Another Rolling Stones box set is being released…

The world might not be getting a tour to celebrate the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary in 2012, but Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie are still going to give us something to spend boatloads of money on in 2011. Even though they’ve already released multiple singles and rarities compilations in the past, April 18th will see the release of another elaborate box set that will explore 45 of the band’s singles.

The box boasts 173 tracks – 80 of which are currently unavailable on official release – and will include rarities, remixes, live versions, as well as a 32-page book that features an essay by Stones expert Paul Sexton. Former bassist – and ongoing Stones archivist – Bill Wyman is also interviewed in the book, and while you won’t see or smell any new vinyl in the box (you’ll have to wait until record store day when a limited edition “Brown Sugar” 7-inch is released), the CDs do “lovingly replicate that original 7-inch, 12-inch, and CD singles in miniature sleeves and labels.”

Prices for the numbered, limited edition box set haven’t been revealed, but if you have to have this on your shelf, then keep your eyes on the band’s official store for details.


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