Universal Music Group to re-issue Rolling Stones studio albums


MUMBAI: Universal Music Group will be re-issuing the Rolling Stones re-mastered, post-1971 studio albums into the market throughout 2009 starting in May. The release of the soundtrack from the critically-acclaimed movie marked the beginning of the band’s new relationship with Universal Music Group last year.

Starting with the legendary Sticky Fingers, Goats Head Soup, It’s Only Rock’n’Roll and Black And Blue in May 2009, right up to 2005’s A Bigger Bang to be reissued in July, along with Dirty Work, Steel Wheels, Voodoo Lounge and Bridges To Babylon, with classics as Some Girls, Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You and Undercover, due out again in June, fans will get a chance to rediscover many of their past favourites, all re-mastered.

Universal Music Group International executive vice president Max Hole said, "The Rolling Stones redefined music. By making these iconic albums available again – and retaining the essence of the original track listings and sleeve design – we believe that music fans will rediscover just why they are the world’s greatest rock & roll band."

The next two set of re-issues – Some Girls, Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You and Undercover in June, and Dirty Work, Steel Wheels, Voodoo Lounge, Bridges To Babylon and A Bigger Bang in July – will bring the story of the Rolling Stones right up to date.

They include further classic tracks like Miss You, Beast Of Burden, She’s So Cold, Start Me Up, Waiting On a Friend, Undercover Of The Night, the band’s cover of Bob & Earl’s Harlem Shuffle, Mixed Emotions, Rock And A Hard Place, Love Is Strong, You Got Me Rocking, Anybody Seen My Baby?, Saint Of Me, Rough Justice and Streets Of Love.

These albums will be re-mastered and all retain the original track listings and sleeve design.