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  • Summary: The live soundtrack to Martin Scorsese's documentary of the Rolling Stones' concerts at New York's Beacon Theater.
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  1. More than 40 years into their career, the Stones sound raw and dangerously alive.
  2. It documents the Stones on a historic roll, reveling in their mastery.
  3. As a longtime fan and collector of live Stones stuff, I personally feel that Shine a Light deserves a pivotal place in your listening rotation, especially if you are in search of a quality recent show.
  4. 60
    As feisty good-time rock goes, the Stones get good and gone and its worth every penny for the duet with Buddy Guy on Muddy Waters' 'Champagne and Reffer' alone. [May 2008, p.103]
  5. 60
    Less is more, and the Stones are at their best on the spoof country of Faraway Eyes; and Richards’ attack on You Got The Silver, with Ronnie Wood picking holes in an acoustic slide guitar.
  6. To a large extent, the music on Shine a Light confirms this to be true, proving that the band retains a remarkable alchemy that has deepened over the years.
  7. Songs from dustier corners of their back catalogue and guest appearances from Jack White , Buddy Guy and Christina Aguilera pique the interest but don't dispel a sense of overkill.

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