I have been listening to this album for more than 20 years, first on tape (from LP), then on a CD-copy and now it was time to contribute to Mick and Keith's pension plan and buy the official CD, that is the remastered version.
Frankly, I value vinyl over CD and I can't hear the difference between the old Dolby recording on good old TDK SA-X and this CD. Not that it matters.
There are only 8 songs on the album, but quality rules over quantity. Some Girls might have been in the spot light recently, but every single piece on this album is worth buying. Hot Stuff has a touch of disco, but it's rougher. Hand Of Fate is the unknown classic with a solo by Wayne Perkins that should have merited more contributions. Cherry oh Baby is rasta Keith at his best. Unpolished, simple and pure. Memory Hotel has great lyrics. Mick's voice was great before he needed a vocal coach. No crooning, just singing. The guitars on Hey Negrita are something. Steaming, hurling, leading the rhythm section. Mick keeps on grumbling. I love it. Melody is jazzy tune where the guitars are left behind. No need.Fool to cry, classic Stones ballad. Crazy mama: not my favourite, but it doesn't matter, this album is in my top 10.