The first hits compilation of the Rolling Stones is still one of the most potent collections of singles that one can find. Listening to it in 1966 or today, one can understand how, almost prematurely for the 1960s – as most of the material here dates from 1964 or 1965 – the Stones set themselves up as the decade's most visible rock & roll rebels…
This album was spawned by three coinciding events – the need to acknowledge the death of band co-founder Brian Jones (whose epitaph graces the inside cover) in July of 1969; the need to get "Honky Tonk Women," then a huge hit single, onto an LP; and to fill the ten-month gap since the release of Beggars Banquet and get an album with built-in appeal into stores ahead of the Stones' first American tour in three years. The fact that the Stones had amassed a sufficient number of hits since their last greatest-hits compilation in early 1966 (Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass) made this a no-brainer, and its song lineup was as potent at the time as any compilation of hit singles by any artist.
Encore press release of The Rolling Stones cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring DSD remastering. Part of a 22-album The Rolling Stones cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring the albums "England's Newest Hit Makers," "12 x 5," "The Rolling Stones, Now!" "Out of Our Heads," "Out of Our Heads (UK Version)," "December's Children (And Everybody's)," "Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)," "Aftermath," "Aftermath (UK Version)," "Got Live If You Want It!" "Between The Buttons," "Between The Buttons (UK Version)," "Flowers," "Their Satanic Majesties Request," "Beaggars Banquet," "Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)," "Let It Bleed," "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" "Hot Rocks 1964-1971," "More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)," "Singles Collection: The London Years," and "Metamporphosis (UK Version)."
On April 21, Capitol/UMe will release a new career-spanning collection of top hits by one of music's most legendary and acclaimed groups, the Bee Gees. The Bee Gees' Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits features 21 tracks personally selected by Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb and sequenced in chronological order. The CD and digital collection spans decades of Bee Gees smash hits, from their first Australian chart-topper, 1966's "Spicks and Specks" to "How Deep Is Your Love," "Night Fever," and "Stayin' Alive" from Saturday Night Fever to 1987's UK Number One single "You Win Again."
Cutting away all of Marty Robbins' rock & roll, Hawaiian and cowboy recordings, Bear Family's four-disc box set, Country 1960-1966, contains nothing but his straight country and country-pop recordings of the early '60s. During that era, Robbins was one of the most popular performers in country music, scoring an impressive series of Top 10 hits and pop crossovers like Don't Worry and Devil Woman, which are all included on this set.
This four-CD, 100-song set is the best representative body of work ever assembled (or ever likely to be assembled) of the R&B and soul releases from Henry "Juggy Murray" Jones' Sue Records. The range of sounds runs the gamut from ex-Drifter Bobby Hendricks' first hit for the company ("Itchy Twitchy Feeling") in 1959, through the string of hits by Ike & Tina Turner, to the company's last hits some seven years later. Not only is every chart single that the label ever had represented, but so are club hits from the mid-'60s and solo sides by uniquely New York-associated figures. The contents of the box are almost ideal, along with their arrangement – in contrast some other box sets, this one follows strict release order, which is a great way to follow the history of the label (though not ideal for anyone, apart from owners of multi-disc players, who simply wants to hear the label's best-known tracks in one sitting).