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 - Stones Story - '1' Sleeve - EX - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.60, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2022 13:30)
ROLLING STONES Stones Story (1981 Dutch repress of the 1976 28-track compilation double vinyl LP, issued elsewhere as 'Rolled Gold' in a completely different glossy gatefold picture sleeve [with a number 1 underneath the title on the front]. The sleeve has some notable edge scuffing, but the vinyl looks near as new. A great play copy)
- Rolling Stones - Made In The Shade + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.80, €23.60 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 08:07)
ROLLING STONES Made In The Shade (1979 UK 10-track compilation LP including original blue waves printed inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless CUN59104)
- Rolling Stones - Around And Around - Nova - German - vinyl LP - £40.00, $49.60, €47.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 08:07)
ROLLING STONES Around And Around (1976 German issue of the 1964 12-track compilation LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains near 'as new' 6.21392AO)
- Rolling Stones - Bridges To Babylon - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £195.00, $241.80, €230.10 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 08:07)
ROLLING STONES Bridges To Babylon (1997 UK 13-track double LP pressed on heavyweight vinyl, complete with illustrated lyric inners, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just minor edge scuffing & the vinyl looks barely played V2840)
- Rolling Stones - Sucking In The Seventies + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.00, €29.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 08:07)
ROLLING STONES Sucking In The 70s (1981 UK 10-track compilation LP featuring a collection of hit songs, remixes and alternate takes of album tracks, B-sides & live recordings from their It's Only Rock 'n Roll , Black and Blue , Some Girls  and Emotional Rescue  recording sessions, complete with printed inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played CUNS39112)
- Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - 4th - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.32, €21.24 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 08:07)
ROLLING STONES Gimme Shelter (1980 UK issue of the 1971 12-track live LP on the blue boxed Decca label, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless SKL5101)
- Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's) - German - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.20, €35.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 08:07)
ROLLING STONES December's Children (And Everybody's) (1980 German 14-track compilation LP, complete with illustrated biography inner in German, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless)
- Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones No. 2 - 80s - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.40, €41.30 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 08:07)
ROLLING STONES The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1980 UK Mono issue of the 1964 12-track LP on the red boxed Decca label, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played LK4661)
- Rolling Stones - Some Girls - 1st - P/G/Y/B - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.40, €41.30 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 08:07)
ROLLING STONES Some Girls (Withdrawn 1978 UK 10-track vinyl LP, complete with uncensored picture inner featuring the images of Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe & other Hollywood stars, die-cut sleeve with blue album titles. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played CUN39108)
- Rolling Stones - Metamorphosis - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.40, €41.30 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 08:07)
ROLLING STONES Metamorphosis (1975 UK 16-track Stereo compilation LP featuring a collection of hard to find songs recorded between 1964 & 1970, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played SKL5212)