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A Bigger Bang
Review by Gary Hill
While the Stones have always produced entertaining albums, for a long time it has felt like they weren't entertained by them. It almost seemed like they were phoning in their performances much of the time.
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Tattoo You
Review by Gary Hill
The Rolling Stones have been an institution for a long time. It's cool that they are still rocking in the modern era.

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DVD Reviews
The Rolling Stones - 1969-1974: The Mick Taylor Years DVD
Review by Gary Hill
For many, the 1969 to 1974 period of the Stones included some of their best releases. It was the period in which Mick Taylor served as the replacement for Stones co-founder Brian Jones.

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The Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane DVD
Review by Gary Hill
When I started watching this and the concept was revealed, my expectations were lowered a bit.

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The Rolling Stones - From the Vault – Live in Leeds 1982 DVD/CD Set
Review by Gary Hill
This is such a cool set. For starters, it’s a great live performance. When you consider that this was actually filmed for broadcast at the time, that tells you the quality is good.

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The Rolling Stones - From the Vault: Hampton Coliseum Live in 1981 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
What an awesome DVD this is.

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The Rolling Stones - From the Vault: LA Forum Live in 1975 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I love this series. It’s great that we are finally getting to watch these classic Rolling Stones shows at home.

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The Rolling Stones - Havana Moon BluRay/2CD
Review by Gary Hill
The Rolling Stones recently played their first concert ever in Cuba. This BluRay is a record of that show.

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The Rolling Stones - Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones DVD
Review by Gary Hill
This was an actual concert film produced to run in theaters (remember the days when they did those all the time?). As such, the quality is stunning, but a little dated.

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The Rolling Stones - Mick Vs. Keith: The Strange Case Of Jagger & Richards DVD
Review by Gary Hill
So, here’s the thing…this is a decent set, but it’s not really a documentary called "Mick Vs. Keith."

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The Rolling Stones - Ole Ole Ole - A Trip Across Latin America Blu-Ray
Review by Gary Hill
This is really a perfect companion to Havana Moon. That video captures the Stones' first concert in Cuba.

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The Rolling Stones - Rare and Unseen DVD
Review by Gary Hill
Stones fans, rejoice, this DVD has a lot of great interviews you may have never seen before. Don’t come here looking for live clips, though, as the set is lacking in those.

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The Rolling Stones - Some Girls - Live in Texas '78 BluRay
Review by Gary Hill
This is a killer video! I’ve always loved the Some Girls album, it’s one of my favorite Stones discs, and they play a lot of music from that album.

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The Rolling Stones - Stones in Exile DVD
Review by Gary Hill
Imagine this DVD as a snapshot of the Rolling Stones in a specific time period, the recording of Exile on Main Street.

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The Rolling Stones - Under Review 1967-1969 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
This whole Under Review series is pretty incredible. Rather than simply tell the story of the bands (which in many cases have already been well documented, anyway), these documentaries present some of the biographical information, but more in the context of how it affected the music and vice versa.


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The Rolling Stones - Under Review 1975-1983: The Ronnie Wood Years Part 1 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
It is clear from this documentary that the first years with Ronnie Wood were inconsistent and there was a lot of trouble in the Rolling Stones camp.

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Muddy Waters - & The Rolling Stones Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

The Rolling Stones showed up at a little club on the South side of Chicago to jam with Muddy Waters and others.


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Various Artists - 108 Rock Star Guitars written by Lisa S. Johnson
Review by G. W. Hill

This is the quintessential coffee table book. That’s particularly true for those who love guitars.


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Various Artists - A Double Dose of the Blues
Review by G. W. Hill

This new double disc set features two different compilation albums. The first is a tribute to John Lee Hooker and the second is a sampling of British blues guys.


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Various Artists - A.I.M.S Gala - One Night Only - Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD
Review by Gary Hill

If you like rock and roll, this is a DVD to have. It’s a 1998 performance for Bill Wyman’s A.I.M.S. (Ambitions, Ideas, Motivation, Success) project.


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Ben Waters - Boogie 4 Stu – a Tribute to Ian Stewart
Review by Gary Hill

What an amazing set this is.


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The Grateful Dead - Dawn Of The Dead & The Rise of the San Francisco Underground DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

This certainly is at its core about the Grateful Dead, but it’s really about so much more.


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Mick Jagger - Goddess in the Doorway
Review by Gary Hill
Mick Jagger has given us a winner in his new solo release Goddess in The Doorway. The album has both a modern texture and reflections of his Rolling Stones roots.
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The Everly Brothers - Harmonies from Heaven DVD
Review by G. W. Hill
I was a bit underwhelmed by this documentary. A lot of that has to with the fact that Everly Brothers aren't really "my thing."

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Ronnie Wood - I Feel Like Playing
Review by Gary Hill

Ronnie Wood is, of course, best known for his work in the Rolling Stones.


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Jimmy McIntosh - Jimmy McIntosh And...
Review by G. W. Hill

If you like guitar music, you really should give this a try. 


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Jerry Lee Lewis - Last Man Standing
Review by Lorraine Kay
After 60 years (almost to the day) from when he first walked into Sun Records, in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerry Lee Lewis is still rocking and rolling.
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Various Artists - Psychedelic Days: 1960-1969 written by Patrick Campbell-Lyons
Review by Gary Hill
One caveat that I need to get out right away is listing this book under Various Artists. Here’s the thing, Patrick Campbell-Lyons was one of the main guys in the band Nirvana.

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Mick Abrahams - Revived
Review by G. W. Hill

Mick Abrahams was the original guitarist for Jethro Tull.


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Various Artists - Rockin' the City of Angels written by Douglas Harr
Review by G. W. Hill
This book is something very special. A good tag-line for this would be "come for the pictures, stay for the stories."

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Various Artists - Stoned: A Psych Tribute to the Rolling Stones
Review by G. W. Hill

Tribute albums like this are almost always a mixed bag.


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B. B. King - The Life of Riley DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

I’ve always loved B.B. King’s music. I’ve only seen him live once, but it was an incredible show.


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Mick Jagger - The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years DVD
Review by Gary Hill

It seems that the most likely issue anyone might have with this documentary is the contention that Jagger’s work when he was in his twenties has over-shadowed the rest of his output.


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Various Artists - This is the Blues Volume 1
Review by Gary Hill
The premise of this series is a good one. Collect a bunch of killer blues performances and put them all in one place.

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Various Artists - This Is The Blues Volume 4
Review by Gary Hill
The fourth installment in the “This is the Blues” series, this disc has some interesting performances and perhaps the most eclectic and famous group of performers.

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Various Artists - Tonite Let's All Make Love in London
Review by Gary Hill
This soundtrack has been out of print since 1968. It's now been remastered and reissued on this CD release.

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Keith Richards - Under Review DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I get a lot of documentary/biographies. I tend to look at them rather skeptically anymore.
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