- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: November 1, 2004
- Label: UMVD Labels
Rolling Stone - p.884 stars out of 5
- "[A] bright, hard mix that nails the Stones' matured vigor onstage."
Rolling Stone - p.151
Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "The greatest hits snap and snarl with renewed authority..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Brown Sugar
- 2.Street Fighting Man
- 3.Paint It Black
- 4.You Can't Always Get What You Want
- 5.Start Me Up
- 6.It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)
- 8.Honky Tonk Women
- 10.Gimme Shelter
- 11.(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 2.Monkey Man
- 3.Rocks Off
- 4.Can't You Hear Me Knocking
- 5.That's How Strong My Love Is
- 6.The Nearness of You
- 7.Beast of Burden
- 8.When the Whip Comes Down
- 9.Rock Me, Baby
- 10.You Don't Have to Mean It
- 11.Worried About You
- 12.Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
The Rolling Stones: Ron Wood (guitar); Mick Jagger (harmonica); Darryl Jones, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts .
Personnel: Keith Richards (vocals, guitar); Mick Jagger (vocals, harp, keyboards); Tim Reis, Tim Ries (saxophone, keyboards); Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone); Kent Smith (trumpet); Michael Davis (trombone); Chuck Leavell (keyboards); Darryl Jones (bass guitar); Charlie Watts (drums); Lisa Fischer, Lisa Fisher, Blondie Chaplin, Bernard Fowler (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Sheryl Crow (vocals, guitar); Chuck Leavell, Lisa Fischer, Michael Davis , Solomon Burke, Tim Ries, Kent Smith, Bobby Keys, Bernard Fowler .
Audio Mixer: Bob Clearmountain.
Liner Note Author: Cheryl Ceretti.
Illustrator: Murray John.
Photographers: Jane Rose; Christopher Wahl; Paul Natkin.
In 2002, the Rolling Stones launched a major tour to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary and support their career-spanning FORTY LICKS collection. For the Stones and their fans, this marked a return to many long-overlooked live favorites and a chance for the iconic British group to show the younger generations how rock & roll was meant to be played. On this double-disc live set, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (both bordering on age 60 during this tour) lead the band through more than 20 classics with their time-defying energy and showmanship intact.
In addition to a slinky "Brown Sugar" and a triumphant, piano-driven "You Can't Always Get What You Want," the Stones break out a number of tunes not often performed in concert, including a jam-heavy, 10-minute version of "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and a twangy, rollicking take on "Rocks Off." For a few surprises, Richards takes the lead vocal on Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You," Sheryl Crow adds her distinctive voice to "Honky Tonk Women," and soul legend Solomon Burke lends his powerful pipes to his classic "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love." A vibrant, dynamic outing, LIVE LICKS reveals the Stones to be in excellent form a full four decades after their first London gigs.