Rolling Stones to Release ‘Brussels Affair’ Vinyl Box Set
Last year, the Rolling Stones offered the first official release of 'The Brussels Affair,' a much-bootlegged performance from their 1973 European tour, as a digital download. Yesterday (Aug. 29), the band announced that they are issuing the concert on vinyl in the form of three limited-edition box sets.
All three sets contain the concert in 180-gram vinyl, a book about the tour by Nick Kent that is signed by Mick Jagger, a book of rare photos from the shows, a lithograph and a watch with the Stones "Tongue and Lips" logo. The Platinum Edition features Jagger's signature on the lithograph, and the Art Edition includes a silver gelatin print signed by official tour photographer Michael Putland.
Although the digital download can be bought for the low, low price of $7, the vinyl box sets will range from $750 for the Collector's Edition to $1,500 for the Art Edition. But unlike the mp3s, quantities of the box sets are very limited. There are 1,727 copies of the Collector's Edition, with even fewer copies of the Platinum (173) and Art (73) Editions available for sale.
The Stones are accepting pre-orders for the sets, which are expected to ship on or around Nov. 16, on their website.