ABKCO Records To Release New Rolling Stones Box Set Later This Month

Courtesy: ABKCO Records

Courtesy: ABKCO Records

ABKCO Records has announced that it will release a new Rolling Stones box set later this month.

The Rolling Stones in Mono will be released Friday, September 30 in stores and online.  The 14-disc will be available on CD, vinyl, digital and hi-resolution platforms as well as separate 15-disc CD box set and 16-disc vinyl box set.

The new box set features the entirety of The Rolling Stones’ studio output from the 1960s.  The set’s release marks the first time ever that many of the featured songs have been available in mono.

A bonus disc titled Stray Cats features non-LP singles and EP tracks from both the band’s U.S. and U.K. releases.  It is presented as a single disc presentation in the box’s CD presentation and as a double-album in the box’s vinyl platform.  In all, 24 tracks are presented in the collection.  Featured in the collection is every one of the songs not featured in the collection’s other 14 discs including: ‘Barrett Strong’s 1959 hit ‘Money,’ ‘Fortune Teller, ‘Con Le Mie Lacrime,’ ‘As Tears Go By’ (sung entirely in Italian), ‘Stoned’ (the b-side to the Rolling Stones’ hit song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’), the 1965 outtake of Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,’ and two separate takes of ‘Poison Ivy.’

The outtake of ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long’ has been cleaned up for this release.  The fake applause used in the song’s original take on 1966’s Got Live If You Want It has been removed from the song here to exhibit the song’s studio origin.  The track listing for Stray Cats is noted below.


*Stray Cats tracklist

1) Come On

2) I Want To Be Loved
3) I Wanna Be Your Man
4) Stoned
5) Fortune Teller
6) Poison Ivy (Version 1)
7) Bye Bye Johnny
8) Money
9) Poison Ivy (Verison 2)
10) Not Fade Away
11) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
12) The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man (single version)
13) 19th Nervous Breakdown
14) Sad Day
15) Con Le Mie Lacrime (As Tears Go By)
16) Long, Long While
17) Who’s Driving Your Plane?
18) We Love You (single version)
19) Dandelion (single version)
20) Child Of The Moon
21) Jumpin’ Jack Flash
22) Street Fighting Man (single version)
23) Honky Tonk Women
24) You Can’t Always Get What You Want (single version)


The limited edition box set, presentations of The Rolling Stones in Mono, whose discs are noted below, feature nine extremely limited rolling stones 7” vinyl singles.


The Rolling Stones In Mono  [16 LP vinyl box set; 15 CD box set]  (all tracks also available digitally)

1)    The Rolling Stones (UK, 1964)

2)    12 X 5 (1964)

3)    The Rolling Stones No. 2 (UK, 1965)

4)    The Rolling Stones Now! (1965)

5)    Out of Our Heads (US, 1965)

6)    Out of Our Heads (UK, 1965)

7)    December’s Children (And Everybody’s) (1965)

8)    Aftermath (UK, 1966)

9)    Aftermath (US, 1966)

10) Between the Buttons (UK, 1967)

11) Flowers (1967)

12) Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967)

13) Beggar’s Banquet (1968)

14) Let it Bleed (1969)

15) Stray Cats (a new collection of single A & B sides plus E.P. tracks)*


The reproduced singles mirror exactly the singles that were significant Rolling Stones hits in different countries throughout the band’s life.  That includes the same artwork used in the singles’ original release.

After the initial bundles are sold out the remaining individual 7” singles will only be available in local stores in their respective nations.  The singles included in the limited edition platforms are listed below.


These 7”s are:

– Poison Ivy/Fortune Teller (UK, 1963)

– Fortune Teller/Sad Day (Australia, 1966)

– Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)/Carol (Japan, 1964)

– Time Is On My Side/Congratulations (Norway, 1964)

– Empty Heart/Around And Around (Netherlands, 1964)

– Not Fade Away/I Wanna Be Your Man (Canada, 1964)

– 2,000 Light Years From Home/She’s A Rainbow (Germany, 1967)

– We Love You/Dandelion (France, 1967)

– Street Fighting Man/No Expectations (U.S., 1968)


More information on this and other titles from ABKCO Records is available online now at:




Website: http://www.abkco.com

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