Eagle Rock Entertainment released what is one of the year’s best live releases earlier this year in the classic 1981 performance of The Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters live at Chicago’s Checkerboard Lounge. That set contained both a DVD and CD. Now, Eagle Rock has followed up that release and sweetened the deal for audiences even more with a new vinyl/DVD companion to the DVD/CD set.
The new Vinyl/DVD companion to Eagle Rock’s previous release contains the entire performance from the DVD/CD set on two vinyls. It also includes the artists’ full performance on a full length DVD presentation. This new addition to the previously released set as it makes the classic performance that much more fully encompassing. Just as listening to the CD and watching the DVD will give fans of the modern medium a full concert experience, so will this new set. Audiences who haven’t yet checked out either set will be amazed at the enjoyment that they will experience, especially with this additional piece. This iconic show was recorded before the dawn of compact discs. And it was recorded in one of the “queen cities of jazz and the blues.” Knowing that, putting on the vinyls will bring on a total sense of nostalgia for any fan that might prefer that medium.
Listening to the concert on vinyl will instantly conjure up some wonderful nostalgic feelings in any listener young enough to recall those days before compact discs and mp3’s. It’s a fantastic feeling to put on either disc, close one’s eyes, and really take in the music. It may be even more so than with the CD presentation, because of that sense of nostalgia. That’s just part of the whole package, though. As wonderful as it is to experience this show as it was really meant to be experienced, the inclusion of a DVD with the full concert makes the entire thing that much better. Being able to see the Stones, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and all the others up on that tiny stage is incredible. After having seen the show, audiences can go back, put the vinyls on back to back and gain that much more appreciation for what is one of this great nation’s greatest musical genres and for the artists performing each song. Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones Live at the Checkerboard Lounge is available in stores and online now. It can be ordered direct via Eagle Rock Entertainment’s website, http://www.eagle-rock.com.
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