Still Life (The Rolling Stones album)

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Still Life
Still Life - American Concert 1981 (The Rolling Stones album - cover art).jpg
Live album by The Rolling Stones
Released1 June 1982
Recorded5–6 November, 25 November, 13 December, 18–19 December 1981
Overdubs: March–April 1982
GenreRock
Length40:08
LanguageEnglish
LabelRolling Stones/Virgin
ProducerThe Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones Live chronology
Love You Live
(1977)
Still Life
(1982)
Flashpoint
(1991)
Singles from Still Life
  1. "Going to a Go-Go"
    Released: 2 June 1982
  2. "Time Is on My Side"
    Released: 13 September 1982

Still Life is a live album by the Rolling Stones, released in 1982. Recorded during the band's 1981 American tour, it was released in time for their 1982 European tour.

The album cover is a painting by Japanese artist Kazuhide Yamazaki, whose work inspired the tour's stage design.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB–[2]
MusicHound1/5[3]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[5]

The album was preceded by the release of a cover version of the Miracles' "Going to a Go-Go", which became a Top 30 hit in the United Kingdom and United States; the follow-up single, "Time Is on My Side", reached the lower part of the UK charts.

Still Life was a commercial success, reaching #4 in the UK and #5 in the U.S., and going Platinum in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Gold in the UK, but was not critically well-received, being admonished for sounding too slick and lacking any rough edges expected in a Rolling Stones performance.

In 1998, Still Life was remastered and reissued by Virgin Records, and again in 2010 by Universal Music. It was released on SHM-SACD in 2011 by Universal Music Japan.

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Intro: Take the 'A' Train" (Billy Strayhorn)0:27
2."Under My Thumb"4:18
3."Let's Spend the Night Together"3:51
4."Shattered"4:11
5."Twenty Flight Rock" (Eddie Cochran, Ned Fairchild)1:48
6."Going to a Go-Go" (William Robinson, Warren Moore, Robert Rogers, Marvin Tarplin)3:21
Side two
No.TitleLength
7."Let Me Go"3:37
8."Time Is on My Side" (Norman Meade)3:39
9."Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong)5:23
10."Start Me Up"4:21
11."(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"4:24
12."Outro: Star Spangled Banner" (Trad. (arr. Jimi Hendrix))0:48

Personnel[edit]

The Rolling Stones

Additional personnel

Technical

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Still Life at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: rolling stones". www.robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 952. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
  4. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/artists/therollingstones/albums/album/293597/review/5945350/still_life
  5. ^ "Album Guide: The Rolling Stones". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on 12 April 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Rolling Stones – Still Life" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Rolling Stones – Still Life" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Rolling Stones – Still Life" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The Rolling Stones – Still Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Rolling Stones – Still Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Rolling Stones – Still Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  13. ^ a b c "Rolling Stones | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  14. ^ a b c "The Rolling Stones Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Rolling Stones". Music Canada. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  16. ^ "British album certifications – The Rolling Stones". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 June 2016. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Rolling Stones in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – The Rolling Stones". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 11 June 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.