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3.0 out of 5 stars "You won't get no....", 22 Aug. 2012
This review is from: The Rolling Stones 50 (Hardcover)
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There have only ever been two groups through the decades; The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Whilst the former were elevated to a God like status and still garner column inches most others can only dream about, the Stones rolled on, playing to millions and selling records in equal numbers.

July saw the 50th Anniversary of their appearance at the Marquee Club in London and to celebrate that event they have decided to issue a pictorial history book depicting those five decades. Loads of photos (and the claim is there are over 1,000 illustrations here - but I`m not counting), a few bits of memorabilia, and an occasional couple of lines of text cover the 350 pages. However, as a celebration of 50 years, though admittedly it's well presented in a nice `coffee table' style, it's a bit disappointing.

Unlike the gargantuan Beatles' Anthology book, this is lacking in almost everything. Yes, the photos are interesting enough but I couldn't generate any real enthusiasm to think "Wow!" Maybe it's the minimal text that lets it down. Maybe there could have been more to read in place of some of the photos, a few of which, it has to be said, are wasted space and there are too many that are similar in terms of environment. Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie all get a few words but Bill Wyman either wasn't invited or declined.

If you're a die-hard Stones fan - and that's who this is aimed at - you'll more than likely get it, but don't be surprised if it's less than what you expected.
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Initial post: 9 Apr 2013, 02:53:18 BST
A. Holliday says:
You should take a look at the Stones book from the 1990s (their Beatles 'Anthology' wannabe; 30 years on and still copying!); lots of first person text from the band themselves - assuming of course that the band only includes Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron! Then there was that Rarities CD with Bill W photoshopped out....

Lesson - never leave the band unless M&K sack you themselves!
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