Every recording session and significant live recording is listed in chronological order. Every song carries a full commentary and provides information not only on the recording listed but also places the recording in context with the historical period. As a result it can be read as a unique chronological story to the rise of the most famous rock and roll group in the world who in 2012 celebrate 50 years in the industry.
The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions is an invaluable source of reference for those devoted to the fifty-year (so far) career of the greatest rock and roll group in the world but also for those who want to listen to their favourite tracks and read the background information to the recording.
The tracks carry a full commentary and information including date, place, title, also known as, song-writer, track length, studio or live venue, production/engineer team, musician names, official or bootleg status, release title, date of release, years played live, UK & USA chart position and number of weeks in chart.
Additional interviews have been conducted in research of behind-the-scenes information and these are not only with the illustrious Chris Kimsey but also Barry Sage (Stones engineer 1977, 1978, 1980), Ed Cherney (Stones engineer 1995 to date), Bernard Fowler (backing singer 1989 to date), Ian McLagan (Rolling Stones 1978 - 1981), Rod Thear (Stones engineer 1974 and 1983) and the great Keith Grant (Olympic's Studio Manager 1958 - 1987) to mention a few. Martin is extremely grateful to all information providers listed in the book.