I got my copy of this, of all places, in a furniture store in a small town near my home when I was in high school. I know. Stranger places to find things may exist, but one never knows where gems will turn up. It pays to keep your eyes open at all times!
It may have been a rarity even then, I don’t know for sure, but my researches into it now show it is out of print.
Released in 1984, covering 1971-1984, this compilation marks the end of their time at Warner Music and EMI. There are two different track listings, one for UK and one for US releases (see below).
Overall, I have to say I quite liked this compilation back then, and I still like it now! I like the inclusion of Hang Fire, I always felt that one should have been a big hit amongst their other big hits. The UK got She’s So Cold and Respectable.
I’m having great fun zapping back through all of these compilations, for this series, and I definitely included Rewind in the fun times. In truth, I don’t really even need to be playing this disc, I know the songs so well. I could just be writing them up and slapping them in here, but where is the fun in that? I like further imprinting these tunes into my brain, so let it play!
With it out of print, I suppose I should add that if you see a copy of the old original disc, get it!
And now here are the two different track lists! Mine is the US version…
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
In the 1986 CD release, Hang Fire replaced She’s So Cold, while Emotional Rescue and Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) were added.
1 Miss You
2 Brown Sugar
3 Undercover of the Night
4 Start Me Up
5 Tumbling Dice
6 Hang Fire – 2:21
7 It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)
8 Emotional Rescue
9 Beast of Burden
10 Fool to Cry
11 Waiting On a Friend
13 Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It) and Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) added to the CD and Cassette releases