Out today (November 16th) is the Rolling Stones‘ latest multimedia concert film, Voodoo Lounge Uncut. The collection was filmed and recorded on November 25th, 1994 at Miami’s Joe Robbie stadium and originally broadcast on pay-per-view at the time. The concert was first released in truncated form the following year as the VHS concert Voodoo Lounge Live. The set has been newly remixed and remastered and now includes 10 previously unreleased performances. Voodoo Lounge Uncut is available as a DVD/two-CD, Blu-ray/two-CD, triple vinyl, digital video, digital audio and HD digital audio.
Voodoo Lounge Uncut features guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, and Bo Diddley — and includes five bonus performances on all visual formats from the Stones’ August run at East Rutherford, New Jersey’s Giants Stadium.
This new version, which has been re-cut and restored from the original rushes, “includes newly remixed and remastered audio, reinstates the 10 tracks cut from the original video release in their original running order.”
After more than 50 years of live performances, Mick Jagger has learned how to read an audience within minutes of hitting the stage every night: [“The audience is, like, very enthusiastic, or maybe medium enthusiastic, or they seem a bit tired, or they’ve been in the heat all day. And you can tell from their reaction in the first few minutes how the audience is gonna be, and how you should approach the mood of the concert. You watch them and you listen. And also, you have to hear how the sound is. Sometimes, it’s, like, a good balance onstage — sometimes it’s not, and you have to adjust things and you tell the sound guy, ‘That’s too loud . . . that’s not loud enough.’ And how is the band playing? Are they kind of playing well straight away, or are they a little bit lackadaisical — or whatever. So, y’know, that first five minutes is really key.”] SOUNDCUE (:35 OC: . . . is really key)
The Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge Uncut tracklisting is:
Whoopi Goldberg intro
“Not Fade Away”
“You Got Me Rocking”
“Sparks Will Fly”
“Live With Me” – with Sheryl Crow
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
“Beast Of Burden”
“Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)”
“It’s All Over Now”
“Stop Breakin’ Down Blues” – with Robert Cray
“Who Do You Love?” – with Bo Diddley
“I Go Wild”
“Honky Tonk Women”
“Before They Make Me Run”
“Sympathy For The Devil”
“Street Fighting Man”
“Start Me Up”
“It’s Only Rock’ N’ Roll (But I Like It)”
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
BONUS: Giants Stadium Concert – Video Only
“Out Of Tears”
“All Down The Line”
“I Can’t Get Next To You”
SOURCE: Press release
- The Rolling Stones‘ Voodoo Lounge was released on July 18th, 1994 and peaked at Number Two on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
- It went on to score the Stones the Best Rock Album award at the 1995 Grammy Awards.
- The Voodoo Lounge tour kicked off on August 1st, 1994 in Washington, D.C. at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and wrapped on August 30th, 1995 in Rotterdam, Netherlands at Feijenoord Stadion.
- The tour played 129 shows over four legs and six continents, earning the band a whopping $320 million.
- A total of 6.5 million fans saw the Voodoo Lounge tour, making it the biggest grossing tour ever at the time.
- Voodoo Lounge marked the Rolling Stones’ first tour and album without bassist Bill Wyman.
CHECK IT OUT: “Miss You” from Voodoo Lounge Uncut: