On October 30, 2015, The Rolling Stones is set to release another one of its live concerts on DVD: From The Vault: Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990. It will also be available as a 4-LP + DVD on November 13.
The exclusive 3-DVD and BluRay set has rare footage highlights of the fearless British team of rockstars taking on Japan in support of their 1989 record Steel Wheels. The performance is considered to be The Stones’ first concert in the country, and can certainly be called a collector’s item since this was the the last tour with original bassist Bill Wyman.
The footage was digitally restored; also, the sound was mixed by American engineer, producer, and rock mix master Bob Clearmountain, who has famously worked with Bon Jovi, Toto, Bryan Adams, and Bruce Springsteen.
Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990 serves as the latest release to come from the band’s collection of classic performances. Other exclusive releases include performances at The Marquis Club – Live in 1971, LA Forum – Live in 1975, and Hampton Coliseum – Live in 1981, which marks the first release in the vault series.
The historical 1990 concert comes with a small story of celebration considering Japan had not allowed The Rolling Stones into the country up until that year.
A special audio download of the concert was released in 2012. Looking back on the show, frontman Mick Jagger stated to Google Play during a 2012 interview: “This was a very difficult gig to play, though, the indoor dome, because it’s very echo-y to play. It was very hard to hear yourself as well. It was a tricky place to play, very tricky.”
Earlier this month, Stones guitarist Keith Richards announced the band’s coming reunion to record its first album since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. We have yet to hear more about it!
After a career spanning nearly 50 years, The Rolling Stones is still going strong; and with these spectacular vault releases, we have so many of the band’s past performances to still enjoy today.