If you were really a die-hard Stones fan, you wouldn't be saying that. You'd know there was a huge gap in time between the release of "High Tide and Green Grass" and the release of "HTW".....three years. in fact.
And three years was a long, long time in that era. It was a long jump from "19th Nervous" and "Paint It Black" to "Gimme Shelter" and YCAGWYW.....a big change from Brian Jones to Mick Taylor. The Stones went psychedelic and came all the way back during that period of time.