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Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones Reviews

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½ January 31, 2014
Pretty great, straight up rock concert from The Rolling Stones in 1972, arguably at the top of their powers. 15 songs, no frills and all excellent!
November 18, 2011
Not a classic like the Maysles' "Gimme Shelter," this one is 'just' a concert film edited from two different performances. But for my money, this was the Stones' best tour. It was their best line-up, touring behind their greatest album ("Exile on Main Street") with everyone playing at their peak.
December 29, 2010
The Stones at their peak. Great stuff.
December 18, 2010
For a little while The Stones were done copying other artists and hadn't started to suck yet. For few albums they were the best.
December 3, 2010
Good concert film, showing the Stones on the North American leg of their Exile on Main Street tour in 1972. Captures well the energy and tightness of the band, and some of the best rock music ever made.

Sound quality is brilliant, especially for a 1972 live recording.

On the negative side, the camera work and editing leave a lot to be desired. Mick Jagger features in about 80% of the close-ups, and Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman get almost no coverage. Mick Taylor will be ripping into a great guitar solo, and the camera will be on Jagger!

Overall, a great movie and an excellent reminder of the zenith of rock n' roll.
Super Reviewer
½ November 13, 2010
Best concert film I've ever seen. Finally available on DVD.
½ October 21, 2010
It's not the most excitingly shot concert film, lots of dead angles and murky footage due to stage lights with no interest in the camera. What saves it is the Stones were having a series of great nights, and the set list is killer. If you like the Stones, this is a definite must see.
½ September 11, 2009
AWESOME ! Mick Taylor was ON FIRE ! !
Super Reviewer
August 30, 2009
Just supposing The Rolling Stones ever tire of documenting their decline and wish to celebrate their heyday instead - crazy thought, I know - Ladies and Gentlemen would make an excellent second half of a 2-disc set, twinned with the infamous Cocksucker Blues. Seeing the band emerge victorious from the shambolic excesses of ...Blues to give this splendid concert would have a similar sort of impact as watching The Beatles on the Apple rooftop after an hour's studio bickering in Let It Be. The film captures The Stones at their reinvigorated peak, having successfully wriggled out of a miserly record deal and escaped the equally rapacious clutches of the British taxman, accompanied by arguably their two greatest sidemen, pianist Nicky Hopkins and saxophonist Bobby Keys. This is everything a great concert movie should be. No gimmicks, no masturbatory shots of an adoring crowd; just a great band playing killer versions of some of their best material, mainly culled from Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St. Ta, r&b.
Super Reviewer
August 23, 2009
great concert film from the stones' legendary american tour 1972 in support of exile on main street. this is the best footage i've seen of the stones in their prime. filmed over four nights in fort worth and houston, it was released with quadrophonic sound for limited theater engagements but has never had a home video release. the vid is a bit rough on bootleg but it's well worth seeking out for stones fans. see why they were called the greatest rock n roll band in the world in this period
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