The Rolling Stones concert documentary "'Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live" is getting a limited theatrical run. As of now, the only screening announced is Oct. 10, 2013, at 8:30 p.m. BST at Electric Cinema in West London.
Uncut magazine is giving away two tickets to the event. The deadline to enter the contest is Oct. 7, 2013.
As previously reported, the DVD/Blu-ray of "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" is set for release on Eagle Rock Entertainment on Nov. 11, 2013. The DVD/Blu-ray will have a companion two-CD set, a set of three vinyl albums and a photo book of the same title.
Here are the available formats for "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live":
- 2-CD set + DVD
- 3-LP set + DVD
- Deluxe Edition: 60-page book + DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD
As previously reported, the Rolling Stones performed at Hyde Park on July 6 and July 13, 2013. It was the first time that the Rolling Stones did a concert at Hyde Park since July 5, 1969, which was when guitarist Mick Taylor did his first public performance with the Stones after he joined the band as the replacement for Brian Jones. Taylor quit the Rolling Stones in 1974, but since 2012, he has been a guest on the Rolling Stones' "50 and Counting" concerts to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.
The Rolling Stones' Hyde Park concert in 1969 was free and had an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 people in attendance. The Rolling Stones' Hyde Park concerts in 2013 were not free, and each concert had about 65,000 people in attendance. Each of the Stones' Hyde Park concerts in 2013 sold out in the first day that the concert went on sale.
On Oct. 12, 2013, BBC One will televise highlights from the Stones' Hyde Park concerts. The TV special begins at 10:35 p.m. BST.
Oct. 9, 2013 update:
A press release from SpectiCast
SpectiCast is pleased to announce the theatrical release of the Rolling Stones' "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live’ premiering worldwide (excluding the UK, Canada, and Japan) on 6 November 2013. "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" chronicles The Rolling Stones’ historic and triumphant return to London’s Hyde Park with a two-hour live concert film.
In July 2013, over 100,000 ecstatic fans packed into Hyde Park for two spectacular outdoor concerts to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood do what they do best. Augmenting the line-up were long-term live touring band members Lisa Fischer, Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys and Tim Ries, who all added their inimitable flair and finesse. The Stones delivered a five star performance that had both fans and critics singing their praises. The Stones packed in hit after hit such as "Satisfaction," "Start Me Up," "Brown Sugar," "Jumpin’ Jack Flash," "Miss You," "It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll," "Gimme Shelter," "Doom and Gloom" and "Sympathy for the Devil."
Former guitarist Mick Taylor, whose live debut with the Stones took place at the original 1969 Hyde Park concert, joined the band on stage to guest on the bluesy "Midnight Rambler" and on closing track "Satisfaction."
“We are once again excited to be working with Eagle Rock Entertainment and I believe that Rolling Stones ‘Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live’ will be one of the biggest Event Cinema programs of the season, says Mark Rupp, Co-founder and President of SpectiCast. “The energy and excitement of this high-quality concert film is sure to draw music fans across the globe.”
From the moment the Rolling Stones stepped out onto the stage each night, through to the dazzling firework and pyrotechnic display that heralded the end of the concert, fans old and new were treated to non-stop, hit after hit performances, which took them through the Stones’ huge back catalogue.
Keith Richards wowed the crowds by weaving his charismatic guitar licks with Ronnie Wood’s immense solos. Mick Jagger was on spectacular form, and his boundless energy on stage matched by a number of stunning outfit changes, and Charlie Watts the unflappable heartbeat of the band, driving the band on through the set.
Mick Jagger said: “It was a great gig…It was beautiful with the sun going down over Hyde Park. I can’t think of a better way celebrate the Rolling Stones' 50 than doing it on our home patch in front of 100,000 people on a glorious summer night…enjoy it… we certainly did."
Keith Richards commented: “Coming back to Hyde Park was like a full circle being drawn, and the band were in top form. We thought what could be more appropriate than having a great summer in London!”
The Rolling Stones "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" is the perfect way for concert-goers to relive their favorite memories from the gigs, and for all fans to see the band back where they truly belong: live on the stage in their hometown.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Captured live at Hyde Park, London in July 6 and 13, 2013
Available beginning Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Running Time: 118 minutes
Treat as PG
1. “Start Me Up”
2. “It’s Only Rock 'n' Roll”
3. “Street Fighting Man”
4. “Ruby Tuesday”
5. “Doom and Gloom”
6. “Honky Tonk Women”
7. “You Got The Silver”
9. “Miss You”
10. “Midnight Rambler”
11. “Gimme Shelter”
12. “Jumpin' Jack Flash”
13. “Sympathy For The Devil”
14. “Brown Sugar”
15. “You Can't Always Get What You Want”
16. “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction”
The Rolling Stones touring band:
Mick Taylor – guitar
Darryl Jones – bass
Chuck Leavell – keyboards
Bobby Keys – saxophone
Tim Ries – saxophone/keyboards
Bernard Fowler – backing vocals
Lisa Fischer – backing vocals
Matt Clifford – musical integrator
Executive Producer for The Rolling Stones
Executive Producers for Eagle Rock Entertainment
Geoff Kempin Terry Shand
Other major credits:
Produced by Don Was
Remixed by Bob Clearmountain
Director of Photography