The Rolling Stones in Mono (Limited Color Edition) features the entirety of the band’s studio output in the 1960s, pressed on a different color for each title. 14 original mono albums are included in this set, including both UK and US versions of Out Of Our Heads and Aftermath, as well as the UK versions of the band’s first LP, The Rolling Stones, and Between The Buttons. Also included is the special collection Stray Cats, a 2-LP set of non-LP single sides and the tracks from 1964’s The Rolling Stones E.P. which incorporates every 1960s Rolling Stones track that isn’t found on the other 14 albums. This limited-edition numbered box set includes a 48-page lie-flat booklet with a 5,000-word essay by Rolling Stone writer David Fricke and color photos. Every album has been mastered in Direct Stream Digital (DSD) from the original mono master recordings by acclaimed Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig.
1) The Rolling Stones – Cobalt Blue vinyl
2) 12 X 5 – Yellow vinyl
3) The Rolling Stones No. 2 – Steel Blue vinyl
4) The Rolling Stones Now! – Gold vinyl
5) Out of Our Heads (US) – Sky Blue vinyl
6) Out of Our Heads (UK) – Green vinyl
7) December’s Children (And Everybody’s) – Silver vinyl
8) Aftermath (UK) – Purple vinyl
9) Aftermath (US)– Grey vinyl
10) Between the Buttons (UK) – Azure Blue vinyl
11) Flowers – Pink vinyl
12) Their Satanic Majesties Request – White vinyl
13) Beggars Banquet – Maroon vinyl
14) Let It Bleed – Red vinyl
15) Stray Cats – White vinyl
This is one of two limited edition box sets that are a comprehensive, chronological overview of The Rolling Stones early career chart toppers. Contains 18 vinyl 7” 45 RPM singles and E.P.s in full color picture sleeves, a 32-page book with extensive liner notes by Rolling Stones authority Nigel Williamson alongside rare photos and ephemera, plus set of 5 photo cards and a poster, all housed in a hard-shell box.
Authentic reproductions of the original London and Decca singles and E.P.s as released in the 1960s. Contains the rare non-LP B-side “Sad Day,” early E.P.s: The Rolling Stones, Five By Five and Got Live If You Want It! and non-studio album tracks featured on the first 2 Decca singles: “Come On”/ “I Want To Be Loved” (UK 1963) and “I Wanna Be Your Man”/ “Stoned” (UK 1964). The singles “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Get Off Of My Cloud,” each feature alternate London and Decca B-sides (one US, one UK) and the lesser-known organ intro version of “Time Is On My Side” is a featured US London A-side.
This iconic collection is a must-have release by the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band. More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) offers hits, some of their best deep cuts, and a whole LP side’s worth of rarities previously unavailable in the U.S. when it was originally released in 1972. This indispensable 25-track compilation features covers of “It’s All Over Now” and “Not Fade Away,” the psychedelic “Dandelion,” “She’s a Rainbow,” “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?” “Out of Time,” “Tell Me,” and “We Love You.” Rarities include their 1963 debut single “Come On,” early R&B covers of “Fortune Teller” and “Bye Bye Johnnie,” the soulful 1966 U.K. B-side “Long Long While,” and a cover of Muddy Waters’ “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” featuring great slide guitar recorded in stereo at Chess Studios. Also included is the stereo version of “Child of the Moon,” the psychedelic non-LP B-side that was previously only heard on mono prior to 1972.
50th Anniversary Limited Edition. 180g Glow-in-the-Dark vinyl. Gatefold Jacket. Includes set of Gered Mankowitz photo prints. Remastered by Bob Ludwig.
Mel Carter’s debut album, originally released in 1963 on Sam Cooke’s SAR Records/Derby label, is back in print. Produced by Sam Cooke and J.W. Alexander, the album includes songs written by Cooke and Alexander as well as some pop standards and “Why I Call Her Mine,” a Mel Carter original composition that would be issued as a single in 1963. Mel was considered one of the 10 Best Newcomer Male Vocalists of 1963 by Cash Box, he performed “When A Boy Falls In Love” on numerous TV shows including Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. The title track “When a Boy Falls in Love” spent 10 weeks on the pop chart and the album was originally awarded 4-stars by Billboard. R&B scholar Bill Dahl contributed liner notes after speaking with Carter, enhancing the otherwise faithfully restored original package.
The Animals’ fourth U.S. album, Animalization, is a characteristic mix of Blues, R&B, and traditional folk covers, plus Eric Burdon originals co-written with new Animals keyboardist Dave Rowberry. The hits “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Inside-Looking Out,” and “See See Rider” are included. Animalization has been remastered utilizing high-resolution sources from first generation mono master tapes. Features liner notes by Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke.
The Animals’ third U.S. album, Animal Tracks, is a combination of Eric Burdon and Alan Price originals, in addition to blues and R&B covers. The hit singles “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” “Bring It On Home To Me,” and “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” are highlights of this album. Animal Tracks has been remastered utilizing high-resolution sources from first generation mono master tapes. Features liner notes by Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke.
The Animals’ second studio album, The Animals on Tour, is a mixture of blues, R&B and rock n’ roll covers with the Eric Burdon/Alan Price Top 20 single “I’m Crying.” The Animals On Tour has been remastered utilizing high-resolution sources from first generation mono master tapes. Features liner notes by Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke.
The Animals’ self-titled debut album features a mixture of blues, R&B, traditional folk covers, and an Eric Burdon original, “I’m In Love.” The #1 US and UK charting “House of the Rising Sun” is included, which Rolling Stone included on the list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The Animals has been remastered utilizing high-resolution sources from first generation mono master tapes. Features liner notes by Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke.
The raw-yet-infectious “96 Tears,” with its distinctive organ line was originally released on Pa-Go-Go Records in 1966, but quickly reissued by the more established Philadelphia-based label Cameo-Parkway Records. “96 Tears” swept the airwaves, hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 29, 1966, beating out The Monkees, Four Tops, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Sonny & Cher, The Beach Boys and many more. ? and The Mysterians’ debut album, also titled 96 Tears, followed in November of ’66 just as the single was crossing the one million sales mark. The LP, filled out with ten more originals — including the Top 40 hit “I Need Somebody” — plus a version of T-Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday,” peaked at #66. In a May 1971 issue of Creem magazine, Dave Marsh referred to a ? and the Mysterians reunion as “a landmark exposition of punk-rock,” one of the very first times the genre was applied to a band. Not only did they influence others within punk, but they have also had a profound impact on music writ large. “96 Tears” was selected as one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time.
? and The Mysterians’ full-length Action was released in June of 1967. Their sophomore album is more evenly split between originals and covers, among them “Can’t Get Enough of You, Baby,” written by Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer and first recorded by The Four Seasons one year previous. ? (Question Mark) and The Mysterians’ version got to #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, faring better than Smash Mouth’s ubiquitous 1998 version. Also features: “Smokes,” “I’ll Be Back,” and “Don’t Hold it Against Me.” Action would be the band’s last studio album for more than three decades. In a May 1971 issue of Creem, Dave Marsh referred to a ? (Question Mark) and The Mysterians reunion as “a landmark exposition of punk-rock,” one of the very first times the genre was applied to a band. Not only did they influence others within punk, but they have also had a profound impact on music writ large.