Published Aug 11, 2016While there's still no official word on when the Rolling Stones will be dropping their new album, the English rock icons will soon have you blasting all of their '60s output in throwback monophonic sound, the way much of it was meant to be heard. A box set quite self-explanatorily titled The Rolling Stones in Mono is due September 30 via ABKCO.
The collection lands as a 15-CD or 16-LP box set, chronicling the group's ascension all the way from their Rice Krispies days, to the psychedelic dabblings of Their Satanic Majesties Request, to the hard blues edge of their late '60s work.
Sadly, this same period covers the band's work with original guitarist Brian Jones up until his untimely drowning death in 1969. He was replaced by six-stringer Mick Taylor. The two guitarists work dovetails on 1969's Let It Bleed.
The Rolling Stones in Mono runs from the band's self-titled debut from 1964 through to Let It Bleed. Also included is a newly strapped together record of B-sides and extras titled Stray Cats.
A press release notes that 186 tracks are contained on the box, with 56 of these being presented in mono for the first time. It's also added that many of these have not been issued in mono since their original release in the 1960s.
In addition to the music, the box will also include a 48-page book full of rare photos by Terry O'Neill, as well as an essay from David Fricke.
In conjunction with the box, a series of limited-edition singles will also be pressed up and sold at select stores this fall. The 7-inches will vary depending on the country, with Canada set to be sold a newly pressed version of "Not Fade Away"/"Wanna Be Your Man."
You can find out more about the box and singles over here, while the full list of albums included in The Rolling Stones in Mono can be found below.
The Rolling Stones in Mono:
The Rolling Stones (UK version)
The Rolling Stones No.2
The Rolling Stones, Now!
Out Of Our Heads (US version)
Out Of Our Heads (UK version)
December's Children (And Everybody's)
Aftermath (UK version)
Aftermath (US version)
Between The Buttons (UK version)
Their Satanic Majesties Request
Let It Bleed