GRRR! [2-CD Version]

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Abkco
  • UPC: 018771892120
  • Catalog Number: 001766102
  • Sales rank: 21,313

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
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Bobby Womack Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Jimmy Miller Producer
The 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
The 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Love the Stones but this CD is very disappointing - the song - &

    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.

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