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GRRR! Greatest Hits [Deluxe Box Set]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Graced with cover art of a grotesque gorilla sporting the Stones' trademark leering lips, GRRR! doesn't quite have the classy veneer usually associated with a 50th anniversary collection. Frankly, that's a good sign for the Rolling Stones: they're celebrating their half-century together but refusing to take themselves too seriously, even when they're assembling a mammoth retrospective that's available in two wildly different incarnations. Each chronicles the Stones' story beginning with their first single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," to a pair of good new recordings (a loose-limbed rocker called "Doom & Gloom" and the poppier "One More Shot"). ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Graced with cover art of a grotesque gorilla sporting the Stones' trademark leering lips, GRRR! doesn't quite have the classy veneer usually associated with a 50th anniversary collection. Frankly, that's a good sign for the Rolling Stones: they're celebrating their half-century together but refusing to take themselves too seriously, even when they're assembling a mammoth retrospective that's available in two wildly different incarnations. Each chronicles the Stones' story beginning with their first single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," to a pair of good new recordings (a loose-limbed rocker called "Doom & Gloom" and the poppier "One More Shot"). Neither the standard triple-disc version nor the super deluxe four-disc set -- which has the added bonus of a disc of the band's Chess Records-heavy demos for IBC in 1963, a significant enticement to make the investment (there's also a bonus 7" EP of a 1964 BBC session) -- has all of the singles or significant songs the Stones have released over the course of five decades, but both do an excellent job of providing a thorough overview of a monumental career. Of these, three-CD set offers fewer surprises, marching steadily through the years and serving up the songs you know by heart, supplemented by just enough of the best latter-day material to make a convincing argument that the Stones retained their power. As it has more room to roam, the four-disc Super Deluxe is quirkier and offers a better illustration of the band's range, digging deeper into the band's late-'60s psychedelia ("Dandelion," "Child of the Moon"), emphasizing country-rock ("You Got the Silver," "Salt of the Earth"), disco ("Dance, Pt. 1"), and does a tremendous job in editing the band's third act so their enduring craftsmanship shines through. Again, it's easy to name great songs that are missing, but what's here is sublime, some of the best rock & roll ever made, and the best overall Stones comp to date. [A Deluxe Box Set featured a "memorabilia" book and five classic "art print" tour poster postcards.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Abkco
  • UPC: 018771892328
  • Catalog Number: 001766302
  • Sales rank: 11,994

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Rolling Stones Primary Artist
Mick Jagger Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Ron Wood Guitar
Charlie Watts Drums
Darryl Jones Bass
Chuck Leavell Keyboards
Keith Richards Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Bhasker Juno
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
The Rolling Stones Producer
Bobby Womack Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Jimmy Miller Producer
Matt Clifford Producer
The Glimmer Twins Producer
Chris Kimsey Producer, Engineer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Ben Mink Composer
Andrew Loog Oldham Composer, Producer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Don Was Producer
Eric Easton Producer
The Dust Brothers Producer
Charles Hardin Composer
Shirley Jean Womack Composer
Tom Hingston Art Direction
Steve Jordan Composer
Emile Haynie Producer, drum programming
Robert Relf Composer
Earnest Nelson Composer
Walton Ford Cover Art
Krishna Sharma Engineer
Kathryn Dawn Lang Composer
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  • Posted November 20, 2012

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    Not another Rolling Stones greatest hits package! This one consi

    Not another Rolling Stones greatest hits package! This one consists of three CD's. Disc 1, the Brian Jones era and disc 2, the Mick Taylor era, are two wonderful albums of indispensable rock. Disc 3, or the Ronnie Wood era, on the other hand, is undeniably weaker. And for anybody who enjoys hearing Keith sing, there is only "Happy". The 'Stones have been down this road so many times now there's a sense of flogging a dead horse about the whole enterprise. Certainly the songs are great, but they've been great for a very long time.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    50 years of the Rolling Stones. The World's Greatest Band has a

    50 years of the Rolling Stones. The World's Greatest Band has another greatest hits collection for their 50 years in rock history. If you think the Rolling Stones would retirement at their age, there is no sign for them to slow down. Age doesn't matter. They will keep on rolling. It's only rock and rock, but I like it!

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