Review: Some Girls - Live In Texas '78, The Rolling Stones

The DVD and BD contain rare SNL video song performances.

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For Stones fans, nothing is better than when you have access to a legendary performance set. Late in 2011, Eagle Rock Entertainment released a DVD and BD set of a filmed show from Fort Worth, Texas on July18, 1978 in support of the Some Girls album. That period was a peak one for the band. Some Girls was riding high on the charts with a series of memorable songs like "Miss You," "Shattered," "Respectable," and other songs.

This Live In Texas '78 set includes a healthy dose of songs from the supported album. As would be expected from any Stones show, there are also classics. Songs like "All Down the Line," "Tumbling Dice," "Happy," "Brown Sugar," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and a smoking hot version of Robert Johnson's immortal "Love in Vain" with Ron Wood on pedal steel can be found here.

SomeGirlsLiveInTexas.jpgWhat makes this DVD important is not only its cleaned up, remixed, and remastered footage of a stunning show that presents 17 performance tracks, but also superior bonus inclusions. The DVD and BD add in a 2011 interview with Mick Jagger where the questions he is asked are directed to the show found within this film, including Jagger's punk-influenced clothing choice.

A current interview is par for the course for a set like this. But where it begins to set itself apart is the inclusion of three Saturday Night Live performances ("Respectable," "Shattered," "Beast Of Burden") and a Dan Aykroyd skit playing Tom Snyder in an interview segment with Mick Jagger for SNL. Finally, the bonuses include a 1978 interview piece with the band for 20/20.

The Rolling Stones are arguably the greatest representation of rock and roll. This 1978 Texas concert underscores that.

There are also DVD/CD and BD/CD combo packs available.

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