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Rolling Stones - Stripped (1995)



Something of a forgotten gem in the Stones’ spangly crown. Stripped was an imaginative departure from the band’s trusted sequence of studio album - tour - live album. It does include concert recordings, made in the intimate surroundings (for them) of the Paradiso Club in Amsterdam and the Olympia Theatre in Paris, but also has material recorded in rehearsal in Tokyo, London and Portugal during the Voodoo Lounge tour. So Stripped really is a record made on the road, and like it says on the tin, offers pared-down versions of many classics that sound thoroughly reinvigorated for it. It opens with a great 'Street Fighting Man' before a fully committed version of Dylan’s 'Like A Rolling Stone', and the acoustic ambience provides the suitable setting for the band to return to 'Angie', 'Wild Horses', 'Dead Flowers' and others. It was around this time that the touring Stones started to explore some of the darker corners of their vast repertoire, so the set travels as far back as 'Not Fade Away' and also offers 'The Spider And The Fly', exhumed from their mid - ’60s period.

TRACKLIST :

Street Fighting Man / Like A Rolling Stone / Not Fade Away / Shine A Light / Spider And The Fly / I'm Free / Wild Horses / Let It Bleed / Dead Flowers / Slippin' Away / Angie / Love In Vain / Sweet Virginia / Little Baby

KEY FACTS:
  • All of the songs had been recorded and released before by the band, except the album's single, Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone, and Willie Dixon's Little Baby.
  • The "live in the studio" recordings featured no over-dubs.




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