- Actors: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Bobby Keys
- Directors: Bruce Gowers
- Producers: Danny O'Bryen, Jackie Kain, John Diaz, Linda J. Kanner, Michael Cohl
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Number of tapes: 1
- Run Time: 120 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004RW35
The Rolling Stones: Bridges to Babylon Tour '97-98 [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
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......
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.
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!
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).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great, just what I wanted, in very good shape. I attended the very show that is recorded here. Its a perfect keepsake. ThanksPublished 1 month ago by Launcher330
I was in attendance. It truly was magical that night. I had the worst seat at the very top of the dome but that didn't matter a bit. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Koala
NOT TO BE MISSED! BEST ROLLING STONES CONCERT!! (for all times). Saw it LIVE twice: Now we have the chance to relive MICK & Company again! Read morePublished 10 months ago by ROBERT HOLLAND