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December's Children Import
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|1. She Said Yeah|
|2. Talkin' About You|
|3. You Better Move On|
|4. Look What You've Done|
|5. The Singer Not The Song|
|6. Route 66|
|7. Get Off Of My Cloud|
|8. I'm Free|
|9. As Tears Go By|
|10. Gotta Get Away|
|11. Blue Turns To Grey|
|12. I'm Moving On|
Dig how even a tossed-together cash-in by the Stones' U.S. label--the group's third American album of 1965--ends up smoking like all but their very best. They invent thrash with the opener, "She Said Yeah" (a Specialty Records obscurity penned, under a pseudonym, by Sonny Bono!) before laying down a leering "Talkin' 'Bout You," a frenetic "I'm Movin' On" and their most consistent, varied list of originals yet. Dig, too, how even "As Tears Go By" sounds like a sneer in the midst of "Get Off of My Cloud," "Gotta Get Away," "I'm Free" and the dourly off-key "Blue Turns to Grey." --Rickey Wright
Top Customer Reviews
A quicksilver rendition of "She Said Yeah" opens this little solar system of songs, the version Sir Paul McCartney surely had in mind when he said "yeah" to the song some 34 years later ("Run Devil Run"). The Stones didn't play it, they attacked it, like they attacked earlier Lennon/McCartney's "I Wanna Be Your Man".
It takes as many as four songs to balance the breathtaking pace with which the record starts. If Chuck Berry really said the Stones' "Carol" ("Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out") is best-ever version of his song, then the same could be said 'bout this classic rocker of his (Funny how the opening note resembles the notorious feedback in the Fab Four A-side "I Feel Fine").
Alexander's "You Better Move On" is an exceptional track. There's nothing one can compare it to and this might be one of the reasons the song made it on the Big Hits Volume 2 "Through the Past, Darkly", UK version.
The haunting choruses of "You Better Move On" give way to all the more haunting harmonica hovering around "Look What You've Done". The subtlety and certain elegance of this blues gives one an eerie feeling of an echo of the song itself, like if recorded long after the band had left the premises.Read more ›
As with all of the Stones prior releases, this one includes a nice mix of Jagger/Richards compositions, covers, and the obligatory hit single ("Get Off My Cloud" in this case). AFTERMATH, their next release, changes that format, and the band relies almost exclusively on Jagger/Richards songs from then on. Here, the Stones show their mastery of their blues and R&B roots, as well as their growing ability to expand their horizons and develop their own unique sound. You won't hear anything like the marimbas and sitars that are soon to come, but songs like "As Tears Go By" and "Blue Turns To Grey" go beyond the basic style and arrangement heard on tunes like "Gotta Get Away" and "Look What You Done".Read more ›
As great as the music itself is, however, you can't avoid the fact that the current CD version, like all of the Stones' '60s catalog, just plain bites. Terrible sound quality (even allowing for the age of the recordings), bare-bones packaging...when is Abkco going to reissue these titles, with decent remastering, improved CD booklets, and bonus tracks? Oh well, at least the original albums are available on CD rather than just a couple of greatest-hits collections.
Again, it's half-cover versions and half Jagger/Richard originals in a package that the Stones themselves dismissed. (The UK version of this album was named OUT OF OUR HEADS -- to make things more confusing.) The saving grace is the inclusion of the then-current single, Get Off My Cloud/As Tears Go By.
Otherwise, there's little else to this album. Covers such as She Said Yeah are good, but nothing fantastic, while other Stones originals like Blue Turns To Grey sound like album filler.
Wouldn't it have been more sensible to combine the US & UK versions of OUT OF OUR HEADS?
Most recent customer reviews
This cult favorite among Stones "butcher" albums has songs from an incredible number of sources including the UK issue of Out of Our Heads, and both UK EPs, Rolling Stones and got... Read morePublished on June 2 2004
Catching the Stones at the crossroads of pop success and being true to their blues roots. The second side is the hot side, from "Route 66' (a rocking live take) to the live... Read morePublished on Dec 10 2001 by Charles A Galupi
Junto con "Out of our Heads", y "Now" es lo mejor de la primera parte de los stones. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2001 by Romulo Dominguez
... A bunch of filler thrown around the band's then hit single Get Off Of My Cloud. Quality control was entirely absent -- Keith Richards confessed at the time that they'd have... Read morePublished on June 4 2001 by brad lonard
December Children's (And Everybody's) was the third album released by the band in 1965. It contains their second number one song, "Get Off My Cloud". Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2001 by P Magnum
I tended to stay away from the earlier Stones albums and focusing more on their classic 68-71 run, but I picked this one up and it ranks right up there with the best. Read morePublished on April 29 2000
OVERALL,THIS IS A PRETTY FAIR ALBUM,WITH IT'S SHARE OF HIGH POINTS,AND IT'S PRETTY CONSISTANT ALL THE WAY THROUGH. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2000