One of the most successful, prolific, thrilling and influential bands of all time are to release 14 re-mastered classic albums throughout 2009.
Now fans will get a chance to rediscover many of their past favourites and unearth some forgotten gems along the way too ...all re-mastered and sounding better than ever.
The seventies was the decade when the Rolling Stones became known as the world's greatest rock'n'roll band, a tag they thoroughly deserved and have yet to lose. They performed groundbreaking concerts in arenas and moved effortlessly into open-air stadiums. They stuck their collective tongue out at the British establishment and became citizens of the world. They made front page news wherever they went, from the French Riviera to Switzerland via the US and Canada. They set up their own label and made the most of their new-found artistic freedom. And, most importantly, they issued a series of definitive studio albums, on a par with the best work they had produced at the end of the sixties.
Goats Head Soup
Originally issued in 1973, Goats Head Soup was another Transatlantic chart-topper. Recording started at Byron Lee's Dynamic Sound Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, in late 1972 and was completed in London and Los Angeles the following year. Packaged in another iconic sleeve shot by photographer David Bailey, it's fondly remembered for the ballad Angie, a US number one, and the swear words on the raunchy closer Star Star. The ominous opener Dancing With Mr. D, the funky Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) and the gorgeous Winter have been a tad overshadowed by the rest of the group's mighty canon and are well worth rediscovering.