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Metamorphosis [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

The Rolling Stones Audio CD
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The Rolling Stones were formed in London in April 1962 by Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica, guitar), and Keith Richards (guitar, vocals). Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the early line-up. R&B and blues cover songs dominated the Rolling Stones' early material, but their repertoire has always included rock ... Read more in Amazon's The Rolling Stones Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Aug 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Abkco
  • ASIN: B00006AW2F
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 999,611 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Out Of Time (Strings Version) 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Don't Lie To Me 2:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Somethings Just Stick In Your Mind 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Each And Every Day Of The Year 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Heart Of Stone (Metamorphosis Version) 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys 2:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. (Walkin' Thru The) Sleepy City 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. We're Wastin' Time 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Try A Little Harder 2:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Don't Know Why Aka Don't Know Why I Love You 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. If You Let Me 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Jiving Sister Fanny 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Downtown Suzie 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Family 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Memo From Turner 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. I'm Going Down 2:520.99  Buy MP3 


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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Curate's Egg 20 Jan 2005
By Lozarithm TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Curiosity value wins this unapproved collection its third star by the skin of its teeth.
The Stones' contract with Decca Records ended on 31 July 1970 and they formed their own label, Rolling Stones Records, for new product beginning with Brown Sugar and the Sticky Fingers album. Their former label unsurprisingly continued to release what they had in the vaults, both previously released and otherwise, beginning with the compilation Stone Age, timed to coincide with the release of Sticky Fingers, and then with others such as Gimme Shelter, Hot Rocks 1964-1971, Milestones, Rock'n'Rolling Stones, More Hot Rocks (Big Hits And Fazed Cookies), and, aptly, No Stone Unturned.
Metamorphosis followed in 1975 with poetical sleeve notes by Andrew Oldham promising "songs and stars to take you back/Some old some new, some gone, some due..." and offering thanks to "Jimmy Page, John McLaughlin, Phil Spector, Jack Nitzsche, Gene Pitney, John Paul Jones, Joe Morrett, Art Greenslade, Messrs Leander and Whittaker, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash, Dave Hassinger, Glyn Johns, Jimmy Miller, and all those we remember had it on the rocks, but forgot the rock they got off on."
There was little clue as to the provenance of what was on offer except that they all dated from their Decca period (London label in America). To tie in with the release, one track had been released as a single, I Don't Know Why, a stirring cover of a relatively obscure Stevie Wonder single from 1969 which had been flipped in favour of the more popular My Cherie Amour. It may be apocryphal that the Stones' rendition was being recorded on exactly 3 July 1969 when a phone call interrupted the session with the news of Brian Jones' death by drowning.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 12 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
I bought this yesterday from my local record shop,
I'm surprised no one has yet reviewed this, as it's one of the Stones' better out-takes and rarities collections.
To start with, more or less every track on the album is good. There isn't much filler either, I'm not too keen on "Family" or Sleepy City", but other than that it's a damn fine collection. The best offers on METAMORPHOSIS are the obvious classics, which include "Heart Of Stone" and "Out Of Time". Interestingly, some of the Stones' greatest work was infact rare & unreleased material and of course the underrated stuff. This is evident in the case of THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST, the 1967 album which, although hailed as a commercial failure contained some of their best work for years.
Delving deeper into the album, you find the little gems which can't be found elsewhere. This is rare in the Stones' back catalogue as most of their material is released on several albums. Gems here include "Jiving Sister Fanny", "Don't Lie To Me" and my favourite of their 60's work, "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind".
METAMOPHOSIS may be a mixed bag to some, but there's no denying the quality (and indeed quantity) of the work within. Casual Stones fans may not bother, afterall it contains no outstanding pieces, and certainly no chart-toppers... but for the true fans out there, METAMORPHOSIS is a true diamond.
The Stones at their best? No, of course not, but it's a damn fine attempt.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 6 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
I'm not the Stones biggest fan. I like them but they wouldn't break into my top 10.
But this album is something else. There is something of the night about it. I can do without Out Of Time and Heart Of Stone but every other track is spot on. The fact these are outakes is good, not overproduced.
I had this as a 13 year old and hadn't heard it for about 25 years until I recently bought it and beautiful is the only way I can describe it.
I have a few of the Stones classic albums but this knocks spots off them all.
Buy it. You won't regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a compilation 29 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this on vinyl whilst in the US in the 70's, Out of time about says it all I thoroughly enjoyed the album ,but they were still experimenting at that stage. Final word it's a Marmite Album some like t others not, but if you're a Stones fan a must
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar playing Insects 30 May 2013
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
That believe it or not was the description of the Beatles by some critic but this album of songs is probaby the only worthwhile one put out by Decca when they were just cashing in because the Stones were now on their own label
I certainly preferred it to the weird stuff they were getting into with albums like Black & Blue and nothing songs like Fingerprint File
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all Stones fans 3 Mar 2013
By Blocker
Format:Audio CD
This album is well worth a listen Sleepy City Wasting Time are great songs inocent gems from the boys who could produce evil songs about sex drugs and rock and roll . Sleepy City reminds me of a girl I loved years ago and think about her everytime I hear it. Get It and enjoy a gem of a album .
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