The Rolling Stones have released numerous live albums, some great, some merely so-so.
"No Security" documents the 1997-98 "Bridges to Babylon"-tour, and it pretty much avoids the songs that have been included on previous live albums (no "Jumping Jack Flash" this time!).
Instead it draws on newer material ("You Got Me Rocking", "Waiting On A Friend", "Saint Of Me") and somewhat lesser-known songs, as well as documenting guest appearences by Taj Mahal (on "Corinna") and Dave Matthews (on a great "Memory Motel").
The sound is very good, and the Stones lay down a swaggering, bluesy groove, led by Keith Richards' muscular riffs and the rock-solid backbeat of Charlie Watts.
Mick Jagger is in fine form, too, and "No Security" has got that nice "live" feel that you want from a concert recording, making it a thoroughly enjoyable addition to the Stones' catalogue.
on 17 April 2013
The accepted view is that the best Stones live album is "Get yer ya-ya's out", and that is definitely the one with the classics you will want to hear. But of the Stones live albums (and I have all of them), I find that this is the one that I play the most. It is the Stones as they ended up - uptempo rock, rather than rootsy swagger. Terrific versions of some oldies - "Paint It Black" is a killer - and some raucous new stuff as well "Out of Control", "Flip the Switch". One day, someone will get the idea of putting a compilation out of the live Stones material - and my guess is that "No Security" tracks will be heavily represented. Underrated and overlooked, but if you are a fan, I suggest you check it out. Terrible cover though.
on 23 January 2002
this bluesy/rocking album is very good.
it features rolling stones live doing a great preformance! however in some parts of the album some songs seem to be a bit overlong for example
mick jagger repeats the lyric line "its just a shot a away" way to many times on the track gimmie shelter, also followed by the line it's just a kiss away" repeated too many times.
the ballad memory motel with its slow trying to sound nice keyboard isint that good either.
but however this record feateures some good rock and blues tracks. flip the switch is neat with a nice rocking beat(haha) th slide giutar solos are nice too this dudes really can rock. other special highlights include out of control that is rocking. and the blues/flowing sister morphine. you got me rocking with it's rocking hey hey feeling and the track featuring taj mahal.
this is such a rocking cd even if some tracks are over long thats why ill give it 4 and not 5 stars