18 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 1972 double album holds a place in Stones mythology far beyond its initial release. It's the band at their most detailed and complex. The layers of sound take repeat listens to sort through. Mick Jagger’s vocals are often buried beneath the numerous guitar, horn, and backing vocal overdubs and the songs reflect their many influences. Straight-ahead rockers (“Rocks Off,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Happy"), dark blues (“Ventilator Blues"), country (“Sweet Virginia”), and gospel (“Shine a Light”) combine for the ultimate rock ’n’ roll night.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 1972 double album holds a place in Stones mythology far beyond its initial release. It's the band at their most detailed and complex. The layers of sound take repeat listens to sort through. Mick Jagger’s vocals are often buried beneath the numerous guitar, horn, and backing vocal overdubs and the songs reflect their many influences. Straight-ahead rockers (“Rocks Off,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Happy"), dark blues (“Ventilator Blues"), country (“Sweet Virginia”), and gospel (“Shine a Light”) combine for the ultimate rock ’n’ roll night.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
107 Ratings
107 Ratings
WangTangTong ,

no better

This double album does not have the Stones signature hits, but it is the ultimate blues rock album ever recorded. No other rock album has such a strong relation to traditional blues and it is a masterful stretching of that form. This set of songs can be listened to over and over again and never seems stale. It is devoid of 'pop'.

Uncle Elijah ,

This is Rock n' Roll

Exile On Main Street is one of the greatest, if not the greatest album of all times. The Rolling Stones were at their creative peak here, and it shows well. Get it now and be amazed by the greatest works ever to be recorded by The Stones.

Gary D ,

Exiles on Main Street

This is a fine album and a must have for fans. I rarely review but stepped in to applaud the worthy.

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