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Rare Never Seen Restored Version Of Stones 1st Documentary
on September 17, 2012
For Rolling Stones fans, it doesn't get any better than this new, completely restored version of CHARLIE IS MY DARLING- a 1965 Stones 2 day documentary. When the Rolling Stones were scheduled for a 2 day tour performing in Ireland on September 3rd and 4th in 1965, their original manager Andrew Loog Oldham asked Peter Whitehead if he would film the Rolling Stones showing what a typical tour was like for the Stones. Whitehead agreed and filmed the Stones for the 2 days. After filming, it took until the Spring of 1966, for Whitehead to put together the film he wanted to show.
When Whitehead was finished with the final copy, the film showed the Rolling Stones traveling on a train, getting on and off planes, riding in cars, studio rehearsals, a few concert clips with incomplete songs such as: Get Off My Cloud, Heart Of Stone, Play With Fire, Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner, I'm All Right and The Last Time. Not only were the songs incomplete, but the video/audio were out of sync. He also shot a lot of footage showing how the fans mobbed the Stones. The best part of this first ever Rolling Stones documentary was the interview with Brian Jones. The film was made up of bits and pieces from filming for 2 days and ended up at 50 minutes.
This 50 minute film was shown in only a few theater's and ended up not only rarely seen, but shelved until now. The ABKCO company decided to find more of the original film, meticulously restore it and put it out on dvd, blu-ray and a deluxe boxed 5 disc version. The deluxe boxed 5 disc version will have the 2012 version dvd, the blu-ray director's/ producer's cut, 2 cd's and a vinyl LP. They found more film of the Stones cramped in basement dressing rooms, writing songs in motel rooms, complete electrifying performances of Time Is On My Side, The Last Time and their huge hit, I Can't Get No Satisfaction, and more.
ABKCO has restored over 90,000 frames of optical screen prints and negatives, the original sound tapes and 3 track live recording. They said this new, never seen restored version is so crisp and clear, it will be just like being back in 1965 seeing Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman live. Since I am a huge Brian Jones fan, as I thought he kept the Stones on more of a blues sound, as after Brian's death, I thought the Stones became too commercial, I am so looking forward to seeing this first Stones documentary, especially the Brian Jones interview. This very first pristinely and meticulously restored with new footage 1965 Rolling Stones documentary is definitely a must have for any early Rolling Stones or Brian Jones fan!