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'Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live' makes U.S. TV debut on Showtime

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"Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" – the documentary film that has highlights from the Rolling Stones' two Hyde Park concerts in London in 2013 – will premiere on U.S. TV on Showtime on Dec. 20, 2013, at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The program on Showtime is titled "Sweet Summer Sun – Return to Hyde Park," but it's the same movie, which can also be viewed on Showtime on Demand.

"Sweet Summer Sun" had its U.K. TV debut on BBC One and had a limited theatrical release in several countries, including the U.S. the and Australia.

As previously reported, the DVD/Blu-ray of "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" was released in most countries on Eagle Rock Entertainment on Nov. 11, 2013. The U.S./Canadian release was on Nov. 12, 2013. The DVD/Blu-ray has 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":

  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • 2-CD set + DVD
  • 3-LP set + DVD
  • Deluxe Edition: 60-page book + DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD

The DVD/Blu-ray of "Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live" debuted at No. 1 on the music DVD/Blu-ray charts in the the U.K., the U.S. and Canada.

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. Taylor has also been announced as a special guest on the Rolling Stones' "14 on Fire" tour in 2014.

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' two Hyde Park concerts in 2013 were not free, and each concert had about 65,000 people in attendance (or an approximate total of 130,000 people for both concerts). Each of the Stones' Hyde Park concerts in 2013 sold out in the first day that the concert went on sale.

(Click here for a review of the "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" DVD.)

Captured live at Hyde Park, London in July 6 and 13, 2013
Running Time: 118 minutes


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”
8. “Happy”
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”

Bonus Tracks

1. “Emotional Rescue”
2. “Paint It, Black”
3. “Before They Make Me Run”

The Rolling Stones touring band:
Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Charlie Watts
Ronnie Wood

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
Joyce Smyth

Executive Producers for Eagle Rock Entertainment
Geoff Kempin
Terry Shand
Executive Producer
Julie Jakobek

Jim Parsons

Directed By
Paul Dugdale

Other major credits:

Produced by Don Was
Remixed by Bob Clearmountain

Director of Photography
Brett Turnbull

Edited by
Simon Bryant
Tom Watson
Dom Whitworth


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