Some Girls

The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas! In Theaters One Night Only On 10-18! Don’t Miss It!

By Anne Raso, The Mac Wire Contributing Editor

We here at The Mac Wire just got the press release  from the publicist for a must-see Rolling Stones vintage concert, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas and now we’re very psyched to check out the film. (By the way, this will be out on DVD and BluRay from Eagle Rock Entertainment on 11-21 in case you can’t make it to your local cinema to rock out to The Stones!)

Many classic rock fans argue that Some Girls was the last really good Stones album–and also say that the Some Girls Tour was their last really good tour. So read on and be there or the rest of us die-hard Stones fans will “miss you,” LOL. 

“It simply doesn’t get any bigger than bringing The Rolling Stones to music fans across the country,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom. “Well-preserved for more than 33 years, audiences will be spellbound by this incredibly rare concert footage as it flawlessly captures the band during one of its most musically riveting periods.”

Here is a condensed version of the press release (which includes where film is being shown and how to get tics):

Multi-platinum rock `n roll band The Rolling Stones will transport their  fans back to the summer of 1978 in The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas—a one-night, in-theater concert event on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). Unveiled for the first time in more than 30 years, this rare, never-before-seen concert was captured live in Fort Worth, Texas on July 18, 1978 and features an exclusive 20-minute interview with Mick Jagger, filmed in August 2011 as he reflects on the fabled 1978 U.S. tour.

The tour footage has been digitally remastered in HD with Cinema Surround Sound, and has never been released via broadcast, cable television or DVD before.

“Fort Worth was an amazing night in a blistering hot July,” says Mick Jagger in the film’s interview footage. “Watching it now, the band was really intense and focused, but we were also having a blast with the fans who were really getting into the show and the new tracks from Some Girls. I think our fans will love the chance to see this concert movie for the first time on the big screen.”

Presented by NCM Fathom, More2Screen and Eagle Rock, tickets for The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Here are the dates for the New York tri-state area–The Mac Wire editors will be at the 62nd And First Theater, so be sure to say hi:

Westbury Stadium 12 with IMAX
7000 Brush Hollow Rd
Westbury NY 11590

Union Square Stadium 14
850 Broadway
New York NY 10003

New Roc Stadium 18 plus IMAX
33 Lecount Pl
New Rochelle NY 10801

Commerce Center 18
2399 US Highway 1
North Brunswick NJ 08902

Port Washington Cinemas
114 Main St
Port Washington NY 11050

Parsippany Cinema 12
3165 Us Highway 46
Parsippany NJ 07054

First and 62nd Cinemas
400 E 62nd St
New York NY 10065

Chelsea Cinema
260 W 23rd St
New York NY 10011

Hoboken Cinemas
409 14Th St
Hoboken NJ 07030

Middlebrook Galleria Cinema 10
1502 Route 35
Asbury Park NJ 07712

Westfield
250 E Broad St
Westfield NJ 07090

Showplace 14
650 Plaza Dr
Secaucus NJ 07094

Edgewater 16 Multiple Cinemas
339 River Rd
Edgewater NJ 07020

Island 16 Cinema De Lux
185 Morris Ave
Holtsville NY 11742

City Center 15 Cinema Delux
19 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains NY 10601

College Point Multiplex
2855 Ulmer St
Flushing NY 11354

Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas
1001 Broadhollow Rd
Farmingdale NY 11735

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Rolling Stones Some Girls—Bigger Than Ever! Set for November Release

The Rolling Stones are pleased to announce the release on November 21, 2011 of the re-mastered, expanded, Super-Deluxe, Deluxe and Digital editions of Some Girls, the groundbreaking album which introduced the music of the Rolling Stones to a whole new generation of fans.
Justly considered one of the finest works by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Some Girls topped the US charts over three decades ago and remains the best selling album of their storied career. This new package will include some undiscovered gems that include tracks that have recently been unearthed from the Rolling Stones vaults by producer Don Was. Further details of the tracks will be unveiled at a later date.
Some Girls is the Rolling Stones’ most direct and diverse collection of material, from Mick Jagger’s irresistible falsetto on the four-on-the-floor filler Miss You, their eighth US number one, to the country-flavoured Far Away Eyes via the Chuck Berry meets punk snarl of Respectable. And let’s not forget the sensuous, Beast Of Burden, one of Keith Richards’ finest tunes, which reached number 8 on the US singles chart, the garage rock of Shattered, the album’s third US Top 40 entry, and the soulful swagger of the group’s version of The Temptations’ Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me), another timeless offering in their canon of classic Stones Motown covers.
Following the critical praise and commercial success afforded the re-mastered, expanded editions of Exile On Main Street, which matched the chart performance of the epochal 1972 album, and returned the Rolling Stones to their rightful place at the top of the British charts in 2010, the extensive reissue of Some Girls constitutes the next step in the band’s ongoing relationship with Universal Music Group. This started in April 2008 with Shine A Light, the soundtrack from the stunning concert film directed by Martin Scorsese, and has encompassed the reissues of the Rolling Stones re-mastered, post-1971 studio albums, several live albums and classic compilations, and the exhaustive box-set Singles 1971-2006 earlier this year.
Some Girls holds a special place in the history of the Rolling Stones and demonstrates why they remain one of the most thrilling and influential bands of all time. The 1978 album features a Keith Richards’ classic Before They Make Me Run, a signature song he stills performs defiantly to this day. Some Girls documented Mick Jagger’s love of 70’s funk reflected in Miss You, the dance track that wrongfooted many people, made the club and black charts, and made it okay for other mainstream acts at the time to ‘go disco’.
The 1978 album courted controversy because of Jagger’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics on the title track, on Miss You and on Respectable, perceived as a retort to the punk and new wave groups who had borrowed so much attitude and copped so many anti-establishment moves from the Rolling Stones. Ironically, the furore around the elaborate Some Girls package, designed by Peter Corriston and featuring the band members in drag – a nod in the direction of the picture on their 1966 single Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? – and likenesses of Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe that hadn’t been legally cleared, necessitating a swift withdrawal and rethink.
Some Girls demonstrated the distinctive and definitive riffing from Keith Richards, with its abundance of unstoppable licks and majestic power chords driving the band into its brand new musical direction. This album not only defined him and his playing, but also defined a new era for the Rolling Stones, which Richards since described as a ‘sense of renewal’. Some Girls marks the only other time since recording Satisfaction where Richards used an effects pedal to ‘elevate’ the sound.
The album cemented the position of guitarist Ronnie Wood, who had joined in 1975, and added his trademark slide and pedal steel playing to several of the album’s most memorable tracks, including When The Whip Comes Down and Shattered. He also co-wrote the Shattered B-sideEverything Is Turning To GoldSome Girls also marked a move to the Pathé Marconi Studios in Paris for the Glimmer Twins production team of Jagger and Richards. These factors helped what is arguably the group’s most focused and dynamic album, driven by the sans pareil rhythm section of drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman. Some Girls featured fewer guest musicians than any Rolling Stones albums since 1971, but the contributions keyboard-player Ian McLagan, Wood’s bandmate in The Faces, saxophone-player Mel Collins, and harmonica-player Sugar Blue – discovered busking on the Paris métro – made Miss You in particular sound brighter than ever.
Amongst many eagerly-awaited extras, the Super-Deluxe edition of Some Girls will include a stunning, previously unseen Helmut Newton photo session from 1978, an essay by esteemed author and journalist Anthony DeCurtis putting the album in its cultural context, and a 7” single of Beast Of Burden/When The Whip Comes Down in its banned sleeve.
Thirty-three years on from its original release, the re-mastered, expanded, Super-Deluxe, Deluxe and Digital editions of Some Girls show why the 1978 album has often been hailed as the equal of Exile On Main StreetSome Girls is both a time capsule and a timeless listen. It features the band at their tightest and toughest, at their most vibrant and vital. It’s an all-killer, no-filler, must-have album. It still packs a punch.
SOME GIRLS – now bigger, brighter and better than ever.