The Rolling Stones' second album to be released on their own label fittingly called Rolling Stones Records, which was distributed by Atlantic at the time, was released in May of 1972. The album was the band's only double studio album but one of the best which ranks up there with The Wall, Quadrophenia, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and Tommy among others. Before guitarist Keith Richards' heroin addiction took over for some time in the mid-1970s, he was what the late producer Jimmy Miller called a workhorse. The album was recorded at Keith's home in France and at Olympic Studios in London and Muscle Shoals in Alabama. Keith's music and frontman Mick Jagger's lyric writing was arguably at its peak on Exile. Songs like the opening Rocks Off, Rip This Joint, Tumbling Dice, Sweet Virginia, Keith's classic Happy, Soul Survivor, All Down the Line and Shine a Light are classics which sound like they could have been recorded yeaterday. Ventilator Blues was another highlight as it was the only song that Mick and Keith wrote was co-written by guitarist Mick Taylor whom kicked ass from 1969-74. Exile was the band's second consecutive #1 album and another million seller. The tour in support of the album saw the band getting bigger and bigger. This album is hugely recommended!