Rolling Stones, The - Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary) Hand-Numbered Limited Edition 180g 2LP, 2SACD & 7" Vinyl Box Set

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50th Anniversary Super Deluxe 180g 2LP, 2 SACD & 7" Vinyl Box Set!
Hand-Numbered, Limited Edition Remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering!

LPs & SACDs in Both Stereo & Mono + 7" Single in Mono w/Original Picture Sleeve!

Includes 80-Page Book + 3 Hand-Numbered, Replica-Signed Lithographs!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 32/500!

A landmark moment of the 1960s that still resonates profoundly today. Originally released in 1969, Let It Bleed is regarded by critics and music fans as one of the best and most important rock albums of all time.

The groundbreaking and multi-platinum album went to No. 1 in the UK and No. 3 in the US on its first release late in 1969, and features three of the band's greatest songs - "Gimme Shelter", "Midnight Rambler" & the anthemic "You Can't Always Get What You Want". Brian Jones performs on only two tracks: playing the autoharp on "You Got The Silver", and percussion on "Midnight Rambler" - he was replaced by Mick Taylor during the recording, who plays guitar on two tracks - "Country Honk" and "Live With Me", as well as on "Honky Tonk Women" (recorded during the Let It Bleed sessions).

Like Beggars Banquet the year before, the dominant influence was American roots music - drawing heavily from gospel (apparent in "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want"), country music of Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers ("Country Honk"), Chicago blues ("Midnight Rambler") and country rock on the title track. Recording for Let It Bleed began in earnest in February 1969, recorded mainly at Olympic Studios in London and was originally scheduled for release in July 1969. Although "Honky Tonk Women" was released as a single that month, the album itself suffered numerous delays and was eventually released in December 1969, after the band's US tour.

The lyricism found on Let It Bleed is often noted for its violent and cynical undercurrents. Jann S. Wenner, in a 1995 Rolling Stone interview with Jagger, described the album's songs as “disturbing” the scenery as “ugly” and asked Jagger if the Vietnam War played a role in the album's worldview. Jagger said: “I think so. Even though I was living in America only part time, I was influenced. All those images were on television. Plus, the spill out onto campuses”.

The album cover shows a surreal sculpture designed by Robert Brownjohn. The cake was made by then-unknown cookery writer Delia Smith! The cover for Let It Bleed was among the ten chosen by the Royal Mail for a set of "Classic Album Cover" postage stamps issued in January 2010.

The new edition was entirely remastered in both stereo and mono by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. The set features a reproduction of the 1969 7" mono picture sleeve single "Honky Tonk Women" / '"You Can't Always Get What You Want". That single was first released four months ahead of Let It Bleed, and went to No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic. "Honky Tonk Women" was reprised on the album with a country flavour as "Country Honk." Says Ludwig, who has mastered or remastered many other Stones albums: "When we did the first Let It Bleed remaster in 2002, our intention was to pay homage to the original work. When we did this new version, the purpose was to make it as great as it could possibly sound. If you listen on a good set of speakers or good headphones, you'll hear subtle things in the background that are now much more clear that were somewhat hidden before."

No other rock & roll album of the late Sixties so embodied…the contradictions, turbulence of its time, creation and the band…than Let It Bleed.
-David Fricke

Features

  • 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set
  • Hand-Numbered, Limited Edition
  • 2x 180g Vinyl LPs in stereo and mono with restored original album art
  • 2x SACDs in stereo and mono housed in custom 12" sleeve
  • 7" Vinyl single of "Honky Tonk Women" / "You Can't Always Get What You Want" in mono with original picture sleeve
  • 80-page hardcover book with essay by David Fricke and never-before-seen photos by Ethan Russell
  • Three 12"x12" hand-numbered, replica-signed lithographs printed on embossed archival paper, housed in foil-stamped envelope
  • Full-color (23 x 23) poster with restored art from original 1969 Decca package
  • Remastered audio by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering

Selections

LP 1 – Stereo

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

LP 2 - Mono

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

Hybrid Super Audio CD 1 – Stereo

  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

Hybrid Super Audio CD 2 – Mono

  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

7" Vinyl Single - (Mono)

Side A: Honky Tonk Women
Side B: You Can't Always Get What You Want

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