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· ROLLING STONES - EXILE ON A MAIN STREET - 1972 ROLLING STONES RECORDS STEREO DOUBLE ALBUM (2-LP SET) COC-2-2900 (THIS IS THE EARLY PRESS RUN DISTRIBUTED BY ATLANTIC, NOT A LATER PRESSING DISTRIBUTED BY COLUMBIA WIT A CATALOG NUMBER CG-40489
· GENUINE U.S. PRESSING
*** VERY RARE STILL SEALED 2-LP SET ***
· GUARANTEED YELLOW ROLLING STONES LABEL WITH “STICKING TONGUE” MOTIF (NO OTHER PRESSINGS OR LABELS EXIST); MOST LIKELY A SECOND VERSION OF THE LABEL WITH A SMALL 'WEA' LOGO ALONG THE EDGE OF THE LABEL, CIRCA 1973)
· *** THIS COPY OF THE ALBUM MAY OR MAY NOT INCLUDE FULL SET OF 12 POSTCARDS/INSERTS (SORRY, WE DO NOT KNOW FOR SURE) ***
· THE ALBUM IS GUARANTEED TO INCLUDE BOTH ORIGINAL CUSTOM INNER SLEEVES, UNIQUE TO THIS TITLE (WE CAN SEE THE SLEEVES THROUGH THE OPENING SIDE)
· THIS IS NOT AN IMPORT, RECORD CLUB RELEASE OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· GATEFOLD COVER (NOT A UNIPAK COVER)
· COVER HAS TWO (2) NIFTY 'HYPE' (ADVERTISEMENT) STICKERS STILL AFFIXED TO THE SHRINK WRAP (ONE ON EACH SIDE).
· THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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Greeted with decidedly mixed reviews upon its original release, Exile on Main St. has become generally regarded as the Rolling Stones' finest album. Part of the reason why the record was initially greeted with hesitant reviews is that it takes a while to assimilate. A sprawling, weary double album encompassing rock & roll, blues, soul, and country, Exile doesn't try anything new on the surface, but the substance is new. Taking the bleakness that underpinned Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers to an extreme, Exile is a weary record, and not just lyrically. Jagger's vocals are buried in the mix, and the music is a series of dark, dense jams, with Keith Richards and Mick Taylor spinning off incredible riffs and solos. And the songs continue the breakthroughs of their three previous albums. No longer does their country sound forced or kitschy -- it's lived-in and complex, just like the group's forays into soul and gospel. While the songs, including the masterpieces "Rocks Off," "Tumbling Dice," "Torn and Frayed," "Happy," "Let It Loose," and "Shine a Light," are all terrific, they blend together, with only certain lyrics and guitar lines emerging from the murk. It's the kind of record that's gripping on the very first listen, but each subsequent listen reveals something new. Few other albums, let alone double albums, have been so rich and masterful as Exile on Main St., and it stands not only as one of the Stones' best records, but sets a remarkably high standard for all of hard rock.
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY STEPHEN THOMAS ERLEWINE, ALL MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
For its extraordinary contribution to the modern music, superb production, craftsmanship, fine musicianship, revolutionary significance and influence it exerted on numerous generations of musicians, writers and general public, or for some other innate quality, this album was voted one of top-200 albums of all time in one of the largest poll of critics, music reviewers, professionals and producers ever organized: the poll, which was conducted by Paul Gambaccini, legendary BBC Radio A&R man, surveyed more than 50 top music professionals (including Roy Carr, Jonathan Cott, Robert Christgau, Cameron Crowe, Chet Flippo, Ben Fong-Torres, Charlie Gillett, Greil Marcus, Murray the K., Lenny Kaye, Bruce Morrow (a/k/a "Cousin Brucie"), Tim Rice (of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita" fame), Lisa Robinson, Robert Shelton (who wrote liner notes for Bob Dylan's first album), Ed Ward, Joel Whitburn, Pete Wingfield, etc.). For more details, see: "Critics Choice: Top-200 albums" compiled by Paul Gambaccini, Omnibus Press, Library of Congress Catalog No.7855565 (or ►click here for the complete album listing)
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(a) THE ALBUM IS STILL FACTORY SEALED AND IS BELIEVED TO BE PERFECTLY MINT. Please note: sealed items are assumed to be mint and are sold as-is, as we have no way of inspecting them. For our policy on still sealed records ►click here (PLEASE READ BEFORE PLACING A BID).
(b) The records are apparently pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
(c) The records comes in their original, custom, inner sleeves, which are UNIQUE to this album (we can see the sleeves through the opening).
(d) The album MAY OR MAY NOT include original set of 12 bonus postcards (WE ARE NOT ENTIRELY CERTAIN); the buyer should assume that it does not.
(e) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
COVER IS STRONG NEAR MINT, STILL SEALED AND COVERED IN ITS ORIGINAL ►SHRINK WRAP
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover: