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The Rolling Stones’ The Brussels Affair Music News

Posted on September 4, 2012 AT 10:45am

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The Rolling Stones have announced that they’ll release three limited edition boxed sets of their infamous 1973 concert in Brussels, Belgium around November 16.

These oft-bootleg shows are infamous not only for being among the band’s best, but also because they happened after the band had their shows in France cancelled on them by the French government.

The Collector’s Edition, which is limited to 1727 copies, includes the two shows the band did at the Forest National Arena on October 17, 1973, on 180gram vinyl, as well as a limited edition book signed by Mick Jagger, a Rolling Stones watch, and a lithograph from that show. It will sell for $750.

There’s also the Platinum Edition, which has a version of the litho signed by Jagger, is limited to 173 copies, and costs $1250, and the Art Edition, which has the regular litho but adds a signed photo print; it is limited to 73 copies and will be $1500.

For those who just want the music, though, the Stones have their own concert download service,, which includes one of the Brussels shows as well as concerts from Los Angeles in 1975, Virginia in 1981, and Tokyo in 1990.

The band have also announced that a new documentary about their career, Crossfire Hurricane, will be get a theatrical run around the same time, followed by showings on HBO in the U.S. and BBC Two in England.

Paul Semel, Contributor
Paul has been writing about movies, music, video games, books, TV, toys, celebrities, and other fun stuff since the early-’90s. A regular contributor to EGM since 2004, he's also written for Entertainment Weekly, Bikini, Maxim, Raygun, Walmart GameCenter, Rides, and Emmy, among others. Please follow him on Twitter at @paulsemel. Or don't. Whatever.

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