GRRR! marks five decades of Rolling Stones

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 04, 2012 11:54 hrs

Leading music label Universal Music India on Tuesday announced the release of GRRR!, the brand new greatest hits collection from The Rolling Stones.

The album is a compilation of band's most successful songs over the last five decades featuring all the classic such as ´Gimme Shelter´, ´(I Can´t Get No) Satisfaction´, ´Jumpin´ Jack Flash´, ´Street Fighting Man´, ´Start Me Up´, ´Beast of Burden´, ´Tumbling Dice´, and ´Love Is Strong´.

The album also features two brand new singles from the legends of Rock 'n' Roll titled 'Doom and Gloom' and 'One More Shot'.

Universal Music has partnered with 9X Media's international music channel 9XO to roll out a month-long campaign celebrating the band's legacy in India.

The lead single 'Doom and Gloom' from GRRR! marks the first time that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have been in the studio together after seven years.

The single was recorded in Paris and produced by Don Was who has worked with the band for their five previous albums Voodoo Lounge, Striped, Bridges to Babylon, Licks Live and A Bigger Bang.

Sunil D'Sa, Vice President - Marketing, Universal Music India, said, "This album truly sums up the amazing journey of one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time - The Rolling Stones. Over the last five decades, they have influenced numerous bands and continue to do so even today!

"GRRR! is an album not just for the die-hard Stones' fans but a perfect introduction to the band's repertoire to today's generation of music lovers."

Luke Kenny, Programming Head - 9XO, said, "The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest bands of the 20th and now the 21st century. They are a testimony to the immortality of pop music in general and rock n roll in particular.

"A personal favorite and an indelible part of my musical evolution, it is indeed a pleasure and honor to be a part of this legacy as 9XO brings its support to one of the immortals of popular music."

9XO will also run a contest on the Channel called the 9XO Grrr! Contest which will give viewers an opportunity to win The Rolling Stones goodies and merchandise.

Formed in 1962, at the Marquee Club on London's Oxford Street, with a phenomenal career spanning five decades, the band has seen incredible success across the world.

They are most noted for their eclectic sound that assimilates various genres of music to create their trademark Rolling Stones sound and are responsible for a number of anthems like 'Satisfaction' and' Paint It Black'.

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