RATINGS: A = must own B = buy it C= average D = yawn F = puke

The Rolling Stones – Hyde Park Live
Eagle Rock Entertainment


Rating: A

In 1969, The Stones played a historic gig in Hyde Park in London.  In 2013, they returned and recorded two concerts in front of over 100,000 fans.  The concert is exceptionally shot and performed. Mick Jagger sounds great, Keith Richards plays good and looks like hell, Charlie Watts pats out the same simply yet effective beats he always has, and Ronnie Woods plays some massive guitar.  And the songs…damn this is a hell of a set list.  “Start Me Up,” “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Happy,” “Miss You,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Gimmie Shelter,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” Sympathy for the Devil,” “Brown Sugar,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” make up the meat and potatoes of the set list, but there are a few bonus songs too that ain’t so shabby, including “Emotional Rescue” and “Paint It Black.”

This set list is the most diverse the band has ever done, and they loved doing it.  It is a classy concert film that is done the way it should be.  This is the Rolling Stones, fifty years down the line performing in their home country in front of their biggest fans.  Like the Stones history, the show is larger than life and a true event from the opening note to the final one. 

By Jeb Wright