Rock and Roll Circus Coming to DVD


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.