Big news for Rolling Stones fans. Two videos for their classic “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” have just been restored in 4K resolution. One features the legendary band performing with and the other without makeup.
The restored videos were directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg -- who also directed the Stones' Rock and Roll Circus and The Beatles' Let It Be films. Both were shot on the same day Olympic Studios in London in the spring of 1968.
The video featuring The Stones without makeup features a unique version of the song -- vocals and all other instruments. The other video with them wearing makeup features a different Mick Jagger vocal over the backing track from the song.
Hogg said, "We shot the one without the makeup first. They were great. As we were doing it, I felt there was an ingredient missing, although at that point I didn’t know what it was.”
He added, "We had a small meal break and I saw Brian Jones sitting by the makeup table and sort of playing with the colors -- putting it on his face and then wiping it off -- and I thought, ‘Huh. That’s a real interesting look.’ And so I said to Mick, Keith, Charlie and Bill, ‘Just go over there to the makeup table and see what it’s like if you put some stuff on your face -- either stripes or eye makeup, or full-face glitter, whatever strikes you.'”
Hogg also added, "After about an hour they looked different, especially Keith and Brian. Then we found the big, space alien glasses. We got something much better than we might have had, left to our own devices. It crystallized what it should be. It’s one of those serendipitous moments where all the things that might have gone wrong, didn’t...When I edited them and played them back, they loved the videos. I’d hate to think they didn’t, because then I went on to do their videos for 15 years.”
Hogg has directed over 20 Rolling Stones videos, including their classics “Angie,” " "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)," "Miss You," and "Start Me Up."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]