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Rolling Stones - 40 LicksThe London Years

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Below are some the more relevant Rolling Stones compilations. 

The two disc Forty Licks is the overall best compilation, but that is far from perfect or comprehensive. What is needed is a four or five disc box set, and greatest hits albums that are more niche oriented. For example, Jump Back: Best of 71-93 is too short. It should be 1971 - '75 for volume one (sort of expanded Made In The Shade), and 1976 - the present for volume two. There is certainly enough worthy material.

Forty Licks
Singles Collection: The London Years 
Jump Back: Best of 71-93
Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) 
Through The Past Darkly
More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies
Hot Rocks 1964 - '71
Ronnie Wood

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Forty Licks
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The overall best compilation. Still, far from perfect. 

Disc: 1

1. Street Fighting Man 
2. Gimme Shelter 
3. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 
4. The Last Time 
5. Jumpin Jack Flash 
6. You Can't Always Get What you Want 
7. 19th Nervous Breakdown 
8. Under My Thumb 
9. Not Fade Away 
10. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby
11. Sympathy For The Devil 
12. Mother's Little Helper 
13. She's a Rainbow 
14. Get Off My Cloud 
15. Wild Horses 
16. Ruby Tuesday 
17. Paint It Black 
18. Honky Tonk Women 
19. It's All Over Now 
20. Let's Spend The Night Together 

Disc: 2

1. Start Me Up 
2. Brown Sugar 
3. Miss You 
4. Beast Of Burden 
5. Don't Stop (new) 
6. Happy 
7. Angie 
8. You Got Me Rocking 
9. Shattered 
10. Fool To Cry 
11. Love Is Strong 
12. Mixed Emotions 
13. Keys To Your Love (new) 
14. Anybody Seen My Baby? 
15. Stealing My Heart (new) 
16. Tumbling Dice 
17. Undercover of the Night
18. Emotional Rescue 
19. Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)
20. Losing My Touch (new)
 

Forty Licks
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Singles Collection: The London Years
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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 Your 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
Jumping Jack Flash
Child Of The Moon (rmk)

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 (aka I Don't Know Why I Love You)
Try A Little Harder
Out Of Time
Jiving Sister Fanny
Sympathy For The Devil

Singles Collection: The London Years
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Jump Back: Best of 71-93
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If you have a lot of their early material or a compilation such Singles Collection: The London Years or Hot Rocks this is an excellent complement.

1. Start Me Up 
2. Brown Sugar 
3. Harlem Shuffle 
4. It's Only Rock N' Roll 
5. Mixed Emotions 
6. Angie 
7. Tumbling Dice 
8. Fool To Cry
9. Rock And A Hard Place 
10. Miss You 
11. Hot Stuff 
12. Emotional Rescue 
13. Respectable 
14. Beast Of Burden 
15. Waiting On A Friend 
16. Wild Horses 
17. Bitch 
18. Undercover Of The Night
 

Jump Back: Best of 71-93
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Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) 
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A strong compilation of early material. 

1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 
2. The Last Time 
3. As Tears Go By  
4. Time Is on My Side  
5. It's All over Now 
6. Tell Me
7. 19th Nervous Breakdown  
8. Heart of Stone 
9. Get off of My Cloud 
10. Not Fade Away 
11. Good Times Bad Times 
12. Play With Fire 

Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) 
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Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)
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A strong compilation of early material. 

1. Paint It, Black 
2. Ruby Tuesday 
3. She's a Rainbow 
4. Jumpin' Jack Flash 
5. Mother's Little Helper 
6. Let's Spend the Night Together 
7. Honky Tonk Women 
8. Dandelion 
9. 2000 Light Years from Home 
10. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby Standing in the Shadow? 
11. Street Fighting Man 

Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)
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More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies
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This is more like a second tier greatest hits of early material of what didn't make the previously released compilations. 

Disc: 1
1. Tell Me 
2. Not Fade Away 
3. The Last Time 
4. It's All Over Now 
5. Good Times, Bad Times 
6. I'm Free 
7. Out Of Time 
8. Lady Jane 
9. Sittin' On A Fence 
10. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? 
11. Dandelion 
12. We Love You 

Disc: 2
1. She's A Rainbow 
2. 2000 Light Years From Home 
3. Child Of The Moon 
4. No Expectations 
5. Let It Bleed 
6. What To Do 
7. Fortune Teller 
8. Poison Ivy (Version 1) 
9. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (bonus track) 
10. Come On 
11. Money 
12. Bye Bye Johnny 
13. Poison Ivy (Version 2) 
14. I've Been Loving You Too Long (bonus track - studio version) 
15. I Can't Be Satisfied 
16. Long Long While

More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies
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Hot Rocks (1964 - '71)
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A very relevant album at the time of its release, but 40 Licks and Singles Collection: he London Years supercedes Hot Rocks

1. Time Is On My Side 
2. Heart Of Stone 
3. Play With Fire 
4. (I Cant Get No) Satisfaction 
5. As Tears Go By 
6. Get Off My Cloud 
7. Mothers Little Helper 
8. 19th Nervous Breakdown 
9. Paint It Black 
10. Under My Thumb
11. Ruby Tuesday
12. Lets Spend The Night Together 
13. Jumpin Jack Flash 
14. Street Fighting Man
15. Sympathy For The Devil
16. Honky Tonk Woman
17. Gimme Shelter
18. Midnight Rambler (Live)
19. You Cant Always Get What You Want
20. Brown Sugar
21. Wild Horses
Hot Rocks
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Made In The Shade: 71-75
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Made in the Shade was originally released in June 1975 to promote the Stones' 1975 American tour. It skims the surface of the delights from the bands first four albums of the seventies -- Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main St., Goats Head Soup and It's Only Rock 'N' Roll

The targeted greatest hits packages like this one, which focus on a particular period can often be just what the doctor ordered for casual or curious fans. One drawback is that the re-issued LP has a lot of room for bonus tracks.

reissued in 2005
1. Brown Sugar 
2. Tumbling Dice 
3. Happy 
4. Dance Little Sister 
5. Wild Horses 
6. Angie 
7. Bitch 
8. It's Only Rock'n Roll (But I Like It) 
9. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 
10. Rip This Joint 

Made in the Shade
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Sucking in the 70s 
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Originally released in 1981, the compilation features album cuts and rarities including three tracks that are unavailable elsewhere: Everything Is Turning To Gold, When The Whip Comes Down, & If I Was A Dancer (Dance Part 2).

1. Shattered 
2. Everything Is Turning To Gold 
3. Hot Stuff 
4. Time Waits For No One 
5. Fool To Cry 
6. Mannish Boy 
7. When The Whip Comes Down (Live version) 
8. If I Was A Dancer (Dance Part 2) 
9. Crazy Mama 
10. Beast Of Burden
 

Sucking in the 70s
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Ronnie Wood Anthology: The Essential Crossexion
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Disc: 1
1. I Can Feel The Fire - Ronnie Wood
2. Cancel Everything - Ronnie Wood
3. Far Est Man - Ronnie Wood
4. Big Bayou - Ronnie Wood
5. If You Don't Want My Love - Ronnie Wood
6. 1234 - Ronnie Wood
7. Fountain Of Love - Ronnie Wood
8. Seven Days - Ronnie Wood
9. Always Wanted More - Ronnie Wood
10. Breathe On Me - Ronnie Wood
11. Somebody Else Might - Ronnie Wood
12. Josephine - Ronnie Wood
13. Testify - Ronnie Wood
14. Whatdd'ya Think - Ronnie Wood
15. This Little Heart - Ronnie Wood
16. Little Mixed Up - Ronnie Wood
17. You Strum And I'll Sing - Ronnie Wood

Disc: 2
1. You're On My Mind - The Birds
2. You Don't Love Me - The Birds
3. No Good Without You Baby - The Birds
4. How Can It Be - The Birds
5. Midway Down - The Creation
6. The Grils Are Naked - The Creation
7. I Ain't Superstitous - The Jeff Beck Group
8. All Shook Up - The Jeff Beck Group
9. Plynth (Water Down The Drain) - The Jeff Beck Group
10. Jailhouse Rock - The Jeff Beck Group
11. Flying - Faces
12. Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart
13. Miss Judy's Farm - Faces
14. Too Bad - Faces
15. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
16. Stay With Me - Faces
17. Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart
18. Ooh La La - Faces
19. Everything Is Turning To Gold - The Rolling Stones
20. Black Limousine - The Rolling Stones

Rod Stewart
Reason to Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings 

Disc 1 is The Rod Stewart Album and Gasoline Alley
Disc 2 is Every Picture Tells a Story and Never a Dull Moment
Disc 3 is (after "Pinball Wizard" from the LSO Tommy album) Smiler followed by non-LP tracks.

Gold
A compilation of Rod Stewart's first few albums. This is very similar to the previously released compilation The Mercury Anthology.

Faces
The Definitive Rock Collection
In 2007, The Definitive Rock Collection was released. This is the best value. All of this material is on the box set. This release takes 1999's The Best of the Faces, and adds to it.

Five Guys Walk into a Bar
Product Description
From 1969 to 1975 the Faces - Rod Stewart, Ian McLagan, Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane, and Kenney Jones - played their loose and joyful blues and soul-inflected rock 'n' roll with reckless abandon, consummate skill, and immeasurable charm. For those few years they were arguably the greatest band on the planet, and their influence has resonated ever since through the music of countless acts, from the Sex Pistols to The Replacements to The Black Crowes, and on and on. After the Faces dissolved in 1975, Stewart went on to solo superstardom, Wood to the Stones, Jones to The Who, McLagan to world - class session work and his own recordings, and Lane to acclaimed solo projects before he succumbed to multiple sclerosis in 1997. Greater than the sum of its parts, the Faces made now - immortal music for which there will never, ever be a last call.

 Jeff Beck

Ronnie Wood Anthology: The Essential Crossexion
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