Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deconstructing ‘Gimme Shelter’: Listen to the isolated tracks of the Rolling Stones in the studio

My friend, Joel, shared this story with me: http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/deconstructing_gimme_shelter_listen/.

You can listen to the individual tracks (vocals, rhythm guitars, etc.) of the Stones' classic "Gimme Shelter".   If you like this check out the "Classic Albums" show on VH1 Classic where they do a lot of listening to the individual tracks on the albums they feature. Its amazing to hear a lot of the subtle things that don't really jump out at you but add to the full sound of a song. For another great example of this check out the documentary on producer Tom Dowd, "Tom Dowd & the Language of Music" when he breaks down "Layla".