The Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile on Main Street is set to be reissued with an additional ten previously unheard tracks included in a bonus version, announced the band's website on February 25. One of the defining albums in the Stones' catalog, the Exile reissue will be available on May 17 in the UK and May 18 in the US.
The new tracks were apparently recorded around the time Exile was being made (about 1968-1972) and were unearthed in the process of producing the reissue. New songs include "Plundered My Soul," "Dancing in the Light," "Following the River," and "Pass The Wine," as well as alternate versions of "Soul Survivor" and "Loving Cup..
Accompanying the release of Exile on Main Street, the band also announced that a new documentary, Stones in Exile, will be shown on network television in the US and through BBC Worldwide internationally. Produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Battsek and directed by Stephen Kijak, the documentary features rare, never-before-seen archival film, photos, and interviews, as well as conversations with the band and artists they've influenced.
The Exile on Main Street reissue will be available from Universal Music in three versions: as a CD with the original 18 tracks; as a deluxe CD edition with the 10 bonus tracks; and in a super deluxe package including vinyl, the documentary DVD, and a collector's book.
Exile on Main Street became the number-one album worldwide following its 1972 release. It was previously remasted and re-released by Virgin Records in 1994.
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