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Grrrr! Box set
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The best-of compilations are expertly remastered, albeit selectively edited for length, so while newer listeners probably won't notice anything amiss, nostalgic fans might. The first two discs of the standard version (33 out of 50 tracks) cover the Stones' early career, revisiting most of the required hits from the 60s to the mid-70s. Starting with their very first single, a 1963 cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," the band includes music from their singles and studio albums up to "Black and Blue" in 1976.Read more ›
The first career-spanning Stones compilation was the 2002 collection Forty Licks. For the group's 50th anniversary, ABKCO and Universal have compiled GRRR!, the most comprehensive overview of The Stones' career to date, with tracks ranging from the band's first 1963 single, Chuck Berry's "Come On," to two brand-new 2012 tracks, "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot."
I don't own all of The Stones' hits packages, but here is how GRRR! compares to the ones that I do own:
Hot Rocks 1964-1971: All of the songs from this compilation are on GRRR!Read more ›
Fifty years after forming, the Rolling Stones release 'GRRR!,' a career retrospective that, imo, is far superior to their 40th anniversary release, 'Forty Licks,' though it's debatable whether it's really essential for owners of that set, even with the two new tracks and slightly better sound. Like that previous collection, it serves as both a great introduction to the band for newcomers, and as a nice compilation of their most essential tracks for the casual fan. But, even more so than that last set, it also serves as a remarkable historical document for the more serious fan, showing the evolution of one of rock's most important bands.
The key advantage that this collection holds over 'Forty Licks'--besides the fact that it's ten tracks longer--is that the track sequencing is in chronological order (though the Summer of Love-era "She's a Rainbow" is placed with the early 70's tracks for some reason), and shows just how far the band had come in just a few short years, from a charismatic R&B covers act with an attitude to one of the biggest and most influential bands in the world. There are 24 tracks from the 60's, twelve from the 70's, seven from the 80's, three from the 90's, and four from the 21st century--two being brand new--providing a pretty comprehensive overview of their career.
The sound quality on 'GRRR!' is stellar, with none of the clipping (distortion, basically) common to a lot of modern day reissues of older material, as it appears this collection uses the same versions as were on the excellently remastered albums released over the past decade or so (though edited in some cases)*.Read more ›
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This three disc compilation is the best collection of the Stones ever!Published 1 month ago by Michael York
I'm reviewing the two-disc version of GRRR and the older Hot Rocks 1964-1971. I wish GRRR had included "Shattered", "She's a Rainbow", "Mother's Little... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adipocere
Terrific compilation, 4 starts due to substandard packaging (paper case) and wished 'She's so Cold' was on the CD.Published 4 months ago by Jeffrey Goldsberry
This was a gift for my brother-in-law. He loved it. That's all that matters.Published 5 months ago by Phil Purdin
I purchased the Blu-Ray Pure Audio version of this album. It is an amazingly complete book of the musical maturation of The Rolling Stones. But, (and isn't there always a but? Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. R. Turgeon