Friday, April 26, 2019

Alan Parsons’ The Secret: First album in 15 years!

The Secret

Alan Parsons

Released: April 26, 2019

Peak: -- US, -- UK, -- CN, -- AU

Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)

Genre: progressive rock lite


Song Title [time] (date of single release, chart peaks) Click for codes to singles charts.

  1. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice [5:44]
  2. Miracle [3:22] v: Jason Mraz (2/25/2019, --)
  3. As Lights Fall [3:58] v: Alan Parsons (4/26/2019, --)
  4. One Note Symphony [4:43] v: Todd Cooper
  5. Sometimes [5:08] v: Lou Gramm
  6. SoireƩ Fantastique [5:27] v: Alan Parsons/Todd Cooper
  7. Fly to Me [3:45] v: Mark Mikel
  8. Requiem [4:02] v: Todd Cooper
  9. Years of Glory [4:05] v: P.J. Olsson
  10. The Limelight Fades Away [3:36] v: Jordan Huffman
  11. I Can’t Get There from Here [4:38] v: Jared Mahone (3/20/2019, --)


2.967 out of 5.00 (average of 11 ratings)

Awards: (Click on award to learn more).

About the Album:

After making a name for himself as an engineer on classic albums such as the Beatles’ Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (albums which are both referenced in the video for As Lights Fall), Alan Parsons helmed the Alan Parsons Project from 1976 to 1987. The group featured a rotating lineup of members with only Eric Woolfson as a constant. The two also worked together on Freudiana in 1990 which, for all practical purposes, served as an Alan Parsons Project album.

In 1993, Parsons released his first solo album, although he relied on many of the same players he’d turned to over the years for Project albums. He released four studio albums from 1993 to 2004, the last being A Valid Path, a “voyage into spongey electronica and arty synth-pop” UCR which Parsons said “was very much an attempt to capture a younger audience,” UCR but he confessed “it just didn’t do very well, didn’t set the world alight.” UCR

After that, he took a fifteen-year hiatus from recording, during which time Woolfson passed away from kidney cancer in 2009, derailing any hope of the pair working together again. However, Parsons’ 2019 album The Secret “is a U-turn back to the organic, light symphonic pop-rock style” UCR “for which the Project were so loved.” UDM Parsons says the album “could have been slotted between any of the Alan Parsons Project albums over the years…Any of the albums we made were pretty much timeless and didn’t really fit into any particular decade or year. I feel the same way about this new album, that it could have been made at any time.” UCM

The album also reflects Parsons’ longtime interest in magic. “[It] has always been a passion of mine,” he says. “I am a member of the Magic Castle in Los Angeles. I’ve also worked with the Japanese magic company Tenyo, writing instruction books and catalogues for their tricks. I dabble with magic myself in my free time, so an album with magical influences was a natural progression.” UDM

The first single, Miracle, continues the ever-revolving-door tradition of musicians with Jason Mraz (“I’m Yours”) providing lead vocals. Parsons explained to, “I met Jason two years ago through a neighbour who grows coffee on his ranch. Jason wanted to grow coffee himself and our neighbour, Jay, was kind enough to introduce us since we had mutual musical interests.” LS

When Mraz heard “Miracle” he said “it sounded like a song right off of Eye in the Sky.” LS He said he had early memories of hearing Parsons’ “Eye in the Sky” while “strapped in the backseat of my mom's green Fiat, 1982. Alan Parsons is on the radio and I’m singing along, harmonising. That sound of rich harmony over magical words would stick with me for my whole life and ultimately become what my own career is about – trying to solve universal quandaries through song craft.” LS Mraz has even recorded an unreleased version of “Eye in the Sky” which Parsons has said he should put out some time. UCR

The two were not in the same studio when recording the song. Parsons was in Santa Barbara and Mraz recorded the vocals in Dallas. They sent files back and forth. That was similar to the process of adding vocals to Sometimes. Lou Gramm, of Foreigner fame (“Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “I Want to Know What Love Is”), recorded his vocals in New York.

Another notable guest on the album is Steve Hackett, best known for his work as the guitarist for Genesis in their early years. He appears on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the orchestra overture which opens the album. UCR Parsons said he “wanted some fairly adventurous guitar parts on it” UCR and “that there were only two people who could have done this: either Brian May or Steve Hackett.” UCR

Parsons also turns to musicians with whom he’d worked before. P.J. Olsson, who sings on Beyond the Years of Glory, took on lead vocal duties for the Alan Parsons Live Project in 2002. He also contributed to the 2004 Alan Parsons’ album, A Valid Path.

Ian Bairnson also makes an appearance, contributing guitar – as he did on every Alan Parsons Project album. In the early ‘70s, he was a member of the band Pilot (“Magic”). Parsons produced their self-titled debut album and then used most of the members on the Alan Parsons Project debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

One Note Symphony will “sort of be the anthem for the [50th anniversary] for the moon landing.” UCR Parsons explained that he was commissioned to play it in July at Cocoa Beach, Floria, near the Kennedy Space Center. The title refers to the one note in which the song is sung – the “resonant frequency of the universe,” UCR also known as the Schumann Frequency. UCR

The highlight is the song As Lights Fall, released as the third single. A video featuring Parsons as a pirate includes multiple nods to his past career, a perfect companion to lyrics reflecting on the legacy he’ll leave behind and the importance of not living with regret. These were themes visited as far back as 1982 with the song “Old and Wise” (one of my top-10 favorite songs of all time), but here it leaves the listener worried that the 70-year-old Parsons is issuing a last hurrah from his deathbed. Luckily, his legacy isn’t over yet.

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First posted 2/27/2019; last updated 7/20/2022.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Dave's Music Database Hall of Fame: Song Inductees (April 2019)

Originally posted 4/22/2019.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the DMDB blog on January 22, 2019, Dave’s Music Database launched its own Hall of Fame. This is the second set of song inductees. They have been selected for appearing on more than 80 lists and/or receiving various awards.

The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (1966)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

The song is the “crowning achievement” RS500 for Brian Wilson, who has been called “rock and roll’s finest composer ever.” WI At the time of its release, “Good Vibrations” was the most expensive single ever released BR1 with one claim putting the total recording cost as high as a million dollars. JA The song was pieced together from hundreds of recording sessions NPR and more than seventy hours of tape CR generated in four studios over seventh months time. RS500 Read more.

The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1963)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

On February 9, 1964, the Beatles performed “I Want to Hold Your Hand” for a record-setting 73 million TV viewers on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was their first number one in the United States, launching Beatlemania and the British Invasion. Only two British acts had previously topped the U.S. charts, but in 1964 and 1965, the Brits occupied a whopping 52 weeks at the American chart pinnacle. LW Read more.

Bob Dylan “Like a Rolling Stone” (1965)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

“No other pop song has so thoroughly challenged and transformed the commercial laws and artistic conventions of its time.” RS500 Regarding Dylan’s 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance of this song, Joni Mitchell said, “The American folk song has grown up.” NPR Folk music fans had seen their genre as carrying intellectual import while rock-n-roll was “adolescent trash.” TB This song, however, proved that lyrical prowess need not be an impediment to commercial success BBC and suddenly rock was not just teen music, but an art form on par with any other. TB Read more.

Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

By their fifth album, personnel changes in the Eagles had transformed them from a country rock group to the classic rock arena. “Hotel California,” with the dual guitars of Don Felder and Joe Walsh served as a marker of the band’s new sound. The song’s tale of a luxury resort where “you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave” prompted multiple interpretations with singer Don Henley saying merely that it was about “the decadence and escapism of the ‘70s.’” LW-138 It has also been considered an allegory about the music industry and the destructive influence it had on the Eagles. RS500 Read more.

Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

“Respect” was first recorded by Otis Redding backed by Booker T. & the MG’s along with the Memphis Horns. It was a 1965 top five R&B hit and “considered among the best Southern blues-soul records of the era,” TB but Aretha Franklin transformed it into an anthem for blacks and women and made it her signature song in launching her reign as the Queen of Soul. Redding reportedly responding, saying “That girl done stole my song.” CR Read more.

Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

Norman Whitfield, a producer for Motown, had a habit of pushing the same song on multiple acts. The Miracles, the Isley Brothers, BR1 and Gladys Knight & The Pips tackled it WK before Marvin Gaye. He didn’t want to record it RS500 and Motown head honcho Berry Gordy thought it was horrible BR1 and was initially reluctant to release it as a single. TB Naturally it became Gaye’s first pop #1 and biggest hit, as well as Motown’s longest running #1 to date. BR1 Read more.

Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

With its “insanely catchy melody atop an insistent beat,” BB100 “this fabulously funky slice of disco-pop” BBC is “the single that made Jackson the biggest star since Elvis.” RS500 The Thriller album, from which this was the second single, became the best-selling album of all-time with a record-breaking seven top ten pop singles. Read more.

Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

As producer Bruce Vig said, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain “had the dichotomy of punk rage and alientation…but also this vulnerable pop sensibility.” RS500 That all combined to give the grunge movement of the 1990s its signature song. The song owes its inspiration to perspiration. Kathleen Hanna of punk band Bikini Kill scrawled the phrase “Kurt smells like Teen Spirit,” a reference to a deodorant, on Cobain’s bedroom wall. He interpreted it as a suggestion “that he could incite teenage rebellion” LW and crafted an anti-commercial message in what became an ironically monstrous commercial success. Read more.

Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

Called “one of the most complex singles ever recorded,” KL “Bohemian Rhapsody” begins as a ballad, veers into opera, and ends as rock. When record execs wouldn’t release it, singer Freddie Mercury gave a copy to a DJ friend. This prompted fans to try to buy the non-existing single, which finally led to its release. WK It went top 10 in the U.S. and topped the British charts with more than a million sales. MG In the wake of Mercury’s death in 1991 and inclusion in the 1992 movie Wayne’s World, the song re-charted, peaking at #2 in the U.S. and topping the UK charts again – the only song to ever do so. MG Read more.

The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

This has often been hailed as the best rock song of all time and “one of the defining records of...its era.” AMG Richards and Jagger didn’t want to release it, but were outvoted by their band mates who wanted what they considered an unusual sound for a rock record. SF It was the Stones’ first chart topper on both sides of the pond and the biggest song of 1965. WHC Read more.

Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)

Inducted April 2019 for 80+ lists/awards.

Paul Simon originally wrote the song on guitar TB and tried to sing it in falsetto, before deciding Art Garfunkel’s voice was better suited to the song. AMG Garfunkel disputed Simon’s contention that it was the best song he’d ever written AMG and thought Simon should sing it. As Simon said in 1972, “Many times I think I’m sorry I didn’t do it.” RS500 The duo disagreed with Clive Davis, then CBS Records president, over releasing the ballad as the album’s lead single, but Davis won out. AMG The result was the top pop single of the year. AMG Read more.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Rolling Stones released Honk compilation

The Rolling Stones

A Retrospective: 1971-2019


Considered by many to be the greatest rock and roll band of all time, the Rolling Stones have put together a career lasting more than 50 years. As a result, they’ve released multiple compilations and sorting them out can be quite a chore. As such, the DMDB has put together two pages focused on just a sampling of the compilations released throughout their career. This page covers 1971-2019. Check out the 1962-1971 compilations page as well.

Sorting out Stones’ compilations can be a bit of a chore. It’s not every band that’s had as many hits as they have and for over four decades. As a result, this page focuses on the Stones’ post-Decca and London Records era. Those record companies, in the U.K. and U.S. respectively, held the rights to pre-1972 Stones’ material.

The first official Stones’ compilation from the post-’71 era was Made in the Shade in 1975 followed by a companion piece, Sucking in the Seventies, in 1981. In between, Time Waits for No One overlapped both of those collections. With more focus on album tracks, and the fact that the most important cuts are covered elsewhere, this is the least significant of the compilations from this era.

Rather than pick up where left off, the next three compilations all duplicated the efforts of the aforementioned collections. This means that Rewind, Jump Back, and Forty Licks are incredibly repetitive. However, the latter is the first career respective from the Stones, covering from 1963 to 2002 over two discs, making it the best place for a brand new fan to start.

The Players from 1971-2019:

  • Mick Jagger (vocals, harmonica, guitar, percussion, keyboards: 1962-present)
  • Keith Richards (guitar, backing vocals: 1962-present)
  • Charlie Watts (drums, percussion, backing vocals: 1963-2021). Died in 2021.
  • Bill Wyman (bass, keyboards, backing vocals: 1962-93)
  • Ron Wood (guitar, bass, backing vocals, 1975-present)

On the Web:



The Studio Albums:

Hover over an album cover to see its title and year of release. Click on the album to go to its dedicated DMDB page.


* Rewind was released with different track listings in the UK and U.S, hence the two different codes.

** Forty Licks set is a double-disc career retrospective. Only the second disc is covered on this page. For disc two material, check out 1962-1971 retrospective page.

Under each album snapshot, songs featured on the anthologies are noted. If the song charted, the date of the song’s release or first chart appearance and its chart peaks are noted in parentheses. Click for codes to singles charts.

Sticky Fingers (1971):

This was the Stones’ first self-released album. It was their first album to reach #1 in the U.S. and UK. It is one of four Stones’ albums to rank in the the top 100 albums of all time according to the DMDB.

  • Brown Sugar (4/16/71, 1 US, 2 UK, airplay: 3 million) MS, RW-UK, RW-US, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK>
  • Bitch (4/16/71: B-side of “Brown Sugar,” 6 CL, 2 UK) MS, TW, JB, G80, HK
  • Wild Horses (6/12/71, 28 US, 18 CB, 21 HR, 2 CL, 11 CN, 96 AU) MS, JB, G40, G50, G80, HK

Exile on Main Street (1972):

  • Tumbling Dice (4/29/72, 7 US, 5 UK, 3 CL) MS, RW-UK, RW-US, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Happy (7/15/72, 22 US, 6 CL) MS, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • All Down the Line (14 CL) TW
  • Rip This Joint (48 CL) MS
  • Rocks Off (21 CL) G50, G80, HK

Goats Head Soup (1973):

  • Angie (9/1/73, 1 US, 5 UK, 38 AC, sales: 1 million) MS, TW, RW-UK, RW-US, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (1/12/74, 15 US) MS, RW-US, G50, G80, HK
  • Dancing with Mr. D TW, HK
  • Star Star TW

It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (1974):

  • It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It) (8/3/74, 16 US, 10 UK) MS, RW-UK, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Dance Little Sister MS, G80
  • Time Waits for No One TW, SS

Made in the Shade

The Rolling Stones

Released: June 6, 1975

Recorded: 1971-1974

Peak: 6 US, 14 UK, -- CN, -- AU

Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, -- UK, 1.5 world (includes US and UK)

Genre: classic rock

Tracks: (1) Brown Sugar (2) Tumbling Dice (3) Happy (4) Dance Little Sister (5) Wild Horses (6) Angie (7) Bitch (8) It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It) (9) Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (10) Rip This Joint

Total Running Time: 39:35


3.578 out of 5.00 (average of 10 ratings)

About Made in the Shade:

Made in the Shade, released in 1975, is the first official compilation album by The Rolling Stones during their Atlantic Records contract. It draws entirely from their first four albums on that label.” WK-MS “The material…surveys the highlights from the band's post-Decca/London era…from 1971’s Sticky Fingers to It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll from 1974, with no new material.” WK-MS The Stones “were mid-way through recording Black and Blue upon this album's June 1975 release” WK-MS, putting this out “to capitalize on the band’s summer Tour of the Americas, featuring Ronnie Wood for the first time in Mick Taylor’s place. Wood, fitting in so well, was asked to remain in the band on a permanent basis following the tour’s conclusion.” WK-MS “Subsequent Rolling Stones compilation albums have also anthologized tracks included on this album.” WK-MS

Black and Blue (1976):

  • Fool to Cry (4/24/76, 10 US, 6 UK) TW, SS, RW-UK, RW-US, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Hot Stuff (4/24/76, 49 US, 84 RB) SS, JB, HK
  • Hand of Fate TW
  • Crazy Mama TW, SS

Time Waits for No One

The Rolling Stones

Released: May 29, 1979

Recorded: 1971-1977

Peak: -- US, -- UK, -- CN, 98 AU

Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)

Genre: classic rock

Tracks: (1) Time Waits for No One (2) Bitch (3) All Down the Line (4) Dancing with Mr. D (5) Angie (6) Star Star (7) If You Can’t Rock Me/Get Off of My Cloud (live) (8) Hands of Fate (9) Crazy Mama (10) Fool to Cry

Total Running Time: 46:13


4.100 out of 5.00 (average of 3 ratings)

About Time Waits for No One:

Time Waits for No One: Anthology 1971–1977 is a British-only compilation album…released in 1979. It covers the period from Sticky Fingers in 1971 until Love You Live in 1977. Only two of ten single A-sides from the period are included – Angie and Fool to Cry.” WK-TW

  • If You Can’t Rock Me/ Get Off of My Cloud (live) TW

Some Girls (1978):

  • Miss You (5/10/78, 1 US, 3 UK, 33 RB, sales: 1 million) RW-UK, RW-US, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Far Away Eyes (5/10/78: B-side of “Miss You,” 11 CL, 3 UK) G80
  • Beast of Burden (9/9/78, 8 US) SS, RW-UK, RW-US, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Respectable (9/30/78, 23 UK) RW-UK, JB, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Shattered (12/16/78, 31 US) SS, FL, G80

Sucking in the Seventies

The Rolling Stones

Released: March 9, 1981

Recorded: 1973-1979

Peak: 15 US, -- UK, -- CN, 39 AU

Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, -- UK, 1.5 world (includes US and UK)

Genre: classic rock

Tracks: (1) Shattered (2) Everything Is Turning to Gold (3) Hot Stuff (4) Time Waits for No One (5) Fool to Cry (6) Mannish Boy (live) (7) When the Whip Comes Down (live) (8) If I Was a Dancer (Dance Part 2) (9) Crazy Mama (10) Beast of Burden

Total Running Time: 42:22


3.626 out of 5.00 (average of 9 ratings)

About Sucking in the Seventies:

Sucking in the Seventies was “released in 1981. As the successor to 1975’s Made in the Shade, it covers material from 1974’s It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll to 1980’s Emotional Rescue. All of the album tracks except Shattered were remixed or re-edited for this release, and some rarer material was also included. Everything Is Turning to Gold was previously released as ‘Shattered’s B-side in late 1978 in the U.S. only; If I Was A Dancer (Dance Pt. 2) is a longer and different mix and containing different lyrics than ‘Dance (Pt. 1)’, the opening track on Emotional Rescue, which, despite this compilation’s title, was released in 1980; and When the Whip Comes Down is presented in an otherwise unreleased live version, recorded in Detroit on the 1978 tour.” WK-SS

  • Mannish Boy (live) SS
  • Everything Is Turning to Gold SS
  • When the Whip Comes Down (live) SS
  • If I Was a Dancer (Dance Pt. 2, (4/18/81, 26 AR) SS

Emotional Rescue (1980):

  • Emotional Rescue (7/5/80, 3 US, 9 UK) RW-US, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • She’s So Cold (9/27/80, 26 US, 33 UK) RW-UK, G80
  • Dance (Part 1) (49 CL) G80

Tattoo You (1981):

  • Start Me Up (8/22/81, 2 US, 7 UK, 1 AR) RW-UK, RW-US, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Hang Fire (9/26/81, 20 US, 2 AR) RW-US
  • Waiting on a Friend (11/28/81, 13 US, 50 UK, 8 AR) RW-UK, RW-US, JB, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Neighbours (4/82: B-side of “Hang Fire,” 47 CL) G80

Undercover (1983):

  • Undercover of the Night [4:31] (11/1/83, 9 US, 12 CB, 6 RR, 2 AR, 11 UK, 14 CN, 27 AU) RW-UK, RW-US, JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • She Was Hot [4:40] (11/19/83, 44 US, 52 CB, 4 AR, 42 UK, 60 AU) G50, G80


The Rolling Stones

Released: June 19, 1984

Recorded: 1971-1984

Peak: 86 US, 23 UK, -- CN, -- AU

Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)

Genre: classic rock

Tracks (UK): (1) Brown Sugar (2) Undercover of the Night (3) Start Me Up (4) Tumbling Dice (5) It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It) (6) She’s So Cold (7) Miss You (8) Beast of Burden (9) Fool to Cry (10) Waiting on a Friend (11) Angie (12) Respectable

Tracks (U.S.): (1) Miss You (2) Brown Sugar (3) Undercover of the Night (4) Start Me Up (5) Tumbling Dice (6) Hang Fire (7) Emotional Rescue (8) Beast of Burden (9) Fool to Cry (10) Waiting on a Friend (11) Angie

Total Running Time: 55:33 (US), 53:12 (UK)


3.496 out of 5.00 (average of 10 ratings)

About Rewind:

Rewind (1971–1984) “was released in 1984. Coming only three years after Sucking in the Seventies, the album was primarily compiled to mark the end of the band’s worldwide alliance with EMI (and Warner Music in North America), both of whom were the distributors of Rolling Stones Records.” RW “The UK and US editions…would each feature altered track listings, reflecting the individual tastes of both territories.” RW “The album was re-released on Compact Disc in the United States adding It’s Only Rock’n’ Roll (But I Like It) and Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker).” RW

Dirty Work (1986):

  • Harlem Shuffle (3/15/86, 5 US, 13 UK, 2 AR) JB, G40, G50, G80, HK

Steel Wheels (1989):

  • Mixed Emotions (9/2/89, 5 US, 36 UK, 1 AR, 22 MR, 36 UK, 1 CN, 25 AU) JB, FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Rock and a Hard Place (9/9/89, 23 US, 63 UK, 1 AR, 63 UK, 10 CN, 99 AU) JB, HK
  • Almost Hear You Sigh (1/20/90, 50 US, 53 CB, 1 AR, 31 UK, 14 CN) G80

Jump Back

The Rolling Stones

Released: November 22, 1993

Recorded: 1971-1989

Peak: 30 US, 16 UK, -- CN, 9 AU

Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, -- UK, 4.5 world (includes US and UK)

Genre: classic rock

Tracks: (1) Start Me Up (2) Brown Sugar (3) Harlem Shuffle (4) It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It) (5) Mixed Emotions (6) Angie (7) Tumbling Dice (8) Fool to Cry (9) Rock and a Hard Place (10) Miss You (11) Hot Stuff (12) Emotional Rescue (13) Respectable (14) Beast of Burden (15) Waiting on a Friend (16) Wild Horses (17) Bitch (18) Undercover of the Night

Total Running Time: 75:43


4.162 out of 5.00 (average of 10 ratings)

About Jump Back:

This was the Stones’ “first release under their contract with Virgin Records in November 1993.” JB This was released worldwide, except in North America, where it finally “came on 24 August 2004. The first Rolling Stones compilation packaged in the Compact Disc era, Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones stretches from 1971’s Sticky Fingers to then-most recent studio album Steel Wheels in 1989.” JB

Voodoo Lounge (1994):

  • Love Is Strong (7/9/94, 91 US, 14 UK, 2 AR, 14 UK, 2 CN, 47 AU) FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • You Got Me Rocking (7/23/94, 23 UK, 2 AR, 23 UK, 29 CN, 64 AU) FL, G80, HK
  • Out of Tears (10/7/94, 60 US, 48 CB, 37 RR, 31 AC, 14 AR, 36 UK, 3 CN, 43 AU) HK
  • I Go Wild (4/1/95, 20 AR, 29 UK, 45 CN, 57 AU) G80

Bridges to Babylon (1997):

  • Anybody Seen My Baby? (9/20/97, 45 RR, 2 AA, 3 AR, 22 UK, 1 CN, 58 AU) FL, G40, G50, G80
  • Saint of Me (11/1/97, 94 US, 7 AA, 13 AR, 26 UK, 24 CN, 100 AU) G80, HK
  • Out of Control (8/17/98, 51 UK) HK

Forty Licks

The Rolling Stones

Released: October 1, 2002

Recorded: 1964-2002

Peak: 2 US, 2 UK, 2 CN, 3 AU

Sales (in millions): 4.0 US, 0.9 UK, 10.1 world (includes US and UK)

Genre: classic rock

Tracks, Disc 1: (1) Street Fighting Man (2) Gimme Shelter (3) (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (4) The Last Time (5) Jumpin’ Jack Flash (6) You Can’t Always Get What You Want (7) 19th Nervous Breakdown (8) Under My Thumb (9) Not Fade Away (10) Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? (11) Sympathy for the Devil (12) Mother’s Little Helper (13) She’s a Rainbow (14) Get Off of My Cloud (15) Wild Horses (16) Ruby Tuesday (17) Paint It Black (18) Honky Tonk Women (19) It’s All Over Now (20) Let’s Spend the Night Together

Tracks, Disc 2: (1) Start Me Up (2) Brown Sugar (3) Miss You (4) Beast of Burden (5) Don’t Stop (6) Happy (7) Angie (8) You Got Me Rocking (9) Shattered (10) Fool to Cry (11) Love Is Strong (12) Mixed Emotions (13) Keys to Your Love (14) Anybody Seen My Baby? (15) Stealing My Heart (16) Tumbling Dice (17) Undercover of the Night (18) Emotional Rescue (19) It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll But I Like It (20) Losing My Touch

Total Running Time: 1:55:52


4.647 out of 5.00 (average of 15 ratings)

Awards: (Click on award to learn more).

About Forty Licks:

This double-disc compilation offers a forty-year, career-spanning look at the Stones. While the set maddeningly doesn’t play out chronologically, it does collect the band’s Decca/London-era material from 1963-1970 on disc 1 and the band’s self-owned material from 1971 to 2002 on the second disc, which also includes four new songs. For disc one material, check out the 1962-1971 retrospective page.

Tracks Not on Previously Noted Albums:

  • Don’t Stop (9/14/02, 36 UK, 21 AR) FL, G40, G50, G80, HK
  • Keys to Your Love FL
  • Stealing My Heart FL
  • Losing My Touch FL

A Bigger Bang (2005):

  • Rough Justice (8/22/05, 5 AA, 25 AR, 15 UK) G80, HK
  • Streets of Love (8/22/05, 15 UK) G50, G80, HK
  • Rain Fall Down (12/5/05, 13 AA, 33 UK) G80, HK


The Rolling Stones

Released: November 12, 2012

Recorded: 1963-2012

Peak: 19 US, 3 UK, 18 CN, 7 AU

Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, 0.3 UK, 1.4 world (includes US and UK)

Genre: classic rock veteran

Tracks, Disc 1: (1) Come On (2) I Wanna Be Your Man ** (3) Not Fade Away (4) That’s How Strong My Love Is ** (5) It’s All Over Now (6) Little Red Rooster (7) The Last Time (8) (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (9) Heart of Stone * 10) Get Off of My Cloud (11) She Said Yeah ** (12) I’m Free ** (13) Play with Fire ** 14) Time Is on My Side * (15) 19th Nervous Breakdown (16) Paint It Black (17) Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? (18) She’s a Rainbow * (19) Under My Thumb * (20) Out of Time ** (21) As Tears Go By

Tracks, Disc 2: (1) Let’s Spend the Night Together (2) Mother’s Little Helper ** (3) We Love You * (4) Dandelion ** (5) Lady Jane ** (6) Flight 505 ** (7) 2000 Light Years from Home ** (8) Ruby Tuesday (9) Jumpin’ Jack Flash (10) Sympathy for the Devil (11) Child of the Moon ** (12) Salt of the Earth ** (13) Honky Tonk Women (14) Midnight Rambler ** (15) Gimme Shelter (16) You Got the Silver ** (17) You Can’t Always Get What You Want (18) Street Fighting Man (19) Wild Horses

Tracks, Disc 3: (1) Brown Sugar (2) Bitch ** (3) Tumbling Dice (4) Rocks Off * (5) Happy (6) Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) * (7) Angie (8) It’s Only Rock and Roll But I Like It (9) Dance Little Sister ** (10) Fool to Cry (11) Respectable (12) Miss You (13) Shattered ** (14) Far Away Eyes ** (15) Beast of Burden (16) Emotional Rescue (17) Dance (Pt. 1) (18) She’s So Cold ** (19) Waiting on a Friend (20) Neighbours **

Tracks, Disc 4: (1) Start Me Up (2) Undercover of the Night (3) She Was Hot * (4) Harlem Shuffle (5) Mixed Emotions (6) High Wire * (7) Almost Hear You Sigh ** (8) You Got Me Rocking ** (9) Love Is Strong (10) I Go Wild ** (11) Like a Rolling Stone (live) ** (12) Anybody Seen My Baby? (13) Saint of Me ** (14) Don’t Stop (15) Rough Justice ** (16) Rain Fall Down ** (17) Streets of Love * (18) Plundered My Soul ** (19) Doom and Gloom (20) One More Shot

* Songs on 50 track version
** Songs on 80 track version


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About Grrr!:

This album was released in 40, 50, and 80 track versions. The track listing above shows all 80 tracks with songs from the 50 and 80 track versions noted with asterisks. Only those songs from 1971 through 2012 are featured on this page. See the 1962-1971 retrospective page for earlier songs.

The collection included two new cuts. The 50-track version added “High Wire,” which was a studio cut previously released on the 1991 Flashpoint live album. The 80-track version included the Stones’ cover of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” which was on their live Stripped album in 1995. “Plundered My Soul” was also on the 80-track version of Grrr!. It was previously available on the deluxe edition of Exile on Main Street, which was released in 2010.

Tracks Not on Previously Noted Albums:

  • High Wire (Jagger/Richards) (3/1/91, 57 US, 49 CB, 1 AR, 28 MR, 29 UK, 10 CN, 54 AU) G50, G80
  • Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan) (11/11/95, 16 AR, 12 UK, 15 CN, 47 AU) G80
  • Plundered My Soul (Jagger/Richards) [3:59] (4/17/10, 10 AA) G80
  • Doom and Gloom (Jagger/Richards) [3:58] (10/11/12, 10 AA, 35 AR) G40, G50, G80, HK
  • One More Shot (Jagger/Richards) [3:05] (11/8/12, --) G40, G50, G80, HK

Blue & Lonesome (2016):

The Stones’ first studio album in 11 years is a collection of all covers – a first in the band’s 50+ year career.

  • Just Your Fool (Buddy Johnson) (10/6/16, 27 AA) HK
  • Hate to See You Go (Walter Jacobs) (10/21/16) HK
  • Ride ‘Em on Down (Bukka White) (11/25/16) HK


The Rolling Stones

Released: April 19, 2019

Recorded: 1969-2016

Peak: 23 US, 8 UK, 38 CN, 15 AU

Sales (in millions): -- US, 0.1 UK

Genre: classic rock veteran

Tracks: (1) Start Me Up (2) Brown Sugar (3) Rocks Off (4) Miss You (5) Tumbling Dice (6) Just Your Fool (7) Wild Horses (8) Fool to Cry (9) Angie (10) Beast of Burden (11) Hot Stuff (12) It’s Only Rock and Roll But I Like It (13) Rock and a Hard Place (14) Doom and Gloom (15) Love Is Strong (16) Mixed Emotions (17) Don’t Stop (18) Ride ‘Em on Down (19) Bitch (20) Harlem Shuffle (21) Hate to See You Go (22) Rough Justice (23) Happy (24) Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (25) One More Shot (26) Respectable (27) You Got Me Rocking (28) Rain Fall Down (29) Dancing with Mr. D (30) Undercover of the Night (31) Emotional Rescue (32) Waiting on a Friend (33) Saint of Me (34) Out of Control (35) Streets of Love (36) Out of Tears

Total Running Time: 1:52:39


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About Honk:

This collection included everything on the Jump Back compilation plus another eighteen cuts. The set included all but “She’s So Cold” and “Hang Fire” from the Rewind compilation.

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First posted 8/29/2009; last updated 10/25/2021.