Rarities 1971–2003


Rarities 1971–2003

Infobox Album | Name = Rarities 1971-2003
Type = Compilation album
Artist = The Rolling Stones


Released = 21 November 2005
Recorded = 1971 - 2003
Genre = Rock
Length = 79:30
Label = Virgin
Producer = Don Was and
The Glimmer Twins,
Jimmy Miller,
and Chris Kimsey
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:082gtq1zcu47 link]
* "Rolling Stone" Rating|4|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/therollingstones/albums/album/8801760/review/8878345/rarities_19712003 link]
Last album = "A Bigger Bang"
(2005)
This album = "Rarities 1971-2003"
(2005)
Next album = "Shine a Light"
(2008)

"Rarities 1971-2003" is a compilation album by The Rolling Stones that was released in 2005 worldwide by Virgin Records - as well as by the coffee-chain Starbucks in North America - and features a selection of rare and obscure material recorded between 1971 and 2003. The album peaked at #76 on the Billboard chart.

Consisting primarily of B-Sides, extended remixes and live recordings, "Rarities 1971-2003" marks the first time these recordings have been made available on an official stand-alone release by The Rolling Stones, after years of demand.

Several B-sides were included, such as "Fancy Man Blues", "Anyway You Look At It", "Wish I'd Never Met You", "Through the Lonely Nights", and the band's live rendition of "Let It Rock" from 1971.

Heavily-bootlegged rarities such as "Blood Red Wine" and "Claudine" still remain in the vaults, along with outtakes from famous album sessions such as "Beggars Banquet" and entire live shows from the Stones early 1970s. In the liner notes, lead singer Mick Jagger acknowledges the band's discretion at re-releasing what they consider to be lesser songs, hence, a partial explanation for some of the songs in absence on "Rarities 1971-2003". It should be noted that although the cover image is from 1978 (from the music video for "Respectable") it only shows the current four members of the band and does not feature bassist Bill Wyman, who was removed from the picture; the original color image can be seen in the booklet from "Forty Licks", showing him standing in the back behind Jagger and Richards.

Track listing

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

#"Fancy Man Blues" – 4:48
#* "B-Side to "Mixed Emotions" in 1989"
#"Tumbling Dice" (Live) – 4:02
#* "Live track originally intended to be included on Stripped in 1995"
#"Wild Horses" (Live Stripped Version) – 5:10
#* "Originally appeared on Stripped in 1995"
#"Beast of Burden" (Live) – 5:04
#* "Live version that originally appeared as the B-Side to "Going to a Go-Go" in 1982 - recorded live at the "Rosemont Horizon", Chicago, 25 November 1981"
#"Anyway You Look at It" – 4:20
#* "B-Side to "Saint of Me" in 1998"
#"If I Was a Dancer (Dance Pt. 2)" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards/Ronnie Wood) – 5:50
#* "An Emotional Rescue outtake that originally appeared on 1981's Sucking in the Seventies compilation, reissued in 2005"
#"Miss You" (Dance Version) – 7:32
#* "Extended Remix"
#"Wish I'd Never Met You" – 4:39
#* "B-Side to "Terrifying" in 1990"
#"I Just Wanna Make Love to You" (Live) (Willie Dixon) – 3:55
#* Originally appeared as one of the tracks of the B-Side of the Maxi-Single "Highwire" in 1991, recorded live at the Wembley Stadium on 6 July 1990"
#"Mixed Emotions" (12" Version) – 6:12
#* "Extended Remix - Chris Kimsey's 12"
#"Through The Lonely Nights" – 4:12
#* "Recorded during the Goats Head Soup sessions, this song first appeared as the B-Side to "It's Only Rock'n Roll (But I Like It)" in 1974"
#"Live With Me" (Live) – 3:47
#* B-side of "Wild Horses" single from 1996"
#"Let It Rock" (Live) (Chuck Berry) – 2:46
#* Originally released as an additional track on the B-Side of "Brown Sugar" from 1971 in the UK only, recorded live at the University of Leeds, 13 March 1971"
#"Harlem Shuffle" (NY Mix) (Bob Relf, Ernest Nelson) – 5:48
#* "Extended Remix. This version has been edited; the original 12" release ran – 6:35 minutes."
#"Mannish Boy" (Live) (McKinley Morganfield/Ellas McDaniel/Mel London) – 4:28
#* "Live recording from Love You Live / edit from Sucking in the Seventies"
#"Thru and Thru" (Live) – 6:39
#* "Recorded live January 2003 at a Madison Square Garden performance featured on the DVD set Four Flicks"

Personnel

*Mick Jagger - vocals
*Keith Richards - guitars, vocals
*Ronnie Wood - guitar, bass, drums, vocals except tracks 11 and 13
*Bill Wyman - bass
*Charlie Watts - drums
*Mick Taylor - guitars tracks 11 and 13
*Ian Stewart - piano tracks 11 and 15
*Billy Preston - electric piano, vocal track 15

Charts

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