Shine a Light: Original Soundtrack

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Capturing the band's shows at New York's Beacon Theatre on October 29 and November 1, 2006, Shine a Light is the soundtrack to Martin Scorcese's Rolling Stones concert film. The performance features appearances by Jack White of the White Stripes, Christina Aguilera, and bluesman Buddy Guy.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Over the course of their nearly 45-year recording career, the Rolling Stones have released eight official live albums and five theatrical feature films. Add to that the many live home video releases including two four-disc box sets of latter-day tours along with countless unofficial live releases, and there's simply an ...
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Editorial Reviews

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Capturing the band's shows at New York's Beacon Theatre on October 29 and November 1, 2006, Shine a Light is the soundtrack to Martin Scorcese's Rolling Stones concert film. The performance features appearances by Jack White of the White Stripes, Christina Aguilera, and bluesman Buddy Guy.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Over the course of their nearly 45-year recording career, the Rolling Stones have released eight official live albums and five theatrical feature films. Add to that the many live home video releases including two four-disc box sets of latter-day tours along with countless unofficial live releases, and there's simply an avalanche of live Rolling Stones material out on the market -- so how does 2008's Shine a Light stand apart from the pack? That's simple: it is a prestige project, thanks to the collaboration of director Martin Scorsese. The very presence of the Academy Award-winning director, who has mined many memorable movie moments from the Stones often involving "Gimme Shelter," which is conspicuous in its absence from this film and soundtrack, elevates Shine a Light far above the status of just another concert film. But Scorsese isn't merely just the director -- he's part of the film and the soundtrack, turning himself into a cheerful caricature of his quick-talking reputation, reminding the audience that's he's part of this project he also gets co-billing on the cover and spine of the CD!. And by sending himself up, he helps to build the band up, showing that he's powerless to compete with the force of the Stones and thereby illustrating that they're still a rock & roll force. To a large extent, the music on Shine a Light confirms this to be true, proving that the band retains a remarkable alchemy that has deepened over the years. It's useless to compare Shine a Light to such early landmarks as Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!, as this is a different band than the roving band of marauders from 1969. This is a band that has, in Keith Richards' estimation, turned into a rock & roll equivalent of the Duke Ellington or Count Basie orchestras, players that keep on playing because that's what they do. Shine a Light bears this out, as the group has an easy interplay that avoids being lazy, even on the worn-out warhorses that close the album. There's not much that the group can do to make "Brown Sugar," "Start Me Up," or "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" one of seven songs only available on the soundtrack's double-disc edition, which contains every song used in the film new, but they hardly go through the motions on them; they do tight, muscular versions, versions that hardly sound like the work of 60-year-olds. But the real reason to get Shine a Light is to hear the band tighten up the rhythms on "All Down the Line" and then do the opposite with "Tumbling Dice," turning it into something that's looser than the original, and it's also great to hear them find a groove so smoothly funky on "Just My Imagination" that they top their original 1978 studio version. The Stones seem especially invigorated by playing with guests, letting Jack White indulge in some Gram Parsons fantasies on a good version of "Loving Cup," playing some tough, authentic Chicago blues with Buddy Guy on "Champagne & Reefer," and surprisingly getting a ferocious performance from Christina Aguilera, who navigates Mick's complicated, nasty lyrics with ease in "Live with Me." These may not be major moments but they are minor pleasures, and they're the reason why it's all right to add a ninth live album to the Rolling Stones' bulging live discography.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602517647435
  • Catalog Number: 001096002
  • Sales rank: 72,559

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jumpin' Jack Flash (4:22)
  2. 2 Shattered (4:06)
  3. 3 She Was Hot (4:44)
  4. 4 All Down the Line (4:35)
  5. 5 Loving Cup - Jack White III (4:02)
  6. 6 As Tears Go By (3:31)
  7. 7 Some Girls (4:19)
  8. 8 Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) (6:39)
  9. 9 Far Away Eyes (4:37)
  10. 10 Champagne & Reefer (5:58)
  11. 11 Band Introductions (1:39)
  12. 12 You Got the Silver (3:22)
  13. 13 Connection (3:37)
  14. 14 Sympathy for the Devil (5:56)
  15. 15 Live with Me - Christina Aguilera (3:54)
  16. 16 Start Me Up (4:05)
  17. 17 Brown Sugar (5:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Rolling Stones Primary Artist
Buddy Guy Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Mick Jagger Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Ron Wood Guitar, Vocals
Michael Davis Trombone
Charlie Watts Drums
Blondie Chaplin Vocals
Lisa Fischer Vocals
Bernard Fowler Vocals
Darryl Jones Bass Guitar
Bobby Keys Saxophone
Chuck Leavell Keyboards
Keith Richards Guitar, Vocals
Tim Ries Keyboards, Saxophone
Kent Smith Trumpet
Christina Aguilera Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jack White Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Mick Jagger Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Bob Clearmountain Producer, Engineer
The Glimmer Twins Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Andrew Loog Oldham Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Dave Natale Concert Sound Engineer
Brandon Duncan Digital Editing
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hang it up, blokes

    I'm sorry this is pathetic. You guys need to retire. You've lost it. Stop embarassing yourselves. Go back to your country manors in England. It's over boys, you've spent your juice. Farewell....You used to be my favorite band. Ugh!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fat and Lazy

    I love the Stones. They've been my heroes for most of my adult life. With this album, they've finally sold out. They're no longer dangerous and edgy and fun. They're just a bunch of superannuated posers who think they can get away with phoning it in. I will continue my affection for them by concluding at this point. Doug Tennant

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Stones Live Recording Since?

    This soundtrack catches the Stones at their raw, sloppy, inspired best. Unlike live recordings of the past, including the sacred "Get Yer Ya Yas Out"" there are seemingly few, if any, overdubs. Rock and Roll is first, and foremost, an energetic, groove oriented musical genre that thrives on spontaneity. The Stones have it all here in spades.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Old Gods and Outstanding Revisions

    The Boys revise some classics with the help of friends and produce what what will become a classic!If there's any doubt just check out "Champagne and Reefer" or "Silver and Gold".

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