Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge

Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge

  • DVD, rockin roll, vintage

The world’s greatest rock and roll band continues to reach new heights–1994’s phenomenally successful “Voodoo Lounge” tour was the highest grossing of all time. This groundbreaking concert, featuring guest appearances by Bo Diddley and Robert Cray, is a must-have for every fan’s collection. Songs: Not Fade Away, Tumbling Dice, You Got Me Rocking, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Angie, Sweet Virginia, It’s All Over Now, Stop Breaking Down, Who Do You Love, Miss You, Honky Tonk Women, The Worst, Sympathy for the Devil, Start Me Up, It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Brown Sugar, Jumpin’ Jack Flash.When the Rolling Stones decided to broadcast one of their stops on 1994’s Voodoo Lounge Tour to the entire world, they probably hoped to give home viewers the authentic feeling of being at the stadium. Well, it worked. For over 90 minutes, you feel like you’re sitting right in the middle of Miami’s cavernous Joe Robbie Stadium. The sound cuts in and out, you can’t understand a word Mick says, the fans’ screams are louder than Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie’s playing, and the only real pleasure is watching close-ups of the aging band’s still-energized antics on a screen. The boys look like they’re having a blast, especially when guest guitarists Robert Cray and Bo Diddley join them for such classics as Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breaking Down,” and “Who Do You Love.” But the audio transfer here continually frustrates and baffles. It best resembles an audience bootleg tape. The Stones may have been too concerned with the show’s visual production value because the real reason to watch the thing, the music, pales in comparison. They’ve got giant snakes breathing fire, screens flashing computer animation, ramps, ledges, suggestive backup singers, and enough costume changes that “Las Vegas Lounge” would have been a more apt tour moniker. If you like the Stones potent, dangerous, and truly inspired, you’ll have to wait for better film representations, such as Gimme Shelter, Cocksucker Blues, and Rock and Roll Circus. If you’re a die-hard, the set list reads like this: “Not Fade Away,” “Tumbling Dice,” “You Got Me Rocking,” “Satisfaction,” “Angie,” “Sweet Virginia,” “It’s All Over Now,” “Stop Breaking Down,” “Who Do You Love,” “Miss You,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “The Worst,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Start Me Up,” “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll,” “Brown Sugar,” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” –-Dave McCoy

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  1. 5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Probably one of the most important concert DVD’s around, December 27, 2001
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    Rudolf Spoerer (Weston, FL United States) –
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    This review is from: Voodoo Lounge [VHS] (VHS Tape)
    and thats why it’s been sold out for ages and ages…..
    I have both the DVD and the VHS cassette and the DVD of course blows the casette out of the water but mostly because it is THE medium made for concerts like Voodoo lounge …..
    Not only do the stones do their hottest and best cuts without cheating the audience but Mick puts on a show that I would consider would tire a professional NFL receiver. With the stage spanning the length of the football field, Mick not only runs, hops and skips from one side to the other ALL NIGHT LONG but he does it belting out his numerous and fabulous hits.
    I was fortunate enough to be at the concert in Miami while HBO was taking this DVD and I tell you the atmosphere was electric ….
    This DVD is going up with ‘The Dance’ from Fleetwood Mack as being number ONE in my book ……
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  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge Tour, February 12, 2014
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    James Monahan (Bayside, NY United States) –

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    This is an excellent concert film. I wish that more songs performed on the tour would be on this DVD. I attended 3 concerts on this tour and this film captures some very happy memories for me.
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