The Rolling Stones will release a new box set on June 7, devoted to their Rock and Roll Circus special that was filmed for the BBC in 1968, but remained unreleased until 1996.  The show contained performances by the Stones, the Who, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, Taj Mahal, Yoko Ono and a one-off supergroup of John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Mitch Mitchell called the Dirty Mac.

The reissue contains remastered audio and video (DVD and Blu-ray), with a lot of bonus material, such three other recordings by the Dirty Mac including a rehearsal take of the Beatles’ “Revolution” and three more songs by Taj Mahal. The video portion adds an interview with Pete Townshend and several commentary tracks featuring Richards, Mick Jagger, Ian Anderson, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and others. There’s also a 44-page book with a photographs and the David Dalton essay that Rolling Stone published in 1970.

You can pre-order it using the link here.

The Rolling Stones Announce Rock and Roll Circus Film and Soundtrack Reissue


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