On 15 November 2010, Eagle Rock Entertainment release the “Ladies & Gentlemen – Deluxe Limited Edition” by The Rolling Stones. Only one single production run of these deluxe sets will be created.
The three DVDs featured in this special release contain respectively, the concert film “Ladies & Gentlemen”, the documentary “Stones In Exile” and a third disc of additional previously unreleased bonus material which is unavailable elsewhere. The DVDs are set in the cover of an 11” square, 40 plus page hardback book of photographs from the 1972 “Exile On Main Street” tour taken by Ethan Russell with additional photographs from the tour by Bob Gruen.
Also included are two unique 35mm film cells from a print of “Ladies & Gentlemen” – hand cut from a single print of the film ensuring two unique cells in every box. We also include a 5ft long black faux silk scarf with the title and Rolling Stones logo in silver glitter based on the original scarf given out at the 1974 cinema premiere of “Ladies & Gentlemen” and a reproduction of the original 1974 film poster for the cinema premiere of “Ladies & Gentlemen”. These items are only available with this release.
Disc One – Ladies & Gentlemen
The legendary concert film “Ladies & Gentlemen…The Rolling Stones” has been fully restored and remastered from the original film print and multitrack audio masters and now finally receives its first authorised release on DVD and Blu-ray. Filmed in Texas in 1972 over four nights of the “Exile On Main Street” US tour, “Ladies & Gentlemen” was premiered at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York on 15th April 1974 and released into selected cinemas across the USA shortly afterwards. It was billed at the time as “…the most powerful rock film ever made” and is considered by many fans to be the finest Rolling Stones performance ever captured on film.
1) Brown Sugar 2) Bitch 3) Gimme Shelter 4) Dead Flowers 5) Happy 6) Tumbling Dice 7) Love In Vain 8) Sweet Virginia 9) You Can’t Always Get What You Want 10) All Down the Line 11) Midnight Rambler 12) Bye Bye Johnny 13) Rip This Joint 14) Jumpin’ Jack Flash 15) Street Fighting Man
Tour rehearsal footage from Montreux
1972 Old Grey Whistle Test Interview with Mick Jagger
2010 interview with Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitars), Charlie Watts (drums), Bill Wyman (bass), Mick Taylor (guitars) with Bobby Keys (saxophones), Jim Price (horns) and Nicky Hopkins (piano)
Disc Two – Stones In Exile
In the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones reluctantly departed the UK to take up residence in France. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became the venue for the recording of much of the band’s classic “Exile On Main Street” album. “Stones In Exile” tells the story in the band’s own words and through extensive archive footage of their time away from England and the creation of this extraordinary double album, which many regard as the Rolling Stones’ finest achievement.
Extensive additional footage including interviews with all the band members, interviews with well known “Exile” fans and Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts returning to Olympic Studios and Jagger’s country house Stargroves where a lot of the early work on the album was done.
Disc Three – Additional Bonus Material
Previously unreleased material from the 1972/3 Rolling Stones world tour in support of the classic “Exile On Main Street” album. The disc runs for approximately 40 minutes and contains:
• Footage from the Dick Cavett TV show – features interviews and backstage footage from the concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 1972 which were the culmination of the US tour featured in “Ladies & Gentlemen”.
• Footage from Australian TV – features interviews with Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Mick Taylor filmed during the Australian leg of the tour.