The Rolling Stones Reveal New Career-Spanning Best-Of, Include Two New Tracks
Published Sep 04, 2012Following recent reports that the Rolling Stones had been recording new tunes in Paris, fans of the iconic rock outfit may have suspected a new album is on the way, marking the troupe's first since 2005's A Bigger Bang. While any new album plans have yet to be cemented, Mick and Keef and co. are at least offering up two newly penned tracks for an upcoming greatest-hits collection called GRRR!
The compilation comes out November 13 in North American and a day earlier in the UK. A tracklisting has yet to appear in full, but the new songs are titled "Gloom and Doom" and "One Last Shot." These will be the first songs to drop from the camp in seven years.
GRRR! is being prepped to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary and, as such, will feature 50 cuts from all over the Stones' career on a standard three-disc edition. This trumps the Stones' last major best-of attempt, Forty Licks, which, as you may have guessed, was released to celebrate the band's 40th birthday.
If that weren't enough material for you, there will be a four-disc deluxe edition weighing in at 80 songs. There is also a four-disc vinyl version of the box set. Each version will feature a grinning gorilla on the album jacket painted by American artist Walton Ford, which you can see above.
As previously reported, the Stones are also being toasted in the upcoming documentary Crossfire Hurricane. The Brett Morgen-directed feature will air in North America November 15 on HBO.