THE ROLLING STONES

Grrr! Poly­dor ★★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSICREVIEWS SHUFFLE - KEVIN COURT­NEY

Here’s one an­niver­sary no one will be al­lowed to for­get: the Stones are cel­e­brat­ing their half-cen­tury with a slew of prod­ucts and events, in­clud­ing a book, a doc­u­men­tary, and live shows in Lon­don and New Jersey. And the oblig­a­tory great­est hits com­pi­la­tion to add to the many al­ready out there. The sell­ing point of Grrr! is its “aug­mented re­al­ity” art­work – scan it with a spe­cial app and it comes to life, ap­par­ently. Thank­fully, the mu­sic inside also bursts with life, from their de­but sin­gle, a cover of Chuck Berry’s Come On, to their top­i­cal-sound­ing newie, Doom and Gloom, which, though it can’t equal their finest work, is a re­spectable enough rocker from the grand old dukes of roll. In be­tween are all your age­less Stones favourites, so let’s count ’em off one more time: The Last Time, Sym­pa­thy for the Devil, Get Off My Cloud, 19th Ner­vous Break­down, Angie, Start Me Up, Beast of Burden, Not Fade Away, (I Can’t Get No) Sat­is­fac­tion ... [sorry, you’ve run out of space – Ed] rolling­stones.com

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