Some Of 1960's Best Classics.
Steve Guardala | ????? | 01/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This group of songs delivers that special raw sound that Rolling Stones fans have come to love & expect. From the blitzing energy of "I Can'y Get No Satisfaction," the pulsing guitars of "The Last Time, the Harmonica laced "Good Times, Bad Times," to Charlie Watt's heavy drums of "Get Off Of My Cloud." I am deducting 1 star because of the hiss on "Play With Fire, & Mick Jaggers voice sounded muffled on "Tell Me." On the whole this might be the best grouping of their songs. There is enough variety here to please their fans."
Play it Loud, but Turn it Down Toward the End
Danielle Lane | Horseshoe, North Carolina | 06/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every time I play this record I find myself reaching for the volume knob on my old, but still great McIntosh tube amp. Each song I seem to play a just a little louder than the last, till by the time I get to the Stones rockin' version of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" the JBL speakers I inherited from my parents, when they retired and bought one of those Bounder motor homes, are blowing the house down. I generally turn it down after "Fade Away" preferring to sort of mellow out during the band's gorgeous song "Good Times, Bad Times" and the very excellent "Play with Fire." Yeah, that's the way you should play this record, Play it Loud, but Turn it Down Toward the End."
Every Song a Diamond
Ophella Paige | Reno, Nevada | 06/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Everybody loves "Satisfaction" who can't get enough of that song? But for me, my favorite song on this record is "Heart of Stone." Of course, I love the last two slow ones too. I love all the songs in between as well. Most of the songs on this excellent compilation were written by Mick and Keith and playing them, you can see what really great song writers they were (and still are). These songs are all diamonds, glowing in a fire, especially the very beautiful "As Tears Go Bye." You can never go wrong with the Rolling Stones, that's for sure."