DW | chicago, IL | 04/26/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"While this may be the best Stones collection so far, it still is far from complete. Why include new songs (which cannot be classics yet) when there are so many missing songs? Where are Slave, Play With Fire, 2000 Light Years From Home, Heart of Stone, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker), Lady Jane, Time Is on My Side, Waiting on a Friend, I'm Free, One Hit (To the Body), Harlem Shuffle, She's So Cold, etc.? Maybe a 3 CD set would've contained them all. Also needed is a boxed set that contains the best version of all of their studio tracks. Right now, there are too many US and UK versions of their original albums and even more non-LP tracks floating around.
The Stones are still rolling
Joker | Michigan | 08/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album contains most of the good stuff from The Rolling Stones. It's a greatest hits compilation that spans their first 40 years. While it does not contain every single one of their hits, it's still a fine collection on two CDs. Some notable hit songs were left off this collection, such as Waiting On A Friend from Tattoo You, but since this band has endless hits, you really need more than two CDs to get everything into the collection. This set also includes four new songs.
This set has everything from Street Fighting Man (my favorite Stones song) to She's A Rainbow, to Mixed Emotions, to Start Me Up, to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, to Paint It, Black. You get the idea.
This band has been rolling along for almost 50 years now. Whenever there's a poll taken about who is the greatest rock band of all time, it always comes down to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones battling for first place (even though many people would pick other bands). If I had to pick between these two bands, my vote goes to the Stones. Easily."