Out now is the Rolling Stones' latest double CD and DVD package, Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live. The tracks on the set were culled from the Stones' two open-air London shows on July 6th and 13th, 2013. The set has been released in several formats, including DVD, Blu-Ray, two-CD/DVD, three-LP's/DVD, and a deluxe two-CDs/DVD/Blu-Ray/60-page book.
Back in August, a limited edition digital version of the concert, called Hyde Park Live, debuted at Number 19 on the Billboard 200 album charts, and in the UK, placed two spaces higher, hitting the charts at Number 17.
Mick Jagger reflected upon being in the same band for 50 long years: "We're glad we continued for this long. I think it's kinda good in some ways -- it's great. In some ways, it's kinda 'why bother?' (Laughs) People say, 'Why bother?! Do something else!' 'Well, okay, yeah.' But I do try and do other things apart from the Rolling Stones. At one time it was the only thing in your life. Y'know, but as you get older, you get other things that come along that take your time up. And so, y'know, now I think it's on a very level keel, so that you can be enthusiastic about it, but it's not the only thing in your life. I think that's normal.”
Keith Richards was asked if the Stones turning the big "5-0" means something special to him: "Not really, after all, I've been through zeros up till now and I, I've never found them particularly significant. Y'know, it's what happens. You're aware of it and I think more aware that other people are aware of it, so probably that's the main thing. Hey, it's been nice to have a birthday bash. I don't mind, I'm ready any time, y’know?
The DVD & Blu-ray tracklisting for Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live is: "Start Me Up," "It's Only Rock N' Roll," "Street Fighting Man," Ruby Tuesday," "Doom And Gloom," "Honky Tonk Women," "You Got The Silver," "Happy," "Miss You," "Midnight Rambler," "Gimme Shelter," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Sympathy For The Devil," "Brown Sugar," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.”
The CD and Vinyl formats include three extra tracks: "Tumbling Dice," "Emotional Rescue" and "Paint It, Black.”