MORE HOT ROCKS (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)

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(Please note: Since this LP is not a greatest hits album, but a compilation LP, we will now take reviews for it)

MORE HOT ROCKS (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)
by RedTongue

April 18, 2011
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Today, I'm reviewing a less apparent release, the sequel to the acclaimed Hot Rocks greatest hits album, and arguably a better set. Why? Let's start with disc 1. Alright, you get some oldies. What's special? These "oldies" are gems that are essential to any collection and are not included on Hot Rocks. It's the tracks "It's All Over Now", "Not Fade Away", "I'm Free" and "Sittin' On A Fence". Most of these are recorded in exceptional quality and are remastered likewise. My favourite of the few mentioned (the latter) an acoustic ballad with just a hint of folk added in makes for a memorable and highly listenable track. The rest; a couple worth looking into, such as "Dandelion" and it's B-side, "We Love You" are psychedelic anthems that are more than interesting. Clean record sound and an effective cluttered sound make these songs.

Needless to say, all this disc needed was a couple more tracks and possibly a bonus.

Now, disc 2. A couple more '67 tracks and we're off to a rolling start. "Child Of The Moon (rmk)" isn't one that you're going to hear on the radio anytime soon, but regardless of it's massive unpopularity, it's an exotic counterpart to it's A-side, "Jumpin' Jack Flash" which I'm sure you've all heard. You get past the other 2 bits and there's 2 highlights off this album called "What To Do" and "Fortune Teller". Both songs with fun and quirky lyrics and instrumentals that fit each other fine. Skip 6 songs ahead to a bonus track with a lengthy title of "I've Been Loving You Too Long". This is a studio recording released on "Got Live If You Want It" that makes it's screamless debut right here. Onto "Long, Long While". It gets off to a quiet start, but quickly resorts to a heavy and powerful chorus. An amazing album, definitely worth a listen. Highly reccomended to any Stones fanatic!

To listen to some sound clips from MORE HOT ROCKS (w/ Bonus Tracks) or to buy it click here: More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) (Bonus Tracks)

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