Fireworks

The Rolling Stones - 'Totally Stripped' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/5b/53/96/the-rolling-stones-totally-stripped-43-1477247722.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     October 23, 2016    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
5739   0   1   0   0   0

A wonderful package.

This is perhaps the culmination of some excellent Rolling Stones DVD releases recently; live gigs from the seventies, into the eighties and just into the nineties, showing the ramshackle glory of the troubadour years, the designed arena glory and the money-hoovering, smoothly rolling recent times. This is slightly different though, as this is the Stones' attempt to go back to their early days, before they lost contact with the sweat, the fear, some might say the excitement of a cramped club – this is mid-nineties smaller gigs, not acoustic, still with a horn section, backing singers and a full band.

The documentary is okay, showing the usual talking heads stuff about why they did it, Mick Jagger being a bit curmudgeonly about the cramped space, lots of shots of them jumping into cars from hotel to the gig and fans sleeping out for hundreds of hours to get a ticket. It is fun to see the backstage stuff, including their focused sound-checks and everyone is having a great time, but we don't really learn anything except the mundanity of superstardom. But it is good to spend time with and get close to the people who seem to inhabit the stratosphere.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The real pull here are three concerts – Paris, London and Amsterdam. These are similar sized venues – Brixton Academy proportions – and they absolutely slay. Keith Richards throws his cool shapes, Ronnie Wood smiles all over his craggy face and Jagger, well, despite concerns about the stage size, he controls that space, strutting, preening, getting among them, teasing us, loving every second of a connection he has eschewed in favour of stardom. The keys are an old style cabinet and sound beautiful throughout, the standards are produced with sass and sweat, there are some surprises ('Shine A Light' for example) and the semi acoustic sections are compelling too, plus check out Jagger's duet with Lisa Fischer – she has the voice and attitude to match, no wonder he's smiling!

All three gigs are filmed lazily and that's to their credit; it is not cleaned up, the colours bleed in, the edges blur and that gives us all the warmth of the night, it drops us in the middle of the crowd and we can smell the sweat. The shots are varied and the sound is clean and clear.

You'd expect a quality product from The Rolling Stones, but this is ballsy, to leave it alone and show the warts, the love, the band "stripped" so that we can see each part working perfectly. It looks like it did in the seventies; that takes some doing. Kudos galore to them and Eagle/Universal for this wonderful package.

Steve Swift

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Rocktopia Te : @Johns Band: Can you please contact us here: «email»
  • Johns Band : Fireworks Magazine 88 did not arrive by post. paid by PayPal. Any Suggestion.
  • Berny : @bpomper: Can you pls. contact the Rocktopia team here: «email»
  • bpomper : i found the problem..old email i can not access.i have tried to change it by editing my info but it wont allow. any suggestions
  • Berny : @bpomper: A reply was sent yesterday, We recommend checking your spam/junk mail to see if our message was filtered there. The magazine was already sent to your shipping address. Please let me know if you do not receive it within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience!
  • bpomper : Thanks didnt of that. I still have not heard about fireworks 88 was it sent out. Thankyou
  • Rocktopia Te : @bpomper: For security reasons, we removed your previous message. Please do not post your private e - mail address. Many thanks for your understanding.
  • bpomper : Thanks for the reply. I see download but can you confirm that hardcopy was or is sent ou .thanks.the email i used is inder the contact me info of the website
  • Berny : @bpomper: Apologies for your troubles. Where did you send the email to? We haven't received anything. I will send you a longer reply via mail. Also, you can download the free CD from the "Fireworks" menu on top, but the CD links are only shown if you are logged in.
  • bpomper : 3rd email inquiring about my purchase of fireworks #88. i purchased on the 2oth of sept and today is the 24 with no response...paypal has taken the payment. should i have a down load of the cd for mu usa magazine. Looking forward to an answer
  • bpomper : hello i purchased fireworks #88 through paypal on9/23 and have not recieved an email from rocktopia. purchase is for a hard copy of the mag. should i have cd download instructions.when should i expect it
  • Berny : @Johns Band: I've just sent you an e - mail. Best regards, B.
  • Johns Band : I have ordered FM Live video and £1.99 taken from my PayPal account. How do I download video. Something gone wrong at processing with Fireworks. The links to report it do not work.
  • Berny : @kevinw01: Have you received the mail containing the donwload instructions? It seems as if you are downloading the bonus CDs from the "Fireworks" menu, those are meant for our readers in the USA and Canada whose copies do not come with the CD. I will send you a mail now. Thanks, B.
  • kevinw01 : I have ordered several issues of Fireworks but when I press the download button I only get a copy of the MP3 but not the PDF files. I have an iPad. Am I doing something wrong? Kevin
  • Berny : @ARONITY: Thanks for your order. As stated in the item's description, it can take up to three hours for your purchase to be processed. You should have received a mail containing the download instructions by now. Thanks for your patience!
  • ARONTY : Hi, Just ordered #88 pdf, Paypal show the payment, but no d/l link, please help..
  • Berny : @John: Pls. check your mail, this should have been sorted by now. Apologies for the delay!
  • johnmason : Hi. I paid for #88 and it doesn't show up in the licenses/Downloads and I never received any email telling me how to download it.
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks Magazine #88 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site