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Savoring that moment when the Rolling Stones recorded a cereal commercial
Here’s a pop-culture curio, no doubt familiar to many, to usher in the carefree (!) days of summer: A catchy Rolling Stones’ blues ditty to accompany a TV commercial for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies.
Got more if you want it: This week ABKCO Records announced it is continuing its vinyl-only reissue campaign of ‘60s-era Stones titles that began in March with the US version of Aftermath (1966). The label intends to focus on titles that have been unavailable on new vinyl for decades; today brings the UK version of the band’s first hits compilation, Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass). Those who want the US version have to wait until June 16.
ABKCO deserves applause for offering each title in UK and US configurations, with cover art and track sequences corresponding to the original releases. (Example: The US version of Aftermath opens with “Paint It Black,” while the UK one starts as it did upon original release, with “Mother’s Little Helper.”)
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