Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 (Remastered)

Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 (Remastered)

by The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones

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Overview

This two-LP/two-CD set is both a lot more and a bit less than what it seems. It is seven years' worth of mostly very high-charting -- and all influential and important -- songs, leaving out some singles in favor of well-known album tracks, and in the process, giving an overview not just of the Rolling Stones' hits but of their evolving image. One hears them change from loud R&B-inspired rockers covering others' songs ("Time Is on My Side") into originators in their own right ("Satisfaction"); then into tastemakers and style-setters with a particularly decadent air ("Get Off of My Cloud," "19th Nervous Breakdown"); and finally into self-actualized rebel-poets ("Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Midnight Rambler") and Shaman-like symbols of chaos. On its initial release, Hot Rocks sold well, not only as a unique compilation but also as a panorama of the 1960s. The only flaw was that it didn't give a good look at the Stones' full musical history, ignoring their early blues period and the psychedelic era. There are also some anomalies in Hot Rocks' history for the collector -- the very first pressings included an outtake of "Brown Sugar" featuring Eric Clapton that was promptly replaced; and the original European CD version, issued as two separate discs on the Decca label, was also different from its American counterpart, featuring a version of "Satisfaction" mastered in stereo and putting the guitars on separate channels for the first time. Those musicologist concerns aside, this is still an exciting assembly of material.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2002
Label: Abkco
UPC: 0018771966722
catalogNumber: 719667
Rank: 103

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolling Stones   Primary Artist
Mick Jagger   Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Mick Taylor   Guitar
Charlie Watts   Drums
Nicky Hopkins   Piano
Bill Wyman   Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Brian Jones   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Keith Richards   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Rolling Stones   Producer,Audio Production
Brian Jones   Composer
Jimmy Miller   Producer,Audio Production
Glyn Johns   Producer,Audio Production
Iris Keitel   Repackaging Art Direction
Andrew Loog Oldham   Producer,Audio Production
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Steve Rosenthal   Archives Coordinator
Gus Skinas   Engineer
Lenne Allik   Concept
Ron Rafaelli   Cover Photo

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