In 1972, the Stones bring their Exile on Main Street tour to Texas: 15 songs, with five from the "Exile" album. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman on a small stage with three other musicians. Until the lights come up near the end, we see the Stones against a black background. The camera stays mostly on Jagger, with a few shots of Taylor. Richards is on screen for his duets and for some guitar work on the final two songs. It's music from start to finish: hard rock ("All Down the Line"), the blues ("Love in Vain" and "Midnight Rambler"), a tribute to Chuck Berry ("Bye Bye Johnny"), and no "Satisfaction." Written by
I've got the DVD! I bought it off ebay from a source in Canada. The package itself is not the best design and the features are limited, but the concerts are there in their entirety, with excellent sound and footage, with a few bonus tracks. I'm currently in the process of transferring it to audio CD so I can listen to the tracks elsewhere. I'm also a graphic designer and plan to design a soundtrack with pictures and commentary for it. Of course I couldn't nor afford to make enough copies to sell since that would be illegal, but if I were to somehow get a copy out to the Stones' themselves maybe they could make something happen. At any rate, the DVD is worth buying. Honestly its better than Gimmie Shelter (performance-wise) and definitely better than any of their contemporary crap. If you want to see the Rolling Stones as their purest and raw power, this is the ONE. The Glimmer Twins are in full swing when it comes to the back-2-back tracks of Dead Flowers and Happy. You get that feeling of good old fashioned Rock'n'roll.
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