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on 16 November 2009
The only one of The Stones's first five US albums to share its title with one of the UK releases, 'Out Of Our Heads' nevertheless features just six of the same tracks on both releases. This version is undoubtedly stronger, simply because it features the tracks from their first two big, self-penned hits. 'The Last Time' and 'Satisfaction' are among their finest moments, but the b-sides 'Play With Fire' and 'The Spider And The Fly are also superb. The restrained, dramatic qualities of 'Play With Fire' crept increasingly into their writing, and at first proved valuable, but were perhaps later overused.
From the first two cover tracks, it's clear that the band were a lot more confident and competent at tackling a wide range of material than on their first album. For me, every track is a winner, with the exception of 'Good Times', though that probably has a lot to do with my aversion to Sam Cooke songs. A great CD, which shows that there was a lot more to the early Stones than just a string of number one singles.