ABKCO Records will release three box sets of the Rolling Stones singles recorded between 1963 and 1971.
The first set, “The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1965,” is due May 4 and features 12 CDs, beginning with the group’s first studio recordings from the spring of 1963. “The Rolling Stones Singles 1965-1967” and “The Rolling Stones Singles 1968-1971” will arrive in the summer and fall, respectively.
Each of the 12 discs in “The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1965” will be packaged in a picture sleeve displaying original artwork; the discs will approximate the original vinyl 45 rpm singles. The set, featuring 33 songs in all, also includes a 28-page booklet of rare photos and annotation, and an essay by Billboard correspondent Nigel Williamson.
The series marks the first time three Rolling Stones EPs, previously released on vinyl in the U.K, will be issued on CD. The “Got Live If You Want It” EP, recorded in March 1965, includes recordings of “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” and “Pain in My Heart” never before released on CD.
In August 2002, ABKCO Records released the Rolling Stones Remastered, 22 titles encompassing their LP releases between 1963 and 1970 as well as several compilations. Those titles were issued on dual-layer, hybrid Super Audio CD.