Made in the Shade (1975)


 
1.Brown Sugar 2.Tumbling Dice 3.Happy 4.Dance Little Sister 5.Wild Horses 6.Angie 7.Bitch 8.It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It) 9.Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 10.Rip This Joint

 

To the casual fan, this may not be immediately recognizable as a compilation. Especially since, even at the time, it seemed a bit unnecessary. This is sort of a "best of" from the band's last four studio albums (starting in the seventies). The songs here are well chosen, and the album is a great listen. You just have to ask yourself, though, "why?"

It may have made a little sense had they picked up where the last compilation Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 left off, but they feature songs already on that compilation, so it seems as though they were trying to cash in. It's a good introduction to early seventies Stones, but this was a strong period for the band, so with such a minimal time frame represented, the fan would probably better to buy each of the original albums instead.


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