Digitally remastered reissue of The Rolling Stones 1982 live album.
It used to be said there were only two sure things in the world: death and taxes. Add a third--a live Rolling Stones album every three years. In what's essentially become a flourishing, if decidedly spotty subcatalog (the notable exception being the stellar Get Your Ya-Ya's Out
, culled from the band's 1969 performance peak), 1982's Still Life
is the band's fourth live collection and marks the beginning of a long stretch of laurel-resting. Though recorded in support of the band's Tattoo You
album, eight of the scant 10 Stones tracks here are either hits from their early years or covers of favorite rock and R&B chestnuts. Though they would go on to have an artistic comeback (or three), this collection sometimes finds them struggling against being their own tribute band. --Jerry McCulley