The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks (1972 South African pressing)

South African Pressing
The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks (South African Pressing)
The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971
The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (US pressing)

This album, which was released in South Africa in 1972, and covers the years 1964 to 1969, was my main introduction to The Rolling Stones.

The South African pressing had a different track listing to the US release (which was sub-titled “1964 to 1971”) and included “Little Red Rooster”, “Under The Boardwalk” and “Tell Me”, and omitted “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses”. It also used an edit of the studio version of “Midnight Rambler”, rather than the live version featured on the US pressing.

Amazingly for that time in South Africa, “Sympathy For The Devil” was included.

Track list for South African Album

(From my LP, Decca DLPA.105/6)

  1. Time Is On My Side
  2. Heart Of Stone
  3. Play With Fire
  4. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  5. As Tears Go By
  6. Get Off Of My Cloud
  7. Mothers Little Helper
  8. 19th Nervous Breakdown
  9. Paint It Black
  10. Under My Thumb
  11. Ruby Tuesday
  12. Let’s Spend The Night Together
  13. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  14. Street Fighting Man
  15. Sympathy For The Devil
  16. Honky Tonk Women
  17. Gimme Shelter
  18. Tell Me
  19. Under The Boardwalk
  20. Little Red Rooster
  21. Midnight Rambler (edit)
  22. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (single version)

Track list for US Album

(from the book, The Rolling Stones: An Illustrated Discography, by Miles [Omnibus Press, 1980])

  1. Time Is On My Side
  2. Heart Of Stone
  3. Play With Fire
  4. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  5. As Tears Go By
  6. Get Off Of My Cloud
  7. Mother’s Little Helper
  8. 19th Nervous Breakdown
  9. Paint It Black
  10. Under My Thumb
  11. Ruby Tuesday
  12. Let’s Spend the Night Together
  13. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  14. Street Fighting Man
  15. Sympathy for the Devil
  16. Honky Tonk Women
  17. Gimme Shelter
  18. Midnight Rambler (live version)
  19. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  20. Brown Sugar
  21. Wild Horses

5 thoughts on “The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks (1972 South African pressing)

  1. Brian Currin Sunday, 8th August 2010 / 11:17 am

    Thanks for your memories, Theuns.

  2. Theuns van Rensburg Friday, 6th August 2010 / 5:05 pm

    I came accross this posting while searching for “Hot Rocks Little Red Rooster”. I was curious about the omission of “Little Red Rooster” from my CD version which I bought in Dallas. The Hot Rocks album was the first LP I ever bought. The year was 1972 and the store was Joffe’s in Stellenbosch. I was 12 years old at the time. My vinyl cover has a golden star stuck to it with the original price of R4.99. I miss my Little Red Rooster, but I love the “Wild Horses” track. Something else that baffled me for years: How did the sensors of those days not spot “Sympathy for the Devil” while banning Chris de Burgh’s “Spanish Train” which A&M then released as “Lonely Sky and Other Stories” ? Church fathers would have gone balistic ! Hot Rocks remains one of my favourite all-time albums.

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