The Rolling Stones to release 15-album vinyl box set after Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh this summer, rock veterans The Rolling Stones have announced the release of a new and limited-edition 15-album vinyl box set collection.

The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 will offer fans the chance to own a remastered version of every studio album released by the legendary band since 1971 on brand new heavyweight, 180-gram black vinyl.

Sourced from the original master tapes, each album has been remastered and cut at half-speed by engineers at Abbey Road Studios for the collection, spread across 20 LPs.

Each album also contains a numbered certificate of authentication, with detailed artwork reproductions for each LP – with some surprises thrown in, too.

The box set collection is due to be released on June 15 – just days after the band play a massive gig at Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium.

The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 will cost £399.99.

The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016
Sticky Fingers (1971)
Exile On Main St (1972) (2LP)
Goats Head Soup (1973)
It’s Only Rock’n’Roll (1974)
Black And Blue (1976)
Some Girls (1978)
Emotional Rescue (1980)
Tattoo You (1981)
Undercover (1983)
Dirty Work (1986)
Steel Wheels (1989)
Voodoo Lounge (1994) (2LP)
Bridges To Babylon (1997) (2LP)
A Bigger Bang (2005) (2LP)
Blue & Lonesome (2016) (2LP)

Earlier this week, Mick Jagger said that he is writing new material ahead of the rock veterans’ upcoming UK tour.

“I am writing at the moment,” the 74-year-old singer told Independent IE in a recent interview.

Asked if his songs would be part of a solo album or Stones release, Jagger replied: “I’m just writing. It is mostly for the Stones at the moment.”

He added: “I don’t really think about what I have written, much. I just keep ploughing forward, really.”

The Stones will kick off the tour with a gig at Dublin’s Croke Park on May 17, followed by their first ever show at the London Stadium on May 22.

The Stones haven’t toured in the UK for 12 years.

“We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer,” said Jagger. “It’s always exhilarating going to cities we haven’t played for quite a while.”

“The Stones audience is the glue that keeps us together,” added drummer Charlie Watts. “The best and most satisfying moment is when you are reaching the end of the show and they are all going nuts.”

The full list of UK dates and support acts is below.

May 22 – London Stadium, London: Liam Gallagher
May 25 – London Stadium, London: Florence + The Machine
May 29 – St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton: The Vaccines
June 2 – Coventry, Ricoh Stadium: The Specials
June 5 – Old Trafford, Manchester: Richard Ashcroft
June 9 – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh: Richard Ashcroft
June 15 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff: Elbow
June 19 – Twickenham Stadium, London: James Bay

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