The Rolling Stones are preparing to re-release their 1972 classic album Exile On Main Street. (Properly) Regarded as one of the greatest albums in rock ‘n’ roll history and one of the most defining of the Stones’ catalogue (my personal favorites are Big Hits Vol. 2 & Tattoo You, but EOMS is a very close third), Exile On Main Street will be re-released on May 18th. Fans will be treated to 10 new tracks, including “Plundered My Soul”, “Dancing in the Light”, “Following the River” and “Pass the Wine”, as well as alternate versions of “Soul Survivor” and “Loving Cup”. New tracks? I dono how I feel about that, but the re-release is gonna be pretty sick, and you can pick it up in one of the following formats:
- CD – Remaster of the original 18-track release.
- 2-LP – Original 18-track album on two 180-gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl LPs in gatefold sleeve.
- 2-CD Deluxe Edition – Original 18-track release and 10 special bonus tracks.
- 2-CD+DVD+2-LP Super Deluxe Package (which looks totally super deluxe…. pre-order it here: http://rollingstones.shop.bravadousa.com/Dept.aspx?cp=150_34383
I’m going to post this video of ‘Plundered My Soul’ but let me preface by saying that I don’t like it. I can’t really figure out why they think they need to include new tracks – nobody is expecting anything from them and I think it might be better if they didn’t. What do you guys think? Anybody like it?
In case you don’t, dig these 3 tracks that aren’t on Exile On Main Street, but that definitely jar some significant memories of my junior year in high school. Hey Frank, remember? Haha!