Offered for sale is a limited edition red vinyl pressing of Let It Bleed by the Rolling Stones, issued in the Netherlands in 1978.
About this copy: This copy of Let It Bleed is a 1978 Dutch pressing on the Decca label of an album that was originally released in 1969.
The cover is M-. The original paper inner sleeve is included and has no splits.
The red vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a terrific LP and the nicest copy of this title we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl records, so record companies around the world began issuing limited edition pressings of both then-new and older titles on colored vinyl, usually at a premium price.
Many of the titles released in Europe were exported to the United States, where they could be purchased at even the major chain stores.
The novelty soon wore off, as collectors grew tired of paying $12-$15 for titles that they could buy on black vinyl for $8 or so.
Among the foreign pressings were a number of titles by the Rolling Stones, with at least a half a dozen titles released on colored vinyl in the Netherlands.
Among them was the 1969 LP Let It Bleed.
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:||Netherlands|
|Year of Release:||1978|