Exile In New York Times, Forbes Magazine, And On Bbc Radio Scotland
17 Mar 2002
EXILE was the subject of a New York Times magazine feature entitled Gimme Tax Shelter on 10 March. More details to follow soon.
It was also discussed by Brian Morton and Andrew Male on BBC Radio Scotland on 19 February. Brian Morton described it as 'a quite magnificent piece of work... Dominique Tarlé captures the mood around the making of the album extremely well... he really gets behind the thinking that went into that album.'
Meanwhile in the Spring 2002 issue of the major US magazine Forbes FYI, Lorraine Korman wrote the following review.
Exile: The Making of Exile on Main St.
The Beatles had Abbey Road Studios; Elton John had his Honky Château, but no studio had the mystery or the aloof cachet of the Villa Nellcôte, where the Rolling Stones recorded what some consider to be their finest album, Exile On Main St. This lavish new book exquisitely captures that moment in time - the steamy summer of 1971 - when high society, showbiz, youth culture and the underworld all became one fabulous decadent mélange. At least, that's how it looked from the outside. Judging from the photos in Exile, it's pretty much how it felt on the inside, too. Intrepid photographer Dominique Tarlé bunked up for four months at Nellcôte, on the French Riviera, which the Stones' guitarist/heart-and-soul/hoodlum manqué Keith Richards rented when he and the other Stones fled England for tax reasons. His pictures, accompanied by frank, surprisingly lucid remembrances from those who were there, document the record's painstaking birth in Nellcôte's dank, hot basement, and the parade of fellow rock stars, drug dealers, girlfriends, session players, hangers-on and children who floated into the villa and out again. Unlike the pop cyborgs that dominate the music industry today, these people all seem to have had one hell of a good time.