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Rolling Stones' Mailing list/newsgroup FAQ ==================================================== http://www.netaxs.com/~rzepelaa/undercover Part Four The Rolling Stones -- Abbreviated Discography Version 7.02 February 2000 (last update October 1999) /***********************************************************************/ COPYRIGHT 1994-2000 (c) Anthony J. Rzepela (editor) This collection of four works is under the copyright of the editor, who may, at his discretion, relinquish said copyright to the authors named herein. This collection may not be broken up, or be made available by any publisher. It may not be redistributed in any form if any changes are made to it except by the holder of the copyright. The editor of this FAQ retains all rights for use of it. No author or proofreader or assistant credited herein grants the use of his or her name to any publisher. Be warned that attempts to publish this shared work-in-progress may interfere with legal commitments individual authors may privately hold with publishers. /***********************************************************************/ This discography 1) lists the Rolling Stones' original long-play and EP releases issued in either the UK or United States, sorted by release date. Those DECCA LP releases of the 60s which were unique to the UK, in either title or configuration, are underlined in Eastward-pointing arrows: ">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>" Those London LP releases which were unique to the US, in either title or configuration, use Westward-pointing arrows: "<<<<<<<<<<<<<" From "Their Satanic Majesties' Request" on, the British and American releases of previously unreleased material on LPs were congruent, with the exception of "Metamorphosis" (1975). 2) discusses the Rolling Stones on Compact Disc (search forward in this document for the text "CDs, CDs, CDs"). This section answers the following questions: Who issues them? When did they come out? What are they like? What do I need minimally for a "complete" Rolling Stones collection on CD? What about stereo versions of early Stones tracks? (The detail work on this last question was done by Chris M. [ChrisM42@aol.com]). 3) lists songs that were officially sanctioned and available at some point, but never made it to any EP or LP in the UK or US (search forward in this document for the text "Flipsides and Oddities"). Concerning comprehensiveness: We have declined to catalogue out-of-print compilations that do not have unique content unavailable elsewhere. Some compilations, such as those which started appearing in Europe in the seventies, may have filled important gaps in European collections at the time they were released, but the fact is that with only a few exceptions, any track that was on those records is now available somewhere on Compact Disc, small variations of individual versions of a title notwithstanding. ( Exceptions: * 2 tracks (plus an intro) from the 1965 UK EP "Got LIVE if you want it!" * 6 tracks released on "Rest of the Best", a 1984 German box set These tracks appeared on now out-of-print European compilations, but have still to make it to CD. ) We have also declined, at this point in time, to exhaustively catalogue those small variations on the same track between different LP releases. While some variations are indeed significant, and some versions still have not appeared on a legitimate Compact Disc in any country, we feel the omissions do not prevent the document from being a useful resource. With the specific exception above, compilations stay on the list as long as they either stay in print, or offer something found on no other EP or LP. This discography/FAQ-section is maintained by Anthony J. Rzepela (rzepelaa@netaxs.com). Helps, hints, corrections, suggestions, and, where noted, some more substantial contributions were graciously provided by: Jens Backlund (jens.backlund@abo.fi) Stephen D. Carter (stevedc@central.sussex.ac.uk) Glen Cassan (gcassan@pathcom.com) Dave Heller Michael Honig (honey@mwald5.chemie.uni-mainz.de) Chris M. (ChrisM42@aol.com) Luke Pacholski (LukPac@lukpac.org) Pablo Roufogalis (formerly proufo@conicit.ve) John Rutherford (john_rutherford@parsons.com) (shattered@prodigy.com) Mark C. Walters (mark@pluto.logica.co.uk) Special mention goes to John Rutherford for detailed info about promo singles, and Chris M. for info about promo CDs and officially released stereo versions from the early 1960s. Bibliography: ------------- Aeppli, Felix "The Ultimate Guide 1962-1995" ISBN: 0907872263 Hoffman, Dieter "Das Weissbuch" ISBN: 3980248940 Wyman, Bill (w/ Ray Coleman) "Stone Alone" ISBN: 0670828947 ============================================================================ The Rolling Stones (EP) (17-Jan-1964) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PROD: Impact Sound Bye Bye Johnny / Money (That's What I Want) // You Better Move On / Poison Ivy NB: Rereleased on vinyl in 1982; Other sources for these tracks: "December's Children" (track 3); German compilations "20 Super Hits" & "Heartbreakers", and the UK compilation "Slow Rollers" (track 3); "More Hot Rocks" (1,2, and 4); German vinyl compilation "Around and Around" (1,3, and 4); German "The Rolling Stones Story" (entire EP). The Rolling Stones (17-Apr-1964) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PROD: Oldham/Eric Easton/Arr. Stones Route 66 / I Just Wanna Make Love To You / Honest I Do / Mona (I Need You Baby) / Now I've Got a Witness / Little By Little // I'm a King Bee / Carol / Tell Me / Can I Get A Witness / You Can Make It If You Try / Walking the Dog NB: To duplicate this track lineup with US releases, take US lp debut ("England's Newest Hitmakers"), remove "Not Fade Away", and add "Mona" (found on 3rd US LP/CD, "Now!") and replace "Tell Me" with the "long" version of it, not found on any US CDs. Long "Tell Me" was on the 11-LP box set from Mobile Fidelity in 1984, but on no other US release. England's Newest Hit Makers (01-May-1964) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< PROD: Oldham/Eric Easton/Arr. Stones Not Fade Away / Route 66 / I Just Want to Make Love to You / Honest I Do / Now I've Got a Witness / Little By Little // I'm a King Bee / Carol / Tell Me / Can I get A Witness / You Can Make it if You Try / Walking the Dog NB: Then-manager Eric Easton's co-producer credits have been removed from CD reissue. To duplicate this release's track listings, take UK lp debut, remove "Mona", and add "Not Fade Away" and the "short" US album version of "Tell Me" (both found on the German "More Hot Rocks" CD). Five by Five (EP) (14-Aug-1964) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PROD: Oldham/Impact/Arr. Stones If You Need Me / Empty Heart / 2120 South Michigan Avenue // Confessin' the Blues / Around and Around NB: Vinyl rereleased 1982; all 5 tracks can be found on American LP/CD "12 X 5"; a longer/complete version of track 3 ("2120 South Michigan Avenue") appears nowhere except the German compilation "Around and Around", which was included in toto in the box set "The Rolling Stones Story" - also vinyl, also out of print. 12 x 5 (24-Oct-1964) <<<<<< PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Around and Around / Confessin' the Blues / Empty Heart / Time Is on My Side / Good Times Bad Times / It's All Over Now // 2120 South Michigan Avenue / Under The Boardwalk / Congratulations / Grown Up Wrong / If You Need Me / Susie Q NB: includes all of the "5 X 5" UK EP, four tracks from the second UK LP ("No.2"), and 3 tracks taken from singles/compilations: "It's All Over Now", "Good Times Bad Times", and "Congratulations" No. 2 (16-Jan-1965) >>>>> PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Down Home Girl / You Can't Catch Me / Time Is On My Side / What A Shame / Grown Up Wrong // Down The Road Apiece / Under the Boardwalk / I Can't Be Satisfied / Pain In My Heart / Off The Hook / Suzie Q NB: To duplicate, start with US LP "Now!", and add (from "12 x 5") "Time Is On My Side", "Susie Q", "Under the Boardwalk", and "Grown Up Wrong"; and finally (from "More Hot Rocks") use "I Can't Be Satisfied". Tracks 4,5,7 and 9 are in true channel-separated stereo on the Japanese CD issue of this title. Now! (13-Feb-1965) <<<< PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Down Home Girl / You Can't Catch Me / Heart of Stone / What a Shame / Mona (I Need you Baby) // Down the Road Apiece / Off the Hook / Pain in My Heart / Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin') / Little Red Rooster / Surprise, Surprise NB: To duplicate, take UK LP "No. 2", delete tracks 4,6,8,9,12, and add "Mona" (from first UK LP), "Heart of Stone" and "Oh Baby" (UK version of "Out of Our Heads"), "Little Red Rooster" (UK "High Tide and Green Grass"), and "Surprise, Surprise" (a flipside). Track 1 claims to be 2:57 on the CD, but is actually 5:00, except on the correct Jap. issue. Got LIVE if you want it! (EP) (11-Jun-1965) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PROD: Oldham/Impact/Arr. Stones We Want the Stones / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Pain in My Heart / Route 66 // I'm Moving On / I'm Alright NB: Vinyl rereleased 1982; all tracks are on German compilations "Rest of the Best", "Collectors Only", and "Legends of Rock" (vinyl only, all 3 out of print; "LoR" track listing is inaccurate - entire EP is definitely included in toto); Tracks 4 and 5 can be found on "December's Children"; track 6 is on US version of "Out of Our Heads"; Out of Our Heads (30-Jul-1965) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Mercy Mercy / Hitch Hike / The Last Time / That's How Strong My Love Is / Good Times / I'm Alright // Satisfaction / Cry To Me / The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man / Play With Fire / The Spider and the Fly / One More Try NB: Features "I'm Alright" from the UK EP "Got Live if you want It". To duplicate using UK releases, use also the UK version of "Out of Our Heads"; the singles "Satisfaction", "The Last Time", and "Play With Fire"; "One More Try" (found on the 1971 UK compilation "Stone Age"); and "Spider and the Fly" (flipside to the UK "Satisfaction" single) Out of Our Heads (24-Sep-1965) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones She Said Yeah / Mercy Mercy / Hitch-Hike / That's How Strong My Love Is / Good Times / Gotta Get Away // Talkin 'Bout You / Cry To Me / Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin') / Heart of Stone / The Underassistant West Coast Promotion Man / I'm Free NB: To duplicate this UK issue, Americans need "She Said Yeah", "Gotta Get Away", "Talkin About You", "I'm Free" (all from "December's Children"), "Heart of Stone" and "Oh Baby" (from "Now!"), and the US "Out of Our Heads" December's Children (04-Dec-1965) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones She Said Yeah / Talkin' About You / You Better Move On / Look What You've Done / The Singer not the Song / Route 66 // Get Off of My Cloud / I'm Free / As Tears Go By / Gotta Get Away / Blue Turns To Grey / I'm Moving On NB: Tracks 6 & 12 are taken from the UK "Got LIVE if You Want It" EP; To duplicate, Britons can find tracks 1,2,8, and 10 on the UK version of "Out of Our Heads". Compilations, singles, or buying the US CD outright are the only way to cull tracks 3,4,5,7,9,11; German CD based on mono version of old US LP lineup. Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (02-Apr-1966) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Satisfaction / The Last Time / As Tears Go By / Time Is on My Side / It's All Over Now / Tell Me // 19th Nervous Breakdown / Heart of Stone / Get Off of My Cloud / Not Fade Away / Good Times, Bad Times / Play With Fire NB: compilation Aftermath (15-Apr-1966) >>>>>>>>> PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Mother's Little Helper / Stupid Girl / Lady Jane / Under My Thumb / Doncha Bother Me / Goin' Home // Flight 505 / High and Dry / Out of Time / It's Not Easy / I Am Waiting / Take it or Leave It / Think / What To Do NB: To duplicate this Euro-config, Americans need "Mother's Little Helper","Take It or Leave It", "Lady Jane", "Out of Time" (all found on US compilation "Flowers"), and "What To Do" (from the double-disc "More Hot Rocks"); for the correct, long version of "Out of Time", (5:36) the only US release was the vinyl Mobile Fidelity box set in 1984. Aftermath (02-Jul-1966) <<<<<<<<< PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Paint It, Black / Stupid Girl / Lady Jane / Under My Thumb / Doncha Bother Me / Think // Flight 505 / High and Dry / It's Not Easy / I am Waiting / Going Home NB: "Paint It, Black" is the only title here not also on the European configuration. Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (04-Nov-1966) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? / Paint It, Black / It's All Over Now / The Last Time / Heart of Stone / Not Fade Away / Come On // Satisfaction / Get Off of My Cloud / As Tears Go By / 19th Nervous Breakdown / Lady Jane / Time Is On My Side / Little Red Rooster NB: Several tracks appear on UK LongPlayer for the first time ever: US LPs had by this point already included "Little Red Rooster", "The Last Time", "Not Fade Away", "Satisfaction", "It's All Over Now", "Paint It, Black" & "Get Off of my Cloud". Got LIVE if you Want it! (10-Dec-1966) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham Under My Thumb / Get Off of My Cloud / Lady Jane / Not Fade Away / I've Been Loving You Too Long / Fortune Teller // The Last Time / 19th Nervous Breakdown / Time is On My Side / I'm Alright / Have You Seen you Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? / Satisfaction NB: Poorly recorded; several tracks are just studio recordings with canned audience on top (esp. track 5). ABKCO's "Digital Remaster" from the mid-80s uses a different version of "Under My Thumb" from the original London release; UK customers got tracks 1,3,5, 6,9, and 12 in 1971, on the compilation "Gimme Shelter" Between the Buttons (20-Jan-1967) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Yesterday's Papers / My Obsession / Back Street Girl / Connection / She Smiled Sweetly / Cool, Calm and Collected // All Sold Out / Please Go Home / Who's Been Sleeping Here? / Complicated / Miss Amanda Jones / Something Happened to Me Yesterday NB: Last non-compilation album produced by Andrew Loog Oldham; US release can be duplicated by starting with this, and adding singles "Let's Spend the Night Together" and "Ruby Tuesday", and dropping tracks 8 and 3. Between the Buttons (11-Feb-1967) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Let's Spend the Night Together / Yesterday's Papers / Ruby Tuesday / Connection / She Smiled Sweetly / Cool, Calm, and Collected // All Sold Out / My Obsession / Who's Been Sleeping Here? / Complicated / Miss Amanda Jones / Something Happened to Me Yesterday NB: last album produced by Oldham; to get UK release, drop tracks 1, 3, and add "Please Go Home" and "Back Street Girl" (both found on"Flowers") Flowers (15-Jul-1967) <<<<<<< PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Ruby Tuesday / Have You Seen your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? / Let's Spend the Night Together / Lady Jane / Out Of Time / My Girl // Backstreet Girl / Please Go Home / Mother's Little Helper / Take it Or Leave It / Ride On, Baby / Sittin' on a Fence NB: A US compilation containing 3 single sides, 6 UK-version LP tracks (2 from "Between the Buttons", and 4 from "Aftermath") plus 2 tracks which remain unavailable today elsewhere on CD ("My Girl" and "Ride On Baby"). and one track ("Sittin' on a Fence") which can now be found on "Through the Past Darkly" (UK version), and also on "More Hot Rocks". Their Satanic Majesties' Request (09-Dec-1967) ================================ PROD: Rolling Stones Sing This All Together / Citadel / In Another Land / 2000 Man / Sing This All Together (see what happens) // She's a Rainbow / The Lantern / Gomper / 2000 Light Years from Home / On With the Show NB: First album not produced by Andrew Loog Oldham; 1st and only album to be produced by 'Rolling Stones'; 1st album with identical track listings on either side of the Atlantic Ocean. Last LP to have an American Mono version. Super-short "promo" versions of tracks 6 and 9 briefly appeared commercially on a US 7" rerelease with 5N-906 etched in groove. Beggar's Banquet (07-Dec-1968) ================ PROD: Jimmy Miller Sympathy For the Devil / No Expectations / Dear Doctor / Parachute Woman / Jig-Saw Puzzle // Street Fightin' Man / Prodigal Son / Stray Cat Blues / Factory Girl / Salt of the Earth NB: First album produced by Jimmy Miller. DECCA banned use of the original "toilet & graffiti" cover, which was later used on the ABKCO rerelease in 1986 on lp and CD. NB: an alternate version of "Street Fighting Man" was only on the earliest pressings of the US 7-inch. Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. (12-Sep-1969) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PROD: Andrew Loog Oldham/Arr. Stones Jumping Jack Flash / Mother's Little Helper / 2000 Light Years From Home / Let's Spend the Night Together / You Better Move On / We Love You // Street Fightin' Man / She's A Rainbow / Ruby Tuesday / Dandelion / Sittin' On a Fence / Honky Tonk Women NB: Compilation; dedicated to Brian Jones, dead two months earlier Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. (13-Sep-1969) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<PROD: (various) Paint It Black / Ruby Tuesday / She's a Rainbow / Jumpin' Jack Flash / Mother's Little Helper / Let's Spend the Night Together // Honky Tonk Women / Dandelion / 2000 Light Years from home / Have you Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow? / Street Fighting Man NB: Compilation; dedicated to Brian Jones, dead two months earlier Let it Bleed (06-Dec-1969) ============ PROD: Jimmy Miller Gimme Shelter / Love In Vain / Country Honk / Live With Me / Let It Bleed // Midnight Rambler / You Got The Silver / Monkey man / You Can't Always Get What You Want NB: first LP to feature Mick Taylor, Brian Jones' replacement; last ever Stones' record to be issued with a commercially available alternate mono version, anywhere in the world (there was a UK, but no US, mono release); first ever album to NOT have an A-side single issued Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (01-Sep-1970) ==================== PROD: Stones/Glyn Johns Jumpin' Jack Flash / Carol / Stray Cat Blues / Love in Vain / Midnight Rambler // Sympathy for the Devil / Live with Me / Little Queenie / Honky Tonk Women / Street Fighting Man NB: live (with generous overdubs/editing); recorded on the 1969 tour in New York City and Baltimore, MD; last non-compilation LP issued for DECCA/London/ABKCO; subsequent new Stones releases would be on Rolling Stones Records ("tongue" label) Sticky Fingers (23-Apr-1971) ============== PROD: Jimmy Miller Brown Sugar / Sway / Wild Horses / Can't You Hear Me Knockin' / You Gotta Move // Bitch / I Got the Blues / Sister Morphine / Dead Flowers / Moonlight Mile NB: Notorious 'zipper' cover, designed by Andy Warhol, was banned in Spain, where a sick "severed finger" motif was used instead, and a live "Let it Rock" replaced the objectionable "Sister Morphine". US 7" version of "Sway" (the B-side to "Wild Horses") is different. "Original packaging" rereleases on CD by Virgin in 1994 and 1999. EMI audiophile vinyl rerelease in UK in 1998. Hot Rocks 1964 - 1971 (01-Jan-1972) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< PROD: (various) Time is on My Side / Heart of Stone / Play With Fire / Satisfaction / As Tears Go By / Get Off My Cloud // Mother's Little Helper / 19th Nervous Breakdown / Paint It, Black / Under My Thumb / Ruby Tuesday / Let's Spend the Night Together // Jumping Jack Flash / Street Fighting Man / Sympathy for the Devil / Honky Tonk Women / Gimme Shelter // Midnight Rambler (Live) / You Can't Always Get What You Want / Brown Sugar / Wild Horses NB: Compilation; finally issued in Europe in 1990; German CD uses superior masters, including *true* stereo versions of "Satisfaction" and "Paint it, Black". An exremely limited 1st run of the US vinyl had alternate versions of the last two tracks, as they were originally heard in the 1970 film "Gimme Shelter". Exile On Main St. (01-May-1972) ================= PROD: Jimmy Miller Rocks Off / Rip This Joint / Hip Shake / Casino Boogie / Tumbling Dice // Sweet Virginia / Torn & Frayed / Sweet Black Angel / Loving Cup // Happy / Turd on the Run / Ventilator Blues / Just Wanna See His Face / Let It Loose // All Down the Line / Stop Breaking Down / Shine a Light / Soul Survivor NB: The only double-LP of new studio work issued by the group until 1994's "Voodoo Lounge". 20-bit digital remaster CD issued by Virgin records June, 1994. An alternate version of "All Down the Line" appears as the B-side to "Happy" on several pressing runs. "Original packaging" rerelease October, 1999. More Hot Rocks (01-Dec-1972) <<<<<<<<<<<<<< PROD: (various) Tell Me / Not Fade Away / The Last Time / It's All Over Now / Good Times Bad Times / I'm Free // Out of Time / Lady Jane / Sittin' On a Fence / Have You Seen You Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow / Dandelion / We Love You // She's a Rainbow / 2000 Light Years From Home / Child of the Moon / No Expectations / Let It Bleed // What To Do / Money / Come On / Fortune Teller / Poison Ivy / Bye Bye Johnnie / I Can't Be Satisfied / Long Long While NB: Eventually issued in Europe 1990; a compilation including previously unavailable UK flipsides and LP tracks. European CD has a different track order and a version of "Poison Ivy" STILL not out anywhere in US. Original US vinyl has a _third_ version of it. Unavailable on CD anywhere else: tracks 19, 21, 22, 23. Track 7 is short "US LP" version. Goat's Head Soup (31-Aug-1973) ================ PROD: Jimmy Miller Dancing With Mr. D / 100 Years Ago / Coming Down Again / Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) / Angie // Silver Train / Hide Your Love / Winter / Can You Hear the Music / Star Star NB: "censored" version of "Star Star" available only on initial US vinyl pressings, distributed by WEA. 20-bit digital remaster CD issued by Virgin Records June 1994. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (01-Oct-1974) ======================= PROD: Glimmer Twins If You Can't Rock Me / Ain't Too Proud to Beg / It's Only Rock and Roll / Till the Next Goodbye / Time Waits for No One // Luxury / Dance Little Sister / If You Really Want to Be My Friend / Short and Curlies / Fingerprint File NB: First album produced by the 'Glimmer Twins'; between-track timing on the CD noticeably "off" from the vinyl on "side one"; The B-side to the single of the title track ("Through the Lonely Nights") still appears on no compilations or CDs officially. The 20-bit digital remaster was issued by Virgin/EMI in June 1994. Metamorphosis (01-Jun-1975) <<<<<<<<<<<<< PROD: (various) Out of Time / Don't Lie To Me / Each and Everyday of the Year / Heart of Stone / I'd Much Rather be With the Boys / (Walkin' thru the) Sleepy City / Try a Little Harder // I Don't Know Why / If you Let Me / Jiving Sister Fanny / Downtown Suzie / Family / Memo From Turner / I'm Going Down NB: poorly selected compilation of outtakes from the Klein years (early sixties to 1970) Metamorphosis (uk) (01-Jun-1975) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PROD: (various) Out of Time / Don't Lie To Me / Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind / Each and Every Day of the Year / Heart of Stone / I'd Much Rather Be with the Boys / (Walkin' through the) Sleepy City / We're Wastin' Time / Try A Little Harder // I Don't Know Why / If You Let Me / Jiving Sister Fanny / Downtown Suzie / Family / Memo From Turner / I'm Going Down Made In the Shade (06-Jun-1975) ================= PROD: (various) Brown Sugar / Tumbling Dice / Happy / Dance Little Sister / Wild Horses // Angie / Bitch / It's Only Rock 'n Roll / Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) / Rip This Joint NB: compilation; Briefly available as a CD under Sony and EMI. Virgin Records still have not put a version out on disc. Black and Blue (01-Apr-1976) ============== PROD: Glimmer Twins Hot Stuff / Hand Of Fate / Cherry Oh Baby / Memory Motel // Hey, Negrita / Melody / Fool To Cry / Crazy Mama NB: first new album released with Ron Wood as a member. 20-bit digital remaster CD, issued by Virgin/EMI 6/94, said to have one or two tracks with longer fades. Love You Live (23-Sep-1977) ============= PROD: Glimmer Twins Intro/Honky Tonk Women / If You Can't Rock Me/Get Off My Cloud / Happy / Hot Stuff / Star Star // Tumbling Dice / Fingerprint File / You Gotta Move / You Can't Always Get What You Want // Mannish Boy / Crackin' Up / Little Red Rooster / Around and Around // It's Only Rock and Roll / Brown Sugar / Jumping Jack Flash / Sympathy for the Devil NB: live double LP; recorded in Paris 1976, Toronto 1977, and several uncredited sites; another 'Warhol' cover art; dedicated to Keith Harwood, recently deceased; CD version, which was unavailable for 5 years after the band left Sony, re-emerged worldwide by the end of 1998. Some Girls (09-Jun-1978) ========== PROD: Glimmer Twins Miss You / When the Whip Comes Down / Just My Imagination / Some Girls / Lies // Far Away Eyes / Respectable / Before They Make Me Run / Beast of Burden / Shattered NB: Cover reworked due to objections of pictured celebrities, including Lucille Ball. One flipside ("Everything's Turning to Gold") and one remix ("Miss You") were later compiled on CD. There are rare "Promo" mixes for "Before they Make Me Run" and "Shattered" which are still uncompiled. 1st Stones lp preceded by a 2-year gap. Virgin/EMI CD rereleases with original packaging in 1994 and 1999. Emotional Rescue (23-Jun-1980) ================ PROD: Glimmer Twins/Kimsey (assoc.) Dance (Pt. I) / Summer Romance / Send it To Me / Let Me Go / Indian Girl // Where the Boys Go / Down in the Hole / Emotional Rescue / She's So Cold / All About You NB: Early copies had a very large, color 'thermo' poster, also found in the special limited edition Virgin/EMI CD, June 1994. "Promo" edits of "Emotional Rescue" and "She's So Cold" (latter has no line saying "God Damn Cold") are still not compiled on any CD. Sucking in the Seventies (12-Mar-1981) ======================== PROD: Glimmer Twins Shattered / Everything Is Turning to Gold / Hot Stuff (version) / Time Waits For No One (version) / Fool To Cry (version) // Mannish Boy (version) / When the Whip Comes Down (live) / If I was a Dancer (Dance Pt. 2) / Crazy Mama (version) / Beast of Burden (version) NB: Compilation featuring six single edits, a B-side, and 2 previously unreleased goodies (tracks 7 and 8). A separate Promo 12" single has an instrumental version of "If I was a Dancer". Only "Shattered" is issued here as found on its original LP incarnation. Available on CD under Sony, Virgin has no plans to release this compilation. Tattoo You (27-Aug-1981) ========== PROD: Glimmer Twins Start Me Up / Hang Fire / Slave / Little T & A / Black Limousine / Neighbours // Worried About You / Tops / Heaven / No Use in Crying / Waiting On a Friend NB: featured songs in the can from as far back as 1973. Last Stones' studio LP to be preceded by less than a two-year gap. 20-bit digital remaster CD issued by Virgin/EMI June 1994 has a significantly different version of track 3 ("Slave"). The German 1983 release on CD (EMI) is the first-ever CD issued by The Rolling Stones. Still Life (American Concert 1981) (01-Jun-1982) ================================== PROD: Glimmer Twins Intro (Take the A-Train) / Under My Thumb / Let's Spend the Night Together / Shattered / Twenty Flight Rock / Going to a Go-Go // Let Me Go / Time Is On My Side / Just My Imagination / Start Me Up / Satisfaction (outro: "Star Spangled Banner") NB: live album from the US tour in '81; their first-ever US CD (issued by mistake in 1984). "Beast of Burden (live)", issued only as a flipside to "Going to a Go-Go", later appeared on the 1990 CD "Collectibles". Enjoyed a second CD release in 1998 after being unavailable for 5 years. Undercover (01-Nov-1983) ========== PROD: Glimmer Twins/Chris Kimsey Undercover of the Night / She Was Hot / Tie You Up (The Pain of Love) / Wanna Hold You / Feel On Baby // Too Much Blood / Pretty Beat Up / Too Tough / All the Way Down / It Must Be Hell NB: "short" version of "Wanna Hold You" available in US only on initial vinyl pressings distributed by WEA, and in Germany and Japan on EMI CDs. As of CBS reissue, the track seems to have disappeared. One flipside ("Think I'm Going Mad", B-side to "She Was Hot") is still "uncompiled". Rewind (lp) (01-Jun-1984) >>>>>>>>>>> PROD: (various) Brown Sugar / Undercover of the Night / Start Me Up / Tumbling Dice / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll / She's So Cold // Miss You / Beast of Burden / Fool To Cry / Waiting on A Friend / Angie / Respectable NB: compilation - UK issue is missing "Hang Fire" from its American counterpart, but includes "Respectable" and "She's So Cold". Rewind (lp) (01-Jul-1984) <<<<<<<<<<< PROD: (various) Miss You / Brown Sugar / Undercover of the Night / Start Me Up / Tumbling Dice / Hang Fire // Emotional Rescue / Beast of Burden / Fool To Cry / Waiting on a Friend / Angie NB: compilation. Note different track listing from CD, and the European version of the lp, which had "She's So Cold" and "Respectable", but left out "Hang Fire". Dirty Work (21-Mar-1986) ========== PROD: Steve Lillywhite/Glimmer Twins One Hit (to the Body) / Fight / Harlem Shuffle / Hold Back / Too Rude // Winning Ugly / Back To Zero / Dirty Work / Had It With You / Sleep Tonight NB: Dedicated to recently deceased Ian Stewart; check out "fadeout" at end of album. Rewind (CD) (01-Dec-1986) =========== PROD: (various) Miss You / Brown Sugar / Undercover of the Night / Start Me Up / Tumbling Dice / Hang Fire / It's Only Rock'n'Roll / Emotional Rescue / Beast of Burden / Fool To Cry / Waiting on a Friend / Angie / Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) NB: compilation (adds "Heartbreaker" and "It's Only Rock and Roll" to the American LP configuration); A German CBS reissue on vinyl in 1990 (450199-1) uses this CD-based song lineup. The London Years (01-Aug-1989) ================ PROD: (various) (Disc 1) Come On/ I Want To Be Loved/ I Wanna Be Your Man/ Stoned/ Not Fade Away/ Little By Little/ It's All Over Now/ Good Times, Bad Times/ Tell Me/ I Just Want To Make Love To You/ Time Is On My Side/ Congratulations/ Little Red Rooster/ Off The Hook/ Heart Of Stone/ What A Shame/ The Last Time/ Play With Fire/ Satisfaction/ The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man/ The Spider and the Fly/ Get Off Of My Cloud/ I'm Free/ The Singer Not the Song/ As Tears Go By (Disc 2) Gotta Get Away / 19th Nervous Breakdown / Sad Day / Paint It, Black / Stupid Girl / Long Long While / Mother's Little Helper / Lady Jane / Have You Seen You Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? / Who's Driving Your Plane / Let's Spend the Night Together / Ruby Tuesday / We Love You / Dandelion / She's A Rainbow / 2000 Light Years From Home / In Another Land / The Lantern / Jumpin' Jack Flash / Child of the Moon (Disc 3) Street Fighting Man / No Expectations / Surprise Surprise / Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want / Memo From Turner / Brown Sugar / Wild Horses / I Don't Know Why / Try A Little Harder / Out Of Time / Jiving Sister Fanny / Sympathy For the Devil NB: Compilation; features most of the singles and flipsides released under DECCA/ABKCO. Heavy overlap with the 1972 compilations "Hot Rocks" (This set has all HR's titles but 3, and the "You Can't Always Get What You Want" found here is not the same) and "More Hot Rocks" (17 of MHR's 25 tracks are found here.) On CD here and nowhere else: 4 "Metamorphosis" single sides; three early sides ("I Wanna Be Your Man", "I Want to Be Loved", and "Stoned"); the single version (no choir) of "You Can't Always Get What You Want"; and "Sad Day". The 'Performance' soundtrack version of "Memo from Turner" was previously not a 'Rolling Stones' title in the States. Steel Wheels (28-Aug-1989) ============ PROD: Chris Kimsey / Glimmer Twins Sad Sad Sad / Mixed Emotions / Terrifying / Hold on to Your Hat / Hearts For Sale / Blinded By Love // Rock and a Hard Place / Can't Be Seen / Almost Hear You Sigh / Continental Drift / Break the Spell / Slipping Away NB: three flipsides from this album: seek out "Cook Cook Blues" ("Rock and a Hard Place"), "Fancyman Blues" ("Mixed Emotions"), and "Wish I'd Never Met You" ("Terrifying"), or get all three on the 1990 CD compilation entitled "Collectibles". First LP to be preceded by a 3-year gap. Collector's Edition/Collectibles (01-Jun-1990) ================================ PROD: (various) Rock and a Hard Place (version) / Miss You (12" single) / Cook Cook Blues / Everything Is Turning to Gold / Winning Ugly (remix) / Beast of Burden (live) / Fancyman Blues / Harlem Shuffle (London Mix) / Wish I'd Never Met You / Mixed Emotions (remix) NB: included with either the "Collection 1971-1990" box set under CBS, or the "Flashpoint" special edition double-pak issued in the US (where it uses the name "Collectibles") Flashpoint (CD) (02-Apr-1991) ================ PROD: Chris Kimsey / Glimmer Twins Continental Drift / Start Me Up / Sad Sad Sad / Miss You / Rock and a Hard Place / Ruby Tuesday / You Can't Always Get What You Want / Factory Girl / Can't Be Seen / Little Red Rooster / Paint it Black / Sympathy For the Devil / Brown Sugar / Jumpin' Jack Flash / Satisfaction / Highwire / Sex Drive NB: Tracks 5 and 9 were not on vinyl version. CD was out of print for 5 years, after the band left Sony. It re-emerged in 1998 from Virgin. Flashpoint (lp) (02-Apr-1991) ================ PROD: Chris Kimsey / Glimmer Twins Continental Drift / Start Me Up / Sad Sad Sad / Miss You / Ruby Tueday / You Can't Always Get What You Want / Factory Girl / Little Red Rooster // Paint It Black / Sympathy For the Devil / Brown Sugar / Jumpin' Jack Flash / Satisfaction / Highwire / Sex Drive NB: 14 live + 2 new studio tracks (12+2 on vinyl); first time there was a simultaneous release of different media with different track lineups; seven live songs from the same tour (1989-1990) were released as flipsides to singles from this album. (see list at bottom of document). Jump Back - The Best of the Rolling Ston (22-Nov-1993) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PROD: (various) Start Me Up / Brown Sugar / Harlem Shuffle / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll / Mixed Emotions / Angie / Tumbling Dice / Fool To Cry / Rock and a Hard Place / Miss You / Hot Stuff / Emotional Rescue / Respectable / Beast of Burden / Waiting On a Friend / Wild horses / Bitch / Undercover of the Night NB: Compilation; with 20-bit digital remastering, this is the first Stones' release on Virgin records (Keith's solo label since 1988) Voodoo Lounge (CD) (12-Jul-1994) ================== PROD: Don Was/Glimmer Twins Love Is Strong / You Got Me Rocking / Sparks Will Fly / The Worst / New Faces / Moon Is Up / Out of Tears / I Go Wild / Brand New Car / Sweethearts Together / Suck on the Jugular / Blinded by Rainbows / Baby Break it Down / Thru and Thru / Mean Disposition NB: Release date puts this a month shy of being first Stones' album with a 5-year delay. Flipsides include "The Storm", "So Young", "Jump On Top of Me" and "I'm Gonna Drive". Track 15 ("Mean Disposition") is not on non-CD media. First new studio album to have different track listings on different media. Voodoo Lounge (lp) (12-Jul-1994) ================== PROD: Don Was/Glimmer Twins Love Is Strong / You Got Me Rocking / Sparks Will Fly // The Worst / New Faces / Moon Is Up / Out of Tears // I Go Wild / Brand New Car / Sweethearts Together / Suck on the Jugular // Blinded by Rainbows / Baby Break it Down / Thru and Thru NB: Release date fell one month shy of being the first Stones' album with a 5-year delay. Flipsides: "The Storm", "So Young", "Jump On Top of Me" and "I'm Gonna Drive" (see bottom). CD version is the only format with a 15th track, "Mean Disposition". First new studio album to feature different tracks on diff. media. Stripped (14-Nov-1995) ======== PROD: Don Was/Glimmer Twins Street Fightin' Man / Like a Rolling Stone / Not Fade Away / Shine A Light // The Spider and the Fly / I'm Free / Wild Horses // Let it Bleed / Dead Flowers / Slipping Away / Angie // Love In Vain / Sweet Virginia / Little Baby NB: Special "Multimedia" portion of CD features QuickTime video of acoustic and backstage jams. Requires computer hardware (& proper CD-ROM models) which can recognize the CD-Plus disk format. Five live songs from 1995 tour ("Tumbling Dice","Black Limousine", "Gimme Shelter","All Down the Line","Live with Me") released as flips on two Euro. CD singles. Rock and Roll Circus (14-Oct-1996) ==================== PROD: Miller/Jody Klein/Lenne Allik Song for Jeffrey (Jethro Tull) / A Quick One (The Who) / Ain't That a Lot of Love (Taj Mahal) / Something Better (Marianne Faithfull) / Yer Blues (Dirty Mac) / Whole Lotta Yoko (Yoko Ono, Ivry Gitlis, and the Dirty Mac) / Jumping Jack Flash / Parachute Woman / No Expectations / You Can't Always Get What You Want / Sympathy for the Devil / Salt of the Earth NB: A 1996 release, despite the 1995 copyright info: Soundtrack disc to the December '68 65-minute TV show which came out on home video simultaneously. Keith Richards is bassist for the "Dirty Mac", and the Stones only contribute the last six tracks. "Salt of the Earth" is live vocals from Jagger, Richards, and others, over a taped backing track. Bridges To Babylon (30-Sep-1997) ================== PROD: (various) Flip The Switch / Anybody Seen My Baby / Lowdown / Already Over Me / Gun Face / You Don't Have to Mean It / Out of Control / Saint Of Me / Might As Well Get Juiced / Always Suffering / Too Tight / Thief in the Night / How Can I Stop NB: Largest cast of producers yet for a new studio album. Keith sings lead for an unprecedented three tracks. No commercially available lead-off single in the US, although track 2 was the initial video internationally. One flipside emerged: "Any Way You Look At It", from "Saint Of Me". No Security (03-Nov-1998) =========== PROD: The Glimmer Twins Intro / You Got Me Rocking / Gimme Shelter / Flip The Switch / Memory Motel / Corinna / Saint Of Me / Waiting On A Friend / Sister Morphine / Live With Me / Respectable / Thief In The Night / The Last Time / Out Of Control NB: live disc from 1997-1998 tour; guest appearances from Dave Matthews ("Memory Motel"), Joshua Redman ("Waiting On A Friend"), and Taj Mahal ("Corinna"). Japanese CD issued with bonus track: "I Just Want to Make Love To You" ======================== CDs, CDs, CDs ========================= Who issues them? At any one time, legitimate CDs from the Rolling Stones (i.e., CDs the Rolling Stones released under contract, and not the "official but unauthorized" variety of CDs widely issued in Europe in the 1980s and early '90s) are issued by only two going concerns: ABKCO [This company, owned by Allen Klein, has the rights to all Rolling Stones recordings originally issued up to and including the year 1970. It also owns the publishing on all Rolling Stones compositions up to and including 1971's "Sticky Fingers", plus a handful of songs from 1972's "Exile on Main Street". ABKCO's rights apparently extend to at least the 1996 release of "Rock and Roll Circus", a previously shelved 1968 performance. Typically, subcontractors such as London or Polydor are the actual record label on which Stones recordings are issued.] or "The Rolling Stones" [The Rolling Stones own all of their post-1970 recordings, and subcontractors, such as EMI, Sony, Atlantic, Virgin, etc. have been utilized over the years to get the discs and records to market. The records/discs typically say "Rolling Stones Records, distributed by [such-and-such a company]". although as of "Voodoo Lounge", and the 1994 Virgin rereleases, the Stones' discs really are on Virgin Records, and there's no sign of "Rolling Stones Records" to be found anywhere.] Since "The Rolling Stones" own almost all of their post-1970 "recordings", what they can do is license the recordings for release on their current label, whatever it may be, and take the recordings with them when the record company contract expires. This would explain the variety of companies you may see issuing post-1970 CDs by the Rolling Stones in your local used CD store. (Note for American releases: American Stones CDs from this era were, up until 1993, and with only one WEA exception, issued only by Sony/CBS, who signed the Rolling Stones worldwide in 1984. One may also find European or Japanese CDs from the post-ABKCO era issued by EMI, the Rolling Stones' label in much of the world from 1977 to 1984.) When did they come out? The first Rolling Stones CD ever issued was 'Tattoo You', in Europe by EMI in 1983. In the States, it is "Still Life", mistakenly released in 1984 by WEA, the Stones' American label at the time. American Stones CDs did not officially appear until 1986, when Sony/CBS started issuing the post-1970 discs it had the rights to, and ABKCO began unleashing its cache of 1960s recordings on disc in the States as it had been doing since 1984 in Europe. What are they like? The release of CDs did not freeze in stone (heh heh) any particular version of a song, or album, or Stones recording career overview. Indeed, it exacerbated a long-standing problem where different issues of a Stones album have literally different tracks on them, as was the case in the early 60s; or where discernibly different versions of a single song may be on different issues of an album, a situation still happening 20 years on, in 1983, with the release of 'Undercover', and its two distinct versions of the song "Wanna Hold You". Even when a CD release has two different versions of a song (as in the interesting case of "Poison Ivy" from the compilation "More Hot Rocks"), it may still be the case that a particular version of a song can only be found on old vinyl. Some examples include: * a full-length version of "2120 South Michigan Avenue" found only on vinyl: the 1965 German compilation LP _Around and Around_ * the "original" live recording of "Under My Thumb" which did not make it to any post-1986 remaster of the "Got LIVE if you Want it!" album Other, more esoteric issues also exist. There are both true stereo (i.e., channel-separated stereo) and "Electronically Reprocessed" stereo versions of early 60's songs on the market. Multiple distinct versions of a single song (as many as four!) have seen official release with obvious changes, such as a missing guitar solo, an organ intro replacing a guitar, and missing percussion tracks, handclaps, or verses. Many (but not all!) of the American ABKCO CDs are considered inferior to their pre-1998 Japanese and pre-1995 European counterparts, released on the "London" label, due to a poor selection of masters. Many of the 60's tracks from the non-ABKCO CDs which people find preferable were remastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs for an American box set of vinyl reissues in 1984. This deluxe set included the Stones' London Records (US) album catalogue up to and including 1972's "Hot Rocks (1964-1971)". In July 1995, the line became almost hopelessly blurred, as ABKCO decided to "streamline" its' worldwide Stones offerings. They revamped the European CD and vinyl catalogue and sold releases made from the masters which had previously produced discs only for the American market. With that decision, ABKCO effectively discontinued the "original European" pressings, which had been available on London-label CDs for nearly a decade. ABKCO hype about "remastering" on the front of these post-1995 European releases (a red-on-black banner across the bottom) should be taken with a grain of salt. These CDs and LPs are only clones of the inferior CD catalogue which had been available in the United States for many years. This sweeping policy change had a delayed impact on Polydor's operations in Japan, however. In Japan, Polydor continued, through most of 1997, to issue CDs which did not conform to the "worldwide" ABKCO standard. The Japanese began issuing ABKCO-standard versions in 1997. Just as an informational aside, these ABKCO releases don't all sound like utter crap. The deficits are really only a problem on the early tracks from their first three years, up through 1967. Later ABKCO-era releases such as "Beggar's Banquet" and "Let It Bleed" are considered fine, and finding improved conditions for these albums are a matter of religious fervor and having unlimited cash to spend on such rarities as the Mono version of these albums. In any case, it is often true that rarities are interesting for their rarity alone, so buyer beware. What do I need minimally for a "complete" Rolling Stones collection on CD? As it stands now, there is no way to have a complete Rolling Stones' collection without having at least some old vinyl records. With the 1996 release of "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus", it is also impossible to have a complete set of Rolling Stones recordings on vinyl, as there was no vinyl release of "Rock and Roll Circus". As this applies to ABKCO, there are 22 song _titles_ never issued on CD at all, and 12 of those come from the 1975 compilation "Metamorphosis", which can be found on several illegitimate CD releases. There are several previously released and available _versions_ of other titles which yet to see the light of laser. As it applies to Rolling Stones Records (the releases from 1971 through 1991) there are four _titles_ still not ever released on CD: one of those appeared only on a magazine flexi-disc in 1972, and two others were flipsides to 7" singles. There are more than a dozen variations of already released RSR-era titles (i.e., promo/mono edits or dance remixes) titles which themselves are not on CD. The ABKCO years: When wondering "which version" of an ABKCO CD to buy, consider recommendations on sound quality from friends, and remember, if you are trying to accomplish a complete collection of what IS available from the Stones on CD, even though that's a subset of the officially released Stones canon, no collection which does not mix the commonly available ABKCO catalogue (the "US" CDs) and the pre-1998 Japanese/pre-1995 European discs will do it for you, Because... no "US" CD has, for example, the five-minute-plus version of "Out of Time" (from "Aftermath"), the full-length "Tell Me" (from the first album) or true stereo versions of several early tracks, even ones that were available in true stereo on American vinyl previously (such as "Paint It, Black"). And... a number of songs never appeared on "UK" albums in the 60s, but exclusively on either American LPs or mid-70s UK compilations. Those mid-70s compilations have stayed out of print in this age of the compact disc, and the pre-1995 European CDs ape the lineups of the European album releases from the 60s. The comments on the individual albums, listed above in the detailed discography, provide a complete overview of these "orphan" tracks. For all the faults of the "US lineup" of album releases, it is a lineup which did end up offering the more complete (if slightly out of order) overview of the Stones' recording career. Buying strictly from the current "American" CD (ABKCO) lineup will give you a complete collection of pre-1971 titles which are available on official CD. But, you have to buy them _all_ (including the 3-disc "London Years" box set, which has nearly a dozen tracks unavailable anywhere else on CD), and you only get to economize by leaving out the double-disc "Hot Rocks (1964-1971)" and the two single-disc "Big Hits" compilations: buy everthing else, and only then do these three CD titles finally become superfluous. After all this CD collecting, you still will not have the following pre-1971 titles: * the six vinyl-only tracks which were released in Germany only ("I've been Loving You Too Long (studio)", "Con le Mie Lacrime", "Tell Me Baby, How Many More Times", "Memphis Tennessee", "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Cocksucker Blues") * the first three tracks from the 1965 EP "Got Live if You Want it!" (although one of these tracks is just a restless crowd chanting "We Want the Stones!", called, appropriately enough, "We want the Stones!") * the 12 tracks from the UK version of the 1975 compilation _Metamorphosis_ which never made it to the _London Years_ box. So far, the only non-bootleg CD source of ANY tracks from _Metamorphosis_ is the _London Years_ box, and it only provides four of that album's 16 tracks. The post-ABKCO years: Certain later (post-1970) albums were notoriously mistreated in their switch to digital, and with the advent of 20-bit mastering technology, Virgin Records reissued 20-bit remasters of the Rolling Stones' studio output from "Sticky Fingers" (1971) to "Steel Wheels" (1989) (with eight of these titles available in limited edition commemmorative packaging) in June 1994. Some people report (trivially) longer fades on some of the tracks on these Virgin remasters, raising the spectre of "different versions" all over again, and forcing one to track down CBS-issue CDs in order to have a complete set of CD-available _versions_. At this point, the future on CD of the three compilations originally issued by "Rolling Stones Records" between 1975 and 1984 is up in the air. All of these were issued on CD at some point after 1984 by CBS but are now out of print. Of the three compilations, only the single-disc compilation "Sucking in the Seventies" has material which can't be culled from other currently available CD sources. Three live albums from the RSR years which had been out of print for five years ("Love You Live", "Still Life", and "Flashpoint") began reappearing in Japan and Europe in 1998. Shortly thereafter, American versions came on the market. About two dozen post-ABKCO tracks have never been issued on CD, although only four of them ("Let it Rock", "Exile on Main Street Blues", "Through the Lonely Nights", and "Think I'm Going Mad") are actually distinct performances. For the most part, the body of post-ABKCO work still not on CD is relegated to 12" "dance" remixes and mono/promo edits of singles. The value of these is set in the hearts/minds of individual collectors. What about stereo versions of early Stones tracks? (Thanks to Chris M. [ChrisM42@aol.com] for this section, and to Glen Cassan and Luke Pacholski for pointing out where changes were appropriate.) "Aftermath", released in the US in June 1966, was the first American Stones' stereo album where some true stereo versions actually reported for duty, and which were not the 'Electronically Reprocessed' Stereo, of American predecessors. In the age of the CD, some of the material originally issued before the release of "Aftermath" emerged, scattershot fashion, in _true_ Stereo, on compact disc. This material is valuable not just for its curiosity value but because of the extremely high fidelity of the music, and the fact that much of it was never issued in America. Until the end of 1997, it was Japanese-issued CDs which provided the bulk of the "early Stereo" content. At that point, Japanese CDs purchased factory-fresh stopped delivering reliably the versions itemized in the following paragraphs. Any comments about stereo versions of early material on Japanese CDs should strictly be interpreted to mean the discs which were on the market through much of 1997. The Japanese CD "Rolling Stones No. 2" had true stereo on "Time Is On My Side", "What A Shame" (Charlie hammers the right channel!), "Down The Road Apiece" and "I Can't Be Satisfied", with the remaining tracks in mono. There was a Japanese issue of "The Rolling Stones, Now!" with a stereo "Heart of Stone", but, faithful to the track listing of its' original LP counterpart, it included neither "Time Is On My Side" nor "I Can't Be Satisfied". It did, however, include true stereo of "What a Shame" and "Down the Road Apiece" , tracks which are also found on "No.2". The "American"/ABKCO release of "Now!" duplicates the stereo tracks which were on the Japanese "Now!". "Now!" is the only "American"/ABKCO CD to include true stereo versions of any pre-"Aftermath" material. (Note also that the versions of track 1, "Everybody Needs Somebody..." are NOT identical on the two discs, and that the Japanese "Now!" has the short 3-minute version.) To summarize to this point: The Japanese "No. 2" had 4 stereo tracks, and any country's version of "Now!" has two of those 4, plus a third, bringing the total number of early stereo tracks to 5 so far. On the 1965 title "December's Children", one finds a very high-fidelity (but alas, not true stereo) "Look What You've Done". The Japanese issue of "December's" was once thought to have a true stereo of both that song and "Get Off My Cloud", but the currently sold Japanese release definitely does not. The UK track listing of the 1966 greatest-hits compilation album "High Tide and Green Grass" was used for a Japanese CD reissue which had true stereo on "It's All Over Now", "Heart of Stone", and "Time is on my Side". This same "High Tide" CD inexplicably used the 'electronically reprocessed stereo' version of "Get Off My Cloud", even though a true stereo of "GOMC" was available, and issued on other disc titles. Then we come to the Japanese CD versions of the 1972 titles "Hot Rocks" and "More Hot Rocks". These two sets were issued overseas as four separate discs: "Hot Rocks 1", "Hot Rocks 2", "More Hot Rocks 1", "More Hot Rocks 2". All combined, they provided most of the tracks mentioned above. Note the 3 exceptions: "Look What You've Done" "What A Shame" "Down the Road Apiece". These 3 tracks are on neither "Hot Rocks" nor "More Hot Rocks". (If you are seriously considering buying only one of the Japanese "More Hot Rocks" discs, keep in mind that the Japanese release of it is not a song-for-song matchup of their ABKCO counterpart discs. No tracks are missing, but the order and configuration of songs is different. Note also that at some point late in 1997, the Japanese catalogue was overhauled, and made from the mono/crappy masters the rest of the world's catalogues had been subject to since 1995.) All of "Hot Rocks 2" is in stereo (no big deal for the most part, although some find that the true stereo tracks "Honky Tonk Woman" and "Street Fightin' Man" are very desirable.) and on "Hot Rocks 1", mono is the exception and not the rule. The pre-"Aftermath" stereo tracks on "HR1" included "Time Is On My Side", "Heart Of Stone", "Play With Fire", "Satisfaction", "Get Off My Cloud", "Paint It, Black" and "Mother's Little Helper". "More Hot Rocks 1" has true stereo for both "It's All Over Now" and the shorter, "American" version of the track "Out of Time" (3:50). "More Hot Rocks 2" rounds out our list of pre-June,1966 stereo with "What To Do" and "I Can't Be Satisfied". "The Last Time", "19th Nervous Breakdown", and "As Tears Go By" have never been _officially_ released in Stereo, but are available on 'unauthorized' (some would say "bootleg") CDs, including one title called, helpfully, "In Stereo" (Chapter One, 25203). Be forewarned, however: there's no bootleg CD with stereo versions which has received universal praise for either fidelity or separation. Ironically, the real selling point of the stereo tracks is the rich fidelity, so YMMV. ========================Flipsides and oddities========================= The following selections appeared on the 1980 German Compilation LP called "For Collector's Only" [sic], and the 1984 4 LP German boxed set "The Rest of the Best", but nowhere on the albums listed above for the USA or UK. Since the deletion of these two compilations, these tracks remain unavailable officially. Items marked "F" are available on "For Collector's Only", and "B", the German box. (Note that the first and sixth tracks are glorified bootlegs, the third and fourth are not _really_ the Rolling Stones, but rather the "Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra", and that "For Collectors Only" would get you the two remaining tracks.) B "Tell Me Baby, How Many Times" recorded Chicago, June 1964 BF "I've Been Loving You too Long" recorded Los Angeles, May 1965 B "Da Doo Ron Ron" Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra, 1964 B "Memphis Tennessee" "" "" BF "Con le Mie Lacrime" Italian "As Tears Go By", Spring '66 B "Cocksucker Blues" Olympic Studios, 1970 (limited edition 7" bonus single found _only_ w/ Sept. '84 issue of the box; deleted in later issues.) The following titles/versions have been officially released by the Rolling Stones for public consumption at some point, intentionally or not, but have yet to appear on any LP or compilation released in the States or the UK. By "officially released", we mean that they were not _exclusively_ found on promotional items, even if (as in the case with "Exile on Main Street Blues") 'release' meant nothing more than the appearance on a flexi-disc issued with a magazine, and not available for separate purchase. 1968 "Street Fightin' Man" Notorious 1st issue of the US single had not only a politically charged (and banned) picture sleeve of a riot scene, but an alternate musical version which disappeared as well. The rare single has a different vocal track and more piano than the familiar "Beggar's Banguet" version. One of the priciest of all Stones rarities. Hand-written matrix number on the final groove is XDR-43220A X, with the number 14939 written in mirror image above it. This version also showed up on an orange-label London Records promo single with the same matrix number. 1971 "Let It Rock" - third track on UK "Brown Sugar" single - replaced "Sister Morphine" on the Spanish version of the LP "Sticky Fingers" - This live track from 1971 is widely bootlegged along with the remainder of the Leeds University show from which it is taken. 1971 "Sway" This 3:25 version was the B-side to original "Wild Horses" 7" single in the States. 1972 "Exile on Main Street Blues" promotional flexi-disc, included w/purchase of UK magazine. 1972 "All Down the Line" B-side to the single "Happy", this is a different version from the LP's. This pressing of the single was eventually discontinued. 1974 "Through the Lonely Nights" flipside to "It's Only Rock'n'Roll" 7" 45 1978+ "She's a Rainbow"/"2000 Light Years From Home" The 1967 US 7" promo held edited versions of these two songs, which eventually reappeared, after 1978, on a regular-issue London Records US single by mistake. The 1978 label is "Sunset" style, and etched into closing groove of single is the matrix number 5N-906. 1984 "Think I'm Going Mad" flipside to "She Was Hot" 7" 45 1990 The "Flashpoint" sides. A number of live performances recorded on the 1989-1990 tours were used as flipsides to singles pulled off the live album "Flashpoint". These include: "2000 Light Years from Home" (Highwire US7", UK CD single "A") "Undercover of the Night" (Sexdrive US7", Ruby Tueday UK CD single "A") "Play With Fire" (Ruby Tuesday 7", UK CD single "A") "I Just Wanna Make Love To You" (Highwire UK12", UK CD single "A") "Tumbling Dice" (Jumpin' JF 7", Benelux CD single) "Street Fightin' Man" (Benelux CD single [same as above] ) "Harlem Shuffle" (Ruby Tuesday UK CD single "B") This list does not pretend to exhaust your methods of getting the tracks, it just offers suggestions for finding them. 1993 "Gimme Shelter (live)" - (cassette only, UK only) - issued as part of a benefit project for the homeless in 1993, in which various artists cover the song, the Stones' contribution was a live, "Urban Wheels" version. This version does appear on a CD, but it is the Promo. 1994 "The Storm" (Flipside of "Love Is Strong" - found on US cassette, CD single, and 7" vinyl of "LIS". Also on the 4-track European CD VSCDT1503, and a Limited Edition, numbered, 7" UK single.) 1994 "So Young" (Found on European "Love Is Strong" CD listed immediately above, and the US CD single for "Out of Tears".) 1994 "Jump On Top of Me" (Found on European CD [VSCDG 1518], cassette [VST 1518] and Ltd. edition 7" UK single of "You Got me Rocking", but NOT on the UK 12" vinyl single, which has 3 remixes of YGMR only. In the States, it's found on CD single V25H-38468, cassette single, and 12" single. Also, this is on the full-length soundtrack CD to Robert Altman's 1994 film "Pret-a-Porter". It is also on the "Voodoo Lounge CD-ROM", an interactive computer disc released in November 1995, as one of four choices for musical accompaniment to the "Screen Raver".) 1994 "I'm Gonna Drive" (flipside of "Out of Tears", found on US Cassette single 4km-38459, the US CD single V25H-38459, the US 7" NR-38459, and in the UK on the 7" single and CD single.) 1995 "I Go Wild (live)" (found on US/European CD-5 of "I Go Wild"; performance is taken from the Nov. 25, 1994 show in Miami, Florida at Joe Robbie Stadium.) 1995 "Black Limousine (live)" (Track 2 on European CD-5 of "Like a Rolling Stone" [VSCDT 1562], released October 1995; also on the American "LARS" single V25F-38523; and the Japanese CD of the full-length album release, "Stripped"; Performance is from Brixton Academy in London, July 1995.) 1995 "All Down the Line (Live)" (Track 3 on European CD-5 of "Like a Rolling Stone" [VSCDT 1562], October 1995, and in November of that year on the US CD single V25F-38523) 1996 "Live With Me (live)" "Tumbling Dice (live)" "Gimme Shelter (live)" (These are tracks 2, 3, and 4 from the first European CD single issued for "Wild Horses" [VSCDT 1578]. "WH" was taken from "Stripped". "TD" is actually an edit of two versions: a rehearsal and a public performance.) This version of "Gimme Shelter" also wound up in a couple places associated with the 1998 release "Saint Of Me": the US CD5 (7243 8 38627-2-6) and CD #1 of the European double disc release (7243 8 94750 2 9). 1998 "Anyway You Look at It" Found on - the US CD5, 2-track CD single, 12" vinyl, and 7" vinyl for "Saint of Me". - the European CD2 of the 2-disc European set for "SOM". (7243-8-94796-2-1) - the European 7" picture disc single for "Saint" (7243-8-94750-7-4) 1998 "Honest I Do" Found on the soundtrack to the film "Hope Floats", this 1995 redo of a cover which appeared on their first album is from the sessions for "Stripped" at EMI-Toshiba in Japan. 1980-1998 The "remixes". While the Collectibles CD includes one remix each of several popular songs, some remixes persist without ever getting issued on any official collection: "Undercover (Extended)" (Undercover 12") "Feel On Baby (Instrumental)" ("" " ") "Too Much Blood" (several exist) (Too Much Blood 12") "Harlem Shuffle (New York mix)" (Harlem Shuffle 12") "One Hit (London Mix)" (One Hit 12") "Winning Ugly (NY Mix)" (WU Canada-only 12") "Rock and a Hard Place" (R & a HP US 12") (Oh oh hard dub mix, Bonus Beats Mix, and Dance Mix) "Terrifying (remix)" (Terrifying 12") "Sexdrive" (Club Mix, Dirty Hands Mix) (Sexdrive Euro- CD5) "Love Is Strong" (Bob Clearmountain Mix) (4th track on European CD single VSCDT1503) "Love Is Strong" (Joe the Butcher club mix, plus 5 Teddy Riley mixes - radio, extended, extended rock, dub, & instrumental) (UK CD VSCDX1503) (US 12" has all these except the radio mix, US CD has the extended and the instrumental. US 7" has the extended.) "You Got Me Rocking" (Perfecto Mix, Sexy Disco Dub Mix, and Trance Mix, last of which is on the UK and US 12" vinyl singles and US CD-5; first two are on the UK and Australian 4-track CD-5.) "Out Of Tears" (Don Was Edit, and the Bob Clearmountain Remix Edit; both found on US Cassette single 4km-38459 and US 7" NR-38459.) "Sparks Will Fly" (Radio Clean; found on VSCDT 1524, 7243 8 92711 26) Added to the European CD-5 of "Out of Tears", the big change, in the words of Michael Honig (honey@mwald5.chemie.uni-mainz.de): It sounded as if someone has added some ... ahem, "lubricant" exactly on the little holes of the cd that encode the words of the line in question: It goes something like "... I wanna <swoosh>'uck you sweet a<swoosh>" "I Go Wild" (Scott Litt remix, and Luis Vesto Straight Vocal mix) Both are on the US CD-5 for "I Go Wild", rel. April 1995 (V25H-38478); and a European CD-5 released the month after that. "Scott Litt remix" is also available on a Ltd. Edition UK 7" picture disc. "Like a Rolling Stone (Edit)" A 4:18 version of the Bob Dylan cover tune done on the November 1995 album "Stripped". Found on the European CD-5 for "LARS" [VSCDT 1562], released October 1995. "Anybody Seen My Baby?" LP Edit, Soul Solution Remix, and Armand's Rolling Steelo Mix (10:29) are on a UK CD single: 7243 8 94597 22 [VSCDT 1653]. An LP Edit (4:08) and Soul Solution Remix Edit are found on a special-edition clear vinyl numbered 7" single. A 6:01 "Bonus Roll" is on the 12" vinyl issued in Europe. ASMB remixes popped up on releases of "Saint Of Me": on CD#1 of the European double-CD, there's the "Phil Jones Remix" (4:26); and on the double-vinyl 12" of "Saint", two previously released ASMB remixes - the Bonus Roll and Armand's Rolling Steelo Mix. "Saint Of Me" A Radio Edit (4:08) appears on the European 7" picture disc (7243 8 94750-7-4) and either of the 2 CDs from the European double-CD issue. Todd Terry Extended Remix (6:00) and Deep Dish Club Mix (7:35) are both on the US CD5 (7243 8 38627-2-6) and the US vinyl 12" (7243 8 38626-1-0). Deep Dish Grunge Garage Remix (Pts. 1 and 2) is on CD2 of the European set, and both of the two European vinyl 12" releases (7243-8-94750-6-7, and the ltd. edition double-vinyl). Both of these European vinyl 12" releases offer both the Deep Dish Grunge Garage Dub (7:23) and the Deep Dish Rolling Dub (7:16). Deep Dish Grunge Dub (7:22) is on the US 12" vinyl. "Out Of Control" On the European CD5 (7243 8 95081 2 3/VSCDF 1700) and 12" vinyl (7243 8 95081 6 1/VST 1700), one finds "In Hand with Fluke" (8:27), "In Hand With Fluke Instrumental" (5:58), and "Bi-Polar At The Controls" (5:10). Additionally, the CD5 and 2-track CD both have a 3:38 Album Radio Edit. The 12" vinyl and limited edition clear CD single add "Bi-Polar's Fat Controller Mix" (5:24). The "Saber Final Mix" (5:44) appears on the limited edition single, also. A radio edit of "In Hand with Fluke" (4:30) appears on a limited edition 7" single. A double-vinyl 12" offers "In Hand wih Fluke", "In Hand with Fluke Full Length", 1971-1998 The "promos". Released to radio stations and DJ pools, promotional singles will often include a version of a record that is more amenable to commercial airplay or dance club use, by virtue of cleaned-up language, a different running time, or a hotter mix more friendly to the intended arena (AM radio play or dance clubs). Many 7" promos were issued for the Rolling Stones where one side is "Mono" and the other is "Stereo", but here we catalogue records that were more substantially altered or edited, AND did not see a public, intentional commercial release: "Dandelion"/"We Love You" (Promo 7") ("WLY" edited to 3:10 down from the usual 4:00 plus. From "Dandelion", the intro and refrains of "Dandelion" at the end are missing.) "She's a Rainbow"/"2000 Light Years from Home" (Promo 7") (released commercially by mistake in 1978 - see above.) "Wild Horses" (Promo 7") (a shorter version of the 1971 song) "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" (shorter) (Promo 7") "Before They make Me Run" (Promo 7") "Shattered" (clocks in under 3 minutes!!) (Promo 7") "Emotional Rescue" (4:18) (Promo 7") "She's So Cold" (Promo 7") ('clean' version - lyrics have 'God damn cold' removed) "If I was a Dancer (Instrumental)" (Promo 12") "Waiting On a Friend" (more than a minute off) (Promo 7") "Undercover" (3:59) (Promo 7") "Sexdrive" (Edited Club version) (US Promo 12") "Wild Horses (Edit)" (4:07) (European Promo CD VSCDJ 1578) "Saint of Me": (Eur. white-label Todd Terry Fade (3:35) dbl. 12" vinyl) Todd Terry Tee's Freeze Dub (7:45) Todd Terry Dub #2 (7:45) "Flip the Switch (Clean Version)", (US Promo CD) "Flip the Switch (Call Out Hook)" (#1 and #2) "Out Of Control" Album Radio Edit (3:59) (Eur Promo CD VSCDXJ 1700 LC3098) Call Out Hook(0:17) (USA Promo CD DPRO 7087-6-13159-2-9) Don Was Live Remix (6:54) (all three versions on both promo discs)