More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)

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More Hot Rocks
(Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)
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Compilation album by
Released11 December 1972
RecordedMay 1963 – October 1969
GenreRock, rhythm and blues[1]
Length79:45
LanguageEnglish
LabelLondon
ProducerAndrew 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 a compilation album by the Rolling Stones released in December 1972 on London Records. The album was a follow-up to the hugely successful Hot Rocks 1964–1971.

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).

This was the second "post-contract" compilation released under the aegis of London/ABKCO Records after the termination of the Stones relationship with ABKCO and Decca Records. Because of the nature of the contract, the Rolling Stones lost all control over their pre-1971 recordings and this album was released without their input or consent. ABKCO and Decca would continue to release such un-authorized albums over the next several decades.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[3]
Select4/5 medals[4]

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."[5]

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.[6]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No.TitleLength
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.TitleLength
1."Out of Time" (Edited version from Flowers)3:42
2."Lady Jane"3:08
3."Sittin' on a Fence"3:03
4."Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?"2:35
5."Dandelion"3:32
6."We Love You"4:22
Side three
No.TitleLength
1."She's a Rainbow" (Edited version, without the announcer intro)4:12
2."2000 Light Years from Home"4:45
3."Child of the Moon (rmk)"3:10
4."No Expectations"3:56
5."Let It Bleed"5:28
Side Four
No.TitleLength
1."What to Do" (First released in 1966 on the British edition of Aftermath)2:33
2."Money" (Berry Gordy Jr/Janie Bradford – (First released in 1964 on the UK EP The Rolling Stones)2:18
3."Come On" (Chuck Berry – (The Rolling Stones' 1963 debut single in the UK, this was its first release in the US)2:32
4."Fortune Teller" (Naomi Neville) – (Recorded in 1963 and released in the UK in 1964 on the various artists LP Saturday Club)1:48
5."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
6."Bye Bye Johnnie" (Chuck Berry) – (First released in 1964 on the EP The Rolling Stones as "Bye Bye Johnny")2:10
7."I Can't Be Satisfied" (McKinley Morganfield) – (Originally released on the UK album The Rolling Stones No. 2 in 1965)3:28
8."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 and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: R". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 12 March 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  2. ^ More Hot Rocks at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 April 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Select, November 1990
  5. ^ Select, November 1990
  6. ^ Walsh, Christopher (24 August 2002). "Super audio CDs: The Rolling Stones Remastered". Billboard. Billboard. p. 27.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 4276". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  8. ^ "The Rolling Stones Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – The Rolling Stones". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 19 June 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.