|Shine a Light|
|Live album by|
|Released||1 April 2008|
|Recorded||29 October and 1 November 2006, Beacon Theatre, New York City, United States|
|Producer||The Glimmer Twins, Bob Clearmountain|
|The Rolling Stones (Live) chronology|
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.
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 – 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 on the Billboard charts with 37,117 copies sold – the band's highest U.S. debut for a concert album since 1995's Stripped.
Titles marked with asterisks have been released on CD and/or DVD.
All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.
"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."
"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."
|2008||UK Album Chart||2|
|2009||UK Album Chart||61|
|2008||Billboard 200||11|
|Europe Top 100||4|