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· ROLLING STONES (WITH GRAM PARSONS ON TWO TRACKS!) - EXILE ON A MAIN STREET – ORIGINAL 1972 ROLLING STONES RECORDS STEREO DOUBLE ALBUM (2-LP SET) LP COC-2-2900
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
· *** INSANELY RARE STILL SEALED LP – 100% GUARANTEED ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING. NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTS ***
· ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING DISTRIBUTED BY ATLANTIC RECORDS, NOT A REISSUE DISTRIBUTED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS
· GUARANTEED ORIGINAL YELLOW “STICKING TONGUE” ROLLING STONES LABEL WITHOUT WEA LOGO ON THE LABEL’ (NO OTHER ATLANTIC-DISTRIBUTED PRESSINGS OR LABELS EXIST)
· *** THE ALBUM DEFINITELY COMES WITH A FULL SET OF 12 BONUS POSTCARDS, SUCH AS THE ONES SHOWN BELOW (FROM OUR PREVIOUS AUCTION) ***
· THE RECORDS COME IN THEIR ORIGINAL, CUSTOM INNER SLEEVES, UNIQUE TO THIS ALBUM (WE KNOW FOR SURE)
· THE THICKNESS OF THE VINYL, THE APPEARANCE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE COVER, LABEL’S LOGO AND OTHER PERIPHERAL ELEMENTS OF THE COVER, ARE ALL PERFECTLY CONSISTENT WITH THE ORIGINAL, FIRST PRESSING OF THIS TITLE.
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· THIS IS THE FIRST, ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE COVER: THIS IS A TRUE UNIPAK COVER (WHERE ONE SIDE OF THE GATEFOLD OPENS, THE OTHER ONE IS A ONE-PLY CARDBOARD), NOT A GATEFOLD-STYLE COVER USED ON SECOND AND LATER PRESSINGS.
· COVER HAS A NIFTY 'HYPE' (ADVERTISEMENT) STICKER STILL AFFIXED TO THE SHRINK WRAP.
· VERY THICK, VERY 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)
This, of course, is the Stones’ classic 1972 album, complete with UNIQUE inner sleeves in a condition you may never – ever! – find again. Hear the Stones squeeze every last ounce of testosterone and adrenaline from great Slim Harpo’s "Hip Shake", and you will know what Rock’n’Roll REALLY is…
Finding a still sealed ORIGINAL pressing of this Rolling Stones MONSTER? Forget it – NOT EVEN A HOPE! We’d be willing to bet that not even Mick “Mr. D." Jagger has one!
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