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Still Life
Still Life - American Concert 1981 (The Rolling Stones album - cover art).jpg
Live album by The Rolling Stones
Released 1 June 1982
Recorded 5–6 November, 25 November, 13 December, 18–19 December 1981
Overdubs: March–April 1982
Genre Rock
Length 40:08
Language English
Label Rolling Stones/Virgin
Producer The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones Live chronology
Love You Live
(1977)Love You Live1977
Still Life
(1982)
Flashpoint
(1991)Flashpoint1991
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
Source Rating
AllMusic 1/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B–[2]
MusicHound 1/5[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 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.

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

Side one
No. Title Length
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. Title Length
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.  Enter The Rolling Stones in the search 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

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