One of the biggest gaps in the reissue catalog is The Rolling Stones' mono albums of the sixties. Artists such as The Beatles, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, and many more have had their mono albums reissued over the past few years, but the second biggest band of the era has been unrepresented in their preferred mixes. That will change on September 30 with a 15-disc CD and 180 g 16-disc vinyl box set called The Rolling Stones in Mono. The set will include fourteen select British and American albums, as well as a new compilation of singles and oddities called Stray Cats. For the first time, their first two British albums, The Rolling Stones and Rolling Stones No. 2, will be issued on CD.
These limited edition box sets (non-limited edition stand-alone releases will apparently follow) will include a new book with an essay by David Fricke, replica sleeves, and fresh remastering from Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios.
The albums included in the set are The Rolling Stones, 12 x 5, Rolling Stones No. 2, Now!, Out of Our Heads (US and UK), December's Children, Aftermath (US and UK), Between the Buttons (UK), Flowers, Their Satanic Majesties Request, Beggars Banquet, and Let It Bleed. Full track listing of Stray Cats follows the pre-order links:
1. Come On
2. I Want To Be Loved
3. I Wanna Be Your Man
5. Fortune Teller
6. Poison Ivy (Version 1)
7. Bye Bye Johnny
9. Poison Ivy (Verison 2)
10. Not Fade Away
11. I've Been Loving You Too Long
12. The Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man (Single)
13. 19th Nervous Breakdown
14. Sad Day
15. Con Le Mie Lacrime (As Tears Go By)
16. Long, Long While
17. Who's Driving Your Plane?
18. We Love You (Single Version)
20. Child Of The Moon
21. Jumpin' Jack Flash
22. Street Fighting Man (Single)
23. Honky Tonk Women
24. You Can't Always Get What You Want (Single)