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ROCKING WITH 'LADIES AND GENTLEMAN: THE ROLLING STONES'

You can't always get what you want, but if you try some time... You know the rest. Because if you need The Rolling Stones performing at the height of their reign, this is what the doctor ordered. But I wanted more close-ups of lead-guitarist Mick Taylor's fret-prancing fingers during his cascading solos (which does happen on LOVE IN VAIN), or Keith Richards playing five chords for the price of one, or Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman keeping it all steady... Instead of the camera glued mostly on Mick Jagger who, although mesmerizing at the helm of this rockin' Texas concert, often makes you forget they're a band. No matter, it's a show you can watch over and over: being that the only other way to hear the boys live during their early-seventies peak is through hard-to-find but worth-the-search imports. But Taylor's solo on Love in Vain is proof that, at one point, The Stones had their own guitar god... which was needed in the late sixties/early seventies guitar god era. Only wish he'd stayed. Year: 1972 Rates: ****
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