The Rolling Stones – Bridges To Bremen (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:19:06 minutes | 1,7 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Eagle Rock Entertainment
Long available as a much-sought-after bootleg, this legendary concert from the Bridges to Babylon tour was finally made commercially available. Recorded at Bremen’s Weserstadion on September 2, 1998 and fully remastered, it sees the Stones at the height of their powers before an adoring crowd, tearing through a selection of their greatest hits as well as tracks from the then-current Bridges to Babylon album. ~ John D. Buchanan
Bridges To Bremen is the full-length show performed by The Stones on the fifth and final leg of the Bridges To Babylon Tour. Filmed at the German city’s Weserstadion on September 2, 1998, the band had by then completed four legs in the stadiums and arenas of North America (twice), Asia and South America before finally landing in Europe early that summer. Ever the innovators, Bridges To Babylon was a tour of firsts – thp first time the band went on the road with a permanent В-stage, and also the first time where fans could vote on the band’s website for a track they wanted to hear on the setlist – Memory Motel in the case of the Bremen fans.
There are many bridges to cross in a lifetime as the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world. But those that The Rolling Stones traversed on their worldwide tour of the 1997-98 season helped them make the crossing towards a new century and to reach even greater heights as the live entertainers that their peers could only dream of being.
The live phenomenon of the band’s latter 20th century iteration was the sum of all the parts they had played on stage for decades. This was a group breaking its own records for fun. The Bridges To Babylon tour started in September 1997, six days before the release of the album that inspired it, and finished four days short of a year later. By then, it had played nearly 100 shows across four continents and become the second-highest-grossing tour in history to that point. The only one in front of it? Their own Voodoo Lounge extravaganza of 1994-95.
The Bridges To Babylon set was focused on a giant circular central screen, which opened and closed with fireworks and documented Mick’s every move, Keith and Ronnie’s licks and Charlie’s rock steady beat in stunning close-up. But the other premise of this year-long excursion was even more brilliantly and outlandishly ambitious: to take the title of the new album quite literally and create a huge cantilever bridge to stretch 150 feet to a “B” stage in the centre of the stadium field.
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