Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass [US] (Remastered)

Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass [US] (Remastered)

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by The Rolling Stones
     
 

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The first hits compilation of the Rolling Stones is still one of the most potent collections of singles that one can find. Listening to it in 1966 or today, one can understand how, almost prematurely for the 1960s -- as most of the material here dates from 1964 or 1965 -- the Stones set themselves up as the decade's most visible rock & roll rebels. The defiant,… See more details below

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The first hits compilation of the Rolling Stones is still one of the most potent collections of singles that one can find. Listening to it in 1966 or today, one can understand how, almost prematurely for the 1960s -- as most of the material here dates from 1964 or 1965 -- the Stones set themselves up as the decade's most visible rock & roll rebels. The defiant, in-your-face fuzztone riff and sexually frustrated lyrics of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and the frenetic pounding punk anthem "Get Off of My Cloud" are highlights of a 12-song set that has no weak points, only peaks -- the louder-than-life rhythm guitars on "It's All Over Now" and "The Last Time," the wailing R&B of "Time Is on My Side," the balladry, folk, and soul style of "As Tears Go By" and "Tell Me," and all of the rest make for a body of work that's still amazing to hear decades after the fact. Appearing as it did in the late winter of 1966, this collection completely missed the group's drift into psychedelia, and it has since been supplanted by Hot Rocks and More Hot Rocks, but Big Hits is still the most concentrated dose of the early Stones at their most accessible that is to be had, short of simply playing their first five U.S. albums. The artwork and photography were pretty cool too, and the original LP had one of rock's early classic gatefold album designs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2006
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0042288232223
catalogNumber:
635300
Rank:
159973

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolling Stones   Primary Artist
Mick Jagger   Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Charlie Watts   Drums
Jack Nitzsche   Percussion,Keyboards
Bill Wyman   Bass,Vocals
Brian Jones   Group Member
Phil Spector   Percussion
Keith Richards   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Ian Stewart   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Rolling Stones   Arranger
Bobby Womack   Composer
Brian Jones   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Iris Keitel   Art Direction,Repackaging Art Direction
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Mick McKenna   Tape Research
Andrew Loog Oldham   Producer,Cover Design
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Steve Rosenthal   Archives Coordinator
Gus Skinas   Engineer
Alisa Ritz   Repackaging Art Direction
Lenne Allik   Concept
Nicole Monea   Design Production Assistant

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