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Some Girls Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (21 Nov. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor Records
  • ASIN: B0024RID60
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,579 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Miss You (Remastered) 4:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. When The Whip Comes Down 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (Remastered) 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
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By the late seventies, The Rolling Stones were unquestionably the world’s greatest rock’n’roll band, a tag they thoroughly deserved and have yet to lose. They had moved effortlessly into open-air stadiums but also began a tradition of performing more intimate shows in theatres and clubs alongside their groundbreaking concerts in arenas. To the delight of their millions of fans, they have continued with this policy to the present. The world really was The Rolling Stones’ oyster in the late seventies, as their Canadian escapades made headlines around the world. They partied at Studio 54, came up with dancefloor favourites "Miss You" and "Emotional Rescue", and recorded in Paris, Nassau and New York. The eighties saw the band stretch the envelope further still, working with jazz great Sonny Rollins, film directors Julien Temple and Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and producers Chris Kimsey and Steve Lillywhite. Amazingly, the Rolling Stones topped these achievements with ever-more ambitious tours in the nineties and noughties, and recorded three more classic studio albums with acclaimed producer Don Was, in Dublin, Los Angeles, France and the Caribbean. Some Girls introduced a whole new generation to the music of the Stones. The infectious dance groove of "Miss You" topped the US charts, as did the album in 1978. Both releases also made the Top 3 in the UK, where the country-flavoured "Far Away Eyes", featuring Ronnie Wood on pedal steel guitar, enjoyed substantial airplay. "Respectable", the follow-up single in Britain, proved that they could match the punks they had influenced so much. The US market preferred the mid-tempo "Beast of Burden" which went Top Ten there. A cover of The Temptations’ "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", the driving "When The Whip Comes Down", Keith Richards’ vocal turn on "Before They Make Me Run" and the urgent "Shattered"--a US Top 30 single--make this a must-have album. Peter Corriston’s striking cover design, controversial at the time, remains a classic.

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85 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Harvey Randall on 21 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is one of my favourite Stones albums but the record company seems determined to neutralise my continued enjoyment. The 2009 remasters of the post-Decca/London studio albums (from 1971's Sticky Fingers to date) have come in for some stick in some quarters & rightly so; the one-EQ-setting-suits-all-tracks approach to 'remastering' was a creative mistake which simply did not suit some titles, with Some Girls suffering the most. The original release didn't sound like it was recorded in a tin can but the 2009 version did with the contents compressed to a degrading degree, stripping the original of its dynamic range. What used to sound nice & sleazy was transformed into something shrill & dense. I was hoping that this 'deluxe' issue might feature a decent second attempt at the job but, alas, no: this package contains exactly the same 2009 remastered version with no discernible attempt to improve the faulty sound. This is disappointing, to say the least. Some Girls deserves so much better than this. What is truly frustrating, however, is that the same does not apply to the bonus disc of out-takes. The sound here is excellent from start to finish- I'm not about to complain on that score because the 12 extra tracks are well worth hearing if you're interested in a collection of would-be B-sides in fine quality sound. But is it not ABSURD that the out-takes sound so much better than the album proper? This is not quite how it's supposed to be, is it? If you think I'm being a tad tetchy here, compare this version of Some Girls to the 1990s remaster & you'll hear what I mean. The difference in tonal range is striking. Hell, under normal circumstances I'd be giving Some Girls a five-star rating but this version succeeds only in making it sound like a 3-star album & that just can't be right.Read more ›
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen (real name) TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Jun. 2009
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The Stones really hit the mark with this one, great playing, great production and great songs-even if they are a bit below the belt. It has everything that I like about the Stones in bucketloads. Keith and Ronnie make the ancient art of weaving sound as effortless as breathing. They really work as one on this one. Ronnies slide, Faraway Eyes, and lead guitar work really stands out. The Stones, for me, peaked with this one, followed closely by Tattoo You. Everyone is giving it 110%, playing Lies would exhaust a lot of modern "rock" bands.

This album features a load of styles from the sly funky disco opener Miss You, through the smooth cover of Imagination, the rawk bluesy anthropological and educational(well not in the school sense) trawl through the wiles and ways of the worlds female population Some Girls, the punky and rocky Lies, the country hued sarcastic take on "gospel" radio Far Away Eyes, via others ending with the evocative description of the darker side of dwelling in New Yawk. Its all here! Magnificent degenerate rock music.

The remaster is once again a touch up in the detail on previous releases, better drums, better vocal separation, better guitar separation, better guitar crunch and better bass definition. Not as immediately apparent a difference as the Sticky Fingers and Its Only Rock and Roll remastering, but an improvement none the less.

Is it worth buying? If you are new to the Stones, definitely! If you have this on the Virgin release, yes if you want to hear every detail, no if you are just going to blast it on a portable.

There are folk out there who like to feed the music through a wave editor to find out what is going on, this review is based on listening to the music on a couple of different cd players.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jervis VINE VOICE on 28 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
With the album 'Some Girls' the Stones came back into favour with a contemporary audience.

The Stones managed to do this by stripping their sound of the excesses of more recent years. Longterm collaborators like Billy Preston were put to one side as they went back to a more basic and immediate sound. Of course much of this new direction related strongly with the punks primitive musical philosophy which was in full swing at the time of the album's recording. 'When The Whip Comes Down', 'Lies', 'Respectable' and 'Shattered' have some of punks primitive energy yet it's far more tempered and still very much relates to the Stones own primary influences like in the case of 'Respectable' - Chuck Berry. They also incorporate a little disco into their sound on 'Miss You' and while again still managing to maintain their own highly identifiable style. 'Faraway Eyes' is a welcome return to their occasional country sound.

'Some Girls' is the Stones most vital sounding and focused album in years thanks in part to new member Ron Wood's role with Keith Richards. They trade riffs in a far more spontaneous way than Keith had worked with his previous guitar partners - there is little division between lead and rhythm - their guitar parts almost merging as one.

However, although 'Some Girls' is a fine album i would never put it on par with the Stones greatest albums from the sixties and early seventies like some reviewers tend to do. While it undoubtedly fits in perfectly with the sounds of 1978 it lacks that extra dimension which Ron's predecessors Brian Jones and Mick Taylor (be it musical variety or sophistication) brought to the Stones. It's that extra layer that elevates an album or song from being really good to being truly great.

'Some Girls' does stand as their last really good album (along with 'Tattoo You' perhaps).
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