5.0 out of 5 stars The oddest stones collection you'll ever find
Well here they are the Brian Jones collection. Weren't big hits because they were too eclectic for Stones audiences. Money is the exception, also greater than great are We Love You, their dark anti love song of 1967 complete with Brian's studio genius, Also note 1000 Light years from home, Standing in the Shadows, Lady Jane, Not Fade Away, She's a Rainbow, Child of the...
Published on June 13 2009 by Dean Wirth
3.0 out of 5 stars strange...
Very very clever... re-releasing this with 3 Bonus Tracks and still leaving out 'little red rooster'! That song was Number 1 (!!) in the U.K. and is without any doubt the best blues recording the stones ever did, but for some strange reasons it never appears on any stones sampler (apart from the singles-collection and the u.k.-version of 'big hits').
Apart from this,...
Published on Oct. 9 2002 by marc reinhardt
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5.0 out of 5 stars The oddest stones collection you'll ever find,
Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)Well here they are the Brian Jones collection. Weren't big hits because they were too eclectic for Stones audiences. Money is the exception, also greater than great are We Love You, their dark anti love song of 1967 complete with Brian's studio genius, Also note 1000 Light years from home, Standing in the Shadows, Lady Jane, Not Fade Away, She's a Rainbow, Child of the Moon, Let it Bleed, and many others. Even their throwaways like Out of Touch are worth a listen. The London Years with Brian, whether leading the band or as a resident studio genius adding final touches to songs, were their finest. And they flaunted free sexuality, disregard for authority and individuality without becoming part of any "pack" movement.
Digitally remastered with Everybody Needs Somebody to Love (version never before released)as well as 2 other tracks added.
Hot Rocks I was their standards we all know, Hot Rocks II is the songs mostly forgotten, which is why anyone interested in the most creative period of the Stones (when Brian left, they just repeated repeated repeated)has to listen to.
5.0 out of 5 stars More Of A "Best - Off" Than A Greatest Hits Set,
Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)This sequel to "Hot Rocks" ranks as one of the better Stones hits compilations. However, while the first one contained big hits, this 2 - disc set contains many lesser heard songs. Of the 28 song here, only two made the top 10 ("The Last Time" and "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow" both peaked at number 9). But does that make this cd any less enjoyable? No. In fact, it actually makes it better since there are so many hardcore fans (such as myself) wanting a cd filled with rarities.
Disc 1 starts off around the same period as the first disc on the first volume of "Hot Rocks". Songs like "Tell Me", "Dandelion", "It's All Over Now" and "Lady Jane" rank among the best Stones recordings of all time, certainly as good as "Satisfaction" or "Brown Sugar". Others like "Good Times, Bad Times" and "Out Of Time" (the "Metamorphisis" version is better) are dated, but the Dylan - esque "Sittin' On A Fence" is one their bst studio efforts. On the downside, the remastering on "We Love You" is a bit muddy. Still, great cd.
Disc 2's first 5 songs continue where the disc 1 left off. "She's A Rainbow" is bright abd bouncy, and contains the rare intro taking place at a fish market. Then comes the eerie masterpiece "2000 Light Years From Home", one of Brian Jones' finest works. "Child Of The Moon" a great rocker and a rare b -side (it was used to back "Jumpin' Jack Flash"). "No Expectations" is another one of Brian Jones' finest momenst and significant for his use of the bottleneck guitar. After the jaunty title track from 1969's "Let It Bleed", we immediately go back in time to 1962. "What To Do" is a nice romp. It's nice to hear "Fortune Teller" without the live overdubs on "Got Live If You Want It", while "Posion Ivy" is a delightful cover of the Coasters hit. "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" is nice but othing to rave about. "Come On" a cover of a Chuck Berry song and their first single ever (released in Britain only) is one of the best songs in their catalogue. "Money", "Bye Bye Johnnie", the second version of "Poison Ivy" (much more harder than the first one) and "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (minus live overdubs) are great covers. Bringing thsi et to a close is a marvelou cover of Muddy Waters' "I Can't Be Satisfied" (complete with excellent slide guitar, courttesy of Brian Jones), and "Long Long While", a great soul ballad in vein of Otis Redding.
This is a great cd for hardcore fans. New fans should wait awhile until they're more accquaintd to the Stones' material, but definitely should get it. Five stars across the board.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Exactly Big Hits,
Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)This album was originally in 1972 while The Rolling Stones were at their peak, churning out 5 consecutive classic albums. Released by ABCKO as a companion to the "Hot Rocks" collection, this cd is not exactly a collection of hits like the title promises. I actually liken it to The Beach Boys' "Greatest Hits, Volume 3 - The Best Of The Brother Years", as both albums seem to be a collection of popular album tracks than one filled with hit singles.
Disc 1 is nicely put together and features several of the best songs from their early period, including "Tell Me", "Not Fade Away" and "Lady Jane". I also enjoyed more obscure works like "Out Of Time" (though I think the version on "Metamorphisis" is better), "Good Times, Bad Times" and the Bob Dylan - ish "Sittin' On A Fence". The first disc ends with their brief voyage into physcadellia. First, there's the enlightening "Dandelion" and the screching "We Love You", which features nice harmonies, sort of like a harder - edged Beach Boys.
Disc 2 picks up where the first disc left off. The first few tracks ("She's A Rainbow", "2000 Light Years From Home", "Child Of The Moon", "No Expectations", "Let It Bleed") are from the band's mid - '60s' period, making it a powerhouse lineup of songs. But startng with "What To Do", we begin to travel backwards through the time when they were unknown in America. Here is where you'll find rare tracks like "Come On" (their first single), a cover of "Money", and versions of "Fortune Teller" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long" minus the live overdubs featured on "Got Live If You Want It". Closing the disc and the set are a rousing cover of Muddy Waters' "I Can't Be Satisfied" (featuring a great slide guitar solo by Brian Jones) and "Long Long While", a gorgeous soul ballad that was banished to b- side status in 1966 (the a - side was "Paint It Black").
Overall, this is a very well - done collection. It has some excellent songs here, some worthy of classic status. However, here's a little warning. If you already have all the songs, then there is obviously no need for this collection. Otherwise, go out and buy this album.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fortune Teller,
Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)It's a good album, but I wish the songs had been arranged chronologically. Mainly, this is the only way to get your hands on "Fortune Teller." I'm pretty sure the version on "Got Live if You Want It" has overdubbed screaming to make it sound "live." But this is "Fortune Teller" just the way it sounded coming out of my transistor radio back in the day. That harmonica lick drives me crazy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits Is An Overstatement, But It's Still Great,
Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)Hot Rocks Volume Two is billed as more of the band's greatest hitsm, but it does not really live up to that stature because most of it is made up of minor hits, b-sides, and album tracks. But it is still worth a listen.
Disc 1 kicks off with the eastermn acoustic strums of Tell Me
Disc 2 kicks off with the physcadellic mistrelsy of She's A Rainbow, which now includes some muffled screaming before Nicky Hopkins' signature piano tickiling. Next up is the terrifying space odyssey 2000 Light Years From Home. Kicking with a chilling sounds of Brian's mellotron and some stinging piano work. It ends with the morbid sounds of Brian's mellotron and strings. Child Of The Moon is a b-side, and it's Mick's gentle rocker about Marianne Faithfull. Next up is the brilliant No Expectations, featuring Brian's simmering bottleneck slide guitar.Brian weaves his magic one last time. Let It Bleed is an album track from the 1969 album of the same name, featuring Stu's marvelous barellhouse piano pounding. What To Do is another album track. The last few tracks. Their first single, Come On, is great, while Bye Bye Johnny sounds much better. I Can't Be Satisfied features the amazing slide guitar work of Brian. Closing the album is the magnificent soul ballad, Long Long While. Mick gives one of his most soulful vocals ever, sounding like Otis Redding.
This album is definitely amazing.
5.0 out of 5 stars The ********* BEST ********* STONES CD I OWN,
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Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)...
MY REVIEW- WOW! I JUST GOT IT TODAY AND I LOVE IT! I HAD AN 8-TRACK OF IT THAT COULD NOT BE PLAYED AND I REALLY WANTED IT. THIS IS THE BEST OF THE FIVE STONES CD'S I HAVE. I'M A HUGE FAND OF THE STONES. I LOVED THE REMASTERED VERSIONS OF ALL THE SONGS. TO ME, THE BEST REMASTERED SONG WAS "NO EXPECTATIONS." IT SOUNDED 100X BETTER THAN THE VERSION I HAVE ON THE 1989 "SINGLES COLLECTION."
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Worthy Classics And Rarities,
Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)The Rolling Stones had so many classic tunes from the early 60's that another Hot Rocks addition was necessary. The Last Time, Not Fade Away, Tell Me, Let It Bleed, Its All Over Now, and She's A Rainbow are the most familiar tunes. Howeer there are many stunning covers of old R & B tunes like Money, Poison Ivy, I Can't Be Satisfied, and I've Been Loving You Too Long. Also there are numerous hidden gems like a remix of the spooky Child of the Moon and the soulful Long Long While.
If you don't feel like collecting the individual early Stones recordings, this one is a worthy purchase. Even if you have some early Stones recordings, the rarities might make it worth checking out.
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Investment,
Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)Another excellent ABKCO remastering job with three bonus tracks. You also get hard to find tracks in stereo that aren't on the Singles Collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely essential!,
Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)Don't even question the quality of the remastering as it is stellar considering the masters are 30 yrs old. If you are a casual listener and don't own any Stones I recommend you buy More Hot Rocks or 40 Licks as they are both similar and you are sure to hear songs you recognize from radio.If you want to hear some lesser known songs that were popular on the vinyl then buy this as it is fantastic.
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful Standby,
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Ce commentaire est de: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies (Audio CD)...A single set with the immortal DANDELION and CHILD OF THE MOON, along with the excellent I'M FREE and WE LOVE YOU? And an alternate take of EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY...I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG, minus the audience noises of the 'got live if you want it!' CD ? Add WHAT TO DO, I CAN'T BE SATISFIED, AND LONG LONG WHILE ...
(I'd still like to hear the original CHILD OF THE MOON I listened to in my youth. It was on the B-side of my JUMPING JACK FLASH London 45 rpm disc. Or was it the B-side of HONKY TONK WOMEN? Still, the remix here is still great. Check lyrics sites, also.)
Yes, there are 'other' tunes people wanted to see on this disc, yet think about it: it is still useful. I am afraid, however, that we will never win the properly large-enough listening crowd for the Stones ( at least their early stuff ), until they commercially release some of their earliest jewels. "Road Runner," "Bright Lights, Big City," and " Cops and Robbers," never released commercially/legally that I am aware of, are esential. Still unavailable on a large scale, tunes like these will surely lure the bigger listening crowd that true Stones fans hope for, once released.
...other types of fans will be here pleased with COME ON, POISON IVY, BYE BYE JOHNNY, FORTUNE TELLER, MONEY, and such. However, see my recent Amazon.com reviews for LONDON YEARS (entitled "The Healing Power of Decadence"), FLOWERS ("An Overlooked Weapon") and AFTERMATH ("Its not easy Thinking What to Do? Get the UK version...") These should prove useful for clarifying audio, variety, and other issues for some customers/fans.
Also, rather than deplore the lack of notes, find your Stones' info elsewhere: it's all over the internet, with websites all over the place... and preserve your cardboard collectable Digipaks that everyone complains about, by putting them in a safe place. Buy a few inexpensive .50c plastic 'jewel' cases from the record shop to put your remastered Stones in... also, this album sounds good to me, surely enough to please most audiophiles: but spend as much 'quality time' time reading the great lyrics to some of these great tunes on the Stones' websites on the internet, to really get more satisfaction out of the deal.
I hope the additions and revisions to my review make it more useful to readers and/or customers.
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