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Shine a Light
Live album by
Released1 April 2008
Recorded29 October and 1 November 2006, Beacon Theatre, New York City, United States
GenreRock
Length101:12
LanguageEnglish
LabelPolydor
DirectorMartin Scorsese
ProducerThe Glimmer Twins, Bob Clearmountain
The Rolling Stones (Live) chronology
Live Licks
(2004)
Shine a Light
(2008)
Brussels Affair (Live 1973)
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
PopMatters8/10 stars[2]
Q4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]
Tom HullB[5]

Shine a Light is the soundtrack to the Rolling Stones' concert film of the same name, directed by Martin Scorsese. It was released on 1 April 2008 in the UK by Polydor Records and one week later in the United States by Interscope Records. Double disc and single disc versions were issued.

History

Shine a Light is the 10th concert album released by the Rolling Stones. Like the two 2006 shows from which it was culled, it features no songs from their 2005 album A Bigger Bang. The two-disc version features all but two of the songs played on the two nights; the missing numbers are "Undercover of the Night" (included as a bonus track on the Japanese edition and as a download on iTunes Store) and "Honky Tonk Women."

Shine a Light features guest musicians Jack White on "Loving Cup," Christina Aguilera on "Live with Me" and Buddy Guy on Muddy Waters' "Champagne and Reefer."

The album was well-received, especially in the UK, where it debuted at No. 2, selling 23,013 copies in its first week[6] – the best chart position for a Rolling Stones concert album since Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! in 1970. In the United States, it debuted at #11[citation needed] on the Billboard charts with 37,117 copies sold[citation needed] – the band's highest U.S. debut for a concert album since 1995's Stripped.[citation needed]

Songs performed at the Beacon Theatre concerts

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Titles marked with asterisks have been released on CD and/or DVD.

Track listing

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Double-disc edition

Disc one
  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" – 4:23
  2. "Shattered" – 4:06
  3. "She Was Hot" – 4:44
  4. "All Down the Line" – 4:35
  5. "Loving Cup" – 4:02 with Jack White
  6. "As Tears Go By" (Jagger/Richards/Andrew Loog Oldham) – 3:32
  7. "Some Girls" – 4:19
  8. "Just My Imagination" (Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong) – 6:39
  9. "Far Away Eyes" – 4:37
  10. "Champagne & Reefer" (Muddy Waters) – 5:58 with Buddy Guy
  11. "Tumbling Dice" – 4:24
  12. Band introductions – 1:39
  13. "You Got the Silver" – 3:22
  14. "Connection" – 3:31
Disc two
  1. Martin Scorsese intro – 0:12
  2. "Sympathy for the Devil" – 5:56
  3. "Live with Me" – 3:54 with Christina Aguilera
  4. "Start Me Up" – 4:05
  5. "Brown Sugar" – 5:25
  6. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – 5:37
  7. "Paint It Black" – 4:28
  8. "Little T&A" – 4:09
  9. "I'm Free" – 3:31
  10. "Shine a Light" – 4:05
Japanese and iTunes Store edition bonus track

Single-disc edition

  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" – 4:23
  2. "Shattered" – 4:05
  3. "She Was Hot" – 4:44
  4. "All Down the Line" – 4:35
  5. "Loving Cup" – 4:02 with Jack White III
  6. "As Tears Go By" – 3:32
  7. "Some Girls" – 4:19
  8. "Just My Imagination" (Whitfield/Strong) – 6:39
  9. "Far Away Eyes" – 4:37
  10. "Champagne & Reefer" (Waters) – 5:58 with Buddy Guy
  11. Band introductions – 1:39
  12. "You Got the Silver" – 3:21
  13. "Connection" – 3:31
  14. "Sympathy for the Devil" – 5:56
  15. "Live With Me" – 3:54 with Christina Aguilera
  16. "Start Me Up" – 4:05
  17. "Brown Sugar" – 5:25

Personnel

The Rolling Stones
Additional musicians

"Buddy Guy was incredible," remarked Charlie Watts. "Jack White was great. And I thought Christina Aguilera was amazing, because often those girls freeze when they dance with Mick. We've had some great people – including our dear Amy [Winehouse], although I don't think she was quite well – who were never as good as Christina."[8]

Reception

"Maybe they've been fired up by Scorsese's fan worship, or it's simple professional pride," wrote Mark Blake in Q, "but everyone seems to have raised their game. In an era when a Rolling Stones live show can sometimes become a pantomime, Shine a Light is closer to a proper rock 'n' roll circus."[3]

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
2008 UK Album Chart 2[citation needed]
2009 UK Album Chart 61[citation needed]
2008 Billboard 200 11[citation needed]
Chart Position
Europe Top 100[9] 4
Argentina[10] 9
Australia[11] 28
Austria[12] 3
Belgium (Flanders)[13] 12
Canada[14] 9
Czech Republic[15] 19
Denmark[16] 7
Finland[17] 30
France[18] 27
Germany[19] 7
Greece[20] 14
Hungary[21] 19
Ireland[22] 10
Italy[23] 10
Japan[24] 10
Netherlands[25] 7
New Zealand[26] 18
Norway[27] 10
Portugal[28] 9
Spain[29] 24
Sweden[30] 6
Swiss[31] 16

Certification

Country Certification Sales
United Kingdom Gold 100,000
Poland Platinum 20,000

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