Things are definitely starting to ramp up in The Rolling Stones camp with a number of recent reissues announced as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.
Already we’ve seen the announcement of a new retrospective documentary Crossfire Hurricane that will have a limited theatrtical release and screenings on HBO in the US and BBC in the UK as well as the release of Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965, the first documentary that was made on the band in their early days. The film was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham and will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov 6th.
Last year The Rolling Stones released the live album The Brussels Affair digitally and now they are reissuing that in a range of physical vinyl packages centred around 180 gram LP plus extras. Some Girls: Live in Texas ’78 was also released last year in a number of formats and that too is now being issued on 2 x 180 gram vinyl plus CD and DVD versions of the performance.
Those releases are aimed at the hardcore Stones fan so it is pleasing to see that they have now also revealed the artwork and formats for a new best of to be released by Universal Music Group and ABKCO on November 12th. GRRR! will be even more comprehensive than 40 Licks and will span their entire career, including two new tracks recently recorded in France – Gloom and Doom and One Last Shot.
- Standard 3 CD Edition – 50 tracks in a digipak plus 24 page booklet
- Deluxe 3 CD Edition – 50 tracks in a DVD styled package plus 36 page hardcover book and five collectible postcards
- Super Deluxe Box Set (5 CD and Vinyl) – 80 tracks on 4 CDs plus one bonus CD, 7″ vinyl, hardcover book, five collectible postcards and a poster
- Vinyl Box Set – 50 tracks on five 12″ vinyl LPs