Exile on main street is my altime favorite album!!
If there was one thing i din't like about it, i would say that would have to be the fact that i didnt really know all that much about certain things, like where was what song recoreded, what Mick Jagger was singin about and what the songs were actaully about. For years I just used to let my imagination run riot and invent what i though was going on both in the songs and while the band were recording them. If like me you love this album, i reccomend you read a jeorny through hell with the rolling stones, by Robert Greenfield, or if you can get your hands on a copy of donique tarles EXILE, these books will give you a good insight to what actually went on in Nelcote where at least some of the album was recorded in Keith Richards basement.
This book however is an absoulte Jem. Its tells you all about the recordings, where they were recorded, overdubbed and who plays what and where. The author has put alot of effort into listening to the lyrics, and guitar licks from each side of the speaker and he even pays particular attention to the background nioses, which even I after years and years of listening to thins album at least once a week have never heard before they were pointed out.
"listen to the song between 3mins 12sec to 3mins 45secs" and quotes like this that really make the book brilliant and make the album become even more and more alive, if that were possible.
Brilliant book, first class.. just wish there were more books like this about other stones albums.