|Rolling Stones - Made in the Shade
|Greatest Hits Album by The Rolling Stones
||6 June 1975
||December 1969 – May 1974
||Jimmy Miller, The Glimmer Twins
|The Rolling Stones compilations chronology
|Made in the Shade
"Made in the Shade", released in 1975, is the first official compilation album by The Rolling Stones during their Atlantic Records contract. It draws entirely from their first four albums on that label.
The Stones had two previous "official" compilation albums on Decca Records "Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)" in 1966 and "Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)" in 1969. In addition, 1971's "Hot Rocks 1964-1971" and 1972's "More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)" were released by Allen Klein's ABKCO Records with The Rolling Stones' authorisation.
The material on "Made in the Shade" surveys the highlights from the band's post-Decca-London era thus far, from 1971's "Sticky Fingers" to "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" from 1974, with no new material.
Although "Made in the Shade" bought The Rolling Stones time to deliver their next studio album (they were mid-way through recording "Black and Blue" upon this album's June 1975 release), it was also released to capitalise on the band's summer Tour of the Americas, featuring Ronnie Wood for the first time in Mick Taylor's place. Wood, fitting in so well, was asked to remain in the band on a permanent basis following the tour's conclusion.
Release and reception
"Made in the Shade", which had to compete with the latest cash-in ABKCO release—this time an outtakes compilation called "Metamorphosis"—reached No. 14 in the UK and No. 6 in the US, eventually going platinum. Subsequent Rolling Stones compilation albums have also anthologised tracks included on this album.
Robert Christgau writes in his review: Six tracks from two of the greatest albums of the decade and four from two of the more dubious ones. Not the four best, either.
- "Brown Sugar"
- "Tumbling Dice"
- "Dance Little Sister"
- "Wild Horses"
- "It's Only Rock'n Roll (But I Like It)"
- "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"
- "Rip This Joint"
- The Rolling Stones
- Mick Jagger – vocals
- Keith Richards – electric and acoustic guitars; bass guitar and vocals on "Happy"
- Mick Taylor – electric, acoustic and slide guitar; bass guitar on "Tumbling Dice"
- Bill Wyman – bass guitar
- Charlie Watts – drums
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Rolling Stones - Made in the Shade
Rolling Stones Records (Atlantic) COC 59104 (1975).
Album produced by Jimmy Miller and the Glimmer Twins.
The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor signs of wear.
The original inner sleeve is well presented, displaying some minor signs of wear.