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Vintage Rolling Stones Albums For Half-Speed Master Vinyl Reissues

The albums have been remastered and cut in the Half-Speed Mastering system at London’s Abbey Road Studios.

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A total of ten albums in the unrivalled catalogue of the Rolling Stones will be released as half-speed masters on heavyweight 180 gram black vinyl on 8 May, by Polydor/Universal Music Group International. They provide a superb insight into the band’s endless creativity from the 1970s all the way into the 2000s.

The albums have been remastered and cut in the revelatory Half-Speed Mastering system at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios. The new masters have been created from vinyl-specific original tape transfers, to obtain the absolute optimum sound.

The first title announced in the series is It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll, originally released in 1974 and featuring the signature smash hit ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)’ as well as the Stones’ version of the Temptations’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’. 1976’s Black and Blue, in gatefold packaging, includes the major single ‘Fool To Cry’ as well as ‘Hot Stuff.’

From 1980, Emotional Rescue contains the hit title song and ‘She’s So Cold,’ while the following year’s Tattoo You has the anthemic ‘Start Me Up’ as well as ‘Waiting On A Friend’ and ‘Hang Fire.’ 1983’s Undercover includes ‘Undercover Of The Night’, ‘She Was Hot’ and ‘Too Much Blood,’ as well as a double-sided insert.

The 1986 set Dirty Work includes the Stones’ hit remake of Bob and Earl’s ‘Harlem Shuffle’ as well as ‘One Hit (To The Body).’ Next up is Steel Wheels (1989), with ‘Mixed Emotions’, ‘Rock And A Hard Place’, ‘Almost Hear You Sigh’ and ‘Terrifying.’ 1994’s Voodoo Lounge, on double vinyl with gatefold packaging, features ‘Love Is Strong’, ‘You Got Me Rocking’, ‘Out Of Tears’ and ‘I Go Wild.’

From 1997, Bridges to Babylon, also on double vinyl with gatefold packaging, has ‘Anybody Seen My Baby’, ‘Saint Of Me’ and ‘Out Of Control’. Finally, 2005’s A Bigger Bang contains such highlights as ‘Streets Of Love’, ‘Rough Justice’, ‘Rain Fall Down’ and ‘Biggest Mistake.’

The albums are reissued as half-speed, 180 gram vinyl editions on 8 May. Pre-order them here.

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