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Like its 1969 second volume Through The Past Darkly, Big Hits (High Tide & Green Grass) is a fine collection of sixties Stones classics, but with a lean toward their blues background. This is exemplified by such rootsy tracks as the redefined Buddy Holly tune "Not Fade Away" and the R&B bounce of Bobby Womack's "It's All Over Now".
The bitterness of "Get Off My Cloud", delivered in Mick Jagger's best Sidcup dialect still sounds magnificent, as does Brian Jones's booming Vox pearl guitar on "The Last Time" and Keith Richards's opening chords to the aforementioned "Not Fade Away". This is one to hand down to the children.
The Rolling Stones are named the most successful band of all time in the Guinness Book of Records