In the fall of 1969, The Rolling Stones embarked on their first US concert tour in three years. By all accounts, their gig at New York's Madison Square Garden was one of the greatest shows in rock 'n' roll history. ("Charlie's good tonight, in'nt he?")
This collection, three CDs and one DVD (a super-deluxe edition comes with vinyl), captures the band in their bluesy, boozy prime with stunning 5.1 surround sound. In addition to previously unreleased Stones tracks from the MSG show, there's a disc with sets from the support acts: BB King and Ike & Tina Turner. Not too shabby, huh?
The DVD features footage shot by the Maysles Brothers that didn't make the documentary Gimme Shelter. Plus, there's 56-page book brimming with photos and extensive liner notes, a replica of the original tour poster, and hey, you even get a commemorative guitar pick as well.
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