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Flowers [Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued, Hybrid SACD]

Rolling Stones , The Rolling Stones Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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1. Ruby Tuesday
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4. Lady Jane
5. Out of Time
6. My Girl
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8. Please Go Home
9. Mother's Little Helper
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Reviewing The Music Nov. 2 2002
Format:Audio CD
An excellent compilation of rarities and previously released singles. You have classic hits like the bouncy Lets Spend The Night Together, the amusing Mother's Little Helper, or the pretty ballad Ruby Tuesday. Some people dislike the version of My Girl but truthfully the band plays it close to the original as they can. Mick Jagger does not have the same style as the Temptations but he certainly gives a nice tender rendition.
Rarities such as Backstreet Girl and Ride On Baby feature nice instrumental support. I really like the accordian touches on the former piece and the energy is quite infectious on the later song. However, Out of Time is the real gem on this collection. Great lead and harmony vocals and a hook that is oh so super catchy. Now where else can you find this tune?
I liked this record when I first purchased it many years ago. Today I still find it very enjoyable as it neatly sums up many of the best songs from the Rolling Stones mid sixties period. Very useful for those seeking a quick fix compilation.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Compilation Of Loose Tracks Sept. 19 2002
Format:Audio CD
With the release of the remastered super audio CDs (SACD) of the Stones ABCKO catalog (which includes all the early Decca/London material), there is now some confusion as they have released some of the early albums in both US and UK versions. Flowers was released on Jul 14, 1967 only in the U.S. on London Records. It was never released in the U.K., so there is no UK version on CD.
The only reason you buy Flowers is because you want all the Stones releases. It was originally released as a clean up of the Stones American catalog. The band was working on albums and releasing singles without worrying about getting them onto albums during this time, so the record execs were going nuts trying to find a way to grab all the money they could before the band faded away.
Let's Spend The Night Together and Ruby Tuesday had been released together as a single in January of 67 along with the Between The Buttons album (which did not include either of them). Both songs had just dropped from the charts and were stuck on Flowers to increase sales, as was Have You Seen Your Mother which had been released the previous Sept but had not been included on an album either. Mother's Little Helper had been pulled from the American version of Aftermath for some reason, so Flowers was it's first album release. Lady Jane had been released both as a single and on Aftermath, so who knows why it was stuck on Flowers. Out of Time has such a wierd history, but this was the first American release.
This leaves us with the remainder of the Flowers cuts, which are the reason why Stones collectors still buy the album. All of them are available only on Flowers. Of this bunch, none are especially good, although I do sort of like Mick's rendition of My Girl.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good collection of various songs, but . . . June 21 2005
Format:Audio CD
I like FLOWERS. It's packed with good songs, both famous (Ruby Tuesday, Let's Spend the Night Together, Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby Standing in the Shadow?) and obscure (Out of Time, Backstreet Girl, Ride on Baby). It's a collection of castaways from other albums (UK AFTERMATH primarily) and current singles -- glued together this album gives you 40 minutes of excellent Stones music.
But it remains a hodge-podge. A lot of these tunes already appear on other records (e.g. BETWEEN THE BUTTONS). So, this limits the value of this collection.
Buyer beware...
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5.0 out of 5 stars When They Were Kings Sept. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
One of the greatest of all Stones albums, "Flowers" is often hailed as an expression of psychedelia. I think this overlooks the sheer rock feeling on some of the songs and their diversity, as well as Jagger's great shading on his strongly accented voice: Never has he sounded so wonderfully British (with a nod to Chicago blues singers).
The album blasts you with one great single after another: "Ruby Tuesday," "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow" (foreshadowing their later involvement with big sounds and horns), the superb, defining "Let's Spend the Night Together" with its Beach Boys background vocals," Jagger's great wry tones and the harpsichord sounds on "Lady Jane," and another signature tune, "Out of Time." (Jagger is so expressive on the unusual "Lady Jane," you can almost picture him in ruffled sleeves, suavely exiting from his courtesans.) What's amazing is the band's uniformly superb musicianship. The songs are textured with flute, accordian, marimba, and other instruments, the bass and drums are tight and driving, and the guitars add nuance as well as bite. Then...then, there's "My Girl, " as bad as its reputation. The band actually gets much of a Motown feeling on the preceding "Out of Time." Maybe someone else knows why "My Girl" is so completely flat: Was the production rushed, were they over-awed by the original? I don't know, but the rest of the album more than makes up for this basically boring cover.
To cite "Backstreet Girl" as an example of the Stones' enlightened treatment of women (as one reviewer did here) is ridiculous; although Jagger's has an unusually tender vocal, he clearly relegates the song's subject to his hidden life.
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2.0 out of 5 stars not sacd at all
Cet album n'est pas enregistré en sacd dutout. This album is not sacd registred at all. Sur amazon.ca, il indique hybrid sacd, ceci est faux. On amazon. Read more
Published on Dec 7 2011 by albert lavallee
3.0 out of 5 stars For Stones Aficionados Only
"Flowers" is another frustrating example of US record executives greed. Why release two Stones records when you can take 2 or 3 tracks off each, thrown in some singles or... Read more
Published on June 1 2004 by Tate Hemlock
5.0 out of 5 stars Flowers
Altough not as good as the Big Hits or Hot Rocks collection, this one is still worth purchasing. It's got classics like Ruby Tuesday, Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Lets Spend The... Read more
Published on May 28 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the greatest album's of all time
backstreet girl,ride on baby,my girl are classics!
Published on Nov. 19 2003 by S. KIVELA
4.0 out of 5 stars "They just get married 'cause there's nothing better to do"
I think we all know this is merely a collection that London/Abcko released merely to introduce American Stones fans to what they were missing on LP, mainly singles and tracks off... Read more
Published on Dec 18 2002 by W. Langan
3.0 out of 5 stars Flowers
Actually, that fellow got it wrong: "Mother's Little Helper" is stereo on "Aftermath UK" and mono on "Flowers."
Published on Dec 12 2002 by Alan J W right
5.0 out of 5 stars An Overlooked Weapon . . .
uh, let's take a look please . . .
what a piece of leverage ...
This is a great way to lure friends into Stonesville. Read more
Published on Dec 3 2002
3.0 out of 5 stars An incoherent Odds and Ends collection
Okay, first a question. Why bother sticking both sides of the "Let's Spend The Night Together" single on two consecutive releases ("Between The Buttons" being the other) when there... Read more
Published on Oct. 30 2002 by Jeffrey Whitcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Blooming Hits
Flowers is a compilation of Stones singles, b-sides and songs that were omitted from the US versions of Aftermath & Between The Buttons. Read more
Published on Sept. 15 2002 by P Magnum
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