The Stones in the Park is a worthy watch for both the hardcore Rolling Stones fan and the casual viewer. The Hyde Park concert was filmed just two days after the death of guitarist Brian Jones, and the atmosphere is electric. The group rattle through some of their biggest hits (Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Women) during the 55 minute concert, climaxing with a rip-roaring, ten minute rendition of Sympathy for the Devil.
This 1969 show is edited to within an inch of its life, cross cutting in a way that didn’t become fashionable until almost twenty years later. While Mick Jagger and co. give it their all, but it’s not just about the band, it’s also about the 250,000 strong audience. It truly is a record of its time.
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