What’s Going On: Rolling Stones Reissue ‘Forty Licks’

The Rolling Stones‘ iconic Forty Licks compilation just got a shiny new digital release. The collection, which was given the Dolby Atmos® treatment, was dropped recently to coincide with Mick Jagger’s milestone 80th birthday. Forty Licks was originally released back in September 2002 to mark the 40th anniversary of the legendary band and to kick off the band’s Licks tour. The massive tour that started in Boston saw the rockers play 117 shows over the span of 14 months and wound up being recognized as the second-highest-grossing tour ever at the time. Toronto fans will also remember that during that tour, the Rolling Stones headlined Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto (or SARSStock, as it has come to be known,) the massive benefit show in July 2003 to help the city recover from the economic setbacks of the SARS epidemic.

In addition to being released digitally for the first time, Forty Licks is also available as a limited edition 4-LP set on 180-gram black vinyl. With its iconic cover art and a great wide-spined gatefold sleeve, the Forty Licks vinyl will make a great gift for Stones fans of any generation. Featuring three dozen of the band’s most loved songs and four then-new tracks, the collection spans material from all the way back in their early days on Decca in the ‘60s up to newer material that had been written in 2001.  

Clocking in at over 2 and a half hours, Forty Licks stands as the ultimate greatest hits compilation of The Rolling Stones. The band’s most enduring hits are featured, such as “Satisfaction”, “Miss You”, “Brown Sugar”, “Paint It, Black”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Get Off Of My Cloud” and “It’s All Over Now.” There’s a reason why Forty Licks sold seven million copies worldwide after its initial release.

You can purchase Forty Licks here.

The Rolling Stones – Forty Licks Track Listing:

Record One:
Street Fighting Man
Gimme Shelter
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
The Last Time
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
19th Nervous Breakdown
Under My Thumb
Not Fade Away
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?

Record Two:
Sympathy For The Devil
Mother’s Little Helper
She’s A Rainbow
Get Off Of My Cloud
Wild Horses
Ruby Tuesday
Paint It, Black
Honky Tonk Women
It’s All Over Now
Let’s Spend The Night Together

Record Three:
Start Me Up
Brown Sugar
Miss You
Beast Of Burden
Don’t Stop
You Got Me Rocking
Fool To Cry

Record Four:
Love Is Strong
Mixed Emotions
Key To Your Love
Anybody Seen My Baby?
Stealing My Heart
Tumbling Dice
Undercover Of The Night
Emotional Rescue
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
Losin’ My Touch

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