From page 79 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
Singles Collection 19712006: 45 x 45s POLYDOR Singles. From ’71-06. Reassuringly expensive. A timely return to inconvenience, as every postDecca Records Stones single is presented in as close to its original form as the switch from analogue vinyl to digital disc will allow. There are 45 CDs in here, some with a running time so short that it’s hardly worth your while sitting down. Then again, you’ll not be doing a lot of sitting down during Brown Sugar , you’ll be shaking your arse and contorting your gob like a gibbon in a microwave.
How much a Stones single compels you to replicate an agonised primate provides a handy gauge to its ultimate efficacy. Tumbling Dice ? Scalded baboon. It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It) ? Haemorrhoidal orang-utan. By the time you get to Undercover (Of The Night) , bearing in mind that by this point you’ll have already slid both Fool To Cry and Emotional Rescue into your drive, your inner capering ape will be responding to significantly less stimulus. And you’ll be sitting down more. As you progress into the diminishing returns of sterile, Stones-unfriendly 80s’ recording techniques and the ascent of the dance remix as standard, your compulsion to actually get up and boogie will gradually evaporate. The Stones are, and always have been, at their very best when captured in the raw and rolling, as evidenced here on the live Let It Rock and the jammed Cook Cook Blues .