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“Shine A Light” — the new Scorsese Stones concert film

March 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments · Movies, Music

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It opens Friday, April 4th.  Here’s some info on it . . .

Shine A Light  (2008)

The Rolling Stones, with Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell, Blondie Chapman, Bernard Fowler & Lisa Fischer, and a 4-piece horn section led by a wailin’ Bobby Keys.

Special Guests:  Buddy Guy, Christina Aguilera, Jack White

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Cinematographers:  Scorsese brought together seven of the best in the business, all of whom would normally be heading up their own pictures:  lead d.p. Robert Richardson (The Aviator, JFK);  Robert Elswit (just won the Oscar for There Will Be Blood, also Good Night and Good Luck);  Andrew Lesnie (all three Lord of the RingsKing Kong);  John Toll (The Last Samuri, Braveheart);  Emmanuel Lubeski (Sleepy Hollow, Lemony Snicket, Children of Men);  Stuart Dryburgh (The Painted Veil);  Ellen Kuras (The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind),  and several other top cameramen.

Filmed over 2 shows, in the fall of 2006, at the Beacon Theater, NYC (cap. 2800).

Length:  122 minutes

Shine A Light  is originally a song from Exile on Main Street.

18 songs – “some never played live before” – probably just “Champaign & Reefer”.

(although some reports say 20 or 22 songs)

(4 from Some Girls;  3 from Exile;  2 each from Beggars & Let It Bleed)

All songs Jagger/Richards, except Just My Imagination and Champaign & Reefer.

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Jumpin’ Jack Flash  (released as a single, June ‘68, recorded during Beggars Banquet)
Shattered
 (Some Girls, 1978)
* She Was Hot  — some cite as a highlight  (released as 2nd single from Undercover, 1983)
All Down The Line  — Ronnie on slide — (Exile, 1972)
Loving Cup,  with Jack White  — although fairly lame  (Exile, 1972)
As Tears Go By  — Keith on acoustic 12-string (December’s Children, 1965)
Some Girls
 — a highlight – the band has fun with it — (Some Girls, 1978)
Just My Imagination  
(Temptations song, from Some Girls, 1978)
* Far Away Eyes
 — is great!  Ron Wood on peddle steel; Jagger on acoustic — (Some Girls, 1978)
* Champagne & Reefer,  with Buddy Guy (Festival Express star! J ) – a movie highlight – Mick on harp; (written by Muddy Waters, on his King Bee album, 1981)
Tumbling Dice  (from Exile, 1972)

band introductions
You Got The Silver – slide guitar, with Keith lead vocal (his first ever on a Stones record; Richards original, Let It Bleed, 1969)
Connection  — only partial  (Keith song & lead vocal, from Between The Buttons, 1967)
* Sympathy For The Devil  — great version — (Beggars Banquet, 1968)
* Live With Me, with Christina Aguilera – doing one sexy song, where she takes a scat solo for the 2nd instrumental break.  —  (Let It Bleed and Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out, 1969)
Start Me Up  — reportedly only so-so  (Tattoo You, 1981)

encore:
* Brown Sugar   — great Bobby Keys sax! — (Sticky Fingers, 1971)
Satisfaction
   (Out of Our Heads, 1965)

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you can hear the Aguilera duet here:

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original Beacon concert set lists:
10/29/06:
Start Me Up
Shattered
She Was Hot
All Down The Line
Loving Cup
As Tears Go By
I’m Free
Undercover (Of The Night)
Just My Imagination
Shine A Light
Champagne & Reefer
Tumbling Dice
You Got The Silver
Little T&A
Sympathy For The Devil
Live With Me
Paint It Black
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Brown Sugar

11/1/06:
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Shattered
She Was Hot
All Down The Line
Loving Cup
As Tears Go By
I’m Free
Some Girls
Just My Imagination
Far Away Eyes
Champagne & Reefer
Tumbling Dice
You Got The Silver
Connection
Sympathy For The Devil
Live With Me
Honky Tonk Woman
Start Me Up
Brown Sugar
Satisfaction

Additional songs played during rehearsals at the Beacon (Maybe for some DVD extras):

Shine A Light
Undercover of the Night
Fool To Cry
Mannish Boy
Beast Of Burden
I’m Free

 

LIVE WITH ME
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

(Mick / Christina vocal breakdown)

I tell ya,

I got nasty habits, I take tea at three,
The meat I eat for dinner
Must be hung up for a week,
My best friend, he shoots water rats
And feeds them to his geese,
Don’cha think there’s a place for us
In between the sheets?

Come on now, baby
We can build a home for three,
Come on now, baby
Don’t you wanna live with me?

There’s a score of harebrained children
They’re all locked in the nursery,
They got earphone heads, they got dirty necks,
They’re so 20th century;

Well they queue up for the bathroom
‘Round about 7:35
Well don’cha think we need a woman’s touch to make it come alive?

You’d look good pram pushing
Down the high street,
Come on now, baby,
Don’t you wanna live with me?

sax solo

Come on now, baby,
We can build a home for three,
Come on now, sugar,
Don’t you wanna live with me?

The servants they’re so helpful, now,
The cook she is a whore,
The butler has a place for her
Behind the pantry door,               
(and ya gotta think of Bill & Hillary who were in the audience!)
The maid, she’s French, she’s got no sense,
She’s wild for Crazy Horse,
And when she strips, the chauffeur flips,
The footman’s eyes get crossed.

Don’cha think there’s a place for us
Right across the street,
Don’cha think there’s a place for you,
In between the sheets?

Christina’s scat solo

Come on now, baby,
We can build a home for three,
Come on now, baby,
Don’t you wanna live with me?

Originally recorded May 24, 1969. Released on Let It Bleed on December 5, 1969
Lead Vocals:
Mick Jagger  Electric Guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor  Bass: Keith Richards  Drums: Charlie Watts  Tenor Sax: Bobby Keys  Pianos: Nicky Hopkins & Leon Russell  Backing Vocals: Keith Richards

 

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Or here’s a review of the brilliant surreal masterpiece interpreting Bob Dylan —I’m Not There.

Or here’s one of the funny-cool twisted movie — My Dinner With Jimi — about Hendrix and London and the mid-sixties music scene.

Or here’s the great posthumous “comeback” documentary on Johnny Winter.

Or here’s from the London premiere of On The Road in the courtyard of Somerset House.

And here was the world premiere of the new shorter version of On The Road at the Toronto Film Festival.

Or here’s some funny movie shorts about movie premieres.

Or here’s an overview of all the Beat movie dramatizations ever filmed.

Or here’s a review of the lost footage of the historic roc n roll train trip that was finally released as Festival Express, starring the Grateful Dead, The Band and Janis Joplin.

Or here’s a fairly unknown but perfectly offbeat comedy — Lucky Numbers — with a comedic Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Michael Rapaport, Richard Schiff, Michael Moore and many others.

Or here’s a bunch of films I reviewed on IMDB.

Or here’s a master list of Brian’s Hot 200 movies including all sorts of cinematic riffs and tips. 

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by Brian Hassett            karmacoupon@gmail.com                    brianhassett.com

 

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Walter Raubicheck // Apr 1, 2008 at 9:16 AM

    Sounds great. Looking forward to seeing it.

  • 2 Barnaby Marshall // Apr 2, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Nice prep. Thanks.

  • 3 Zoe Artemis // Apr 4, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    I can’t wait to see this flick….I love anything Scorsese is involved with, and of course I love The Stones….I grew up with ‘The Rolling Stones’—for a bunch of white guys they sure knew how to create some great kick ass gyrating dance music. I always said the Stones turned on my first and second chakra while the Beatles turned on my 5th and 6th chakra. A few days ago, Obama was being interviewed on the TV and was asked whether he prefered The Beatles or The Rolling Stones……he replied: ‘The Rolling Stones’. GOBAMA!

  • 4 Rob Salmon // Apr 7, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    So bizarre about Ahmet .. and this movie … and Altamont … what is it with these guys?!

  • 5 Gene Schilling // Apr 8, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Christina rules! Nobody else thinks so … but the Stones do. Love to hear her on Gimme Shelter.

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