Rewind (1971–1984)

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Rewind (1971–1984)
Greatest hits album by
Released2 July 1984
RecordedDecember 1969 – August 1983
Length55:33 (US), 53:12 (UK)
LabelRolling Stones/EMI
ProducerJimmy Miller, The Glimmer Twins, and Chris Kimsey
The Rolling Stones compilations chronology
Sucking in the Seventies
Rewind (1971–1984)
Singles Collection: The London Years

Rewind (1971–1984) is a compilation album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1984. Coming only three years after Sucking in the Seventies, the album was primarily compiled to mark the end of the band's alliance with Warner Music (in North America) and EMI (all other territories), both of whom were the distributors of Rolling Stones Records. It is the second Rolling Stones album to include a lyric sheet (after 1978's Some Girls.)

For the first time since 1969's Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2), the UK and US editions of Rewind (1971–1984) would each feature altered track listings, reflecting the individual tastes of both territories. The American CD version featured the U.S. top 20 hits from 1971-1983, with the exception of Ain't Too Proud To Beg.

Released in the summer of 1984, Rewind (1971–1984) was not as successful as previous compilations (due, in no small part, to the track repetitions from previous retrospectives), reaching #23 in the UK and #86 in the US, though it went gold there. The album was released on Compact Disc in the United States adding "It's Only Rock'n Roll (But I Like It)" and "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)". This was the first official US Rolling Stones CD release.

See also Video Rewind released 14 November 1984.

With later compilations Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones (1993) and Forty Licks (2002) superseding it, Rewind (1971–1984) is now out of print.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauA− [2]

British track listing[edit]

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

  1. "Brown Sugar" – 3:49
  2. "Undercover of the Night" – 4:32
  3. "Start Me Up" – 3:31
  4. "Tumbling Dice" – 3:37
  5. "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" – 5:07
  6. "She's So Cold" – 4:11
  7. "Miss You" – 4:48
  8. "Beast of Burden" – 4:27
  9. "Fool to Cry" – 5:06
  10. "Waiting on a Friend" – 4:34
  11. "Angie" – 4:31
  12. "Respectable" – 3:07
  • On the 1986 CD release, "Hang Fire" replaced She's So Cold, while "Emotional Rescue" and "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" were added.

American track listing[edit]

  1. "Miss You" – 4:48
  2. "Brown Sugar" – 3:49
  3. "Undercover of the Night" – 4:31
  4. "Start Me Up" – 3:31
  5. "Tumbling Dice" – 3:37
  6. "Hang Fire" – 2:21
  7. "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" – 5:07
  8. "Emotional Rescue" – 5:40
  9. "Beast of Burden" – 4:27
  10. "Fool to Cry" – 5:05
  11. "Waiting On a Friend" – 4:34
  12. "Angie" – 4:31
  13. "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" – 3:27
  • "It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)" and "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" added to the CD and Cassette releases

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position


UK Top 100 Albums

UK Top 75 Albums

23[citation needed]

45[citation needed]

1984 The Billboard 200 86 [3]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Netherlands (NVPI)[4] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Brown Sugar" UK Top 100 Singles 58[citation needed]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Billboard
  4. ^ "Dutch album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Rewind" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 19 June 2019. Enter Rewind in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Rewind". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 19 June 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.