rolling stones ladies and gentlemenPosts (English)

A BIT OF HISTORY: ‘LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES’


1974 film of the Stones in concert, filmed in Fort Worth, Texas, June 1972. Directed by Rollin Binzer and produced by Marshall Chess, Rollin Binzer, Bob Fries, and Steve Gebhardt, the color film is ninety minutes long and features Stones’ guest musicians Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Keys. Jim Price, and Ian Stewart. It was released by Dragon Aire, Ltd., and premiered at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater in April 1974, the first concert film to have a full quadraphonic soundtrack. Prior to 2010, after those initial showings in 1974 the movie was only commercially available in the early 1980s in Australia on VHS by Video Classics, of which bootleg copies had since been circulated. The Rolling Stones re-claimed the film from No Moss Partners, the original investment limited partnership in the late 1990s, and held off from re-releasing it until 2010. On 16 September 2010, a digital re-mastered version of Ladies and Gentlemen was shown in select theaters in the United States, presented by Omniverse Vision, Eagle Rock Entertainment and NCM Fathom. Re-mastered in HD digital, the film also features an introduction by Mick Jagger, interviewed in summer 2010 at the London Dorchester Hotel. This segment features Jagger reflecting on memories of the tour during this legendary time, and the status of the Rolling Stones. This film was released at selected Showcase Cinemas in UK the following day, on Friday 17 September 2010. On 12 October 2010, it was issued on DVD and Blu-ray. Supplements to the concert footage includes tour rehearsal footage from the Montreux Jazz Festival, a 1972 Old Grey Whistle Test interview with Mick Jagger, and a 2010 interview with Jagger.

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