|The Rolling Stones Forty Licks Very Good Condition 2 CD Set|
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Gardner, MA, USA
|Forty Licks by Rolling Stones (The) (CD, Sep-2002, 2 Discs, Virgin)|
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Sterling Heights, MI, USA
|Artist:||The Rolling Stones|
|Genre:||British Invasion, Oldies|
|Number Of Discs:||2|
|Playing Time:||156 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Marianne Faithfull, Al Kooper, Ivan Neville, Sly Dunbar, Sugar Blue|
|Distributor:||EMI Music Distribution|
Average review score based on 26 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I was one of those people who didn't get into the Rolling Stones until later in life. I liked Satifaction and Start Me Up, but didn't know too much more about their music. After buying this CD, a whole new world was opened to me. They are for sure in my top 5 of best bands of all-time. And currently they are my favorite (I go back and forth between them, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin, sorry no Beatles, but I do like them). Sympathy For The Devil, Shattered, Beast of Burden, Wild Horses, the list goes on. The playing is superb, and the songwriting and longevity is unmatched. With 40 great songs, you can't go wrong. Since buying this 2 CD set, I've started buying their studio and live albums. It'll take me awhile, but it'll be worth it when I have them all. There are a few popular songs that aren't on this collection (most noteworthy to me: She's So Cold off of Emotional Rescue), but that's nitpicking. For the price and the product, this is a great deal.
As a DJ, I look for complete collections. Having the most hits on hand is essential to my business and The Rolling Stones put out nothing but hits. The CD Forty Licks is a compilation of their most beloved studio recordings. An essential tool in any classic rock lovers toolbox. From the 1960's 'Mother's Little Helper' and 'Ruby Tuesday' on Disc 1, to the rockin' hits 'Gimme Shelter' 'Miss You' and 'Start Me Up' on Disc 2, this two disc collection spans forty hits (thus the title) that are sure to please. Worth twice the list price, any U.S. release found on ebay is going to be the deal of the day.
Firstly, the Stones are probably my favorite band of all time, so this is a very biased review; but if you love the Stones, you can't go wrong. We can probably all agree that radio is littered with uncultured crap these days and so I stock my car with some of my favorite compact discs and cassette tapes. Having 40 Rolling Stones songs on two discs is what had attracted me to this item. I'm able to listen to about 2 songs on the way to work and two songs on the way back. At that rate I could listen to the same album for ten days without having to hear the same song twice! That's what convinced me to purchase it. Its got all their best hits, and some more obscure tunes as well. Since the first disc seems to contain the older hits I prefer disc one, but disc two isn't half bad. The packaging itself was exceptional, it came designed like a hardcover children's book, but this may have been unique to the region I purchased it from (Canada) because I haven't seen a similar designed CD case in any of the stores here in Wisconsin. If you're like me and you find a great price on Forty Licks, I advise you jump for it and buy it while you can. Or get Hot Rocks if it's cheaper and if you just want a more standardized collection of the best of the best Stones songs.
I've alwasy been ambivilent about the Stones. But I needed some of their music for my library.
At first I downloaded "Gimme Shelter" from the BestBuy Rhapsdy's site. But it sucked really bad - not only the slow initialization, but after I dumped it because they wanted to charge me an outrageous monthly fee I found that all of the songs I downloaded would no longer play since I cancelled my subscription. I never knew what a rip off BestBuy was.
SO I needed Shelter. I searched on eBay and found this CD which includes Gimme Shelter, along with a number of excellent Rolling Stones tunes.
I suggest you search on eBay for your copy of this CD. You'll be glad you did.
Hey eBay users, For my first Ever eBay purchase I brought the rolling stones cd 40 licks. I've been wanting it for years. Can't buy it in the shops any more. So I thought I might get it on eBay. I was right. Got a brand new copy still in it's wrapper. Came in the post not long after ordering it, and I haven't stopped listening to yet. It would have to be the best stones greatest hits cd ever. Love every song.