Exile On Main Street (2010 Re-Mastered)
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Exile On Main Street (2010 Re-Mastered)

May 18, 2010

Song Title
Rocks Off
Rip This Joint
Shake Your Hips
Casino Boogie
Tumbling Dice
Sweet Virginia
Torn And Frayed
Sweet Black Angel
Loving Cup
Turd On The Run
Ventilator Blues
I Just Want To See His Face
Let It Loose
All Down The Line
Stop Breaking Down
Shine A Light
Soul Survivor

Product Details

  • Label: Capitol
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  • Total Length: 1:07:02
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  • ASIN: B003L5BRXK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (733 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #991 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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270 of 281 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album in an Overpriced Package May 18, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Let me start by saying this is one of the greatest rock albums in history and quite possibly my favorite by a phenomenal rock and roll band at the peak of their powers. So now that you're asking yourself why I gave this package only three stars allow me to explain. The point is simple-it's too much money and all of the individual components of this set are available separately with what amounts to less money than the whole enchilada.

In this set you get the remastered original album on disc one. As with all of the 2009 Stones remasters, this version is somewhat clearer but louder and compressed. I do not feel the minimal increase in clarity is worth suffering through the loss of dynamic range. In addition, the first thing I noticed was that certain instruments and Jagger's voice appear to be a little too high-ended in parts. The vocals are more upfront than before and, in effect, brings a different sound to the entire mix that makes the entire recording seem out of place from what I am used to. The 1994 Virgin remaster is a much better product so I do not feel the CD upgrade is necessary. In fact, upon listening, the '94 Virgin sounds much closer to the vinyl version enclosed in this package.

The vinyl, if you aren't aware, is 180 gram quality virgin vinyl and it sounds stellar!! The remastering really brings a special clarity to the recording without sacrificing the dynamic range, which is my main problem with the CD.

The second disc are what most fans are interested in and after one listen I can tell you that these are worth it. Yes, there were overdubs and lyrics added to songs that previously had none and contain modern day Jagger vocals.
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559 of 593 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A place, not a CD February 26, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I came to terms with Exile when asked by a friend what I thought the five all-time greatest Stones songs were - songs that will still be alive 50 years from now. My response was fairly quick - Satisfaction, Gimme Shelter, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Wild Horses, and Sympathy for the Devil. Just my opinion. But I realized immediately none were from Exile, which I think is the Stones' all-time best album. Yes, Tumbling Dice and Happy are up there, and some cuts on Exile are, IMHO, absolutely awesome (viz their cover of Robert Johnson's Stop Breaking Down) - but clearly Exile is not not rich in standout hits. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Like few other albums, Exile is a world, a place I immerse myself in - a distillation of American blues and gospel and country and rock - a funky smokefilled bar or afternoon fishfry or steamy bordello, with beer and bourbon, pianos and slide guitars and hard-partying working people letting it loose, shining a light, shaking their hips, boogieing, scraping the sh*t off their shoes, rocking the joint all down the line. Exile critics cite no outstanding hit songs and too much "fill" and murky production/garage band sound. But that's the point, the genius of the album. Read more ›
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151 of 161 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What makes this the best Stones album? December 18, 2002
Format:Audio CD
For decades, it has been a truism that Exile on Main Street is the greatest album the Stones ever made, and that after this album, their career has gone slowly but exorably downhill. Lately I've seen posts on this and other sites challenging "Exile," saying essentially that the album is wildly overrated, and doesn't have the songs that other Stones albums have--"Beggars Banquet," "Let it Bleed" "Sticky Fingers" "Some Girls" and even "Goats Head Soup" getting the nods from these revisionist thinkers.
They have half a point, these folks. There is nothing that hits the incredible highs of "Gimme Shelter," "Street Fighting Man," "Brown Sugar," "Angie," "Beast of Burden," "Wild Horse" or "Shattered" on this album. The two hits that this album generated, "Tumbling Dice" and "Happy" are much-loved, but didn't have the impact of the above singles. And against their earlier 60s hits like "Paint it Black" or "Satisfaction"--forget it.
All that's granted. If someone wanted to be very reductive, much of "Exiles..." just sounds like a boogie album typical of its era--in the early 70s there was sort of a roots revival going on, so lots of bands were doing a sort of combination of blues and gospel with lots of tambourines shaking, pianos rolling, and backup women singers. Stretches of "Exile..." certainly have that Delaney and Bonnie feel. Other songs sound like attempts to emulate early Little Feat, or Gram Parsons, who famously partied with Keith throughout the making of some of this album.
So what makes this album their greatest?
It's hard to describe, but here's my best shot: It's about "feel." Never before or since did the Stones manage to create such a consistent and compelling mood that lasts from the first song to the last. It is a very naked album, both musically and lyrically.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, Great Value
Purchase the CD and the album is immediately available on your cloud drive. It is also a great value for a double album.
Published 3 days ago by Packrat
5.0 out of 5 stars The best version of Exile yet released.
Exile on Mainstreet is my favorite Stones record, and in my opinion, probably the greatest rock record of all time. Read more
Published 16 days ago by K. Reinhard
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rock
Just classic rock. A little blues, a little rockabilly, a little R&B. Great stuff for anyone who loves the roots of rock.
Published 21 days ago by Alan Johnsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Rip This Record !
With 729 reviews on Exile, there isn't musc more I can add. My favorites include the short timed rockers like Rip This Joint, Rocks Off Hip Shake, All Down the LIne, Turd on the... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Moose
4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Gems
I've read reviews that hail this as one of the best by the Stones. It is not, but it does have some gems on it that you can't get on any of their many greatest hits collections. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Don Roberto
5.0 out of 5 stars Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street CD
Well, what can I say, the music was well written, orchestrated and performed by one of the all time best Rock Bands of our time.
Published 1 month ago by Olive Oil
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Stones
This stuff never got much airplay when it was new, and in fact I wasn't familiar with a lot of it.
As far as I'm concerned it ages very well.
Published 1 month ago by Shoveldog
4.0 out of 5 stars Super Album From 1972
I've resisted buying this CD for many years. Why? Well, as noted by others, there is really only two standout songs, "Tumbling Dice" and "Happy". Read more
Published 1 month ago by Richard A. Root
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of all time
First and foremost, if you are just getting into The Rolling Stones, this album is a must have. I love almost every track on here, with the exception of 2. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Trapped in Delaware
4.0 out of 5 stars One the Best Albums Ever...
...However, you may want to spend the extra $ and buy the 2010 version with the supplemental songs. The supplemental songs such as Plunder My Soul and a "country version"... Read more
Published 1 month ago by N. T. Evans
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