No Security (Audio Cassette) Import
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The playing is top-notch, the song selection is not entirely predictable, and there are even soulful duets with Dave Matthews and Taj Mahal. -- Los Angeles Times
This souvenir of the venerable band's '97 tour has its moments, mixing strong newer material ("Saint of Me") with undisputed classics.... -- Entertainment Weekly
This is the seventh live Stones album and the second to appear in three years. Now, what do you want to bet the three men who've appeared on every one of them--Mick, Keith, and Charlie--couldn't name them without a cheat sheet? Chances are, they won't remember this one in five years. Culled from the Bridges to Babylon tour, No Security feels more like a tour memento than a stand-on-its-own recording. The 13 tracks are a mix of familiar chestnuts ("Gimme Shelter," "Live with Me," "The Last Time"), welcome restorations ("Sister Morphine," "Memory Motel"), and tertiary Jagger-Richards tunes ("Flip the Switch," "Thief in the Night"). A few recruits are along for the ride: Taj Mahal turns up on the breath catcher "Corinna," Dave Matthews shares vocals with Mick on "Memory Motel," and jazzman Joshua Redman solos on "Waiting on a Friend." They're all, no doubt, quite proud to have joined these legends on stage and CD. But when they want to hear live Stones, it's a good bet even they will reach for Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out before No Security. --Steven Stolder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The thing that doesn't work is the song selection. None of the songs here are what you'd expect to hear in a regular Stones concert. No "Satisfaction", no "Jumpin' Jack Flash", not even a "Brown Sugar". What got here are 14 songs that range from great to tepid. The great songs are the older ones, including "The Last Time", "Respectable", "Waiting On A Friend" and especially "Gimme Shelter" and "Live With Me". And it was great to finally here "Sister Morphine" done live. But the majority of songs belong in the tepid category. The newer songs especially irked me. I never cared for "Thief In The Night", "Out Of Control" or "Flip The Switch".Read more ›
When the Stones released METAMORPHOSIS they were reworking and re-releasing some classic, cutting edge, roots Rock & Roll. Jagger was still a great singer, Keith Richard an innovative guitar player, and Mick Taylor a GREAT lead guitarist. Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts were the best rhythm section around.
I guess it's the Stones playing on NO SECURITY, but you'd never know it from the sound on this second-rate live CD. It sounds more like some Stones 'tribute' band. Jagger is a mere shadow of his 60's and 70's self, the rhythm section--minus Bill Wyman--is pedestrian at best, the 'new' songs are vanilla and dull, and the renditions of classics are performed no better than your typical suburban bar band.
There are times I wish the Beatles and Led Zep had gotten back together. Then I hear a post-SOME GIRLS Stones LP and realize every band has a finite life span. I wish the Stones would just fold camp and go home; releasing this kind of record is embarrassing to listen to, and demeans what they once were.
If you think this is what the Stones were about, or has anything to do with the classic era of the band--1965-1975--you're missing the boat. They were one of the best, now they're records don't chart and their sound don't rock.
The renditions of "Respectable" and "The Last Time" are watered down versions of their former selves and downright embarassing. Dave Matthews is featured on a forgettable "Memory Motel", an otherwise great Stones song that on this set sounds more like they are merely trying to cash in on the Dave Matthews name. There are decent performances of "You Got Me Rocking" and "Out of Control" and the big production that is now "Gimme Shelter" but still there are no real highlights here.
As a longtime fan, I own every Stones album. This is the only Rolling Stones album I ever sold after listening to, it's that bad. There are so many better recordings that your money can be spent on it is better to look elsewhere. Let's hope that someday they will release a collection of their BBC recordings as well as recordings from the great 1972 tour which spawned the now out-of-print film "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones".
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We had this CD but it got scratched. It is one of my husband's favorite Rolling Stones album because it's live. I ordered him a new one for Christmas and he's very pleased. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2010 by Coco
I don't have this cd, and therefore my rating is simply there because I had to rate it. I'm writing this in response to Johny Lena's completely useless and idiotic review. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004
yes Deep Purple, another contemporary classic heavy rock band from the 70's still surprise everyone until today with their latest Album bananas 2003. But Jagger and Co - Stones?? Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by sonja
The Rolling Stones have released numerous live albums, some great, some merely so-so.
"No Security" documents the 1997-98 "Bridges to Babylon"-tour, and it... Read more
Since the "Bridges To Babylon" tour was so great, you'd think the live album would be amazing. Unfortuneately, it is a lukewarm mishmash of old favorites ("Waiting On A Friend",... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2003 by Anthony Nasti
'No Security' came out in 1999. When I heard it was from the 'Bridges To Babylon' tour, I was thrilled because I thought it was the soundtrack to the live dvd. How wrong I was. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2003 by Anthony Nasti
No Security was released Nov 3, 1998. It was recorded earlier the same year during the Bridges to Babylon tour and it was the Stones 8th live album. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2002 by Richard R. Carlton