Interesting if you're a fan of Stones history
Natasha Conn | Las Cruces, NM USA | 01/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though all the songs here can be found on various other Stones collections- "Hot Rocks" and "Forty Licks" to name two- this hits compilation is particularly interesting because it was the last to be conceived while original member and resident musical genius Brian Jones was still alive ("Darkly" came out in Sept.'69; he drowned in July). The cover and inner sleeve photos were taken at St. Catherine's Dock,Tower Bridge, London, and Jones, already distant from the band due to drug problems and Keith Richards stealing his girlfriend, was ordered to attend the shoot or risk being fired. It was a true turning point in their career. Everyone looks haggard, shaggy, riding high on their new hit "Honky Tonk Women" and wondering if they'd ever shed their corrupt manager and tour the US again. If they only knew..."
11 of Their Best and Brightest Now Remastered and Repackaged
Frederick Baptist | Singapore | 04/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This mlps, gatefold design version of the second part of their greatest hits collection, "Big Hits", this album is subtitled "Big Hits Vol.2)and is by far the better album. The sound quality is fantastic as our Japanese friends have yet again done a brilliant remastering job. The 11 tracks here include gems like "Paint It Black", "Ruby Tuesday", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Let's Spend the Night Together", "Honky Tonk Women", "Dandelion" and "Street Fighting Man", all of which would be on any greatest hits compilation of the band in any era. The octagonal shape of the cover, though is a little irritating as the paper insert that includes the English and Japanese lyrics sticks out when you put them together but overall, a good package as the great sound more than makes up for this little "flaw". Recommended."