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Music Review: 'Shared Vision II: the Songs of the Rolling Stones'

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Shared Vision II: The Songs of the Rolling Stones

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Mercury Records
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B-

Rifling its vaults, Mercury found that over the last 25 years a slew of its artists recorded Rolling Stones songs. Voilà — Shared Vision II: The Songs of the Rolling Stones, an instant tribute (and a benefit album for the Lighthouse as well)! The best of these — Johnny Cash’s hoedown on ”No Expectations” and Rod Stewart’s slide-guitar driven ”Street Fighting Man” — dare to mess with the Mick and Keith songbook. But poseurs from Cinderella to the Stones’ intimate Marianne Faithfull pussyfoot around, as if approaching this iconic material gives a rocker cold feet and sticky fingers. B-