Released September 1969UK No.2 Charted 37 weeks

Dedicated to Brian Jones, who had died a few months earlier, this compilation featured some of his best work.

The Big Hits mentioned in the title are “Honky Tonk Women”, “Jumping Jack Flash”, “Ruby Tuesday” and “Let’s Spend The Night Together”, which were all top 3 singles. The selection also includes “We Love You”, featuring Nicky Hopkins’ on piano, and “Dandelion”, the B side of the Stones’ summer of 1967 top 10 single. Ethan Russell who also took the seminal photos of the band at the Altamont Festival took the cover shot of this and the US version.


1 Paint It Black
2 Ruby Tuesday
3 She’s a Rainbow
4 Jumping Jack Flash
5 Mother’s Little Helper
6 Let’s Spend the Night Together
7 Honky Tonk Women
8 Dandelion
9 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In the Shadow?
10 Street Fighting Man

Buy Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (UK)

UK No.2 Charted 37 weeks


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