Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones 1972 Concert

Title: The Rolling Stones 1972 Concert

Genre: band music/rock/r&b/br>
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Airdate AU: Friday 3 December 2010 at 2130hrs
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Network AU: ABC1

Cast: The Rolling Stones

Synopsis: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones 1972 Concert is an energetic look at the band at the height of their stardom performing tunes from their critical acclaimed Exile On Main Street, Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed and Beggars Banquet.

Filmed in Texas in the middle of their 1972 North American tour this is one of the all-time great concert films, capturing The Rolling Stones at the peak of their power as recording and performing giants.

Doing what they do best, guitar fuelled R&B with pop flair and youthful rebelliousness thrown in for good measure – The Stones are at their liveliest and dangerous best.

Filmed simply and mostly in close-up, with un-enhanced stage lighting, the band is the focus and The Stones themselves provide all the energy the film needs.

The sheer power and vitality of The Stones’ performance in Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones 1972 Concert is a devastating stretch of songs from the almost punk Chuck Berry cover, Bye Bye Johnny, to the laid back, country-fried Dead Flowers, straight bluesy Love In Vain, to the upbeat Happy and a searing, intense and surprisingly sped up rendition of one of their darkest numbers, Midnight Rambler.

While The Rolling Stones of the 70s weren’t exactly renowned for their tightness, here they are surprisingly sharp without destroying that loose, unpredictable bar band energy that makes them great It’s a fuller sound with most of the poppy gloss removed. This is rock and roll stripped down to its elemental blues and country roots from a band that plays it with a confidence and swagger that will blow you away.

Source: ABC

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