Some Girls Deluxe Edition
By David Chiu
Some Girls, the Stones’ 1978 album, ranks up there as being one of the band’s superlative efforts. At that point, the band was still soldiering on 16 years into their career–and rather then letting disco surpass them, the Stones incorporated that style into two of their most memorable songs from the record: “Miss You” and “Shattered”. That deviation aside, Some Girls is a satisfying rock record, whether it’s the lean rockers “Respectable” and “When the Whip Comes Down,” the country twang of “Faraway Eyes”; the soulful classic “Beast of Burden”; and the Keith Richards-sung “Before They Make Me Run.” An already perfect album got recently better with this new reissue with the addition previously unreleased tracks that begs the question why they were in the vaults in the first place: there’s the charming “No Spare Parts”; the Caribbean-feel of “Don’t Be a Stranger”; the lovely Richards ballad “We Had It All”; the very bluesy “When You’re Gone,” sung by Mick Jagger echoing the great blues masters, and another solid rocker in “Do You Think I Really Care.” This new edition of Some Girls just merely enhances a truly classic Stones record that still manages to deliver 33 years after its original release.