As we all know, a certain band from England celebrated 50 years of rocking this year, and while it may seem as though they've released that many greatest hits packages, this new set offers what just might be the completist's look at the Greatest Rock And Roll Band In The World.
The Super Deluxe five-CD set, howed in a 12-by-17-inch box, contains four CDs with 80 hits and album cuts and covers, a five-track CD of the Stones' very first unreleased demos, a four-track vinyl EP of an unreleased BBC Radio session, a 96-page hardcover book with photos of various ephemera, a reproduction of an early poster from the Ricky Tick Club (an influential R&B venue on the outskirts of London), in addition to the 36-page book and the five postcards.
Most every notable Stones cut is featured here – everything from 1963's Come On to their 2012 tracks, Doom And Gloom and One More Shot – as well as their cover versions of The Beatles' I Wanna Your Man, O.V. Wright's That's How Strong My Love Is and Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone.
Undoubtedly, there will be other Rolling Stones collections, for new and longtime fans, "GRRR!" is a solid set.