The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Keith Richards, Ron Wood (vocals, guitar); Bill Wyman (bass); Charlie Watts (drums).
Additional personnel: Ernie Watts (saxophone); Ian Stewart (keyboards).
Recorded live in New York, New York in 1981.
Personnel: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood (vocals, guitar); Ernie Watts (saxophone); Ian Stewart (piano); Ian McLagan (keyboards); Charlie Watts (drums).
Audio Mixer: Bob Clearmountain.
Audio Remasterers: Stephen Marcussen; Stewart Whitmore.
Photographer: Ken Regan.
By the early '80s, the Rolling Stones were one of the last remaining groups leftover from the original "British Invasion" two decades prior. One of the main reasons for this was the Stones' ability to keep pace with the musical climate of the time, without losing any of their original blues-sleaze. Their 1982 live set (fourth overall) STILL LIFE, was taken from performances from their hugely successful U.S. tour a year before, when Mick, Keith and company headlined the biggest outdoor stadiums and vast arenas.
Although it lacks the youthful and unpredictable energy of their earlier concert albums (namely 1970's GET YER YA YA'S OUT), STILL LIFE showed that the Stones still had plenty of gas left in their tank 20 years down the road. Highlights include a cover of the Miracles' "Going to a Go Go" (an early MTV favorite), such '60s classics as "Under My Thumb," "Time is on My Side," and "Satisfaction," plus the '70s nugget "Shattered." Surprisingly, no selections from the album they were touring behind at the time, TATTOO YOU, are included.