Singles Collection: The London Years (Remastered)

Singles Collection: The London Years (Remastered)

by The Rolling Stones


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The three-disc box set Singles Collection: The London Years contains every single the Rolling Stones released during the '60s, including both the A- and B-sides. It is the first Stones compilation that tries to be comprehensive and logical -- for all their attributes, the two Hot Rocks sets and the two Big Hits collections didn't present the singles in chronological order. In essence, the previous compilations were excellent samplers, where Singles Collection tells most of the story (certain albums, like Aftermath, Beggars Banquet, and Let It Bleed, fill in the gaps left by the singles). The Rolling Stones made genuine albums -- even their early R&B/blues albums were impeccably paced -- but their singles had a power all their own, which is quite clearly illustrated by the Singles Collection. By presenting the singles in chronological order, the set takes on a relentless, exhilarating pace with each hit and neglected B-side piling on top of each other, adding a new dimension to the group; it has a power it wouldn't have had if it tried to sample from the albums. Although it cheats near the end, adding singles from the Metamorphosis outtakes collection and two singles from Sticky Fingers, this captures the essence of the '60s Stones as well as any compilation could. Casual fans might want to stick with the Hot Rocks sets, since they just have the hits, but for those that want a little bit more, the Singles Collection is absolutely essential.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2006
Label: Imports
UPC: 0042288234029
catalogNumber: 635290
Rank: 34197


Disc 1

  1. Come On
  2. I Want to Be Loved
  3. I Wanna Be Your Man
  4. Stoned
  5. Not Fade Away
  6. Little by Little
  7. It's All over Now
  8. Good Times, Bad Times
  9. Tell Me
  10. I Just Want to Make Love to You
  11. Time Is on My Side
  12. Congratulations
  13. Little Red Rooster
  14. Off the Hook
  15. Heart of Stone
  16. What a Shame
  17. The Last Time
  18. Play with Fire
  19. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  20. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
  21. The Spider and the Fly
  22. Get off of My Cloud
  23. I'm Free
  24. The Singer Not the Song
  25. As Tears Go By

Disc 2

  1. Gotta Get Away
  2. 19th Nervous Breakdown
  3. Sad Day
  4. Paint It Black
  5. Stupid Girl
  6. Long Long While
  7. Mother's Little Helper
  8. Lady Jane
  9. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
  10. Who's Driving Your Plane?
  11. Let's Spend the Night Together
  12. Ruby Tuesday
  13. We Love You
  14. Dandelion
  15. She's a Rainbow
  16. 2000 Light Years from Home
  17. In Another Land
  18. The Lantern
  19. Jumpin' Jack Flash
  20. Child of the Moon

Disc 3

  1. Street Fighting Man
  2. No Expectations
  3. Surprise, Surprise
  4. Honky Tonk Women
  5. You Can't Always Get What You Want
  6. Memo from Turner
  7. Brown Sugar
  8. Wild Horses
  9. I Don't Know Why
  10. Try a Little Harder
  11. Out of Time
  12. Jiving Sister Fanny
  13. Sympathy for the Devil

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolling Stones   Primary Artist
Mick Jagger   Harmonica,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
John Lennon   Background Vocals
Paul McCartney   Background Vocals
Mick Taylor   Guitar,Slide Guitar,Group Member
Charlie Watts   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Jack Nitzsche   Organ,Percussion,Piano
Bill Wyman   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Brian Jones   Organ,Dulcimer,Guitar,Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Harpsichord,Marimbas,Recorder,Saxophone,Sitar,Vocals,Bells,Mellotron,Slide Guitar
Phil Spector   Maracas
Keith Richards   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Ian Stewart   Organ,Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Graham Nash   Contributor
Gene Pitney   Engineer
Rolling Stones   Arranger,Producer,Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger,Producer
Brian Jones   Composer
Mike Leander   Arranger
Norman Petty   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
John Paul Jones   String Arrangements
Jimmy Miller   Producer
Glyn Johns   Engineer
Arthur Greenslade   Arranger
David Hassinger   Engineer
Tony Hicks   Contributor
Iris Keitel   Art Direction
Ron Malo   Engineer
Mick McKenna   Tape Archivist,Tape Research
Andrew Loog Oldham   Producer,Liner Notes,Art Direction,Compilation Supervisor
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Keith Richards   Arranger,Composer
Steve Rosenthal   Archives Coordinator
Anthony DeCurtis   Liner Notes
Bruce Eder   Liner Notes,Annotation
Eric Easton   Producer
Mick Rock   Art Direction
Gus Skinas   Engineer
P.D. Rain   Digital Compilation
Alisa Ritz   Art Direction
Lenne Allik   Concept
Nicole Monea   Design Production Assistant
Teri Landi   Tape Archivist,Tape Research
Jason Byrne   Tape Research
Jody H. Klein   Digital Compilation
Chester Burnett   Composer

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Singles Collection: The London Years (Remastered) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
Has nearly everything you would want from the early Stones.
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