Best selling album from The Rolling Stones! Hot Rocks 1964-1971 collects the most iconic songs from the early years of the Stones. It serves as the perfect primer for anyone that is looking to get into the back catalog of one of the most storied groups in rock and roll history. Pretty much every song included is essential, from opener "Time Is On My Side" through the closing of the collection with "Wild Horses." The collection was put together once the Stones had ended their relationship Alan Klein. Klein had duped the band to unknowingly sign over the recording copyrights to all of their material from 1963 to 1970. ABKCO, the label Klein launched after leaving Decca, took full advantage of this and put together nearly every hit that the Stones had up to that date. Other notable tracks include, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "As Tears Go By," "Paint It, Black," "Under My Thumb," and "Sympathy For The Devil" amongst many others.
- 180 gram clear vinyl pressing
- part of the The Rolling Stones Clearly Classic series
- music label: London Records 1971 / ABKCO Records 2013
reviewed by Hank Ohs 03/2015