The Rolling Stones celebrates the 50th anniversary of "Sympathy for the Devil" with a re-release

music news 30/08/2018

The movie about the recording of Rolling Stones' classic song "Sympathy for the Devil" will be getting a re-release to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Coming this 5th Oct, the film will be available in 4k on DVD, Blu-ray and digital channels. There also will be a celebratory screening on 7th Sept at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, followed by a number of screenings from the 13th till 19th September at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

ABKCO Films stated that "Sympathy for the Devil alternates between reflections on contemporary politics and social issues of the late 1960s as well as giving the audience an unprecedented view of The Rolling Stones creative process in the recording studio working on what would become one of the band’s defining tracks". 

They continued to say that the original line up of The Rolling Stones - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman, will be joined by Nicky Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg and James Fox in the milestone session at London's Olympic Sound Studios in 1968.

The 50th-anniversary release will also feature Godard's "One Plus One (Director's Cut)", behind-the-scenes documentary "Voices" (1968), and a documentary filmed in 2018 that includes interviews with production team members Tony Richmond and Mum Scala. Plus, a new commentary track and an essay by Danny Goldberg will be included.