‘Rolled Gold’ compilation album
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Released on: November 15, 1975
Record label: Decca ROST 1/2
SIDE A: Come On/ I Wanna Be Your Man/ Not Fade Away/ Carol/ It’s All Over Now/ Little Red Rooster/ Time Is on My Side/ The Last Time/ (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
SIDE B: Get Off of My Cloud/ 19th Nervous Breakdown/ As Tears Go By/ Under My Thumb/ Lady Jane/ Out of Time/ Paint It, Black/ Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
SIDE A: Let’s Spend the Night Together/ Ruby Tuesday/ Yesterday’s Papers/ We Love You/ She’s a Rainbow/ Jumpin’ Jack Flash
SIDE B: Honky Tonk Women/ Sympathy for the Devil/ Street Fighting Man/ Midnight Rambler/ Gimme Shelter
• 23rd U.K. LP.
• It was the 23rd Stones LP released in the UK
Compiled by Stones chronicler Roy Carr and Decca employee Alan Fitter.
• The LP was originally scheduled for Christmas 1974, as a three-record boxed set called THE ESSENTIAL ROLLING STONES, but the METAMORPHOSIS negotiations delayed it, eventually causing the change in concept and title.
In 1981 Decca also issued ROLLED GOLD VOL.2, a double-album Stones compilation featuring twenty tracks all available elsewhere.
In 2007, the original collection was expanded to 40 songs from the original’s 28 tracks. Released in the UK on 12 November 2007, it is an expanded re-release of the original 1975 collection which reached No. 7 on the UK chart. The set debuted at No. 26 on the UK chart on 18 November 2007, and has sold over 125,000 copies so far according to Music Week (see below)
Rolled Gold: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones is a compilation album by The Rolling Stones released without the band’s authorisation by its former label Decca Records in 1975. It is a double album that reached No. 7 on the UK chart and was a strong seller over the years.
In 2007, the original collection was expanded to 40 songs from the original’s 28 tracks. Released in the UK on 12 November 2007, it is an expanded rerelease of the original 1975 collection which reached No. 7 on the UK chart.
The set debuted at No. 26 on the UK chart on 18 November 2007, and has sold over 125,000 copies so far according to Music Week.
When the album was initially released in 1975, there was no shortage of Rolling Stone compilations — hell, there were two others released that year, the useful Decca/London-era rarities compilation Metamorphosis and the slapped-together Rolling Stones Records singles comp Made in the Shade, containing the American singles released on Rolling Stones Records in the early ’70s, along with assorted album tracks. Designed for the U.K. market and never released in America, it split the difference between the two, rounding up all the big hits they had on Decca/London. At 28 tracks and two LPs, the collection offered a lot of bang for the buck and it was an enormous hit in the U.K.
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