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5.0 out of 5 stars
London calling, 31 Mar 2012
For those of my generation, who grew up listening to the Stones, the singles (or at least the A sides) are so fsmiliar as to need no review. Among them are some of the greatest classic tracks in rock and roll history.
For later generations, this collection is a wonderful way to become familiar with the Stones' early years. Listen to how their sound evolved, from cover band to original songs, through more complex arrangements like 'Paint it, Black' ro the fantastically fluid sound they developed with Mick Taylor as lead guitarist. The scope of this set enables the listener to take a trip through time and hear a band which has profoundly influenced a genre of music for close to 50 years.
Although the Stones aren't in the same league as the Beatles when it comes to 'B' sides, the inclusion of them here gives another dimension to this set. There are a number of gems and they might not be as familiar to any but the most avid fans.
A great set and great value.