Live Licks

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Live Licks
Censored international cover
Live album by The Rolling Stones
Released 1 November 2004
Recorded 4 November 2002, 18 January 11 July, and 24 August 2003
Genre Rock
Length 109:19
Language English
Label Virgin
Producer Don Was, The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones Live chronology
No Security
Live Licks
Shine a Light

Live Licks is a double live album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 2004. Coming six years after No Security, this seventh official Rolling Stones full-length live release captures performances from the band's year-long 2002–2003 Licks Tour in support of their career-spanning retrospective Forty Licks.


Of the special guests taking part, Sheryl Crow appears on "Honky Tonk Women", while Solomon Burke sings on his own "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", which The Rolling Stones originally covered on The Rolling Stones No. 2 in 1965.

The Rolling Stones released two subtly different versions of cover art for Live Licks. While both feature the Rolling Stones logo's tongue in a very suggestive context, the British version features the woman without her bikini top.[citation needed]

Live Licks peaked at No. 38 in the UK[citation needed] and No. 50 in the US[citation needed], though it became a gold record on 9 December 2004, according to the RIAA.[ʌ3]

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Track listing[edit]

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

Disc one
  1. "Brown Sugar" – 3:50
  2. "Street Fighting Man" – 3:43
  3. "Paint It, Black" – 3:45
  4. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" – 6:46
  5. "Start Me Up" – 4:02
  6. "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" – 4:54
  7. "Angie" – 3:29
  8. "Honky Tonk Women" – 3:24
  9. "Happy" – 3:38
  10. "Gimme Shelter" – 6:50
  11. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – 4:55
Disc two
  1. "Neighbours" – 3:41
  2. "Monkey Man" – 3:41
  3. "Rocks Off" – 3:42
  4. "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" – 10:02
  5. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Roosevelt Jamison) – 4:45
  6. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael/Ned Washington) – 4:34
  7. "Beast of Burden" – 4:09
  8. "When the Whip Comes Down" – 4:28
  9. "Rock Me Baby" (B. B. King/Joe Bihari) – 3:50
  10. "You Don't Have to Mean It" – 4:35
  11. "Worried About You" – 6:01
  12. "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" (Solomon Burke/Jerry Wexler/Bert Russell) – 6:35
Japanese edition bonus track
  1. "If You Can't Rock Me" – 2:48


The Rolling Stones
  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, guitar on "When The Whip Comes Down", percussion on "Can't You Hear Me Knocking", keyboards on "Worried About You"
  • Keith Richards – guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Happy", "The Nearness of You" and "You Don't Have to Mean It"
  • Charlie Watts – drums
  • Ron Wood – guitars, keyboards on "You Don't Have To Mean It"
Additional musicians
  • Darryl Jones – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Chuck Leavell – keyboards, backing vocals[1]
  • Bernard Fowler – backing vocals, percussion, keyboards on "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
  • Lisa Fischer – backing vocals, percussion on "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
  • Blondie Chaplin – backing vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on "You Don't Have To Mean It"
  • Bobby Keys – saxophone
  • Andy Snitzer – saxophone, keyboards
  • Michael Davis – trombone
  • Kent Smith – trumpet
Special guest musicians

Chart positions[edit]

Country Peak Position
Argentina No. 5
Germany No. 9
Greece No. 9
Austria No. 13
Sweden No. 16
Netherlands No. 19
Japan No. 19
Switzerland No. 21
Portugal No. 27
Belgium No. 31
Italy No. 34
United Kingdom No. 38
France No. 38
Norway No. 38
Denmark No. 42
United States No. 50
Spain No. 52
Canada No. 80


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[2] Platinum 40,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Saulnier, Jason (8 April 2010). "Chuck Leavell Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino – 2006" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Rolling Stones – Live Licks". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Live Licks in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Rolling Stones – Live Licks". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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