ABKCO Records is preparing the Rolling Stones’ film Rock and Roll Circus for DVD release, says The Hollywood Reporter. The December 1968 concert was filmed for a television special, although it was never broadcast, because the Stones were not happy with their performance.
In 1996, ABKCO released a CD, videocassette and laserdisc of the event, which also featured performances by the Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and the Dirty Mac, a supergroup composed of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell.
Blink Digital, an independent DVD-authoring facility in New York, is preparing the DVD, which ABKCO hopes to release in the fourth quarter. It will feature a surround-sound mix and bonus content, including never-released performances from the concert and contemporary commentary from participants.