If there was ever a ‘Mount Rushmore’ created of bands, there’s no doubt the Rolling Stones would have to be among the artists etched in stone. Even now, over 50 years after their inception, the band continues to tour and seemingly haven’t missed a step. With a back catalogue as vast as their’s, it has produced some of the most collectable vinyl and memorabilia we see here, and below are just a handful of the highlights.
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A Bigger Bang Japan Tour 2006: Rare & legendary 2006 Mail-Order Only Japanese Box Set, consisting of all eight 2006 remastered CD albums housed in exclusive individual 12″ ‘vinyl replica’ picture sleeves complete with their respective replica inserts or posters. All sleeves are promo stickered on the back with an exclusive obi-strip & all inner rims of the discs are custom stamped for promotional use only. Each CD remains sealed from new in its respective pouch, all housed in a beautiful custom 12″ x 12″ x 2″ slipcase box with ‘Not For Sale’ print on the back. The red spine print is a green colour with this copy, either a factory error or sun fade, otherwise this set is in unplayed near ‘as new’ condition. Please see ‘more info’ for details regarding this extremely limited item! £995
The Rolling Stones: Extremely rare circa 1963 UK 12 page tour souvenir featuring black & white photographs & biographies of each of the band members, with a simple white front cover with the band name printed in purple and a great image of the group on the back. As you would expect from something almost fifty five years old, the cover displays a little discolouration but has no rips and only a couple of light creases, and the inner pages shows only light signs of age. A fantastic example and the first we have ever had, must have for any collection £195
Stones On CD: A Radio Sampler: Rare 1986 US promotional-only 10-track CD sampler of digitally mastered analog recordings for American radio, housed in an album sized jewel case with custom ‘tongue’ logo picture inlay & matching back insert with full tracklist £185
But Naked: Incredible and unique collection of unreleased artwork for preliminary design concepts of the sleeve artwork for a 1995 album titled Rolling Stones But Naked – this title was later changed and thealbum released as Stripped. The artwork boards vary in size and each shows a different visual concept for the ‘finished’ cover. Viewing these some 20 years after their creation it’s incredible that they were rejected at all. There are 15 boards with depictions ranging from Album Visual, CD Album Visual, Box For CD (Slip Case), Box For CD with Snake Skin Texture + Belly Band, etc; a further 5 presentation boards each displaying a different pair of 3-D artwork visuals; 4 more separate colour prints each with 2 design concepts; a black plastic folder titled ROLLING STONES, “BUT NAKED” PRESENTATION displaying 8 further concepts – these are individually titled and include Underwear cover, Cigaratte (sic) cover, Bondage cover 1, Kertez cover, Cigaratte cover 2, Bondage cover 2, Leventhal Doll cover, and Rheims Bedroom cover. Finally, a quantity of 35 sheets of A3 paper designs in colour and black & white; these are hand annotated concepts depicting ‘Images as reaction to the title’, ‘Tour Pass ideas’, ‘X-ray idea’, ‘Richard Misrach images’, ‘Helmut Newton images’, ‘Naked packaging’,’ Fluxus blind image’, ‘Images using live photos’ and ‘Basquiat paintings’. In total there are over 40 different unreleased artwork designs for the But Naked cover, with the additional paper items providing an interesting insight into the concepts and thought process that inform an album cover project such as this. Truly a one-off stunning collection that could simply never be repeated! £9,995
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