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Hugely enjoyable return to form,
This review is from: Steel Wheels: (Remastered) (Audio CD)
The Stones were in the doldrums for much of the 80s, which makes Steel Wheels all the more of a surprise.
From the opening bars of 'Sad, Sad, Sad', you get the feeling they have something to prove - there's a raw energy and real sense of a great band coming together as one, which had been missing for a while.
The songs rock, the groove locks, and it all hangs together beautifully.
I loved this album when it was released and feel exactly the same about it now. It's tight, varied, and for my money better than Some Girls or Tattoo You....which makes it their best since Exile.
'Almost Hear You Sigh' and 'Slipping Away' are two of their best ever ballads, and there's virtually no flab or filler on the album. Turn it up and enjoy!