Rolling Stones 5/27/20

The delayed release of the Rolling Stones‘ half-speed remasters vinyl albums is set for June 26th. The posted the LP’s, which had all been previously released as part of 2018’s Studio Albums 1971-2016 box set, are now being sold separately for the first time and include Sticky Fingers (1971); Exile On Main Street (1972); It’s Only Rock N’ Roll (1974); Black And Blue (1976); Some Girls (1978); Emotional Rescue (1980); Tattoo You (1981); Undercover (1983); Dirty Work (1986); Steel Wheels (1989); Voodoo Lounge (1994); Bridges To Babylon (1997); and A Bigger Bang (2005).

According to the original press release: “Every album has been lovingly remastered and cut at revelatory half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, from vinyl specific original tape transfers designed to get the very best possibly sound from the format. Each album is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl.”

The one album excluded from the set is 1973’s chart-topping Goats Head Soup, which according to Mick Jagger, is set for a deluxe, expanded edition in the not-too-distant future.

Keith Richards explained that his songwriting partnership with Mick Jagger is based solely on a musical connection and chemistry: [“Mick and I (laughs), what can I say? We just work together. Mick and I have an understanding of a certain kind of music. It’s not a ‘genius’ thing — it’s a horrible word. It’s just to recognize the fact that you can. . . (for) one reason  or another, you get a little but extra out of each other, together.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . each other together)

Over the decades, Mick Jagger has always been quite comfortable in his own skin — even while watching music trends come and go with careers zooming up and down the charts: [“It’s silly to try and be an innovator. You can try to write innovative within your own limits, y’know? You can’t be totally new all the time. This image thing is just a thing of media. People have many, many facets of personality — and that includes me. And, so, when you’re on the road, for instance, you have a lot more ego, ’cause you really need it to deal with (the) audience, and deal with press, or to deal with the pressures.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . with the pressures)


  • The delayed release of the Rolling Stones‘ half-speed remasters vinyl albums is set for June 26th.
  • The albums will feature the band’s entire string of studio albums between 1971 and 2005 — barring 1973’s Goat’s Head Soup, which is reportedly being prepped for a deluxe reissue.