The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street 180g 2LP
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Exile on Main Street is regarded as one of the greatest albums in rock ‘n’
roll history and one of the most defining of the Stones’ catalogue.
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"A dirty whirl of blues and boogie, the Rolling Stones' 1972 double LP "was the first grunge record," guitarist Keith Richards crowed proudly last year. But inside the deliberately dense squall — Richards' and Mick Taylor's dogfight riffing, the lusty jump of the Bill Wyman/Charlie Watts rhythm engine, Mick Jagger's caged-animal bark and burned-soul croon — is the Stones' greatest album and Jagger and Richards' definitive songwriting statement of outlaw pride and dedication to grit." - www.rollingstone.com
Upon its release more than three decades ago, Exile on Main Street innovatively
wove varying musical genres, instruments and even artists into a compelling
The original 18-track double-album was recorded in various stages at multiple
locations, including Olympic Studios in London, Keith Richard’s mansion Nellcote
in France, and in Los Angeles where the literal “Main Street” influenced the
album title. These atypical circumstances surrounding the recording process
greatly affected the album’s outcome which was highly reflective and influenced
by the sociopolitical turbulence that marked the late `60s and early `70s. The
Stones nixed the influences of a flower-child era and directed their creative
process with the edgier, excessive, “more is more” approach of the `70s. Exile
reveals a sprawling mix of genres with undertones of blues, country, R&B and
gospel mixed with lyrics that fervently demand for release and liberation.
The album pulled together an electric array of talent including Dr. John, the
late Billy Preston and pianist Nicky Hopkins. Guitarist Mick Taylor, who
replaced Brian Jones in the band shortly before Jones died in 1969, is a
magnificent blues player who brought an intensity and elegance to these epic
tracks. At times, these musicians and others lived on the recording studio
premises with the band creating an extremely open and creative collaboration for
“The album’s riveting portrait of artists pushed – by the times, by themselves –
to the very limits of their creativity has provided inspiration to every musical
generation that has come along since Exile was released in 1972,” said author
Anthony DeCurtis. “Every song on Exile on Main Street is elevated by its
relationship to the music that comes before and after it. The album’s
irresistible power is unlikely to diminish any time soon.”
"Originally titled 'Good Time Women'... 'Tumbling Dice' had numerous faster incarnations before it was recorded at Richards' villa, Nellcôte. 'I remember writing the riff upstairs in the very elegant front room,' said Richards, 'and we took it downstairs the same evening, and we cut it.' Since Bill Wyman wasn't around, Mick Taylor played bass." - Rolling Stone
• 180g Vinyl
• 4-color Inner Sleeves
1. Rocks Off
2. Rip This Joint
3. Shake Your Hips
4. Casino Boogie
5. Tumbling Dice
6. Sweet Virginia
7. Torn And Frayed
8. Sweet Black Angel
9. Loving Cup
11. Turd On The Run
12. Ventilator Blues
13. I Just Want To See His Face
14. Let It Loose
15. All Down The Line
16. Stop Breaking Down
17. Shine A Light
18. Soul Survivor