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The Rolling Stones, Shine a Light
The Rolling Stones, Shine a Light
Published: 2008/03/16
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The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light - Lyrics
The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light - Lyrics
Published: 2013/11/30
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The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light - With Bonnie Rait - Live OFFICIAL
The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light - With Bonnie Rait - Live OFFICIAL
Published: 2012/11/09
Channel: The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: Claudio Esposito
Shine A Light
Shine A Light
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
Tim Minchin singing "Shine a Light"  Californication 06x03
Tim Minchin singing "Shine a Light" Californication 06x03
Published: 2013/01/29
Channel: Darko Mladenovic
Rolling Stones - Shine a Light - Very Rare.mpg
Rolling Stones - Shine a Light - Very Rare.mpg
Published: 2010/07/28
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The Rolling Stones - Shine a Light
The Rolling Stones - Shine a Light
Published: 2012/07/28
Channel: Stephen McElvain
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
Published: 2008/04/03
Channel: Universal Music Nederland
Shine a light / May the good lord shine a light on you ! - The Rolling Stones
Shine a light / May the good lord shine a light on you ! - The Rolling Stones
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: Mishko O
Shine A Light (Live)
Shine A Light (Live)
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
Shine a Light - The Rolling Stones
Shine a Light - The Rolling Stones
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: The Maldito Roedor
The Rolling Stones - As Tears Go By (Shine a Light 2008) Full HD
The Rolling Stones - As Tears Go By (Shine a Light 2008) Full HD
Published: 2013/05/02
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The Rolling Stones - Get a line on you with lyrics (Shine a light)
The Rolling Stones - Get a line on you with lyrics (Shine a light)
Published: 2010/03/17
Channel: Romi Nicole Perry
Rolling Stones  "SHINE A LIGHT"  Bonus Features
Rolling Stones "SHINE A LIGHT" Bonus Features
Published: 2015/08/15
Channel: RollingStones50yrs5
The Rolling Stones - Shine a Light Lyrics
The Rolling Stones - Shine a Light Lyrics
Published: 2013/03/02
Channel: Emily L
Rolling Stones with Bonnie Raitt - Shine A Light - Vancouver - 11-25-2006
Rolling Stones with Bonnie Raitt - Shine A Light - Vancouver - 11-25-2006
Published: 2016/01/30
Channel: Bonnie's Pride and Joy
Some Girls -  The Rolling Stones
Some Girls - The Rolling Stones
Published: 2012/12/14
Channel: jweckstrom
Shine A Light :  Champagne & Reefer with Buddy Guy
Shine A Light : Champagne & Reefer with Buddy Guy
Published: 2013/07/31
Channel: Pedro Henrique Salomão
She Was Hot - Rolling Stones (Shine A Light)
She Was Hot - Rolling Stones (Shine A Light)
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: Kristóf Dája
Keith Richards - Connection (from Shine A Light)
Keith Richards - Connection (from Shine A Light)
Published: 2015/01/07
Channel: Salvatore Ladu
Rolling Stones Shine A Light EXTRASBDRemux 1080p
Rolling Stones Shine A Light EXTRASBDRemux 1080p
Published: 2016/06/13
Channel: Yury Kleschev
The Rolling Stones - Shine a Light Raleigh, NC 7-1-2016
The Rolling Stones - Shine a Light Raleigh, NC 7-1-2016
Published: 2015/07/02
Channel: Devyn Damore
Shine A Light - The Rolling Stones - How to Play - BestBeginnerGuitarLessons com
Shine A Light - The Rolling Stones - How to Play - BestBeginnerGuitarLessons com
Published: 2016/02/01
Channel: Best Beginner Guitar Lessons
Shine A Light - Allison Crowe (Rolling Stones tribute) w. lyrics
Shine A Light - Allison Crowe (Rolling Stones tribute) w. lyrics
Published: 2009/06/26
Channel: Allison Crowe
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
Published: 2008/04/13
Channel: ODE
Shine A Light - The Rolling Stones Lesson
Shine A Light - The Rolling Stones Lesson
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: gtrjoeles
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
Published: 2013/02/03
Channel: JoeComptonAKL
Shine a Light - Rolling Stones cover - Rock for the River 10 Reprise
Shine a Light - Rolling Stones cover - Rock for the River 10 Reprise
Published: 2014/05/06
Channel: Jay Nash
Rolling Stones -- Far Away Eyes -- Shine A Light On The Queen
Rolling Stones -- Far Away Eyes -- Shine A Light On The Queen
Published: 2012/03/07
Channel: chickenparm
The Rolling Stones "Shine a Light", Night 2, Chicago, IL 5-31-13
The Rolling Stones "Shine a Light", Night 2, Chicago, IL 5-31-13
Published: 2013/06/01
Channel: joeypgh1
Rolling Stones- Shine a Light (Live)- Audio only.
Rolling Stones- Shine a Light (Live)- Audio only.
Published: 2008/05/10
Channel: wv2k7
Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice (Live from "Shine a Light")
Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice (Live from "Shine a Light")
Published: 2012/03/12
Channel: LORENZO25487
The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (Shine A Light version)
The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (Shine A Light version)
Published: 2009/04/15
Channel: ertzuiop123
Mick Taylor - Shine A Light Solo - Jimmy Fallon show, 2012 May 9
Mick Taylor - Shine A Light Solo - Jimmy Fallon show, 2012 May 9
Published: 2014/04/04
Channel: kleermaker1000
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Shine A Light - March 3, 2012 [Cover]
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Shine A Light - March 3, 2012 [Cover]
Published: 2013/06/16
Channel: DavidS1231
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light - March 3, 2012 (new edit) [Cover]
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light - March 3, 2012 (new edit) [Cover]
Published: 2013/07/15
Channel: DavidS1231
Mick Taylor solo from Rolling Stones song Shine A Light (May 2012)
Mick Taylor solo from Rolling Stones song Shine A Light (May 2012)
Published: 2012/05/17
Channel: kleermaker1000
ROLLING STONES shine a light (intro film) SUB ITA
ROLLING STONES shine a light (intro film) SUB ITA
Published: 2012/09/13
Channel: manuappunti
Shine a Light Rolling Stones Guitar Cover
Shine a Light Rolling Stones Guitar Cover
Published: 2012/12/26
Channel: rollyguitar63
Rolling Stones - "Shine A Light" - Raleigh, NC
Rolling Stones - "Shine A Light" - Raleigh, NC
Published: 2015/07/02
Channel: bbaldwin23
The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black (Shine a Light)
The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black (Shine a Light)
Published: 2012/06/06
Channel: Pei Bo
Rolling Stones - Jumpin
Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash Live
Published: 2013/05/29
Channel: Mark Sturm
Larry Norman - Shine A Light - [Rolling Stones Cover]
Larry Norman - Shine A Light - [Rolling Stones Cover]
Published: 2012/08/05
Channel: Greg Murray
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light (Alternate Take, 1970)
Rolling Stones - Shine A Light (Alternate Take, 1970)
Published: 2012/05/04
Channel: TuriMusik
Rolling Stones -- I Got The Blues -- Shine A Light 2013
Rolling Stones -- I Got The Blues -- Shine A Light 2013
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: chickenparm
Rolling Stones - Just My Imagination (Live) Beacon Theatre, New York, 2006)
Rolling Stones - Just My Imagination (Live) Beacon Theatre, New York, 2006)
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: RollingStones50yrs5
Rolling Stones -- Memory Motel -- Shine A Light 2013
Rolling Stones -- Memory Motel -- Shine A Light 2013
Published: 2013/12/23
Channel: chickenparm
EAD: The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light (Subtitulada y traducida al español)
EAD: The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light (Subtitulada y traducida al español)
Published: 2011/11/30
Channel: El atajo del coyote
Rolling Stones - Connection
Rolling Stones - Connection
Published: 2008/10/03
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"Shine a Light"
Song by The Rolling Stones
from the album Exile on Main St.
Released 12 May 1972
Recorded December 1971
Genre Rock, gospel
Length 4:16
Label Rolling Stones/Virgin
Songwriter(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Jimmy Miller
Exile on Main St. track listing

"Shine a Light" is a song featured on British rock and roll band the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile on Main St.

Although credited to usual Stones writers Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Shine a Light" was largely a Jagger composition. He began writing the song in early 1968 when the Stones still had guitarist Brian Jones as a member. The song was originally titled "Get a Line on You" and dealt with Jones' ever-worsening addiction to drugs and his detachment from the rest of the band:

Saw you stretched out, in-a-room ten oh nine; A smile on your face, and tear in your eye; Could not seem to get a line on you; I could not seem to get a line on you; Oh sweet, sweet honey lover. Your Berber jewelry is jangling down the street; Smile on your face for every high school girl that you meet; I could not seem to get a line on you; Could not seem to get-a high on you; My, my sweet, sweet honey lover, now, oh'

A version of the song, under the title "(Can't Seem To) Get a Line on You," was made by Leon Russell at Olympic Studios in October 1969 with assistance from Jagger (lead vocals), Charlie Watts (drums), Leon Russell (piano), and probably also Bill Wyman (bass) and Mick Taylor (guitar). The recording was made during the recording sessions for the album Leon Russell (released 1970), where both Watts and Wyman contributed drums and bass to some of the tracks. However, the song was shelved until 1993, when it finally surfaced as a bonus track on the 24K gold re-release by DCC Compact Classics (DCC Compact Classics GZS 1049).[1]

After Jones' death in 1969, the song resurfaced. Following revisions by Jagger, it was recorded again in July 1970 as "Shine a Light." A third recording at London's Olympic Sound Studios in December 1971 resulted in the final version of the song released on Exile on Main St.

Saw you stretched out in Room Ten O Nine; With a smile on your face and a tear right in your eye; Oh, couldn't see to get a line on you, my sweet honey love. Berber jewelry jangling down the street; Making bloodshot eyes at every woman that you meet; Could not seem to get a high on you, my sweet honey love'

This final version featured Jagger on vocals, Stones producer Jimmy Miller on drums instead of Watts, and Taylor on electric guitar. According to Wyman, he played bass on the song and Taylor was erroneously credited with playing bass, having pointed out the error via an advance copy of the album. He also says that he played bass on more tracks than was specified in the album's credits and that Jagger had gotten the credits wrong.[2] Also performing on the song are back-up singers Clydie King, Joe Green, Venetta Fields, and Jesse Kirkland. Billy Preston performs both piano and organ for the recording and had a distinct influence on Jagger and the song while mixing the album at Los Angeles' Sunset Sound Studios. Jagger claims visits to Preston's local church inspired the gospel influences apparent on the final recording while Richards was absent from these sessions. An alternative version without the backing singers and with a different guitar solo by Mick Taylor was released on bootlegs.

After the release of Exile on Main St., Allen Klein sued the Rolling Stones for breach of settlement because "Shine a Light" and four other songs on the album were composed while Jagger and Richards were under contract with his company, ABKCO. ABKCO acquired publishing rights to the songs, giving it a share of the royalties from Exile on Main St., and was able to publish another album of previously released Rolling Stones songs, More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies).[3]

"Shine a Light" first entered the Stones' setlist during the 1995 leg of the Voodoo Lounge Tour, and live performances of the song from this period were included on the 1995 album Stripped and its 2016 edition Totally Stripped. The Stones played the song occasionally during their Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997-98) and A Bigger Bang Tour (2005-07). The song gave its name to a 2008 Martin Scorsese film chronicling the Stones' Beacon Theatre performances on the latter tour, and the October 29, 2006 performance is included on the soundtrack album.

Legacy[edit]

The song's vocal melody was an influence on Oasis's song "Live Forever", released in 1994. The song has been covered multiple times in concert by Phish, the first time on October 31, 2009 when the band covered the entirety of Exile on Main Street as part of its musical costume. Elton John also performed the song live for 'Peace One Day' on September 21, 2012, and is a well-known Stones fan. The song was also featured in the 3rd episode season 6 of Californication "Dead Rockstars" performed by Tim Minchin (aka Atticus Fetch in the series).

References[edit]

  1. ^ See 691000A and 940125A on http://www.nzentgraf.de/books/tcw/works1.htm
  2. ^ http://www.bassplayer.com/artists/1171/bill-wyman-on-making-the-rolling-stones39-exile-on-main-st/26222
  3. ^ Goodman, Fred (2015). Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 235–236. ISBN 978-0-547-89686-1. 

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