This box is as impractical as it is beautiful. There are 11 CD singles, pressed to look like 45 rpm singles (complete with "grooves").

This box is as impractical as it is beautiful. There are 11 CD singles, pressed to look like 45 rpm singles (complete with "grooves"). Each is packed in a sleeve with a reproduction of the original art. That's a good thing, since the Stones were at their most wittily photogenic: as drag queens ("Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?") and with Brian Jones looking stoned ("Let's Spend the Night Together"/ "Ruby Tuesday"). (The latter was the same shot as the U.S. "Between the Buttons" LP cover.) The set begins with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and ends with four tracks from "Their Satanic Majesties Request." Great music, but how should fans use it? They could import each disc to a computer, then burn a CD. Or it would make a lovely gift.—WR

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