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This excellent filmed document on the Rolling Stones 1997-98 Bridges to Babylon tour should Prove once and for all that the Stones are truly still the World's Greatest band.Watching (and listening)to this concert parade of 20 classics and a few new songs should be enough to get anyone on their feet.This was supposedly edited from two concerts on the tour,but it sure doesn't show it.In short, with Mick wailing and Keith shredding like they are here,you just can't lose and this is one of their best efforts.Rock'n'Roll!!! **** out of 4 stars.
They pack the arenas, they rock the house every time they go out, what
more could a rock and roll audience want? Well, to keep the quality as
good as the last time around. Luckily on the Bridges to Babylon tour,
the Rolling Stones have some new tunes that assist in the
rocking-the-house quota (Flip the Switch and Saint of Me ratchet it up
a full notch past the expected tunes like Satisfaction, Start Me Up,
and Honkey Tonk Woman). And like the majority of their arena tour
performances, they have the cool knack of going out into the middle of
the arena midway through and putting on a show for those in the back
(for here It's Only Rock and Roll and, surprisingly, Like a Rolling
Stone). As far as how it's shot it's nothing incredible, but it's never
less than exciting for what the Stones can provide. I also loved the
bit with the internet voting on the songs, and the result being one of
their most underrated tracks, Waiting on a Friend.
That's the very first DVD I bought and it's terrific. Being a Stones fan of sorts, I hardly can be unbiased in my opinions, but nevertheless... It's a great stage performance by great group. The only thing I miss on this disc is guest appearance of Taj Mahal which is included on "No Security" CD made during the same tour. A must have for every RS fan!
The DVD version of this video seems to go a step beyond anything the Stones have released in their career. When played in Dolby Digital 5.1 and with all speakers adjusted properly I found the sound nothing short of phenomenal. It surpasses Voodoo Lounge which was not in Dolby Digital 5.1 and the IMAX DVD from '89. While the term "almost as good as being there" is over used it almost applies in this case. Teamed with the incredible picture quality of DVD taken from a high quality video and being able to see each band member's every movement in crisp detail the result is enough to satisfy the most discriminating Stone fan. Unless Mick and the Boys have something better waiting in the wings, this one could live on in history for future generations as the best representation of what makes them The Best Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World.
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