Flowers (Remastered)

Flowers (Remastered)

by The Rolling Stones
     
 

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Flowers was dismissed as a rip-off of sorts by some critics, since it took the patchwork bastardization of British releases for the American audience to extremes, gathering stray tracks from the U.K. versions of Aftermath and Between the Buttons, 1966-1967 singles (some of which had already been used on the U.S. editions of …  See more details below

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Flowers was dismissed as a rip-off of sorts by some critics, since it took the patchwork bastardization of British releases for the American audience to extremes, gathering stray tracks from the U.K. versions of Aftermath and Between the Buttons, 1966-1967 singles (some of which had already been used on the U.S. editions of Aftermath and Between the Buttons), and a few outtakes. Judged solely by the music, though, it's rather great. "Lady Jane," "Ruby Tuesday," and "Let's Spend the Night Together" are all classics (although they had all been on an LP before); the 1966 single "Mother's Little Helper," a Top Ten hit, is also terrific; and "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow?," making its first album appearance, is the early Stones at their most surrealistic and angst-ridden. A lot of the rest of the cuts rate among their most outstanding 1966-1967 work. "Out of Time" is hit-worthy in its own right (and in fact topped the British charts in an inferior cover by Chris Farlowe); "Backstreet Girl," with its European waltz flavor, is one of the great underrated Stones songs. The same goes for the psychedelic Bo Diddley of "Please Go Home," and the acoustic, pensively sardonic "Sittin' on a Fence," with its strong Appalachian flavor. Almost every track is strong, so if you're serious about your Stones, don't pass this by just because a bunch of people slag it as an exploitative marketing trick (which it is). There's some outstanding material you can't get anywhere else, and the album as a whole plays very well from end to end.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0042288232827
catalogNumber:
635309
Rank:
86226

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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   Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Brian Jones   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Keith Richards   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Rolling Stones   Arranger
Iris Keitel   Repackaging Art Direction
Mick McKenna   Tape Archivist
Andrew Loog Oldham   Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Steve Rosenthal   Archives Coordinator
Tom Wilkes   Original Graphics
Gus Skinas   Engineer
Ronald White   Composer
Alisa Ritz   Repackaging Art Direction
Lenne Allik   Concept
Nicole Monea   Design Production Assistant

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