A fascinating concert movie for many reasons, The Stones In The Park is reissued at the end of September as a Special Edition DVD.
The gig, a free concert that attracted around 250,000 people to Hyde Park, marked a crossroads for the band, filmed just two days after the death of guitarist Brian Jones, with new boy Mick Taylor added to the group. As a tribute to Jones, Jagger gave a reading and released thousands of butterflies into the crowd. It was also something of a crossroads for British fashion too, with a crowd made up of hippies, skinheads and Hell’s Angels, not to mention the generally curious Londoner.
This new version has a restored picture, along with Dolby 5.1 sound, plus a host of extras. These include three songs edited out of the original documentary, a World In Action Special featuring Mick Jagger discussing his drug arrest, Jagger’s press conference after his release from prison in 1967, Rolling Stones news footage from ’67, plus an interview with Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts in 1971.
It’s available to buy from Monday September 25th.