Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs by Jim BevigliaCounting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs by Jim Beviglia

Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs

byJim Beviglia

Hardcover | November 5, 2015

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No band has ever been able to demonstrate the enduring power of rock and roll quite like the Rolling Stones, who continue to enthrall, provoke, and invigorate their legions of fans more than fifty years since they began. In Counting Down the Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia dares to rank the band's finest 100 songs in descending order.Beviglia provides an insightful explanation about why each song deserves its place. Looking at the story behind the song and supplying a fresh take on the musical and lyrical content, he illuminates these unforgettable songs for new and diehard fans alike. Taken together, the individual entries in Counting Down the Rolling Stones tell a fascinating story of the unique personalities and incredible talents that made the Stones a band for the ages.Counting Down the Rolling Stones is the perfect playlist builder, whether it is for the longtime fan or the newbie just getting acquainted with the work of Mick, Keith, and the boys.
Jim Beviglia is a feature writer for American Songwriter magazine, reviewing new albums and looking back at classic songwriters and songs for both the print and online editions. This is his third book in the Counting Down series. He is the author of Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs (Scarecrow Press, 2013) and Counting Down...
Title:Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest SongsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:222 pages, 9.23 × 6.26 × 0.82 inPublished:November 5, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442254467

ISBN - 13:9781442254466

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionThe ListEnd NotesBibliography

Editorial Reviews

[T]he real meat of the book is the author's extremely insightful reasoning for his choices. In addition, even serious Stones fans are likely to learn some history about the composition of the songs, their evolution in the studio, the contexts of their production, and the contributions of all the performers, both the Stones themselves and guest musicians and producers. Beviglia's research is impressive. That memoir included anecdotes that might have added some insights, such as Keith Richards singing 'You Got the Silver' because Johns erased a track he shouldn't have, Jagger wasn't around, so Richards filled in. So Keith Richards first lead vocal was the result of an accident. But Counting Down isn't intended to be a reference book giving readers the definitive production history of the Stones canon, but rather a critical overview of why so many songs still deserve our appreciation to lesser and greater degrees. Now, Beviglia really has only one place to go. He's done Dylan, Springsteen, the Stones-who else has 100 songs to rank? Well, The Beatles, of course, especially if you mix in the solo works with the band's fab career. Who else has that much of a catalogue, at least in rock history? Till then, the Stones are more than worthy of this new exploration, and rock fans who read have a treat to enjoy this year.