The Rolling Stones in Exile (Win a Free DVD)

In 1971, The Rolling Stones went into vol­un­tary exile. They left Britain and its 93% tax­es (applied to the super wealthy) and head­ed to a big vil­la on the French Riv­iera, where they hun­kered down with fam­i­ly, friends and intox­i­cants and began record­ing their 10th stu­dio album, Exile on Main Street. (Kei­th Richards talks more about that stint here.) Crit­ics were ini­tial­ly cool to the album. But, with 40 years’ hind­sight, it’s now wide­ly con­sid­ered their mas­ter­piece.

This past spring, the band issued a remas­tered ver­sion of Exile on Main Street (CDMP3), and, along with it, came a new doc­u­men­tary Stones in Exile, which uses archival mate­r­i­al and inter­views with band mem­bers to revis­it the band’s sojourn in France and the mak­ing of their land­mark album. Stones in Exile is now avail­able on DVD, and hap­pi­ly I have one review copy to give away. It will go to the first read­er who sends us a piece of open/intelligent media that we post on the site. If you spot some great audio or video (they type of thing we usu­al­ly post here) send it our way with this form. We’ll announce the win­ner when we share your great find.

(Note: this DVD prob­a­bly does­n’t work on DVD play­ers out­side of North Amer­i­ca.)

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