Rolling Stones’ Film “Rock And Roll Circus” To Be Released On DVD

ABKCO Records is preparing the Rolling Stones’ film “Rock and Roll Circus” for DVD release. It’s tentatively scheduled for 4th Quarter 2004.

The December 1968 concert was filmed for a television special, although it was never broadcast, because the Stones were not happy with their performance.

In 1996, ABKCO released a CD, videocassette and laserdisc of the event, which also featured performances by the Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and the Dirty Mac, a supergroup comprising John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell.

Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the film features the Stones performing tunes that had just appeared on their “Beggars Banquet” album: “Parachute Woman,” “No Expectations,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and a giddy version of “Salt of the Earth.” They also performed their current hit at the time, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and premiered “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” which would debut the following year on the album “Let It Bleed.”

It will feature a surround-sound mix and bonus content, including never-released performances from the concert and contemporary commentary from participants.

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