Offered for sale is a limited edition blue vinyl Japanese pressing of Let It Bleed by the Rolling Stones, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Let It Bleed is a 1981 pressing on the London label.
The cover is VG++, with no wear, but with light foxing. The obi is VG++, with light foxing, but no tears.
The insert is M-. There is a small sheet included that notes a correction of an error on the lyric insert, where “Midnight Rambler” was printed as, “Midnight Ramler.”
The blue vinyl disc is M-, with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Rolling Stones LP.
Background: In 1981, London Records in Japan issued a number of albums by the Rolling Stones on blue vinyl as limited editions.
Let It Bleed was the tenth U.S. LP by the Rolling Stones, released in December, 1969 and was the last album by the band to feature any new contributions from Brian Jones.
The LP reached #3 on the UK charts and #2 in the U.S., where first issues included a poster that was deleted from later pressings.
Mostly recorded without Brian Jones — who died several months before its release (although he does play on two tracks) and was replaced by Mick Taylor (who also plays on just two songs) — this extends the rock and blues feel of Beggars Banquet into slightly harder-rocking, more demonically sexual territory. Some of the songs are among their very best, especially “Gimme Shelter,” with its shimmering guitar lines and apocalyptic lyrics; the harmonica-driven “Midnight Rambler”; the druggy party ambience of the title track; and the stunning “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” which was the Stones’ “Hey Jude” of sorts, with its epic structure, horns, philosophical lyrics, and swelling choral vocals.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1981|