Shine A Light

Album Review of Shine A Light by The Rolling Stones.

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Shine A Light

The Rolling Stones

Shine A Light by The Rolling Stones

Release Date: Apr 1, 2008
Record label: Interscope
Genre(s): Rock, Soundtrack

60 Music Critic Score
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Shine A Light - Average, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10

Over the course of their nearly 45-year recording career, the Rolling Stones have released eight official live albums and five theatrical feature films. Add to that the many live home video releases (including two four-disc box sets of latter-day tours) along with countless unofficial live releases, and there's simply an avalanche of live Rolling Stones material out on the market -- so how does 2008's Shine a Light stand apart from the pack? That's simple: it is a prestige project, thanks to the collaboration of director Martin Scorsese. The very presence of the Academy Award-winning director, who has mined many memorable movie moments from the Stones (often involving "Gimme Shelter," which is conspicuous in its absence from this film and soundtrack), elevates Shine a Light far above the status of just another concert film.

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