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Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones album)

Shine a Light
The Rolling Stones
Released 1 April 2008
Recorded 29 October and 1 November 2006, Beacon Theatre, New York City, United States
Genre Rock
Length 101:12
Language English
Label Polydor
Director Martin Scorsese
Producer The Glimmer Twins, Bob Clearmountain
The Rolling Stones (Live) chronology

Live Licks
Shine a Light
Brussels Affair (Live 1973)

Shine a Light is the soundtrack to The Rolling Stones concert film of the same name, directed by Martin Scorsese. It was released on 1 April 2008 in the UK by Polydor Records and one week later in the US by Interscope Records. Two different versions were released, one a double disc and the other a single disc.


Shine a Light is the ninth concert album to be released by the Rolling Stones. This collection, like the two 2006 shows it was culled from, features no performances of songs from their 2005 album A Bigger Bang. The two-disc version features all but two of the songs played on the two nights; the missing numbers are "Undercover of the Night" (included as a bonus track on the Japanese edition and as a download on iTunes Store) and "Honky Tonk Women".

Shine a Light features several guest performers: Jack White, of The White Stripes, performs on "Loving Cup"; Christina Aguilera appears on "Live with Me"; and bluesman Buddy Guy performs on Muddy Waters' "Champagne and Reefer".

The album was very well received, especially in the UK, where it debuted at No. 2, selling 23,013 copies in its first week[1] – the best chart position for a Rolling Stones concert album since 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' in 1970. In the US, it debuted at #11 on the Billboard charts with 37,117 copies sold—the band's highest US debut for a concert album since 1995's Stripped.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars 2008
Popmatters 8/10 stars 2008
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars 2008

Songs performed at the Beacon Theatre concerts

Titles marked with asterisks have been released on CD and/or DVD.

Track listing

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

Double-disc edition

Disc one
  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" – 4:23
  2. "Shattered" – 4:06
  3. "She Was Hot" – 4:44
  4. "All Down the Line" – 4:35
  5. "Loving Cup" – 4:02
  6. "As Tears Go By" (Jagger/Richards/Andrew Loog Oldham) – 3:32
  7. "Some Girls" – 4:19
  8. "Just My Imagination" (Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong) – 6:39
  9. "Far Away Eyes" – 4:37
  10. "Champagne & Reefer" (Muddy Waters) – 5:58
  11. "Tumbling Dice" – 4:24
  12. Band introductions – 1:39
  13. "You Got the Silver" – 3:22
  14. "Connection" – 3:31
Disc two
  1. Martin Scorsese intro – 0:12
  2. "Sympathy for the Devil" – 5:56
  3. "Live with Me" – 3:54
  4. "Start Me Up" – 4:05
  5. "Brown Sugar" – 5:25
  6. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – 5:37
  7. "Paint It Black" – 4:28
  8. "Little T&A" – 4:09
  9. "I'm Free" – 3:31
  10. "Shine a Light" – 4:05
Japanese and iTunes Store edition bonus track

Single-disc edition

  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" – 4:23
  2. "She Was Hot" – 4:44
  3. "All Down the Line" – 4:35
  4. "Loving Cup" – 4:02
  5. "As Tears Go By" – 3:32
  6. "Some Girls" – 4:19
  7. "Just My Imagination" (Whitfield/Strong) – 6:39
  8. "Far Away Eyes" – 4:37
  9. "Champagne & Reefer" (Waters) – 5:58
  10. Band introductions – 1:39
  11. "You Got the Silver" – 3:21
  12. "Connection" – 3:31
  13. "Sympathy for the Devil" – 5:56
  14. "Live With Me" – 3:54
  15. "Start Me Up" – 4:05
  16. "Brown Sugar" – 5:25


The Rolling Stones
Additional musicians

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
2008 UK Album Chart 2
2009 UK Album Chart 61
2008 Billboard 200 11
Chart Position
Europe Top 100[3] 4
Argentina[4] 9
Australia[5] 28
Austria[6] 3
Belgium (Flanders)[7] 12
Canada[8] 9
Croatia[9] 1
Czech Republic[10] 19
Denmark[11] 7
Finland[12] 30
France[13] 27
Germany[14] 7
Greece[15] 14
Hungary[16] 19
Ireland[17] 10
Italy[18] 10
Japan[19] 10
Netherlands[20] 7
New Zealand[21] 18
Norway[22] 10
Portugal[23] 9
Spain[24] 24
Sweden[25] 6
Swiss[26] 16


Country Certification Sales
United Kingdom Silver 60,000


External links

  • Official press release on
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