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More Hot Rocks (Big Hits and Fazed Cookies)

Rolling Stones

℗ 1972 ABKCO Records 820 143

Rolling Stones  1972  More Hot Rocks (Big Hits and Fazed Cookies)

More Hot Rocks (Big Hits and Fazed Cookies) is the second compilation album of ROLLING STONES music released by former manager Allen Klein's ABKCO Records (who usurped control of the band's Decca/London material in 1970) after the band's departure from Decca and Klein. Released in late 1972 as the follow-up to the hugely successful Hot Rocks 19641971, it was another success for Klein and ABKCO. When Hot Rocks 19641971 proved to be a big seller, there was never any doubt that a successor would follow. However, initiallywith Andrew Loog Oldham getting involvedthe project was to feature previously unreleased (or more accurately, discarded) material and be titled Necrophilia. Artwork was prepared and the album made it as far as the mastering phase when it was recalled and something a little more practical was compiled (ABKCO would revisit this concept with 1975's Metamorphosis). The result was More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies). Featuring the hits that could not be shoehorned onto its predecessor, as well as first-time release of many previously UK-only releases, the double album was quickly pressed and distributed into North American shops in December 1972, reaching #9 in the US and going gold. Like Hot Rocks 19641971, More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) would not see an official UK release until 21 May 1990.

In August 2002, More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) was reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records with the addition of three bonus tracks: "Poison Ivy" (Version 2), from The Rolling Stones; "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", from The Rolling Stones No. 2 (a different take from the version featured on The Rolling Stones, Now!); and "I've Been Loving You Too Long", recorded in 1965, and later overdubbed with screams for the 1966 American-only live album Got Live If You Want It!. The latter two were produced by Andrew Loog Oldham and the former by Eric Easton.