Various ‎– The Rolling Stone Collection - 25 Years Of Essential Rock

Time Life Music ‎– R102-34, Sony Music Special Products ‎– A-23707, Sony Music Special Products ‎– A-23708, Sony Music Special Products ‎– A-23709, Sony Music Special Products ‎– A-23710, Warner Special Products ‎– OPCD-2692, Warner Special Products ‎– OPCD-2693, Warner Special Products ‎– OPCD-2694
Box Set
7 × CD, Compilation


1967 - 1969
1-1 Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone
1-2 Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth
1-3 Moby Grape Omaha
1-4 Quicksilver Messenger Service Dino's Song
1-5 Donovan Season Of The Witch
1-6 Doors* Crystal Ship
1-7 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Spanish Castle Magic
1-8 Cream (2) Crossraods
1-9 The Who I Can See For Miles
1-10 The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along The Watchtower
1-11 Jeff Beck Group Beck's Bolero
1-12 Big Brother And The Holding Company* Piece Of My Heart
1-13 The Band The Weight
1-14 The Byrds Wasn't Born To Follow
1-15 Johnny Winter Highway 61 Revisited
1-16 Jefferson Airplane 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds
1-17 Traffic Dear Mr. Fantasy
1969 - 1970
2-1 MC5 Kick Out The Jams
2-2 Santana Everybody's Everything
2-3 The Steve Miller Band* My Dark Hour
2-4 Neil Young The Loner
2-5 Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay
2-6 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ohio
2-7 Boz Scaggs Loan Me A Dime
2-8 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back
2-9 Sly And The Family Stone* Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)
2-10 John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band* Working Class Hero
2-11 Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son
2-12 Eric Clapton Blues Power
2-13 The Grateful Dead Casey Jones
2-14 The Allman Brothers Band Dreams
2-15 Led Zeppelin Friends
1971 - 1973
3-1 Rod Stewart Maggie May
3-2 The Who Won't Get Fooled Again
3-3 Stevie Wonder Superstition
3-4 Marvin Gaye What's Going On
3-5 Joni Mitchell California
3-6 Paul Simon Mother And Child Reunion
3-7 Randy Newman Sail Away
3-8 The Eagles* Take It Easy
3-9 Bonnie Raitt Give It Up (Or Let Me Go)
3-10 Little Feat Dixie Chicken
3-11 The Allman Brothers Band Ramblin' Man
3-12 Derek And The Dominos* Bell Bottom Blues
3-13 Mott The Hoople All The Young Dudes
3-14 Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side
3-15 Bob Dylan Knockin' On Heaven's Door
1973 - 1977
4-1 David Bowie Rebel Rebel
4-2 Ry Cooder It's All Over Now
4-3 Bob Marley & The Wailers No Woman Don't Cry
4-4 Elton John Daniel
4-5 James Taylor (2) Mexico
4-6 Bob Dylan Simple Twist Of Fate
4-7 Neil Young Tonight's The Night
4-8 Led Zeppelin Trampled Under Foot
4-9 Bruce Springsteen Born To Run
4-10 Graham Parker Heat Treatment
4-11 Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop
4-12 Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way
4-13 Bonnie Raitt Runaway
4-14 Jackson Browne The Pretender
4-15 The Eagles* Hotel California
4-16 Wings (2) Maybe I'm Amazed
1977 - 1982
5-1 The Sex Pistols* God Save The Queen
5-2 Television See No Evil
5-3 Elvis Costello Watching The Detectives
5-4 The Patti Smith Group* We Three
5-5 Ian Dury And The Blockheads Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll
5-6 Warren Zevon Werewolves In London
5-7 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Refugee
5-8 Ry Cooder Little Sister
5-9 The Kinks A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy
5-10 Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing
5-11 The Cars Just What I Needed
5-12 The Clash Train In Vain (Stand By Me)
5-13 The Pretenders Brass In Pocket
5-14 U2 I Will Follow
5-15 Prince When U Were Mine
5-16 Richard And Linda Thompson* Wall Of Death
5-17 Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five* The Message
1982 - 1986
6-1 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
6-2 The J. Geils Band Freeze Frame
6-3 Prince Little Red Corvette
6-4 Talking Heads Life During Wartime
6-5 Sting If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
6-6 Don Henley The Boys Of Summer
6-7 Prince When Doves Cry
6-8 Bruce Springsteen Born In The USA
6-9 U2 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
6-10 Madonna Borderline
6-11 Cyndi Lauper She Bop
6-12 Paul Simon Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
6-13 John Mellencamp* Rain On The Scarecrow
6-14 Jackson Browne Lives In The Balance
6-15 Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is
1986 - 1992
7-1 The Bangles* Manic Monday
7-2 Run D.M.C.* Walk This Way
7-3 The Robert Cray Band Smoking Gun
7-4 Living Colour Cult Of Personality
7-5 The B-52's Love Shack
7-6 The Grateful Dead Touch Of Grey
7-7 Don Henley The End Of The Innocence
7-8 Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout A Revolution
7-9 Public Enemy Fight The Power
7-10 The Vaughan Brothers White Boots
7-11 Bonnie Raitt Thing Called Love
7-12 The Black Crowes Hard To Handle
7-13 R.E.M. Losing My Religion
7-14 Robbie Robertson Shake This Town
7-15 Spin Doctors Little Miss Can't Be Wrong


7 Cd Album Box Set. First Edition.
This outer box is very thick hard card (wood like)
There is a different version with very thin card (floppy card) also this copy has a bottom end that can be opened (with pull flap) & also having a half circle cut out 1 edge to pull the cd's out.
The Box Set itself (Box) has no catalog number but the cds do, as follows:
1967-1967: A-23707/R102-34 Green inserts & CD
Sony Music Special Products on Cd & Insert.
1969-1970: A-23708/R102-34 Dark Red inserts & CD
Sony Music Special Products on Cd & Insert.
1971-1973: A-23709/R102-34 Sky Blue inserts & CD
Sony Music Special Products on Cd & Insert.
1973-1977: OPCD-2692/R102-34 Orange inserts & CD
Warner Special Products on Cd & Insert.
1977-1982: OPCD-2693/R102-34 Purple inserts & CD
Warner Special Products on Cd & Insert.
1982-1986: OPCD-2694/R102-34 Red inserts & CD
Warner Special Products on Cd & Insert.
1986-1992: A-23710/R102-34 Blue inserts & CD
Sony Music Special Products on Cd & Insert.

All CD's & back inserts have the date release year as 1993 on them.


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July 20, 2017
This set was also released on cassette. Same artwork and track listing as the cds


November 5, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
In the days before itunes & napster, this box-set was worth its weight in gold. All songs are original recordings remastered. It's a little surprising that they couldn't license The Rolling Stones at all, or even a solo track from either Jagger or Richards. The set has very few short-comings otherwise. I would have different songs to represent certain artists (Santana & The Steve Miller Band for instance), but otherwise it's AMAZING. If you're musically uneducated, I still think this is a MUCH better tutorial than blundering around, buying an mp3 here and an mp3 there. It puts the music in it's proper historical context and the sum is even greater than the (flawless) parts that comprise it. Highly recommended to neophytes (along with a viewing of "High Fidelity").

BTW: I'm sure the version I had back in the day included "Rock Lobster" by The B-52's on the '77-'82 disc. Not sure how this aberration came about.