Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Rolling Stones announce CD Singles (1971-2006) Box Set release

The Rolling Stones have announced details about a huge, new release.

Scheduled for a UK release on April 11 (international dates TBC), The Rolling Stones CD Singles (1971-2006) Box Set includes 45 singles packed with rarities, re-mixes and live versions across 173 tracks.

Here’s more:

• Comes in a striking pink box featuring the band’s trademark tongue design.
• Overflowing with all-time classic hits, collectible B-sides and hidden gems.
• Over 80 tracks not currently available on official releases.
• Taken from the original British, US and European singles.
• Lovingly replicating the original 7”, 12” and CD singles in miniature picture sleeves and labels.
• Also houses a 32-page hardback book packed with memorabilia, period photos and a new essay by renowned journalist, broadcaster and Stones expert Paul Sexton.
• Also features an exclusive new interview with Bill Wyman, the band’s former bassist and on-going archivist.
• Limited numbered edition
• The set will also be available digitally
• A limited 7" vinyl "Brown Sugar" for Record Store Day *April 16th 2011 will be released separately

Lavishly packaged, The Rolling Stones CD Singles (1971-2006) Box Set collects the amazing run of forty-five 45s the group has issued over the last four decades. Amongst many gems, it includes chart-toppers such as the irresistible “Brown Sugar,” the beautiful ballad “Angie” and the danceable “Miss You,” as well as the rockers “Mixed Emotions” and “Don't Stop.”

The new box set also highlights the band's rock and roll and rhythm'n'blues roots, and showcases their wonderful cover versions of Chuck Berry's “Let It Rock, the Temptations' “Ain't Too Proud To Beg,” Smokey Robinson and The Miracles' “Going to a Go-Go,” Bob & Earl's “Harlem Shuffle” and Bob Dylan's “Like A Rolling Stone.” And it brings the group's compelling story up to date with the soulful “Streets Of Love,” “Rain Fall Down” and “Biggest Mistake,” their most recent studio recordings.

There’s an extensive, detailed track listing here.

The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar

Top Of The Pops – 1971

See also:

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