For Collectors Only!
Richard R. Carlton | Ada, MI United States | 07/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the UK singles box set. It includes the Stones' British singles and EPs (extended play) in the order of their release. For those of the CD era, EPs were popular in the UK in the 1960s and the Stones used them very effectively as what today you would think of as mini-albums. For example, their first EP was known simply as "The Rolling Stones EP" which was part of their innovative idea not to give a name to their albums....their first full album was also un-named. The first EP brought them to prominent attention with their powerful renditions of Bye Bye Johnny, Money, You Better Move On, and Poison Ivy. Except for You Better Move On, these tracks were not released in the U.S. until 20 years later when retrospectives began to be offered.
This CD is a limited edition box set that includes 12 CD designed to replicate the original vinyl releases. They include the original picture sleeves (most now very expensive collector's items) and the 3 EPs are released here in their original format for the first time on CD. The box also includes 3 photo cards and a 28 page booklet with exclusive linear notes.
This is one of the best box sets I've seen ever, but it is for collectors only!"