Rolling Stones will rejoice next month as a reissued, remastered box set of their famed, Rock and Roll Circus will see the light of day. The original rock film was shot before a live audience for the BBC to help promote Beggars Banquet. Mick, Keef and the boys pulled out the all stops and called in their fellow rock stars friends to sit in. It also marks the last time appeared with the 'Stones. He got axed six months after the filming and would pass away a month after that..
The Who, John Lennon, Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull and more combined superpowers for this one-off performance. The concept and filming was no walk in the park. Shooting took over 15 hours and included acrobats, jugglers, fire-breathers and clowns to create the whole "Circus" atmosphere. By the end of it, the 'Stones themselves only played a 6-song set. This redux edition will come loaded with extra footage never before released.
Abkco Records will put it out on June 7th (DVD and Blu-ray), with three other recordings by the Dirty Mac(the supergroup of superfriends listed above) including a rehearsal take of the Beatles' "Revolution" and three more songs by Taj Mahal. The video portion adds an interview with and several commentary tracks featuring Richards, Mick Jagger, Ian Anderson, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and others. There's also a 44-page book with tone of unearthed pics.
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