Offered for sale is an early U.S. issue of Let It Bleed by the Rolling Stones, including the original poster.
About this copy: This copy of Let It Bleed is a 1969 U.S. pressing on the London label.
The cover is VG++ with light general wear and a slight dent in the lower right hand corner.
The custom inner sleeve is VG+ with a few minor wrinkles, but no splits.
The disc is VG+, with a couple of light marks and sleeve scuffs. There are a number of spindle marks on the labels.
The poster is M-, with no tears or holes. A couple of numbers have been written in red ink on the back side of the poster.
A nice copy of an LP that’s becoming quite hard to find in complete condition.
Background: 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.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1969|