Hot Rocks 1964–1971

Hot Rocks 1964–1971 is a compilation album by the Rolling Stones released by London Records in December 1971. It became the Rolling Stones' best-selling release of their career and an enduring and popular retrospective. The album includes a mixture of hit singles, such as "Jumping Jack Flash", B-sides such as "Play with Fire", and album tracks such as "Under My Thumb" and "Gimme Shelter", the last of which has become one of the Rolling Stones' most popular and highly regarded songs.[1] The iconic cover photo of silhouettes within silhouettes is by photographer Ron Raffaelli.

Hot Rocks 1964–1971
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Greatest hits album by
Released20 December 1971
RecordedOctober 1964 – January 1971
GenreRock
Length84:56
LabelLondon
ProducerAndrew Loog Oldham, Jimmy Miller, the Rolling Stones, and Glyn Johns
The Rolling Stones compilations chronology
Gimme Shelter
(1971)
Hot Rocks 1964–1971
(1971)
Milestones
(1972)

The album is the best selling of the numerous Decca/ABKCO releases after the Rolling Stones lost control of their pre-1971 catalogue to their former manager Allen Klein. As with all of such releases, the Stones had no control over the collection or its release.

Release and receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[3]
Rolling Stone     [4]
Tom HullA[5]

Hot Rocks 1964–1971 peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart and, as of September 2021, the album has spent 363 weeks on the chart.[6] The album was certified 12× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was not released in the UK until 21 May 1990, to coincide with the Urban Jungle Tour, reaching No. 3 and, as of September 2021, it has spent 309 weeks on the UK Top 200.

Robert Christgau rated the album a B−, writing "If you don't like the Stones, this might serve as a sampler... Look, here's how it works. Except for Satanic Majesties, which isn't represented here, all of their '60s studio albums are musts."

In August 2002, Hot Rocks 1964–1971 was reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records.[7]

Track listingEdit

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleOriginal release(s)Length
1."Time Is on My Side" (guitar intro version) (Norman Meade)UK – The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)
US – Original organ intro version on 12 X 5 (1964)
3:00
2."Heart of Stone"UK – Out of Our Heads (1965)
US – A-side (1964) / The Rolling Stones, Now! (1965)
2:49
3."Play with Fire" (Nanker Phelge)UK – B-side of "The Last Time" (1965)
US – B-side of "The Last Time" (1965) / Out of Our Heads (1965)
2:13
4."(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (stereo version)UK – A-side (1965)
US – A-side (1965) / Out of Our Heads (1965)
3:43
5."As Tears Go By" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards/Andrew Loog Oldham)UK – B-side of "19th Nervous Breakdown" (1966)
US – A-side (1965) / December's Children (And Everybody's) (1965)
2:44
6."Get Off of My Cloud"UK – A-side (1965)
US – A-side (1965) / December's Children (And Everybody's) (1965)
2:55
Side two
No.TitleOriginal release(s)Length
1."Mother's Little Helper"UK – Aftermath (1966)
US – A-side (1966)
2:44
2."19th Nervous Breakdown"UK & US – A-side (1966)3:56
3."Paint It Black"UK – A-side (1966)
US – A-side (1966) / Aftermath (1966)
3:22
4."Under My Thumb"UK & US – Aftermath (1966)3:42
5."Ruby Tuesday"UK – A-side (1967)
US – A-side (1967) / Between the Buttons (1967)
3:16
6."Let's Spend the Night Together"UK – A-side (1967)
US – A-side (1967) / Between the Buttons (1967)
3:37
Side three
No.TitleOriginal release(s)Length
1."Jumpin' Jack Flash"UK & US – A-side (1968)3:41
2."Street Fighting Man"UK – Beggars Banquet (1968)
US – A-side (1968) / Beggars Banquet (1968)
3:14
3."Sympathy for the Devil"UK & US – Beggars Banquet (1968)6:18
4."Honky Tonk Women"UK & US – A-side (1969)3:00
5."Gimme Shelter"UK & US – Let It Bleed (1969)4:31
Side four
No.TitleOriginal release(s)Length
1."Midnight Rambler" (Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, US, 28 November 1969)UK & US – Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert (1970); original studio version on Let It Bleed (1969)9:05
2."You Can't Always Get What You Want"UK & US – B-side of "Honky Tonk Women" (1969) [edit version] / Let It Bleed (1969)7:30
3."Brown Sugar"UK & US – A-side (1971) / Sticky Fingers (1971)3:48
4."Wild Horses"UK – Sticky Fingers (1971)
US – A-side (1971) / Sticky Fingers (1971)
5:42

Notes

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[21] Platinum 70,000^
France (SNEP)[23]
Release titled Les Années Stones 1
Gold 125,500[22]
New Zealand (RMNZ)[24] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] 12× Platinum 12,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  24. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  25. ^ "British album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964–71". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 June 2013.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Hot Rocks 1964–71 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  26. ^ "American album certifications – The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 June 2021.