This album documents the Rolling Stones' 1989-1990 world tour supporting the "Steel Wheels" album, from which several songs are drawn ("Sad, Sad, Sad", "Rock And A Hard Place", "Can't Be Seen").
Actually, considering the Rolling Stones' latter-day habit of releasing a live album for every couple of studio albums, it would have been nice to have a couple more song from "Steel Wheels" on here, like "Almost Hear You Sigh" and "Mixed Emotions".
But what is here can't really be faulted. The sound is excellent, and although some might miss songs like "Honky Tonk Women", "Let It Bleed" or whichever other classic is your personal favorite, I think the track list works rather well, actually, mixing older and newer material (and besides, the Stones have put out so many live albums...they can't put all of their best-known songs on each one. There would be no room for newer songs at all).
The sound is excellent, and even though "Flashpoint" doesn't really offer anything new or particularly different, it's a good, solid live album, highlighted by a rocking "Start Me Up", Keith Richards' hoarse, bluesy lead vocals on "Can't Be Seen", a sneering "Paint It Black" and a grand rendition of the Stones' diabolic aren't-we-evil-tune, "Sympathy For The Devil".