The three-disc box set Singles Collection: The London Years contains every single Rolling Stones singles released during the '60s, including both the A- and B-sides. It is the first Stones compilation that tries to be comprehensive and logical – for all their attributes, the two Hot Rocks sets and the two Big Hits collections didn't present the singles in chronological order. In essence, the previous compilations were excellent samplers, where Singles Collection tells most of the story (certain albums, like Aftermath, Beggars Banquet, and Let It Bleed, fill in the gaps left by the singles). The Rolling Stones made genuine albums – even their early R&B/blues albums were impeccably paced – but their singles had a power all their own, which is quite clearly illustrated by the Singles Collection.
Remastered 1974 album, released on the collectable Vertigo label in Europe. Fourth album by the legendary German rock band, fronted by British singer John Lawton. This album featured the band temper their usual hard rock style with a Santana-esque jazz-fusion edge, with help from a full brass section. Rated their most progressive album by fans. Five lengthy band-penned tracks, with standout opening pirate-themed ‘Spanish Galleon’ and the string-enhanced ballad ‘Sorrow’.
The Stones forsook psychedelic experimentation to return to their blues roots on this celebrated album, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements. A strong acoustic Delta blues flavor colors much of the material, particularly "Salt of the Earth" and "No Expectations," which features some beautiful slide guitar work. Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: "Street Fighting Man," a reflection of the political turbulence of 1968, was one of their most innovative singles, and "Sympathy for the Devil," with its fire-dancing guitar licks, leering Jagger vocals, African rhythms, and explicitly satanic lyrics, was an image-defining epic.
The Horsemeat Banquet is a piece of bold factual theatre which takes the hook of the horsemeat scandal to look at the truth about what we eat. It follows a bunch of opinionated BBC Three viewers as they take part in a decadent banquet, during which they’ll learn the truth about the meat they currently eat and confront their taboos as well as get a taste of what they’ll be eating in the future. It is presented by Rick.