The Rolling Stones

Stripped: CD


Release Date: 9 November, 2009

The live adventures of the Rolling Stones…

Having pioneered the concept of alternating big shows and back-to-basics gigs, the Stones put yet another spin on the live album with Stripped in November 1995, and were duly rewarded with another Transatlantic Top Ten entry.

During the Voodoo Lounge tour, their first with bassist Darryl Jones, the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world simply kicked back in Lisbon and Tokyo studios and revisited Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away – a Top 3 single for them in 1964 – and Little Baby, the Willie Dixon composition first recorded by Howlin’ Wolf. They also cherry-picked highlights – Shine A Light, Angie – from intimate shows at legendary venues like the Paradiso in Amsterdam or the Olympia in Paris.

This low-key approach afforded the group the opportunity to explore its acoustic, country-flavoured repertoire, Wild Horses, Dead Flowers and Sweet Virginia in particular, though their inspired reworking of Bob Dylan’s Like A Rolling Stone, from their memorable gig at London’s Brixton Academy, remains the album’s undisputed highlight. It duly became their biggest UK single in over a decade.

Now remastered and sounding better than ever!

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