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The Rolling Stones' seventh studio album is a classic blues-rock album that defined their style. The legendary Stones at the top of their game! 1st U.S. press in gatefold sleeve.
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.
|A1||Sympathy For The Devil|
|B1||Street Fighting Man|
|B3||Stray Cat Blues|
|B5||Salt Of The Earth|
Original Release Year: 1968
Catalog #: PS 539
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Black
Condition: Vinyl has a few very light scratches and scuffs which do not effect play. Cover has light wear to front, back and edges. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.