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Let's Spend the Night Together (1982)

The Rolling Stones' shows in Tempe, Arizona and East Rutherford, New Jersey during their 1981 US tour.

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Hal Ashby
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Cast overview:
Mick Jagger ... Self
Keith Richards ... Self
Charlie Watts ... Self
Bill Wyman ... Self
Ronnie Wood ... Self (as Ron Wood)
Ian Stewart ... Self
Ian McLagan ... Self
Ernie Watts Ernie Watts ... Self
Bobby Keys Bobby Keys ... Self
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The Rolling Stones' shows in Tempe, Arizona and East Rutherford, New Jersey during their 1981 US tour.

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Taglines:

Let's Spend the Night Together . . . live it!

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Documentary | Music

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Trivia

"When the Whip Comes Down" was performed and filmed on the 13th December 1981 concert in Tempe, Arizona but was not used for the main English version of the film. Although it did feature in the German version of the film. See more »

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"When the Whip Comes Down" was only featured in the German version of the film. See more »

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Soundtracks

All Down the Line
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Published by Colgems-EMI Music, Inc.
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Should Have Been More
31 March 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Let's Spend the Night Together (1983)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The Rolling Stones 1981 "Tattoo You" tour was captured by the infamous Hal Ashby but the end results are certainly mixed at best. Filmed from shows in Tempe, AZ and East Rutherford, NJ the setlist is as followed:

Under My Thumb / Let's Spend the Night Together / Shattered / Neighbours / Black Limousine / Just My Imagination / Twenty Flight Rock / Let Me Go / Time Is On My Side / Beast of Burden / Waiting on a Friend / Going To A Go Go / You Can't Always Get What You Want / Little T&A / Tumbling Dice / She's So Cold / All Down the Line / Hang Fire / Miss You / Let It Bleed / Start Me Up / Honkey Tonk Women / Brown Sugar / Jumpin' Jack Flash / Satisfaction

Having seen countless official concerts by the Stones as well as seeing them in person I must admit that I wasn't totally blown away by the performances here. The biggest problem however is the direction by Ashby, which really seems all over the place. To me it seems like he showed up with a film crew, without any thought, and just pointed the camera at various things. There really doesn't seem to be too much thought about what was getting filmed or the visual look that would appear on screen. As far as The Stones performance it too is a mixed bag. "Twenty Flight Rock" comes off fairly poor does a few other tracks including "All Down the Line" and "Going to A Go Go". Even some of their classics like "You Can't Always Get What You Want" comes off bland as does "Let It Bleed" and "Time Is On My Side". There are a few good moments with the best one being "Start Me Up", which was still a new release at the time yet the crowd ate up the performance. Other new songs from the album include a nice version of "Little T&A" as well as a great, slowed down version of "Waiting On a Friend". The closing tune "Satisfaction" doesn't really pack the punch it should have. In the end I think fans of The Stones will enjoy what's here but at the same time they'll be saying that the film should have been a lot more.


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Official Sites:

Synergy [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1982 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Time Is on Our Side See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,319,050, 13 February 1983

Gross USA:

$3,821,199

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,821,199
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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