The Rolling Stones Announce Their Latest Live Album
The latest in a long line of Rolling Stones live albums arrives in March, when "Shine A Light" is released by the Universal Music Group. It will be released in the UK by Polydor Records.
The album was recorded at New York’s Beacon Theatre in the autumn of 2006 - the same gig which features in Martin Scorsese's forthcoming film of the same name. "Shine A Light" - the movie, that is - will open next month's Berlin Film Festival, and should turn up in cinemas sometime in April.
Special guests at the New York show, joining the Stones onstage, were Jack White, Buddy Guy and Christina Aguilera.
"Shine A Light" is being released by Universal in a one-album deal. Their contract with EMI subsidiary Virgin is reported to end next month, when the Stones will be able to talk with other labels.
A spokesman for The Rolling Stones said, “The band are looking forward to working with Universal Music and are excited about this new venture.”
Universal, understandably, are equally excited. “We are really proud to be working with The Rolling Stones and so is everybody in Universal Music globally.” says Lucian Grainge, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group International, while David Joseph, Universal Music Operations president, adds: “The Rolling Stones define rock and roll, they are true music legends.”