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Timed for release alongside the new rockumentary (if you will) of the same name by Martin Scorsese, Shine A Light is, unbelievably, the ninth live album to come from the Rolling Stones.
As with many concert souvenirs these days the band sound great but there's a palpable sense of something missing. It's the visuals. You just know that Richards and Wood are throwing great shapes, but without the creased visogs leering at you in HDTV pixel perfection the riffs can be a little too slapdash and mechanical at times. Still, like an old motor with r 'n' b rather than oil pumping through its veins, the Stones barrel manfully (and , it has to be said, very rapidly) through a set containing both the obvious (Sympathy For The Devil, Start Me Up, Brown Sugar etc) and the less so ( Faraway Eyes, anyone?). For this we have to be thank Scorsese who encouraged the band to explore the dustier corners of their repertoire. It's a trick that works brilliantly. Making them sound as though they really care about their legacy, rather than the fiscal benefits. And at the heart of this rock 'n' roll engine sits Charlie Watts: A man who after all these years is still 'good tonight, innee?'. We are not worthy...
What isn't so surefire is the inclusion of guests. One senses that Jack White (on Loving Cup) and Christina Aguilera (Live With Me) are there more as a savvy attempt to lure in more than just the plus 30s. White does feel right at home here, his roots being in British r 'n' b anyway, but Aguilera's 'raunchy' caterwauling is innapropriate. Lyrics that are ironic don't sit well in her mouth and her inability to hold onto just one note instead of 53 removes the grit and menace necessary for such a louche song. Again, maybe you need the visuals to distract you from the mismatch.
But mostly Shine...is a collection of rowdy, raucous fun that doesn't detract from the Stones' legacy and amazingly proves that after 45 years they've still got live, if you want it... --Chris Jones
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The trouble is that when they take their eyes off the ball, as they do several times here, they're quite embarrassing.
Good things: Ronnie Wood's guitar playing, almost throughout. Charlie. The backing musicians. Keef's rhythm playing. Keef's vocals. Mick's vocals when he stops trying too hard. Shattered; All Down The Line (near perfect - what price a whole set of this quality?); Loving Cup (effective guest appearance from Jack White); Some Girls (better than the original); Champagne & Reefer (superb guest appearance from Buddy Guy); Tumbling Dice; I'm Free. The fact that they clearly haven't overdubbed one iota.
Bad things: Keef's lead playing, pretty uninspired most of the time. Mick's ridiculously mannered vocals on quite a few tracks, all the more annoying given there's nothing obviously wrong with his voice - though notice the absence of any tracks requiring falsetto. As Tears Go By. Christina Aguilera - she can sing, but Live With Me isn't a duet. Sympathy For The Devil - staggeringly inept compared to some tracks here. Brown Sugar - sounds like they've played it a few hundred times too many.
Overall they make a pretty convincing, if not often brilliant, noise much of the time, certainly they don't sound like most of them are over 60 - but more than any other Stones live album this is a warts and all recording and there are plenty of warts. For the most part the stuff that comes off best is the better songs among the less famous tunes. Also worth mentioning - Ronnie and Keef's guitar lines have often been hard to separate; here, Ronnie's in the left speaker and Keef's in the right speaker and you can tell who's doing what.
Worth buying if you enjoy latterday Stones, a long way from being their worst album (or live album) but I'm not in a huge hurry to see the film.
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