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Sticky Fingers (2CD Deluxe) CD
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Regarded as one of The Rolling Stones' all-time great albums, 'Sticky Fingers' captured the bands trademark combination of swagger and tenderness in a superb collection. The classic album features timeless songs such as 'Brown Sugar,' 'Wild Horses,' 'Bitch,' 'Sister Morphine' and 'Dead Flowers' and showcases the inventive song writing of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and formidable guitar licks from Mick Taylor. All Deluxe and Super Deluxe formats will feature a generous selection of previously unavailable material. These include the alternative version of the chart-topping single 'Brown Sugar' featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of 'Bitch,' 'Can't You Hear Me Knocking' and 'Dead Flowers'; an acoustic take on the anthemic 'Wild Horses', and five tracks recorded live at The Roundhouse in 1971 including 'Honky Tonk Women' and 'Midnight Rambler.'
Remastered album plus bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances with 24 page booklet.
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THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. Brown Sugar
3. Wild Horses
4. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
5. You Gotta Move
7. I Got The Blues
8. Sister Morphine
9. Dead Flowers
10. Moonlight Mile
Needs no real introduction. From the risque rock of "Brown Sugar", with its iconic riff, and the punchy horns of "Bitch", through the blues rock of "Sway", the pure blues of "You Gotta Move" and "I Got The Blues" to the sheer, unparalleled beauty of "Wild Horses", the morbid "Sister Morphine", the prelude to some of "Exile" that is "Moonlight Mile" and the enjoyable country rock of "Dead Flowers" - it is an absolute delight. The "two tracks in one" of "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" with its vocal introduction and extended instrumental outro, featuring some Santana-style guitar, is always a high point. Remastered impressively, giving truly excellent sound quality, you can't go wrong with this slice of leery early seventies Stones. Everyone is on top form, instrumentally and vocally. A very, very strong case for being their best ever album. Of course, the monumental "Exile On Main St" had not appeared as yet.
THE STUDIO EXTRAS
1. Brown Sugar
2. Wild Horses
3. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
5. Dead Flowers
"Brown Sugar" with Eric Clapton on it is very enjoyable, Clapton's whining guitar adding something extra. While not out-doing the original it is certainly interesting. The acoustic take of "Wild Horses" has a stripped down beauty. Lovely acoustic guitar on it, particularly at the three minute mark. The sound is crystal clear. Up there with the original. "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" is largely the first part of the original without the extended percussion outro. Some nice rumbling bass on it, some riffy guitar action around 1.40 and Charlie's rough and ready drums. It has its appeal but I prefer the original. Just when you want it to continue the groove it unfortunately stops.
"Bitch" is extended and has a different vocal delivery from Jagger, slightly. More rambling than the original and had this been the original I wold have preferred it, if you get my drift, but as I know the original so well I have to stick with it. Nice guitar interplay around 2.25. Again at 4.23. The extended bit is basically the horn riff given a longer fade out, with a great bass line right at the end, a bit like a live gig extension. Enjoyable.
"Dead Flowers" has the bass to the fore and a Byrds-ish jangly guitar at the beginning. The steel guitar is laid on a bit thicker. Worth it for the bass and the rough and ready feel. Rock guitar pushes its way into the country feel a bit, for the better, particularly at the end. I think I prefer this cut to the original. Feels like a first take live in the studio cut. Jagger's vocal is a little lazier too. Seems somehow lower down in the mix.
LIVE FROM THE ROUNDHOUSE
1. Live With Me
2. Stray Cat Blues
3. Love In Vain
4. Midnight Rambler
5. Honky Tonk Women
A great "live" feel on these cuts. Great sound quality without losing anything or sanitising it. Down and dirty, uncut and live.
A punchy, bass-rumbling opener in "Live With Me" that rocks like the a canine's nether equipment. The Stones were really on fire live in 1971. "The Brussels Affair" from 1973 probably betters the 1971 material, but only just. For me, the live stuff from 71-73 beats "Get Your Ya-Ya's", but that's just my personal taste. most people prefer "Ya-Ya's". No doubting that The Stones were cooking in this period though. "Stray Cat Blues" is urgent, lazily dirty and bluesy. It really doesn't get much better than this. In 1971 they could still get away with this song. "Love In Vain" continues the blues, of course. Great guitar and vocal. My God, Mick Taylor was good.
"Midnight Rambler" is as you would expect. Very clear sound though. Laid back and almost a bit jazzy as opposed to bluesy at the beginning, then the riff and harmonica takes over. "Honky Tonk Women" winds things up after the band introductions. I can never tire of hearing this. A great rendition of an often-played song here. Still a (relatively) new song to play live and the enthusiasm shows.
LIVE FROM LEEDS UNIVERSITY
1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
2. Live With Me
3. Dead Flowers
4. Stray Cat Blues
5. Love In Vain
6. Midnight Rambler
8. Honky Tonk Women
9. (I Can't Get No ) Satisfaction
10. Little Queenie
11. Brown Sugar
12. Street Fighting Man
13. Let It Rock
Originally recorded in mono for BBC radio broadcast, the show from the short UK tour in Spring 1971, would appear to have been excellently remastered, in stereo. Kicking off with a heavy, menacing "Jumpin" Jack Flash", we get excellent versions of "Live With Me", "Dead Flowers", "Stray Cat Blues" and, as with The Roundhouse cuts, the sound quality is good, but the live feel has not been lost. You feel as if you are there. Nice to hear "Little Queenie" and, of course, the old "Brown Sugar" 'B' Side "Let It Rock". The sound is slightly better on "Roundhouse" but no real matter, just good to get this gig remastered and official, at last.
Funnily enough, "Leeds" was from 13th March 1971. "Roundhouse" was the next day, the 14th March, yet the band sound tighter on the second gig. That one of those vagaries of touring I guess. Some nights are better than others.
New guitarist Mick Taylor succeeding the late Brian Jones,and no recordings of new material in two years.moving into a new decade - could they still cut it?
With the anticipated release of Sticky fingers and lead single Brown sugar - they produced an all time classic single and album.Stones fans needn't have worried.
Apart from the perennial rock classic - the said Brown sugar,The whole album is packed with uplifting,rock and blues gems; Bitch and sister morphine are just two prime examples of this.not forgetting the beautiful ballad wild horses too.
Mick and Keith's song writing partnership,is maintained on sticky fingers,and the original co-production (by Jimmy Miller) and this 2009 re-master, are both excellent in sound quality.
The musicianship and vocals from all main band members and session musicians eg;Billy Preston,Nicki Hopkins and Bobby Keys (he of memorable sax solo on Brown sugar),certainly make their mark on this truly excellent album.
This package includes; previously unshown? Photographs of the band,with lyrics and recording credits.
If you want to expand on the Sticky fingers experience: then expanded deluxe and super-deluxe editions are available.me - I'm quite happy with this original track listing version of SF,for the time being thank you.
The extra tracks are all pretty good, and the photos and hard back book add lustre to the album legend. Not cheap, but I'll willingly shell out for something of this quality.
The box is a nicely produced package overall, and certainly the hard-back book included (which holds the CDs/DVD? 45rpm single) has a very well written series of essays in it, which threw some new light for me onto the background of the recording and the events leading up to it. The book includes many excellent photos, some not previously seen. Some of these are also included as postcard type inserts. I have also gained a stand-up Mick Taylor figure.
Worth it for the committed fan. Most would probably be perfectly happy with the 2 CD package.
Onto the record..
Never been a huge fan but brought this to add to my collection of new vinyl.
It sounds modern, fresh and crystal clear from my system....
Great cover too, artists pushed the boundaries then..
I was going to buy the Spanish cover one but it doesn't have Sister Morphine on it which along with the zip cover is banned in Spain.
A great album, Rock'n'roll blues all in one LP
If there has to be a number one stones album then this is it.
Exile might have the raw ruggedness and dirty cellar/garage atmosphere they talk about, though most of Exile was completed and finished in proper studios, Sticky Fingers is simply the Best overall Stones album, closely followed by Some Girls and Exile.