Love in Vain
Ophella Paige | Reno, Nevada | 06/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Stones turned out a masterpiece with "Let it Bleed." There is not a bad song in the bunch, in fact the fact that every song on this album is a treasure makes it hard to pick a favorite, but for me, I have to go with the band's cover version of Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain." The soulful acoustic guitar work, Mick's pleading voice, the sad, unrelenting song, it's almost all too much. I cry every time I hear it. I've loved in vain, who has not. Then there is the dangerous sounding song, "Midnight Rambler." Boy that one will shake you. I also really love the way Mary Clayton's voice blends with Mick's in "Gimme Shelter. "And how could I not mention "You Can't Always Get What You Want." What a message in that song. Still, like I said, "Love in Vain," it's a heartbreaker, yes it is."