Available on Record Store Day, 22nd April
The Rolling Stones returned to their blues roots in 1968 on Beggars Banquet, albeit in a radical new way, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements. The introduction of legendary producer Jimmy Miller refocused the band with enthralling results.
A strong acoustic Delta blues flavour colours much of the material, particularly Prodigal Son and Jagger & Richards’ No Expectations.
Incendiary and rebellious rock ‘n’ roll is not forgotten, with Street Fighting Man and Sympathy for the Devil – two of their greatest, and most provocative songs. The lyrical bite of the material ensured Beggars Banquet’s place as one of the top blues-based rock records of all time.
Author Stephen Davis described it as “…a sharp reflection of the convulsive psychic currents coursing through the Western world. Nothing else captured the youthful spirit of Europe in 1968 like Beggar's Banquet.”
Chicago Sun-Times – January 1969, exclaimed - “…beautiful – their rawest, rudest, most arrogant, most savage record yet”
This Record Store Day edition is pressed on heavyweight grey, blue, black and white swirl vinyl as an ode to the lyric “a swirling mass of grey, blue, black and white” from Salt of the Earth as performed in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.
Features original ‘graffiti’ album artwork, and a replica of an original window display poster.
1. Sympathy For The Devil
2. No Expectations
3. Dear Doctor
4. Parachute Woman
5. Jigsaw Puzzle
1. Street Fighting Man
2. Prodigal Son
3. Stray Cat Blues
4. Factory Girl
5. Salt Of The Earth