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EXILE ON MAIN STREET

Released - 1972,  Rolling Stones Records.  Produced by Jimmy Miller.

Personnel:

Mick Jagger - Lead and Backing Vocals; Harmonica; Guitars
Keith Richards - Lead,  Rhythm  and Bass Guitars; Piano; Backing Vocals, Lead Vocal. on "Happy"
Mick Taylor -  Lead, Rhythm and Bass Guitars; Backing Vocal.
Bill Wyman - Bass
Charlie Watts - Drums

Additional Personnel:

Nicky Hopkins, Billy Preston, Ian Stewart, Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Bill Plummer,  Al Perkins, Clydie King, Kathi Mcdald, Jerry Kirkland, Tammi Lynn, Shirley Goodman, Dr John, Richard Washington (credited as "amyl nitrate")

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SONG

OLD RATING

NEW RATING*

ROCKS OFF 10.0 10.0
RIP THIS JOINT

  8.8

10.0

HIP SHAKE   6.0   6.8
CASINO BOOGIE   6.2   6.9
TUMBLING DICE 10.0 10.0
SWEET VIRGINIA 10.0 10.0
TORN AND FRAYED   6.0   6.2
SWEET BLACK ANGEL   6.5   7.9
LOVING CUP   5.8   6.4
HAPPY 10.0 10.0
TURD ON THE RUN   5.6    5.7
VENTILATOR BLUES   5.2    5.9
JUST WANT TO SEE HIS FACE   5.2   5.9
LET IT LOOSE   5.5   5.7
ALL DOWN THE LINE   6.3   8.8
STOP BREAKING DOWN   7.0   6.6
SHINE A LIGHT   6.1   6.5
SOUL SURVIVOR   5.7

  6.0

Ave. Rating

6.99

7.52

Exile Bonus Disk CD2

Released on May 17, 2010..... Click on each song for lyrics and song personnel. l)

SONG RATING
Loving Cup (Alternate Take)   6.2
Pass the Wine (Sophia Loren)

  7.7

I'm Not Signifying   7.7
Dancing In The Light   9.0
So Divine (Aladdin Story)   5.2
Soul Survivor (Alternate Take)   6.1
Following The River 10.0
Plundered My Soul   9.1
Good Time Woman   8.5
Title 5   7.7
Ave. Rating  7.72

Note: The above listings for CD2 shows the order of the songs as they appear in the box set. The extended version of Exile has these songs in a different order.  My review for these songs can be found here.

OLD MINI REVIEW

This is the album that many, if not most Stones fans consider the band's best or at least in their top three. For me it doesn't even make my top ten. Why? Well, all I can tell you is I never was crazy about this double album even when it first came out. I hoped that in time I would grow to love it like most of the other Stones classic albums. But although I agree that there are some of their best cuts ever on this album, like "Sweet Virginia"," Tumbling Dice", "Happy" and "Rip This Joint", which I do love, I can say that I only like this album because of songs like "Ventilator Blues" and "Just Want To See His Face" and a few others which I don't care for. So those of you who do love this album, make sure you vote in our Stones Favorite Album Poll for it,  and let me know how wrong I am, again.

- Keno 1998

NEW REVIEW!

Use this link to read my new review for Exile On Mainstreet, which is located at the Gasx3 board.

*Old Ratings vs. New Ratings

The old ratings that you see here were from back in 1998 when I first rated the album for this site. Since time does change one's point of view, I decided to listen to and rate the album again, doing so in mid 2005. Also note that I did not look at the old ratings from 1998 until after I placed my new ratings here. 

To read fan reviews about this album, go here.

To see how Exile On Main Street's songs were voted on by fans, go here

To listen to some sound clips from  EXILE ON MAIN STREET or to buy it, click here: Exile On Main Street (2010 Re-Mastered)

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