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Forty Licks Original recording remastered
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Limited Edition Box Set in an LP Sized Box.
Although notoriously difficult to license, the Rolling Stones release what may be considered their definitive "best of" collection, 40 Licks. Disc one focuses (with the exception of Sticky Fingers' "Wild Horses") on the golden period, from their formation in 1962 to 1970. Although not in chronological order, it includes every phase of the decade--the early covers like "Not Fade Away"; the all-conquering classics like "Satisfaction" and "Get off My Cloud"; the often overlooked psychedelic Satanic Majesties period represented here by "She's a Rainbow"; and when they really found their own sound, the Let it Bleed era with the likes of "Gimme Shelter" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash". If disc one covers the first eight years, then disc two covers the next 32--the stadium years. With an audience on a ludicrously grand scale, the Stones fell into a pattern of anthemic blues-rock, such as "Tumbling Dice", "Brown Sugar" and "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll". Next there were the odd experiments to keep up with the youngsters, such as the disco-influenced "Miss You", which, like Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy", was inspired, but thankfully a one off. And so onto the bleak period, after the stadium filler "Start Me Up", they fell on a rough patch that would last pretty much until Voodoo Lounge in the 1990s, a fantastic return to form, with several more songs that could have been worthy for this "best of" but were sadly not chosen in favour of "Love is Strong" and "You Got Me Rocking". Including four new songs produced by the same guy who did their last two albums, this really is the full story-so-far covering 40 years of the world's most famous rock & roll band. --David Trueman
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The Rolling Stones have become one of the most popular rock bands in the world during their forty years of existance. Why? The answer is simple. They're an excellent band! Sure, Mick Jagger may be the ugliest man alive, but he knows how to sing. Of course, when a band gets this popular, they're gonna get a lot of hits compilations released. Recently, this one arrived in stores. Read on for my review of Forty Licks.
-If you're the casual Stones fan, it's doubtful this compilation will fail to please you. Just about every big hit is here. Among them are Satisfaction, Under My Thumb, Only Rock And Roll, Brown Sugar, Start Me Up, and just about every other popular song.
-Unlike many of the band's hits compilations which are out of print and difficult to find, this one can be found in just about any store.
-There are two startling omissions, both of which are cover songs. These are I Wanna Be Your Man (originally by the Beatles) and As Tears Go By (by Marianne Faithful.) I can't believe they put unreleased tracks on here instead of these classics!
-Many tracks are edited versions. I'd rather have the full-length versions of these tracks, even if that meant less tracks total on the compilation.
If you're a casual Stones fan who doesn't want to shell out cash for every album, then I suggest picking this up. Just keep my warnings in mind if you do decide to make the purchase.
These songs are the most popular from the Rolling Stones Records releases. Here are the original US and UK release dates of each song (US release and re-release dates were often different during this period):
3-6-64 Not Fade Away
7-24-64 It's All Over Now
3-12-65 The Last Time
6-4-65 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
9-24-65 Get Off Of My Cloud
2-11-66 19th Nervous Breakdown
5-6-66 Paint It, Black
7-1-66 Mother's Little Helper
7-1-66 Under My Thumb (not a single, from album Aftermath)
9-23-66 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?Read more ›
This is a great compiliation of their work as it encompasses all era's of their music within a 40 year sprectrum. What a treat it was listening to some of these tracks again after so many years and realizing how many hit's they had. I got to see them in Toronto back in the 70's and let's just say the stage production was well...Mick & the boys exhibiting their usual brand of "exhibitionism". I have to say I didn't really like them live...but loved watching Mick dance of course & Keith Richards was wicked on the guitar.
I won't critique each song as that would get longwinded but if your looking for a great compilation of their work then pick this one up. I think it's the best compilation of their work for sure.
Clink, clink & cheers to the lads from England for giving us "their" take on Rock music!
Disc 1 features all the classic tracks fom the 1960s' that fans enjoy, from the riff - driven rockers ("Satisfacion", "Honky Tonk Women") to haunting ballads ("Ruby Tuesday", "You Can't Always Get What You Want") to experimental numbers ("Paint It Black"), you can't argue with what's here. Or can you? As great as everything is, there are more than a few great tracks left out. For starters, their first top 10 hit, "Time Is On My Side". And while "She's A Rainbow" is a great song, I would've preferred their other physcadellic hit single, "Dandelion", instead, plus its eerie b- side "We love You", written to vent Mick and Keith's gratitude toward their fans after their 1967 drug bust. Plus, where's "Tell Me", "Heart Of Stone", "Play With Fire" and "Lady Jane"? Had these great songs been included, plus the others I mentioned previously, you would have had a complete 1960s' Stones hit set.
Disc 2 is from their 1970s' peak. During this time, their music became more experimental, incorporating disco ("Miss You"), reggae ("Beast Of Burden"), and funk ("Emotional Rescue").Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This is an excellent compilation of most of the Stones best hits. Some of the tunes are "B" tunes, but the majority are worth the purchase of this CD. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bing Haley
Buying it used I wasn't to sure what to expect, but it was just like NEW & I didn't have to wait long to get my CD.
Best music cd by the Rolling Stones and you get all their hits. Well worth listening to if you are one of their fans.Published 24 months ago by Huguette Cox
It's the Rolling Stones at their best with all of their hits. Rock and Roll that endures. These songs are timeless.Published on Oct. 18 2013 by Bruce Paproski
This cd would not work in our new car's cd player. Works fine on older computer, maybe its format is for older players? Maybe I got a dud? Price was good though.Published on Sept. 6 2012 by jon M
No home should be without some Rolling Stones music. If you still don't have some, then "40 Licks" is a very very nice way to start your collection !Published on March 7 2011 by MaxWax
I was impressed by the compilation of this album. There are many good songs (like 40). I am not a big Rolling Stones fan, but I enjoyed pretty much all the songs.Published on Aug. 5 2008 by Martine
disc one of theis collection is fantastic from the first track to the last its disc two where the problems are starts off great then you get to their new songs they... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2007 by cory polaniec
I own this c.d and its unbelivable,Its great from disc 1 and 2.
I think its a great thing to own thats worth double the price.
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