The Rolling Stones gig at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on 18 July 1978, was filmed on 16mm film, and last year the footage was carefully restored and the sound remixed and remastered by Bob Clearmountain from the original multitrack tapes.
This Live In Texas concert was released on an enormous amount of formats last year – a standalone DVD, DVD/CD combo, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/CD combo (all from Eagle Rock) and some footage even made a ‘promotional’ appearance on the rather thin Some Girls Super Deluxe Edition, solely to encourage fans who had already paid around £75 for the rather thin set to purchase the full gig.
Not content with all this activity last year, Eagle Rock have come up with a new version of Live In Texas in an attempt to get you to part with your cash. This time the audio has been pressed onto two 180g vinyl records which comes packaged with a CD (repeating the audio) and a DVD of the video. The whole thing comes packaged in a three-panel gatefold sleeve, with the CD and DVD discs inserted into the middle panel. This is due for release on 10 September 2012.
The extras on the DVD are the same as before – an interview with Mick Jagger in Paris 2011, and performances from Saturday Night Live in October 1978 including Tomorrow featuring Dan Aykroyd & Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones performing Shattered, Respectable & Beast Of Burden. In addition excerpts from an ABC 20/20 Special on Rolling Stones rehearsing for the US tour (Jun 1978) are included as a bonus feature.
There is not a Blu-ray version of this vinyl combo release, forcing those wanting the optimum audio and video quality to forsake the vinyl or buy two formats.
If you can wait until 15 October, a cheap way of picking up the Blu-ray version of Some Girls: Live In Texas is to purchase yet another Eagle-Rock variation. This time it’s a ‘Special Limited Collectors’ Edition’ – a Rolling Stones double pack that brings together the Blu-rays of the Exile On Main Street era Ladies & Gentlemen (filmed in 1972 on the US tour) and Some Girls: Live In Texas. At the time of writing this can be pre-ordered on amazon.co.uk for £11.89.