19 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the years between filming (1968) and belated release (1997), the Stones' one-ring circus of stars grew to a legendary status it could not match in reality. But it's still great fun — even as audio only. Arguably, the hosts are outdone by guests the Who (a sly "A Quick One While He's Away"), Taj Mahal (a rollicking "Ain't That a Lot of Love"), and especially the Dirty Mac (John Lennon with Keith Richard, Eric Clapton, and Mitch Mitchell doing "Yer Blues"). But the Stones, in Brian Jones' last performance, are no slouches with pointedly rough country-blues-informed takes of "Parachute Woman," "No Expectations," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Sympathy for the Devil," and "Salt of the Earth." Oh, and there's circus music, too.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the years between filming (1968) and belated release (1997), the Stones' one-ring circus of stars grew to a legendary status it could not match in reality. But it's still great fun — even as audio only. Arguably, the hosts are outdone by guests the Who (a sly "A Quick One While He's Away"), Taj Mahal (a rollicking "Ain't That a Lot of Love"), and especially the Dirty Mac (John Lennon with Keith Richard, Eric Clapton, and Mitch Mitchell doing "Yer Blues"). But the Stones, in Brian Jones' last performance, are no slouches with pointedly rough country-blues-informed takes of "Parachute Woman," "No Expectations," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Sympathy for the Devil," and "Salt of the Earth." Oh, and there's circus music, too.

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