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Rolling Stones reissue half-speed mastered vinyl editions of ten albums

Selection of albums get the half-speed mastered vinyl treatment

The Rolling Stones will reissue ten of their albums as standalone half-speed mastered pressings in May.

The selection includes two albums from the 1970s (It’s Only Rock N’ Roll, Black and Blue), all their long players from the eighties (Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, UndercoverDirty Work and Steel Wheels) and then three of the four studio albums they’ve issued since then (Voodoo Lounge, Bridges to Babylon and A Bigger Bang).

All the albums are pressed on 180g black vinyl and have been mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios (if you’d like to know more about the half-speed mastering process, then check out this SDE post). The last three albums in this batch are all double albums, hence the slightly higher price.

All of these albums were previously available as part of the Studio Albums 1971-2016 vinyl box that was issued in 2018, but this is the first time they’ve been available separately, where you can pick and choose.

These will all be issued on 26 June 2020 (was 8 May). Townsend Music are offering all ten albums (13 records in total) in a bundle at a special price.

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The Rolling Stones

it's only rock and roll - half speed vinyl

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black and blue - half speed vinyl

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Emotional Rescue - half speed vinyl

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Tattoo You - half speed vinyl

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undercover - half speed vinyl

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Dirty Work - half speed vinyl

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Steel Wheels - half speed vinyl

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Voodoo Lounge - 2LP half speed vinyl

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Bridges to Babylon - 2LP half speed vinyl

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A Bigger Bang - 2LP half speed vinyl

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It’s Only Rock N’ Roll half-speed mastered vinyl LP

Side A
If You Can’t Rock Me
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Till The Next Goodbye
Time Waits For No One

Side B
Luxury
Dance Little Sister
If You Really Want To Be My Friend
Short And Curlies
Fingerprint File

Black and Blue half-speed mastered vinyl LP

Side A
Hot Stuff
Hand Of Fate
Cherry Oh Baby
Memory Motel

Side B
Hey Negrita
Melody
Fool To Cry
Crazy Mama

Emotional Rescue half-speed mastered vinyl LP

Side A
Dance (Pt. 1)
Summer Romance
Send It To Me
Let Me Go
Indian Girl

Side B
Where The Boys Go
Down In The Hole
Emotional Rescue
She’s So Cold
All About You

Tattoo You half-speed mastered vinyl LP

Side A
Start Me Up
Hang Fire
Slave
Little T&A
Black Limousine
Neighbours

Side B
Worried About You
Tops
Heaven
No Use In Crying
Waiting On A Friend

Undercover half-speed mastered vinyl LP

Side A
Undercover Of The Night
She Was Hot
Tie You Up (The Pain Of Love)
Wanna Hold You
Feel On Baby

Side B
Too Much Blood
Pretty Beat Up
Too Tough
All The Way Down
It Must Be Hell

Dirty Work half-speed mastered vinyl LP

Side A
One Hit (To The Body)
Fight
Harlem Shuffle
Hold Back
Too Rude

Side B
Winning Ugly
Back To Zero
Dirty Work
Had It With You
Sleep Tonight
Key To The Highway

Steel Wheels half-speed mastered vinyl LP

Side A
Sad Sad Sad
Mixed Emotions
Terrifying
Hold On To Your Hat
Hearts For Sale
Blinded By Love

Side B
Rock And A Hard Place
Can’t Be Seen
Almost Hear You Sigh
Continental Drift
Break The Spell
Slipping Away

Voodoo Lounge 2LP half-speed mastered vinyl LP

Side A
Love Is Strong
You Got Me Rocking
Sparks Will Fly

Side B
The Worst
New Faces
Moon Is Up
Out Of Tears

Side C
I Go Wild
Brand New Car
Sweethearts Together
Suck On The Jugular

Side D
Blinded By Rainbows
Baby Break It Down
Thru And Thru
Mean Disposition

Bridges to Babylon 2LP half-speed mastered vinyl

Side A
Flip The Switch
Anybody Seen My Baby?
Low Down
Already Over Me

Side B
Gunface
You Don’t Have To Mean It
Out Of Control

Side C
Saint Of Me
Might As Well Get Juiced
Always Suffering

Side D
Too Tight
Thief In The Night
How Can I Stop

A Bigger Bang 2LP half-speed mastered vinyl

Side A
Rough Justice
Let Me Down Slow
It Won’t Take Long
Rain Fall Down

Side B
Streets Of Love
Back Of My Hand
She Saw Me Coming
Biggest Mistake

Side C
This Place Is Empty
Oh No, Not You Again
Dangerous Beauty
Laugh, I Nearly Died

Side D
Sweet Neo Con
Look What The Cat Dragged In
Driving Too Fast
Infamy

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