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I quite like the idea of the Stones using outtakes and then dressing them up for release. They could come up with a lot of 'new' material this way. Surely it doesn't matter if the outtakes are old...they created the material, what they do with it is up to them.
They could use 1960s outtakes and add new instrument / vocal parts....could be interesting, and we'd get a few good new albums this way.
Will the new tracks even GET played on the radio? Rough Justice didn't get played on the radio. Not even on classic rock stations.
Grr... Kill them all!Quote
Just read that the Japan Exile Super Deluxe set will have one additional track......
Apologies if this has been posted on another thread. I cant be arsed looking through them all.
If it hasnt, then enjoy (hopefully).
Samples (not quite hi-fi quality, but listenable enough) from the bonus CD which were kindly linked by OD On Exile over on Rocks Off this afternoon ( [rocksoff.org] )
'Pass The Wine', 'I Aint Signifying', 'Dancing In The Light', 'So Divine (Aladdin Story)', 'Following The River' and 'Title 5'.
Virgin did a good Bob Ludwig remaster of the original release in 1994 and by comparison CD1 here sounds pretty much the same only louder.
Where in the midwest, R? I was living in Evansville, IN at the time of its release and it got played on the local rock radio there for about a week.
Exile On Main Street
The Rolling Stones
Universal Records 2CD set
This re-release comes in a bewildering variety of formats from single CD to box-set-multiple-vinyl-free-DVD-plus-T-shirt-give-us-all-your-money-limited-edition. The 2CD version pairs the eighteen songs from the original 1972 release with a second CD of ten further songs recorded there or thereabouts (rumours of extensive contemporary re-recording persist).
Virgin did a good Bob Ludwig remaster of the original release in 1994 and by comparison CD1 here sounds pretty much the same only louder. Of the 'new' tracks on CD2 some are mere curiosities to play once such as the instrumental Title 5, an early version of Soul Survivor where a half-hearted Keith Richards vocal degenerates into “Etcetera, Etcetera” and a slovenly out-take of Loving Cup. Good Time Woman realises belatedly that it wants to turn into Tumbling Dice the way a caterpillar wants to turn into a glittering dragonfly. The Japanese release will additionally feature an unrefined early version of All Down The Line.
More successful are the songs not officially released before. I’m Not Signifying is a relaxed and effective blues built around Nicky Hopkins bar-room piano and Jaggers’ mouth-harp. Despite being the most unlimited limited-release in vinyl history Plundered My Soul swaggers in all the right places and highlights some fabulous Mick Taylor fills and cool Jagger lyrics, whilst being oddly reminiscent of Ooh La La-era Faces. Pass The Wine plonks a recently-recorded Jagger vocal over a 1971 instrumental called Sophia Loren to create a latiny groove that goes nowhere at some length, thus saying “Mick Jagger solo LP”. Original Stone Ian Stewart playing piano on Dancing In The Light (aka Four And In) is a nice surprise and a further 60’s reference is the resemblance between So Divine and Paint it, Black. A final highlight is Following The River, the most convincing ballad here with more delicious Nicky Hopkins piano and a lovelorn Jagger.
Jagger has made it clear that any further excavation of the Stones capacious vaults depends upon this release being a commercial success. So on that basis I hope it sells. But three successes out of ten tracks is a poor strike-rate. Where is Fast Talking Slow Walking, Key To The Highway, 32-20 Blues, When You Got A Good Friend, the acoustic All Down The Line, even the ‘drunken’ Loving Cup or Exile On Main Street Blues? Compare this to the recent Raw Power re-release and weep.
Unfortunately, this is the case for all the 2009 Universal remastered CDs : don't need to buy them, just push the "loudness" button on your stereo with a Virgin 1994 CD and the result is quite the same !