Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" among the 'Greatest Songs of All Time'

Rolling Stone magazine's recent 'Greatest Songs of All Time' Special Collectors Edition ranks "Bitter Sweet Symphony" at number 392. Here's what it says on the inside:

Since it used a sample from the orchestra version of The Rolling Stones' "The Last Time," the song was credited to Jagger-Richards. But Allen Klein, who owned "The Last Time" rights, broke an agreement and demanded 100 percent of the royalties. Ashcroft called it the best song the Stones had written in 20 years.

An excellent review and history of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" can be found here.