• Track Listing
    • 1. "SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL"
    • 2. "NO EXPECTATIONS"
    • 3. "DEAR DOCTOR"
    • 4. "PARACHUTE WOMAN"
    • 5. "JIGSAW PUZZLE"
    • 6. "STREET FIGHTING MAN"
    • 7. "PRODIGAL SON"
    • 8. "STRAY CAT BLUES"
    • 9. "FACTORY GIRL"
    • 10. "SALT OF THE EARTH"

Album Review by Richie Unterberger, AllMusic.com:
The Stones forsook psychedelic experimentation to return to their blues roots on this celebrated album, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements. A strong acoustic Delta blues flavor colors much of the material, particularly “Salt of the Earth” and “No Expectations,” which features some beautiful slide guitar work. Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: “Street Fighting Man,” a reflection of the political turbulence of 1968, was one of their most innovative singles, and “Sympathy for the Devil,” with its fire-dancing guitar licks, leering Jagger vocals, African rhythms, and explicitly satanic lyrics, was an image-defining epic. On “Stray Cat Blues,” Jagger and crew began to explore the kind of decadent sexual sleaze that they would take to the point of self-parody by the mid-’70s. At the time, though, the approach was still fresh, and the lyrical bite of most of the material ensured Beggars Banquet’s place as one of the top blues-based rock records of all time.

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