Review: The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (Deluxe 2-CD Edition) (Universal Music Canada)

The Rolling StonesAs one of the Rolling Stones most essential works (and one of my personal favourites), their landmark 1971 release Sticky Fingers has been given a band-sanctioned revamp. This double disc collection includes the original Sticky Fingers release, home to “Brown Sugar,” “Wild Horses,” “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking,” and “Bitch,” but, most gratifyingly, includes a second disc featuring a bevy of unreleased nuggets. Among those highlights is an alternate version of “Dead Flowers,” a cut of “Brown Sugar” which features Eric Clapton on guitar in addition to live versions of “Stray Cat Blues,” “Honky Tonk Women,” and “Midnight Rambler.” Although there are more comprehensive configurations of this release available, the two-disc set serves as the perfect excuse to get reacquainted with one of the Rolling Stones arguably best albums.