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I have recently become a big Rolling Stones fan. I just picked up a live concert DVD from the library, but have yet to watch it. I've got a couple more on hold.

Which made me wonder: What is your favorite Rolling Stones live concert DVD?
 

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No question, it's "Ladies and Gentlemen The Rolling Stones" from their 1972 US tour. It's the Rolling Stones at their absolute zenith. Exile On Main Street had just been released, Charlie had just got his black nitron Gretsch kit and Mick Taylor's guitar playing is sublime. I'm going to watch it right now. Here's my favortie track from it.

There's a good one from their '78 US tour and a pretty good bootleg from 1975 in Los Angeles. Gimme Shelter is really a documentary. But go to Amazon and buy Ladies and Gentlemen... you're welcome :)
 

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Thumbs up on L&GTRS!

Also fun to watch the recent one from the show in Havana and one that Martin Scorcese directed, if only for the first 10 minutes where he repeatedly tries to get Jagger to commit to a set list - which Scorcese is only handed the minute the band hits the stage!
 

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The "Some Girls" tour was very good. I just watched a video of the show on Tubi with Roku.
 

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No question, it's "Ladies and Gentlemen The Rolling Stones" from their 1972 US tour. It's the Rolling Stones at their absolute zenith. Exile On Main Street had just been released, Charlie had just got his black nitron Gretsch kit and Mick Taylor's guitar playing is sublime. I'm going to watch it right now. Here's my favortie track from it.

There's a good one from their '78 US tour and a pretty good bootleg from 1975 in Los Angeles. Gimme Shelter is really a documentary. But go to Amazon and buy Ladies and Gentlemen... you're welcome :)
Thank you!
 

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I highly recommend Sweet Summer Sun/ Hyde Park Live dvd. It was an anniversary concert there of the first 69 concert. It was in 2013 but they are in top form. Sound and performance is great.
 

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I have piles of Stones boot videos and audio recordings. The ‘78 SomeGirls official release is pretty good as is the ‘72 footage Johnny mentioned.
I do have an ‘81 tour full pro shot boot that is killer. There may be an official release from that tour as well.
 

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I have piles of Stones boot videos and audio recordings. The ‘78 SomeGirls official release is pretty good as is the ‘72 footage Johnny mentioned.
I do have an ‘81 tour full pro shot boot that is killer. There may be an official release from that tour as well.
Is the one from '81 the PPV from Hamtpon, VA on Keith's (and my) birthday? I remember that one. I still think Ladies and Gentlemen in '72 best captures the Stones at their peek, at least in terms of a live performance. But all good suggestions.
 

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John- I think the Hampton one has been officially released. I think the boot is from Seattle (?) it’s boxed up so I can’t confirm.
 

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John- I think the Hampton one has been officially released. I think the boot is from Seattle (?) it’s boxed up so I can’t confirm.
There are pro-shot bootlegs of both the Seattle shows (I was at 10/14/81, my one and only Stones show) as well as several other 1981 shows.

There are two official DVD releases from the Tattoo You tour:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_Coliseum_(album) (From The Vault – Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_at_Leeds_(Rolling_Stones_album) (From the Vault – Live in Leeds 1982)
plus the Checkerboard Lounge, but that isn't really a Stones show it's Mick/Keith/Ronnie/Stu sitting in with Muddy Waters


 

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No question, it's "Ladies and Gentlemen The Rolling Stones" from their 1972 US tour. It's the Rolling Stones at their absolute zenith. Exile On Main Street had just been released, Charlie had just got his black nitron Gretsch kit and Mick Taylor's guitar playing is sublime. I'm going to watch it right now. Here's my favortie track from it.

There's a good one from their '78 US tour and a pretty good bootleg from 1975 in Los Angeles. Gimme Shelter is really a documentary. But go to Amazon and buy Ladies and Gentlemen... you're welcome :)
My thinking is that Charlie Watts got the black nitron Gretsch set in time for the "Get Yer Yas Yas Out" album cover that came out in 1970. But I really could be wrong. I just wandered over here from the vintage page.
 

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My thinking is that Charlie Watts got the black nitron Gretsch set in time for the "Get Yer Yas Yas Out" album cover that came out in 1970. But I really could be wrong. I just wandered over here from the vintage page.
That's a good thought and you're correct that he got a RB black nitron kit in 1968, which he used in 1968 and 1969 (the bass drum and floor tom can be seen at their 1969 Hyde Park show), but not the SSB kit. The photo for Get Yer Ya Ya's Out was taken in 1969, but it's his RB black nitron kit, not his SSB kit. He got the SSB black nitron kit I referenced in 1972.

This is his RB black nitron kit and his first Gretsch kit bought in 1968. Prior to that, he played Ludwig.

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This is his second Gretsch kit (black diamond pearl) he got in 1969 and used throughout the 1969 US and 1970 European tours. It's on Get Yer Ya Ya's Out, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street.

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This is the SSB black nitron kit I'm referring to, that he got in 1972 and used until 1978 when he bought his beloved '57 RB Maple kit.

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I took this photo at their Exhibitionsim traveling museum a few years ago and if you look closely, you'll see his RB black nitron bass drum in the lower left corner and his SSB black nitron kit.

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This is technically inaccurate, as the SSB kit was not used on Exile On Main Street (recorded in 1971).

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That's a good thought and you're correct that he got a RB black nitron kit in 1968, which he used in 1968 and 1969 (the bass drum and floor tom can be seen at their 1969 Hyde Park show), but not the SSB kit. The photo for Get Yer Ya Ya's Out was taken in 1969, but it's his RB black nitron kit, not his SSB kit. He got the SSB black nitron kit I referenced in 1972.

This is his RB black nitron kit and his first Gretsch kit bought in 1968. Prior to that, he played Ludwig.

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This is his second Gretsch kit (black diamond pearl) he got in 1969 and used throughout the 1969 US and 1970 European tours. It's on Get Yer Ya Ya's Out, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street.

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This is the SSB black nitron kit I'm referring to, that he got in 1972 and used until 1978 when he bought his beloved '57 RB Maple kit.

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I took this photo at their Exhibitionsim traveling museum a few years ago and if you look closely, you'll see his RB black nitron bass drum in the lower left corner and his SSB black nitron kit.

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This is technically inaccurate, as the SSB kit was not used on Exile On Main Street (recorded in 1971).

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Great! Thanks for the clarifications!
 

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Great! Thanks for the clarifications!
1972 SSB bass drum has 10 lugs per side. I didn't know that Gretsch had upped the lug count
on the 22" to 10 by then (1972). Always more to learn, isn't there?
 

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The Hampton 81 show is the one where Keith beats a stage-crasher away with his black tele!

I grew up in Norfolk (Across Hampton Roads from Hampton) from ages 11 to 18, and saw a few shows at Hampton in the 90s (including the first time Phish ever played there, that was the only Phish show I ever went to, glad it could be a legendary one!).
 

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For those of you who really like "Ladies and Gentlemen The Rolling Stones", what is it that you truly like about that DVD?
Mick Taylor, for one. But also the fact that they were just so tight then: a well-oiled machine. I saw them on that '72 tour at the Norfolk Scope. I was 12 yo, haha! My first "real" concert. My friend's Mom escorted us.

The Hampton 81 show is the one where Keith beats a stage-crasher away with his black tele!

I grew up in Norfolk (Across Hampton Roads from Hampton) from ages 11 to 18, and saw a few shows at Hampton in the 90s (including the first time Phish ever played there, that was the only Phish show I ever went to, glad it could be a legendary one!).
Yep, I was at that show. I remember it well - cameras everywhere. The whole "Keith playing whack-a-mole" played out in front of me, and I've told friends that it originally appeared almost in slo-motion, as if it was staged. I remember seeing the guy climb on the stage right runway and make a slow run for it. That was my original interpretation, and it kind of bummed me out at the time that Keef, the King of Kool, had to resort to a staged display of what a badass he was. But once I saw the HBO footage, I realized that it was real. Keef was again my hero. :)

PS: I keep hoping that I'll eventually see the young me in the audience on the DVD (I was by the stage left runway), but it has yet to happen.
 
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