The Rolling Stones Shine a Light (Original Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition) (2-CD)
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: April 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Interscope Records
Rolling Stone - p.564 stars out of 5 -- "It documents the Stones on a historic roll, reveling in their mastery...When the Stones lock into classics like 'Brown Sugar' and 'Satisfaction,' it's gravy."
Uncut - p.1023 stars out of 5 -- "The Stones are at their best on the spoof country of 'Faraway Eyes'; and Richards' attack on 'You Got The Silver', with Ronnie Wood picking holes in an acoustic slide guitar."
Q (Magazine) - p.1324 stars out of 5 -- "A word of praise...for Richards, whose warmed-brandy vocals are a treat on the rarely heard 'You Got The Silver'..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1033 stars out of 5 -- "[A]s feisty good-time rock goes, the Stones get good and gone and it's worth every penny for the duet with Buddy Guy on Muddy Waters' 'Champagne And Reefer' alone."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Jumpin' Jack Flash
- 3.She Was Hot
- 4.All Down the Line
- 5.Loving Cup - (featuring Jack White III)
- 6.As Tears Go By
- 7.Some Girls
- 8.Just My Imagination
- 9.Faraway Eyes
- 10.Champagne & Reefer - (featuring Buddy Guy)
- 11.Tumbling Dice
- 12.Band Introductions
- 13.You Got the Silver
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Martin Scorsese Intro
- 2.Sympathy For the Devil
- 3.Live With Me - (featuring Christian Aguilera)
- 4.Start Me Up
- 5.Brown Sugar
- 6.(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
- 7.Paint It Black
- 8.Little T&A
- 9.I'm Free
- 10.Shine a Light
The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Keith Richards, Ron Wood (vocals, guitar); Charlie Watts (drums).
Additional personnel: Lisa Fischer, Blondie Chaplin, Bernard Fowler (vocals); Tim Ries (saxophone, keyboards); Bobby Keys (saxophone); Kent Smith (trumpet); Michael Davis (trombone); Chuck Leavell (keyboards); Darryl Jones (bass guitar).
Several things are clear from watching Martin Scorsese's concert movie SHINE A LIGHT. One is that the Rolling Stones are old. Another is that they're still able to play with a tightness and vigor that stands up to the music being made by most current 20-something outfits. That energy crackles through the 16 tracks on the SHINE A LIGHT soundtrack, the film's sonic counterpart, which captures the Stones at New York City's Beacon Theater in 2006 in surprisingly stripped-down, feral form.
There's nothing flashy or pretentious about the Stones' performance, which helps highlight their unmistakably natural, time-tested ease playing with each other. Even dusty classics like "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Brown Sugar" come off with flair, and lesser-played gems like "Faraway Eyes" and "You Got the Silver" are a welcome treat. The guests-the White Stripes' Jack White on "Loving Cup," Buddy Guy on the Muddy Waters' classic "Champagne and Reefer," and Christina Aguilera on a fiery version of "Live With Me"-enliven the band, and provide some of the album's best moments. Given the amount of live Stones' material available, and the band's already towering legend, the necessity of such a set may be debatable, but it's hard not to hear this for what it is: a good rock show from a band that knows its stuff.
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