The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Edited in 1995 by Robin M. Klein
Running Time: 59 min Color Date: 1968
The project was originally conceived by Mick Jagger, which invited Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who had directed two promos for latest Stones songs. The show, filmed at a north London TV studio mocked up to look like a big top, was originally conceived as a BBC TV special but the Stones were reputedly dissatisfied with their performance, and the footage remained in the vaults. Some of the footage of the concert was thought to be lost until 1989 when it was found in a trash can in a cellar. The Stones' film was restored and finally released on CD and video in 1996. In 2004, a remastered DVD was released in Dolby Surround, and includes footage of the show, along with extra features which include previously "lost" performances, an interview with Pete Townshend, and audio commentaries. The Stones also performed "Confessing the Blues", "Route 66", "Walkin´Blues", "Yonder Wall" and an alternate "Parachute Woman" and "Sympathy for the Devil", but were left out.