Some Girls

~ Release group by The Rolling Stones

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Some Girls 12" Vinyl 10 Rolling Stones Records CUN 39108 [none]
Some Girls 12" Vinyl 10 Rolling Stones Records COC 39108 [none]
Some Girls 12" Vinyl 10 Pathé Marconi EMI (record company, renamed EMI Pathé Marconi in 1986) 2C 068 61016
Some Girls 12" Vinyl 10 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-087 [none]
Some Girls CD 10 Rolling Stones Records CK 40449 074644044928
Some Girls CD 10 Rolling Stones Records 074644044928
Some Girls CD 10 Rolling Stones Records 32DP 608 4988009538853
Some Girls CD 10 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia), Rolling Stones Records CDCBS 450197 2 [none]
Some Girls CD 10 Rolling Stones Records 450197 2 5099745019724
Some Girls CD 10 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia), Rolling Stones Records CDCBS 450197 2 5099745019724
Some Girls CD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) CDV 2734 724383952625
Some Girls CD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 7243 8 39505-2-2 724383950522
Some Girls (1999 Japanese Remastered Mini-LP) CD 10 Rolling Stones Records, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) VJCP-68036 4988006765528
Some Girls (A Bigger Bang World Tour 2005 - 2006 Special Edition) CD 10 東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29) TOCP-66456 4988006833685
Some Girls CD 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 2701566 602527015668
Some Girls CD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 72438-39526-2 5 724383952625
Some Girls CD 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), Rolling Stones Records, A&M Records 0602527015668 602527015668
Some Girls CD 10 UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises) B0012837-02 602527015668
Some Girls 2×CD 10 + 12 A&M Records 278 405-5 602527840550
Some Girls (deluxe version) 2×Digital Media 10 + 12 Universal Republic Records HD00602527903262 602547450944
Some Girls SHM-SACD 10 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) UIGY-9083 4988005695055
Some Girls (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 10 Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 602537190966
Some Girls (deluxe video edition, mastered for iTunes) 3×Digital Media 10 + 12 + 2 Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 602537261994
Some Girls (deluxe edition, mastered for iTunes) 2×Digital Media 10 + 13 Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 602537264193
Some Girls SHM-CD 10 Universal (plain logo: "Universal") UICY-40012 4988005788375
Some Girls CD 10 Virgin Music Canada V2 7243-8-39526-2-5 724383952625

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part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 270)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000191642 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/54219 [info]
Wikidata: Q945740 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Some Girls [info]
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In the second half of the 1970s, the group that had epitomised youthful rebellion for more than a decade discovered, somewhat to their surprise, that they were no more immune than anyone else to generational change.

When the Sex Pistols et al began deriding The Rolling Stones as Establishment and old, they, stung, responded by going back into the studio and knuckling down to an album that they knew had to be better than their recent underwhelming output. Or perhaps they were more motivated by the fact that this could be the last time they could record together, because they faced the prospect of disintegration over Keith Richards' infamous 1977 Canadian bust, the theoretical maximum sentence for which was life.

Whatever the truth, Some Girls - released in June 1978 and their first full album with Ronnie Wood - was the best Stones album in yonks. The raised energy levels of tracks like When the Whip Comes Down, Lies and Respectable forcefully make the point that this ensemble were practising breakneck tempos when the punks were in short trousers. However, the Stones also demonstrate a musical palette absolutely beyond their three-chord detractors. Far Away Eyes is a fond mickey-take of country, Shattered a funky dissection of the irritants of big city life and the smash Miss You skilfully co-opts the slick grooves of disco.

Elsewhere, Keith's vocal showcase Before They Make Me Run - a renunciation of his junkie life - evinces a reflectiveness and regret beyond the emotional vocabulary of musicians in their 20s. In fact - though Mick Jagger can't resist stirring up some outrage with the lecherous, bluesy title-track - there is an overall sensitivity and vulnerability that had never before been part of the Stones' make-up, whether it be the machismo-spurning of Miss You, the achingly sweet cover of Just My Imagination or the exquisitely lovelorn Beast of Burden. All this made for a staggeringly good 'comeback' that left many veteran Stones fans rather emotional.

The 12 outtakes on this 2011 reissue amount to a whole extra album. They're a mixture of blues that vary from generic to good, competent-to-classy cover versions and a few originals almost up to the quality of the weakest Some Girls tracks. Though the additions don't enhance the original album's legend, nor do they diminish it any more than the fact that the band sagged once again into artistic complacency after its release.