Surprised and Pleased at version 3.0
Gregory Carson | 06/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up Emotional Rescue along with Some Girls and Tattoo You from the newest Universal Music remasters series and was pleasantly surprised at how well the recent remastering enhances my enjoyment of this album. The remastering tops any previous CD version of this album by a wide mark and I don't even remember the vinyl version sounding this good. The Stones tried out a lot of echo effects on this album as well as instrumentation mixes that usually sounded cheesy and muffled. Now the mixes are crystal clear and the album emerges as a laid back but stylish effort by the Stones that deserves more notice than typically given it. The rockers are effortless and cocksure and the more experimental tracks such as the title cut shimmer with clever instrumentation. Emotional Rescue along with It's Only Rock and Roll, really benefitted from the new remastering by Universal Music. I really have high expectations for Exile on Main Street as well."
Emotional rescue remastered 2009
Dr. Feelgood | USA | 10/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This record might be almost as good as Some Girls. This time around, the band did record some high energy rock tracks, but also played a few dance orientated tracks as well, that really accent the bass and drums. Which really sounds good on the remastered CD. Plus a couple slow songs thrown in as well."
Alfred Johnson | boston, ma | 11/05/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Hey, in 2009 no one, including this reviewer, NEEDS to comment on the fact that The Rolling Stones, pound for pound, have over forty plus years earned their place as the number one band in the rock `n' roll pantheon. Still, it is interesting to listen once again to the guys when they were at the height of their musical powers (and as high, most of the time, as Georgia pines). This album from the tail end of their most creative period , moreover, unlike let us say Bob Dylan who has produced more creative work for longer, is the "golden era" of the Stone Age. The album, however, is a little uneven in spots reflecting, I think, a certain exhaustion of material that they could call their totally their own unless the time when they owned a big chunk of rock 'n'roll in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The age of a more sedate music (at least technically) was approaching and I think there was some confusion about whether to embrace it or "spoof" it. Frankly, nothing jumps out here but "Dance", "Indian Girl", "She So Cold" and the title track "Emotional Rescue" make this album. I do not think anything here qualifies for their "greatest hits" vault.