The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

by The Rolling Stones


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The most interesting archival release of the Rolling Stones since More Hot Rocks, 20 years ago, and the first issue of truly unreleased material by the Stones from this period. And the Stones have some competition from the Who, Taj Mahal, and John Lennon on the same release. Filmed and recorded on December 10-11, 1968, at a North London studio, Rock and Roll Circus has been, as much as the Beach Boys' Smile, "the one that got away" for most '60s music enthusiasts. The Jethro Tull sequence is the standard studio track, but the rest -- except for the Stones' "Salt of the Earth" -- is really live. The Who's portion has been out before, courtesy of various documentaries, but Taj Mahal playing some loud electric blues is new and great, the live Lennon rendition of "Yer Blues" is indispensable, and the Stones' set fills in lots of blanks in their history -- "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in one of two live renditions it ever got with Brian Jones in the lineup, "Sympathy for the Devil" in an intense run-through, "Parachute Woman" as a lost live vehicle for the band, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" as a show-stopping rocker even without its extended ending (no Paul Buckmaster choir), and "No Expectations" as their first piece of great live blues since "Little Red Rooster."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/1996
Label: Abkco
UPC: 0018771126829
catalogNumber: 1268
Rank: 30978

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolling Stones   Primary Artist
Taj Mahal   Vocals,Track Performer
Ian Anderson   Flute,Vocals
Roger Daltrey   Vocals
Marianne Faithfull   Vocals
Mick Jagger   Vocals,Track Performer
Jethro Tull   Track Performer
John Lennon   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Pete Townshend   Guitar,Vocals
Who   Track Performer
Charlie Watts   Drums,Track Performer
Jesse Ed Davis   Guitar
Mick Abrahams   Guitar
Nicky Hopkins   Keyboards
Keith Moon   Drums
Yoko Ono   Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Wyman   Bass
Brian Jones   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Chuck Blackwell   Drums
Clive Bunker   Drums
Eric Clapton   Guitar
John Entwistle   Bass,Vocals
Gary Gilmore   Bass
Mitch Mitchell   Drums
Keith Richards   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals,Track Performer
Rocky Dijon   Percussion
Ivry Gitlis   Violin,Track Performer
Dirty Mac   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jimmy Miller   Producer
Glyn Johns   Engineer
Iris Keitel   Contributor,Art Direction
Steve Rosenthal   Engineer
Roger Talkov   Contributor,Sonic Solutions
Deanie Parker   Composer
Marvin Mattelson   Illustrations
Alisa Ritz   Contributor
Magadaline Voliatis   Contributor
Lenne Allik   Producer
David Dalton   Liner Notes
Jody H. Klein   Producer

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Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this album was good, but can understand why the Stones did not relese this when recorded. They were not very good, although Brian Jones can play slide guitar totally wasted better than anyone alive and sober. But can anyone tell me how and why Tony Iomi [the lead guitar player for Black Sabbath] is playing lead guitar on the Jethro Tull track? D.S. in K.C.