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Rolling Stones From The Vault – L.A. Forum Live In 1975
The Rolling Stones
Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Release Date: November 04, 2014
Review Date: November 16, 2014

I’ve been a Rolling Stones fan ever since I was turned on to them by a motley couple of paternal cousins in my pre-teen years. My focus on them intensified during my teen years in the seventies. I remember well the big splash Mick and the boys made in New York City on a flatbed trailer, announcing their upcoming tour by playing “Brown Sugar.”

Film from a show from that historic tour has been carefully restored and the sound has been newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain. That show?  A two and a half hour extravaganza featuring many of the Stones’ hits up to that time.   The Rolling Stones’ “Tour Of The Americas ‘75” was the band’s first tour with new guitarist Ronnie Wood. After a couple of low-key warm-up shows in Louisiana, the tour began on June 3, with a 44-date run lasting through August 8. They settled into the L.A. Forum for a five-night stint from July 9th to 13th. The L.A. Forum – 1975 film features the show from July 12th.

The electricity and power of the Rolling Stones onstage is a concert event like no other. I’ve only seen the Stones live twice; once at Texas Motor Speedway during their “Bridges To Babylon” tour and again in Little Rock during their “Bigger Bang” tour.  From The Vault perfectly captures the Stones in their 70’s brilliance and proves why a Rolling Stones concert was – and is - the ultimate live experience.

Soon to follow “From The Vault” later this month will be a 1981 performance at Hampton Coliseum. Stay tuned for the Boomerocity review of that musical gem.