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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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!
ROLLING STONES A Bigger Bang Japan Tour 2006 (Rare & legendary 2006 Mail-Order Only Japanese Box Set, consisting of all eight 2006 remastered CD albums in exclusive individual 12″ ‘vinyl replica’ picture sleeves complete with their respectivereplica inserts or posters. Housed in a beautiful custom 12″ x 12″ x 2″ slipcase box, all CDs remain unplayed & the packaging appears near mint. Please see ‘more info’ for details regarding this extremely limited item!).
ROLLING STONES Their Satanic Majesties Request (Rare complete 1968 first Japanese issue 10-track deep groove stereo LP, manufactured & imported directly from England with custom made green labels which bear all the hallmarks of a DeccaUK press[‘Made In England’ perimeter print, machine stamped ‘ZAL’ matrices in the run-outs] but have the ‘London/FFRR’ export logo at the top. The front laminated gatefold sleeve has the 3D diffraction grating & red flame inner & must be one oftherarest variants to find, also having been made in Britain with the London logo on the back & the ‘NPS2’ catalogue number [not the same printed sleeve as the UK mono/stereo versions]. Includes the all important Japanese/lyric insert printed in Japan with the “2,200” yen price & “(c)1968” date. This copy comes with what may be one of the rarest obi-strips going; issued with no back, this obi was easily discarded or lost and when questioned, a Tokyo dealer informed us that whilst he had seen the occasional one [he was older than the record!] they were very few and far between, which is a shame as the font and design of this particular obi is steeped in the Sixties and informs us that this is a limited release. See ‘more info’ for condition… NPS2).
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- Rolling Stones - Harlem Shuffle + Shrinkwrap - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 01-Dec-2020 10:21)
ROLLING STONES Harlem Shuffle (Scarce 1986 Japanese 12" vinyl single including both the New York and London mixes of the single taken from their Dirty Work album. The glossy picture sleeve retains its opened shrinkwrap and comes with the lyricinsert & obi-strip 12AP3158)
- Rolling Stones - Some Girls - 1st - Y/B/P/G - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 01-Dec-2020 09:41)
ROLLING STONES Some Girls (Withdrawn 1978 UK 10-track LP, die-cut picture sleeve with red title text & uncensored picture inner featuring the images of Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe & other Hollywood stars. The sleeve shows some light shelfwear scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with minor signs of play CUN39108)
- Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out - Sealed - Dutch - vinyl LP - £95.00, $118.75, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2020 08:46)
ROLLING STONES Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out -(Rare Dutch limited edition 10-track BLUE VINYL LP of the 1970 album, housed in a picture sleeve with 'On Coloured Vinyl' logo. This copy is still factory sealed from newin the original shrink leaving it Mint and unplayed - a real collector's copy!)
- Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones - 5th - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.25, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2020 11:50)
THE ROLLING STONES The Rolling Stones (1971 UK issue of the 1964 12-track mono LP on the first red 'boxed' label, without the 'mono' & speed declaration on the labels, front laminated picture sleeve. The cover shows light wear with a small scuff to the front & the vinyl is a clean EX/EX- with light cosmetic wear not affecting play LK4605)
- Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request - 7th - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2020 07:07)
ROLLING STONES Their Satanic Majesties Request (1976 UK issue of the 1967 10-track stereo LP, on the 'boxed' blue/grey Decca label, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has some minor wear and, aside from a few very light paperscuffs, the vinyl is in Excellent condition with little play TXS103)
- Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup + Credits insert - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.50, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2020 07:26)
ROLLING STONES Goat's Head Soup (1973 UK 10-track vinyl LP, housed in the gatefold picture sleeve with tracklisting/credits insert. The sleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play COC59101)
- Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers - 2nd - 'WXUWJ' - US - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 26-Nov-2020 12:37)
ROLLING STONES Sticky Fingers (1971 US second issue 10-track LP, complete with illustrated/tongue logo tracklisting inner, side opening & fully working 'zipper' sleeve designed by Andy Warhol. This particular version has 'WXUWJ' engraved on the front zipper. Apart from the usual indents & scuffs at the back where this was packed with other zip sleeves, the cover shows just a little light wear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play COC59100)
- Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet - 3rd (1st Label Variant) - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 26-Nov-2020 12:37)
ROLLING STONES Beggars Banquet (1976 UK third issue of the 1968 10-track stereo LP, on the blue 'boxed' Decca logo label, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve manufactured by Robert Stace. The sleeve shows only minor shelfwear and vinyl looks barely played SKL4955)
- Rolling Stones - Big Hits - 4th - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2020 10:44)
ROLLING STONES Big Hits - High Tide & Green Grass (1973 UK steel grey boxed logo label issue of the 1966 14-track stereo LP, front laminated gatefold sleeve with fold-out picture insert. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play TXS101)
- Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971 - Japanese - 2-LP vinyl set - £60.00, $75.00, €67.20 (New Item) (arrived 01-Dec-2020 09:58)
ROLLING STONES Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (1988 Japanese 21-track double LP, the first Japanese release for this compilation which originally came out in the UK & the States in '71, housed in a barcoded gatefold sleeve complete with Japanese/lyric inserts & 'Rolling Stones 25' obi-strip. The packaging shows minimal age wear & the vinyl discs appear Near Mint L28P1822/3)