Rolling Stones confirm greatest hits LP, two new anniversary tracks

By | Published on Wednesday 5 September 2012

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have at last unveiled one of the many mysterious ways in which they’ll mark their 50th anniversary as a band, namely by releasing a 50-80 track greatest hits compilation titled ‘GRRR’. Well, quel surprise. The collection will also feature the two tracks that Jagger, Richards et al recorded in a Parisian studio last month, ‘Gloom And Doom’ and ‘One Last Shot’, which represent their first brand new material since 2005.

‘GRRR’ will be available from 12 Nov, either as a triple disc 50 track version or a four CD super deluxe 80 track version, the choice is yours. Oh, or a twelve-inch vinyl boxset, if you’re in an extravagant mood. All CD sleeves will be of a special three-dimensional variety thanks to a thing scientists are calling ‘3D Augmented Reality’. Basically, it means Walton Ford’s cover art, aka this lip-smacking gorilla, will appear as an animated image (or something) if viewed through 3D glasses or a custom app. Clever, no? No?