Steel Wheels - Atlantic City, NJ DVD/2CD
Their first tour hitting the US since 1981, Steel Wheels was famously one of their longest, and most ambitious, setlists. 2 Ω hours deep,The Rolling Stonesnot only played their hits, but dared to roll out several new songs from the then-newly released Steel Wheels album. Power-packed renditions of "Terrifying","Sad Sad Sad","Mixed Emotions","Rock and a Hard Place",and "Can't Be Seen" sizzle between "Jumping Jack Flash","(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction","You Can't Always Get What You Want",and "Gimme Shelter".This was a statement -The Rolling Stonesrevisiting their vast body of work while confidently showcasing where they were going and the broad spectrums of music they've explored over their career. A highlight of this particular tour stopwas the band being joined by special guests: Guns N' Roses' Axl Roseand Izzy Stradlinaccompany the Stonesfor the first-ever live performance of "Salt Of The Earth", from their 1968 Beggars Banquet album. Eric Claptonbrings his slow blues burn to "Little Red Rooster",and joins the Stonesin backing up one of their idols, blues legend John Lee Hooker,on "Boogie Chillen". All in all, Steel Wheels Liveis a living testament to The Rolling Stones'incomparable live shows.