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The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon (1997)

Mick Jagger , Keith Richards (II) , Bruce Gowers  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards (II), Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Bobby Keys
  • Directors: Bruce Gowers
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 17, 1998
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305161925
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,426 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon" on IMDb

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  • Songs Include: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Let's Spend the Night Together, Flip the Switch, Gimme Shelter, Wild Horses, Saint of Me, Out of Control, Waiting on a Friend, Miss You, I Wanna Hold You, It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It), Like a Rolling Stone, Sympathy for the Devil, Tumbling Dice, Honky Tonk Woman, Start Me Up, Jumpin' Jack Flash, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Brown Sugar
  • Features performances by special guests, Dave Matthews and Joshua Redman

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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid performance from the greatest of bands ... January 22, 2002
Although I am not a 'wild nut' type of Stones fan I saw this concert at the Orange Bowl, in Miami, and Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, et. al. are THE consumate professional showmen giving the audience more than their money's worth performance. Even though Mick may be getting a little long in the tooth for rock concerts (aren't we all) and rumours have it that Keith Richards is really dead, you could see and feel that this band loves performing, and would put together a 5 hour show if they could.
The band shows up on time, (something very unusual now a days for rock star wanna be's) and rocks your socks from beginning to end, non-stop.
The DVD brought back memories of that performace and did not fall short in any respects. The video is crystal clear, sound is exact and sharp, and the editing absolutely fabulous. The director seemed to know where one would be looking during the concert and it made me feel as if I was back there again.... some of the editors of concert videos that I have seen had no clue as to where and when to focus attention during the concert .....
Although I would give 'Voodoo Lounge' concert DVD a slight edge, (I mean a very very slight edge) over Babylon, trust me, this is a must have DVD that will, like Voodoo, go out of print and you'll be buying the DVD for 50.00 bucks just to have it in your collection......
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Concert....Average DVD May 21, 2001
By Maekju
The Stones put on a great show and it's captured beautifully on video but this DVD is lacking in a few things that would have really made it special. First of all, why no DTS sound? If you're not sure what this can add to a concert video, watch the DTS version of The Eagles "When Hell Freezes Over" and compare it with this or another non-DTS DVD (provided your player supports DTS).
The other minor complaint is there are no bonus features (ie. interviews, backstage scenes, music videos, etc) that would have added greatly to the live performance. It's as though the makers of this DVD did not realize the potential of the format they were using. A few little additions would have made this one of the all-time greats. I'd still recommend this DVD to any Stones fan because it's wonderful to see Mick, Keith and the boys in this format and the concert itself is a fantastic performance. I just hope the next time they release a DVD, it has more bells and whistles.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! February 24, 2006
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Here you'll find Mick, Keith and the boys together with some "cool friends" doing what they do best. ROCK & ROLL!

They have the lovely & talented Lisa Fischer on backup vocals. She really used her "assets talents," all of them. Her voice hits all of those amazing notes that few singers will ever hope aproach.

The "really cool" Joshua Redmond joins in with his saxophone.

Lets not forget the inovative theatrics that we've come to expect from the Stones. The never disapoint me in that area. In this film they do actually cross "a bridge" to Babylon.

If you love the Stones and you love seeing them live or wish you could, this is a great way to see them!

All right, I admit it. I am a huge fan, (can't fool you) since the begining. I've spent more than I'll admit this year on concert Tickets, T-Shirts and DVD/CDs. Not to mention plane tickets!
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE September 13, 2003
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This is a MUST HAVE if you like the Rolling Stones. This DVD has excellent sound quality and visual quality. This is the best Rolling Stones DVD on the market. This covers 40 years of hits with today's dvd technology.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Captures high energy and party atmosphere. December 31, 2005
This solid show has some great moments. The 10 minute Miss You version here is the best available, with the whole band acting like they never want it to end. Lisa Fischer, the awesome support singer, is in rare form as she and Mick bump and grind all over the stage. She gets in everybody's business on this one. Surprisingly, Miss You doesn't appear on Four Flicks. Neither does Its Only Rock and Roll, which is a highlight from the B-stage here. Also is a terrific Wild Horses duet with Dave Matthews and Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone-performed better here than on Stripped. Another highlight is Keith's I wanna Hold You, from Undercover. The sound is a slight step down from Four Flicks, but certainly great for when it was released. At the end we get a blazing Juming Jack Flash with Mick sporting cool shades and Keith and Ronnie weaving in and out like they're trying to outdo themselves. Lots of Fun!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far more than a nostalgia act October 9, 2001
The Rolling Stones, thirty years after their prime, are still the best live act in the world, bar none. This concert, which was originally telecast as a pay-per-view concert in December 1997, is indisputable proof. They still have their edge, they still give it everything they've got in live performance, and their sell-out concerts are proof of it. All music acts should look at this concert to see how hard work, huge talent, and impeccable professionalism is done. The Rolling Stones are the masters of live performance.
I spent the twenty dollars it cost for the pay-per-view telecast and even taped it over the air. I have seen it at least 60 times and still love it. What struck me is, despite his age, Mick Jagger still has tremendous energy to play so well in front of an audience (and this concert was late in the evening, finishing after midnight). It takes a great deal of energy to be able to go back and forth on a stage about the size of a football field and under those hot lights. Not only that but he looked the best he ever looked in his life. About 25 pounds heavier than in his youth, Jagger was filled out, and, for being a member of a band not known for pulchritude, actually looked almost attractive. The rest of the band was in fine form, too, and contrary to some reviews, Keith Richards does not looked bored here. He was very much animated and seemed to enjoy himself.
The concert consists of a mix of both old hits and more recent songs, with three of the original concert tunes cut out of the DVD version ("Corinna," with Taj Mahal--not a high point of the show; one of Keith Richards' songs; and "The Last Time," which should probably be the last time for this tune as Jagger and company can no longer hit the notes).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The Stones at one of their best periods.
Published 3 months ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for RS Fans
This is a great concert. I have probably all there DVD Concerts and one of the best. Will Not Disappoint.
Published 6 months ago by Duane Snyder
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Stones DVD
I think this one the best Rolling Stones Live DVD's I have seen Stones at their best. Thanks Amazon for a second hand DVD it was new.
Published 8 months ago by garry
5.0 out of 5 stars Rolling Stones
I received this DVD the other day and already viewed it. I was pleased to see that it came in great shape and played well.

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Published 9 months ago by pg
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one of th best Stones' DVDs I have purchased. Every Stones fan should purchase it. Already watched it twice. Michael Williams
Published 10 months ago by Michael Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Show
Very nice show and a historical document for Rolling Stones fans. As a used product, was in very good condition, confirming previus information.
Published 11 months ago by Paulo
4.0 out of 5 stars Good.
Differs slightly from what was shown on VH1 TV in the late 90's, but still worth purchasing for a Stones fan. Has a nice rendition of Gimme Shelter.
Published 15 months ago by Gene Kostruba
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Music
Enjoyed the music. It was easy to listen to, had good sound and beat. I would definitely buy more of their music
Published 16 months ago by Tim Perron
5.0 out of 5 stars The Stones in St. Louis
Great deal for a great band. Thanks for all the pleasure and I always enjoy fast deliveries and cheap prices!
Published 18 months ago by Duane Darr
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1998 was a good year in Palo Alto Ca.
money was nice and friend and women were the beast.
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