To commemorate Stax’s 60th anniversary (as well as the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt UK tour) this special, limited-edition vinyl box set offers 14 rare tracks from the Stax vaults, each hand-selected by BBC DJ Richard Searling, and presented on seven 7” records. Searling, who was a driving force in the UK’s Northern Soul scene in the 1970s, explains his curation process in the box set’s detailed liner notes:
I’ve selected the content based on my experience of featuring these songs in clubs, on the radio or from just being amazed by how hard to locate many of them are. Although several have been previously made available on sevens, it’s great to see them finally legally released on the authentic Stax imprint. "Rare Stamps” indeed, on seven 45s and in a limited edition box set – I hope you will enjoy the selections.