The Rolling Stones have announced the release of ‘GRRR!’ a greatest hits collection set for release on the 12th November 2012 for the world, excluding North America, and on the 13th November 2012 in North America.
ImageAvailable in five different formats, including a 3CD 50-track version including 50 tracks, and a 4CD super-deluxe version gathering a whopping 80 tracks, the collection tells the fascinating ongoing story of the Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band In The World, from their high octane version of Chuck Berry’s ‘Come On’, their first single issued in June 1963, via the thrilling chart-toppers ‘The Last Time’, ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’, ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, ‘Honky Tonk Women’ and the perennial juke-box and concert favourites ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Tumbling Dice’, ‘Miss You’ and ‘Start Me Up’, all the way to the present day with the inclusion of ‘Gloom And Doom’ and ‘One Last Shot’, two new studio recordings recently completed by the group in Paris, France in August 2012.
These brand new recordings constitute the first time Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have all been together in the recording studio since completing the exalted A Bigger Bang album in 2005, and follow on from the critically-acclaimed expanded re-releases of the historic 40th Anniversary live Madison Square Garden concert ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out’ in November 2009, and of two of their seventies masterworks, ‘Exile on Main St.’, in May 2010, and ‘Some Girls’, in November 2011.
All ‘GRRR!’ formats will feature a striking painting by award-winning American artist Walton Ford, who has created the latest in a long line of iconic artwork that has always been part of the band’s DNA.
An innovative campaign has been launched to reveal their ‘GRRR!’ greatest hits album sleeve using 3D Augmented Reality. During a three week teaser campaign fans were invited to download the free uView app in preparation for the announcement. From today, using the uView app fans can scan the ‘GRRR!’ sleeve (click here) and watch the stunning imagery come to life in 3D animation right before their eyes. The campaign will have further exciting updates coming soon. The use of one of the most advanced forms of mobile technology currently around solidifies The Rolling Stones as one of the most innovative bands in the world and as relevant as they have always been. The technology has been developed in partnership with Aurasma, the leaders in image recognition and augmented reality technology.
‘GRRR!’ Greatest Hit Formats are as follows:
50-Track 3CD album
3CD/50 tracks in a digipack with 24 page booklet
50-Track 3CD Deluxe Edition
3CD/50 tracks in a DVD size box with 36-page hardback book and 5 postcards
Super Deluxe Edition Box Set
4CD/80-tracks plus Bonus CD, 7″ Vinyl, Hardback book, Poster, 5 postcards in a presentation box
12” Vinyl Box Set
5x 12″ Vinyl/50 tracks in a casebound LP Box