26 Apr 2018

The Rolling Stones Set Lists – Out October 2018

Ronnie’s latest book, The Rolling Stones Set Lists, comes out this October 2018, and you are able to pre-order your copy today!

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‘During rehearsals, I draw up set lists on big canvases, putting down the songs and the keys they’re in. We hang these set lists on the rehearsal room walls so we know where we’ve been and where we’re going.’ – Ronnie Wood

Over the last two decades, each song the Rolling Stones have played in rehearsals has been recorded by Ronnie Wood in a series of hand-painted set lists. The result is a unique collection of canvases that document sell-out tours across the globe, such as the band’s landmark 50 & Counting tour, historic concerts such as 2016’s performance in Havana, as well as closed-door sessions for their latest album, Blue & Lonesome.
Now for Genesis subscribers and for all fans of the Rolling Stones, we are delighted to present Ronnie Wood’s painted set lists for the first time. Choose from three new limited editions, each signed by Ronnie Wood.

‘I illustrate the band’s set lists, sometimes Keith and Mick add little doodles, and they become works of art in their own right.’ – Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood has chosen nearly 100 painted set lists to be published for the first time. Presented in chronological order, the collection follows the group’s travels to foreign rehearsal locations that were kept secret at the time. They reveal the songs rehearsed for historic performances, such as the Rolling Stones’ 2014 inaugural concert in Israel, as well as documenting the shows as eventually played. The colourful hand-lettering recalls Wood’s early art school days when he worked as a sign writer. The set lists are visually eye catching and filled with fascinating details. Wood’s calligraphy is interspersed with his own illustrations, doodles by fellow band members, and jotted notes that all add up to paint a picture of life on the road with the Rolling Stones.

‘It could be somebody coming in at the wrong moment, or forgetting the arrangement and suddenly going to the middle eight, when you can see Keith mouthing, “What the hell is he doing?” It’s all part of what keeps the band vibrant.’ – Ronnie Wood

In a new manuscript spanning 212 pages, Wood offers a glimpse behind the scenes of one of the most famous rock bands in the world. Through Wood’s artwork and his personal reflections, the reader is given an insight into the band’s touring over the years.

Throughout the book, Ronnie Wood brings the story of the set lists to life, as he discusses the band’s creative process, learning up to 80 songs per tour; personal highlights, such as Valentine’s Day 2014, when a small group of fans were invited into rehearsals; collaborations with fellow musicians such as The Black Keys, Eric Clapton, Florence Welch and Jeff Beck; and the band’s various reunions with former Rolling Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.

1. Set Pieces

The Rolling Stones Set Lists

The Set Pieces book is limited to only 1,000 numbered copies, each signed by Ronnie Wood.

Presented in a cloth-bound slipcase, the 212-page volume is quarter bound in burgundy leather with purple and gold screen-printed covers – emblazoned with the lizards that feature on one of Ronnie’s custom-made guitar straps. Ronnie Wood’s large format Set Pieces book (page size: 297mm x 420mm / 11 ¾” x 16 ½”) is hand-finished with gilt page edging and tooling.

Edition: 1,000 numbered copies
Signed: by Ronnie Wood
Binding: Burgundy leather with slipcase

2. Ready Set Go!

The Rolling Stones Set Lists

Ready Set Go! is a signed book and print set, limited to only 425 copies.

Presented in a cloth-bound slipcase, Ready Set Go! is quarter bound in royal blue leather with screen-printed covers, and finished with gilt page edging and hand tooling. The book is accompanied by a matching numbered and signed print, framed with a UV-protective glaze.

The accompanying Giclée print (11 ¾” x 16 ½”) is numbered and signed by Ronnie Wood. His vibrantly painted set list records a rehearsal in Los Angeles, 22nd September 2016, prior to the band’s concerts that autumn. From ‘Miss You’ to ‘She’s A Rainbow’, this list of important Stones hits and cover versions – see, for instance, Little Walter’s ‘Just Your Fool’ – has been colourfully illustrated and includes a written reminder from Keith Richards: ‘We stop on fishes’ (referring to the closing lyrics of ‘Blue and Lonesome’).

Edition: 425 book + framed print sets
Signed: by Ronnie Wood
Method: Archival Giclée print
Paper: Somerset® Radiant White 330gsm, hand-torn edges
Print size: 11 ¾” x 16 ½”
Framed size: 15 ¼” x 20″
Certificate: Numbered and signed by the publishers
Frame: White wood frame with float mount and UV perspex

  • 3. Set In Stone image 1
  • 3. Set In Stone image 2
  • 3. Set In Stone image 3

3. Set In Stone

The Rolling Stones Set Lists

Set In Stone is a limited edition book and three-print portfolio, limited to only 75 copies.

Set In Stone is quarter bound in magenta leather with gilt page edging and hand tooling. The 212-page book is accompanied by a ribbon-tied portfolio of matching numbered prints. Three set lists are reproduced as artist-signed Giclées onto cotton rag paper. Rehearsals and live shows are both represented. Only 75 Set In Stone book and print portfolios will ever be created.

The first set list – created in Paris, 3rd February 2014 – captures the opening day of rehearsals for the 14 On Fire tour. These are the sessions that included an impromptu Valentine’s Day performance for fans. The second set list hails from Cuba, 25th March 2016, where the Stones performed their ground-breaking free concert documented in the movie Havana Moon. The third set list celebrates another famous live show: the first of the band’s appearances at the Desert Trip Festival, where their performance included a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’, 7th October 2016.

Edition: 75 book + print portfolios
Signed: by Ronnie Wood
Print method: Archival Giclée
Paper: Somerset® Radiant White 330gsm, hand-torn edges
Print size: 11 ¾” x 16 ½”
Certificate: Numbered and signed by the publishers