The reviews of this re-issue that I've read here and elsewhere concentrate on the original Some Girls album and not the new 2011 product.Like most people that will consider buying this new rendering, I'm already well aware of the original album's history, content and its merits and demerits. When it comes to re-issues and expanded versions of familiar music people need to know whether it is worth spending money on a revamped rendition of something that they likely already own or have heard thousands of times before. Well ... I've purchased the new deluxe edition of Some Girls and I'm very pleased to say that the re-mastered sound is terrific and the newly officially released songs on the bonus CD are great! If you are a Stones fan, do yourself a favour and buy the 2011 deluxe edition if only for the "new" songs.Unlike most of the bonus music that came with the re-issued versions of Exile on Main Street and Get Yer Ya's Ya's Out the additional songs here can stand on their own. The songs are rootsy, melodic, darkly humourous (Claudine), and grow on you with repeated listenings. It's too bad they didn't finish these songs in the 70's or couldn't release this bonus compilation then as the follow-up to Some Girls because the new songs are generally superior to the songs on Emotional Rescue.
The bottom line is I'm glad to finally have these new songs and the crisper vibrant remastered sound of the 2011 version of Some Girls: It's a good product by a great band and well worth the price.