Rolling Stones Releasing Expanded Version of Exile on Main Street

Exile On Main Street [Limited Edition]Universal Music Group has announced that they will release a special edition of the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street on May 17 in the U.K. and May 18 in the U.S.   The new version will include 10 previously unreleased tracks and, in some editions, a documentary.

The 18-track album, originally released in 1972, was met with mediocre reviews but, over time, has become regarded as one of the group's finest achievements.  Not willing to stay the course from previous efforts, the group mixed in a variety of different music styles including rock, R&B, blues and country.  The album includes such classic tracks as Tumbling Dice, Happy, Rocks Off, Shine a Light and Let It Loose and was recorded with the help of Dr. John, Billy Preston and Nicky Hopkins.

"The album's riveting portrait of artists pushed – by the times, by themselves – to the very limits of their creativity has provided inspiration to every musical generation that has come along since Exile was released in 1972," said author Anthony DeCurtis. "Every song on Exile on Main Street is elevated by its relationship to the music that comes before and after it. The album's irresistible power is unlikely to diminish any time soon."

While there isn't enough information to do a full preview of the release, it is known that the following are among the bonus tracks:
  • Plundered My Soul
  • Dancing in the Light
  • Following the River
  • Pass the Wine
  • Soul Survivor (Alternate Version)
  • Loving Cup (Alternate Version)
A documentary has also been produced which will be shown on U.S. and U.K. television networks around the time of the album release.  The film contains rare, never-before-seen archival film, photos and interviews as well as new conversations with the band and the artists they influence. Produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Battsek and directed by Stephen Kijak, who is known for award-winning work on Cinemania, and Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, Stones in Exile offers an uncommon glimpse into the lives of the band as they created one of the greatest albums of all time.

The release will be made in three physical formats, the original 18-track release, the two-CD release with the bonus tracks and a deluxe version with a vinyl version of the album, a DVD with a 30-minute documentary that incorporates footage from Cocksucker Blues, Ladies and Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones and Stones in Exile, and a 50-page collector's book.

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