186 Songs, 9 Hours 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

DobbyTheHouseElf328 ,

If you're super serious about your stones!

If your new to what this is about - stereo mixes (nearly everything recorded post 1969) mean anything can be recorded for left & right channels instead of having a song be completely in the center. Everything in mono is completely centered - meaning with headphones on you can take one headphone off & you're not missing anything from the song.

That said, some stereo mixes of stones songs are rare, & mono mixes of many WERE rare, but not anymore since we now have this jewel of a compilation! Personally as a stones fanatic MOST, not all, sounds best in stereo if you can find it. Some songs are better in mono, & some in mono are longer than stereo versions, & vice versa. It's all a matter of preference. Note that in mono, many stones songs have instruments edited out. Youtube get off my cloud for example in stereo & you will hear brian's 12 string & some mick ad libs without problem, versus the mono mix here, very faintly has them in the mix. This is the case with quite a few of their songs.

DKL6768 ,

DKL

The Rolling Stones, like the Beatles, recorded their songs in mono in the early 1960s since the new Stereo technology was not yet the standard. Engineers for both groups later re-did these LPs in stereo which became the natural musical standard. Quad sound even showed up later. So if you want the original songs as they were mixed and recorded, then you will definitely want this mono box set. Remastered here and, of course, the Stones really rock thru an amazing catalog! A definite MUST box set for all rock fans of the British Invasion.

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