Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The Rolling Stones - Still Life (1982)




Released in 1982

Not really the best of the any Stones live albums, to be honest.

There are many more superior live albums out there. With regard to the material on this album, the concert that most of it is derived from - Hampton Coliseum 1981 is now available in full concert for on the DVD/CD series "From The Vault" titled "Hampton Coliseum 1981". On this you get the full concert and in vastly superior sound too. Yes, it is good to hear rarities like "Twenty Flight Rock" and "Going To A Go Go" and numbers like "Under My Thumb", "Shattered", "Let Me Go" and "Time Is On My Side" do not often get an outing. Good to hear them all here, of course, and great if you want a bite-sized bit of live Stones but there is much better available.

That said, it is still an invigorating enjoyable forty-five minutes or so of a listen.

I would recommend:-

1969 - "Get Your Ya-Ya's Out"
1971 - "Sticky Fingers Deluxe Live From Leeds University
1973 - "The Brussels Affair"
1975 - "L.A. Forum"
1977 - "Love You Live"
1978 - "Some Girls Live"
1981 - "Hampton Coliseum"

These would serve the 1970-1981 period much better than this.

C

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