I still believe this 1970 Tour of Europe is not only a forgotten Tour, but I reckon it's the Stones most perfect Tour musically.
Every show is so tight, there are rarely any mistakes (if any at all !), plus it has arguably the greatest Tour setlist of the 1965--1981 era !!
I still think it is under-rated by alot of people, probably because the bootlegs of the Tour are mostly average audience recordings and people with fussy ears simply don't take much notice of the Tour.
The band has matured in years since the 1969 Tour !
Might not be my favourite Tour, but I believe it's the Stones most perfect.
I could see the argument for 1970. Unfortunately, as you state, without any strong audio evidence, folks will largely ignore this tour vis-a-vis 1969. I've never been too impressed by the Roll Over Beethoven's played on this tour - one of their poorer Berry renditions, IMO.
? From the tapes I have, have of the shows sound unrehearsed and you can hear the Stones struggling through too loud amps and too little monitors. It is a forgotten tour yes, but certainly a perfect tour.
I know that at least the consert from Paris was recorded by either the Stones or some radio station, but I wonder if any of the showes were filmed...? Anyway I've only heard the boots from Paris and Berlin but the Stones shure sounded cool
I think I have something like 6 or 7 1970 shows. The Paris soundboard is only so-so in quality. A few of the audience sources aren't that bad, really - but nothing that rivals the better '69 recordings.
does anybody no the europe 70 boot that opens with the crowd real loud & jagger saying thank u very much then immediately keith kicks off a very slow jumpin jack flash....its also the show where jagger says ,,,,there will be ice cream served in the foyier...
All the following footage exists in a film archive in North London. The bad news however is that it all seems to be silent. Even so it would be amazing to see the Stones playing with Steve Stills in Amsterdam & Jagger running off stage with a naked woman etc. It would be extremely expensive to get this footage copied though if a wealthy Stones philanthropist on this board were to help out...
Film Number: 14712 | Category: Music | Decade: 1970's | Sound: Silent | Colour: Colour Synopsis:
Rolling Stones 1970 European concert tour. Interview with two young women on staff. Preparations and stage building in empty concert hall. Poster for the tour on a building. Mick Jagger alone in a room listens to some tapes. Band tune up and have a drink and a smoke backstage.
End of Synopsis for Film Number 14712
Film Number: 14711 | Category: Music | Decade: 1970's | Sound: Silent | Colour: Colour Synopsis:
Rolling Stones 1970 tour of Europe. Rolling Stones play on stage. Crazy dancers in audience.
End of Synopsis for Film Number 14711
Film Number: 14710 | Category: Music | Decade: 1970's | Sound: Silent | Colour: Colour Synopsis:
Rolling Stones European Tour 1970 in concert.
Stones and their wives and hangers on in lobby of hotel, autograph hunters. Bus ride to concert hall, entourage get off bus. Mobile recording studio records the concert. Excited crowd have to hosed down. Stones on stage in Paris, probably Olympia. Shots of film posters and adverts in close up along the Champs Elysses.
End of Synopsis for Film Number 14710
Film Number: 14709 | Category: Music | Decade: 1970's | Sound: Silent | Colour: Colour Synopsis:
Rare footage of The Rolling Stones in concert and backstage in Paris(?). Backstage footage includes Ahmet Ertegun, boss of Atlantic Records who signed the Stones at this time.
Film Number: 9273 | Category: Music | Decade: 1970's | Sound: Mute | Colour: Colour Synopsis:
Rolling Stones European Tour 1970.
Amsterdam date, Stones on stage with Stephen Stills playing keyboards. After concert ends, Anita Pallenberg and Marlon Richards on stage, Marlon hits cymbals.
End of Synopsis for Film Number 9273
Film Number: 5902 | Category: Music | Decade: 1970's | Sound: Mute | Colour: Colour Synopsis:
Rolling Stones European tour 1970.
Scenes in a concert hall with crowd waiting for the band to appear in Holland (? Probably Amstelhalle, Amsterdam 9/10/1970). Roadies hang around. One wears a 'Cocaine' t shirt in the Coca Cola Style, possibly Chip Monck. Also 'Woodstock' veteran Wavy Gravy dressed as court jester. Lengthy scenes of the Stones hanging around and practising backstage, others in attendance are Ian Stewart, Stephen Stills, Anita Pallenberg, Bianca Jagger (soon to be).
End of Synopsis for Film Number 5902
Film Number: 30781 | Category: Music | Decade: 1970's | Sound: Mute | Colour: Colour Synopsis:
Rolling Stones 1970 European Tour.
Paris, France. Rolling Stones staff and saxophone player Bobby Keys hang out at an outdoor café or restaurant. Lengthy scenes of unknown people chatting. Hotel George V, Mick Jagger exits and gets into a limousine. Interior of the limo with Jagger and other Stones, Charlie Watts and Mick Taylor. The view along the Champs Elysees. The boys arrive at a press conference at a different hotel. They pose for photographers and have interviews.
Film Number: 30782 | Category: Music | Decade: 1970's | Sound: Mute | Colour: Colour Synopsis:
Rolling Stones 1970 Tour. (Follows on from 30781)
A hippy 'chick' or 'dolly bird' at a press conference. Photographers. Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Mick Taylor get in a limousine. Hippies in a Mini Moke follow them and throw flowers. Jagger in a straw boater hat walks down the street in Paris.
Inside a concert hall, the audience who are going a bit crazy. Beautiful people arrive backstage including the actor Helmut Berger and others. Jagger remonstrating with someone backstage. Eric Clapton on stage at the Paris Olympia playing guitar with the black support group Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. The Rolling Stones on stage, they play a couple of songs, some topless women dance on the stage. Jagger grabs one of them and runs off with her.
Good question Gazza, but I'm afraid I don't know the answer. Perhaps they just had someone film a lot in case they wanted to do something with it later but either it didn't come up to scratch or the '72 tour took precedence and eclipsed the older stuff. Weird how obscure it is though. I want to know what happened to the sound. They must surely have shot it with sound. My guess is that it was on sep mag and got mislaid (hopefully not forever).