Posted Mon Apr 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The legendary band will hit the stage on SD Blu-ray in June.
In an early announcement to retailers, Eagle Rock Entertainment is preparing 'The Rolling Stones: Totally Stripped' for Blu-ray on June 3. A Deluxe Edition will also be released on that same day.
'Totally Stripped' itself is a brand new version of the documentary of the same name, which tells the stories of the two studio sessions and three live shows (The Paradiso in Amsterdam in May 1995, L'Olympia in Paris and Brixton Academy in London in July 1995) that make up this project.
Following the 'Voodoo Lounge' tour, The Stones released Stripped, an album of reconsidered, pared back renderings of some classic Stones tracks, and also a couple of carefully chosen covers. The album mixed new studio versions of tracks with some live songs. The tracks that made up Stripped were taken from two studio sessions that took place in Tokyo [March 3-5, 1995] and in Lisbon [July 23-26], and a trio of live shows in July 1995 at small concert venues in London, Paris and Amsterdam. Keith Richards commented, "There's something about playing these small venues, the immediacy of it. Also we can keep God out the band, because on big gigs he sometimes turns up as rain or wind".
As Mick Jagger said at the time, the aim was to "Take the best element from [MTV] 'Unplugged', the intimate thing of it, without actually doing it completely unplugged". This collection is built on the power of lyric and melody, and the material here feels somehow simpler yet potent, as the songs stand on their individual timeless quality rather than on the production techniques and technical expertise that generally come as part and parcel of being the biggest band in the world.
'Totally Stripped' is the release that the fans have been waiting years for, a document that reveals the inner workings not only of The Rolling Stones themselves but also indeed some of their most loved tracks. Revealing, intimate and moving, Totally Stripped is unmissable. The
Deluxe Edition comes packaged with a 60 page hard book set containing 5 discs which boasts hours of previously unavailable music (three complete shows made available for the first time ever) from this truly legendary act.
Full specs and supplements have not been detailed yet, but the Blu-ray will feature upscaled 1080p video.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray/CD is $29.98. Suggested list price for the 4-Disc Blu-ray/CD Deluxe Edition is $109.98
You can find the latest specs for 'The Rolling Stones: Totally Stripped' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 3.
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