Metamorphosis - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Hard Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- Jimmy Miller; Andrew Loog Oldham; Jimmy Miller; Andrew Loog Oldham; Jody H. Klein (Reissue)
- Metamorphosis [Remaster]
Personnel: Brian Jones (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Mick Jagger (vocals); Keith Richards, Mick Taylor (guitar).
Audio Remasterers: Jon Astley; Bob Ludwig; Steve Rosenthal; Teri Landi; Paschal Byrne.
Liner Note Author: Andrew Loog Oldham.
Culled from the Rolling Stones' massive archive, 1975's METAMORPHOSIS is the band's sole rarities compilation featuring material from the Stones' fertile '60s and '70s era. Cherry picked by former manager Allen Klein as a result of a bitter lawsuit that found a similar anthology contrived by Bill Wyman going unreleased, this treasure trove of cuts is a boon to both die-hard and casual Stones fans. It kicks off with a lush, orchestrated version of "Out Of Time," one of a handful of outtakes (along with "Heart Of Stone") featuring a studio full of session musicians including John McLaughlin, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones.
Overseen by Mick Jagger and then manager Andrew Oldham, these tracks provide interesting insight to a time when the Stones' success allowed them to dish off songs to other UK artists, using versions like these as demos. Other highlights include a killer cover of Stevie Wonder's "I Don't Know Why" (originally recorded for LET IT BLEED) and "Memo From Turner," a Jagger/Richards number cut with Al Kooper and penned for the soundtrack to the Jagger vehicle Performance. Making its CD debut in 2002, METAMORPHOSIS remains a jewel that still glimmers almost three decades after its release.
- Country of Origin
- ABKCO Records
- Studio / Live
- The Rolling Stones
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Out of Time
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Don't Lie to Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Each and Every Day of the Year
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Heart of Stone
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] I'd Much Rather Be with the Boys
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] (Walkin' Thru The) Sleepy City
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] We're Wastin' Time
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Try a Little Harder
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I Don't Know Why
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] If You Let Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Jiving Sister Fanny
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Downtown Suzie
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Family
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Memo from Turner
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] I'm Going Down
- Universal Distribution
- Entertainment Weekly (9/20/02, p.104) - "...[The album] holds up surprisingly well..." - Rating: B
- 47m 57s
- Gus Skinas
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