Rolling Stones Vinyl Box Set: 1971-2005 [VINYL] Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
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For the very first time in the history of The Rolling Stones, ABKCO Records and Universal Music Group have joined forces to offer two vinyl box set collections spanning over 40 years of The Rolling Stones’ career. This Rolling Stones 1971-2005 vinyl box set offers the consumer a wealth of great Rolling Stones music, much of which hasn’t been available on vinyl for a considerable period of time.
The world really was The Rolling Stones’ oyster in the seventies, as their escapades made headlines around the world from the French Riviera to Switzerland and via the U.S. and Canada. They performed groundbreaking concerts in arenas and moved effortlessly into open-air stadiums. They stuck their collective tongue out at the British establishment and became citizens of the world. They set up their own label and made the most of their new-found artistic freedom and, most importantly, they issued a series of definitive studio albums: Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street, Goats Head Soup, It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll, Black And Blue and Some Girls. They partied at Studio 54, came up with dance-floor hits "Miss You" and "Emotional Rescue", and recorded in Paris, Nassau, Jamaica and New York.
The eighties saw the band push the envelope further still, working with jazz great Sonny Rollins, film directors Julien Temple and Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and producers Chris Kimsey and Steve Lillywhite on classics such as Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Undercover, Dirty Work and Steel Wheels. Throughout the next two decades they filmed with Scorsese, recorded with Don Was and released further groundbreaking albums--Voodoo Lounge and Bridges To Babylon, right up to 2005’s triumphant A Bigger Bang.
• Strictly limited edition collectors’ box set, individually numbered
• Includes 14 re-mastered studio albums from Sticky Fingers (1971) to A Bigger Bang (2005) as well as the brand new re-mastered version of Exile On Main St.
• All titles manufactured with 180 gram heavyweight vinyl
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The albums covers by Rolling Stones Are reprinted with cheap paper and faded colours. The quality is quite similar to fake chinese prints.
For example The covers of "Some Girls" (without the shaped faces) and "Sticky fingers" (without the legendary zip invented by andy warhol) are absolutely ridiculous.
Universal Music in Europe must check the beautilul paper sleeve mini LP cd's created in Japan...
For the Price requested this box is scandalous!
Positive is the Good quality of the 180 grams vinyls and the coupon to' download the entire songs in mp3
This review is written for both vinyl box set by Rolling Stones released that included all albums of the band.
Got the original CDs?
Got the remastered CDs?
Then sorry but you'll have to save up for these too. Can't be missed by Stones addicts.
You might need a new record player too - I just got the Rega RP1 which goes with these brilliantly.
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One thing I can tell you, though, is that this vinyl sounds wonderful. Very clean and smooth, warm midranges. Much better than my original LPs (which admittedly I bought used and not in audiophile condition). I like the match of the new DSD remasters with engineering for vinyl - seems to reveal less of the compression, brickwalling, and other artifacts that people have been complaining about with the CD releases. I happen to like the recent CD releases, though, but I feel that the vinyl offers a richer experience.
I do have to say I was not thrilled with having to buy all the post Tattoo You releases, which I just don't consider "classic" but of course that is my bias and probably arbitrary on my part. Still it was worth it to get such a run of great albums (the earlier half of the set) on a beautiful set of media.
In case anyone is wondering, the Exile on Main Street in this set is not the same packaging as the deluxe release (different sleeve etc.) but it fits in with the rest of the set.
If you have the means, this is definitely a worthy consideration.
First, let me comment on the packaging. I think it is pretty good. It's about as good as one can reasonably expect. At least half of these are fold-opens ("gatefolds," I believe, is the term). You get a lot of classic visuals here. The covers themselves bring back memories. The "matte" finish of the cardboard actually seems like step up to me from the shiny cheap stuff; these look just a little higher-end to me than the original releases, sans the "novelty" items like the 3-D on Satanic Majesties or the zipper on Sticky Fingers, or the cuts-outs on Some Girls. But, overall, these are nicely manufactured covers, printed on cardboard at least as thick as the original releases. Most of you reading this are serious vinyl collectors, so, like me, you will immediately get these into plastic LP cover protectors. I HIGHLY recommend this, as otherwise these covers will soon show abrasion wear if you pull them out and stuff them back in with any frequency at all. Yes, all your albums will still fit in the boxes after you put them in the covers. It is a tight fit, but they are definitely protected this way better than without the covers. By the way, Satanic Majesties is done in a nice metallic cardboard. I was really hoping for that trippy 3-D tip-on plate, but the metallic finish is a nice consolation.
The boxes are pretty heavy duty. The lids fit very tightly, but your treasure is well protected within. I see these sets as virtually the ultimate Stones collectible, and so I will probably put some kind of plastic over the boxes themselves. I want one of my daughters to have these boxes some day. Hopefully one will want the Beatles' stuff, and the other the Stones'. The classic dichotomy: Stones vs. Beatles. The choice one makes between the two almost seems to transcend the bands and relate to something deeper about a person. I know, I know: you can love both, and I do. But, for me, there will always be a slightly stronger allegiance to the Stones. We're talking almost a half century of Stones' output now (versus six or seven years for the Beatles)!!! It is almost unfathomable!!
The sound of these LPs?? Well, I've only listened to one. It sounded great, but to be honest ,I already have many of these in 180g vinyl and the one from this set I listened to sounded about the same. Perhaps a more sophisticated audiophile can tell a difference. So far, I can't. At a bare minimum I can represent with a high degree of confidence that you will not be disappointed with sound quality.
I have to confess, I bought these sets as much to review my own life as to review the Stones' legacy. As a late baby-boomer, I can remember when and where I bought most of these albums (some at the time of their release, some later). Each album brings back good memories, and I can remember well the concerts where the Stones played many of these songs. Some people contend the later albums are not "classics." It seems that it has always been that way. It takes a decade, or maybe even two, before a Stones' album sinks in, and then it finally does emerge as yet another classic.
All told, these two boxes contain a better representation of the "soundtrack of my life" than all my other hundreds of LPs and thousands of CDs. This is the core, the nucleus, the genesis.
The albums covers by Rolling Stones are reprinted with cheap paper and faded colours. The quality is quite similar to fake chinese prints.
For example The covers of "Some Girls" (without the shaped faces), "Sticky fingers" (without the legendary zip invented by Andy Warhol)and Satanic Majesty's Request did not have the original 3D cover are absolutely ridiculous.
Universal Music must check the beautilul paper sleeve mini LP cd's created in Japan...
Inside no book, no additioanl informations... nothing!
The vinyl box of The Beatles is a masterpiece, why this cheap box for Rolling Stones? For the high price requested this box is scandalous!
Positive is the good quality of the 180 grams vinyls and the coupon to download the entire albums songs in mp3