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Exile on Main Street

By: Rolling Stones

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Originally part of the early 1960s British blues/R&B scene, the Rolling Stones rapidly ascended the heights of fame with a perfect combination of hit singles and media-grabbing scandals. By the '70s, Keith Richards had become a bona fide guitar hero, and Mick Jagger an unlikely sex symbol. The world became the Stones' stage, and their music continued to walk the line between blues, rock, and whatever lay around the next corner, be it reggae, funk, or disco. Despite the ravages of changing fashion, solo albums, and plain old age, the Stones persevered through the decades to become a venerable institution, refusing to relinquish their title as "The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band."

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1   Rocks Off Buy Buy
2   Rip This Joint Buy Buy
3   Shake Your Hips Buy Buy
4   Casino Boogie Buy Buy
5   Tumbling Dice Buy Buy
6   Sweet Virginia Buy Buy
7   Torn And Frayed Buy Buy
8   Sweet Black Angel Buy Buy
9   Loving Cup Buy Buy
10   Happy Buy Buy
11   Turd On The Run Buy Buy
12   Ventilator Blues Buy Buy
13   I Just Want To See His Face Buy Buy
14   Let It Loose Buy Buy
15   All Down The Line Buy Buy
16   Stop Breaking Down Buy Buy
17   Shine A Light Buy Buy
18   Soul Survivor Buy Buy
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1   Pass The Wine (Sophia Loren) Buy Buy
2   Plundered My Soul Buy Buy
3   I'm Not Signifying Buy Buy
4   Following The River Buy Buy
5   Dancing In The Light Buy Buy
6   So Divine (Aladdin Story) Buy Buy
7   Loving Cup (Alternate Take) Buy Buy
8   Soul Survivor (Alternate Take) Buy Buy
9   Good Time Women Buy Buy
10   Title 5 Buy Buy

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Album Description

Limited expanded two CD edition features a bonus CD that contains 10 tracks originally recorded during the Exile era including ''Plundered My Soul'', ''Dancing in the Light'', ''Following the River'' and ''Pass The Wine'' plus alternate versions of ''Soul Survivor'' and ''Loving Cup''. 2010 reissue of the classic Stones album housed in a super-jewel case (to complete ''remasters'' box set). Regarded as one of the greatest albums in Rock ''n'' Roll history and one of the most defining of the Stones'' catalogue. Upon its release more than three decades ago, Exile On Main Street innovatively wove varying musical genres, instruments and even artists into a compelling rhythmic masterpiece. 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.

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Before Keith Richards's bad habits took over for a time in the mid-'70s, his work ethic was quite high. Stories abound of the long, if somewhat off-schedule, hours he spent working on this classic album in the basement of his home in France. Hanging together as much because of great songwriting ("Rocks Off," "Soul Survivor") as its fabled grungy atmosphere, Exile caps the Stones' great 1968-'72 run with a force that belies their supposed spiritual tiredness. What some of these songs are about is anybody's guess--Keith claims "Ventilator Blues" was inspired by a grate, while the song plays like an ode to a pistol--but that's just part of this album's hazy game. --Rickey Wright

From the swaggering frustration in the first song ("I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping," Mick Jagger sings in the hyper "Rocks Off"), the Stones speed through familiar neighborhoods of country, blues, and R&B on Exile. They never even bother to stop when they've crashed into something. They don't leap into new worlds so much as master the old ones, turning Slim Harpo's blues obscurity "Hip Shake" into a harp-and-piano steamroller and setting spines a-cracking in "Ventilator Blues." Both "Tumbling Dice" and Keith Richards's "Happy" have become hits, but the 1972 album is most notable for its overall murky adrenaline. --Steve Knopper

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