Friday, September 9, 2011

A Couple Of Hot New Rolling Stones Releases

Whether your preference is vintage '60's "Ed Sullivan Era" Stones ... or late '70's "Some Girls" Stones ... or you just have to have it all ... there'll be something for everybody contained in these two hot new releases.


Wouldn't it be great if they ended up releasing ALL of the musical performances from The Ed Sullivan Show?!?!?  Last week we told you all about a brand new, special Motown Edition ... and there are already special editions on sale featuring all of the appearances by Elvis Presley and The Beatles ... as well as assorted compilations featuring one-off clips from any number of big music stars of the day ... but THIS one's going to sell a few copies ... it's a brand new release spotlighting all of the Sullivan appearances by The Rolling Stones!!!  (Guess that means you'll be able to catch Mick singing "Let's Spend Some Time Together" again!!!)  Read on!  (kk)  

The Ed Sullivan Show, the legendary live Sunday night variety show with a viewership of more than 35 million, was the unwitting catalyst that helped ignite music’s British Invasion.  That musical assault kicked off a new sound that would change the world forever.  One of the most significant and enduring forces in that invasion was a group of young upstarts who called themselves the “Rolling Stones.”  They offered their own brand of gritty, rhythm and blues-inflected, down-and-dirty rock ’n’ roll that would eventually conquer the music world, making them one of the all-time greatest bands in history.  In fact, they came to be universally known as “The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band.”

The Rolling Stones, the bad boys of rock ’n’ roll, first performed on The Ed Sullivan Show, as part of their introduction to the American public in 1964. The Ed Sullivan Show gave the Rolling Stones a national platform by broadcasting them into millions of living rooms across America and, in turn, helped catapult them to the top of the music charts.

On October 4, 2011, SOFA Entertainment presents The Ed Sullivan Show Starring The Rolling Stones, (2 DVDs) that includes four Ed Sullivan Show episodes, and on November 1, 2011, the deluxe version of The Ed Sullivan Show Starring The Rolling Stones (2 DVDs) featuring all 6 episodes of The Ed Sullivan Show, highlighting the complete Rolling Stones’ appearances, including 17 of their live performances -- many of their greatest hits.

Each episode is fully restored and presented in its historical entirety, complete with all of the other performers as well as the original commercials.  For the first time, these historic shows featuring classic Rolling Stones’ performances will be officially available in a single collection.

The Ed Sullivan Show Starring The Rolling Stones - 2-DVD set features 4 full episodes starring the Rolling Stones and includes:

***The Rolling Stones making their triumphant return to the Ed Sullivan stage on May 2, 1965, performing the an early original composition by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards - the Top 10 hit “The Last Time”; a rendition of the Willie     Dixon blues classic “Little Red Rooster”; a cover of Solomon Burke’s “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”; and closing out the show -- the rarely performed instrumental homage to Chess Records, “2120 South Michigan Avenue.”

***Their February 13, 1966, Ed Sullivan Show appearance, presented in gorgeous CBS color, performing their No. 1 smash hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” against a backdrop of screaming fans and a touching rendition of their hit “As Tears Go By.”  Performed as a duet, the song features the vocals of Mick Jagger and the soft chords of Keith Richards’ acoustic guitar.  They end this Sullivan appearance with their newest hit, the manic “19th Nervous Breakdown.”

***The Rolling Stones returning to the Ed Sullivan stage on September 11,1966, after being chased by a mob of fans down Broadway following the dress rehearsal, with a unique performance of their No. 1 hit “Paint It, Black” with Brian Jones sitting and playing the signature riff on his sitar; their hit “Lady Jane,” featuring Jones on dulcimer as the band showcases their versatility by closing the show with their smash Top 10 hit “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadows?”

***The Rolling Stones final appearance on the Ed Sullivan stage with founding member Brian Jones was on January 15, 1967, performing their No. 1 hit “Ruby Tuesday” which was followed by their now historic version of “Let’s Spend The Night Together” with the lyrics changed to, “Let’s Spend Some Time Together” by CBS network’s standards and practices department.  This was a memorable moment of TV censorship.  In true Stones’ fashion, the chorus is defiantly delivered with a sarcastic roll of Mick Jagger’s eyes as he looks into the camera and lets the audience at home know he’s fully aware of the absurdity of the situation. 

Other highlights include:
Tom Jones singing “Watcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You.”
The legendary Louis Armstrong performing “Cabaret.”
Petula Clark giving us “Elusive Butterfly” and “Color My World.”  

The Ed Sullivan Show Starring The Rolling Stones (DELUXE EDITION)features 6 full episodes starring the Rolling Stones and, in addition to the four shows above, includes:

***The Rolling Stones’ very first appearance on October 25, 1964, with the band whipping the audience into a frenzy with the Chuck Berry classic “Around and Around,” and their Top 10 hit, “Time Is On My Side.” This show captures the excitement and hysteria of their fans in the Sullivan Theater as they  nearly drown out the Rolling Stones’ performances. The screams lasted throughout the entire performance, continuing after they finished and the curtain had dropped with Sullivan’s futile attempts to calm the crazed teenage crowd as he tries to say a few words to Mick.

 ***Their November 23, 1969, appearance which marked their final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show where the band introduced their newest member, guitarist Mick Taylor, who replaced Brian Jones had left the band was soon thereafter found dead in his swimming pool.  The Stones performed “Gimme Shelter,” a song that summed up the tumultuous period of the late ’60s; the Robert Johnson blues classic,  “Love In Vain” and their latest No. 1 hit, “Honky Tonk Women.”

Additional highlights on this collection include:
Standup comedians Phyllis Diller, Stiller & Meara (featuring Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara), Robert Klein
and Rodney Dangerfield doing one of his classic “I Don’t Get No Respect” routines.
Two routines by Jim Henson’s Muppets.
The legendary Ella Fitzgerald performing “You’d Better Love Me” and “Open Your Window.”

The Ed Sullivan Show changed the landscape of American television and music history. Sullivan’s stage was home to the most iconic performances by groundbreaking artists, bringing people and families together every Sunday evening.  It is the longest-running primetime variety show in TV history, and an institution in American pop culture.

Andrew Solt, executive producer of these releases and president of SOFA Entertainment, also produced “25 x 5: The Continuing Adventures of The Rolling Stones,” documenting the band’s phenomenal career from the earliest days through their “Steel Wheels” tour (1989-1990).


New York, NY (September 8, 2011)– Continuing their partnership with the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world, Eagle Rock Entertainment have announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Rolling Stones Some Girls Live in Texas, 1978. Available for the first time ever on November 21, Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman live in concert during the 1978 US tour which followed the release of their groundbreaking album Some Girls. [Pre-book order date October 28]
Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 comes hot on the heels of the huge success of 2010’s Stones in Exile and Ladies & Gentlemen and marks the next stage in the Eagle Vision / Rolling Stones enterprise. Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 will be available on four different formats: DVD, Blu-Ray, plus special edition DVD + CD and Blu-Ray + CD digipack presentations including a reproduction tour program. Bonus features on all formats will include a new interview with Mick Jagger. Worldwide theatrical distribution deals including the US (in October 2011) will be announced soon.
Capturing The Rolling Stones at their live best, and fully restored to the highest level of picture and sound quality, Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 was filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Forth Worth, Texas on July 18, 1978, on what many fans consider to be one of the band’s greatest tours. This was due to the band’s ‘back to basics’ approach both musically and visually, as the shows were stripped back compared to previous tours, harnessing the new punk rock attitude of the late 70s.
Showcasing many songs from the Some Girls album, celebrated for being the Rolling Stones’ most direct and diverse collection of music, and which by the time the band arrived in Texas, had gone to the top of the US charts, this concert demonstrates the sheer force and raw energy of The Rolling Stones live on stage.
Some Girls songs like “Miss You,” “Respectable,” “Beast Of Burden,” “When The Whip Comes Down,” and “Shattered,” weave into a set list which also includes “All Down The Line,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Tumbling Dice,”  “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Happy,” and “Brown Sugar.”
Originally shot on 16mm film, the concert footage has been carefully restored with the sound remixed and remastered by Bob Clearmountain from the original multi track tapes.
“Eagle is delighted to once again be working with the Rolling Stones on another landmark release highlighting an outstanding performance from the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.”
- Lindsay Brown, Managing Director Operations & International, Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd
The Rolling Stones – ‘Some Girls Live in Texas, 1978’ is released November 21 on Eagle Vision.
1) Let It Rock  
2) All Down The Line  
3) Honky Tonk Women  
4) Star Star  
5) When The Whip Comes Down  
6) Beast Of Burden 
7) Miss You  
8) Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)  
9) Shattered  
10) Respectable  
11) Far Away Eyes  
12) Love In Vain  
13) Tumbling Dice  
14) Happy  
15) Sweet Little Sixteen  
16) Brown Sugar  
17) Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Format: DVD
Cat No: EV303949
Barcode: 801213039494
RRP: $14.98
DVD Format: NTSC Region 0
Screen Format: 16:9
Sound Formats: DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo
Running Time: 85 mins (Main Concert)
Subtitles: (Bonus Features Only): English, French, Spanish, German
Format: DVD + CD
Cat No: EV303959
Barcode: 801213039593
DVD Format: NTSC Region 0
Screen Format: 16:9
Sound Formats: DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo
Running Time: 85 mins (Main Concert)
Subtitles: (Bonus Features Only) English, French, Spanish, German
Format: Blu-ray
Cat No: EVB334039
Barcode: 801213340392
RRP:  $19.98
Screen Format: 16:9
Sound Formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, LPCM Stereo
Running Time: 85 mins (Main Concert)
Subtitles: (Bonus Features Only) English, French, Spanish, German
Format: Blu-ray + CD
Cat No: EVB334049
Barcode: 801213340491
Screen Format: 16:9
Sound Formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, LPCM Stereo
Running Time: 85 mins (Main Feature)
Subtitles: (Bonus Features Only) English, French, Spanish, German