Album: The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street (Polydor)
Friday 14 May 2010
A cornerstone of the classic-rock canon, Exile On Main Street is one of the few Stones albums it's possible to recommend unreservedly, so it's a relief to report that its seamy glamour remains undiluted by the additional 10 outtakes included with this reissue.
Sure, Keith's vocal on the alternative take of "Soul Survivor" is hardly the most compelling, and Mick's vocal leer on the piano blues "I'm Not Signifying" verges on self-parodic, but tracks such as the gospel-rocker "Pass The Wine" and "So Divine", with its Arabic-flavoured guitar motif recalling "Paint It Black", wouldn't disgrace Exile itself. Elsewhere, "Good Time Woman" is an early take of what became "Tumbling Dice", while the short instrumental "Title 5" sounds like a jam on the theme of The Doors' "LA Woman".
DOWNLOAD THIS Rocks Off; Rip This Joint; Tumbling Dice; Pass The Wine
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 4 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget