Update: TOO LATE!
This might appear to be some kind of an “advertorial” but come on, it’s newsworthy! It’s practically a public service announcement… I’m not sure how they managed this, because Allen B. Klein is a notoriously power-hungry greedhead, but somehow eMusic is offering the entire The Rolling Stones ABKCO catalog. That’s everything from 1963 to 1970.
If you’re not familiar with eMusic, they sell high-quality, DRM-free, variable-bit-rate MP3 files. You have to sign up for a plan, the cheapest of which costs $9.99 per month and allows you to download 30 songs per month. You get an additional 25 free songs when you first sign up. There are no album discounts, so every song counts toward your limit, even those four-second snippets on the Olivia Tremor Control albums.
Back to the topic at hand, for $9.99 you can own 55 Rolling Stones songs. That is a good deal. These are MP3s, which means they don’t “expire” if you cancel your subscription, you can play them on all your devices, and you can make as many backup copies as you need.
That’s all the singles from 1963’s “Come On” through 1971’s “Wild Horses.” All the albums, including compilations, through Let It Bleed. They even have both the British and American versions of the early albums. Now is the time to fill in the holes in your Stones collection.
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