Rolling Stones documentary Charlie Is My Darling restored, features earliest known concert footage

The previously unreleased Charlie Is My Darling documents a two-city tour of Ireland in 1965, right after ‘Satisfaction’ was released.

As part of the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary celebration, ABKCO has cleaned up and expanded the film, which previously was only available on low-quality bootlegs. The new version includes 60 percent new footage and six complete songs, including the earliest known professionally shot concert footage of the band.

According to Billboard, the final product is worth the nearly 50 year wait: “The live footage alone is arguably the most exciting video document of the Stones’ early years, capturing both the primal energy of their performance and the hysteria it evoked in their audiences.”

The world premiere of the film takes place during the New York Film Festival on September 29, with a retail release date of November 6. The director’s cut, the producer’s cut and this new version will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and as part of a Super Deluxe Box Set. The previously announced Crossfire Hurricane, a more complete document of the band’s history, is also due this fall.

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