Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records.
Rewind 1971-84 - The first thorough post-Hot Rocks compilation was not the hit that CBS was expecting. Though it did peak at #23 in the UK, it only managed a #86 chart in the US due in part no doubt to the slew of cheap "hits" LPs since 1975's Made In The Shade. If you were a loyal customer thru all these years, there were only five (5) tunes compiled for the first time to sink your teeth into [six in the 1986 CD version.] The US and UK LP editions varied slightly with Hang Fire and Emotional Rescue substituting the UK original selections It's Only Rock 'n' Roll and She's So Cold. Until 1993 however, this was as good as it would get.
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.
This two-LP set is both a lot more and a bit less than what it seems. It is seven years' worth of mostly very high-charting – and all influential and important – songs, leaving out some singles in favor of well-known album tracks, and in the process, giving an overview not just of the Rolling Stones' hits but of their evolving image…
New ABKCO collection includes band's discography from early Sixties through 1969 alongside compilation of singles and non-album songs