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Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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The covers on this 1965 gem are a bit more obscure than on the Stones' first two long-players, not a bad thing for a band still getting its writing chops together (if admirably; "Heart of Stone" and "Surprise, Surprise"...  more »

     
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All Artists: Rolling Stones
Title: Now
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Abkco
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Blues Rock, British Invasion, Supergroups
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018771742029

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The covers on this 1965 gem are a bit more obscure than on the Stones' first two long-players, not a bad thing for a band still getting its writing chops together (if admirably; "Heart of Stone" and "Surprise, Surprise" are particularly strong). If there were still doubts that these London kids had any business playing this music, a casually scorching "Down the Road Apiece" should have allayed them; the stomp they lay on Bo Diddley's "Mona" and Jagger's lazy drawl on the New Orleans obscurity "Down Home Girl" make for canny mood changes. --Rickey Wright

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ABKCO FINDS TRUE STEREO GEMS!
Kevin C. Arnold | San Antonio, Texas United States | 05/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was hugely disappointed with most of the early ABKCO Rolling Stones "remasters" on CD (What? "Between The Buttons" in MONO? And what SOUNDS like 3rd Generation MONO, at that). I was AMAZED when I played "The Rolling Stones NOW" to find that Abkco used TRUE STEREO MASTERS of "Down The Road Apiece, What A Shame, and Heart Of Stone!" That alone is worth the price of the disc!"
Amazing, Simply Amazing
Ophella Paige | Reno, Nevada | 06/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The guitar work, the way Brian and Keith weave their way through this record, is a joy to listen to and reason enough to own it, never mind the fine songs. I really like that they've included the long version of "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" rather than the much shorter single version, because it's a song I really like. Rolling Stone Magazine lists this record as number 181 on their list of the best five hundred records ever made. I'd probably put it in my top hundred. This is the third Stones album to come out in the States and once again they rock down the house with a Chuck Berry number "You Can't Catch Me," but the real gem on this record is their cover version of Willie Dixon's "Little Red Rooster." The numbers written by Mick and Keith are pretty darned good too. Brian Jones is amazing, simply amazing, as is this must own masterpiece."
Rolling Stones - 'The Rolling Stones, Now!' (Abkco)
Mike Reed | USA | 10/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Early twelve track Stones release, from 1965 - wow! Don't think I remember this record, but I do recognize most of these songs. This is simply a must-have by all fans of blues rock, classic rock, British Invasion, etc. Tracks that more than managed to hold my full attention were the standard "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "What A Shame", the toe-tapping "Mona (I Need You Baby)", the rousing "Off The Hook" and the unforgetable "Little Red Rooster" {hadn't heard this song since I was like maybe ten years old}. Also liked "Down The Road A Piece" quite a bit. So recommended, it hurts."