Rolling Stones' 'Exile on Main St.' expanded CD, documentary coming
“Exile,” widely considered at or near the pinnacle of the group’s recorded repertoire, will be reissued May 18 both in the original 18-track configuration as well as in a deluxe edition containing 10 recently discovered bonus tracks recorded during the same period. Among the previously unreleased tracks are “Plundered My Soul,” “Dancing in the Light,” “Following the River” and “Pass the Wine,” plus alternate takes of “Loving Cup” and “Soul Survivor.”
The documentary, “Stones in Exile,” will air on the USA Network in the U.S. and on the BBC in the United Kingdom. It is directed by Stephen Kijak, who also directed “Scott Walker: 30 Century Man.” An air date has not been set.
“Exile on Main St.” spent four weeks as No. 1 in 1972, yielded the top 10 single “Tumbling Dice” and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Assn. of America in 2000, 28 years after its release.
-- Randy Lewis
Photo of the Rolling Stones in 1972. Credit: Norman Seeff / Universal Music Enterprises