Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones- Deluxe Edition 3DVD Numbered Box Set
First, the bad news:
So far as I know this is the only official release of any documentation of The Rolling Stones' 1972 U.S. tour which was by far the most excessive, over the top blow out of a tour attempted by anybody at the time.
For a tour so anticipated and (over?) hyped, it delivered on every level.
From the set list, heavy with "Exile" material, which in retrospect turns out to be a great choice, to the arrangements and band line up, this is the Stones at their peak, in my limited opinion.
Hot on the heels of "Exile On Main St." and three years since their last tour with Mick Taylor, this was the biggest event of the year.
The band, Mick, Keith, Bill, Charlie and Mick Taylor with Nicky Hopkins and Ian Stewart on piano, Jim Price on trumpet and trombone and Bobby Keys on sax, was sparse compared to the current incarnation, yet was perfect for the rather sparse arrangements at the time.
So, considering all of this, I wonder why there was so little documentation.
This tour would have been the perfect opportunity for a live album, which possibly could have equaled or bettered their stunning "Get Your Ya Yas Out."
Because the visual impact of the tour was so impressive part or all of many shows, more than four, at least, could have been filmed.
Then, the best performances from a variety of shows could have been represented.
As it is, four shows were filmed in Houston and Dallas, Texas and edited together with pretty good results.
I just think that more variety of input could have resulted in an overall better final result.
So, the bad news is, this is your only choice.
Now, the good news:
The situation has made up your mind for you.
Buy this video.