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3 Classic Rolling Stones Albums To Be Released On Clear Vinyl on May 28
Posted on May 15th, 2013

Pre-Order Hot Rocks 1964-1971
Pre-Order Let It Bleed

Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed and Hot Rocks 1964-1971, the most celebrated albums in ABKCO's catalog of Rolling Stones releases, will debut later this month as 180-gram LPs, pressed on clear vinyl, in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary and '50 and Counting' tour. The launch of a projected series titled "The Rolling Stones Clearly Classic," featuring these three initial releases out May 28th, focus on the three Rolling Stones albums that reflect the group's formative years and transformation into "The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" at the end of the 1960's and into the early 70's. All three albums have been meticulously mastered from high resolution audio files sourced from the original master tapes, assuring optimal sound quality that exceeds both conventional CD audio and digital downloads.

Beggars Banquet was a breakthrough album for the Rolling Stones, recorded in 1968 in London and Los Angeles and produced by Jimmy Miller. It was the last full album with founding member Brian Jones in the line-up and includes such classics as "Sympathy For the Devil," (the subject of the Jean Luc Godard film of the same title), "Street Fighting Man," and "Factory Girl." Guest musicians and vocalists on the album include Nicky Hopkins, Rocky Dijon, Ric Grech, Dave Mason and The Watts Street Gospel Choir. Complete track listing below.

Let It Bleed, the first Rolling Stones album that includes contributions from Mick Taylor who replaced Brian Jones shortly before the latter's death, is the stuff of legends with many considering the set as the band's very best. It includes "You Got The Silver," featuring Keith Richards' first lead vocal, "Midnight Rambler," the apocalyptic themed "Gimme Shelter," the band's faithful take on Robert Johnson's country blues "Love In Vain" as well as the epochal "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Guests include Ian Stewart, Nicky Hopkins, Jack Nitzsche, Ry Cooder, Leon Russell, Al Kooper, Bobby Keys, Byron Berline, Rocky Dijon, Merry Clayton, Madeline Bell, Doris Troy, Nanette News and The London Bach Choir. Complete track listing below.

Hot Rocks 1964-1971 is a collection, on 2 LPs, of tracks that, in essence, launched the band into the public consciousness with a run of hits that went on to establish the Rolling Stones' preeminence on both sides of the Atlantic. A total of 21 songs, recorded over 7 years, on four sides, including "Time Is On My Side," "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, ""Get Off My Cloud," "19th Nervous Breakdown," "Let's Spend The Night Together," "Jumpin' Jack Flash, "Sympathy For the Devil," "Midnight Rambler," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Brown Sugar," Wild Horses" and more, are featured.

Originally released in December 1971, the album remained on the Billboard album chart for 243 consecutive weeks and was certified 12 times Platinum by the RIAA. The collection includes 11 Top 10 US and UK hits and 7 hit singles that reached #1. Hot Rocks 1964-1971 is, by any measure, one of the greatest of all greatest hits albums ever released. Complete track listing below.

Beggars Banquet
Side 1
Sympathy For The Devil
No Expectations
Dear Doctor
Parachute Woman
Jig-Saw Puzzle
Side 2
Street Fighting Man
Prodigal Son
Stray Cat Blues
Factory Girl
Salt Of The Earth

Let It Bleed
Side 1
Gimme Shelter
Love In Vain
Country Honk
Live With Me
Let It Bleed
Side 2
Midnight Rambler
You Got The Silver
Monkey Man
You Can't Always Get What You Want

Hot Rocks 1964-1971
LP 1 Side 1
Time Is On My Side
Heart Of Stone
Play With Fire
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
As Tears Go By
Get Off Of My Cloud
LP 1 Side 2
Mother's Little Helper
19th Nervous Breakdown
Paint It, Black
Under My Thumb
Ruby Tuesday
Let's Spend The Night Together
LP 2 Side 3
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Street Fighting Man
Sympathy For The Devil
Honky Tonk Women
Gimme Shelter
LP 2 Side 4
Midnight Rambler (Live)
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Brown Sugar
Wild Horses