Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The Rolling Stones - No Security (1998)


  

A little mentioned Stones live album, which includes showcased material from "Bridges To Babylon". There is excellent sound quality and some interesting highlights are a cover of the blues song "Corinna Corinna"; the rousing, rocking "Flip The Switch"; the moody "Saint Of Me"; Keith's plaintive "Thief In The Night" and, ending with "The Last Time", which is nice to hear.

The atmospheric, mysterious "Out Of Control" is fantastic also, possibly out-doing its studio version, to be honest. There is a good live atmosphere on it too, with the audience's clapping audible. When it kicks in to the full band's part, the power is impressive, as too is the tenor saxophone solo. Jagger's vocal is outstanding on this as well.

There are not too many "You Got Me Rocking" live cuts, strangely enough, so it is a pleasure to hear it here, delivered so powerfully.

There is not really a full concert feeling to the collection, of course, as there are only fourteen tracks on it. Overall, though, it is a most underrated live album. I enjoy listening to it every now and again because of the different material on it.

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