Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings Collector's Edition Box Set
Release Date: November 22, 2011
Label: Proper American
In the 1990s, Bill Wyman did the unthinkable leaving the Rolling Stones and forming a group of his own that equaled his previous band in terms of chops, while surpassing the Stones in versatility. He has managed to keep Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings going strong for 15 years and counting, with an ever-shifting lineup of fellow all-star players coming together from all points on the stylistic map and locking together with the precision of a Swiss watch - albeit with a lot more soul.
This five-disc box set gathers four studio albums cranked out between their 1998 debut, Struttin' Our Stuff and 2001's Double Bill. Scattered through these 66 tracks are the likes of Eric Clapton, Procol Harum's Gary Brooker, fellow former Stone Mick Taylor, Mark Knopfler, Peter Frampton, Paul Carrack, Chris Rea, Martin Taylor, Ray Cooper and, in some of their final recordings, George Harrison and Nicky Hopkins.