Forty Licks

Forty Licks

by The Rolling Stones
     
 

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While there are several best-of collections in the Rolling Stones' catalog, each of the previous ones focused on a limited period of time, making this generous two-disc set unique in its career-spanning scope. Harking back to the Stones' days as young R&B acolytes -- represented by their driving cover of "Not Fade Away" -- Forty Licks delves deep into the band

Overview

While there are several best-of collections in the Rolling Stones' catalog, each of the previous ones focused on a limited period of time, making this generous two-disc set unique in its career-spanning scope. Harking back to the Stones' days as young R&B acolytes -- represented by their driving cover of "Not Fade Away" -- Forty Licks delves deep into the band's mid-'60s hits, including "Satisfaction," "19th Nervous Breakdown," and "The Last Time." Equal time is given to the vividly experimental period that followed -- a time that produced ornate soundscapes like "Ruby Tuesday" (with lovely recorder playing from Brian Jones) and "She's a Rainbow," as well as the era immediately following Jones' departure. Since it's not chronologically arranged, that period -- highlighted by such Sticky Fingers classics as "Wild Horses" and "Brown Sugar" -- is represented on both Forty Licks discs. The second focuses on mid-to-latter-day hits, from ballads such as "Angie" to disco-era struts like "Miss You," but only touches lightly on the last decade or so. That leaves room for the four newly-recorded numbers, highlighted by a rare Keith Richards' lead vocal on the guttersnipe ballad "Losing My Touch," which carries a touch of Tom Waits-styled wistfulness in its downtrodden groove. Jagger falls a bit short on the maudlin "Keys to Your Love," but more than makes up for it on the archetypal raunch-fest "Don't Stop." For Stones fans, Forty Licks is about as good as it gets -- and thanks to the variety and punch within, even the casual listener will be left wanting another spin at its end.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield
The selection is daring.... The pacing is brilliant.... And the four new songs? Their toughest rock in years.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2002
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724381337820
catalogNumber:
13378

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Street Fighting Man
  2. Gimme Shelter
  3. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  4. The Last Time
  5. Jumpin' Jack Flash
  6. You Can't Always Get What You Want
  7. 19th Nervous Breakdown
  8. Under My Thumb
  9. Not Fade Away
  10. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
  11. Sympathy for the Devil
  12. Mother's Little Helper
  13. She's a Rainbow
  14. Get Off of My Cloud
  15. Wild Horses
  16. Ruby Tuesday
  17. Paint It Black
  18. Honky Tonk Women
  19. It's All Over Now
  20. Let's Spend the Night Together

Disc 2

  1. Start Me Up
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. Miss You
  4. Beast of Burden
  5. Don't Stop
  6. Happy
  7. Angie
  8. You Got Me Rocking
  9. Shattered
  10. Fool to Cry
  11. Love Is Strong
  12. Mixed Emotions
  13. Keys to Your Love
  14. Anybody Seen My Baby?
  15. Stealing My Heart
  16. Tumbling Dice
  17. Undercover of the Night
  18. Emotional Rescue
  19. It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)
  20. Losing My Touch

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