Some buried gems
Bradley F. Smith | Miami Beach, FL | 10/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This early 1967 somewhat overlooked gem contains several tracks just so redolent of the period: you can almost hear the stones smoking reefer in the studio as they laugh their way, stoned, through "Something Happened To Me" and Keith croaks the obviously druggy "Connection." Brian Jones contributes his usual array of sound effects to almost every track. I love "She Smiled Sweetly," a sexy ballad, "Yesterday's Papers" and "Miss Amanada Jones." Charlie's drumming throughout is a cut above most other British drummers at the time. His joining of the band at an earlier stage of their career was the often overlooked key to what made them a sensation. Charlie was older, more mature, a professional musician and a jazz buff. He brought sensibilities to most of the tracks here that other young drummers of the period would have never thought about. This is one of the Stones' best, but then, it has a lot of competition. Upgraded sound quality, too."
This is not a SACD!
Chris Counselman | Huntsville, AL | 12/09/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure if Amazon.com made a mistake and sent me the wrong disk but this disk and one other Stones album I just recieved are not recorded in SACD format. My SACD player identifies them as CD and outputs only stereo. My PS3 identifies them as CD and outputs stereo. It sounds like a CD and not a SACD. There is no SACD logo on the album. All other hybrid disks show both layers on my PS3."