More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)

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More Hot Rocks
(Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)
Compilation album by The Rolling Stones
Released 11 December 1972
Recorded May 1963 – October 1969
Genre Rock
Length 79:45
Language English
Label London (US), ABKCO (UK)
Producer Andrew Loog Oldham, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Miller, and Eric Easton
The Rolling Stones compilations chronology
Rock'n'Rolling Stones
(1972)
More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)
(1972)
No Stone Unturned
(1973)

More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) is the second compilation album of Rolling Stones music released by former manager Allen Klein's ABKCO Records (who usurped control of the band's Decca/London material in 1970) after the band's departure from Decca and Klein. Released in late 1972 as the follow-up to the hugely successful Hot Rocks 1964–1971, it was another success for Klein and ABKCO.

When Hot Rocks 1964–1971 proved to be a big seller, there was never any doubt that a successor would follow. However, initially—with Andrew Loog Oldham getting involved—the project was to feature previously unreleased (or more accurately, discarded) material and be titled Necrophilia. Artwork was prepared and the album made it as far as the mastering phase when it was recalled and something a little more practical was compiled (ABKCO would revisit this concept with 1975's Metamorphosis). The result was More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies).

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B+ link
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars link
Select 4/5 stars[1]

Featuring the hits that could not be shoehorned onto its predecessor, as well as first-time release of many previously UK-only releases, the double album was quickly pressed and distributed into North American shops in December 1972, reaching No. 9 in the US and going gold. Like Hot Rocks 1964–1971, More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) would not see an official UK release until 21 May 1990.

Allmusic's Richie Unterberger writes in his review "More Hot Rocks goes for the somewhat smaller hits, some of the better album tracks, and a whole LP side's worth of rarities that hadn't yet been available in the United States when this compilation was released in 1972."

"Despite the unfathomable choices, random LP tracks, peculiar chronology ('64 through to '69, then back to '63/'64 again) and the feeling that the real stormers are elsewhere (on 'Vol 1', that is), it's an irresistible listen," wrote Select's Andrew Perry of the 1990 CD release, concluding, "A weird arrangement of quality goods."[2]

2002 bonus tracks[edit]

In August 2002, More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) was reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records with the addition of three bonus tracks: "Poison Ivy" (Version 2), from The Rolling Stones; "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", from The Rolling Stones No. 2 (a different take from the version featured on The Rolling Stones, Now!); and "I've Been Loving You Too Long", recorded in 1965, and later overdubbed with screams for the 1966 American-only live album Got Live If You Want It!. The latter two were produced by Andrew Loog Oldham and the former by Eric Easton.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Tell Me"   3:48
2. "Not Fade Away" (Charles Hardin/Norman Petty) 1:48
3. "The Last Time"   3:41
4. "It's All Over Now" (Bobby Womack/Shirley Jean Womack) 3:27
5. "Good Times, Bad Times" (B-side of It's All Over Now) 2:30
6. "I'm Free"   2:24
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "Out of Time" (Edited version from Flowers) 3:42
8. "Lady Jane"   3:08
9. "Sittin' On A Fence"   3:03
10. "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?"   2:35
11. "Dandelion"   3:32
12. "We Love You"   4:22
Side three
No. Title Length
13. "She's a Rainbow" (Edited version, without the announcer intro) 4:12
14. "2000 Light Years from Home"   4:45
15. "Child of the Moon (rmk)"   3:10
16. "No Expectations"   3:56
17. "Let It Bleed"   5:28
Side Four
No. Title Length
18. "What to Do" (First released in 1966 on the British edition of Aftermath) 2:33
19. "Money" (Berry Gordy Jr/Janie Bradford – (First released in 1964 on the UK EP The Rolling Stones) 2:18
20. "Come On" (Chuck Berry – (The Rolling Stones' 1963 debut single in the UK, this was its first release in the US) 2:32
21. "Fortune Teller" (Naomi Neville) – (Recorded in 1963 and released in the UK in 1964 on the various artists LP Saturday Club) 1:48
22. "Poison Ivy" (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) – (Recorded in 1963 and released in the UK in 1964 on the various artist LP Saturday Club) 2:34
23. "Bye Bye Johnnie" (Chuck Berry) – (First released in 1964 on the EP The Rolling Stones as "Bye Bye Johnny") 2:10
24. "I Can't Be Satisfied" (McKinley Morganfield) – (Originally released on the UK album The Rolling Stones No. 2 in 1965) 3:28
25. "Long, Long While" (Originally released as the UK B-side to "Paint It Black" in 1966) 3:01

All tracks on sides one, two, and four were produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, except "Money" and "Bye Bye Johnnie", which were produced by Eric Easton. Side three was produced by Jimmy Miller, except tracks "She's a Rainbow" and "2000 Light Years from Home", produced by The Rolling Stones.

Liner notes[edit]

Andrew Loog Oldham's liner notes, as preserved on the 1990 CD release, read: "way back when / the sleepy owls of the brill building / brillcreamed and braincreamed that melody was coming back / and lo it had / it flew past their windows yesterday / as Paulie, a bebeatled ballade / Lennon's advocate for the Kalin Twins (who is the other jaggered half?) / seen so far away / and today will never come to the Judas Iscariots / who mock the hands that feed them / from here within / December's Children and the Aftermath of the war of the parking lots / stay away from new caddies, they're faulty / stick with our original edsel / the 17 + 8 / 8 from the brown cookie bag baked yesteryear and preserved and never before sold in your local deli / that remained (excuse me Mr Gershwin, I need another dime) standards of yesterday and now / good times, bad times to you all and have you seen your mother baby, balling in the alley"

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Select, November 1990
  2. ^ Select, November 1990
  3. ^ Walsh, Christopher (24 August 2002). "Super audio CDs: The Rolling Stones Remastered". Billboard (Billboard). p. 27. 
  4. ^ Billboard Album Chart