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Remastered reissue of 1972 compilation.

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It's the rare greatest-hits album that takes on a life of its own. Generally, best-of collections are superceded by updated retrospectives. Hot Rocks is one of the rare exceptions to the rule. Originally released in 1972, it instantly became the Stones intro of choice, elbowing aside Big Hits, High Tide and Green Grass and Through the Past Darkly. Why? It happened to hit the racks when Mick and company were at their creative peak. The 21 tracks found here represent seven years of dizzying growth. From "Time is on My Side" through "Satisfaction" and "Let's Spend the Night Together," on to Sticky Fingers's "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses," Hot Rocks never lets up. The likes of Sucking in the '70s and Jump Back come and go, but this Stones overview will not be moved. --Steven Stolder

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listen  2. Heart Of Stone 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Play With Fire 2:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  6. Get Off of My Cloud 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Mother's Little Helper 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. 19th Nervous Breakdown 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen12. Let's Spend The Night Together 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 

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listen  9. Wild Horses 5:42$1.29  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (April 10, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: April 10, 2006
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Abkco
  • ASIN: B00006EXDM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (406 customer reviews)
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Satisfaction...Mother's Little Helper...Brown Sugar...Wild Horses.
When you think The Rolling Stones, you think "The Greatest Rock N' Roll Band Ever."
If you're a Rolling Stones fan, this album should be in your music collection.
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171 of 185 people found the following review helpful By El Grande on March 24, 2006
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I give the CD five stars for content (difficult to argue with that rating, this is a classic that the part-time Stones fan can't do without)... Five stars to Amazon for quick shipping and a pleasant experience with customer service on the phone... But zero stars to Amazon for misrepresenting what they are selling.

Apparently prior reviewers didn't have this problem, but when I received my "Hybrid SACD" of Hot Rocks (March '06), I furrowed my brow in concern when I noticed that the SACD logo appeared nowhere on the packaging (it does say "DSD Remastered" on the spine of the jewel box). After tearing open the package, I found that the SACD logo appeared nowhere on the disc or in the booklet. After being inserted in my SACD compatible player, I was unable to access the SACD layer.

That's because this ISN'T the SACD hybrid version that they're advertising it to be. This is the same standard CD you can buy at your local record store, Best Buy or Wal*Mart. Speaking of BB, I took this CD to my local outlet and popped the disc(s) into one of their Sony SACD players on the shelf, just to make sure it wasn't just MY unit that wouldn't play it correctly... The unit in the store did something that my player didn't, which perfectly illustrates the problem, it actually said on the player's LED display "NOT HYBRID DISC".

Well, I guess THAT clears it up.

Figuring that it was an honest mistake, I called Amazon and pointed out that I'd been shipped the wrong disc. Kudos to the fellow at Amazon's customer service center, he apologized and promptly sent me a replacement by overnight mail (no charge), and sent a label to affix to the package to return the CD I was erroneously sent. Only problem is...
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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful By "rockrollmusicislife" on August 28, 2002
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Whenever an album is newly remastered, a reviewer has to take in both the customers who are buying the album for the first time, and those who are buying their third or fourth copy.
I'll start with the former.
This is one of those few, special, greatest hits sets that is, in every way, perfect! Most best of's always leave off important tracks and have moments of worthless filler. Others are made obsolete by better, more complete sets. Not Hot Rocks. Merely because it covers only the best, most famous, and most influential songs of the 7 years when the Stones were at their peak, mountains above the rest of rock and roll. (except the Beatles, Dylan, and Hendrix). Sure Not Fade Away, The Last Time, and 2000 Light Years (among others) were fine, but how can you say they aren't dwarfed by the looming presence of every song on this album? (Which includes Time is on my Side, Satisfaction, Paint it Black, Let's Spend the Night Together, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil, and Brown sugar)
In conclusion this is a perfect sampler of everything that was great and magical about the Rolling Stones, and remains great and magical today. Words can not describe the greatness of the songs in this album, so I can only say this, I can only say that you are not a rock and roll fan until you are Stones fan. So for everybody who wishes to sink their teeth into the glory days of the Rolling Stones, Hot Rocks is the place to begin. (Note: While you're at it, get Exile on Main Street and Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out as well.)
Now for those who already who need a reason to buy this again.
Most everyone who collects music knows how badly one can be screwed out of well-earned money by remasters. (i.e the Ozzy Osbourne "remasters" released this year) Not this time around.
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78 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Shotgun Method on March 25, 2003
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If I was looking to point a casual fan toward a Rolling Stones retrospective, I'd completely pass on Forty Licks and tell them to go for Hot Rocks, without question.
Everybody knows that 1964-1971 were the golden years for the Stones, and this compilation, which deftly selected the hits from that era, is damn good stuff. All the landmark material is accounted for--Get Off Of My Cloud, Paint It Black, Let's Spend The Night Together, Gimme Shelter, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Street Fighting Man, Sympathy For The Devil, a live cut of Midnight Rambler, and of course, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Although this will not satisfy diehard fans and I wish a few other songs were included (Stray Cat Blues, the Ya-Ya version of Carol, Sister Morphine, She's A Rainbow, 2000 Man) everything here is grade-A gritty blues rock. The second disc could very well stand alone, it's that good.
As far as the SACD remasters are concerned, they are a massive improvement over the original remasters in every conceivable way. And don't believe the naysayers who claim the new versions are not compatible with PCs--they are.
If you have this and Exile On Main Street, you're set as a casual fan. Completists will want the individual albums, but Hot Rocks does a damn good job of capturing the Stones at their finest before old age and drug abuse set in. Recommended.
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Fredpulm on August 27, 2002
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I owned this excellent package in vinyl the very first day it came out (wow!) 30 years ago. The music is, with no question, an exceptional bunch of songs in one place: no dispute there and therefore recommended as essential. I do disagree with ABCKO about their research for the best masters for this proyect: the lack of stereo Masters in Satisfaction, Mother's Little Helper, Off of my cloud is dissapointing. I do have these in my analog Hot Rocks CD I obtained while stationed in Germany in 1989. With less resolution, but in stereo, they do sound great.
Aside from my misgivings for being a definitive project with full utilization of stereo with the SACD format, I would still recommend it.
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The best 10 year period for music?
I would embellish the 1964-1973 into 2 distinct periods and begrudginly add a third period due to the importance of two mighty albums in the late 1980's.
1 - 1958 - 1967 - includes the King - Elvis - as well as early Beatles and Stones
ii - 1968 - 1977 - we know that rock album sales by the... Read More
Jul 25, 2013 by con kangas |  See all 2 posts
Is Rock music dead?
Your question immediately reminded me of the movie Almost Famous and an early scene which would have been circa '73:
Lester Bangs: ...it's just a shame you missed out on rock and roll, it's over.
William: Over?
LB: It's over. I mean, you got here just in time for the death rattle. Last gasp. Last... Read More
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