159 Songs, 8 Hours 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Rolling Stones’ career can be broken into two distinct legal eras. This set represents all the music that ended up under the control of their manager Allen Klein and his ABKCO label: the studio recordings made between the Stones’ earliest days up to “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses.” This particular collection centers on the group’s U.K. studio albums, with their early key EPs (The Rolling Stones and Five by Five) included alongside a two-volume No Stone Unturned set, collecting the singles and b-sides that never made a British LP. This also features the Metamorphosis LP of outtakes released in the '70s much to the group's disapproval. This only leaves the questionable live album Got Live If You Want it and the excellent live LP Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out uncollected. Naturally, as any student of rock ’n’ roll can tell you, anything the Stones recorded up to and including 1972’s Exile on Main St. is essential listening. The moments of pure rock ’n’ roll genius are so numerous that these recordings make for a pure and humbling experience.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Rolling Stones’ career can be broken into two distinct legal eras. This set represents all the music that ended up under the control of their manager Allen Klein and his ABKCO label: the studio recordings made between the Stones’ earliest days up to “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses.” This particular collection centers on the group’s U.K. studio albums, with their early key EPs (The Rolling Stones and Five by Five) included alongside a two-volume No Stone Unturned set, collecting the singles and b-sides that never made a British LP. This also features the Metamorphosis LP of outtakes released in the '70s much to the group's disapproval. This only leaves the questionable live album Got Live If You Want it and the excellent live LP Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out uncollected. Naturally, as any student of rock ’n’ roll can tell you, anything the Stones recorded up to and including 1972’s Exile on Main St. is essential listening. The moments of pure rock ’n’ roll genius are so numerous that these recordings make for a pure and humbling experience.

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