Made In The Shade
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Made In The Shade

August 26, 2008

Song Title
Brown Sugar (2005 Digital Remaster)
Tumbling Dice (2005 Digital Remaster)
Happy (2005 Digital Remaster)
Dance Little Sister (2005 Digital Remaster)
Wild Horses (2005 Digital Remaster)
Angie (2005 Digital Remaster)
Bitch (2005 Digital Remaster)
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) (2005 Digital Remaster)
Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (2005 Digital Remaster)
Rip This Joint (2005 Digital Remaster)

Product Details

  • Label: Capitol
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  • Total Length: 39:30
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  • ASIN: B001EE4Z5M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,533 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth the money April 8, 2005
By John
Format:Audio CD
I just bought this album today, not aware until now that it had only been released on the 5th of April ("remastered," or so they say); I guess it's the first time it's been released on CD.

First of all, let's get something out of the way - it is not remastered. The Forty Licks album has much better remasters of Wild Horses, Brown Sugar, Happy, Angie, and It's Only Rock N' Roll (But I Like It). I wondered why they didn't just put the Forty Licks remasters on this album. In fact with Made in the Shade, you're paying $11.99 for five out of ten tracks that are included on the Forty Licks album, which you can buy for twice the price - which includes four times the amount of tracks as Made in the Shade. (Are you still with me, here?)

The GOOD thing is that this includes five other solid tracks that AREN'T included on Forty Licks: Tumbling Dice, Dance Little Sister, Bitch, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker), and Rip This Joint.

Also, the Forty Licks album was not only remastered, but the original tracks were edited, something Rolling Stones purists might find appalling. The tracks here are left untouched - there is often static in the right speaker, I instantly noticed, preserving the original scratchy quality of the sound. (Before surround sound and stereo was perfected.) Good evidence that it was poorly remastered, and therefore not tampered with by over-zealous technicians. Whether you find this a good or a bad thing may depend entirely on how you favor the Rolling Stones.

One thing I was rather disappointed with was the packaging. Not the artwork, but the actual interior packaging. There is no pamphlet, no additional photos. In fact, the album doesn't really offer anything exclusive (as some tend to do - e.g. The Beatles Anthology).
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't You Like to Meet the Blonde on the Cover? April 8, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Call me a sucker. Call me a fool. Hey you can even call me a marketing analyst's wet dream! For some reason I keep buying the endless remastered, CD compilations, that the Stones keep putting out of their old hits. The funny thing is, that I pretty rarely put these babies in the CD player. I'd much rather listen to classic titles like "Let it Bleed" or "Exile On Main Street". In fact, ironically, the most use I get out of these releases is to use them to burn my own compilations on CD-R. There are two exceptions to this scenario. One is the excellent double CD "Hot Rocks", which is primarily the Stone's chart topping, sixties greatest hits. I had it on vinyl as a kid and it's an excellent overview for any neophyte just getting their toes wet on Rolling Stones music. The other compilation, that I truely love is the 1975 release, "Made in the Shade". This compilation is mainly made up of both hits (and a few non-hits) from the early to mid '70s. For some reason this mix of songs, just seems to work so well together. They are equal parts, good old Stones Sassiness ("Dance Little Sister", "Heart Breaker", "B**ch") and sentimentality ("Wild Horses", "Angie", "Happy"). I have endless memories of past summers, where I would roll the windows of my car down, slip "Made in the Shade" into the old cassette player and let it blast at top volume. It might sound totally corny, but this compilation album just totally reeks with rock n' roll spirit. It's why I ever liked the stones in the first place! A couple of years ago the record companies finally started re-releasing the Stone's classic albums to CD in remastered form. Let's just say I was more than mildly disapointed, when "Made in the Shade" was not included among these re-releases. Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is just killer Stones material February 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the first Rolling Stones purchase I ever made, and it's the one that I always want to play more than the few others that I have. I have the mid 80's version that's not remastered, but I just ordered one of these new Made in the Shade remasters, so I think I'll be quite happy with it. I've heard that maybe about half or a little bit more of this release is hits, but like one of the reviewers of this cd said, this has just the right combination of songs, and I have to heartily agree with that assessment. I'm not a huge fan of the group, so all I really need is the FORTY LICKS Set, plus, MADE IN THE SHADE, and I'm good to go. Enjoy!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Sampler but Not the Best Compilation For Most March 24, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Made in the Shade is The Rolling Stones' initial Atlantic compilation, covering their first four albums on the label. Prominently featuring guitarist Mick Taylor, these albums are universally considered to be among their very best work, and Made thus has some of their best and most famous songs. Most ("Brown Sugar," "Angie," "Wild Horses," "Tumbling Dice," "Bitch," "It's Only Rock `N' Roll") are still heavily played at Stones shows and/or on radio. It is easy to quibble - I would replace "Happy," "Dance Little Sister," and "Rip This Joint" -, but the ten cuts are definitely pristine, nicely mixing rockers and ballads. Completists will of course want it, though there is really little to attract them since there are no songs unavailable elsewhere and packaging is minimal. Most casuals will be better off with a more comprehensive set like Forty Licks, especially as it has better sound; however, in contrast to Forty, these tracks are unedited - a great boon for purists. At any rate, this is unbeatable as a sample of The Stones at their absolute peak.
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