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Stones Revisit Exile

Exile On Main Street, the album the Rolling Stones recorded while self-imposed UK tax exiles in southern France, gets put into great context with the release of the documentary Stones In Exile. Whether you believe Mick Jagger when he makes the straight faced claim the band was broke and really could not afford to fork over what the government was demanding or not, the decision to flee to the Mediterranean created both obstacles and unusual opportunities that contributed to the album that gained greater acclaim in subsequent decades than it did in the immediate aftermath of its release in 1972. The documentary's interview clips with band members and others involved with the project give great insights into the chaos that led to the spur of the moment approach the group was forced to take to every aspect of the project.  Check out the trailer for the movie here.
The deluxe edition of the album, which includes 10 previously unreleased tracks from the sessions, dropped Tuesday (5/18).
RollingStones.com

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