Rolling Stones fans eager to grab a piece of history have about a month to get on the wagon for this one. In commemoration of their now-concluded “50 and Counting” tour, the Stones have released Hyde Park Live, a collection of performances from their July 6 and July 13 shows at London’s Hyde Park, for a limited time on iTunes.
This release is historically significant on a number of levels. First, the Hyde Park shows represent a significant homecoming for The Rolling Stones. It’s been 44 years since they played there; that previous performance was their first show since the death of Brian Jones, and the first with Jones’ replacement Mick Taylor (a free show that drew 250,000 people, which for 1969 was quite a significant crowd).
Second, it’s significant that this “limited edition” is being released exclusively as a digital download, rather than as a hardcopy (although it is rumored that a DVD of the shows may soon come available).
And third—it’s The Rolling Stones’ friggin’ 50-year anniversary concert. What else do you need?
Hyde Park Live will be available for download exclusively at iTunes between July 22 and August 19. Get it while you can. Track list is below.
Start Me Up
It’s Only Rock N’ Roll
Street Fighting Man
Doom and Gloom
Paint It Black
Honky Tonk Women
You Got the Silver
Before They Make Me Run
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Sympathy for the Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction