Hot Rocks 1964–1971 is a compilation album by the Rolling Stones released by London Records in December 1971. It became the Rolling Stones' best-selling release of their career and an enduring and popular retrospective. The album includes a mixture of hit singles, such as "Jumping Jack Flash", B-sides such as "Play with Fire", and album tracks such as "Under My Thumb" and "Gimme Shelter", the last of which has become one of the Rolling Stones' most popular and highly regarded songs. The iconic front cover features five nested silhouettes of the band members' profiles taken by rock photographer Ron Raffaelli in 1969, while the back cover features a photo of the band at Swarkestone Hall Pavilion, taken by Michael Joseph in 1968.
The album is the best selling of the numerous Decca/ABKCO releases after the Rolling Stones lost control of their pre-1971 catalogue to their former manager Allen Klein. As with all of such releases, the Stones had no control over the collection or its release.
Album + Compilation
|included in:||The Rolling Stones|
|includes:||Hot Rocks 1|
Hot Rocks 2
|part of:||Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 99) (order: 99)|
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