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The Rolling Stones were celebrating their first album number one in 16 years last night, as a re-released Exile on Main Street hit the top spot.

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Album: The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street (Polydor)

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.

Album: The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St (Universal)

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Originally issued to confound Liver Than You'll Ever Be, a bootleg live album from the same American tour, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! arguably captured the Stones at the height of their powers, around the time of Let It Bleed, when they had found a more potent way out of the hippie impasse than most of their peers.

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