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Another victim of the recent 'loudness' explosion in classic rock remasters. Eventually these engineers need to listen to the consumer and realize that 'loudness' does not equal quality. This album has seven tremendous songs, which is unheard of in today's music landscape. However, the remaster engineer has turned up the instruments so loud that they are overpowering, even on a high-quality audiophile system. It's too bad, because this is one of the Stones' better efforts.
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on November 22, 2011
There's little about "Some Girls" that hasn't been said already. Essentially, it's the last great Stones album, although I would argue that "Tattoo You" should hold that title rightfully. Nonetheless, "Some Girls" has been given the "Deluxe" treatment and it doesn't disappoint. The remastering is crisp, clean and sounds terrific. No major revelations here, just a really excellent remaster of a musical masterpiece (IMHO). Yeah, I know, some folks are complaining about the ostensibly inexplicable exclusion of the extended version of "Miss You," but I could care less.

The real surprise here is the bonus disc. I'm a Stones fan of long-standing, but am not obsessed with them ... so, virtually all of the material on the bonus disc is new to me. Much of it is fresh and exhilarating, showing an emphasis on country music influence. Apparently, some of the tunes on the bonus disc were unfinished in '78 as the Stones concentrated more on the final tunes appearing on the main album. So, Mick and company went back into the studio some 30 years on to finish 'em up to make them "release ready." While this may offend some purists, it doesn't bother me at all. I'm really diggin' the bonus material (despite the freshening up) as it's stuff originating from a time when the Stones were at the top of their game. The synergy between Keith and Ronnie heard on the bonus material, particularly on tunes like "Keep Up Blues," is worth the price of admission.

All in all, I like this package a lot.
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on December 12, 2011
Wow, this is a terrible remaster of the main album. That's the bad news. The good news is that the bonus disk sounds much better and most of the new songs are worth hearing.

I don't know if the Some Girls original tapes are poor and can't be improved upon or if the Stones just didn't carefully oversee the final production of this deluxe edition. I wasn't expecting a revelatory improvement over the original release (like, say R.E.M.'s Murmur Deluxe Edition) but I was hoping for some more bass -- any bass -- that this recording has lacked in the past. But as soon as the deluxe album's first cut, "Miss You," came on, I knew I was in for a major disappointment. The sound was thin, compressed and no matter how far to the right I turned my receiver's bass knob, the overly bright sound did not improve. With all of the new technology available, the Glimmer Twins and Universal Music International couldn't improve the low end of this classic? C'mon!

Still, despite the awful sound of the main disk, I give this a 3-star rating. Much of the bonus material is very good. In fact, it's some of the best new Stones material to come out since, well, the tinny sounding, bassless Some Girls.
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on November 24, 2015
Fantastic album from track 1 to 10 and easily their best album since sticky fingers. Took long enough...lol. Anyway, The classics Miss You, Respectable, Far away eyes, Before they make me run, Beast of Burden and Shattered, solidify this disc. I can put this album on repeat and listen to it over and over and not get tired. Forget the rest, just BUY IT!!!
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on November 7, 2017
Old favorites
Recommend
You know the songs
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on October 6, 2012
This was one of the better Rolling Stones albums of the 1970s. There were three hit songs from the album; "Miss You" (their last #1), "Beast of Burden" and "Shattered". And the rest of the songs are good, too. This deluxe edition includes a bonus disc of 12 more songs that may have been recorded at the same sessions. Some of these tracks had new vocals and instrumentation added to them. While these tracks generally aren't as good as the ones that actually made it onto the album, they are good in their own right.
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on February 7, 2016
Another Great record from the Stones! Filled with Great songs,this is a must-have for any fan,and now includes a 2nd disc of outtakes and rarities,which makes this all the more better.Highly Recommended!!!
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on December 31, 2011
A Re-issue, I would call this a freshen up with added songs. I have seen the Stones over 60 times in different shows on every New York area tour live since 1965 and the only band the might have come to a photo finish were "The Who"
Back in the 80's the mix of every band was different, you can tell what songs were mixed live or studio back in that era.
What they did was complete a few new songs and to remix the old ones and to make a long story short, what we have here is a new sounding CD. The Stones were so good enough to add almost an albums worth of unheard (for most of you out there) songs on top of "Some Girls".
Whipped cream with fudge and sprinkles on top of your favorite ice cream, to sum it up.
I tip my hat to "The Glimmer Twins"
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on February 23, 2018
Still money after all these years. They cranked the bass in the remaster.
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on October 21, 2002
i recently bought up most of the stones remastered albums, and this is easily my favorite. although all the cuts are delicious by themselves (especially the lyrical "miss you," the satirical "girl with faraway eyes," and the funky "scattered"), what grabs me about this disk is the amazingly vibrant rock & roll energy and the way it captures the feelings of love on the cusp -- love about to go bad, love about to come true, and love in a city that's bigger than you. "look at me, i'm in tatters!" might well be the motto ... this is the stones at their peak.
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