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Let It Bleed [50th Anniversary Edition]

Let It Bleed [50th Anniversary Edition]

by The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones

CD(Anniversary Edition)

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Mostly recorded without Brian Jones -- who died several months before its release (although he does play on two tracks) and was replaced by Mick Taylor (who also plays on just two songs) -- this extends the rock and blues feel of Beggars Banquet into slightly harder-rocking, more demonically sexual territory. The Stones were never as consistent on album as their main rivals, the Beatles, and Let It Bleed suffers from some rather perfunctory tracks, like "Monkey Man" and a countrified remake of the classic "Honky Tonk Woman" (here titled "Country Honk"). Yet some of the songs are among their very best, especially "Gimme Shelter," with its shimmering guitar lines and apocalyptic lyrics; the harmonica-driven "Midnight Rambler"; the druggy party ambience of the title track; and the stunning "You Can't Always Get What You Want," which was the Stones' "Hey Jude" of sorts, with its epic structure, horns, philosophical lyrics, and swelling choral vocals. "You Got the Silver" (Keith Richards' first lead vocal) and Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain," by contrast, were as close to the roots of acoustic down-home blues as the Stones ever got.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2019
Label: Abkco
UPC: 0018771858522
catalogNumber: 85852
Rank: 4711


  1. Gimme Shelter
  2. Love In Vain
  3. Country Honk
  4. Live With Me
  5. Let It Bleed
  6. Midnight Rambler
  7. You Got the Silver
  8. Monkey Man
  9. You Can't Always Get What You Want

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolling Stones   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Jimmy Miller   Producer
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
George Chkiantz   Engineer
Glyn Johns   Engineer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
David Fricke   Liner Notes
Ethan Russell   Art Direction
Teri Landi   Producer
Matt Read   Package Layout
Alisa Coleman   Art Direction,Package Art Direction
Jerry Hansen   Engineer
Julian Klein   Art Direction,Package Art Direction
Dina Kanner   Package Art Direction
Robert Brownjohn   Cover Design,Drawing

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