GRRR! [2-CD Version]

GRRR! [2-CD Version]

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by The Rolling Stones
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2012
Label:
Abkco
UPC:
0018771892120
catalogNumber:
001766102

Tracks

Disc 1

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

Disc 2

  1. Brown Sugar
  2. Tumbling Dice
  3. It's Only Rock 'N' Roll
  4. Angie
  5. Fool To Cry
  6. Beast of Burden
  7. Miss You
  8. Respectable
  9. Emotional Rescue
  10. Start Me Up
  11. Waiting On A Friend
  12. Happy
  13. Undercover of the Night
  14. Harlem Shuffle
  15. Mixed Emotions
  16. Love is Strong
  17. Anybody Seen My Baby?
  18. Don't Stop
  19. Doom And Gloom
  20. One More Shot

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolling Stones   Primary Artist
Mick Jagger   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Ronnie Wood   Guitar
Charlie Watts   Drums
Darryl Jones   Bass
Chuck Leavell   Keyboards
Keith Richards   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Bobby Womack   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Jimmy Miller   Producer
Glimmer Twins   Producer
Chris Kimsey   Producer,Engineer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Ben Mink   Composer
Andrew Loog Oldham   Composer,Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Don Was   Producer
Eric Easton   Producer
Dust Brothers   Producer
Charles Hardin   Composer
Shirley Jean Womack   Composer
Steve Jordan   Composer
Robert Relf   Composer
Earnest Nelson   Composer
Krishna Sharma   Engineer
Kathryn Dawn Lang   Composer

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GRRR! 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Stones but this CD is very disappointing - the song - "You Can't Always Get What You Want" has two thirds cut out. I guess to make it fit. Sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another great collection of Rolling Stones songs. But many of the tracks have the vocals in the background and sound muddy. I am not sure why these mixes were done this way. I would suggest other Stones collections for listeners who want to fully enjoy the greatest rock and roll band in history.
Wicklowman More than 1 year ago
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.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
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!
Wicklowman More than 1 year ago
Let's be real here. Disc 1: Brian Jones.. Disc 2 : Mick Taylor. Disc 3 : Ronnie Wood. If you're a long-time 'Stones fan this should tell you all you need to know about this latest compilation. For that matter, Bill Wyman is barely on Disc 3 . And while I enjoy many of the songs on the third disc, I wouldn't care if I never heard any of them again. Oh yeah, where are the Keith on vocals numbers?