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Exile on Main Street Deluxe Edition, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks

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  • Audio CD (May 18 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B0039TD7RC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 284 customer reviews
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Disc: 1
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
10. Happy
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Pass The Wine (Sophia Loren)
2. Plundered My Soul
3. I'm Not Signifying
4. Following The River
5. Dancing In The Light
6. So Divine (Aladdin Story)
7. Loving Cup [Alternate Take]
8. Soul Survivor [Alternate Take]
9. Good Time Women
10. Title 5

Product Description

Product 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.


Before Keith Richards' 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 --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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Format: Audio CD
If you've gotten this far, it probably safe to say that you know by now that EVERYONE seems to think it is their best ever, of all time, on the desert island, scrounging for gas money because you bought it once more album. And it surely has a pretty good legend surrounding it (south of france, stoned, ripped, twisted..good people). But is it their Best? That all depends.
Me? I like "Sticky Fingers" a little better for one reason: The good songs (Brown Sugar, Can't You Hear me Knockin', Bitch, Sister Morphine) are Transcendant, whereas here the good songs (Tumbling Dice, Shine a Light)Are only "Damned Good". Yes, it's a very fine line, to be sure, but it must be said. And "Fingers" Wins hands down on opening tracks-I mean "Brown Sugar" vs. "Rocks Off"? There's no comparison. Fun Fact: Keith Richards once listed "Brown Sugar" as one of his favorite all-time songs with this justification "Don't YOU think it's a great song?"
That being said, however, "Exile" is the stronger album of the two. The reason? The rest of songs here are neither as bad or as ordinary as the rest of the songs on any other Stones album. Let me put it this way: It's said that any good song will have a sort of "magic" about it. Well, here most every song has that kind of magic in varying amounts. Put on any single song (with the exception of "Turd on the Run", which just doesn't have the magic) and you will end up liking that song on its own merits. It may not be a religious experience, but you will want to hear that song again. It's that kind of album. The same cannot be said for any other Stones Album in their catalogue, and all but the precious few other jewels in the rest of the history of Pop Music.
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Format: Audio CD
Sandwiched between "Sticky Fingers" and "Goats Head Soup" this album is hard to explain. But why explain it? Just enjoy it.
You get the feeling that the Stones went into the studio and just let it rip. In a way, it can be compared to the Beatles' white album in its eclecticness, but it is much more coherent. While there are different styles, ranging from blues to country to gospel, the record is unified by its uniquely grungy atmosphere. There is a tired, world-weary darkness to the album, "Torn and Frayed," some moments of Tom Waits' rolling-around-in-the-dirt grossness, "Turd on the Run," with moments of shining light, "Let it Loose" and "Shine a Light."
1&2) Rocks Off/Rip This Joint - The album starts with a bang, from the weird, rockin' "Rocks Off" to the Richards gem, "Rip this Joint." You won't find a better Richards tune. Mick's gargling break in the middle of "Rock's Off" mars an otherwise spectacular opening.
3) Shake Your Hips - An eery, murky blues cover. One of the weaker tracks, but it sets the mood for the rest of the album.
4) Casino Boogie - Can't understand most of the words. Keith is particularly nasal on this one. But it introduces the horn section in an upbeat rhythm number.
5) Tumbling Dice - It got radio play, but see how well it fits into the context of this album.
6) Sweet Virginia - A gritty, soulful country number with a memorable scatalogical refrain featuring some great backing vocals. It also features a Tom Waits-ish vocal by Mick.
7) Torn and Frayed - A countrified anthem to exhaustion.
8) Sweet Black Angel - A murky, bluesy ode to a Black pin-up girl. Unfortunately most of the lyrics are indecipherable.
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By Stephen Bieth TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on Oct. 20 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Yes once again I let my love of music overtake my common sense when spending money. But in this case I felt the current remaster was not great and I loved the sound of the SACD Sticky Fingers. This version is by far the best version avalible right now (including the current 180 gram vinyl). I had assumed after all the releases over the years and knowing how it was recorded that was the best they could do. Well this SHM SACD from Japan (why are thier remasters so much better then ours) proved that theory wrong. It no longer sounds like Jagger singing with a musical mess under him. I am not saying the music is a mess but with the current domestic master you can't really make out individual instruments. This version you can hear everything. Now this is not "Bothers In Arms" but a classic stones record recorded in the cellar of a house in France in the middle of summer. So not the best conditions to say the least. Little to no sound proofing, over 100 degree heat is not great for keeping instruments in tune. Plus Keith was a full time junkie by then.
The thing I am most impressed with was the improvement in the drum and bass department!
There are a few places you can find this cheaper or watch the sellers pricing they do get low priced listings sometime. As for me I guess I won't be eating this week!
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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on Nov. 25 2007
Format: Audio CD
Exile is not one of the Stones' more immediately accessible albums; it takes a while to appreciate its treasures. At first listen it might sound just raw and messy but eventually the scales fall from your ears and a true gem is revealed. Very much of a cohesive whole, the album gains momentum in its successive tracks to display the multifaceted rock virtuosity of the Stones at their most powerful. The music is intense throughout and often energetic. To me, the first section culminates in the lilting masterpiece Tumbling Dice.

The yearning country strains of Sweet Virginia introduce the next segment; this song reminds me of Far Away Eyes on the 1978 album Some Girls. Torn And Frayed has a similar soulful country feel and the catchy Sweet Black Angel is probably the closest to a pop song on the album. The track Happy is the bridge between this sensitive segment and the harder or bluesier rock of Whatever On The Run, Ventilator Blues, the spooky atmospheric I Just Want To See His Face and the soulful Let It Loose.

The uptempo hard rock of All Down The Line opens the final section, followed by Stop Breaking Down with its jangling guitars and Shine A Light with its varied tempo and complex arrangement. The album concludes with the driving rock of Soul Survivor. There are moments on Exile, especially the slower songs, that evoke the sound of 1971's Sticky Fingers while others remind me somewhat of the aforementioned album Some Girls. I wouldn't say this is the best of all Stones albums, but it definitely belongs in the top 5 of their work.
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