Rolling Stones - More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)
More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) 1971.... 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 1964-1971, it was another success for Klein and ABKCO.
When Hot Rocks 1964-1971 proved to be a big seller, there was never any doubt that a successor would follow. However, initially - with Andrew Loog Oldham getting involved - the 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. 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 1964-1971, More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) would not see an official UK release until 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 extra bonus tracks on its second disc.
Posted by wino at Thursday, March 20, 2008