'Stones to Celebrate 50 years of Beggars Banquet

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via ABKCO Records + UCR     November 16th will see the 50th anniversary re-release of The Rolling Stones ninth U.S. (7th U.K.) studio album Beggars Banquet. The new package will be available in a variety of remastered formats including CD and 180-gram LP, with a 12" single of "Sympathy for the Devil" and a flexi-disc of a 1968 telephone interview with MIck Jagger that was conducted to promote the album for the Japanese market.

This was an important record for the band at a time when the Jagger/Richards songwriting prowess was firing on all cylinders. Founding member, guitarist Brian Jones wasn't around a lot of the time and was fading away from the group due to substance abuse and his mental state at the time. Although he would contribute a couple of tracks on Let It Bleed this wound up being the last 'Stones studio album released in his lifetime. This record did see the arrival of Producer Jimmy Miller as well.

Beggars Banquet kicked off a four-album run that many fans and critics alike, believe to be the band's peak. It raced up to number 3 in the UK and number 5 in the US selling millions of copies to date.


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