Voodoo Lounge

Voodoo Lounge

by The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones

CD(Remastered / Reissue)

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Funny that the much-touted "reunion/comeback" album Steel Wheels followed Dirty Work by just three years, while it took the Stones five years to turn out its sequel, Voodoo Lounge -- a time frame that seems much more appropriate for a "comeback." To pile on the irony, Voodoo Lounge feels more like a return to form than its predecessor, even if it's every bit as calculated and Bill Wyman has flown the coup. With Don Was, a neo-classic rock producer who always attempts to reclaim his artist's original claim to greatness, helming the boards with the Glimmer Twins, the Stones strip their sound back to its spare, hard-rocking basics. The Stones act in kind, turning out a set of songs that are pretty traditionalist. There are no new twists or turns in either the rockers or ballads (apart maybe from the quiet menace of "Thru and Thru," later used to great effect on The Sopranos), even if they revive some of the English folk and acoustic country-blues that was on Beggars Banquet. Still, this approach works because they are turning out songs that may not be classics but are first-rate examples of the value of craft. If this was released ten years, even five years earlier, this would be a near-triumph of classicist rock, but since Voodoo Lounge came out in the CD age, it's padded out to 15 tracks, five of which could have been chopped to make the album much stronger. Instead, it runs on for nearly an hour, an ironically bloated length for an album whose greatest strengths are its lean, concentrated classic sound and songcraft. Still, it makes for a stronger record than its predecessor.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/14/2009
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0602527015712
catalogNumber: 001291602
Rank: 8841

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolling Stones   Primary Artist
Mark Isham   Trumpet
Mick Jagger   Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Ivan Neville   Hammond Organ,Background Vocals
Bobby Womack   Background Vocals
Ronnie Wood   Multi Instruments
Charlie Watts   Group Member
Frankie Gavin   Fiddle,Penny Whistle
Benmont Tench   Piano,Hammond Organ,Multi Instruments
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Flaco Jiménez   Button Accordion
Bernard Fowler   Background Vocals
Luis Jardim   Percussion,Shaker
Darryl Jones   Bass
Phil Jones   Percussion
Chuck Leavell   Piano,Harmonium,Harpsichord,Multi Instruments,Wurlitzer
David McMurray   Saxophone
Keith Richards   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Max Baca   Bajo Sexto
Pierre de Beauport   Acoustic Guitar
Phil & Debi Jones   Percussion

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Dan Bosworth   Engineer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Flaco Jiménez   Contributor
Glimmer Twins   Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Tony Russell   Logistics
Don Smith   Engineer
Don Was   Producer
Pierre de Beauport   Pre-production Coordinator
Mark Norton   Art Direction,Cover Design
David Paul Campbell   String Arrangements

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