On April 4, 2008, an Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band will unite to bring audiences the year’s most extraordinary musical film event, Shine a Light to theaters everywhere. Martin Scorsese’s concert documentary will show the world the Rolling Stones as they’ve never been seen before.
The film and soundtrack, titled after the Exile On Main St. classic composition, chronicle the Rolling Stones’ concerts during the A Bigger Bang tour at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on October 29 and November 1, 2006. The Oscar®-winning Scorsese captures extraordinary performances from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood as well as special guests Buddy Guy (on Muddy Waters’ “Champagne & Reefer”), the White Stripes’ Jack White (“Loving Cup”) and Christina Aguilera (“Live With Me”).
With the release of Shine A Light, one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in history, The Rolling Stones, has teamed with one of film’s greatest directors, Martin Scorsese, for a concert film Variety calls a “celebration of the band’s great songs, performing skills and durability.”
The complete on-screen performance will be available on the Shine A Light: Deluxe Edition soundtrack, released in the United States on April 1st and available internationally shortly thereafter. A single disc, 16-song edition of Shine A Light will be released simultaneously.
Tracklists and purchasing information for the Deluxe Edition and Single CD
Shine A Light, which includes liner notes by Scorsese, is the third double album live collection from the Stones, following 1977’s Love You Live and 2004’s Live Licks. The film is the third music documentary from Scorsese, following 1978’s highly regarded The Last Waltz, documenting the final concert by The Band, and 2005’s No Direction Home, tracing the life and career of Bob Dylan.
Logo & all info courtesy: www.rollingstones.com/shinealight/
Update 3.30.08 – The Rolling Stones & Martin Scorcese held a Press Conference today.
Keith had some great things to say about The Beacon Theater:
Guitarist Richards said he was happy about the scaled-down show, especially because of his love of the Beacon Theatre.
“The Beacon Theatre is special for some reason … The room sort of wraps its arms around you, and every night it gets warmer,” Richards said. “And this band, you know, didn’t start off in stadiums.”