As per an official press release, ABKCO Records is set to release a new vinyl collection titled The Rolling Stones Singles 1966-1971. The limited-edition set includes reproductions of 18 7” vinyl singles and extended play records by “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band,” as originally released by Decca, London Records, and ABKCO Records. The collection serves as a second volume and companion to The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966, released through ABKCO in 2022.
All tracks were remastered by 13-time Grammy Award-winning engineer Bob Ludwig, and the discs are manufactured by Third Man Pressing in Detroit. The set, replete with period-correct picture sleeve art, will also come with a 32-page book containing extensive liner notes by Stones authority Nigel Williamson, as well as rare photos and ephemera, plus a set of five photo cards and a poster, all housed in a hard-shell box.
It is also added that The Rolling Stones Singles 1966-1971 spans a crucial period in the band’s evolution when their move towards the experimental and psychedelic sounds of “We Love You” and “She’s a Rainbow” gave way to the rootsy, blues-based rock of “Honky Tonk Women” and “Wild Horses.”
Also during this time, guitarist/founding member Brian Jones was replaced by Mick Taylor – the first lineup change since the group’s founding. Amidst the stylistic shifts and tumult between ’66 and ’71, the Stones racked up seven Top 10 singles on both sides of the Atlantic, including four Number Ones.