The Rolling Stones : Some Girls Live in Texas ’78

Views of sprawling lines of sweating Texans – mustachioed and bell-bottomed under the sweltering summer sun – introduce Some Girls Live in Texas ’78. But things only get hotter inside the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, when the Rolling Stones take the stage and deliver a scorching set of music to the Fort Worth faithful.

Touring behind Some Girls, the band’s 14th album, the 17 song set is heavy on the material from that album, and that is OK. It marks one of the group’s finest, and with a stripped down, no frills stage set-up, the focus is truly on the music. Mick Jagger is on fire, strutting cocksure across the stage while Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood lock in tightly from the opening notes of the simmering, shimmering “Let It Rock.” This is truly a stand-out moment for the band; an electrifying performance full of grit and playfulness.

The Blu-ray release has been restored from the original film stock, the audio remastered from the original multi-track tapes, and the finished product is simply stunning. As if you needed more proof, Some Girls Live in Texas ’78 gives credence to the long-standing claim that the Rolling Stones are the greatest rock band … ever.

Some Girls Live in Texas ’78 is out now on Eagle Rock.