Rolled Gold, the highly regarded album overview of the Rolling Stones classic early years, has been updated, expanded and enhanced after 37 years. The collection is finally set to be released on CD as well as other formats as Rolled Gold+ from UMTV in association with ABKCO Music & Records this October.
Rolled Gold+, a two CD-set, includes all of the Stones tracks that were part of the original Rolled Gold vinyl LP plus an additional 12 tracks that were not included in the 1975 retrospective release. With a total of 40 tracks, including all of the biggest hits of the first ten epochal years of the Stones’ recording career, Rolled Gold+ is an essential collection that explains just how the group earned the right to be called “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band.” Beyond such Stone standards as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and “Get Off of My Cloud,” Rolled Gold+ offers insight into the band’s blues and R&B roots with Howlin’ Wolf’s “Little Red Rooster” and Chuck Berry’s “Carol,” their psychedelic phase highlighted by “Ruby Tuesday,” “She’s A Rainbow” and their country influences with “Wild Horses” and “Let It Bleed.”
The broad spectrum of the Stones’ oeuvre including “I Wanna Be Your Man,” written for them by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and the swaggering songs from the song writing team of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards including “Brown Sugar,” “Honky Tonk Women” are fully reflected in Rolled Gold+. If one’s collection can accommodate a sole album by the Rolling Stones then, clearly, Rolled Gold+ must be that album.
To celebrate this ultimate collection from the world’s most influential rock band, ‘Rolled Gold+’ will be released in a number of worldwide exclusive formats including a deluxe double jakebox pop-up case – which is also the most environmentally friendly CD case available in the world – and an iTunes interactive booklet that will be available for only one week, starting October 29, exclusively on iTunes with pre-orders beginning October 22. ‘Rolled Gold+’ will also be made available on the USB memory card – a UK first for any album – and on a fourrecord 12” vinyl set and, finally, as a super jewel double CD album.
Extensive liner notes by music journalist and Rolling Stones expert Pierre Perrone are included in the Rolled Gold + packaging as is a track-by-track breakdown that includes quotes from some of the most influential names in modern rock music. The Rolling Stones continue to be the benchmark band in rock’s pantheon and Rolled Gold+ underscores the mastery of the medium the band had from inception.