Still Life (Rolling Stones album)

Still Life is a live album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released on 1 June 1982. Recorded during the band's 1981 American tour, it was released in time for their 1982 European tour.

Still Life
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Live album by
Released1 June 1982
Recorded5–6 November 1981
25 November 1981
8-9 December 1981
13 December 1981
18–19 December 1981
Overdubs: March–April 1982
LabelRolling Stones/Atlantic
ProducerThe Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones chronology
Tattoo You
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The Rolling Stones live albums chronology
Love You Live
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Singles from Still Life
  1. "Going to a Go-Go"
    Released: 2 June 1982
  2. "Time Is on My Side"
    Released: 13 September 1982

The album cover is a painting by Japanese artist Kazuhide Yamazaki, whose work inspired the tour's stage design.

Release and receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]
Rolling Stone     [4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide     [5]
Tom HullB+[6]

The album was preceded by the release of a cover version of the Miracles' "Going to a Go-Go", which became a Top 30 hit in the United Kingdom and United States; the follow-up single, "Time Is on My Side", reached the lower part of the UK chart.

Still Life was a commercial success, reaching number 4 in the UK Albums Chart and number 5 in the U.S., and going Platinum in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Gold in the UK, but was not critically well-received, being admonished for sounding too slick and lacking any rough edges expected in a Rolling Stones performance.[1]

In 1998, Still Life was remastered and reissued by Virgin Records, and again in 2010 by Universal Music. It was released on SHM-SACD in 2011 by Universal Music Japan.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side one
1."Intro: Take the 'A' Train" (Billy Strayhorn)0:27
2."Under My Thumb"4:18
3."Let's Spend the Night Together"3:51
5."Twenty Flight Rock" (Eddie Cochran, Ned Fairchild)1:48
6."Going to a Go-Go" (William Robinson, Warren Moore, Robert Rogers, Marvin Tarplin)3:21
Side two
1."Let Me Go"3:37
2."Time Is on My Side" (Norman Meade)3:39
3."Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong)5:23
4."Start Me Up"4:21
5."(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"4:24
6."Outro: Star Spangled Banner" (Trad. (arr. Jimi Hendrix))0:48


The Rolling Stones

Additional personnel


Charts and certificationsEdit

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Rolling Stones". Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s.
  3. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. pp. 952. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
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  5. ^ "Album Guide: The Rolling Stones". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 12 April 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  6. ^ Hull, Tom (30 June 2018). "Streamnotes (June 2018)". Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
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  14. ^ a b c "Rolling Stones | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  15. ^ a b c "The Rolling Stones Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Still Life". Music Canada. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392.
  18. ^ "British album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Still Life". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 June 2016.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Still Life in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Still Life". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 11 June 2016.