Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Complete
Recording Sessions 1962 - 2012

50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Rolling Stones

 

50th Anniversary Edition of the 'Stones Sessions' with over 1500 tracks listed

A Sessionography and History of Studio and Select Live Recordings from the Famous Chart-Toppers to the Infamous Rarities

The book was first released in 1990 and updated in 2002. The 50th Anniversary Edition was published in August 2012 by Cherry Red.

The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions, written and researched by Martin Elliott, is the definitive guide to the Rolling Stones’ recorded works. It provides significant live tour and concert details and sets the fifty years of events in a historical and cultural context.

Chris Kimsey, the renowned studio engineer and commercially the Rolling Stones most successful producer has contributed fully and written the foreword for the new book.

His involvement with the Rolling Stones was over a 25 year period and for ten albums: Sticky Fingers (1971), Some Girls (1978), Emotional Rescue (1980), Sucking In The Seventies (1981), Tattoo You (1981), Undercover (1983), Rewind (1971-1984), Steel Wheels (1989), Flashpoint (1991) and Stripped (1995) and the Live At The Max IMAX film soundtrack (1991). His role ranged from tape operator, recording engineer, mastering engineer, mixer, associate producer and co-producer.

The book was extensively re-worked for 2012 release which tied in with the 50th anniversary of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world and the commencement of their sixth decade at the forefront of contemporary music. Martin Elliott is a renowned authority and historian on the group, the book lists every session and recording (studio and significant live) – both the official releases and the infamous bootlegs.

Research conducted has included interviews with producers and engineers, session musicians, backing singers, Stones experts, archivists and musical technicians including: Stephen Carter, Ed Cherney, Dr Andrew Demery, Sean Egan, Ronald Elliott, Bibi Farber, Bernard Fowler, Gary Galbraith, Keith Grant, Chris Kimsey, Kristi Kimsey, Mike Krowiak, Phil Lawton, Sherlie Matthews, Ian McLagan, Susan McLean, John Pasche, Gene Pitney, Adrienne Posta-Davis, Marc Roberty, Jane Rose, Jennifer Ruffy, Barry Sage, Nikki Sudden, Jim Sullivan, Rod Thear, Alex Vertikoff, Ann Waters, Ben Waters, Bobby Whitlock, Vicki Wickham, Graham Wiltshire.

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Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. 27 August 2006, Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, England. Photo courtesy of Graham Wiltshire, FRPS
Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. 27 August 2006, Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, England.
Photo Copyright of
Graham Wiltshire, FRPS

27 June 1982, Ashton Gate, Bristol, England
27 June 1982, Ashton Gate, Bristol, England
Photo Copyright of
Graham Wiltshire, FRPS

Chris Kimsey at Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris 1977. Photo courtesy of Barry Sage.

Chris Kimsey at Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris 1977.
Photo courtesy of
Barry Sage

  The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions is a well-known reference source for authorities, journalists and enthusiasts.
It is a unique chronological history to the greatest rock and roll band in the World.
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