In 2002, the Rolling Stones launched a major tour to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary and support their career-spanning FORTY LICKS collection. For the Stones and their fans, this marked a return to many long-overlooked live favorites and a chance for the iconic British group to show the younger generations how rock & roll was meant to be played. On this double-disc live set, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (both bordering on age 60 during this tour) lead the band through more than 20 classics with their time-defying energy and showmanship intact.
This set works very well. Dave Grusin and his younger brother Don Grusin use a variety of keyboards to create a series of colorful duets. Other than Dori Caymmi's "Southern Wind," all of the fairly spontaneous yet well-planned performances are originals by one or both of the brothers. Even listeners who are not that much into electronics will find much of interest on this melodic and funky, yet often unpredictable set.
Aftermath, first released on 15 April 1966, by Decca Records is the fourth British studio album by The Rolling Stones. It was released in the United States on 20 June 1966 by London Records as their sixth American album. The album proved to be a major artistic breakthrough for The Rolling Stones, being the first full-length release by the band to consist exclusively of Mick Jagger/Keith Richards compositions. Aftermath was also the first Rolling Stones album to be recorded entirely in the United States, at the legendary RCA Studios in Hollywood, California at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, and the first album the band released in stereo.
Welcome To The 2009 Remasters. One of the most successful, prolific, thrilling and influential bands of all time release re-mastered classic albums. Studio albums included: Sticky Fingers, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock 'N' Roll, Black And Blue, Some Girls, Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Undercover, Dirty Work, Steel Wheels, Voodoo Lounge, Bridges To Babylon, A Bigger Bang. Live albums included: Love You Live, Still Life, Flashpoint, Stripped and Live Licks. Fans have been given the chance to rediscover many of their past favourites and unearth some forgotten gems along the way too …all re-mastered and sounding better than ever. ~ remasters.rollingstones.com
Rock Werchter, one of the greatest festivals in the world. What once started as a little one day festival in 1975 in Werchter Belgium in a tent, has now become very big, and lasts four days; with multiple podia. This CD is a compilation of the countless groups that since 1975 have visited the festival, although some names are missing, despite the fact that they made the festival what it is today. To name but a few of the better known names : U 2, Metallica, maybe this has to do with royalties but also bands like Midnight Oil and the long forgotten The Alarm are missing.
This limited-edition megamix was sent to radio stations as a promotional item for the label's 40th anniversary.