Pressed on 180 Gram Virgin Heavyweight Clear Vinyl
Cut from High Resolution Digital Audio Files Sourced from the Original Master Tapes
It’s virtually impossible to overestimate the importance of the Rolling Stones in rock & roll history. The group distilled so much of the music that had come before it and has exerted a decisive influence on so much that has come after. Only a handful of musicians in any genre achieve that stature, and the Stones stand proudly among them. They exist in a pantheon of the most rarefied kind. Every album the Stones released from The Rolling Stones in 1964 to Exile on Main Street in 1972 - is essential not simply to an understanding of the music of that era, but to an understanding of the era itself.
Originally issued in 1972 at the Rolling Stones' absolute creative peak, Hot Rocks 1964-1971 collects 21 iconic and influential tracks spanning seven years worth of rock 'n' roll history. The timeless compilation ranges from breakthrough covers ("Time Is On My Side") to early Jagger/Richards penned classics ("I Can't Get No Satisfaction," "Paint It Black," "Ruby Tuesday") to the string of prototypical late-60s/early-70s Stones' favorites ("Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Sympathy for the Devil," "Honky Tonk Women," "Gimme Shelter," "You Can't Always Get What You Want") all the way up to Sticky Fingers material ("Brown Sugar," "Wild Horses").