family members milling about (Marlon Richards, Jo Wood).
The new audio mix (as heard on the official download audio release released last year) is superb. The guitars are at the forefront whereas the original broadcast had them slightly low for my tastes. The video quality is very good indeed. Do not expect amazing blu-ray clarity as this was only filmed on TV broadcast quality video tape (hence SD as opposed to HD). That said, it is still a big upgrade to the unofficial video dubs that have been around since the original broadcast.
During the 2nd part of "Beast of Burden", an inferior video source has been used as presumably there is some damage to that part of the master. It's tastefully done and doesn't detract from the overall experience.
I do have one small quibble, A couple of vocal lines during miss you have clearly been overdubbed for some strange reason. The camera shows Jagger clearly and some his vocals do not match what you are seeing at all. A few of these performances were used for the "Still Life" album and also had some overdubs applied. These overdubs appear to be audible on this release too, which is totally unnecessary.Read more ›
I grew up in a household where what I was allowed to listen to in regards to rock or pop music came from my mother, who is still a fan of whatever takes her fancy. My father on the other side was a music teacher and did not really have any affection for rock/pop after it all went psychedelic in the late 60's apart from a couple of tracks off "Sgt.Pepper" and "Abbey Road". So any question of hearing The Stones when I was a kid was pretty much an impossibility considering mum wasn't a fan. It wasn't until I started working and earning money that I could purchase music on my own without paternal approval. You all know how it goes. Get your own music player (record player, a Three in One (remember those), a Sony Walkman or now iPod) and listen to whatever you want. The first two Stones albums I bought were Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You. A late bloomer you might say and for a Stones fan from that era this new concert release from the vault is a real treat. A two cd set that also includes a dvd of the entire show.
Out on the road hoofing it for the then newly released Tattoo You, Mick and Keef et al are in splendid form. In fact they actually play half the album in this show appearing to be having fun on the road again. And the joy of it for me is that it is so far removed from the slick machine the band have now become. You can see glimpses of what's in the future with the artistic stage design and huge catwalks that run either side of the floor of Hampton Coliseum but it's nowhere near the scale of Bigger Bang or the recent 14 on Fire tours and that's a good thing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So excited by this item. A classic show getting a full release.
What a dissapointment. The DVD is great and worth a view the Cds well. Abysml worse than a good bootleg. Read more
Had this as a vinyl bootleg thirty years ago, and it's vinyl again for me as it gets its official release. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Og Oggilby
Not the best Stones concert era, imo, but still a good concert with good quality sound and picture.Published 13 months ago by Mark One