Thief in the Night - The Rolling Stones, De Beauport, Pierre
How Can I Stop
Limited edition of their 1997 album in a special package: astandard jewel case within an etched clear & silver slipcasethat accentuates the graphic of the lion on the cover art.Contains 13 tracks, including the singles 'An... more »ybody Seen MyBaby?' and 'Saint Of Me'. A Virgin release.« less
Limited edition of their 1997 album in a special package: astandard jewel case within an etched clear & silver slipcasethat accentuates the graphic of the lion on the cover art.Contains 13 tracks, including the singles 'Anybody Seen MyBaby?' and 'Saint Of Me'. A Virgin release.
"Bridges of Babylon requires a few listens before anyone can make any judgement on the material presented here. This album is not perfect nor is any stones album. Yet, I like the fact that the guys go for a rawer approach much like Voodoo Lounge. The fact is Bridges is probably their best in a long time. The passion for the most part is here with also the self indulgent tendencies they are normally known for. Flip the Switch, and the Low down are nice rockers for the early pat of the record. Has anyone seen my baby is a modern pop song with Keith Richard's signature guitar style. The aboslute gem Gunface is a hard rockin romper with the angriest guitar and lyrical delivery. There a number of ballads which gives Bridges the variation it needs. There are a couple of duds like Might as well get juiced and the ridiculous you don't have to mean it. Bridges finishes beautifully finishes with Thief in the Night and How can I Stop which are perhaps the two best songs Keith has ever performed. So, take the time for Bridges to grow on you and forget about how old this band is. Try to judge this album for it's material presented."
Underrated album by a legendary band
Adam Sims | Kentucky | 05/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the last album in the 90's by the Stones, and to many fans, it received mixed reviews. Of course, in my opinion, it's really impossible for a band that's been around for over 40 years not to change styles, so I thought it was a pretty good album, though it cannot compare to their classics.
The tracks range from some standard rockers from Flip the Switch, Low Down, and one of my favorites, Gunface, a song that is quite the catchy song with some violent, angry lyrics. Besides some slow songs, there are also some songs that are quite experimental. Anybody Seen My Baby?, which is kind of an unoriginal song that unintentionally sounds like a k.d. lang song, samples a rap in the middle of it. Rush may have gotten away with it, but it doesn't fit the Stones. Then there is Might as Well Get Juiced, which is a techno number that sounds alright. There are also three Keith Richards songs, the reggae like You Don't Have to Mean it, Thief in the Night, and the album's end track, How Do I Stop.
Overall, it's not perfect, but it's a good album nevertheless."
1997 Rolling Stones CD.
Dr. Feelgood | USA | 10/23/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Rolling Stones are an amazing band, they've been around for so long, with a few personnel changes, but still manage to put out quality music, and not afraid to try new directions. They also still manage to tour frequently, and film or videotape many of their tours, so that the fans get a chance to see what they missed. In any case, Bridges of Babylon, is worth checking out, and contains some good music as well."
REDISCOVERING THIS GEM!
Steven C. Miller | Pittsburgh, PA | 04/29/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say that I've been in a really strong Stones mode lately. I've been buying up their back catalog (Undercover, Steel Wheels) lately too. Yet, I saw Bridges to Babylon in my collection the other day and decided to give it a spin. I have to say I forgot how good it is! It's a ton better than Steel Wheels and Voodoo Lounge, IMHO. I can remember going to a friend's house when it was released, and he had a poster of the album cover on his wall because it was their current record, and thinking to myself, "They're too old now... that record has to suck..." Well, guess what? Years later, boy was I wrong! I think "Saint of Me" and "Out of Control" could have fit really well on any of their late 60's to early 70's records. Strong songs!
Thank you to the Stones for this little overlooked gem!"