DVD Review – The Rolling Stones – From The Vault – Live At The Tokyo Dome 1990 – Eagle Rock Entertainment

DVD Review – The Rolling Stones – From The Vault – Live At The Tokyo Dome 1990 – Eagle Rock Entertainment
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The Rolling Stones are back with the fourth installment of their “From The Vault” series entitled “From The Vault – Live At Tokyo Dome 1990”. Released on October 30th via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The ten shows performed in support of 1989’s “Steel Wheels” album at the legendary Tokyo Dome marked the 1st time they’d ever performed in Japan. The fact The Rolling Stones had yet to perform in Japan during their 28 year existence up to that point is mind boggling enough and we haven’t even made it to their performance on this release.

Clocking in at just over two hours and fifteen minutes & featuring twenty three songs. This release has some sentimental value to me for a few reasons. One being, “Steel Wheels” was my REAL introduction to the juggernaut that IS The Rolling Stones. Most importantly, it was during this tour that I witnessed the band live when my biological father took me to see them in Los Angeles on October 18th, 1989. Granted, I was way more excited to see Guns N’ Roses and considering that show was where Axl Rose’s infamous “Mr. Brownstone” rant occurred, I can say that I witnessed history, however, being I was only 11 at the time, the rant made no sense to me. Sure, I heard their classics played by my parents but “Steel Wheels” was the first album of theirs that I ever bought when I used my lunch money to go to Target and buy the CD. I had a hard time explaining how I acquired the CD!

The late Bobby Keys on Sax, the incomparable Bernard Fowler and legendary keyboardist Chuck Leavell of anchor a stellar supporting cast of musicians and background vocalists. Chuck’s recorded resume features a who’s who of some of the best artists ranging from the aforementioned Stones, The Allman Brothers, The Black Crowes, Eric Clapton and Gov’t Mule. Bernard Fowler came to my attention courtesy of his work with Stevie Salas and Richie Kotzen. The album he did with Stevie Salas under the moniker Nicklebag entitled “12 Hits And A Bump” is a must own!

The set list has all their classics, some deep cuts and five tunes from the “Steel Wheels” album. The video has been carefully restored and nobody gets buried in the mix which is impressive considering there are fifteen musicians on stage. Bob Clearmountain worked his magical mojo on the mix. The energy the band puts off during this show is immeasurable. Mick, Keith and Ronnie work the entire length of the stage without missing a beat while Bill & Charlie are as tight as any rhythm section can be.

The “From The Vault” series is obviously designed for the diehards but for those just discovering The Rolling Stones, it is sure to include key points of the bands history from a live perspective. I’m looking forward to the fifth installment of the series which was just released, The Rolling Stones performance at Roundhay Park in Leeds, England on July 25, 1982.

The Rolling Stones – From The Vault:Live At The Tokyo Dome 1990
Released October 30, 2015
Eagle Rock Entertainment

The Rolling Stones –
From The Vault – Live From The Tokyo Dome 1990
Released October 30, 2015 via Eagle Rock Entertainment

Track Listing:
1) Intro: Continental Drift
2) Start Me Up
3) Bitch
4) Sad Sad Sad
5) The Harlem Shuffle
6) Tumbling Dice
7) Miss You
8) Ruby Tuesday
9) Almost Hear You Sigh
10) Rock And A Hard Place
11) Mixed Emotions
12) Honky Tonk Women
13) Midnight Rambler
14) You Can’t Always Get What You Want
15) Can’t Be Seen
16) Happy
17) Paint It Black
18) 2000 Light Years From Home
19) Sympathy For The Devil
20) Gimme Shelter
21) It s Only Rock n Roll
22) Brown Sugar
23) (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
24) Jumpin Jack Flash

The Rolling Stones:
Mick Jagger – Vocals & Guitar
Keith Richards – Guitar & Vocals
Charlie Watts – Drums
Ronnie Wood – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Bill Wyman – Bass Guitar

Additional Musicians:
Lisa Fischer – Backing Vocals
Bernard Fowler – Backing Vocals & Percussion
Cindy Mizelle – Backing Vocals
Chuck Leavell – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Matt Clifford – Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Percussion & French Horn
Bobby Keys – Saxophone
The Uptown Horns:Crispin Cioe, Paul Litteral, Arno Hecht, Bob Funks

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