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|1. Ruby Tuesday|
|2. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby Standing in the Shadow?|
|3. Let's Spend the Night Together|
|4. Lady Jane|
|5. Out of Time|
|6. My Girl|
|7. Backstreet Girl|
|8. Please Go Home|
|9. Mother's Little Helper|
|10. Take It or Leave It|
|11. Ride on Baby|
|12. Sittin' on a Fence|
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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.
That said, you got "Ruby Tuesday", "Lady Jane" and "Let's Spend the Night Together" on 2 American LP's. All of these are great songs, but I was a bit perplexed with the 3 then-previously released songs. As it stands now, it's merely a collection of songs about relationships (save "Mother's Little Helper," a tounge-in-cheek jab at drug dependence from those going through midlife crisis). "Sad Day," "Who's Driving My Plane," "Dandelion" and "We Love You" would have fit on this quite nicely (the latter being a thank you to fans for their support). Oh well, so much for Abcko giving Stones fans their complete money's worth. You got from the UK Aftermath (which is now available both here in the USA as well as the UK) "Mother's Little Helper" (which was released as a single in the USA), "Out of Time" (a nice kissoff song with a tasty marimba solo by Brian, albeit with an edited fadeout, the original is a few minutes longer) and the confrontational "Take It or Leave It." And from the UK Between the Buttons, you got "Backstreet Girl" (the sweet melody belies the sardonic lyrics, Brian is featured on glockenspiel and Ian Stewart is probably playing the accordian) and the psychedellic "Please Go Home" (anybody who was disgusted with Their Satanic Majesties Request should have a listen to this, which was recorded before the "summer of love").Read more ›
what a piece of leverage ...
This is a great way to lure friends into Stonesville. FLOWERS starts off with four or five of the hits they all like, and then subtly moves into some of their very best : BACKSTREET GIRL, and RIDE ON BABY. These two songs deserve this 'shrine.'
...and BACKSTREET GIRL certainly gives the lie to the idea that the Stones are a bunch of mysoginists . . .
PLEASE GO HOME is good, but I don't love it as much as the two previously mentioned, and insightful, jewels (check a good Stones' lyrics website.) Then, there's TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT, and SITTIN' ON A FENCE.
LADY JANE breaks up the whole collection nicely, with its Elizabethan traveling minstrelisms. . .
Ignore your friend's pleas about how the Stones' MY GIRL is no good...it's probably as good as alot of peoples' versions of this Temptations hit, and hardly demolishes the ultimate value/usefulness of this CD . . .don't overlook FLOWERS because of MY GIRL . . . don't miss the forest for the trees . . .
Sorry, but HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR MOTHER, BABY is possibly the greatest thing they ever did (again, check lyrics pages on internet.) At least, it's one of the more outstanding slices of Modernism from pop culture. Bob Dylan should blush. I think I'll print out the lyrics, and frame it up on my wall ...
Read my review for LONDON YEARS for my feelings about duplicative greatest hits collections: I'm not against them at all, for the sake of variety . . .
I don't care if FLOWERS really was a commercial arm-twist exercise. This LP will no doubt help me bring my Beatles-loving kid sister around to an equivalent fondness for the Fab Five.
Own the freakin' CD.Read more ›
That said, it's a better album that it has any real right to be. "Ruby Tuesday" and "Let's Spend The Night Together" sound more at home here than they do on "Between The Buttons," "Please Go Home" is the best Bo Diddley cut never cut by Bo Diddley, "Back Street Girl" is a peculiarly lovely demonstration of Mick's misongynist romanticism, and "Ride On Baby" is the best album filler track that never showed up on a proper Stones album (it would have gone down a treat on the UK "Aftermath"--after all, it would have made a dandy replacement for the likes of "Stupid Girl," "What To Do," or, ironically, "Take It Or Leave It," which is sort of the lame son of "Tell Me," if that tells you anything).Read more ›
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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 morePublished on Dec 7 2011 by albert lavallee
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? Read morePublished on June 21 2005 by Allan Tong
"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 morePublished on June 1 2004 by Tate Hemlock
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 morePublished on May 28 2004
One of the greatest of all Stones albums, "Flowers" is often hailed as an expression of psychedelia. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2003 by M. Allen Greenbaum
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
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 morePublished on Oct. 30 2002 by Jeffrey Whitcher
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... Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2002 by Richard R. Carlton