ABKCO Music & Records/Universal Music GroupThe big announcement The Rolling Stones have been promising has arrived! In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the British rock legends will release an expansive multi-disc compilation titled Grrr! on November 13 that will include two brand-new tracks the band recorded recently in Paris. Several versions of the career-spanning retrospective will be issued, including a three-CD, 50-track edition and a super-deluxe four-CD package featuring 80 songs.
Grrr! will feature a healthy helping of Stones hits and classic album tracks from throughout the group's half-century existence, as well as the new tunes, which are titled "Gloom and Doom" and "One Last Shot."
Four versions of Grrr! will be released:
A standard three-CD set housed in a digipak and boasting featuring a 24-page booklet.
A deluxe three-disc edition packaged in a DVD-sized box and including 36-page hardcover book and five collectible postcards.
A four-CD super-deluxe box set featuring the same extras as the deluxe package, as well as 30 additional songs, a seven-inch vinyl single and a poster.
A vinyl box set containing the same 50 tunes as the standard CD set collected on five 12-inch LPs in a bound box.
To promote the album, The Stones recently launched a campaign incorporating the 3-D uView app, which allows fans to see special images online via their smart phones. The band's official website and Facebook page now feature a version of the Grrr! cover art -- a painting of a ***** gorilla with a very familiar set of red lips and protruding tongue -- that becomes animated when viewed using the app.
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