THE ROLLING STONES To Release Full Copacabana Beach Concert For The First Time

May 8, 2021

One of the biggest free concerts in history, THE ROLLING STONES' legendary performance at the famed Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on February 8, 2006 was a historic event… a critical moment in rock 'n' roll history.

Now, THE ROLLING STONES and Mercury Studios will release for the first time this complete concert film remixed, re-edited, and remastered. "A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach" will be available on July 9, 2021 on multiple formats, including DVD+2CD, SD BD+2CD, 2DVD+2CD Deluxe, 3LP (pressed on blue, yellow, and green vinyl),3LP pressed on clear vinyl (exclusive to Sound Of Vinyl) and digital.

Additionally, Mercury Studios will release an early taste of this set with a five-song digital EP — out May 28. This will include "Sympathy For The Devil", "Wild Horses", "You Got Me Rocking", "Happy" and "Rough Justice". All the songs are from the Copacabana Beach show, with the exception of "Rough Justice", which is from the 2005 Salt Lake City concert video available in the Deluxe Edition.

Finally, Mercury Studios will present THE ROLLING STONES' "Rain Fall Down (Live On Copacabana Beach) / Rough Justice (Live In Salt Lake City)" — a limited-edition 10-inch picture disc to be released as part of the first Record Store Day Drops on June 12.

Right from the film's opening moments, when THE ROLLING STONES emerge on their own purpose built bridge leading from the Copacabana Palace Hotel, there's an electric energy that courses through the air, ricocheting between the band and the 1.5 million people in attendance. Aerial shots convey the sprawling enormity of the crowd, watching not only from the beach, but from boats moored at the water's edge. As Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts fire on all pistons from one track to the next, the crowd continues to meet their energy in furious fervor, waving Brazilian and British flags while rocking out in the tropical evening sunset. It was truly a highlight of this tour, which supported the band's 2005 album "Bigger Bang".

Four songs that were not in the original 2007 DVD release "The Biggest Bang" are featured for the first time on "A Bigger Bang": "Tumbling Dice", "Oh No, Not You Again", "This Place Is Empty" and "Sympathy For The Devil". This concert brilliantly showcases this impactful two-hour set, which runs the gamut of THE ROLLING STONES' career: "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)", "Brown Sugar", "Start Me Up" and "Satisfaction" and "Wild Horses" swerve between then-new tracks "Rain Fall Down", "This Place Is Empty" and "Rough Justice" from "Bigger Bang". The setlist also boasts a cover of Ray Charles's "Night Time Is The Right Time".

"Not that we're unused to playing some of the biggest shows in the world, but I must say Rio did take the cake," said Keith Richards.

"'It was amazing," states Mick Jagger. "It was a really good audience. They know how to enjoy themselves on those occasions."

The Deluxe 2DVD+2CD edition is packaged in a 12 x 12 40-page book, with the Copacabana concert on DVD and 2CD, along with an exclusive bonus DVD including a November 2005 concert in Salt Lake City, Utah, also from the "Bigger Bang" tour.

Track listing:


01. Jumpin' Jack Flash
02. It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)
03. You Got Me Rocking
04. Tumbling Dice
05. Oh No, Not You Again
06. Wild Horses
07. Rain Fall Down
08. Midnight Rambler
09. Night Time Is The Right Time
10. This Place Is Empty
11. Happy
12. Miss You
13. Rough Justice
14. Get Off My Cloud
15. Honky Tonk Women
16. Sympathy For The Devil
17. Start Me Up
18. Brown Sugar
19. You Can't Always Get What You Want
20. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Salt Lake City (Bonus Show – Deluxe Versions Only)

01. Start Me Up
02. You Got Me Rocking
03. She's So Cold
04. Tumbling Dice
05. Rain Fall Down
06. It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)
07. Wild Horses
08. All Down The Line
09. Night Time Is The Right Time
10. Slipping Away
11. Infamy
12. Miss You
13. Rough Justice
14. Get Off Of My Cloud
15. Honky Tonk Women
16. Sympathy For The Devil
17. Brown Sugar
18. Jumpin' Jack Flash
19. You Can't Always Get What You Want
20. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

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