Exile On Main Street vs The White Album smackdown contest
NOTE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winners: Steve Villegas and Ray D. Davis! Thanks to everyone for entering. Feel free to keep the debate going, and stay tuned for more contests.
Universal Music Group is re-releasing The Rolling Stones’ album Exile On Main Street with 10 never-before-heard tracks. Regarded as one of the greatest albums in rock ‘n’ roll history and one of the most defining of the Stones’ catalogue, Exile will be available May 17, 2010, in the U.K. and May 18, 2010, in the US.
Upon its release more than three decades ago, Exile on Main Street innovatively wove varying musical genres, instruments and even artists into a compelling rhythmic masterpiece. This new compilation features 10 tracks originally recorded during the Exile era and only recently discovered while working on the reissue project. The unearthed tracks which include such titles as “Plundered My Soul,” “Dancing in the Light,” “Following the River” and “Pass The Wine” have undergone a unique evolution, while staying true to the essence of the 1972 album. Alternate versions of “Soul Survivor” and “Loving Cup” also are a part of the Exile bonus materials.
To commemorate the re-release we’ve got a special Exile On Main Street vs The White Album smackdown contest that we’re super excited about! We’ve been asking our music fan friends the question, “Exile On Main Street or The White Album?” for several weeks now and it’s been fun to hear the different opinions, arguments and perspectives on the topic, so we’d like to open the discussion up to you here. What do you think?
Exile On Main Street or The White Album?
Put your thoughts in the comments on this blog post and two winners will be selected (one Exile fan and one White Album fan).
Prize #1 is an uncut double sided proof sheet from the coffee table book that comes in the limited edition super deluxe re-issue package. One side has duplicate photos of Gram Parsons at the piano and Gram Parsons & Keith Richards while the flip side has text as shown in the photo. (photo by Dominic Tarle) (The album cover is shown in the photo only to give a perspective on the size of the sheet which measures 26″ wide x 40″ tall.) Only 5 of these were created and the lucky winner of this contest will receive one of them. The prize also includes the 2CD re-issue with 12 page booklet and 10 previously unreleased tracks.
Prize #2 is a 7 inch vinyl single of the previously unreleased “Plundered My Soul” with “All Down the Line” on the B side (only 5,000 of these were pressed) and the 2CD re-issue with 12 page booklet and 10 previously unreleased tracks.
NOTE: all entries must be posted as comments on this blog. Entries posted via Twitter, Facebook, and in other places on this site will not be considered. To enter your comment, simply scroll to the bottom of this page and enter text in the comment field, then click “Add comment.” All entries must be posted by 11:59 p.m. on May 24, 2010, with the winners being announced the next day.
Now tell us: Exile on Main Street or the White Album?